Know More About Great Dane Puppies.
Dog owners who have a Great Dane puppy for sure has noticed how fast their puppy grow. When your pup arrived at around eight weeks of age, you could pick it up and have a good cuddle. At ten weeks old you can barely lift the dog. This period of growth is the most stressful time in the life of a Dane puppy, as many things can go wrong during this critical time when the skeleton is fast reaching the adult height.
It is undeniable that the owner of the dog and also the dog itself will experience a lot of problems during the growth stage. Panosteitis is probably one of the most common problems that can be encountered during the growth of a Great Dane. When the Great Dane puppy reaches around four and nine months age, it is the time where it usually experiences panosteitis. The panosteitis is also known as the “wandering lameness” since it can cause inflammation in the long bone of one of the legs and what’s worse is that, it usually moves from one leg to another. The degree of panosteitis can range between a mild, unnoticeable lameness to an excruciatingly painful condition that causes your dog to cry and not want to get up. You will notice limping on one leg this week, and another leg next week. By the time the puppy is a year old this condition has usually disappeared. Among all the problems that the Great Dane pup will encounter, the Panosteitis is probably one of the most common and one of the toughest. If you suspect that your puppy might have a medical problem then speak to your veterinarian. It is really important to diagnose your Great Dane puppy as early as possible.
Even if for a fact that the Great Dane puppy is large, there are still instances where some of them are not strong enough. A growing Dane pup is actually very fragile. You should not force your Great Dane to exercise as long as it still hasn’t reached its first year because it has been known that Great Danes are very fragile while growing up and they still do not have enough strength. You can also take your puppy for a walk, just don’t overdo it.