A list all GSD owners should have
Here is a very partial list I found of GSD predisposed diseases. There are many more but here are some of them. Search for GSD predisposed diseases to find the most comprehensive list or ask your vet where you can obtain one.
German Shepherd Dog
Bacterial overgrowth (GI tract)
Calcinosis circumscripta tongue
Folliculitis and furunculosis, bacterial
Cleft of lip and palate
Medial fissures due to nonclosure of bones
Environmental and/or genetic factors may be involved.
Collagen disorder of footpads
Conjunctival dermoid cyst
Excess cystine in the urine
Predisposing to calculi.
Discoid lupus erythematosus
Enostenosis (Eosinophilic panostitis)
Limb pain and intermittent lameness between the ages of 6 and 12 months
Signs are persistent for two months
EEG may detect at an early age
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
Eversion of nictitating membrane
Fibrous subaortic stenosis
Narrow aorta below its valve
Flea bite hypersensitivity
Fly dermatitis of ear tips
Hemophilia A, Factor VIII, or AHF deficiency
Prolonged PTT, reduced AHF and Factor VIII
Deformed coxofemoral joint
Clinical signs ranging from none to severe hip lameness
Radiographically, there may be shallow acetabulum, flattened femoral head, subluxation and/or secondary degenerative joint disease.
Inflammation of the third eyelid
Inflammatory bowel disease
INherited ventricular arrhythmias
Insect or arachnid-related eosinophilic furunculosis (face)
Mitral valve dysplasia
Mucocutaneous bacterial pyoderma
Nasal furunculosis, bacterial
Nodular dermatofibrosis with renal cystadenocarcinoma
Patent ductus arteriosus
Persistent right aortic arch
Aortic development from right fourth aortic arch instead of left crosses the esophagus forming a ring around it with the pulmonary artery and the ligamentum arteriosum.
Produces esophageal stenosis.
Progressive posterior paralysis
Occurs in middle age to older dogs
Some predilection for males
Asymmetric in rear limbs
Renal cortical hypoplasia
Right atrial hemangiosarcoma +/- pericardial effusion
Stress induced diarrhea
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Tricuspid vlave dysplasia
Chronic superficial keratitis
Vascular anomaly with compression of the esophagus
Von Willebrand's disease; pseodohemophilia; vascular hemophilia
Prolonged bleeding time.
Low factor VIII
Reduced platelet adhesiveness and abnormal prothrombin consumption time.
May exhibit recurrent melena
Prolonged estrual bleeding
Excessive bleeding after trauma
Essentially, if you take a compendium of all possible canine genetic predispositions you could, with near-perfect accuracy, put "German Shepherd Dog" on the top of it and be done.
Yeah, when I was at vet tech school, it seems like every time they listed the breeds predisposed to the disease/disorder we were discussing, it always ended in, "and the German Shepherd Dog.".
These diseases are not found in just the German Shepherd Dog, but happen in many breeds.
I take this list with a huge grain of salt.
Imagine listing all diseases humans could get.
If we were to do that, we would be petrified.
Also, some of those are not even diseases, they are symptoms, such as polydipsia which means increased thirst.
Yeah...what exactly is the point of having this list?
Once a week run through the diseases and their symptoms and see if anything matches your dog?
Exaggerated list. What is the point of this list?
Maybe OP owned a badly bread GSD who ended up having lost of problems?? Show me a bread of dog that when not bread properly will not end up having many problems?
I guess if you want guarantees, buy a stuffed animal and put it in a glass box.
I've never seen a "bread GSD". Have to talk to may local baker about that! ;)
Now you just need to worry about the glass box breaking, better put it inside some bubble wrap :) lol
who could forget the bubble wrap!!!??? My BAD!
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