Vallecito Alsatians believes that panosteitis is a genetic disease caused by faster bone growth as compared to the marrow inside the bone. This disparity between the marrow's growth and the bone's growth can cause tremendous pain in severe cases. Both reported cases in the Alsatian breed have been extremely mild and lasted at most two weeks.
If your puppy exhibits the above symptoms, please continue to feed a well-balanced diet with added vitamins and minerals. You can add cottage cheese, eggs, meats, oils, etc. We believe this will help build up the marrow of the bone to catch up with the bone itself. We say this, because some veterinarians have prescribed a low protein diet in order to slow the growth of the bone. We have experienced that this rationale is false and means more pain for your pup.
If your puppy exhibits ANY symptoms of panosteitis, please email us.