So you've got an adult dog, and a problem with dog health?
At MYGERMANSHEPHERD.ORG we have our own Dog Health Manual, concise & simple, and to the point.
From the frequent HELP! requests sent in (like that, yes) we know however that most dog owners haven't even seen these life-saving Introductory Notes, not to mention not applied them.
Therefore, here let's spell out THE TWO MOST ESSENTIAL POINTS only, so that hopefully the brevity sinks in:
Choose the right veterinarian:
A holistically educated veterinarian, not an average ordinary allopathic veterinarian who primarily studied pharma-industry-sponsored courses!
For a long list of reasons, a truly holistically educated veterinarian you will rather find in an animal hospital than in a vet practice.
A truly holistically educated veterinarian will not prescribe lab medication in general, and antibiotics, steroids and NSAIDs, and vaccination "boosters" in particular, neither as "prophylaxis" nor to "treat" your dog!
Accordingly, you won't need to come back to them with follow-up health issues!
Only human-grade foods, because only these are subject to food standards that can be and are being enforced. While when you buy commercial pet food, you are relying on the manufacturer's marketing.
And the money you spend, you actually pay them for their marketing: Because the "food" input cost of "premium brand dry kibble" is infinitesimal, like $0.09 per pound or $0.20 per kilo.
Now you know what you really pay for.
Now ask yourself: "Do I want to spend my money on the pet food industry's marketing?!?!?"
Only you know the answer.
And what if you weren't looking for generally helpful information like this, but for information on a specific health issue?
Then remember that the 31 most common German Shepherd ailments are discussed here. And the Manual's Important Introductory Notes are considered required reading for every dog owner!
Or were you looking for a certain dog health remedy?
Then you may find what you need in our dog health remedies table.
Remember that what you need is not necessarily what you are looking for at the moment...
Note that every key point raised above you can find more comprehensively explained in other places on this website. The menu is your friend. Here, links have been omitted only to keep this decision tree straightforward.
PLEASE NOTE: Posting a fragment of your overall dog problem in the comments below is not going to help. Provide complete details if you really seek the right solution. Of course we have a page for that as well: Help with dog.
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