Help! My GSD doesn't feel good?
I have a 5 month old german shepherd and she's been eating well lately even this morning. And last night I tried giving her a treat that she loves and she won't eat it at all. But she's drinking water just fine. But then throws up after awhile. Her vaccination shot is tomorrow for Parvo so idk what to think.
I have a 1 year and 4 month GSD as well can he get sick as well? If it's parvo?
- Aged KiwiLv 47 years agoFavorite Answer
● "Help! My GSD doesn't feel good?"
I believe you, but you put that where your MAIN question is suppose to be, yet that 6-word line ASKS us nothing.
WORSE - you have asked this "parvo" question THREE TIMES in the same day! Go read the Community Guidelines - they state that you are NOT to spam us by repeating your question. If you don't get a useful answer in time to choose a Best Answer (normally that's on Day 4, but you can extend the question to run for a whole week) THEN you consider how to reword your question to make it clearer and more interesting to the few Y!A people who know what they're talking about.
I see that you had repeated your "spotting" question, "lip" question, "protect me" question, before this tripled attempt - and of those only the "protect me" actually has a QUESTION in the first line. You need to get your teacher to work you on how to construct actual questions. Questions ASK, not TELL.
There is NO question in "today"s text, not until the LAST line:
● "can he get sick as well? If it's parvo?"
of which only the first 6 words are a question - the last 4 are not.
It is possible, though unlikely, that your 5 month pup has parvo.
I hope your first dog was fully trained and healed from its neutering before you started looking for a second pet. At least your #2 is of the opposite sex to your #1, and so battles for Top Dog/Top Bỉtch are unlikely. But it also means that one (or both) of them is going to need to be neutered FAR too young. I hope the research reports in http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/... will convince you that VOLUNTARY neutering should not be done before 11 months old, preferably not before 15+ months old.
But even if your bỉtch does have parvo: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source... then your 16 months dog is unlikely to develop it - parvo is a disease that thrives best when the host is growing FAST - and that happens when the host is youngest. Actual parvo is rare beyond 5 months old - but MANY problems can cause your pet's symptoms, from chewing plants, or having a large burden of gut-worms, to other gastro-enteritis viruses, swallowing part of a tennis ball, onwards.
■■ DO NOT have your pet vaccinated while she is "off colour" - tell the vet her symptoms and have her thoroughly examined. If she is already infected, her auto-immune system is being worked HARD, and you don't want those remaining antibodies wasted on the attenuated viruses in a vaccination.
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To discuss GSDs, join some groups such as
The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include actual photos in your posts.
Les the aged Kiwi - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
- E. H. AmosLv 77 years ago
Could be almost anything. IF it continues, see or speak to your vet about it. GSD are very prone to Pano (Panosteitis = a wandering form of lameness) or at the least bone pain, as in growing pains (like people can have). It hits the GSD breed later than most other breeds & can even be seen in some adult dogs as late as 5 yrs of age, but in most breeds it is only seen in puppies. If the dog is uncomfortable, it may not feel like eating or reaching out, walking over for a treat.
LINKS on Pano:Source(s): 30 YRS in dogs
- MKLv 77 years ago
If your older dog was vaccinated for parvo then no, it can't get parvo. If it wasn't vaccinated then yes, it will be contagious to both dogs. Hopefully it's just a bit of a stomach bug. Good luck tomorrow!