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we have a BMD and he is almost 6 months old now and I believe he has some growing pains. He has been limping on and off. We do not believe he has injured himself as we are always around and have not seen anything like that. He weighed in at 58.6 lbs at his last vet visit and she keeps saying he will be a “horse”. Haha so he is a big boy. Not overweight just tall and long. I would like to know what if any natural joint relief we can give to him for this.
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Hello!
we have a BMD and he is almost 6 months old now and I believe he has some growing pains. He has been limping on and off. We do not believe he has injured himself as we are always around and have not seen anything like that. He weighed in at 58.6 lbs at his last vet visit and she keeps saying he will be a “horse”. Haha so he is a big boy. Not overweight just tall and long. I would like to know what if any natural joint relief we can give to him for this.
thanks!
BMD, big mean dog... :unsure:
 

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I'd first see my vet and make sure it is pano. When one of my Rotties had it, it was diagnosed by squeezing the affected leg (in pano there's usually a response from the dog) and by the fact that the lameness kept shifting from one leg to the next. Once it went through all 4 legs one by one, it was over. But the fact is limping in a young dog can be other orthopedic problems, and you shouldn't assume. The only thing I know of for pano is to make sure what your're feeding is balanced in calcium/phosphorus. Some dog foods have a high ratio which you don't want, and you don't want a chubby puppy.
 

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I would agree to get a definitive diagnosis, and discuss any pain control options with your vet.

BMD, big mean dog... :unsure:
I'm going with Bernese Mountain Dog.
 
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I'd first see my vet and make sure it is pano. When one of my Rotties had it, it was diagnosed by squeezing the affected leg (in pano there's usually a response from the dog) and by the fact that the lameness kept shifting from one leg to the next. Once it went through all 4 legs one by one, it was over. But the fact is limping in a young dog can be other orthopedic problems, and you shouldn't assume. The only thing I know of for pano is to make sure what your're feeding is balanced in calcium/phosphorus. Some dog foods have a high ratio which you don't want, and you don't want a chubby puppy.
We have him on Royal Canin for giant puppies.
 

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Asking for medical advice is against forum rules. Please have your vet confirm that he is indeed just experiencing growing pains. Limping can be an indicator of so many other issues that need to be checked out by a vet, like hip dysplasia. Once you have discussed this issue with a vet, you can then discuss it here. I would also talk to your vet about pain management options.
 
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