Somebody was telling me about panosis because i have large breed pups. One of them was having a problem with one of his legs but it got better. He was limping and falling over. I think they sais that it was were the bone was to dense in the leg. if anyone knows anything about this disorder it would be really helpful.
http://siriusdog.com/articles/panosteitis-limping-lamness-bone-inflammation.htm http://www.jersey.net/~mountaindog/berner1/lpano.htm http://www.petalia.com.au/Templates/StoryTemplate_Process.cfm?specie=Dogs&story_no=558 The above links may have some answers for you. Hope this helps
When Angel was about 6 months ld, she limped on her front leg. I couldn't SEE anything wrong. She didn't react when I touched or poked it, so off to the vet. She was x-rayed and checked over, it was. As the vet explained it, she was experiencing "growing pains", akin to shin splints in humans. Her gave her Deramax (sp?) and within 12 hours it went away without any other signs of returning. I had to think back to figure out just what had done it. Then I remembered that she'd come hauling the mail out of the bathroom after her bath, all wet and was bouncing & sliding on the tile floor. As a large breed pup, she was susceptible to injury to the long bones in the legs. No actual damage was sustained, but it sure made me cautious of her behavior after future baths!
We had a shepherd with pano it can travel from leg to leg does cause limping we use to give prednisone for a couple days and then he was fine can re-occur if it is pano there is really nothing to do but treat the symptoms. He lived to be 15 did not affect his life He just took it easy when he was hurtin.. Good luck
Glad the sites were helpful. It can be scary, that's for sure. I haven't had the problem with Beau and only the one episode with Angel neaarly 2 years ago. Now, all I have to do is get Arwen through without any problems! The Derramax is a non-steroidal anti-inflamitory and worked beautifully. I had her on it for a full 24 hours (like 2 doses) and never had to worry about it again.
Glad the links proved helpful. The mystifying thing about the experience with Angel was that there was NO swelling, no tenderness when you touched her leg, shoulder, paw, nothing but the limp. I was more relieved than you can imagine when I was told by the vet that it was "growing pains" and went away with no more episodes after only 24 hours treatment!