German Shepherd health problems

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German Shepherds are wonderful dogs, but unfortunately for their owners, these dogs frequently suffer from a number of health problems. The common list of ailments includes a sensitive stomach and digestive issues. These could range from the mild to the fatal. It is thus extremely important to keep a close eye on the health of the dog and also its bowel movements. With proper care and attention, you can keep the stomach issues of your German Shepherd dog in check. This will make the dog happy, and you do not have to clean up the messes left behind by the dog.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common problem in German Shepherds, This condition has multiple causes, but most commonly as a result of a parasite or food intolerance. If the dog suffers diarrhea on a regular basis, then, as an owner, your first step is to check for parasites. The veterinarian can assist you on this matter.  In-case no parasites are detected, then the cause could be the animal reacting in a negative way to food. The list of foods which may affect your dog is long. Milk, grains, fats, and heavy fiber all contribute to this condition. It is possible you have to do a little trial and error to locate the problem with your dog. A number of behavioral factors like anxiety and overeating may also cause diarrhea in your dog. Ensure that you are not overfeeding the canine. Sensitive stomachs are almost a hallmark of German Shepherds and this breed of dogs are susceptible to diarrhea. Do not allow the dog to do any serious exercise to post its meal.

Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis and ulcer

German Shepherds are vulnerable to Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis. The condition is the inflammation of the intestines of the dog. The stomach may also get inflamed. The sign of this particular disorder could be chronic diarrhea. The list of other symptoms includes vomiting, loss of weight, and a lack of appetite. The veterinarian could be able to diagnose this problem using the dog’s stool sample. The eosinophilic gastroenteritis can be treated by the use of steroids or any other medication which line the dog’s digestive tract. The inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract causes almost the same symptoms. Take your dog to the veterinarian. This breed of dogs are also susceptible to ulcers. This may occur along with a number of other digestive problems as a result of medication given for other issues. One potent example is the pain medication given for hip dysplasia. An ulcer is a sore which happens when there is a break in the intestine or stomach lining. The condition may cause your dog’s a lot of pain. There can also be appetite loss, vomiting, and weight loss. The dog may also suffer from anemia.

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