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German Shepherd Dog Health Reform
We need to get this out of the way. It is a promotion, but nothing is more important than a HEALTHY German Shepherd. A GSD with health issues can require frequent vet visits that go in the thousands of dollars, not to mention the related emotional stress. For both your dog and yourself! I assume we all agree on this, right?
To us humans it happens that we may not notice a problem with our health, or that we cannot determine the underlying cause of a health issue that we do notice. And that is us, people. Although we can feel our body, we can see changes in the mirror, we can discuss with a friend, we can research on the internet, we can buy a medicine, and we can visit the doc!
So, imagine how much more difficult this is for our dog? We cannot feel our GSD's body! We can however see changes if we consciously observe our dog, and we can discuss with a friend, we can research on the internet, we can buy a remedy, and we can visit the vet.
But only for things we see or notice when we observe our dog. And not all ailments manifest in outwardly visible symptoms. So, we may not even notice a certain ailment. And what we don't notice, we won't discuss with a friend, we won't research on the internet, we won't buy a remedy for, and we won't visit the vet.
Aiming for 'no more' has a point - one point
You know what? In the majority of situations it's probably good that we don't pay attention to every frailty we notice! There's some interesting fact about doctors-to-be:
Students that train to become a doctor learn about so many ailments (as well as the more severe illnesses) that, in the first years of their studies, they commonly come up with all those health problems they might have - but do not actually have. They get excessively preoccupied with health worries, not health issues. They almost all become hypochondriac (imagining illnesses, not having them).
Of course this is entirely normal: Once we learn that certain symptoms may be caused by a certain illness, naturally we'll be wondering:
"Does the fact that I have these symptoms myself mean that I have this illness myself??"
Not to worry: The doctors-to-be get through this period without spotting any real health issue, and after the first couple of years of studying medicine their sensitivity to symptoms reverts to more normal levels.
But the real point is
They didn't give up! They didn't stop learning, thinking:
"I must have this xyz illness, it doesn't make sense for me to continue to learn about more health issues, I have enough already!"
No, they continue to learn more. And this allows them within a fairly short amount of time to balance the observation of symptoms with the identification of real health issues. This is why their assessment is of a higher quality than ours who haven't studied medicine all the way through.
In other words: While it's probably good that we don't pay attention to every frailty we notice, it's even better that we continue to learn more. Only this allows us a better assessment too.
Aiming for MORE has a point too - several!
Another legitimate objection is that we might be thinking:
"Still, it's not worth that I learn more about dog health, because I better leave the ultimate assessment of my dog's health to the vet anyway".
The ultimate assessment? To which vet? One vet only?
The reasons why I ask these questions when I get this objection I have mentioned in The MYGERMANSHEPHERD Health Manual - which you received as a welcome present some time ago. The crucial bit:
Important Introductory Notes to
The MYGERMANSHEPHERD Health Manual
Now, here comes the point: You can only CONSIDER the vet's diagnosis and suggested treatment carefully, if you have LEARNED about German Shepherd health yourself. Right?
The more we learn from different sources about German Shepherd health, the better our own assessment of any symptoms will be! And likewise, the better our assessment will be when we don't see any symptoms - because, as mentioned before, some ailments manifest internal only, without visible symptoms at all.
Medical lingo made easy
Another legitimate objection is that we might try to excuse ourselves:
"I can't read an entire book about dog health, I wouldn't understand the medical lingo!"
A 'complaint' we sometimes get when we suggest the Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook because its authors 'boast' throughout with their knowledge of the medical term of 'every fart'.
But: Not all dog health books are like that! You don't need to understand medical language to understand medical issues, right? Right.
I titled this 'GSD Health Reform' because there is a simple Health Handbook alternative that everyone can understand (with loads of pictures too). A dog health handbook in plain English. Not a book you would read page by page like the Veterinary Handbook, but a comprehensive dog health guide that you would use to LOOK UP a specific topic you need to know about. At that moment. For your dog.
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You'd LOOK at the pictures, and see the accompanying notes. Thus, very different to reading a medical book.
An easy-to-understand and illustrated dog health guide that we can suggest to any loving dog owner is called The Ultimate Guide to Dog Health. It could literally save your dog's life!
If you read this edition of the MYGERMANSHEPHERD PERIODICAL right after I compiled it and sent it to you (ie if you are quick), then you may still get the special discount and bonuses they had on offer when I looked most recently.
So, even if you don't want an easy-to-understand health guide for your German Shepherd right now, I suggest that you check this one out at least:
==> The Ultimate Guide to Dog Health <==
Because, knowing when you have no way to get around to fork out $100 or so and take your GSD to the vet(!) ... and when it's better (and cheaper!) to let your dog self-regulate, this isn't an easy call without a guide like this.
When it concerns yourself, you can notice when you feel it's better to pay a visit to the doc, but when it concerns your GSD, how will you notice how your GSD feels?
A further difficulty is that a dog doesn't have our human common sense thinking:
"I now really need to pay a visit to the doc, although I fear going there"
No, not even our intelligent German Shepherds think that way. But even if your GSD may fear going to the vet, you will have the common sense thinking required here, right?
Dog stress at the vet
Personally, from observing dogs at the vet I'd reckon that a visit to the vet generally puts as much stress on a dog as a visit to the dentist puts stress on myself - which is MASSIVE, I've sometimes been close to a heart attack when I was at the dentist! How about you?
How to reduce stress for your dog upon vet visits will be the topic of another MYGERMANSHEPHERD PERIODICAL.
If you haven't yet had a chance to learn how to reduce the stress level of your GSD to a minimum when visiting the vet, isn't it then all the more important for your dog's well-being that you conduct all possible health assessments of your German Shepherd in a relaxed atmosphere at home?
I'm sure you will do just that, once you have this popular health guide:
==> The Ultimate Guide to Dog Health <==
If you get this now, you are prepared when something does happen or appears to happen to your GSD's health. Better safe than sorry.
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