Category: Health & Care

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 …

Bloat in German Shepherds

Bloat in German Shepherds is more common that you think. Bloat is extremely painful, and it can kill your German Shepherd within minutes! Sadly, this health problem is common among big and deep-chested dogs like the Labrador Retriever and the Great Dane. Signs of bloat in dogs need …

Pyometra in Dogs

Did you know that older intact female dogs can suffer from a deadly disease called Pyometra? Pyometra in dogs is a disease that needs to be treated immediately. What is Pyometra in Dogs? Pyometra in dogs is a life-threatening infection of the uterus. The disease got its name …

Ice for Dogs: Is It A Good Idea for Your German Shepherd?

Hot days can make your German Shepherd feel uneasy and uncomfortable. Then you wonder: is ice for dogs a good idea? Will giving your German Shepherd ice be safe? Let’s face it. Dogs do not sweat like we do and this makes cooling down harder for them. Dogs …

Foxtail Grass: How It Can Kill Your Dog

Foxtail plants are weeds that look like grass and are mostly found in the Western part of the United States. Foxtails may look harmless, but they can potentially kill dogs. They have barbed seed heads that can get stuck into ANY part of your German Shepherd. Not only …

When and How to Induce Vomiting in Your German Shepherd

German Shepherds love to eat, and they would sometimes gobble up things they’re not supposed to, or worse: things that could harm them. This is why knowing how to induce vomiting in your German Shepherd can be very useful. Even with all the precautions and dog-proofing, your German …

Toad Poisoning in Dogs: Toads Can Kill Your German Shepherd

Toad poisoning in dogs is not rare, and because German Shepherds love spending their time outdoors, it is very possible for them to find one and even try to bite it. Dogs are natural predators and being a dog breed with a high prey drive; some German Shepherds …

Caring for Senior Dogs: Tips on Taking Care of Your Senior German Shepherd

Caring for senior dogs isn’t really difficult. Senior dogs may require different care compared to middle-aged dogs and puppies but it’s not that hard. But when are dogs considered senior? According to veterinarians, a dog is considered a senior when he or she turns seven years old. During …