Health problems of German shepherd
You may have noticed in your German shepherd behavior change, or lack of vitality, the German shepherd as man can be confronted with all kinds of diseases or problems. It is generally preferable to consult your veterinarian, in some cases, however, can remedy yourself?
Your veterinarian will ask you, in most cases, if you observed a change in behavior in your dog, or if you noticed something unusual. We will treat the most common problems in German Shepherds, and answer any questions that you ask most often. The German shepherds health is important and starts with prevention.
Ticks and fleas in German Shepherds
To fight against ticks and fleas there are many products on the market, starting with shampoos, sprays, the most effective for me are the pipettes that is applied to the German Shepherd’s neck or 4 parts of Back length for the largest. There are 2 brands, frontline effective against ticks and fleas, and advantix against ticks, fleas, but also against mosquitoes, mosquitoes that can cause itching, but also diseases such as heartworm disease, and this dangerous mosquito. Pipettes are effective for one month and four months, and 24 to 72 hours after the product is resistant to water, even shampoo. Anticipate what kind of product before your departure on holiday in the south of US, or if you live in the area before the summer period of mosquitoes and ticks.
Dilatation and stomach bloating
Expansion and bloating of the stomach in German Shepherds, can sometimes lead directly to death. If the German shepherd eats too quickly, it may swallow an excessive amount of air which dilate his stomach, or obstruct the ends of it. To reduce the risk of bloating or expansion follows these rules:
Elevate his bowl to prevent excessive absorption of air by pulling the neck to eat. You will find bowls adapted to your vet or a specialist in German shepherd food.
Diarrhea in German Shepherds
Diarrhea in German Shepherds is often transient, many people are tempted to give an anti-diarrheal, it should never be prescribed without consulting your veterinarian. Indeed diarrhea allows the German shepherd to remove pathogens from the stool. In cases of transient diarrhea, made fast your German Shepherd by jumping one or two meals, make sure the German Shepherd always has fresh water available. A German shepherd becomes dehydrated very quickly especially if diarrhea and vomiting, you can check the rate of dehydration by pulling the skin behind his neck, if the skin comes up almost instantly, is that the German shepherd is not dehydrated, but if it is slow to come back up, see your veterinarian immediately.