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Originally Posted By: LandosMomother "typical" signs of HD are bunny hopping when running and climbing stairs, shuffling while walking (not picking feet up all the way), and an "odd" gait.
OMG - Lady Jane is 12 and we've had her for 2 years. I thought that all GSDs shuffled their feet! I'll have to talk to her vet.
 

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Originally Posted By: doglessEven if it was lyme disease, or mild HD, does anyone see any harm in just observing for a few weeks, intead of muddling up any possible symptoms by giving pain relievers? I would rather observe and take notes on exactly when this seems to be happening before trying to cover up the symptoms with meds. Would waiting cause any harm if it is either of those problems?
It's so easy to get a Lyme test, I wouldn't wait. I believe the outcome is better if treatment is started early.
 
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