Our little Max has a problem with his front left leg. We took him for a walk in O'Leno State Park on New Years Day and he was bitten by a tick. Naturally that was our first thought- Lyme's.
When Gregory was home they played, and Max plays hard, he takes no prisoners. Maybe he hurt himself then.
Divingabe and I were concerned, and made an appointment to see Dr. Devlin. They are so nice at Hilltop Hospital and we were able to get him in right away.
Dr. Devlin thinks he may have Panosteitis, which is growing pains in dogs. There is a slight predisposition of males over females and larger breeds are affected. It can last one to three weeks but will recur,often changing legs, until he outgrows the condition.
The bone's marrow cavity contains two types of marrow. One produces blood cells and the other fatty marrow. In panostetis the fatty marrow is replaced with fibrous tissue. The fibrous tissue is then replaced by a type of bone called woven bone.Eventually, the normal cells involved in the bone remodeling finally take over, building new bone where it should be.
He's on an anti-inflammatory, and when we finish giving him all the pills, if he's not better then he needs an x-ray and we will go from there.
Please keep a positive thought that he will be ok after he finishes his meds.