Our expert says:
I am glad that you puppy is on the road to recovery.
Your vet was correct on informing you about the orthopedic problems that Great Danes may encounter. Genetics, nutrition and the environment can influence the development of orthopedic issues. With the guidance of your vet you can try and help reduce the development of these problems.
Excessive energy intake may result in a greater than normal growth rate. Excessive growth rates can predispose to the development of hip dysplasia, hypertrophic dystrophy and panosteitis. It is imperative that you feed a well-balanced large breed diet and feed according to the manufacturers guidelines.
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