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04-16-2014 03:40 PM
Ellimaybel
No longer need help

We had a good day today. We did our daily walk through the yard on the leash to keep up with heeling lessons. Then we played. Then I started staying lessons. For the most part he did really well for his first day. There was one point where not only did he break the stay, he went running from me and ignoring my commands completely. I took his two favorite toys away from him, left him outside, and came inside to take a break so I wouldn't lose my cool. When I went back out again, he was spot on every time. Then afterwards I threw his tractor tire for him a few times but noticed he was holding his leg up again. So of course we are now inside being calm and peaceful. Back on the anti-inflammatories. I have been mixing his puppy food half and half with adult food the way the vet said. He's 9 months old now, do you think I should just start lowering the amount of puppy food and get him on adult? I really hope not because I still have an entire bag of expensive puppy chow to go through. Of course I can donate it.
04-05-2014 10:06 AM
pyratemom When Pyrate was young he suffered from pano as well. I also heated towels in the microwave and wrapped them around whichever leg he was having pain in. He would lay with his head in my lap and let me wrap his leg. The pano switched from one leg to another several times but the warm towels seemed to make him more comfortable. After they cooled I would replace with a newly warmed towel and continue to do so for about 20-30 minutes each time. I was really glad when he outgrew that stage. I felt so bad to see him limp.
04-05-2014 08:56 AM
DennisC
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Thank you Not to sound like a complete nut case worry wart, but I can't stand seeing him in pain. Is there any way I can help relieve the pain? Cold compress? I already have the other dog crated (poor guy) to help keep Gunther calm.
The anti-inflammatory meds will take a few days to reach a blood level appropriate to relieve the pain although they should start to help pretty quickly. Cold compresses will help as well. Just use a rag soaked in ice water and wrung out. Avoid using ice or an ice pack since it's too easy to cause frostbite, etc. good luck, sounds like you're on a path to relief.
04-05-2014 07:57 AM
Momto2GSDs
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Thank you Not to sound like a complete nut case worry wart, but I can't stand seeing him in pain. Is there any way I can help relieve the pain? Cold compress? I already have the other dog crated (poor guy) to help keep Gunther calm.
There is a non drug natural remedy called "Tramueel" which is a Homeopathic anti-inflammatory. Traumeel Tablets - 100 Tabs These little tablets should be given in a "clean mouth" which means no food or water 20 minutes before and 20 minutes after the dose. Homeopathic's are absorbed into the blood vessels/tissues of the mouth an go directly into the system.

There is another natural alternative which is an herbal formula specific for Pano called Pano Formula (4 oz $45 or 8 oz $82).
-This blend of nine herbs helps to get to the root cause of the problem and resolves it. So it will not simply mask the pain.
-You should see noticeable improvement in 2 weeks. This remedy can used until the threat of Pano has passed which varies considerably with each dog.
-There are no side effects and can be given directly into the food.
-It contains the following certified organic herbs; Boneset; Blue Vervain; Comfrey; fenugreek; Goldenseal; Nettle; Mullein; Rose hip; and Sarsaparilla

You can purchase this at Natural Rearing: 541-899-2080

You can use both of these formulas if you choose to. One is an herbal the other a Homeopathic so they won't conflict with each other.

Moms
04-05-2014 01:06 AM
Ellimaybel Thank you Not to sound like a complete nut case worry wart, but I can't stand seeing him in pain. Is there any way I can help relieve the pain? Cold compress? I already have the other dog crated (poor guy) to help keep Gunther calm.
04-05-2014 12:53 AM
Kahrg4 Cafall had something similar at about 10 months. Never had any issues while he ate only adult dog kibble. He's a year and a half old now and doing great. Well wishes for a fast recovery for Gunther.
04-04-2014 11:33 PM
Ellimaybel Thank you all for the advice. I woke up this morning at 6 am after 4 hours of sleep to Gunther crying worse then he has so I called the vet repeatedly until I got someone, took him as soon as I could which was about 8:20 am and feel better yet worse at the same time. Turns out it's growing pains. His left leg bone is inflamed so he has started anti-inflammatory pills and I am cutting his protein packed puppy chow with adult food to slow his growth as the vet said to do. First dog I have ever seen take the pill from my hand and eat it of his own free will. Blew my mind, I knew it would be easy but I didn't think it would be that easy! In my sleep deprived, frantic, confused state this morning I just forgot to ask one important question. Does anyone know how long until the pills work and he is no longer in pain? I'm sure they told me but my brain didn't register the information. I feel bad because I didn't know (nor did my husband) that for the past weeks every time he came up to us he offered us his left paw because it was hurting. We both just thought he was obsessed with shaking our hand.
04-03-2014 02:58 PM
Lilie
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Gunther repeatedly injures his left paw right above the dew claw.
How do you know it's right above the dew claw? Can you see the physical injury? Is he repeatedly tearing the skin above the dew claw? Does he have a raw spot?

Or are you meaning he keeps 'spraining' his leg and you think it's right above the dew claw?
04-03-2014 01:46 PM
Ellimaybel Thanks guys. I think the big guy is just too active for his own good! Definitely taking him to the vet just to make sure he doesn't have a weak ligament.
04-03-2014 09:35 AM
pyratemom I would agree a vet visit is in order. Maybe the vet will just tell you to wrap it much like we would wrap a twisted ankle for support while it heals. But it could be something more important to know about. The vet will be able to tell and quell your fears.
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