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|06-10-2014 12:40 PM|
I have never heard that they have different intestines from other breeds. They do seem prone to food allergies and like any other deep chested breed they can bloat.
|06-09-2014 09:18 PM|
|Sarah~||I've heard their stomachs are different too, that's why I was worried about food when I got Eko. I heard that you need to be extra careful with their food because of it.|
|06-09-2014 08:50 PM|
|MaggieRoseLee||I never heard that structurally their stomachs were different. But I DO know that they tend to have more sensitive systems and changes in diet, different foods, stress, etc. can all lead to quicker issues (diarrhea?) then other breeds.|
|06-09-2014 11:14 AM|
|Doc||German shepherds in general do have a shorter digestive track compared to their size and does contribute to their digestive challenge.|
|06-09-2014 10:53 AM|
Do GSDs have different intestines?
This qn may sound weird, but it's genuine.
Today I heard from someone (whose English can be a bit hard to understand at times so I may have misunderstood) that she saw an xray of a GSD, and the GSD's intestines(?) looked different from other dogs' xrays. (She works at a vet).
She says this accounts for the GSD's sensitive stomach compared to other dogs.
Also, that there was a diff between W German GSD and E German GSD line's stomachs.
Now, if we're talking bone structure I can understand a bit, because maybe it's like how show dogs may have slightly sloping backs. But she was talking about intestines and sensitive stomachs here.
Anyone knows if this is a fact?