"Pano" (or growing pains) is a disease that
resolves without, or in spite of, treatment!
It is generally
rapid-growing giant males that are affected.
Food too rich in
protein and calcium may provoke the problem.
A healthy puppy suddenly develops an acute and painful lameness
with no known history of trauma.
The lameness often shifts from
one limb to another. It is easily diagnosed by veterinarians.
Anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed, and attempts to slow
the rate of growth of the puppy are usually recommended. The good
news is that pano is self-limiting and does not seem to result in
any long-term damage.