I have a female rotti pup nearly 6 months old, at about 4 months I noticed a bit of limping to one night wake up to her screaming on the floor not able to put any weight on her front leg and me not able to touch it, we made her rest for about a week and made sure she didn’t jump and so, after a while it got better.
But i’ve been noticing she is limping again specifically after she wakes up and she can also what seems to be can’t keep her weight on her front legs for to long even sitting she will lay down and then stand up again like she can’t hold herself for that long.
So I was just wondering if this is normal or not normal for a rottie pup
Thank you p.s I took her to a vet when she hurt it and he said just to rest her so I’m not sure…
What you describe sounds very much like ‘Pano’ to me. It’s inflammation of the bone, usually in the front leg/s and occurs most often in large or giant breed puppies.
It generally shows up somewhere between 6 and 18 months (although it can happen earlier) and is self-limiting – ie it eventually disappears without treatment. It’s the most common cause of what are often referred to as ‘growing pains’ in puppies. I’d recommend that you read this page on my site as it has all the information you need.. Panosteitis.
However, occasionally a pup will need some sort of treatment if the pain is severe or debilitating, and your vet will be able to help if you feel that’s necessary for your pup.
Of course, this is only one possibility, there are others and your puppy could have injured herself, or have another type of bone/joint problem. Only your vet can really determine that by a process of elimination. I’d recommend a trip back to the vet if this continues or you’re concerned.
Best of luck with your Rottweiler pup, with luck she will outgrow this and I hope she’s doing much better soon.
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