GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG HEALTH
While we will be discussing health conditions that are more common to German Shepherd Dogs, many are applicable to other breeds as well. We will try our best to add to this page as much as we know and continue updating as we learn more ourselves. We believe that when an owner understands the condition better or knows signs of a health condition, they can react faster. Some situations require immediate medical attention - so do not waste your time researching the condition online when your pet is in discomfort. Rather use this page in your free time to learn about possible situations when things are good. If your beloved pet shows signs of discomfort, pain, severe diarrhea or vomiting - call your vet and seek medical care immediately. In situations like bloat, every second counts.
Common Health Concerns (listed alphabetically)
Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia - Benign Skin Tumors - Bloat - Coprophagia - Degenerative Myelopathy - Demodectic Mange - Ear Infections - Ehrlichiosis - Elbow Dysplasia -Enteritis/Diarrhea - Epilepsy(seizures) Eye Inflammation - First Aid - Gastritis/Vomiting - Giardia - Heart Murmurs - Hip dysplasia - Hypothyroidism - Intussusception - Loose Ligamentation/Cow Hocks - Mega Esophagus - Osteoarthritis - Osteosarcoma - Overbite/Underbite - Pancreatic Insufficiency - Panosteitis - Parasites & Wormings - Parvovirus infection - Pyoderma / Hot Spots - Retained Testicle - Ruptured Anterior Cruciate - Skin Allergies - Skin Problems - Soft Ears - Spondylitis - Swimmer/Splay leg Syndrome - Toxic Gut Syndrome - Triple Pelvic Osteotomy - Umbilical Hernia - Urinary Tract Infections - Vaccine protocol - von Willebrand Disease