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Wolfgang was been limping a bit so we took him to the vet. He suspected either a soft tissue injury or pano. Looking at him, all of a sudden he's in that lanky teenage stage... I'm fearing pano.

He's currently on Canidae ALS. Do you think this food is OK protein wise or should I switch to something else?

All suggestions welcome as usual
 

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That's what Gracie was eating at that age. She ate it from around 3-8.5 months. Switched because of the SIBO diagnosis. I've heard dogs get pano on all sorts of foods. While I think protein levels are part of it, I really just think it's how fast the dog grows. What were you considering switching to? I feel if he's doing well on it, other than the pano, why change? You would upset his whole apple-cart.

It's 24% protein with a high calorie count (468 kcal/cup). If you lower his protein try to not lower his caloric intake since he's a growing boy.

How is he otherwise? Any new pictures?
 

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what do you all feed your dogs max is 1year 3months old i feed him twice a day is this to much he is a big dog
 

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Yes, diet has something to do with it because you want a diet that promotes slow, steady growth. I made the mistake of feeding the eldest puppy food when she was young. She grew like a week and developed pano. Youngest (now 10!) has been on adult food all her life. She grew with nice, even growth with the legs gradually gaining height. Yes, she looked like a sumo wrestler for a while there but, yes, she had NO PANO!
 

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how old? fixed?
front or back leg?
If it's pano, then the long bones of other legs my be painful too when pressure is applied, as it often moves from leg to leg. If not showing any discomfort when manipulated, then rest is in order so whatever soft tissue injury has occurred (sprained ankle or toe) is not re-injured.

Sounds like he's on adult food already, so protein is likely not too high.

It's hard to see them not feeling well, but be careful not to fuss too much, it'll only make him seek that attention and crank up the drama factor! (Don't ask me how how I know! LOL)
 

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Originally Posted By: dOg
If it's pano, then the long bones of other legs my be painful too when pressure is applied, as it often moves from leg to leg. If not showing any discomfort when manipulated, then rest is in order so whatever soft tissue injury has occurred (sprained ankle or toe) is not re-injured.

Sounds like he's on adult food already, so protein is likely not too high.

It's hard to see them not feeling well, but be careful not to fuss too much, it'll only make him seek that attention and crank up the drama factor! (Don't ask me how how I know! LOL)
Based on what you said, I think its a soft tissue injury. You can manipulate it all you want and he doesnt flinch.

As far as the drama factor... I saw that first hand when this first happened!!!
 

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Clare, be careful to think it's not pano. By Gracie's 4th or 5th round of it, we had no idea. She had her OFA prelim x-rays done. When the report came back, OFA had written in pano as evidenced on x-rays....we had no idea!!

Regardless of pano or soft tissue injury, the instructions will be the same - restrict, restrict, restrict, rest, rest, rest (and some rimadyl if absolutely necessary).
 

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We have to do better with the restricting... Its REALLY hard when theres a playmate just on the other side of the sliding glass door!
 

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Oh absolutely! It was hard to keep Gracie down those 3 weeks and there are only 2 other humans in the house. If she had a 4 legged, furry playmate, it probably would have been impossible. You do what you can. And he's so darned cute, he'll look up at you, show the whites of his eyes, "I won't run. I won't jump. I promise mom." and then WHAM he gets outside and forgets his promises LOL
 
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