Puppy pains?

Discussion in 'Puppy Forum' started by Kozdog, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Kozdog

    Kozdog New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Can an 11 week old rottweiler pup have growing pains or muscle aches? My puppy will whimper and yelp out of nowhere when nothing/nobody is near him. He is very active and has been playing with bigger dogs lately. It has only been 24 hrs since this yelping started. He has grown extremely quickly in the past few weeks. We don't think the other dogs have anything to do with it as he has been around them many times in the past few weeks. Please let me know if you have any ideas about this. Thanks.
     
  2. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    64,812
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hope you get help here !!!! And glad you joined Chaz !!!
     
  3. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    19,779
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    8 dogs and 6 horses.
    Location:
    Ontario
    Home Page:
    I would call your breeder and ask them if it normal for those pups to have this issue. Were the parents health tested? If its not normal.. or the 'breeder' isn't one who doe health tests call the vet.
     
  4. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    64,812
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I did have one litter where an owner went over to adult food too quickly and the pup grew too quickly resulting in hip problems .
     
  5. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    19,779
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    8 dogs and 6 horses.
    Location:
    Ontario
    Home Page:
    grammy... adult food is less growth inducing.. that is why giant breeds need to go off puppy food faster as its too rich and makes them grow fast. Adult food is much less nutrient dense than puppy food.
     
  6. Kozdog

    Kozdog New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    He s on Diamond puppy food, but question sounds silly, can large breed pups have growing pains or muscle aches from exercise???
     
  7. lizzybeth727

    lizzybeth727 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2007
    Messages:
    6,403
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Two dogs, three cats
    Location:
    Central Texas
    Puppies can absolutely have growing pains.

    All dogs can have muscle pain. My dog got shots the other day, it's OBVIOUS she has muscle aches!

    But, I THINK that growing pains are less common in puppies this young. Hopefully one of our rottie breeders will come on here and answer that. And if he's actually having muscle aches, then it will be important to give him a rest for a few days to let him recover, before letting him go play with the big dogs again!
     
  8. Kozdog

    Kozdog New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks!
     
  9. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    64,812
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Lizzy , this is a friend of ours and I hope Redy steps in !!! Chaz was recommended to her because of the knowledge here . I've known her since she and Amy were in 1st grade . ! Lovely gal !
     
  10. lizzybeth727

    lizzybeth727 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2007
    Messages:
    6,403
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Two dogs, three cats
    Location:
    Central Texas
    I hope that I treat all chazzers like friends, at least unless there is reason not to.

    Kozdog, maybe you could PM RedyreRottweilers for some more info, she's one of our resident rottie experts, but I don't know if she looks at the puppy forum very often.
     
  11. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    64,812
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I've already alerted Redy through a PM /// that's why we suggested Chaz help . Hang in gal !!
     
  12. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Messages:
    27,416
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Tennessee
    I think your pup is growing too fast. This happened with 2 of mine and I switched from large breed puppy to an All Life Stages dog food which helped.
     
  13. A puppy of 11 weeks should not have these issues. I would recommend you see your vet for an exam. What is the puppy doing when he cries out? Do you know what health testing was done on the parents? How much does this puppy weigh at 11 weeks?

    I would get rid of the puppy food immediately and feed him a good adult food. I would also get this: Nature's Farmacy - Store - Product Details and start him on it immediately. I keep all my puppies on this until at least 18 months.
     

Share This Page