Shoulder problems?

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Shoulder problems?

Zeus (Who is 9 months) started limping around 3 months and after a lot of playing, would drag his hind legs by the time it was evening. We then started him on glucosimine and since then his hip problems were gone.
But for the past month it seems that he's limping because of his front shoulders. I would say it's probably worse than the hips. I could also sense he's in pain when I try to massage him on his shoulders because he moans. I feel really bad because he limits himself to his activities and just sits around while other dogs play.
He has an appointment with Dr. Whittaker Monday.

My question is, has anyone encountered shoulder problems with their bully? And if so, how was it treated?

Is your dog still on puppy food?

The high protein in puppy food can force bone growth and pain causing the limping.


Possible Panosteitis?

High protein and calcium diets are a leading cause of Panosteitis in growing pups and will cause rapid bone growth i don't know if this is what is causing the limping but, i would check into it this is just my opinion.

Please explain "Dietary" change.

Ela1ne please explain this. Do you mean from puppy kibble to adult? Because he's been on adult since 5-6 months old.

If it is panostiotis (sp?), then dietary change and rest...

and he should outgrow it...but DO get a satisfactory exam and evaluation and follow the doc's recommendation for any dietary change. This problem comes right at about his age, and to large breed dogs. Hope he's okay soon.

Not on puppy food...

He hasnt been on puppy food since he was 6 months old. He's been eating Canidea and he's completely healthy except for limping.
I'll make sure to update everyone.

reply Read this website and others by doing a search for "canine panosteitis". It talks about the misconception that low protein will help with this problem, but it also mentions that low calcium would be a good thing for a youngster with this problem. If you are adding any dairy to his diet, or any calcium-high additives, reconsider this or certainly discuss it with your vet.

The description of pano is pretty much as I remembered comes on fast for no apparent reason, and will go away by just treat the pain 'symptomatically' with your vet about short-term use of Rimadyl or similar.

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