Category: Health & Care

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Degenerative Myelopathy in German Shepherds

Degenerative Myelopathy in German Shepherds is a progressive neurological disorder that affects the spinal cord and muscle coordination in their hind limbs. The disease affecting dogs exhibit similar symptoms as found in the case of humans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis problem. Your German Shepherd suffers from the degeneration of the “white …

Heartworm Disease in German Shepherds

Heartworm disease in German Shepherds is a type of parasite infestation. Caused by heartworms or dirofilaria immitis, a parasitic roundworm transmitted via mosquito bites, the disease is considered one of the deadliest of parasite infections seen in dogs.   What is Heartworm Disease in German Shepherds? Heartworm disease in German Shepherds can cause irreparable organ damage, heart failure, and death if left untreated. Dog heartworms are found worldwide and …