So you've got an adult dog, and a problem with the dog's health?
MYGERMANSHEPHERD.ORG has its own Health Manual, short & simple, and to the point. Although this Manual's Introductory Notes are considered required reading for every dog owner, from the frequent HELP! requests sent in (like that, yes) we know that most dog owners haven't even seen these life-saving Introductory Notes, because then the dog owners wouldn't be worried for their dog's health, and sometimes for their dog's life!
Therefore, again let's spell out THE TWO MOST ESSENTIAL POINTS here:
- 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 medicaments in general, and antibiotics, steroids and NSAIDs, and vaccination "boosters" in particular, neither as "prophylaxis" nor to "treat" your dog! A truly holistically educated veterinarian will only ever prescribe a lab medicament if it is known to cure a particular disorder or disease identified in your dog. Because these genuine veterinarians look for the CAUSE of a health issue before even considering any "treatment". Accordingly, you won't need to come back to them with follow-up health issues.
- Only feed natural fresh human-grade homemade foods, NO commercial waste products from rendering plants! 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, while you pay an average $4.03 per pound or $8.88 per kilo on "premium brand dry kibble" at the presumably overall cheapest source! Now you know what you really pay for. 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 overall 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 that the Manual's 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: Dog Problem Consultation.
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