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Noemi wrote at 2013-08-09 03:49:39
Hi! If you want to go the natural way, try garlic for dewormer and cococut oil to help with intestinal wall inflammation. I have a GSD and she also had worms. Mince down 2 cloves of garlic per 60 lbs. Since she's still under 6 months start with one clove. Mix it with her food along with the coconut oil (perhaps start out with 1 tsp of the oil) For the dehydration, if drinking water isn't enough try buying baby Pedialyte, folowing the serving directions and mix it with her water. This will give her enough electrolytes and help her body recover,

I understand hpw worried you are. When I first found my shepherd was was abused, used only for breeding and abandoned. She's an old girl (11 years old this year) and weighed 40lbs when I took her in, almost dying. I took her to the vet but did research of my own. These tips helped my GSD bounce back. If this old girl was able to recover, I'm sure your baby will do just fine. A lot of patience is needed though. Hope you and your baby girl all the best!

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housebreaking, feeding, training, grooming PLEASE DON'T SEND ME MEDICAL OR BREEDING QUESTIONS. An internet forum is not the appropriate place for them. Even if I could tell what was wrong from a handful of symptoms, you would still need to get the medications from your local vet. Breeding should be left to those not needing to ask simple, basic questions. Books have been written about it. Rather than ask me a question, start reading. Those unwilling to do the work it takes to produce quality puppies should spay/neuter their pets at 6 months. I will not answer questions that sound like a poorly prepared breeder.


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I have been around the net a long time answering questions including the general dog area of All Experts. I recently discovered a lack of good experts under many specific breeds. I don't have as extensive experience with the GSD as Labs, but still can give good answers to most questions. I try to base my answers on carefully proven methods confirmed by my own experience. Much of what I know about dogs, I have learned raising a puppy every year since 1991 for a large dog guide school. I am familiar with several similar programs. Nobody is in a better position to know dogs, need ones with long, active life, and share what they know, than the service dog schools. In addition I have done extensive reading. My answers have much more to back them than the limited experience any one dog owner can have.

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