I have 2 German Shepherd boys who are 2 and a half. 1 of the boys, Zeus, has had a skin problem since he was about 6 months old. It started as a discharge coming out of his eyes, to scabbing on his face and it has developed to lesions and sores over his body. We have recently found information about puppy strangles but apparently that is only common in puppies (hence the name) and very rare in adult dogs.
He has been checked on numerous occasions for fleas and mites and does not have either. He has been on/off steroids and antibiotics for over a year and it has helped at times but it is terrible at the moment. The vets have done skin scraps and still do not know what his wrong.
The worrying thing now is that he also developed a limp in one of his back legs. We also found out that his sister from the same litter recently died from bone cancer which began as a limp. Apart from this he has a very healthy appetite and is a generally happy dog.
Has anyone else experienced these problems? Any help would be greatly appreciated as the vets cannot seem to help us at the moment