Daily Doggie Tip # 67

For those of us that have German Shepherd dogs, the risk of them developing a perianal fistula is a huge worry. The GSD is one of the most common breeds to develop this crippling condition, as their conformation means that they have a wide tail base that they carry low and close to the body. This can trap faecal matter close to the anal area and it also does not allow air to move, therefore allowing germs to breed.

However, any breed can get a perianal fistula, so being aware of all the signs and symptoms is a must. The following link contains everything you need to know on this subject, including a list of the breeds that are most at risk:

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/06/10/perianal-fistula.aspx

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