Great Dean Dog, like most giant dogs, have a very slow metabolism. This translates into less energy and less food per kilo of small dog breeds. Great Danes have some health problems that are common to large breeds, including Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) (painful distention and torsion of the stomach). This is a critical condition that can affect Great Danes and other deep-chested breeds and can cause death if not quickly resolved. Drinking large amounts of fluid for a short period of time can cause GDV Danes and other major races. It is a commonly recommended practice for Great Danes in their stomachs tacked (Gastropexy) to the right abdominal wall, if your dog or your family has a history of GDV, but some vets will not do the operation if the disease question occurred.
New studies have shown that the packaging of food products help reduce swelling, as I thought at first. When the container is lifted, the dog may eat more quickly, and then ingest more air, so new studies suggest that leaving food on the floor will help the dog to eat slower. Another opportunity may be the food on the ground or grass. Avoid exercise or activity immediately before and after meals can also reduce the risk, although this has not been validated by research. Signs that may have occurred GDV include, but are not limited to, visible distension (enlargement of the abdomen) and repeated attempts similar arcades repeated unproductive vomiting. GDV is a condition which is a distinct condition referred to inflammation, although inflammation may precede the development of GDV. GDV is a surgical emergency immediate evaluation by a veterinarian if the dog shows signs of this condition.
The average life of the Great Dane is 6-8 years.
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and many congenital heart diseases are also commonly found in Great Danes, leading to his nickname distress career, along with its short duration. Great Danes also suffer from several genetic diseases that are specific to the breed. For example, if a Dane lacks color (white) near its eyes or ears then that organ does not develop and usually the dog will be blind, deaf, or both.
Do not run with a Great Dane as a pet, the Great Dane at least one year of age for execution. They may have problems inherent in the hip and that is why young people should not be executed.
Like a lot of big dogs suffering from bloating and owners of some of the great Danish recommends three small meals a day instead of the normal dog food once a day.