Here is some info on pano
I don't know what you feed the dogs, but I think if you are feeding a
very high protein food, such as puppy food, then that may be your problem.
I wean my puppies straight onto adult maintenance - no puppy food at all.
Here is a link to some additional information on a natural treatment for
dealing with Panosteitis (Pano) that you may find interesting : http://72.41
. 114.241/articles /pano.html .
The interesting thing I have read is that while a high protein food may give
you the bulk you want, it also causes pano in dogs that appear to be prone
to it. It could be that the high protein food is too 'hot' for the pups
thus causing problems. When you consider that Dobes will generally reach
their maximum height by the time they are 10 - 12 months old, you want to
avoid the excessive rapid long bone growth by slowing it down just a tad.
This is why I feed an adult food with a lower protein value.
Here is some additional information about Pano which may be helpful in
understanding it http://www.ivis
. org/special_ books/ortho/ chapter_49/ IVIS.pdf
and while I would not give my own dogs any of the corticosteroids
recommended, I would use a product called MSM starting with 1000mg daily and slowly increasing it. MSM is a natural product and here is more information about MSM http://www.msm
. com/index_ files/page0001. htm and more info on MSM is http://www.arthriti
s-msm-supplement s.com/why_ msm_supplements. htm.
While MSM is a natural occuring mineral in the body, it may be that the dog/s are not producing enough of it. MSM is also a natural anti-inflammatory so I
would opt for this long before I subjected my dogs to corticosteroids that
will only cause other problems, such as affecting the immune system or
depressing the immune system. There is a book called the Miracle of MSM and
if you can get your hands on it, it is phenomenal ! It is amazing what you
can learn about MSM and all the things it can be used to treat.
Alfalfa, known to be the mother of all herbs, show great results with Pano.
Now I have used Alfalfa for many years and do not have dogs with Pano or
older dogs with Arthritis.. I always use a (Ground, Dried, Cut Leaf, Organic,
Alfalfa) from the health food store, not in tablet,or caspule form.
I start my puppies when they are eating own there own, with just a pinch in
there morning meal.
Look up, www.bnaturals
. com there will be an article on Pano on that site, too.
Alfalfa acts not only as a anti-inflammatory, but has all the known
vitamins, minerals and enzymes known to man..Vitamin C also acts as a anti-flammatory. .
Supplements to give that really help.
<<Bromelain, the highest potency (measured in GDU's or Gelatin Digesting
Units) you can get your hands on. I use the Nowfoods 2000 GDU tablets
or better yet the 2400 GDU capsules. One tablet or capsule given mid-
morning (or a couple of hours after first meal) and again late
afternoon on an empty stomach.>>
Hope that this info helps.