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Hello GSD community,

I am desperate for some answers and would like to ask for your advice. My beloved puppy, Bear was an energetic, sweet, playful pup. He has been extremely unwell for the last month. It started when he was 7 months old. His back legs became weak and we could tell he was in pain. When he tried to sit, he would cry out, and be unable to sit down. He completely stopped eating. We took him to the vet and the doctor was certain it was pano and prescribed pain medication, which did not work. After a while of him not eating, we started feeding him boiled chicken and he’s been eating a little bit. We also noticed he started having brown mud-like discharge on his genitals. We took him to the vet a few more times and the doctor still believes it’s pano. He keeps trying to get up but can’t. When I help him up, he’ll fall to the ground. He looks so sad. From 7 to 8 months of age, he lost 17 pounds (he was a huge puppy). We went to a different vet for a second diagnosis, had x-rays, blood work, urine testing done. They said all tests come back normal and can’t explain the pain in legs or discharge. We also sent the x rays to a radiologists, no answers. They also said it does not look like pano. They prescribed some antibiotics and pain medicine, but nothing has changed. His back legs don’t work, but there will be moments where he can get up and wobble over to me for some hugs, and fall back down again. The rest of the time he just lays there and watches us. He’s spent a whole month of his puppy life being in pain and depressed. Will you please give me some advice? I need him to be ok again ? Thank you in advance.
 

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I would ask your vet to refer you to a university veterinarian medical school. They cost isn't as much as what a specialist would charge and they may be able to pinpoint the cause quickly.
I suspect tickborne illness may be the cause. Did the vet test for the ones that are cropping up recently? What part of the world are you located?
Prayers for answers to your pups condition and an easy recovery.
 
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I second the possibility of tick born illness. Even if test neg, may be prudent to do long round of doxy. Tick paralysis is common in Australia. There is a tick paralysis in the US but is self limiting.
Brown discharge where exactly? Is pup neutered?
 
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