Canine panosteitis, also called osteomyelitis, eosinophilic panosteitis, or Eo Pan, is a fairly common inflammatory bone disease in young dogs. It is similar to the syndrome of "growing pains" in human children. The disease generally occurs in puppies between 5 and 18 months of age and usually resolves by the time a dog is two years old. Male dogs are four times more likely to develop panosteitis than females Brinker, Signs and Presentation of Panosteitis in Dogs Panosteitis in dogs is characterized by lameness in one or more legs. This may be a shifting leg lameness that comes and goes.
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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. If you would like to learn more about how this condition affects cats, please visit this page in the PetMD health library.
Symptoms and Types Lameness is often characterized by trouble walking on the front legs, as there is often a deep pain associated with the bones. While the inflammation is more common in the front legs, it is also found in the back legs. Some dogs also exhibit fever, depression, weight loss, and anorexia.
Additionally, if the condition is not corrected, some dogs may experience loss of muscle mass atrophy over time with the lack of muscle usage. Causes Overall, the causes of panosteitis are unknown. While lameness can affect any breed at any age, it is most common in younger breeds, and in particular, the German Shepherd.
The lameness may occur on its own or it may be accompanied with other orthopedic diseases. Diagnosis Joint pain can last from days to months, and will range from mild to severe.
Your veterinarian will examine your dog to rule out underlying conditions other than inflammation of the bones. X-ray imaging and blood analysis will be used to search for any underlying conditions. In most cases, the inflammation will be the cause of the pain and can be reduced with drug treatment.
Bone Inflammation (Panosteitis) in Dogs
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.
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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.
When Do Dogs Stop Growing? Panosteitis in Dogs Guide
Golden retrievers Labrador retrievers This means on top of the heap for ticking all the boxes are young male dogs from a giant breed. Could this be panosteitis? Yes…and no. Yes, panosteitis causes pain. One of the hallmark clinical signs of panosteitis in bone pain. Indeed, the pain can be worse in certain places within the bone. In practical terms, this means the dog tolerates you touching some parts of the long bone, but yelps when you press a different bit.