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Duece will be 6 months on 6-18 and was just dx with Panostetitis. When I called the breeder to get advice she told me it was my fault, he was way too big for his age, growing way too fast, WHAT ARE YOU FEEDING HIM? Say What!? He is 21 inches and 46 pounds. From everything I have read on here and on the web he is just under the norm. He was 11 pounds at 8 weeks when I got him and has put less than 10 lbs a month on since. I cant believe how horrible she has made me feel. What do you guys think? Is he growing too fast?
 

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Absolutely not!!
Brady was 12lbs at 8 weeks
Sounds like your breeder is an idioy sorry
 

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Not your fault, no way is that over sized or from over feeding. I think there is a genetic component to pano that diet can HELP make worse or better, but if there's 'blame' to hand out it's with the genetics.

It's still fairly common in our dogs and they get over it. I just try to rest the dog a day or so, some aspirin to help with the pain, and then go on. Here's some sites with info:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/9911/pano.htm

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/depano.html

Hey, Bretta had it and I'm the best dog mom in the entire world.... so it's can't be our fault!
 

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NO this is not your fault and shame on the breeder for making you feel that way!

As Maggie said the genetic component is there, diet can make it worse or better but no you did not cause this in your puppy.

Enforce rest. Use a large breed puppy food and check out http://www.greatdanelady.com for some great articles and advice on bone growth and nutrition.

Cherri
 

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Not at all your fault. My Tanner was very thin, I struggled to keep weight on him, and he has always been fed a great diet. And he has been diagnosed with it, too.
Don't let an idiot trying to deflect blame get you down.
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Originally Posted By: EastGSDNO this is not your fault and shame on the breeder for making you feel that way!

Cherri


I totally agree. SHAME on the breeder. You have NOT caused this and the breeder is CLUELESS.
 

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What they all said! Also, 46 pounds at 6 months old is by no means on the high side. Dena was 63 pounds and Keefer was 56 pounds at that age.
 
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