by brent schacher
My puppy is 7 months and walks funny. Almost like his right front paw hurts. But it looks fine. Could he just be growing uneven or something.
He’s not full rottie he also has bull mastiff and pit bull in him.
When he walks it looks like hes almost limping but when he plays he can pounce around and run just fine.
It sounds as though your puppy may be suffering from something called ‘Pano’. It’s pretty common in large and giant breed puppies, and usually affects a pup of 6 months or older, generally showing up as lameness or limping in the front leg/s first.
It’s basically inflammation in the bone and is self-limiting for most puppies (meaning that they grow out of it, often without treatment). However, if it gets to be severe or causes a lot of pain/discomfort or swelling, a trip to the vet is in order as there are medications that can help.
You can learn all about this condition on this page… Panosteitis. Hope this helps, best of luck with your pup.
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