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German Shepherd Breed Information: The GSD In A Nutshell

I’m pretty sure the first thing that comes to your mind whenever you hear the term “K-9 Unit” are German Shepherds. That’s not surprising as these dogs have become the famous police force’s  renowned reliable partners over the years. And, yes, the younger me fell in love with them after watching several crime films featuring their talented …

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Can German Shepherds Eat Hot Dogs? Why They Shouldn’t

Technically speaking, German Shepherds can eat hot dogs. But that doesn’t mean that they should. Hot dogs are fatty foods that tend to contain preservatives and ingredients like garlic and onion powder which are toxic to German Shepherds. When consumed too frequently they could lead to digestive upset, diarrhea, dehydration, and other medical conditions. Fed …

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Can German Shepherds Eat Raw Meat? Benefits And Dangers

Yes, German Shepherds can eat raw meat. Their digestive systems are fully capable and resilient enough to digest raw meat such that it won’t negatively affect their health. That said, you need to consider some risks and potential problems that may arise from giving your German Shepherd raw meat before you incorporate them into your …

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Can German Shepherds Eat Cucumbers? Important Considerations And Guidelines

Yes, German Shepherds can eat cucumbers. They’re safe and healthy treats packed with water and a number of nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, and fiber which highly benefit German Shepherds.  That said, they should always be served fresh and in moderation as serving them pickled or in large amounts may instead …

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Do German Shepherds Drink A Lot Of Water? How Much Water Do They Actually Need?

Do German Shepherds drink a lot of water? Yes, German Shepherds do drink a lot of water, especially when compared to smaller or sedentary breeds. On average, they drink around 62 to 88 ounces or 1.8 to 2.6 liters of water daily to stay hydrated. Why Do German Shepherds Drink A Lot Of Water? Water …

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Do German Shepherds Kill Rats? Should You Worry?

Even though they weren’t bred to hunt, German Shepherds, particularly those that haven’t been trained and socialized, generally succumb to predatory instincts that lead them to chase down, corner, and kill rats.  This behavior unfortunately, puts them at risk for a number of diseases that rats carry. Some of which are fatal and even transmissible …

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How Often Do German Shepherds Poop? What’s Normal And What’s Not?

German Shepherd poop frequency varies and generally lessens as they age. Puppies for instance, may poop up to five times a day whereas adults may only do so once or twice. This however, may also change depending on a dog’s dietary habits and the health of its bowel movement. In this article we’ll further discuss …

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