Category Archive: German Shepherd Health

May 04

German Shepherd Ear Inflammations and How To Treat Them

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German Shepherds by and large are very healthy, no more prone to illness than any other breed and healthier than many. But there are certain conditions that tend to occur among some breeds more often than others. Ear inflammations are a case in point. As a long-eared breed a condition called Otitis Externa, an inflammation …

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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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Nov 23

German Shepherds – Bloat, And What To Do About It

One of the most potentially serious conditions a German Shepherd can suffer from is something called Bloat. In scientific terms, it’s more commonly referred to as GDV, or Gastric Dilatation Volvulus. The stomach becomes bloated with air or fluid, often accompanied by a twist (volvulus), as it rotates around the esophagus and the duodenum. The …

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