Practical and Helpful Tips: Animals

Perks Of Having Great Dane Puppies.

If you already have your Great Dane Puppy, then you will have noticed how extremely fast it is growing. 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.

As long as the Great Dane is growing, there are lots of problems that can be encountered. One of the most common is panosteitis. Usually, panosteitis develops while the pup is between four and nine months of age. Otherwise known as “wandering lameness”, it causes inflammation in the long bone of one of the legs and often moves from leg to leg. There are definitely lots of negative effects that a dog can experience when it has a panosteitis since the pain can range between mild, unnoticeable lameness to an excruciatingly painful condition that will often lead to the frustration of your dog and it will eventually cry and not wanting to get up anymore. The worst part about the limping on the dog’s leg is that, it transfer from one leg to another, for instance, the dig will experience the limping on one leg, then the week after that, the dog will again experience the limping on another leg. However, the condition that the panosteitis gives to your Great Dane puppy won’t last forever because as soon as your puppy reaches its first year, then the condition and pain will eventually disappear. 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. It is very advisable to bring your puppy to the veterinarian if ever you have a feeling that it has medical problems. Early diagnosis of these issues is of paramount importance.

Even though a Great Dane puppy is large, do not be misled into confusing it with strength. In fact, a growing Great Dane puppy is fragile. Do not force your dog to exercise until it is at least a year old. You can always take your puppy for a walk or play just as long as you do not overdo it.