Unfortunately The Great Dane didn’t do without health problems.
This breed has the shortest lifespan among other dog breeds. On average, they live 7.5 years. German dogs first of all have problems with their paws, and also problems with internal organs.
Great Danes take first place in flatulence or bloating. This is the main cause of death. This is very sad, because the owners are very close with their pets.
Bloating occurs if the dog begins to move actively on a full stomach. In Great Dane, like in many other dogs, the stomach is not attached to the costal framework. During vigorous activity, the stomach begins to dangle and blocks the intestinal tract. If you do not take action, bloating can be extremely dangerous. The main thing is that the dog has a rest 40 minutes after eating - only then it can run.
It is absolutely necessary to periodically release the puppy's intestines from worms, the presence of which can be indicated by fecal analysis. The first procedure for removing worms is carried out at 20 days of age. In the case of the detection of worms, you must assign an 8-day course of treatment to the puppy with a suitable medication.
The second procedure is carried out 20 days after the first, after which it is recommended to take a stool test every two months for the entire period of puppy growth, in order to detect the presence of intraintestinal parasites and prescribe the appropriate treatment. It is advisable to take an adult dog's feces for analysis once every six months. Important preventive value for dogs are vaccinations.
The first vaccine against glanders, hepatitis, leptospirosis and parmoviroza is given at about 2 months of age. 2nd - 3 weeks after the first. At the age of 3 and a half months, vaccination against leptospirosis is put on. Repetition of vaccinations against all 4 diseases is carried out once a year, and against leptospirosis once a half year.
Since the epidemiological situation can vary from place to place and season to season, it is advisable to regularly check the vaccination schedule recommended by an experienced veterinarian. In many areas, such an insidious disease, such as filariasis, which is carried by ordinary mosquitoes, is common. Your veterinarian should tell you whether you are at risk and recommend appropriate preventive measures.