Have Fun With A Great Dane.
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. It has been known that when a Great Dane puppy reaches ten weeks old, anyone will already have a hard time carrying it, thus, while it is still young as eight weeks old, you should already spend more time cuddling with your puppy. 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. The problem about panosteitis can usually be encountered during the time when the Great Dane puppy reaches the age around four and nine months. Otherwise known as “wandering lameness”, it causes inflammation in the long bone of one of the legs and often moves from leg to leg. 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. 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. It is better if the puppy will reach its first year so that the condition that the panosteitis gives will 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. Go get your Great Dane puppy diagnosed as soon as you think that it has a medical problem since it is a very important issue.
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. 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.
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