Tag: German Shepherd

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 …

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 …

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 …