Wednesday, 11 July 2018

A Better Article on Pano

Click on the link in pink
Panosteitis-in-dogs
The article in the link above was sent to me by David who has Kaiah's dad. It contradicts the theory on reduced protein diets but actually it really makes a lot of sense. I think it's one of the best articles I've read for giving peace of mind and explains that each episode of lameness may last for a few days to a few weeks, and the period between episodes is often about a month, but may vary. It makes a lot of sense as Ross is Ok a lot of the time, has mainly had pain in his front legs, but his back legs have also occasionally been affected.
Like Malcolm Willis the writer suggests a genetic link, again this makes sense as Teddy, who's Ross' half brother has struggled with the condition. From conversations with Teddy's owner I gather he has either been in more pain than Ross or Ross is more stoic. We also know that Lia's father and sister had had the condition. So I would agree that there is at least a genetic connection.
Anyway a short walk and a swim this afternoon was well received. I guess I'll have to stick to that now whilst he's limping .. and as I said earlier I'll control the pain as best as I can with medication and let him walk and swim as it's the lesser of 2 evils, without the exercise he'll just wrestle and play chase with Kaiah.
We found a secret little spot, must have passes it hundreds of times
 .. pretty yeah
Happy Chap
I really want to find something for him to retrieve other than a bloody twig!

2 comments:

Lin said...

Lovely pics and don't think you'll ever stop Ross and his twigs LOL. Interesting read on Pano hope Ross soon gets over it x

ian turner said...

it was very interesting to read it hopefully ross will just grow out of it in a few months cross fingers