One of the few breeds that exude confidence in posture and aloofness in demeanor is the German Shepherd. However, this personality does not speak for this breed in its entirety. German Shepherds are, in fact, capable of socialization among other dogs and human beings, especially when they their integration starts during puppyhood. In order to take care of your pet, here some Washington German Shepherd puppy care tips.

The German Shepherd's Diet

When it comes to German Shepherd puppy advice for Washington concerning diet, bear in mind the most important consideration: feeding your pet with highly nutritious food. In this context, highly nutritious food constitutes those that are high in protein and in other vitamins. The German Shepherd is a dog who is active outdoors so this means that they expend energy and as a consequence, they need food to recover what they have lost in the process.

The German Shepherd's Vet Visit

Inherited diseases such as elbow and hip dysplasia, digestive problems, epilepsy, bloating, keratitis, epilepsy, splenic tumors, blood disorders, chronic eczema, degenerative myelitis, and Von Willebrand's Disease characterize the Washington German Shepherd puppy health. But do not be alarmed because these may be prevented by regularly taking your pet to the vet for a checkup. In doing so, the onset of these illnesses can be identified and prevented or treated.

Grooming the German Shepherd

This breed is considered a regular to a heavy shedder in specific seasons. In this case, regular to daily brushing is recommended in order to keep his coat in order. Aside from that, you would also want to trim his nails. The German Shepherd is a trotter, so it is more convenient for him to have shorter nails. You can also trim the hair between his paws to keep it in order.

The German Shepherd Exercise and Playtime

This breed is a highly active outdoors pet. This is why regular exercise and active play is beneficial to him. When taking him out, it is important for you to lead the way because German Shepherds follow the alpha in their packs. So recognizing you as the leader avoid unnecessary problems outdoors. If you do not have time to jog, brisk walk, or ride a bike, you can play Frisbee with your pet.

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