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Ladies and gents, some of you may remember I had posted regarding Princi limping on her right hind leg a few months ago, and it turned out that one of her toe nails was broken. Well she stared to limp yesterday on that same leg but nothing else was wrong, no toe nail breakage or anything out of the ordinary. She just started limping all of a sudden. So I decided to go to the vet today and have some xrays taken.

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The vet showed me the xrays and explained that everything looked normal and infact the overall checkup came back as "very healthy". He did notice that the knee joint was slightly swolen, which he said could be due to her bumping against something. So on we go with a pain meds again. He did also say that if it does not improve, then the next time she will have to sedated so the muscles relax during the test.

What do you guys think? I am releived that the xrays came out clean but wondering what else could be happening.:help_up_2
 

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What is her exercise regime like?you have to be careful with young dobes running around pounding the ground they grow so quickly,i was told to walk Tia on a lead(leash) till she was almost full grown to help keep her shoulders in shape,Remember how quick they double in size so you need to build the muscles up slow,if she is running around at full throttle then she might be putting pressure on her knees,then again it might just be growing pains,it's not only us that have them,that is why i take Tia swimming because it's low impact exercise,not to mention the five mile walks at my pace to build legs up and tighten the feet.Do keep us updated on her progress.
 

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I'm clueless about what else could be happening...sorry I'm no help. But glad she came back as very healthy :) Always nice to hear.
 

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Maybe it is that condition (I forget what it's called) when puppies grow to quickly..it can be very painful.
How do you exercise her? Alot of jumping? running? etc..
 

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MrDesi do you have hardwood floors in your home? a couple times Cody got so excited when we came home that he came charging into the foyer and would skid out on the hardwood floor. He was full grown at the time, but he would really go flying. It is easy to see how a dog could really hurt themselves running on the hardwood with no traction. just a thought..


But at least the vet didn't think there was anything structurally wrong with Princi, so that is very good news.
 

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In my opinion I am not a big beliver in pain meds. Dogs will compansate for pain ie. limping, keeping the weight off the leg therefore do they really need the pain meds?? Like in people it gives a false sense of security, Im not in pain so I can run or jump more etc.. When will you know if she is better, you don't really because with pain meds. she will now walk on the leg. Maybe something for the inflamation would help. Of course I am not a vet and I can't see the dog so these are just my thoughts...:)
 

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Thanks everyone. I actualy was made aware by the trainer that came to my house to train me and Pricni of the fact that I shouldn't do anything that would make her grow too fast ie....diet/excersise. Infact the trainer mentioned a few things that would allow Princi to grow nice and slow. I did not allow her to run around the field until she was about 10 to 12 months. Even now that she is about 15 months she only gets to run in the park for about 15-20 minutes chasing a tennis ball, the bulk of her excersise comes from long walks.

I do have hardwood floors, however, most of it is covered by rugs. I actually put carpeting on all of the interior stairs after getting Princi so that she would not slip. She is a big dobie though, she weighed in at 74lbs today and still got lots of time to grow!
 

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Okie-dobie said:
Maybe it is that condition (I forget what it's called) when puppies grow to quickly..it can be very painful.
How do you exercise her? Alot of jumping? running? etc..
Do you mean bow-legged like? I know we were told when Bruno was just a tiny little guy @ 12 weeks not to work him to much because he could become bow-legged. But her baby is 12 months. I can't imagine that happening now?? Could it? lol
 

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No, I mean Panosteitis it is the sudden onset of intermittent lameness lasting from a few days to several weeks. It is caused by overnutrition and rapid growth. It can affect dogs especially larger dogs and can occur from 4 months to 18 months. It can happen throughout the cycles of growth and normally fixes itself at about 18-24 months of age. It normally does not show up on x-rays. :)
 

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Ahhh--well I'll be. You learn something new everyday LOL. I've never heard of that or even heard anyone ever mention this. Thanks for that info ;)
 

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MrDesi,
I hope you did not take my post the wrong way, the one about the pain killers. I should not have said anything, what you and your vet decide is your business and I apoligize for opening up my big mouth..:emo11:
 

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Luv_my_Bruno said:
Ahhh--well I'll be. You learn something new everyday LOL. I've never heard of that or even heard anyone ever mention this. Thanks for that info ;)
Isn't this forum the greatest thing in the world??? I had never heard of Pano before coming here either. Chi had/has hip issues when she was about 4 or 5 months old and Pano was one of the first things that came up when I posted about our problems. I almost felt sorry for the vet when I went in armed with all kinds of knowledge and questions LOL :)
 

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Okie-dobie said:
MrDesi,
I hope you did not take my post the wrong way, the one about the pain killers. I should not have said anything, what you and your vet decide is your business and I apoligize for opening up my big mouth..:emo11:
Hey, no problem!!! I understood what you meant exactly. :3dbiggrin

I actually don't like giving Princi too much medication myself. I ask the vet about this everytime he prescribes it.

Oh and thanks for the info on Panosteitis, that does make me feel a lot better, hopefully that is the only cause.

Naveen
 
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