german shepherd dog


Hello, everyone. Just letting you know that I updated my blog

. The subject is heartworm, the symptoms and how it is necessary that our four legged friend/family needs check-ups and I also include a video (be aware that this video is graphic). Thank you for reading my blog.

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Feeling very haggard :( Yesterday, Deimos and I took a nap together on top of the stairs while my husband was mowing the yard... God... Deimos and I were out. Breeze felt nice... although Deimos kept on kicking me that turd :) I guess Deimos is doing the dragging today... I'll follow the lead.

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Pets photo competition with £250 voucher prize for!

Hey Everyone,

I hope you are well.

I'm Lindsey and I represent an online contest community website launched early 2010.

We are currently collecting entries in a photo based contest called 'ShowMe your pet photo snaps'. You can register and submit your photograph for free. Once the uploads deadline (11th March 23:59 GMT) has been reached there will be 4 weeks of voting where we encourage you to reach out to your friends and networks and ask them to vote for your photo.

The contestant with the highest number of votes will win a £250 voucher to spend at

You can find the upload link to enter this contest here

If you have any questions about this contest or any element of ShowMe please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Services team on

Kind Regards,

The ShowMe Team

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Join Shepherd Talk! (ACTIVE Forum/Msg. Board 4 German Shepherd Owners!)

I just wanted to inform you of a brand new online posting community for German Shepherd owners, Shepherd Talk:

I've been a long-time GSD owner and as long as there are GSDs in the world, I'll own one. *grins*

Shepherd Talk was launched almost 2 months ago so it has a long way to go in terms of being a very active community and stuff. However, I hope you'll will consider joining to help her make that a reality. Secure YOUR username @ Shepherd Talk now!

I look forward to seeing you as a Shepherd Talk member and hope to learn more about you and your GSD(s) by posting an introduction in the forum's MEET, SNIFF, AND GREET.


new pup 8 weeks

Hi everyone


Just joined this community. I got a new puppy who is half shepherd half rotti. I think she will look more shepherd. At the moment she is keeping me awake with her crying. She is not liking her kennel at all. I was just wondering if anyone has some tips they could pass along that would help her get used to it. 


Struvite Crystals - Raw Food, questions, questions, questions

My girl has struvite crystals. She had an infection as well, the infection has been cleared up but her urinary Ph is 8 (should be between 6 and 7) and this is what is causing the crystals, which in turn will cause another infection . . . blah.

The vet wants me to put her on a prescription diet for the rest of her life. Not going to happen. I have spent a lot of time researching different foods and there is no way in hell I an switching a food whose top five ingredients are fresh chicken meat, chicken meal, salmon meal, turkey meal, pea startch, green split peas, whole eggs, flaxseed . . . ok that was more than five, for the prescription food that has rice, corn, chicken fat, chicken meal, natural flavour, died egg powder, corn gluten meal and then a bunch of stuff that makes no sense to me. The vet insists this is good food, I insist that anything that contains corn as a top five ingredient is bad (but that is not really the point of the post).

So the vet says there is nothing else I can do, no supplements . . . just the prescription diet.

I did some research and I found that there are SEVERAL supplements that can be prescribed to help acidify the urine. I also found that this problem is in part because of kibble, the enzymes are stripped from the food and a raw food diet tends to make the urine acidic.

So I have questions, the questions are completely separate from each other, so even if you only answer one I greatly appreciate your input.

Has your dog had struvite crystals, if so, how did you treat it (preferably that didn't involve the prescription diets)?

Do you feed your dog a raw food diet? Please flood me with information!!! Did you switch from kibble? Is it more expensive than kibble (I would be looking at buying the meats and veggies, not buying premade raw food from the store)? How do you make the switch? If your dog had struvite crystals and you are now on a raw diet, did the cyrstals dissolve?

Please help :D My Tessa bear appreciates it.


Sunday was the fourth anniversary of my dear, sweet Mercy's passing.  She still seems so fresh in my mind and heart.  Even though I have been raising two beautiful GSD/border collie pups for the past two years, it still hurts every time I think of my girl, my Mercy.

Following is a series of journal entry I made leading up to my baby's death.  In the beginning, my sweet Mercy had what our vet believed to be a tooth infection that had spread to the bone around the tooth.  On June 1, I was notified that she had terminal bone cancer.  On June 8, 2004, Mercy was put down.

This is a lengthy entry, mostly to serve as my own reflection and remembrance.  But I figured if anyone would understand my lasting pain and feeling of loss, it would be the members of this community. 

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