|09-09-2014 11:20 AM|
I put my puppy on adult food at six months, and we never had pano problems after that. I was told that the adult food slows the growth, which is helpful on bones and joints. Give her the anti-inflammatories when she shows signs of pain. You should be able to go ahead and do more training classes unless her pano is very severe. My vet told me that I could go ahead with Krieger's protection work training the day I took him to her for pano issues! But, like I said, your dog's case could be much worse than Krieger's was.
Also, I found that beef tracheas helped TREMENDOUSLY as a source of glucosamine and chondroitin. Krieger loved to chew those. My vet made a remark about how Krieger was the only one out of his litter who didn't have floppy ears when teething, too. I attribute that to the beef tracheas big time.
|09-09-2014 11:09 AM|
|mamalimpopo||Thanks for all of the recommendations! That gives us a lot of different things to try, if we continue to have issues. I'm not sure she could handle the fish oil, although I have used it with other dogs in the past (although for skin or arthritis issues). We do supplement with probiotics and enzymes already -- I think they really help her stomach (although I haven't tried Sunday Sundae -- I'll look into that). I'll also try the vitamin C -- she had some cranberry/C supplement that she was taking for puppy vaginitis that totally upset her stomach, but I think that might have been the cranberry more than the C.|
|09-06-2014 05:30 PM|
|Magwart||Look into fish oil capsules or liquid -- get a good one. It's a natural anti-inflammatory, and they can tolerate a pretty big dose (work up to avoid loose poops). Pano is an inflammatory response in the bone, so a holistic vet recommended this -- along with ester-C and a glucosamine/MSM/chondroitin comb (human grade -- 1500 mg of glucosamine/day).|
|09-06-2014 10:15 AM|
There are 2 Homeopathic’s that my Holistic Vets recommend for Pano. Calceria Carbonica 30c (crushed between 2 spoons) choose potency 30c, choose pill size #40, choose 1 ounce bottle Calcarea Carbonica ~ Washington Homeopathic Products
Mezereum 30c (crushed between 2 spoons) (is for pain and burning in tibia and long bones) choose potency 30c, choose 1 ounce bottle, choose pills size #40 Mezereum ~ Washington Homeopathic Products
Both given 2 x daily at different times of the day, 2 pills per dose. If you are not familiar with Homeopathy, remedies are given in “a clean mouth” which means 30 minutes away from food and water on both sides of dosing. The crushed globules are placed inside the dogs lip to dissolve into system through the mouth tissues.
An appointment with a certified dog Chiropractor may also help.
Sounds like your Fur Baby needs some digestive enzymes and a probiotic to help her assimilate her food properly and improve the health of her gut (75%-80% of disease begins there!). This one is fantastic! Sunday Sundae (Digestive Enzyme & Pro-Biotic Combo): Sunday Sundae Nutritional Supplement or from Animal Nature 412- 723-2194 animal nature product listing
If you decide to change foods, you may want to try The Honest Kitchen LOVE De-hydrated food. Honest Kitchen is the ONLY pet food on the US market that the FDA will legally allow to use the words “100% Human Grade Ingredients” on their advertising and packaging. This is because besides the ingredients being 100% human edible, it is manufactured in a Human Grade Facility. A 10# box (approx $100) RE-Hydrates to 40 pounds but since this is real food and not extruded like kibble, you actually feed a larger quantity. The Honest Kitchen has helped MANY dogs with stomach problems!
Love has 31% protein (7% lower than the Merrik you are feeding) and is recommended for “All Life Stages”. Love Dog Food ? Gluten Free | The Honest Kitchen All ingredients dehydrated: Beef, sweet potatoes, potatoes, organic flaxseed, organic coconut, parsley, dandelion greens (to be replaced by chard), papaya, cranberries, pumpkin, honey, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate. Store locator – type in you zip code here: Where to Buy Honest Kitchen - Honest Kitchen Stores | The Honest Kitchen
Good Luck! I hope you find the right combination for her.
|09-05-2014 08:48 PM|
|TigervTeMar||my guy is limping too. I don't want to give pain meds because I think he wont stay off it then. I used meds the first time (x-ray confirmed pano) and he had a second bout of it and now his third. I stopped giving him hokomix because it has calcium in it and I started Vit C this morning. he's doing better than yesterday, I don't know why|
|09-05-2014 08:21 PM|
I just got the Wal-Mart brand. Not flavoured though
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|09-05-2014 12:33 AM|
|09-04-2014 08:52 PM|
Thanks for the commiseration and the advice. I hadn't thought about trying Vitamin C supplements, so we'll see if her stomach can handle those. Is there any particular brand/type you'd recommend?
At least the pain pills seem to be helping -- Bonnie is much cheerier now! Although she's super bummed that we've had to temporarily discontinue her morning and evening fetch sessions.
|09-02-2014 08:04 PM|
I did Vitamin C with Bob and within a week saw a difference. Within 2 weeks his limp was completely gone.
I guess every dog is different.
And yes keep her on the thinner side
Also it sucked, but I cut off all intense exercise. He had no walks, no runs. He went outside to use the washroom and that was basically it. And then I slowly brought back his normal exercise routine.
It's like the old saying "You have to be cruel to be kind".
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|09-02-2014 06:04 PM|
My breeder recommends Vit. C; 500 - 1000 mg twice day but I didn't see much results.
Keep her on the skinny side.
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