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angular limb deformity is a request for proper basset conformation but tend to be more problematic in mixed with the breed especially if it result in longer limbs than the average basset. If he is on a large breed puppy formula it would be better to maintain that then switch to adult because the large breed puppy is likely less calorically dense and will have lower calcium levels and proper calcium to phosphorus ratio. If regular puppy formula adult would be better but large breed puppy better still/ The difference between large breed adult and regular adult is immaterial and often only the size of the kibble./ I would much more lean toward pano the ALD ALD is way over diagnosed in dwarf breed by vets that do not understand there conformation,. Dogs with way worse conformation than this one have lived pain free,. Angular Limb Deformity - Fitzpatrick Referrals
 

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"nothing is this called the creeping disease as it affects all limbs, not just one, '

1 PANO may or may not effect multiple limbs in a dog and also multiple time. it can happen but it is very rare that it effects two or more limbs at the same. time In use caused wandering lameness or growing pains. wandering because typical pain last only up to 3 week a rest bit then another limb effect. Typical on set it 5-6 month of age, male and left front leg but any limb cam be effected. it is the most misdiagnosed orthopedic condition in basset hounds and result in many uneeded surgeries.

"our dog evie suffers from really bad panosteitis (growing pains), she gets it in a different leg every 5-6 weeks lasting about 4-5 days each time...the vet has said all we can do is rest her and give her painkillers "

"Paneosteitis is an elusive ailment occasionally seen in young Bassets. It is also known as wandering or transient lameness.Attacks are usually brought on by stress and aggravated by activity, and up to now, the cause and the cure are unknown. This mysterious disease causes sudden lameness, but its greatest potential danger may lie in false diagnosis, resulting in unnecessary surgery. A puppy will typically outgrow it by the age of two with no long term problems. It can be quite minor, or so bad that the dog will not put any weight on the leg. " ... "In diagnosing the cause of a Basset’s lameness, a radiograph of the forelimbs may indicate a condition called elbow incongruity. (Elbow incongruity is a poor fit between the 3 bones which comprise the elbow joint.) Studies to date indicate that elbow incongruity is normal in the Basset and is not the cause of the lameness. It is also suspected that many of the previously mentioned unnecessary (panosteitis) surgeries have been performed on Basset pups just because radiographs that were taken showed elbow incongruity. A study on forelimb lameness in the Basset is currently underway at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. As previously mentioned they have determined that elbow incongruity occurs in the Basset but suspect that incongruity rarely causes the lameness. During the course of the study, conservative therapy will be recommended for all cases in which panosteitis appears to be the cause of the lameness. In cases with severe growth deformities or elbow pain associated with elbow incongruity, surgery may be recommended. If your Basset develops lameness and is diagnosed with an “elbow problem”, discuss with your veterinarian the possibility of panosteitis. "
 

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Is the dog neutered? if not do not do so until fully mature 18 mths to 2 years of age. doing so early with exacerbate any ALD. because neutering delays the closure of Growth plates. The growth plates on dogs close at different times. some plate close as early as 3-4 mnths of age. In paired leg bones in the front and rear bones metering after some growth plates closed but not all is going to result in one bone growing longer than it would otherwise which will make any ALD worse,
 
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