Hypothyroidism in German Shepherds: FAQs

Hypothyroidism in German Shepherds is often ignored as many symptoms look similar to that of other diseases. German Shepherds are among the canine breeds more susceptible to this hormonal disorder. Unless treated early, hypothyroidism may lead to long-term complications.   Is hypothyroidism life threatening? Hypothyroidism in German Shepherds is characterized by an underactive thyroid gland. Normally, the thyroid gland produces thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) hormones. T3 and T4 are…

Megaesophagus in German Shepherds

Megaesophagus in German Shepherds is a condition that results in an enlarged esophagus, the tube-like part of the digestive system that connects the throat and the stomach. The esophagus’ function is to allow transport of food down to the stomach for digestion. When the esophagus is partly blocked over a period of time, it slowly…

How High Do You Think A German Shepherd Can Jump!

It is a known fact that German Shepherds are athletic and intelligent dogs! In this video, Tefnut demonstrates just how high a German Shepherd can jump!   The dog’s owner uses a ladder to put Tefnut to the test. To show the scale and height of the ladder, the owner stands up beside it for comparison. The owner holds…

German Shepherd And Brown Bear Are Best Friends!

A German Shepherd and a brown bear are best friends!  What an unusual interspecies friendship! Watch them play as the brown bear sprays her canine buddy with a hose! While we think bears belong in the wild, Tima, with the help of her German Shepherd friend, seems to be doing okay! The footage was, captured in Villacarrillo, Jaén, Spain.…

Heartworm Disease in German Shepherds

Heartworm disease in German Shepherds is a type of parasite infestation. Caused by heartworms or dirofilaria immitis, a parasitic roundworm transmitted via mosquito bites, the disease is considered one of the deadliest of parasite infections seen in dogs.   What is Heartworm Disease in German Shepherds? Heartworm disease in German Shepherds can cause irreparable organ damage, heart failure, and death if left untreated. Dog heartworms are found worldwide and are transmitted via mosquito bites. They infest not only…

Vines Of Sweet Border Collie Hugging German Shepherd Go Viral! See The Sweet Dogs’ Videos!

Two sweet dogs have become celebrities in their own right! Awesome vines of a Border Collie hugging a German Shepherd are making their rounds in the internet and have gone viral! Taylor Duguay taught her 2-year-old Border Collie to hug his furry best friend, a 2-year-old German Shepherd named Grizzly. The two have since become internet celebrities! Lottie’s latest hug,…