German Shepherds Dogs are active, intelligent, and do best when performing at their best, both mentally and physically. The most common type of Supplement for a German Shepherd Dog (otherwise known as a GSD) is a hip-and-joint supplement. Hip-dysplasia and osteoarthritis are conditions of concern for nearly all Large Breed Dogs. Still, German Shepherds are unique in that it is not uncommon for them also to develop elbow dysplasia. It is, therefore, essential that German Shepherds, especially those with high activity levels, including working dogs or in K9 units, have proper joint support early in life, even as puppies.
Skin support supplements like fish oil are also commonly used to help German Shepherds maintain a healthy skin and coat. Like all long-haired dogs, German Shepherds have three separate coats of fur, and keeping their skin healthy with a supplement helps their coat function properly; essential for any gsd living in colder climates. German Shepherd owners will get the added benefit of a faster blow-coat season if they help their Dog avoid dry skin.