Pano, is what breeders affectionately refer to this disease. It is the least invasive and least threatening of the three bone diseases discussed in this article.
Wandering Lameness ( Eosinophilic Panosteitis)
Also Known As Growing Pains in Dogs (and Children)
Rapid Rate of Growth
Spontaneous Recovery/ Self Limiting Disease
Achy Arthritis, if it lasts long periods of time their may be muscle wasting 6 - 14 months (9-12 months being the likely period)
Suggestion for Prevention:
Feeding a moderate diet in moderate amounts to keep growth slow and even. Excessive feeding can actually alter the length of bone and shape of muscle making an animal unsound in their development.
Moderate High Quality Food
A Balanced diet
Course of Action:
Look At Diet and Amount Being Fed
MSM- Nutritional Sulfur (800-937-1104) works on the bodies metabolism and electrical system.
Bioguard(Dismutase) (800 -368-5057)
The following 3 diseases are difficult to diagnose at times. It requires looking at a total history of the animal, including feeding, medications, vaccines, injuries, surgeries etc. I hope this method of discussing these problems makes it a little easier to understand and helps you find a solution, when and if you have these problems.
two heads are better than one, do not hesitate to call me and discuss the problem.
Hopefully we can find the cause and treatment for the situation along with help
from your veterinarian. If you are interested in the address for the Canine
Genetics Diversity Project List, please e-mail me and I will send it to you.
Also, if you want a copy of the Blackwatch Feed
Program, List of Quality Foods, Puppy Guidelines. Let me know and I
will e-mail or snail mail them on to you. If you have any questions or problems
do not hesitate to contact me.
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9000 E. SUSAN LANE
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