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Fishdoc Information is HERE. Also handily searchable and ultimately readable.

About the Book I Wrote:

Koi Health & Disease: Everything You Need To Know 2nd Edition
A lot of experience is in this book and keeping it simple is important. Buy on Amazon

NOTE: The "Sporn Halter" I'm always talking about....(Link)

NOTE: Do not give PORK bones. Please.

NOTE: Your dog WILL NOT STARVE when you feed dry dog food offered dry.

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Crippled German Shepherds:

"You have to admit that a dog that looks like it's about to pounce on an enemy is cool, no matter how much it hurts to live that way or how much it shortens their lives." -GSD Breeder

Some German Shepherds was bred to have the malformed sacrum* and dropped (plantigrade hocks) so their vulnerability to weight related "bad back legs" or even 'degenerative myelopathy / lumbosacral steonosis' is truly guaranteed. So for those, the question is WHEN - and that'll be delayed by a low body weight, (which is fine) or lower.
Don't buy a GSD from these 'crouchy-stance' breeders in the future.

* German Shepherds do look cool when they're crouching to "spring into action" - if they are.... Well one day, more than twenty years ago, someone had a GSD with a malformation that tilted the sacrum backward. It anteverted the hips - and made the dog live every day in a "crouched posture" which looked so awesome to the breeder they made as many as they could. Later, a dropped-plantigrade hock was added. So the world's "best dogs" look like they're crouched to attack pretty much, at all times. This somehow made sense to breeders. But it's crippling when the dog's even as young as nine. You can't really tell if this has been 'added' phenotypically until they're like, two or something. The breeders are happy. We're not. I've seen the future of these guys, and it's REALLY painful and ugly. Keep this GSD skinny.
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Walkin' Wheels Dog Wheelchair - for Large Dogs 70-180 Pounds - Veterinarian Approved - Dog Wheelchair for Back Legs

This picture is sad and ironic because that dog is quite overweight and he needs a cart instead of a diet in the mind of the owner. But that does NOT take away from the fact that they make a good cart. And you'll need it for your purebred German Shepherd.

Wheels for Paralyzed Dogs

Have you seen these?

These can track your pet (or kid) in real time and unless they get the thing off their collar, you can find your pet. Highest rating on Amazon - reliable and again, unlimited range. (It uses the internet)

Put one on your pet soon, and cut your chances of losing your pet.

Long range, waterproof Pet Location GPS Tracker.

Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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