most other pure bred dogs German Shepherds can be affected with certian
health problems. Unfortunatly for the breed the populatiry of the GSD prompted people to breed
just for the money. Without taking the necessary precautions of screening foundation stock for
genetic tendencies toward health and/or temperment problems. Lucky for us there are a large
number of dedicated breeders who are now taking the time and expense to learn more about
these problems and to work toward producing healthy good tempered dogs. Before purchasing
your new GSD puppy; please take the time to follow these links and learn what you can do to
keep your puppy happy and healthy.
Preparation for Pets - A must read for everyone
Eye Registration Foundation - Information on CERF and how to help eliminate
heritable eye disease in purebred dogs.
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals - The official site for the OFA. Learn more about hip dysplasia, elbow deformities, congenital heart disease. Also search the database to verify a dog's registration and rating.
Information About Hip Dysplasia...
Influence of Nutrition on Hip Dysplasia
Surgical Options for Canine Hip Dysplasia
Misconceptions about hip dysplasia
Some More Health Issues related to the German Shepherd Dog...
Emergency Medical Care for Dogs
General Health Information Index
Degenerative Myelopathy in German Shepherd Dogs
First aid for Bloat
More information on Bloat
Von Willebrand's Disease and Hypothyroidism
Understanding Von Willebrand's Disease
Canine Epilepsy Network
-- the leader in veterinary genetic disease research and genetic
disease detection services for purebred animals.
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