Category: German Shepherd Care

May 04

German Shepherd Food

German Shepherds – Feeding Options For Your Shepherd German Shepherds, like all dogs, are primarily carnivores. Their digestive systems are relatively straight and some parts are shorter than even other large breeds. That makes digesting vegetable or plant matter more difficult. As a result, the German Shepherd’s diet should be chiefly meat-based. That doesn’t mean …

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May 04

Caring For Your German Shepherd’s Nails

Depending on where your German Shepherd walks the most, nail care may be needed often or only very rarely. Long walks on city sidewalks can slowly wear down a dog’s nails to an acceptable level. But if you live in the country, or the dog spends almost all its time in the house or the …

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May 04

Caring For Your German Shepherd’s Coat

German Shepherds require only modest grooming effort. They have a double layered coat, with the outer layer composed of medium-length, coarse hair and an undercoat that is soft and dense. The outer section provides protection against bushes and ground while the inner layer keeps the dog warm and protected from sunlight. Proper care for a …

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May 02

German Shepherd Skin Problems and How To Treat Them

German Shepherds can suffer from any number of common skin problems, often lumped under the title ‘Pyoderma’, which is technically a skin infection. Those infections are usually the result of a bacteria (often some kind of staphylococcus). The infection can be limited primarily to the outer skin layer, or may penetrate deeper into the subcutaneous …

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