Tag: German Shepherd Health

How Much Water Do German Shepherds Need?

Does your German Shepherd drink enough water each day? How much water do German Shepherds need anyway? Generally, a normal and healthy dog needs to drink 0.5 to 1 oz. of water per pound of body weight daily. This means that an 80-pound German Shepherd needs 40 to …

Hip Dysplasia in German Shepherds: Signs, Treatment, and Prevention

Hip Dysplasia in German Shepherds is not uncommon. German Shepherds and other large dog breeds are at a greater risk of this condition. About 19% of German Shepherds will develop hip dysplasia, according to the Orthopedic Foundation on Animals. What is Hip Dysplasia? Hip dysplasia is a congenital …

4 Common Health Issues in German Shepherds

What are the common health issues in German Shepherds? German Shepherds are very recognizable and noble dogs. The breed’s intelligence and temperament make them great police dogs and service dogs. For all these admirable traits, they can suffer from breed-associated health problems. Perianal fistula in German Shepherds Perianial …

Study Shows That Early Neutering Can Cause Health Problems For German Shepherds

In a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Davis, it was found that early neutering can cause health problems for German Shepherds. German Shepherd dogs have been known for their versatility, intelligence, strength, obedience, and loyalty. For these amazing traits and undeniably striking looks, the German …