Month: September 2017

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 …

A Guide to Arthritis in German Shepherds

The breeding practices adopted in recent decades make arthritis in German Shepherds more widespread. A major cause of disability in senior dogs, this inflammatory condition can affect any of your pet’s joints – causing pain and discomfort. Arthritis Effects on German Shepherds Arthritis is a medical term used …

Megaesophagus in German Shepherds

Megaesophagus in German Shepherds is a condition that results in an enlarged esophagus, the tube-like part of the digestive system that connects the throat and the stomach. The esophagus’ function is to allow transport of food down to the stomach for digestion. When the esophagus is partly blocked …

Training Your German Shepherd To Be A Guard Dog

Training your German Shepherd to be a guard dog may be a good idea though not easy. German Shepherds are versatile dogs and there is no doubt that they make amazing guard dogs. Naturally protective and intelligent, these dogs are highly trainable and best suited to guard your …