5 Reasons Owning a Pet is Good for Your Health
If you have ever shared your home with a furry…
With the German Shepherd’s substantial popularity throughout the world, many dog lovers might be surprised to find it is actually a relatively new breed when compared to others. Its origins date back only as far as the 19th century, where it was bred to be the ultimate working dog. The German Shepherd’s combination of athleticism, obedience, and companionship have made it the favorite choice for a diverse array of owners; from the typical family of four, to disabled individuals in need of a service dog, to military and police personnel.
While this versatility might make German Shepherds seem like some sort of super-dog, they are unfortunately far from invulnerable. In fact, they have an assortment of breed-specific ailments and issues to cope with. At PetFirst, we see our share of these ailments, which we’ll be spotlighting in order of how frequently we encounter them in the claims of clients:
Despite its stoic appearance and fearless demeanor, the German Shepherd clearly has quite a few issues that it may, or may not, have to wrestle with throughout its life. So, if the roles are ever reversed and you find yourself needing to protect your German Shepherd (and not the other way around), pet insurance is here to help.