It is a condition that affects the long bones in the legs of young dogs, usually between the ages of 5 to 18 months. It can occur with any breed, but it is more common in medium- to large-sized dog breeds. With treatment, the inflammation can be reduced and the animal can regain full function and activity. Panosteitis can affect both dogs and cats.
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Email Panosteitis is a debilitating disease that strikes in younger dogs between the ages of about 5 and 14 months, most commonly. There are a large number of different potential factors that contribute to the development of panosteitis in your pet, including but not limited to genetic factors, stress, metabolism, diet and more.
The disease is characterized by a change in bone structure and development of a number of growths and cysts on the bones that can cause different problems for your pet, and in some cases panosteitis can be so severe that the dog must be euthanized. Lameness The single most obvious outward sign that your pet is suffering from panosteitis will be an unexplained lameness.
You may notice that your young dog is suddenly having difficulty climbing or descending stairs, or he may be reluctant to get up and move around. Watch if he favors a particular leg, or if he seems to walk with a limp or another unusal gait of some kind.
Take note if your pet suddenly seems reluctant to come and get food, to go outside to relieve himself, to go for walks or rides in the car and any other signs of lameness and lethargy. Pain Most dogs suffering from panosteitis will display signs of pain that develop suddenly. This often manifests itself in sudden, aggressive behavior. He may also rub his body against a piece of furniture or make yipping noises at your touch.
Note also if he seems to take a long time to get up or lie down. Shifting of Weight Because panosteitis typically strikes in the hip muscles first, your pet may experience a loss of balance or stability in his rear legs as a result of this disease. It may appear as if your dog is wobbling back and forth, or that he is unable to stand still for any reason.
All of these are potential signs that your pet is suffering from panosteitis. This is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention, and you should be as prompt about getting your pet to the veterinarian as you can at the first sign of any of these symptoms. Speak to your vet about any other questions you may have.
Canine Panosteitis Symptoms
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When Do Dogs Stop Growing? Panosteitis in Dogs Guide
If you have a young dog that is showing signs of lameness that switches from leg to leg, your canine friend may be dealing with puppy growing pains, also known as panosteitis or hypertrophic osteodystrophy HOD. To better help your pup navigate the growth process, you will want to understand panosteitis in dogs, the symptoms of pano in dogs, diagnosis of the disease, treatment options, and possible prevention of the disease. What is Panosteitis? Panosteitis in dogs is a disease of the bones in which there is excess growth and restructuring of the bone. It usually occurs in the limbs and results in elongation of the bones and accompanying pain.