The German Shepherd Dog (GSD) is a large dog that is often used as a police dog. It is a very fit and strong dog that can take on any attacker with its strength and size. To keep it healthy, you need to take some precautions, which we will discuss here.
As a puppy, your black German Shepherd should be allow to drink its mothers milk till it is about 8 to 10 weeks old. This improves its immunity. Afterwards, you need to choose a veterinarian for your dog. You should choose a vet who is an expert on GSD. This allows the doctor to be more specific about the problems your dog may come to face, and use his expertise on your dog. A black German shepherd has a thick black coat, and it may need baths by the veterinarian with specialized shampoo. Black German Shepherds, like dogs of other colors, are also susceptible to hereditary disease such as hip and elbow dysplaysia. Both these problems may require surgery if they are too severe. With older dogs, you may need to take it to a veterinarian as often as twice an year. This is because older dogs are more susceptible to problems.