General information on Wandering Lameness
Wandering Lameness is a disease of puppies five months to twelve months of age. Suspect Wandering Lameness if your puppy suddenly shows acute lameness unrelated to trauma. German Shepards and Doberman Pinchers are affected most commonly. A common sign of Wandering Lameness is for the pain and lameness to shift from one location to another over the course of several weeks or months.
Symptoms of Wandering Lameness
The Symptoms of Wandering Lameness are the tendency for the pain and lameness to shift from one location to another over the course of several weeks or months. Wandering Lameness is often accompanied by fever, muscle wasting, and incautiousness. Pressure applied over the shaft of the affected bone causes pain.
Treatments for Wandering Lameness
The cause of Wandering Lameness is unknown. The treatment is directed at the relief of the bone pain. Most dogs recover spontaneously, but if severely affected it may never regain full muscle strength.
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