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Panosteitis in Dogs


Panosteitis describes a painful bone disease that generally occurs when a dog is between 5 to 14 months old. Cases of panosteitis can last as long as 18 months, though more commonly it lasts from two to five months.

It is characterized by lameness that often comes and goes and changes from leg to leg. It is a common problem in several large breed dogs such as:


The treatment is symptomatic but the outcome is usually very good. Pain medication and exercise restriction can help to relieve the symptoms.


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