Tag: German Shepherds

FAQs about Ehrlichiosis in German Shepherds

Ehrlichiosis in German Shepherds is more common than other breeds. German Shepherds also have the highest mortality rate compared to other dogs affected by the disease. As a herding breed, German Shepherds spend a lot of their time outdoors and they are very likely to pick up ticks, …

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, …

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. …