Have you brought a German shepherd recently at house? You must know the perfect way to take care of your pet. Having pet is a big responsibility. You should treat it like the child of your family. A German shepherd is a healthy breed dog with a lifespan of 12-16 years. Usually, they don’t have much fuss and you don’t need to get much tensed. Only few health care tips can keep your dear German shepherd healthy and bony.
1. Balanced Diet is Needed
While taking care of your German shepherd you must concentrate well on the diet of your pet.
- This dog breed is very active, so include much protein in their diet. You can include chicken, mutton, beef, turkey, etc. into their diet.
- You should also give them vegetables and eggs.
- Try to avoid wheat, corn or rice as these are not good for their digestive system.
- Try to give three full cups of food to your dog per day and always remove uneaten food from their cup after 30 minutes.
- Never try to make feed any kind of additives to your German shepherd as those are not good for their digestive system and they will only become fatty.
2. Go for Regular Health Check ups
It is very important to check out your dear dog regularly to find out any signs of health problems. The common symptoms of their health issues are:
- Loss of appetite
- Increased aggression
- Uninterested to consume water
- Bloating abdomen
- Weight changes
- Changes in muscle
You should also check their feet regularly for any abrasions, nail issues, damaged pads and also check for any skin problems like red spots, hair loss, sores and parasites.
3. Regular Exercises
As it is said that German shepherds are well-active dog, so, they prefer exercising and playing. Regular exercise can keep them away from hip dysplasia and arthritis. Every day, you should take your pet for walking. If you ever notice your dog having any problem of walking, you should take it to a vet to check whether it is having hip dysplasia. Don’t neglect it at the first stage; otherwise your dear pet can face lots of problem.
Along with these tips, you should also check the ears, eyes, nose and teeth of your pet regularly and if you find any problem, immediately consult your vet.
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