The growth of a Great Dane puppy can be easily noticed by most Great Dane owners since they have a very fast growth. It is a perfect time to cuddle and play with your Great Dane puppy especially if it has arrived around eight weeks of age. At ten weeks old you can barely lift the dog. Any Great Dane owners will definitely have a hard time during this stage of their dog’s life since this period of growth has been stressful for the life of the dog since there are lots of circumstances that could happen when the skeleton of the dog is fast reaching the adult age.
As long as the Great Dane is growing, there are lots of problems that can be encountered. Panosteitis is probably one of the most common problems that can be encountered during the growth of a Great Dane. When the Great Dane puppy reaches around four and nine months age, it is the time where it usually experiences panosteitis. Otherwise known as “wandering lameness”, it causes inflammation in the long bone of one of the legs and often moves from leg to leg. You will definitely feel pity if your dog will experience panesteitis since the pain that it gives ranges from mild, to unnoticeable lameness, up to an excruciatingly painful condition that will lead to the frustration of your dog and not wanting to get up anymore. You will notice limping on one leg this week, and another leg next week. It is better if the puppy will reach its first year so that the condition that the panosteitis gives will disappear. Among all the problems that the Great Dane pup will encounter, the Panosteitis is probably one of the most common and one of the toughest. It is very advisable to bring your puppy to the veterinarian if ever you have a feeling that it has medical problems. Early diagnosis of these issues is of paramount importance.
A Great Dane puppy is definitely a large kind of puppy, however, do not get confused with its strength. A growing Dane pup is actually very fragile. Do not force your dog to exercise until it is at least a year old. You can always take your puppy for a walk or play just as long as you do not overdo it.