Growing pains?

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by SweetNess, Aug 1, 2020 at 2:05 PM.

  1. SweetNess

    SweetNess New Member

    Hello everyone! Our English Mastiff is 9 months old and he has started limping and whimpering when he’s laying down. It’s been about two weeks now, some days are better than others. We took him to the vet and she said maybe he strained something or growing pains. She prescribed Rimadyl but we don’t want to give it to him. We’ve read some concerning things about it. I have ordered some natural supplements that are arriving today. I found some information about Panosteitis online. Does anyone have experience with this happening to your Mastiff? Any help is appreciated. Thank you!
  2. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member

    Poor Baby! I'm sure our resident specialists will be along to answer your question soon. Personally, I have never experienced this, but I'm sure Marke or Boxergirl or some of the others will have insights. Stay is on the way, though, generally slower on the weekends (even in Covid time.)
  3. SweetNess

    SweetNess New Member

  4. SweetNess

    SweetNess New Member

    Thank you! I started him on the supplements today so I’ll update if he improves.
  5. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Sweetness, what kind of supplements are you trying?

    Nine months would definitely be a Pano concern. Did the vet suggest xrays or anything other than Rimadyl? I'd limit activity for now and see if that helps. I hope Marke sees this post. He's really the one that can give you the best advice, imo.
  6. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    i would give him the rimadyl and see if it clears up .......... rimadyl is absolutely not as bad as it's made out to be , i believe something like 2 million dogs each year in the US get treated for an average of 20 days with rimadyl .......... you'll probably not be able to find anyone on the internet worldwide who personally has experienced a problem with it ......... if the rimadyl doesn't clear it up , you've eliminated some probable causes , then you go from there .......... i know a lot of folks are believers in natural remedies , i'm sure some work , you'll never see one work like rimadyl for inflamation .......
    Boxergirl and glen like this.

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