Thursday, 31 January 2008

News about Lucy

Lucy aged 8 months

My four legged daughter hasn't been too well for the last couple of months & has recently been diagnosed with panosteitis. Poor, poor Luce! Panosteitis is a bone disease of dogs that is characterized by bone proliferation and remodeling, tonsilitis & high fever. It is often painful and can last as long as 18 months, though more commonly it lasts from 2 to 5 months. It is characterized by lameness that often comes and goes and changes from leg to leg. It is a common problem in several large breeds and the cause is currently unknown. The treatment is symptomatic but the outcome is usually very good.

Anyway, Luce has just been started on DRUGS & is responding remarkably well. The lively little puppy is returning.

1 comment:

michmolk said...

Poor Lucy - I'm glad the treatment is helping :)