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Good morning my name is Dylan and Im new here. Trying anything at this point. I have a 1 year and 4 month old Australian Shepard/German Shepard. We are currently having some issues withe her back legs. She acts like she is a senior dog and she's still a puppy. She has some stiffness in her back legs and will limp around the house. Walking she does fine as she "Warms up" same at the dog park. After sitting for a while or resting she gets up and limps and is stiff at her back legs. Not sure if it is joint related or not. She limps and acts as if she is in pain but does not react as if she is in pain if that makes sense. We have seen the vet multiple times in this regard and they are at a loss. We then saw a specialist and then they were like well we can do all these tests and still not get a direct answer. I was wondering if anyone has had anything like this happen before and has gotten a clearer answer than we are getting. She is our baby and we are concerned. The specialist said that this is something that she could be dealing with the rest of her life. She is currently on a joint supplement. Just trying to look for some answers. Anything is appreciated thank you! Ill try and add a couple videos or something to this feed. Thanks in advance.
 

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She was tested for tick diseases?? What have they tested for?
Blood work and everything has come back clean and clear no tick disease. They keep going back to joint related. And for some reason I can't get a video too upload. They said they could tap her knee and check for any joint related things and also under go more testing which is upwards of 3 grand and they said we could do all this and still know no more than we do know so we weren't very confident in having her under go all that without having any kind of certain that igt wouldn't be in. If you have an email I can email you a video if that help
 

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I'm gonna guess that x-rays were done at some point and that's what the "specialist" is basing the "joint related " on ...is that correct ??......I see you're in the states... if I was you I'd research and try to find a veterinary teaching college....that's where you'll find the latest cutting edge technology.....over the years I've had really good luck at NC State....they usually aren't super expensive like most folks think...they have asked sometimes to see x-rays before we make the trip....
 
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