Hey folks I've had German shepherds since I was 18 and just love them. My girl is called Valentine, she's 9 and has just been diagnosed with anal furunculosis. The second of 5 that I've had to get this disease. 4 have come from the same breeder and they say it is hereditary. Hopefully we've caught it quickly as she only has one fistula, she's already raw fed so fingers crossed that a course of antibiotics, daily cleaning and natural treatments will get it under control!