Heaven's Gate
For our beloved German Shepherd Dogs that have passed on
(A database to further research in determining the cause of death in the German Shepherd Dog)
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Analysis of 349 respondents

Food Eaten: Diet
Kibble/Dry Baked 54   15.47%
Kibble/Dry Regular (extruded) 64   18.34%
Kibble/Dry Premium Grade 212   60.74%
Kibble/Dry Human Grade 40   11.46%
Canned Regular 51   14.61%
Canned Premium Grade 90   25.79%
Canned Human Grade 18   5.16%
Raw 65   18.62%
Homemade / homecooked 82   23.50%
Artificial Preservatives 23   6.59%
Artificial Colors 26   7.45%
Artificial Additives 26   7.45%


Food Eaten: Supplements
Overall combo (multi-vitamins) 93   26.65%
Antioxidants 56   16.05%
Skin / Coat 82   23.50%
Joint / Skeletal 143   40.97%
Digestive 45   12.89%
Muscle Enhancer / Conditioner 17   4.87%


Vaccination Not known Never yearly Every 2 yrs Every 3+ yrs Puppy Series Only
Parvo
Distemper
Rabies
Corona
Adenovirus
Bordatella
Lymes Disease
Leptospirosis
57  16.33%
55  15.76%
39  11.17%
163  46.70%
191  54.73%
122  34.96%
160  45.85%
165  47.28%
9  2.58%
6  1.72%
19  5.44%
42  12.03%
24  6.88%
56  16.05%
115  32.95%
60  17.19%
169  48.42%
182  52.15%
106  30.37%
84  24.07%
72  20.63%
106  30.37%
49  14.04%
81  23.21%
34  9.74%
34  9.74%
54  15.47%
16  4.58%
18  5.16%
23  6.59%
7  2.01%
11  3.15%
21  6.02%
26  7.45%
114  32.66%
11  3.15%
10  2.87%
22  6.30%
5  1.43%
8  2.29%
59  16.91%
46  13.18%
17  4.87%
33  9.46%
34  9.74%
20  5.73%
13  3.72%
24  6.88%
Vaccination Types: 165 said 'Not known / not sure', representing 47.28%
13 said 'Individual (2 weeks apart)', representing 3.72%
14 said 'Individual (4 weeks apart)', representing 4.01%
5 said 'Individual (4+ weeks apart)', representing 1.43%
119 said 'Five-in-one combo', representing 34.10%
33 said 'Seven-in-one combo', representing 9.46%
Titers 22 (6.30%) used titers


Health Problems during dog's life
Allergies 79   22.64%
Autoimmune disorders 27   7.74%
Bloat/Torsion 36   10.32%
Blood disorders 2   0.57%
Cancer 64   18.34%
Cardiovascular disease 1   0.29%
Cauda Equina Syndrome 3   0.86%
Circulatory disorders 3   0.86%
Diabetes 1   0.29%
DM (aka CDRM) 92   26.36%
Elbow Dysplasia 21   6.02%
Epilepsy/Seizure disorders 20   5.73%
Eye/Ear/Nose/Throat disease 14   4.01%
Gastrointestinal problems 49   14.04%
Heart diseases 11   3.15%
Hip Dysplasia 65   18.62%
Infectious/Parasitic/Fungal 20   5.73%
Kidney disease 13   3.72%
Liver disorders 7   2.01%
Lupus 1   0.29%
Lymphatic disorders 6   1.72%
Mega-Esophagus 5   1.43%
Musculoskeletal disorders 37   10.60%
Neurological disorders 26   7.45%
Pancreatic disorders 16   4.58%
Pano 15   4.30%
Pannus 5   1.43%
Perianal Fistulas 11   3.15%
Respiratory diseases 4   1.15%
Skin conditions 52   14.90%
Spondylosis 16   4.58%
Stroke 6   1.72%
Temperament problems 23   6.59%
Thyroid problems 16   4.58%
Urogenital disorders 8   2.29%
Vaccination related 5   1.43%
Other (please describe) 52   14.90%


Causes of Death
Accident 5   1.43%
Allergies 2   0.57%
Autoimmune disorders 13   3.72%
Bloat/Torsion 28   8.02%
Blood disorders 2   0.57%
Cancer 74   21.20%
Cardiac Arrest 6   1.72%
Cardiovascular disease 2   0.57%
Cauda Equina Syndrome 2   0.57%
Circulatory disorders 1   0.29%
Diabetes 0   0.00%
DM (aka CDRM) 92   26.36%
Elbow Dysplasia 4   1.15%
Epilepsy/Seizure disorders 9   2.58%
Eye/Ear/Nose/Throat disease 1   0.29%
Gastrointestinal problems 10   2.87%
Heart diseases 7   2.01%
Hip Dysplasia 12   3.44%
Infectious/Parasitic/Fungal 9   2.58%
Injury 1   0.29%
Kidney disease 10   2.87%
Liver disorders 3   0.86%
Lupus 1   0.29%
Lymphatic disorders 2   0.57%
Mega-Esophagus 3   0.86%
Musculoskeletal disorders 15   4.30%
Natural Causes 8   2.29%
Neurological disorders 20   5.73%
Pancreatic disorders 9   2.58%
Pannus 0   0.00%
Perianal Fistulas 4   1.15%
Respiratory diseases 2   0.57%
Skin Conditions 2   0.57%
Spondylosis 5   1.43%
Stroke 6   1.72%
Temperament problems 3   0.86%
Thyroid problems 1   0.29%
Urogenital disorders 2   0.57%
Vaccination Related 1   0.29%
Other (please describe) 43   12.32%
261 (74.79%) died as a result of the health problems given
270 (77.36%) were euthanised
189 (54.15%) were males
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