How Natural Treatments Helped My Dog, By Samantha Randall, a pet writer, podcaster, and editor at Top Dog Tips Natural Treatments For Dogs One of my first dogs was a mixed breed. Shadow had some German Shepherd in him, and a common trait of German Shepherds is chronic eczema. He was constantly itching. The continuous fidgeting to scratch caused massive weight loss and an increase in appetite. Not mention the fact ...read the full article.