FAQs about Ehrlichiosis in German Shepherds

Ehrlichiosis in German Shepherds is more common than other breeds. German Shepherds also have the highest mortality rate compared to other dogs affected by the disease. As a herding breed, German Shepherds spend a lot of their time outdoors and they are very likely to pick up ticks, …

German Shepherd Diabetes FAQs

Diabetes in German Shepherds can be a silent killer. If you suspect German Shepherd diabetes, it is necessary to keep your dog on a strict regimen to help him live a longer life. To understand German Shepherd diabetes, you must know what is insulin and how it helps …

German Shepherd Colors: What Is The Color of Your German Shepherd’s Coat?

Are you familiar with different German Shepherd colors? The breed comes in a variety of coat colors, thickness, length, and texture.  However, not all colors are accepted by major kennel clubs. Here are different German Shepherd colors that exist. German Shepherd Colors #1: Black and Tan The most …

How To Prevent, Treat Pancreatitis in German Shepherds

Too much consumption of fatty foods can lead to pancreatitis in German Shepherds. The term pancreatitis refers to the inflammation of the pancreas. When the pancreas is functioning normally, it produces enzymes that turn active only after they reach the small intestine. However, in a German Shepherd with …

Things To Know About Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in German Shepherds

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in German Shepherds is a lot more common than you think. About 70% of dogs diagnosed with the condition are German Shepherds. The disease, also known as EPI, is characterized by the pancreas’ inability to produce enough enzymes to help the body digest and absorb …

False Pregnancy in German Shepherds: What You Need To Know

Have you ever heard of false pregnancy in German Shepherds? Your unspayed female pet is likely to exhibit signs of pregnancy even though she is not pregnant. While such a condition is largely harmless, it can cause temporary changes in your German Shepherd’s body and behavior. False pregnancy …

Why Your German Shepherd’s Nose Turns Pink

What would you do if your German Shepherd’s nose turns pink? German Shepherds have black noses. You may find it worrisome to see your pet’s nose becoming lighter. The loss of pigmentation is common in dogs, as they turn older. Climate, bacterial infection, skin disorders, and even health …

Hypothyroidism in German Shepherds: FAQs  

Hypothyroidism in German Shepherds is often ignored as many symptoms look similar to that of other diseases. German Shepherds are among the canine breeds more susceptible to this hormonal disorder. Unless treated early, hypothyroidism may lead to long-term complications.   Is hypothyroidism life threatening? Hypothyroidism in German Shepherds is characterized by an underactive thyroid gland. Normally, …

6 Reasons Why Chaining Your German Shepherd Outside Is A Bad Idea

German Shepherds make great guard dogs. Though they look menacing, these dogs are highly trainable, and you can use their learning skills to keep them sober. However, if you choose to chain your German Shepherd all the time, you may do more harm than good to your pet. …

Leptospirosis in German Shepherds: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention

It is not unusual to discover leptospirosis in German Shepherds because the breed loves being active outdoors. Dogs are infected with leptospirosis when the spiral-shaped bacteria Leptospira interrogans penetrate their skin and infiltrate into the bloodstream. The spirochete is often found in stagnant water close to places where …