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Q. My 2 year old GSD has shifting lameness. Do you have any experience with this or any suggestions for me?
My German shepherd is 2 1/2 year old, and he has shifting lameness. It starts in his front then shift to the left rear, then goes back to the front. I have never seen nothing like. The Vet has given him doxycycline tables 100 mg, Deramaxx 100 mg for tick born illness. We have him on Clucosamine Chondroitin. Being that you see some many shepherds have you ever seen such? I know that you are not a Vet. Have you ever experience that in any you've dealt with? I won't bother you again with this.

A. Has your dog had full X-rays of the elbows, hips and spine?

If this was my dog and the vet had ruled out arthritis or joint problems via x-rays, and he is absolutely sure it’s not tick borne illness I would find a GOOD canine chiropractor and get their opinion. Even if it was arthritis, I would find a chiropractor. If something is impeding the dog’s nerves then it could cause shifting lameness.

I am not a vet, but this is what I would try.
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