Current name (changed): Walter
Reason for coming to the rescue: Breeder surrender with Hypertrophic osteodystrophy. It is a developmental, auto-inflammatory disease of the bones that is usually first seen between age of 7 weeks and 8 months. Typically seen in large and giant breeds (fast growing puppies) In HOD, blood flow decreases to a part of the bone that is adjacent to the joint This interrupts bone formation. The bones don’t harden appropriately, nor do they grow as strong. It can be very painful.