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by txarkoeta on 18 May 2020 - 11:05

I have this dog.

He is going to be 15 months old, every 30 days he begins to limp with his front leg, until when can they have Panosteitis? Is he not very old? I know that Gringo had and my dog's brothers too, but not until 15 months ... until When can they have panosteitis?

by Nans gsd on 18 May 2020 - 12:05

Can start at any age especially if growing fast and continue thru any age (most of the time they are done with it by age 2 years) but can stop and start intermittently and at random. I was told to rest the dog when limping; and possibly later on give Glucosamine/condrontant (sp) sorry; BUT both of my boys that had pano when maturing both ended up with mid-life thru later in life arthritis. Don't know if it is possible it could be related to the pano but my current boy started arthritis about 5 or maybe a little younger and is now 7 years and will be on supplements for the rest of his life. Sooooooo. Feel so sorry for my present guy as he can over due it and end up limping very easily. So just beware. If you are going to exercise when showing signs of tenderness maybe swim in cool water to help relieve inflammation. Best of luck Nan


by Hundmutter on 19 May 2020 - 03:05

Yeah agree with Nans, tho' more people say its usually gone by 18 months (more or less). But sometimes twinges come back even after 2 years, from what I can remember from the only dog I had that got Pano. Sorry to hear about this, you could do without it. Mine was on capsules of glucosimine/chondratine at the time, along with the rest of the kennel (inc his siblings), but I don't know that it made much difference. Tango did not get arthritic afterwards, but he did die young of a tumour in his shoulder, and we don't know if there was any connection. Rest as much as possible during flare-ups, cold compresses and swimming to reduce the pain. Best wishes.

by txarkoeta on 19 May 2020 - 04:05

Hello Thank you for helping. In the outbreaks I give him anti-inflammatories, his father Gringo JaNaKa had him until 14 months, I was confused, my dog ​​will be 14 months old, now he is 13, I told you almost 15 months, I was confused, my dog's brothers have had all of them, I would say that Gringo inherits Panosteitis, on Friday they are going to do radiographs, hopefully he has nothing else and is only panosteitis

by apple on 19 May 2020 - 06:05

It can last up to five years and that is rare and typically resolves by around age two. Does the pain ever shift do different legs?

by txarkoeta on 19 May 2020 - 06:05

I think that yes once did it change to the right foot, but normally it has it on the left, on Friday I will take x-rays, we'll see ...


by emoryg on 19 May 2020 - 07:05

I never had one keep pano past 12-14 months.  The first dog I policed with kept it until 14 months.  I noticed it around six months and it would come and go every month or two.   He started off small, being just 6.6 pounds at 7 weeks and would end up over 26 at the shoulders and a very lean 98 pounds.  This catch up on size may have been why it developed. 

Several dogs that I trained back in the 80s and 90s had it.  I received a discount for using a certain dog food that was labeled as a performance product with 30% protein.  This may have been a contributing factor.  I now feed a lower protein until around 18-20 months.

Last year I was training a young female and decided to increase her protein to meet the energy demands.  She went from 26% to 34% protein and within one month developed pano on a front leg.  This is the only place I have ever seen it with any of my dogs.  Within a couple weeks of dropping her back to 26% it went away.

For those couple of weeks, anytime we would do longer activities like tracking I would give her a buffered aspirin with her meals.  This made a significant improvement and for hours would show little or no indication that it was bothering her.

At one year old.  Can you guess which leg bothered her? 

And now two years.




by Hundmutter on 19 May 2020 - 08:05

What Emory says is interesting but I would add that I did not have my lot on a higher protein food, since they did not have to work particularly hard :-) so I'm unconvinced.


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