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Boxers: Swollen Hind legs and Genital, congestive heart failure, veterinary cardiologist
congestive heart failure, veterinary cardiologist, swollen limbs: I am so sorry for the delayed response Yvette! The only thing that comes to mind with a cough and swollen limbs would be congestive heart failure, but I would hope the vet would have noticed that. You might consider a visit to a veterinary cardiologist...

Boxers: skin problem, vet asap, insect sting
vet asap, insect sting, insect bites: If the pimples are producing puss and is also spreading- it is now a staff infection and needs the appropriate antibiotic to kill the staff infection and clear up the spreading. What originally caused it could be numerous things- insect bites (causes swelling)...

Boxers: I think my Rocky has hives, allergy bedding, boxer owners
allergy bedding, boxer owners, water bowls: First, join Boxerworld.com and check the forums and post the problem there-- those people are Boxer owners and lovers and might have had a similar problem. Food is a culprit- but you said the bumps go away outside, and come back when inside. Food allergies...

Boxers: thunderstroms, rawhide bones, rain storms
rawhide bones, rain storms, nyla bone: This is common with any breed of dog, but Boxers seem to be sensitive to thunder and lightening- rain storms... The only thing you can do to help comfort the pup is to be with her and speak in a calm, comforting voice, telling her it is okay (a good positive...

Boxers: Wieght of a 4 mo boxer puppy?, boxer puppy weight, boxer puppies
boxer puppy weight, boxer puppies, boxer puppy: Hi Scott, There is no average weight per se, it will depend on the genetics,parents and environment, if her dam was small then she may be as well, she could have been the runt of the litter too and not able to get her share at mealtime.The puppy was very...

Boxers: white boxer w/ brown ear, white boxer, deaf dogs
white boxer, deaf dogs, white dogs: Hi. It s true that white Boxers can be deaf. It s usually the dogs that don t have any pigment inside their ears. You can ask these people if you can take the dog to a vet for a check up before you buy her. A test to do is this: stand behind her where she...

Boxers: 1 Year old male boxer is sick, poison plants, male boxer
poison plants, male boxer, emergency vet: No, Cicely- it is impossible to diagnose. I highly recommend and plead and urge you to get him to the vet ASAP- IMMEDIATELY. Do not wait, do not make an appointment- just go NOW. It could be poison- an outside poison or indoor poison; plants, or anything....

Boxers: my 12 month old boxer puppy, boxer puppy, boxer puppy weight
boxer puppy, boxer puppy weight, boxer puppy dog: Hi Julez, The average weight of an American male boxer would be 70-75 lbs when matured at 2 years old, the average Euro boxer would be about 75-80 lbs. Your boxer seems to be on track. Check the label of the dog food you are feeding and see what it says you...

Boxers: 6 month female boxer, boxer owners, female boxer
boxer owners, female boxer, boxer lovers: Spaying does not stunt growth- it simply stops reproduction. Have you asked your vet his or her recommendation for the age to spay? You do want to spay her before her first heat. She can have a first heat from anywhere from age 6 months to 1 year...

Boxers: 8 yr old male boxer, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, patient nature: Just because it appeared so clumsy and as though he didn t know what to do doesn t necessarily mean it didn t happen when you weren t around... But, if the number of days have passed and you are sure there isn t a pregnancy- 58-63 day gestation perid (to...

Boxers: 9 month old boxer wont stop peeing in kennel, boxer urination problem
boxer urination problem: Hi Tim, What you have described is not normal behavior, usually there is an underlying medical condition causing this type of behavior. There are other causes and I will be glad to work out a plan for you to work with him but we really need to make sure there...

Boxers: Barking boxer puppy, boxer dog barking, boxer dog training
boxer dog barking, boxer dog training, boxer puppy: Hi Lindsey, The way to stop the barking will depend on why she is barking. Dogs bark for the many reasons, to guard, to warn of danger or intruders, to communicate they need help(like water bowl filled), to invite play and because they are bored are the...

Boxers: Black Urine, male boxer, boxer lovers
male boxer, boxer lovers, kidney infection: Donna, You sound as though you are doing all that you can to get to the bottom of this. I ve never heard of the black urine without attributing it to a kidney infection and that being blood in the urine. Since your vets are on top of this with tests...

Boxers: BOXER W/ ANAL SWELLING, boxer dog with anal swelling
boxer dog with anal swelling: Hi Amanda, It is probably his anal sacs are impacted, the vet should be your option. The vet can relieve this and show you how to help him and what to do if this is what is wrong with him. Best Regards, Angela Donald Canine Behavior Consultant http://www.hitowerboxers.co...

Boxers: Boxer female, boxer dog, boxer dogs
boxer dog, boxer dogs, boxer: Hi Lauren, I believe you will be altering the situation greatly by adding the unspayed female. Now the rules change and natural instincts to mate by the younger male will come about when this female comes into heat greatly increasing the chances of male dominance...

Boxers: Boxer Heat Cycles, average life span, thyroid test
average life span, thyroid test, puppy mill: Her heat cycle should be every 5-6 months. Heats don t vary by once a year, let alone 15 months. Have your vet draw blood for a thyroid test. Thyroid disorders are common with Boxers, and cause the female to have sparingly heat, or no heats. This...

Boxers: Boxer Heat Cycles
Yes, heat cycles can vary, but 15 months between seasons would be considered unusual in any case. She may have had a silent heat at some point - where there is little swelling or blood. However, if it were my bitch I would probably schedule an appointment...

Boxers: Boxer Heat Cycles, boxer heat cycles, boxer dog
boxer heat cycles, boxer dog, boxer dogs: Hi Sara, Once a boxer bitch comes into heat the cycles usually are at least once or twice a year. I would be concerned after 12 months.It does vary greatly depending on the bitch but I d have the vet check her out.The older she gets the less frequent the...

Boxers: Boxer Puppy with soft lump on back, sebaceous cysts, boxer puppy
sebaceous cysts, boxer puppy, vet assistant: If it moves, then it is probably a sebaceous cyst. Read this and let me know if that is probably the lunp: http://www.petplace.com/dogs/sebaceous-cysts-in-dogs/page1.aspx If it doesn t fit the description, just phone your vet and talk to him/her or...

Boxers: My Boxer is small, boxer puppy weight, boxer
boxer puppy weight, boxer, boxers: Hi Ethan, Your boxers are too young to tell what they will be when fully grown at two years of age. The weight they are now is a little under weight. Try increasing their daily food intake to four to six cups of food daily. Remember a boxer grows taller the...

Boxers: Boxer2yr.male,chases 2yr. Fem. cat, unacceptable behavior, chases
unacceptable behavior, chases, heart attack: Linda, I hate to tell you this-- but Boxers are notorious for hating cats- at minimum, chasing them. The only way they could have coexisted is to have the Boxer literally grow up with the cat. Since the Boxer is already 2 years old, the instinct and...

Boxers: Boxers, boxers, boxer
boxers, boxer, boxer dog: Hi Karly, Depending on the lines your boxer descends from, you can expect the heat cycle to be between 18-24 months of age at the latest. If your boxer hasn t come into heat by this age I d have a vet check her out. Good luck and thank you for your question....

Boxers: boxer dog skin problems, best bet, scabs
best bet, scabs, blood work: Hi. Ask your vet to do a skin scrapping or a culture. He could also have an allergy, or something in his enviroment that is causing him to scratch? Your best bet would be to start at the vets and have some blood work done. Then, look to his environment to...

Boxers: boxer size, boxer dog size, boxer puppy behavior
boxer dog size, boxer puppy behavior: Hi Anne, The average weight for an American male boxer is 70-75 lbs and a European boxer 75-80 lbs when mature at two years old. Since you have just recently moved this is most likely the cause of his behavior issue, just give him more time to adjust to the...

Boxers: boxers in heat, heat cycle, message forum
heat cycle, message forum, length of time: Her cycle normally last 28-20 days each time, every 5-6 months. If it doesn t last that length of time, or if she doesn t have her heat cycle every 5-6 months, have her thyrroid checked. Here is a Boxer message forum with info: http://www.boxerdogplanet.com/showthread.php?t=1799...

Boxers: breeding, many different things, female boxer
many different things, female boxer, hormonal imbalance: Hi. It could be a few different things. It may be at the wrong time of her cycle, what day is she on? she may have strictures inside of her vagina that causes her pain when the male try to breed her, she may have a hormonal imbalance and may need her thyroid...

Boxers: breeding, boxer breeding, boxers
boxer breeding, boxers, boxer: Hi Amy, The female isn t ready, the male will know and probably take care of business. The female will most likely take him between the 11th - 20th day and not before.Thank you for your question. Angela Donald Canine Behavior Consultant http://www.hitowerboxers.co...

Boxers: breeding my boxer
Hi Anna, There are no hard and fast rules about the number of seasons a bitch should have before she is bred. Some bitches come in season at six months and cycle every six months (very few Boxers do this, though) - others don t have their first season...

Boxers: Fighting Boxer Girl, female boxer, sweet heart
female boxer, sweet heart, spayed: Okay-- she was raised with her brother- and recently the mother was put to sleep... My I ask why she was? I mean, I haven t ever heard of anyone putting a Boxer down unless terminally ill and in pain... Okay, it sounds to me like she was in competition...

Boxers: femal boxer, female boxer, boxer dog
female boxer, boxer dog, boxer: Hi Lewis, Although the breed is muscular by nature, they will require at least 30 minutes of aerobic type exercise twice a day for optimal muscle definition and health. Thanks so much for your question. Angela Donald Canine Behavior Consultant http://www.hitowerboxers.com...

Boxers: female boxers fighting
Hello Gaylene, Unfortunately, this is the problem with female Boxers. They are the aggressive one of the gender. If they had grown up together, it wouldn t be as bad, but there would still be some fighting between them. Females are very dominate and...

Boxers: knobbly knees, boxer puppy, knobbly knees
boxer puppy, knobbly knees, male boxer: Both front legs? This sounds like a genetic birth defect. I cannot diagnose it without a picture to view- but simply take him to your vet and ask him to check it out- since he is so young- maybe there is a solution. I ve not heard of such an issue...

Boxers: Leila - 3 1/2 yr old boxer's weight and panting, dick van patten, dick van patten food
dick van patten, dick van patten food, thyroid disorder: Hello Joyce, Actually, you didn t ask any question. LOL! But I think the jest of it is her weight being contributed to a thyroid disorder and her over heating/panting. First, Boxers are prone to thyroid problems. If you are concerned, your vet can...

Boxers: Mast Cell Tumors in Boxers
Read these to help understand: http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_mast_cell_tumors.html http://www.alohamedicinals.com/mast.htm?source=google&gclid=CNLY8qfW6ZwCFSENDQodp2uxjA If it truly is a mass cell tumor, surgery and radiation therapy is required....

Boxers: Newborn fur color, light fawn, fur color
light fawn, fur color, female boxer: Hi. The fawn pups look like fawns to me, just a darker fawn. You didn t say what color dad was. In order for a Boxer to be brindle, one of the parents has to be brindle. Brindle is dominate over fawn, so if the brindle gene is present, the dog is brindle....

Boxers: Puppy weight gain, boxer puppies, puppy growth
boxer puppies, puppy growth, newborn puppy: Newborn Boxer puppies generally weigh one pound at birth. The first few days and week they loose a few ounces, but start to gain again in a few weeks. Here are some helpful links. Links to newborn puppy development and care: http://www.dallasboxerclub.com/puppy.html...

Boxers: Does my puppy have stunted growth, natural dog food, sized adult
natural dog food, sized adult, glutens: 50 lbs. is not under weight. My 5 year old female, fluctuates weight between 50-60 pounds. She is short compared to her mate, and considered a smaller Boxer. Boxers are like people. They are short, medium height, and larger heights, with weights ranging...

Boxers: my puppys, boxer puppies
boxer puppies: Hi Dennis, Thanks for your questions. First the puppies are in a critical learning stage and their attention span is quite short. Try 10 minute training sessions several times a day. Try squatting down and clap your hands once to get their attention then...

Boxers: getting a secon boxer, boxer pup, male boxer
boxer pup, male boxer, female boxer: A female is fine. Remember, a female is the aggressor of the breed, not the male. A male and female will coexist very well together. I have a male and female. Of course, I have bred them. But they don t have to be breeding mates to get a long well....

Boxers: size & digestive issues, sensitive stomachs, smart puppy
sensitive stomachs, smart puppy, breed puppy: Whatever her generics (and without the jutting jaw, I would say Pit Bull, not Boxer) I would feed her a special food for sensitive stomachs. Your vet should carry it. Iams makes it. There are many good brands. If you like, go to your pet store (Pet Smart,...

Boxers: Thin Boxer Puppy, boxer puppy weight, boxer puppy
boxer puppy weight, boxer puppy: Hi Kim, No this is not normal, have the vet check her out, some parasites can cause this. Altho boxer pups are mostly legs the first year, the ribs can show a little altho not preferred, the bones showing near the tail is not normal. The ideal would be to...

Boxers: urinating in house after puppies, benebac, vet check
benebac, vet check, good bacteria: Yes, she could very possibly have a urinary tract infection, or a uterine infection. A vet check is in order, to see what s going on. Be sure the vet knows she s still nursing puppies; some medications should be avoided. If she s put on antibiotics, the...

Boxers: urinating in the house after having puppies, common after giving birth, having puppies
common after giving birth, having puppies, kidney failure: No, this is not normal-- and dangerous. She could have a urinary infection, common after giving birth, as well as a problematic bladder from carrying puppies and whelping at the age of 4 1/2, which is too old to be breeding. Her life is almost half over-...

Boxers: walking, leash training, formul
leash training, formul, wals: Hi. He is still a baby yet. You need to keep leash training short and sweet. At 9 weeks, anything over 20 minutes is too much. Get him used to wearing it around the house, walk him on it inside or out in the back yard. don t expect him to go on long walks...

Boxers: whelping, birth canal, puppies
birth canal, puppies, puppy: If she hasn t nested in to nurse her 3 puppies, and is still panting and pacing- circling and the like- she could have more. Usually, they don t last more than an hour or so apart- if it has been longer, you need to call a vet. She could have a puppy obstructing...

Boxers: 13 week old Boxer pup, boxer pup, male boxer
boxer pup, male boxer, nyla bone: He is so very young-- 3 months old. Yes, introducing him to a crate will be traumatic. In order to introduce him properly, to not cause fear and isolation, you must place it in a room with the family and leave the door wide open. Have a Nyla bone and...

Boxers: 2 boxer females--looking to adopt, undue anxiety, best buds
undue anxiety, best buds, behavior consultant: Hi Tara, Yes a male would probably fit into the family easily. Do expect some behavior issues among all. The new male will have to find his place among the pack. Do not be surprised if the females begin to fight each other. Even a so called submissive male...

Boxers: almost 2 year sold female boxer and not heat?!?!?!, female boxer, typical signs
female boxer, typical signs, blood spots: First, Jose, don t use caps to type- it means shouting on the computer. She is 2 years old and has had heats at least every 6 months- twice a year. She might not have the typical signs that others do, but she has had heats. They last approximately...

Boxers: 2nd Boxer, boxer, boxer dog
boxer, boxer dog: Hi Michael, Congratulations on choosing another boxer for your family. I would recommend a male as this will make the transition much easier. Here are some recommendations to your questions: A. Let nature take its course. The family should be as calm...

Boxers: 9 week old boxer, rollie pollie, puppy chow
rollie pollie, puppy chow, puppy food: 9 weeks is extremely young- a newborn per se. He should be eating softened puppy food that you can soak to soften. I have a homemade formula that is high in protein and helps maintain weight for active pups, that I give them in a bowl and also soak dry...

Boxers: Aggressive Behavior, sitting in the back seat, male boxer
sitting in the back seat, male boxer, mixed emotion: Hello Nancy, This seems to be a common Boxer problem. Unfortunately, it actually all starts when they are little puppies. Although we don t realize it at the time, when they are puppies, they are behaving that way then, and we chalk it up to puppy...

Boxers: acting weird, thyroid problem, false pregnancy
thyroid problem, false pregnancy, dog spayed: Hi Scott, The two things are probably not related, but it s not impossible. Is your dog spayed? If not, she may be going through a false pregnancy; the bone is her baby . If she is spayed, or if the behavior continues for more than a week or so, it...

Boxers: addition to the family, boxer rescue, boxer dog
boxer rescue, boxer dog, boxer dog adoption: Hi Amy, You should have no problems with the new addition. When you all meet everyone needs to be as calm as possible,the dogs should be on loose leads, allow the new girl to come in on the side of your male not facing him and let the dogs smell each other....

Boxers: assesive scratching, cephalexin 500, acorn squash
cephalexin 500, acorn squash, corn wheat: Hi Robert, Allergies can be so frustrating! You mention you switched to an organic food, but did you try a grain-free formula? There are quite a few on the market - Wellness, Nature s Variety, Timberwolf Organics, and Innova spring to mind as companies...

Boxers: Barking, innate ability, boxers
innate ability, boxers, boxer: Boxers are not usually a barky breed in general. Once she settles into your home and starts to view it as her home, too, she will start to become more protective. That said, Boxers have an innate ability to discern a person s intentions, and many will...

Boxers: Boxer 14 week pup, medium size dogs, distal tibia fracture
medium size dogs, distal tibia fracture, boxer pup: Shilpa, I am against any raw meats. They can carry bacteria and worms and become a major health issue. Cooked is okay. You CAN mix dry with cooked meat and veggies and rice. There is nothing wrong with digesting properly. P.S. Please rate all the...

Boxers: Boxer and antibiotics, boxer dog allergies
boxer dog allergies: Hi Trisha, This is most likely an allergy. Try only stainless steel bowls for food and water as many dogs are allergic to plastic. Ask your vet about giving her an antihistamine and the long term affects of antibiotics. The antibiotics are usually given...

Boxers: Boxer Dog Aggression, male boxer, dog aggression
male boxer, dog aggression, boxer dog: Boxers recognize other Boxers. They play rough-- they can literally stand and box one another when playing, bite each others mouths, ears, legs, etc. They are extremely rough playing. So are they playing- or can you be assured it is fighting? No,...

Boxers: Boxer Food and Testicles Questions, natural grocery store, natural dog food
natural grocery store, natural dog food, puppy formula: Neutering is fine at any age. It does reduce the chance of testicular cancer and other related cancers. Please familiarize yourself with the Boxer breed. Join for free, Boxerworld.com and Boxerforums.com Read the forums to seek answers to all your...

Boxers: Boxer Puppy, passing blood in stools, boxer puppy
passing blood in stools, boxer puppy, blood in stools: Brian, this is far beyond the scope of my expertise. I would have said the clean blood possibly a heat and from her vagina and not anus, but with prior history- I couldn t say. You need a vet that will x-ray her, sonar gram her- test her- do something...

Boxers: Boxer puppy having prostate problem, benign cyst, boxer puppy
benign cyst, boxer puppy, cancer in dogs: Here is some recommended reading: http://www.professorshouse.com/pets/dogs/prostate-cancer-in-dogs.aspx http://www.vef.hr/vetarhiv/papers/74-1/bakalov.pdf http://bulletin.piwet.pulawy.pl/archive/52-1/29_Aleksiewicz.pdf http://www.vin.com/VINDBPub/SearchPB/Proceedings/PR05000/PR00441.htm...

Boxers: Boxers, boston terriers, french bulldogs
boston terriers, french bulldogs, boxer breeders: Hi Sharon, Any kind of dog can be a good companion for a Boxer - it depends on the individual Boxer. Some don t like little dogs, some don t like hairy dogs, some only like other Boxers, and some don t like any other dogs! Breeds of similar size and activity...

Boxers: Boxers Nipples, having puppies, reproductive cancers
having puppies, reproductive cancers, fatty skin: First question is, has she weened the pups? Some moms allow the pups to nurse and never ween them (if you still have them). Her nipples might even be blacker colored than the normal pinkish color. Once a female has has pups, her nipples will usually remain...

Boxers: boxer pups, oral antibiotic, boxer pups
oral antibiotic, boxer pups, female boxer: Pups often get these scabs, and most times it is sensitivity to fleas which cannot be prevented. Since so young, the flea is more detrimental than to an adult dog- the problem is staph because of being so many and feces and urine. The vet should give you...

Boxers: boxer's skin, boxer dog skin, boxer dog
boxer dog skin, boxer dog: Hi Angela, The most likely causes are skin allergies, wind burn or sun burn. Try sunscreen on her with aloe vera, it has worked for me in the past with rescues. Thanks so much for your question. Angela Donald Canine Behavior Consultant http://www.hitowerboxers.com...

Boxers: boxers ideal weight, male boxer, boxer mix
male boxer, boxer mix, bone structures: I cannot predict his weight; however there are three bone structures to consider; large, big bones, medium, and smaller boned. Weight depends on that as well as diet, exercise and activity and genetics. What size was his parents? Average adult male...

Boxers: boxers season, physiological changes, hormonal changes
physiological changes, hormonal changes, 10 months: Hi Steve, Yes, this is normal. All females go through the same hormonal changes with a season, whether they re bred or not, and many go through physiological changes as if they were pregnant. Some go so far as to produce milk, in fact. Her nipples may...

Boxers: coat color, standard boxer, fawn color
standard boxer, fawn color, boxer breed: There is no such thing as a black Boxer. There is the fawn, the brindle, and the reverse brindle. Reverse brindle is near black because the striping on the brindle is predominately black on the fawn color, giving the illusion of a black Boxer, but is...

Boxers: constipated orphan boxer pup, boxer pup, plain yogurt
boxer pup, plain yogurt, raw egg: First, be sure the wash cloth is wet with warm water like a mother s tongue. You always stimulate him while he is nursing a bottle because that is when the mother does. Of course, you must do it every hour also. But it has to be wet and warm. You gently rub...

Boxers: death of my boxer, boxer puppy, puppy search
boxer puppy, puppy search, boxer breeder: I am so very sorry for your loss. This is everyone s nightmare. Since he was outside doing his business with no warning signs of pending illness, and fell, kicking his feet, it truly sounds as though he had a heart attack. Boxers are prone to heart problems,...

Boxers: Finding a companion for my boxer, boxer puppy, male boxer
boxer puppy, male boxer, female boxers: Actually, female and female is not a good idea. Females are the more aggressive of the breed- and two will clash unless you get a puppy for her to raise and foster. I would suggest a male Boxer... a puppy would be good so she can raise it like her...

Boxers: Hive-like lumps, boxer dog hives
boxer dog hives: Hi Chris, Here are two articles I think you will find interesting and possibly the cause of your boxers hives. Food allergies, parasitic allergies and inhalant allergies are the most common in the boxer breed. I would also recommend a second opinion by...

Boxers: hair loss, oatmeal bath, environmental allergies
oatmeal bath, environmental allergies, plastic dishes: If he has had feet problems for years at each different house, then it is not the floor. No dog would be allergic to every type of floor. Please ask your vet to help with this and get to the bottom of it. The olive oil and socks will soften them and re-moisturize...

Boxers: Introducing a new Boxer to our other 2, boxer dog behavior, boxer dog introductions
boxer dog behavior, boxer dog introductions, rescued boxer dog: Hi Nicole, Wait until she is out of heat to introduce them and you have spayed her, also wait until she is healed from the surgery as you don t want to take the chance of her ripping a stitch or getting injured. If she were to get injured when introduced...

Boxers: introducing new puppy to 5month puppy, boxer puppies
boxer puppies: Hi Rafael, The behavior you have described is a normal greeting between boxer puppies. You will have to supervise the play together for several months because Chucky will not mean to hurt her but he could accidently. Just correct Chucky when he gets too...

Boxers: licking boxer, fenced back yard, kong toys
fenced back yard, kong toys, kong toy: This would appear to be a nervous disorder. You will need to provide more exercise and a calmer atmosphere for her. More playtime and running time in the fenced back yard, more leash walks, swimming if possible, and a calm home environment. Offer...

Boxers: mydog, malignant cancer, canned version
malignant cancer, canned version, eating poop: Here is a link to my original answer to a similar question: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Boxers-3345/2009/1/Mouth-Growth-6-year.htm (However, I have revised one issue: fecal matter in any sore (mouth sore) is due to him licking himself and/or eating...

Boxers: neutering, skin cysts, average weight for females
skin cysts, average weight for females, female boxer: Hi JM, It would be best to have the vet check her out to determine the best course of action to take. The cysts should be checked as well as boxers are prone to cancers. Her weight issue should be addressed as the average weight for females is 50-65 lbs....

Boxers: My non barking Boxer..., non barking boxer dog
non barking boxer dog: Hi Adam, Sounds like you and your wife socialized him very well and he sees no need to alert you to strangers as they are not a threat to him. If you want him to bark at strangers to alert you to their presence then you ll have to train him to do just that...

Boxers: will my puppies stay the same color, boxer breeders, female boxer
boxer breeders, female boxer, american boxer: No, they won t change. Your female is white with the white gene and the fawn father had the white gene from his father. White is white. The American Boxer Breeders Association does not recommend breeding white Boxers. It is not a recognized...

Boxers: puppy coat, fawn color, purebred status
fawn color, purebred status, breed puppy: Puppy coats do tend to get lighter with age, though generally not dramatically so. White hair mixed in the base color (as opposed to separate areas of white markings) is not typical of a Boxer coat, but sometimes the fawn colored hairs can look very light....

Boxers: puppy feeding, boxer dog diet
boxer dog diet: Hi Shilpa, Check the label on the dog food packet and feed the amount for a 60-70 lb adult dog. Split the amount into 3-4 meals per day up until she is a year old then you may feed twice daily. Please see this list of foods not to feed to dogs which can...

Boxers: my Rubbells is pregnant....., staffy bull terrier, little nose
staffy bull terrier, little nose, decemeber: Normal temperature is 101.5 degrees Farenheit. When it goes down into the 90 s, she would be in labor or early labor. It is a sign. Not all break water, as each puppy is in an individual sack (placenta) with its own fluids... and another sign of labor is...

Boxers: rescued boxer age, boxer dog age
boxer dog age: Hi Angela, Your vet may be able to tell you the approximate age of this female through a dental exam and physical exam. The aggression is most likely due to her being abused at some point by a man or men. Her prior owner could have been a woman and she...

Boxers: Stud out my male, akc, bloodlines
akc, bloodlines, dog registry of america: Call or email the AKC: there is a lot of Online Q & As also. If you register him at the Dog Registry of America (Online) and fill out the info and pay the fee; AKC will accept that registration for valid. That is what I did with one of mine. AKC does...

Boxers: Taking care of a injured boxer puppy, boxer pup, boxer puppy
boxer pup, boxer puppy, tibia fracture: Hi Shilpa, I m so glad to hear your puppy is doing better. Since these types of fractures are complicated and each case is different, I believe you should call your vet and ask him how long he expects this fracture to take to heal and what you should be...

Boxers: after whelping, heated blanket, body temp
heated blanket, body temp, heat lamp: Yes, and I recommend to continue after they can regulate their temperatures while winter and cold. Of course, once they begin to chew- you cannot risk a heating blanket as they could chew the cords... But as long as they are a week to two weeks old, it...

Boxers: 8 month old boxer, blood in stool, household items, blood in stool
household items, blood in stool, blood in the stool: I have to ask, and not meaning to be condescending, but what does it take to convince you to take her to your vet? Blood in her stools for a week? Got into trash; foil and household items? Don t you think a foreign object might be in her stomach or lodged...

Boxers: Aggressive Behavior in male boxer pup, boxer pup, male boxer
boxer pup, male boxer, untoward behavior: First, Boxers are not guard dogs as a Doberman,or Rottweiler is. They might be territorial, and they might alert you- but, Boxers are people dogs and big, ol lovable cuddle bugs. It is quite common for the largest litter mate to be the alpha-- he was...

Boxers: Barking/nipping boxer when she doesn't get her way, setting boundaries, female boxer
setting boundaries, female boxer, dining room table: And, when did this all start? At what age? It didn t happen overnight. The lack of setting boundaries for her at a younger age is a cause. When a puppy is 2 months-4 months old, discipline needs to begin and boundaries set, what is acceptable behavior...

Boxers: Boxer Allergies, plastic bowls, food allergies
plastic bowls, food allergies, bed pillow: Are you feeding her out of plastic bowls? Use stainless steel bowls. Also, if using stainless steel bowls, it could be food allergies or an allergy to something she is laying her chin on; a dog bed, pillow, carpet, etc. Boxers are prone to food allergies,...

Boxers: barking, why dogs do not bark, boxer dog does not bark
why dogs do not bark, boxer dog does not bark: Hi Glenn, Yes they are young and it could play a role in it for lets say the six month old, now this one is taking in what the older one is doing and mirroring the elders way. If the elder isn t barking then the young pup knows not to bark at strangers....

Boxers: boxer pregnancy, how to care for newborn puppies, vanilla ice cream
how to care for newborn puppies, vanilla ice cream, next firday: Is the 23rd the 63rd day? Sometimes they come 56-65 days-- but 63 days is the good time; not too early and not too late. If either occurs before and beyond those days, get to a vet. If she is not eating, which is natural (she will pee and poop more though)...

Boxers: my boxers, umbilical cords, hump
umbilical cords, hump, boxers: First of all-- DO NOT BREED HER UNTIL SHE IS 2 YEARS OLD! She is NOT mature enough to be able to emotionally handle nursing puppies, let alone, how to naturally whelp on her own-- unless you want to cut their umbilical cords, bottle feed them every 2...

Boxers: breeding, little treasure, testicular cancer
little treasure, testicular cancer, legal contract: She cannot designate if you choose to breed him or not. Unless you signed a legal contract that was witnessed by a third party that shares no interest (none of the breeder s family, friends, etc,), or legally notarized, then you would have agreed not to...

Boxers: Chewing and potty training, boxer pup, urinary problem
boxer pup, urinary problem, work shifts: There could be a urinary problem, or it is your schedule and he is subconsciously acting up. The chewing and peeing is usually a cry for attention and nervousness. Have your vet check him for urinary problems to rule that out and get back with me...

Boxers: Feeding my boxer, feeding a boxer dog
feeding a boxer dog: Hi Lauren, Please check out my website for holistic dog foods we recommend giving boxers at http://www.hitowerboxers.com/boxerfood.htm and to see what we feed. You might also try adding a gravy to his kibble. Adding a gravy made with can dog food and warm...

Boxers: how much to feed an 8 week old boxer, boxer puppy, kibble
boxer puppy, kibble, mash: A cup is way too much for a 8 week old puppy. The gauge to use is to remember fist size is stomach size. 1/4-1/2 cup a feeding 4 times a day. I certainly hope that you are adding water and soaking it and making a puppy mash so he does not choke....

Boxers: Is my female Boxer small, female boxer, bone structure
female boxer, bone structure, mother and father: 55 pounds is great for a female, and she is still growing. She isn t even a year old yet and weighing what my 6 year old female weighs/ Her height is normal. There are three sizes of Boxers, as in humans having different size... The smaller framed Boxer...

Boxers: Height of my 9 month old boxer, gaining muscle mass, bones and joints
gaining muscle mass, bones and joints, male boxer: There is not an average weight for a growing puppy. And 9 months old is still a growing puppy. It depends on his size and structure. Boxers spend about 12 months growing tall and 12-18 additional months growing and gaining muscle mass. A mature male...

Boxers: introducing femail boxer pup to 5yr old male boxer, introducing new boxer puppy
introducing new boxer puppy: Hi Kelly, There are several things you can do to lessen the stress of the new pup s arrival. Always put the male first and don t show the new pup more attention than Diezel. Always show Diezel attention first, petting him first, speaking to or feeding first...

Boxers: involuntary leg kicking, boxer breeder, walking in circles
boxer breeder, walking in circles, female boxer: Yes, I breed. Boxers average life expectancy is 10 years. Of course, there are exceptions; 11, 12, 13 years. But 10 years is average and your girl is 9 years old and considered old; she is 63 years old in human years. I would image she has arthritis...

Boxers: 4 1/2 yr old boxer chewing things, puppy proof, male boxer
puppy proof, male boxer, proof room: Something has changed. Work hours, a move, new family, new people, something-- a dog that age doesn t change all of a sudden--- There is something that has made him nervous and anxious. See a vet and talk to him about the possibilities and medication...

Boxers: 4mth old boxer pup very thin., boxer pup is under weight
boxer pup is under weight: Hi Amanda, Continue with the small meals 4-5 times a day, it could take four to six weeks to show any signs of improvement in weight gain. It sounds to me like hookworms so ask the vet to do a stool sample, this type of parasite often will not show up even...

Boxers: Aggression, border collie mix, male boxer
border collie mix, male boxer, outdoor cats: It is not uncommon for any dog to be aggressive and excited over cats-- it s the natural order. However, if a puppy is raised with a cat in the house, it will not be aggressive toward cats. My Boxers hate cats and will kill them if I don t prevent it. I...

Boxers: Boxer / Lab mix agression, front teeth, destructive behaviour
front teeth, destructive behaviour, food bowl: Since she was rescued from a shelter at 8 weeks old- she had absolutely no training, socialization, or anything from her mother. This is absolutely necessary to socialize her, teach her what is acceptable, and what is not. No one has. She had no litter...

Boxers: Boxer rashes, boxer dog rashes, boxer dog thinning hair
boxer dog rashes, boxer dog thinning hair, boxer dog thyroid: Hi Shilpa, It definitely sounds like an allergic reaction to something. You will need to tell the vet the same things you told me here. You will need to continue rotating the medicines on a monthly basis to see if one of them is the trigger to this allergy....

Boxers: boxer, puppy food, cup yogurt
puppy food, cup yogurt, quality food: I couldn t tell you because it is genetic from his parents. Are they normal size, small, large? He is normal for his age. If he has ribs or hips showing he needs a higher protein puppy food more times a day. He might be playing and running it off and...

Boxers: boxer/sherpei mix, DM in boxers, degenerative myelophy in boxer dogs
DM in boxers, degenerative myelophy in boxer dogs: Hi Sarah, Please see the following article for an in-depth approach to the disease by R.M. Clemmons, DVM, PhD Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery Small Animal Clinical Sciences University of Florida http://vetmedicine.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fneuro.vetmed.ufl.edu%2Fneuro%2FDM_Web%2FDMofGS.htm...

Boxers: boxer vs other breeds, average life span, labrador retreiver
average life span, labrador retreiver, white boxer: Tara, I won t go into the Boxer personality, traits, characteristics here. There are too many. There is too much about the breed; prone to cancer, 10 year average life span, heart problems, etc. Boxers belong to the group of short muzzled dogs and must...

Boxers: to breed or not to breed, heart worms, heart worm
heart worms, heart worm, adult stage: NO, YOU CANNOT BREED HER WITH HEART WORMS- SECOND STAGE IS EVEN WORSE-- SHE WILL DIE AND THE PUPPIES WILL DIE! Google heart worms and look at what they do to the heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She still may not survive this. Why on earth didn t you have...

Boxers: Dew Claws, dew claws, boxer dogs dew claw removal
dew claws, boxer dogs dew claw removal, why remove dew claws on a dog: Hi Nancy, Yes it would be better to do it now when she is spayed than later and another surgery. I can t understand why they didn t have it done at birth when the tail was docked either, it is much better to have it done at birth before the nerves fuse....

Boxers: My dogs paw, interdigital furuncle in dogs, boxer dogs
interdigital furuncle in dogs, boxer dogs: Hi Ashley, It appears to be a interdigital furuncle but with boxers its always best to have the vet take a look to rule out cancers on any lump or bumps and to find a definitive answer.To learn more about interdigital furuncles see this site http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/70800.htm...

Boxers: follow up - to breed or not to breed, heart worms, preventive medication
heart worms, preventive medication, heat cycle: It is not a question of whether puppies get heart worms-- it is the matter of the bitch having heart worms and being treated to save her life. If it is second stage-- that would likely mean surgery to remove them-- at the least medication for a VERY LONG time...

Boxers: Low-energy, boxer dog with low energy
boxer dog with low energy: Hi Gary, The symptoms could be any number of things wrong and it is wise to have the vet check him out any time his behavior changes suddenly as in this instance as it is usually an underlying medical condition. I d ask the vet to do a complete blood panel,...

Boxers: Neutering, hyperactive boxer dogs, boxer dogs
hyperactive boxer dogs, boxer dogs, neutering a boxer: Hi Alexi, It is wonderful to hear he is a normal boxer. Most people mis-label the boxer as hyper when in fact this behavior is more often a happy friendly dog, doing the kidney beaning gesture when people come over, the boxer over compensates friendly...

Boxers: new boxer fghting with old boxer, poor puppy, blow the whistle
poor puppy, blow the whistle, husky mix: You rescued Steve, the 13 month old and probably do not know his history, but obviously he did not have any kind of socialization what so ever. This is a big problem now that he is older. You are going to have to teach him what is acceptable behavior...

Boxers: reaction to saliva, boxer dog allergy, reaction to dog saliva
boxer dog allergy, reaction to dog saliva, teach dog not to lick : Hi Kelly, It is my understanding that your allergic reaction is quite common in the dog owners world. I want go into the scientific explanation here but a simple answer, you and your family are allergic to a protein found in dog s saliva,glands and urine,...

Boxers: spots on back, puppy sores, boxer puppies with sores
puppy sores, boxer puppies with sores, boxer puppy: Hi Greg, It is most likely Puppy Impetigo also known as Puppy Pyoderma and Juvenile Pustular Dermatitis. Staphylococcus bacteria are usually present and are thought to be a main cause of puppy impetigo. It is usually treated by applying one of the following:...

Boxers: thin, puppy food, digestive track
puppy food, digestive track, adult female: The weight for an adult female is average 55 lbs. If you are concerned and she roams and plays so much, add half and half puppy food to her regular dog food to add higher protein for her playing. Also, you can add 1 cup plain (no flavor) yogurt to her...

Boxers: warm face and ears, vet asap, fawn boxer
vet asap, fawn boxer, normal temperature: Have you taken his temperature rectally? A dog s normal temperature is approximately 101-102 therebouts. Any higher, and he has a temperature. He could have pneumonia since he is sneezing and is red and warm. It is CRITICAL that you get him to...

Boxers: weight / feeding, boxer dog food, weight
boxer dog food, weight: Hi Hannah, There is no perfect weight per se at this age, you should not see the ribs but be able to feel them and the pup should have a waistline. I prefer to feed my pups 4-6 cups per day and yes I measure the food to be sure they are getting that amount.Yes...

Boxers: my almost 18 month old boxer, Tyson, accidents in the home, aggressor
accidents in the home, aggressor, back yard: You ve practically diagnosed it yourself: you said he is protective of you and your son--- and when you play fight with your daughter, he sees her as the aggressor to you (and your son) and will defend you both... Boxers may love all family members, however,...

Boxers: 2 yr old female, female boxer, deficate
female boxer, deficate, different breed: That is untrue-- dogs do defecate in their crates because when you have to go--- you have to go. First, I am going to chastise you for keeping a Boxer outside, and then bringing him or her inside and in a crate. Boxers ARE NOT OUTSIDE DOGS! They cannot...

Boxers: BOXER DOG, litter mates, labour and birth
litter mates, labour and birth, brindle: Yes, it is quite unusual for any dog to have one puppy, but especially a Boxer. I haven t ever heard of just one. Nine days late-- 72 days is quite odd. Usually after the 65th day-- you need to see your vet for a possible c-section. I would have been afraid...

Boxers: My Boxer, little medicine, christmas eve
little medicine, christmas eve, small dogs: The lack of appetite could be due to the medicine. Feed him some canned dog food to encourage his appetite and add whole plain (no flavors) yogurt to help his appetite and settle his stomach. He will love the whole plain yogurt. You might want to offer...

Boxers: Boxer Bark/Howl, fedex guy, calm demeanor
fedex guy, calm demeanor, male boxer: He is exhibiting the typical alpha protector behavior. He has a female in the house now, and will play the part of the big, bad protector. In order to teach him it is unacceptable behavior you will need to be consistent in training. Get a whistle and...

Boxers: Boxer diarrhea, healthy digestive system, canned dog food
healthy digestive system, canned dog food, puppy food: And your vet didn t say what is causing the diarrhea and blood in it? That is not acceptable. Get a new vet to get to the bottom of this. Start by feeding her a special sweet potato dog food (dry) for the stools and giving her stomach time to adjust....

Boxers: Boxer Puppy Breathing, green snot, boxer puppy
green snot, boxer puppy, dead cells: No, it is not common. He obviously has congestion; a cold, even possible pneumonia. There is a problem with breathing it means being sick. Not normal at all. Green snot in any animal is like humans; it is antibiotics attacking the infection and the green...

Boxers: Boxer Separation Anxiety, boxer mix, separation anxiety
boxer mix, separation anxiety, adding time: Yes, there is a simple solution, but requires diligence and patience-- you must be consistent. Separation anxiety is the fear of you not returning, and has to be released somehow, therefore, the destruction. It is not something she wants to do, but cannot...

Boxers: Boxers Pads, dew claws, rare disorder
dew claws, rare disorder, nto: That is a rare disorder and horrible for him. Bless his heart. I don t think there is anything else other than what you are doing. Get on a schedule to have them shaved every ??? according to the growing pattern, and continue the creams to soften and...

Boxers: How big will my boxer get?, puppy chow, fawn boxer
puppy chow, fawn boxer, adult females: She is huge. She is weighing what an average adult males weighs. Most average adult females weigh from 50-60 pounds. Her height is tall to, taller than average. She is almost an adult, yet she should still be eating puppy chow because she is not over...

Boxers: My boxer passes out, female boxer, heavy breathing
female boxer, heavy breathing, lot of water: I would recommend another vet even if it means driving to the next town... Passing out and loosing control of her bladder is neurological-- maybe even seizures.. Anti-seizure meds can help- but a vet must be positive of the cause before treating--- get...

Boxers: boxer pup vision, canine vision, boxer dog vision
canine vision, boxer dog vision: Hi John, All canine puppies have 100 % vision at about three weeks of age.To understand what 100 % vision in dogs means you may find the following article interesting as well http://www.hitowerboxers.com/apps/blog/show/1187358-learn-how-your-dog-sees-the-world-...

Boxers: bumps on skin and weight lost, heart worms, thyroid disorder
heart worms, thyroid disorder, bumps on skin: I haven t heard of a food allergy causing swelling of eyes, just break outs. However, if the food he is eating now has stopped the break outs and the swelling, yet he is loosing weight, feed him more, and feed him more often. I recommend the self-feed...

Boxers: deworming a litter of puppies, puppy chow, water solution
puppy chow, water solution, happy holidays: They are old enough. Buy de-worming medicine from your vet and not over-the-counter. I highly recommend Strongid T. It needs to be refrigerated and you give it 3-4 times, 2 weeks apart. Mark it on your calendar. DO NOT feed a litter of youngins hard...

Boxers: Eggs for my boxer, raw eggs and dogs, boxers
raw eggs and dogs, boxers: Hi Tom, I personally would not give my boxers or any dog a raw egg out of the possibility of salmonella poisoning, which symptoms act similar to parvo and can be life threatening through dehydration. I just want take that unnecessary risk with my own dogs...

Boxers: Female Boxer attacking other dogs in the home, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, female boxers: No, it wouldn t be hormonal since they took her ovaries out when they spayed her- she has nothing to cause it... It can be a change in the family dynamics; moving, new family member, some new friends, new work schedules and hours, not getting as much attention...

Boxers: My female boxer dog age 2 years., cause kidney failure, boxer dogs
cause kidney failure, boxer dogs, vet asap: Let me correct your terminology first... it is not spaded it is spayed. Apparently she is sick...something is wrong. When she cannot hold her bladder, and leaking urine while laying, not eating, and mood swings....chances are she is quite ill. ...

Boxers: Genetics, fawn boxer, brindle
fawn boxer, brindle, what the heck: It depends on his brindle gene. There is a dominate brindle which is referred to as double brindle and a single brindle is not dominate. A dominate brindle gene and a fawn will produce 100% brindle pups that will be single brindle gene (because of the...

Boxers: new dog, getting a new boxer
getting a new boxer: Hi Mike, On average in about 4-6 weeks he ll settle in and it ll be as if he was always with you. Just be patient with him and give him alot of affection through play and daily walks, he ll bond quicker with you. Establish a daily routine and continue it...

Boxers: can't get him healthy, boxer puppy, diahria
boxer puppy, diahria, australianshepherds: Recovering from Parvo is serious, but if he had all his shots, he shouldn t have gotten it-- chances would have been slim to contract it. Here s articles on mucal and hostiocytic colitis: http://www.australianshepherds.org/journal/health1.html http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1255697/...

Boxers: 18 month female--no obvious heat, thyroid disorder, thyroid problems
thyroid disorder, thyroid problems, female boxer: Well since you have owned Boxers before, you are familiar with their heat cycles and the symptoms. 18 months old is awfully old to not have had one yet. The main cause could be a thyroid disorder. It stops heats, prevents heat cycles, prevents pregnancies,...

Boxers: 2 female boxers, female boxer dog aggression
female boxer dog aggression: Hi Nicole, Once the females have drawn blood from each other they most likely will not get along and are most likely to continue this behavior. It seems they hold grudges so to speak. Please reconsider re-homing one of them, it would be best for all....

Boxers: 2 Male boxers, nip it in the bud, boxer puppy
nip it in the bud, boxer puppy, male boxers: I hate to say this, but it will be difficult adding a third Boxer to the mix. An adult, that is. It can be done, but needs supervision during the introduction period. I would imagine that your 8 almost 9 year old is the alpha and you don t want the 2...

Boxers: My 2 year old boxer, aggression problem, aggression problems
aggression problem, aggression problems, male boxer: Hi Tammy, The reality is I can not help you with an aggression problem over the Internet, these types of cases should be dealt with in home. Call local trainers /behaviorists in your area and be straight up with them and ask for their help.Many will help...

Boxers: 6 year old male loss of appetite, male boxer, renal kidney
male boxer, renal kidney, kidney failure: Hello Jean, First, you didn t tell me what your vet said about his mouth, his teeth, etc. Secondly, what diet change and why? Is his new diet for senior, inactive dogs? And hopefully, it does not have corn and glutens in it. Boxers do not do well...

Boxers: 6 yr. old boxer gaging, tearing eyes, flem
tearing eyes, flem, flavors: Vomiting a whitish flem is dry stomach syndrome that Boxers can get from not eating. Some Boxers eat at night and not during the day. I suggest trying to add a little something enticing on her dry food. There are flavored gravies in a bottle that you...

Boxers: 8 week out brindel female, bottled distilled water, 3 vets
bottled distilled water, 3 vets, blender mix: At 8 weeks, she should still be with her mother and litter. That is too soon to separate. She needs this diet: In blender, mix (not froth): 1 can (12oz.) evaporated milk (not condensed milk) 1 cup whole, plain yogurt (not flavored, and store generic...

Boxers: 9 year old boxer, vet appointment, hip dysplasia
vet appointment, hip dysplasia, leg joints: 9 years old is old for any dog, especially a Boxer. There will be a multitude of health problems now, just in our own old people. I don t know is you have stairs or not, but walking and especially getting up from a laying position is painful and difficult....

Boxers: Aggression, taking a turn, abuse case
taking a turn, abuse case, aggressive behavior: It sounds like jealousy and domination of being an alpha. Is the adopted Boxer a male too? If so, and this is likely, Boomer is asserting his alpha position over the new adopted dog. You will need to discipline Boomer for alpha-aggressive behavior....

Boxers: Aggression, male boxer, boxer mix
male boxer, boxer mix, female boxer: Neutering does not change their aggression or behaviors; just changes the chance of their roaming and being aggressive with males in competition. 32 months old is going on 3 years old. His new behavior is not due to becoming an adult, so I have to ask,...

Boxers: age, male boxer, going back to school
male boxer, going back to school, birth date: Call her vet since you have all the vet papers. They have his birth date in his file. Also, if he is AKC registered, his birth date will be on the registration. Even if he is registered elsewhere- birth date is listed. Ask the lady you are getting him...

Boxers: aggresive boxer, boxer rescue, shi tzu
boxer rescue, shi tzu, brain death: Do not put her down. It is not her fault that it happened. Dog aggression is caused by nervousness and anxiety- not out of meaness. Has something changed in your household- your family dynamics? Have you moved? Has a someone moved in? Is there a change...

Boxers: Boxer Dog 40 lbs/ Red Eyes, bully dogs, pit bulls
bully dogs, pit bulls, eye lid: First, I d like to address the red eyes. If you are talking about the lower eye lid being red- this is called a third eye, as silly as that sounds. It is a common characteristic in Boxers and all short mussled bully dogs; Pit Bulls, English Bulldog,...

Boxers: Boxer dry food, natural balance pet foods, boxer pup
natural balance pet foods, boxer pup, dick van patten: There is an awful lot of ingredients that I would research: Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, DL-Methionine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Pantothenic...

Boxers: My Boxer-Sniffer, boxer dog information
boxer dog information: Hi Rashmi, Here is the link to proper tick removal http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=62 , for health issues facing boxers please see http://www.hitowerboxers.com/boxerhealthissues.htm , Yes you can add fish to a dog s diet, see this...

Boxers: Boxers Bones, cesar millan the dog whisperer, torn ligament
cesar millan the dog whisperer, torn ligament, litter mates: I ll address the biting-- I am assuming this is during play. When they are still in the litter with their mother, mom teaches them to be big, bad Boxers and they nip and bite each other s legs, arms, ears, whatever. They box, chase and pounce, attack...

Boxers: My boxer is aggressive at the park, boxer dog
boxer dog: Hi Audrey, I would guess that your male isn t the one starting the problems if he is neutered. If he isn t neutered then you are fighting a loosing battle at the park.Whenever he engages the fights he s not in this is normal pack mentality. Survival of...

Boxers: boxer behavior, hip dysplasia, male boxer
hip dysplasia, male boxer, behavior question: If he has always previously been well behaved, and had no other signs of the current growling and nipping, and grew up with the children (Boxers love children and I ve never heard of one hurting a child), then I would tend to think he has pain due to arthritis...

Boxers: boxer pup, boxer pup, male boxer
boxer pup, male boxer, back yard: I don t know exactly what age he was when you got him, but he has not been properly socialized. Boxer mothers teach their pups to be big, bad Boxers by rough-housing with them, nipping them, chasing them, etc. Really rough play. They interlock mouths...

Boxers: when do boxers first heat happen?, boxer heat cycle, boxer dog heat cycle
boxer heat cycle, boxer dog heat cycle: Hi Michael, All female boxers are different, some come into heat the first time between six and twelve months old and others will vary up until 24 months old. I would not worry until after 24 months old, if at that time she hasn t come into heat then have...

Boxers: Color change in coat, thyroid medicine, thyroid medication
thyroid medicine, thyroid medication, white boxer: The brown spots are pigment change, however, most Boxers have the spots but cannot be seen due to being faen or brindle. The gene that is responsible for white markings on a boxer isn t adding colour, it is suppressing it. Or put another way, every white...

Boxers: Coming when called, cesar millan the dog whisper, boxer puppy
cesar millan the dog whisper, boxer puppy, food bowls: Since she is just 3 months old- what she is learning is being instilled forever. You have apparently given her treats when you ve called her, used treats to bribe her and coax her, and now she is smart enough to figure out that she will and won t do...

Boxers: coat color, german boxer, american boxer
german boxer, american boxer, brindles: There really is no difference between an American Boxer and a German Boxer excepts for the standards set. After all, all Boxers originated from Germany. As I mentioned in the other answer to you, she is a reverse Brindle giving the appearance of being black,...

Boxers: coming in heat, thyroid conditions, thyroid disorder
thyroid conditions, thyroid disorder, proper medication: Females heat cycle is generally once every 5-6 months: twice a year. If she has gone 8 months without a heat, she could possibly have a thyroid disorder. Have your vet draw blood (they draw it from the artery in the neck) and test it for thyroid. Simple...

Boxers: Dog Food, dick van patten natural balance, pedigree dog food
dick van patten natural balance, pedigree dog food, dick van patten: Iams and Pedigree have corn and glutens and fillers. There is no law on dog food labeling and advertising; they can say what they want, and claim what they want. Iams testing is inhumane and cruel and Peta and most animals lovers protest them. Google...

Boxers: Dukey, boxer dog allergies
boxer dog allergies: Hi Debra, It sounds to me like he has an allergy. You will need to determine what is causing it before you can eradicate it. It could be food, inhalant, parasites or even plastic. Do you feed him in plastic bowls ? If stop and get stainless steel bowls as...

Boxers: Facial hair loss, facial hair loss, stainless steel bowls
facial hair loss, stainless steel bowls, pink skin: I would recommend taking him to your vet since he had a mange when younger. But, it could be allergies to plastic. Use stainless steel bowls for food and water. A lot of Boxers are allergic to plastic. Also nylon, so if he wears a collar, or you just...

Boxers: Female Boxer, having puppies, female boxer
having puppies, female boxer, male boxer: Am I reading this right? A puppy ? Just one puppy? If so, that is highly unusual... She will come in heat again 5-6 months- so keep a calendar on her and watch for signs starting the 5th month. They can get pregnant each and every time they are in...

Boxers: female boxer snapping and growling, boxer dog aggression
boxer dog aggression: Hi Angela, Yes any time a dog is snapping and growling you should be worried , there is a reason and for safety reasons its best to isolate the dog away from children and others until the problem can be handled and diagnosed properly by your vet and a in...

Boxers: follow up to coat color, fawn male, brindle
fawn male, brindle, stripes: Tina, She is absolutely gorgeous- just beautiful! She is a reverse Brindle where the stripping is reversed and gives the appearance of being black- yet there is no such thing as a black Boxer. Instead of the red and black stripes, she has predominate...

Boxers: hairloss, boxer owners, dog health issues
boxer owners, dog health issues, environmental allergies: Mitch, I certainly understand the cost involved and living from paycheck to paycheck, but wanting the best for your beloved Boxer. If the skin biopsy can be postponed, or substituted for a skin scraping, the scraping is less expensive and will rule out...

Boxers: heart mumur /allergies, heart murmur, allergy issues
heart murmur, allergy issues, heart mumur: Hello Christine, My heart goes out to you. To have so many health issues is a heartbreak. Let me address allergies first. Boxers are prone to different allergies and can be allergic to combinations of things. Foods and environmental both. Try these:...

Boxers: Losing fur?, brindle boxer dog, natural dog food
brindle boxer dog, natural dog food, gorgeous coat: It could be a few possibilities. 1) Stress due to traveling which causes insecurities 2) Mange that has been picked up while traveling 3) Diet and/or allergies, whether diet or environmental I recommend you take her to a vet for a skin scraping...

Boxers: Scared boxer puppy, boxer puppy, female boxer
boxer puppy, female boxer, exposure therapy: She s a beautiful little Brindle! I would imagine living in a kennel and not being around people and the noises people make are foreign to her. She didn t get socialized with other people and their noises so now, she needs to be exposed, but in a controlled...

Boxers: sudden agressive behavior, vet visit, sign of nervousness
vet visit, sign of nervousness, first 30 minutes: It s funny you mentioned even BIG ones because a lot of people don t know that all dogs do not see size and do not know they are smaller than another dog. That s a fact. So size doesn t matter when a dog is aggressive toward another. There are different...

Boxers: Weight, boxer puppies, boxer puppy
boxer puppies, boxer puppy, male boxer: An adult male can weigh between 70-85 pounds, and an adult female 50-70 pounds. Boxer puppies are born at 1 pound and a few ounces, and gain weight after 10 days. At 13 weeks old (almost 3 months old) 25 pounds is good, but rather large. I would think...

Boxers: weight, female boxer, hind quarters
female boxer, hind quarters, hip bones: Ribs and hip bones should not be protruding and showing. You are right to be concerned. They are not being fed enough. I highly suggest they self-feed, allowing them access to fresh food and water 24/7. Also, Boxers are prone to thyroid disorders...

Boxers: weight loss and shaking head, boxer head shaking, boxer head tremors
boxer head shaking, boxer head tremors: Marissa, Boxers are prone to a condition called Idiopathic Head Tremors or Idiopathic Head Bobbing. The cause is unknown and benign.It is not a seizure. See this video to see if this is what your boxer is doing http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=992683019408822522#...

Boxers: one year - growth rate, parents and grandparents, adult weight
parents and grandparents, adult weight, adult female: You didn t mention her weight- but she is still growing at 1 year. Usually, they reach the adult weight at 2 years old. The female is perfect age for breeding at 2 years old and physically mature (and emotionally). An adult female can weight any where...

Boxers: yogurt, baby puppy, puppy food
baby puppy, puppy food, flavors: Plain, whole yogurt (no flavors, and store generic okay) is healthy for odgs. I always recommend it in most my dietary posts. Mix it with the baby (puppy) mash once a day. I hope you are softening his puppy food with water and letting it soak and...

Boxers: Are 2 boxers better than 1?, male boxer, wise move
male boxer, wise move, thanks in advance: 2 Boxers are better than 1 for sure. They are social and need companionship, especially one of their own breed. Do you know how he has been raised and socialized? I think it will be fine, but you will have challenges. Two males will vie for the alpha...

Boxers: 3 and 7 month old boxers, drip blood, heat cycle
drip blood, heat cycle, petsmart: Unfortunately, this will be very difficult. She probably won t come into her first heat until after 6 months old- but you never know. She will have a heat season twice a year- every 5-6 months, and each last 1 month long. So she can conceive during that...

Boxers: 5 Month Old Female Boxer Pup, boxer puppy, boxer puppy training
boxer puppy, boxer puppy training: Hello Karen, Answer to your questions: 1. She most likely has the mange, have your vet do a skin scraping to determine or this could be an allergic reaction from the medication you mentioned. 2.This reddening could be another sign of mange or allergic...

Boxers: Alpha dog & biting, boxer dog behavior
boxer dog behavior: Hi Cilla, You can be pack leader being a single female. First of all if the dog is not neutered then by all means do that. This will calm him down a great deal. Pack leadership is a psychological way of thinking and acting and a female can do it. One of...

Boxers: aggresive biting, typical reaction, unacceptable behavior
typical reaction, unacceptable behavior, key word: The key word here is abused. Since you do not know the extent of the abuse, I can certainly say that not liking the neighbor who he has attacked, is probably resembling his original abuser. That, and the fact that dogs instinctively know the innate...

Boxers: anal gland, dogs anal gland, boxer owners
dogs anal gland, boxer owners, old wives: You do not do that unless the anal gland is stopped up and not moisturizing. If you watch them when they walk around wanting to poop, there anus will be moist and glistening. That is why they are walking and circling, and sniffing around-- waiting for the...

Boxers: Boxador, boxador
boxador: Hi Rebecca, I am very sorry to hear of your lost of your beloved boxer. This is the first time I have ever heard of these breeds being purposely bred together and I do not know of any breeders of boxadors. You did not say what your boxer passed away of....

Boxers: Boxer aggressive behaviot, perfect heart, valve size
perfect heart, valve size, walking trips: Hi again, 8 weeks old is a young age and since you know his history, there was no abuse or problems to cause his nervousness and fear. This is highly unusual for a Boxer as you know. Fear is insecurity. Why he is insecure baffles me. You sound as...

Boxers: Boxer drooling & gagging, gurgling stomach, pepcid ac
gurgling stomach, pepcid ac, vet asap: Get him to a Boxer-savvy vet ASAP. The vet needs to know that it is NOT because he is a Boxer. That is ludricous! Read this about Bloat or Gastric Torsion (Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV)): http://www.canadasguidetodogs.com/boxer/boxerhealth.htm It...

Boxers: Boxer females who fight, boxer dog females fighting
boxer dog females fighting: Hi Amanda, Someone should have told you that boxers of the same sex rarely get along unless raised together from puppies. Not littermates.Your females would both need to be spayed to help the situation. I would recommend calling in a local behaviorist to...

Boxers: Boxer girl sitting on other Boxers, boxer dog behavior
boxer dog behavior: Hi Lou, Your boxer girl is experiencing some insecurities and its common among females of the boxer breed. They just need to be close to the pack and are seeking approval. I too have had one that did the same thing. Just don t make a big deal out of it or...

Boxers: Boxer health, symptoms of urinary infections, loss of bladder control
symptoms of urinary infections, loss of bladder control, bladder problem: I would tend to think she might have a bladder infection or she is in heat. You should keep a calendar on her heat cycles: once every 5-6 months. Sometimes in pre-cycle there is a discharge, then bleeding, and discharge again. It would probably be one...

Boxers: Boxer Weight, boxer puppy weight, boxer dog weight
boxer puppy weight, boxer dog weight: Hi Amber, There is no normal weight at this age, it will depend on the size of the parents, how much she weighed at birth, exercise and diet. The average weight for her age would be between 17-30 lbs.You should be able to feel the ribs but not see them. The...

Boxers: Breeding Boxers, vet bills, female boxer
vet bills, female boxer, whelping: I always suggest visiting your vet at least once during a gestation period (57-63 day gestation) to confirm how many puppies she is carrying, and the general health for all. As long as the vet says all is well, you should have a normal whelping and know...

Boxers: boxer, testicular cancer, neutering
testicular cancer, neutering, dominance: Neutering really has no bearing on dominance but prohibits the desire to roam or mount a female dog in your home, let alone, compete with other males. I have family and friends that haven t neutered their males and they are not dominate- quite the contrary,...

Boxers: boxer discharge, inflammation of the vagina, bladder sphincter
inflammation of the vagina, bladder sphincter, complete blood count: There could be several reasons: A discharge is a normal part of the heat cycle. Bloody discharge occurs for several days and then there is a milky or clear discharge. Urinary tract infections or an infected uterus (pyometra) can cause an opaque purulent...

Boxers: boxer drinking and urinating lots, boxer dog age
boxer dog age: Hi Dallis, Your very welcome for the information. I would have Nellie checked for diabetes and also have her thyroid checked, but you are right some of this can be due to old age. As for the lumps and skin tags I personally would have them tested just for...

Boxers: Is my boxer under weight, boxer dog weight
boxer dog weight: Hi Toy, I would say yes she is under weight as well. The ideal weight would be about 5O lbs at her age. You want to feel the ribs but not see them. None of her back bones should be visible.Check the dog food label you are feeding her and make sure it is...

Boxers: Chain fence, chain link fence, electronic fence
chain link fence, electronic fence, fence height: You must have a HOA that has guidelines for your fence height. I would ask them if a 5-6 fence is acceptable. 4 is just too low for any dog. Unless you can extend the height with decorative lattice of wire across the top extending it to at minimum 5 ...

Boxers: Diabetes, mac god, sodium levels
mac god, sodium levels, diabetes test: Diabetes is horrible for anyone, including dogs. If our dogs were in the wild, they would die with diabetes. It is up to us to keep them healthy and alive, and you are certainly doing everything you can to ensure that. Kudos to you. Here are some brief...

Boxers: Dyoxycycline, different dogs, care situation
different dogs, care situation, cold symptoms: Antibiotics can have different effects on different dogs- just like people. I haven t heard of the side effect of wetting, but it might be because of being crated. His cough and medication combination can cause irregularities- probably increased need...

Boxers: Female boxer urinating in her sleep., injecting insulin, female boxer
injecting insulin, female boxer, sign of diabetes: At the age of 5 years old, something has caused her to suddenly begin to urinate. If drinking more water, I would say she has developed diabetes, Frequent urination and increased thirst is a sure sign of diabetes. This is easily control once you see your...

Boxers: Food Behavior, wild dogs and wolves, male boxer
wild dogs and wolves, male boxer, pregnant females: No, she isn t nesting-- females that are spayed do not nest. Only pregnant females do. My females are the same way around their males. Females are selfish and greedy and the dominate of the species. Males are not and are the submissive one. As long...

Boxers: 1 year old boxer, brindle boxer, brindle boy
brindle boxer, brindle boy, fawn brindle: What is your question? Your Boxer was attacked on the street? And why? I certainly cannot answer why another dog attacked your dog- but it happens when an aggressive, misbehaved dog is around any dog. So what is the circumstance, and your question? ...

Boxers: food aggressive, food bowls, toy puppy
food bowls, toy puppy, litter mate: Of Bridgette, there is no question here, so I am assuming that the statement is why and what can you do about the food aggression. You haven t told me how old the Boxer is, when you got her: was she a puppy or a rescue? I need some history in order to...

Boxers: home cooked food, flax seed oil, dosage vitamins
flax seed oil, dosage vitamins, red kidney beans: I am so sorry about Max. This is always so very heartbreaking, and it saddens me. L-Carnitine is not necessary to give any dog unless to treat a disorder. Here is an article for what L-Carnitine is: http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/carnitine-l-000291.htm...

Boxers: jumping up and biting, boxer owners, male boxer
boxer owners, male boxer, behavior characteristics: You recently got him and he is only 5 months old, correct? When they are still with their mother and liter mates, they are taught by mom to be big, bad Boxers and rough and tough. They bite, growl, pounce; everything. They bite and lock up their mouths,...

Boxers: Would a miniture dachshund get along with a pitbull boxer?, pit bull terrier, mini dachshund
pit bull terrier, mini dachshund, boxer breed: Well, this is actually the Boxer breed category, and I believe your question would be better served under the Pets and Dogs category. It is more general and those experts know about different breeds where I am an expert in Boxers. Personally, I would...

Boxers: Nervous Boxer, male boxer, traumas
male boxer, traumas, treadmill: One of my Boxers is exactly like that even though she has not suffered any traumas due to rain and storms. There is not much you can do except put him on a treadmill to walk during the rain and storming, for 10-15 minutes, then let him off and give him...

Boxers: overly aggressive male boxer, boxer dog aggression
boxer dog aggression: Hi Michelle, All aggression cases should be evaluated in home by a professional behaviorist or trainer.The behaviorist /trainer will be more able to help with hands on training. There is nothing like observing the aggression first hand to help determine...

Boxers: registering boxer bloodline, boxer breeder, best qualities
boxer breeder, best qualities, litters: I don t believe a bloodline is registered, but the sire and dam and litters. Bloodlines changes: you might use the same sire of your bloodline but a different dam for litters so the bloodline is too varied: dam and sire #1 is a bloodline, dam and sire...

Boxers: running problem, boxer behavior, boxer diet
boxer behavior, boxer diet, boxer problem: Hi Anne, You may be able to put some weight on him by adding can dog food to his dry kibble, this will usually stimulate his appetite. Feed him 2 cups dry kibble mixed with 1/2 can of canned dog food in the morning and the same amount in the evening.If...

Boxers: Several pimple like bumps on white boxer, white boxer, topical ointment
white boxer, topical ointment, pimple: I am so glad you didn t take that vet s advice and put her down. That is always a last resort for a dog in severe pain or illness that cannot be cured. Good call on your part, kudos to you. Use a skin topical ointment on the bumps. A good one can be purchased...

Boxers: Strange behaviour, toxicology screen, female boxer
toxicology screen, female boxer, liver function: Hi Gary, I can recall seeing similar symptoms in dogs that had a blockage from eating things they shouldn t have like the squeaker out of a dog toy, with a brain tumor, with a severe inner ear infection, going blind, poisoned, pinched nerves and severe...

Boxers: Sudden aggressiveness, national geographic channel, cesar millan
national geographic channel, cesar millan, dog whisper: A one hour walk is too long. He is tired and wanting to go home, and is being aggressive to let you know he is displeased. As far as his mouthing your arms, jumping on you, and you shaking him- this is not the way to discipline, and his behavior is not...

Boxers: upset stomach, boxer dog with upset stomach
boxer dog with upset stomach: Hi Valerie, Boxers who have upset stomachs quite often should see the vet. Take notes about when this happens like after drinking large amounts of water, after eating certain foods,etc. This will help the vet figure out what is causing it. You might also...

Boxers: 10 year old boxer nearly blind, blind boxer dog
blind boxer dog: Hi Joanne, Ever dog is different in how they adjust, some do it very easily with guidance. Its important to help him out as much as possible. Don t rearrange furniture , food dishes, etc. You may find that having him on a short leash and guiding him for...

Boxers: 3 year old boxer hates been on her own, boxer dogs, thanks a million
boxer dogs, thanks a million, comfy bed: She is 3 years old. She is accustomed to sleeping in the bedroom with her owners. And, being re-homed again, and then again, causes insecurities and anxieties. You cannot expect her to be comfortable with a new environment and a new place of sleeping. ...

Boxers: 6 month old boxer puppy potty training, boxer puppy training, housetraining a boxer
boxer puppy training, housetraining a boxer: Hi Samantha, The boxer puppy isn t harder to housetrain as most people claim, the problem arises because of a under developed bladder.The bladder muscles are weak and this contributes to the sprinkles you are seeing. He should grow out of it with proper...

Boxers: My 9 month boxer deficates numours times in kennel, boxer dog problem, housetraining
boxer dog problem, housetraining, crate training: Hi Darren, It is most likely a separation anxiety issue if the dog isn t being let outside on a regular schedule to relieve himself. Please see this article for more information http://www.hitowerboxers.com/separationanxiety.htm , dogs thrive with a regular...

Boxers: Box Hair loss at 7yrs old?, dish soap, thyroid conditions
dish soap, thyroid conditions, thyroid problems: Excessive shedding can be caused by a number of reasons: thyroid problems ( a vet can check his blood and do a T4 test, microscopic mange (their are many types) or heat and summer shedding. Food allergies can cause shedding too, as well as shampoo. I suggest...

Boxers: Boxer Breeding, white boxer, stages pregnancy
white boxer, stages pregnancy, boxer breeders: Michael, Let me address a few things first: She is 3 years old and already had 2 litters of puppies. This is enough for any bitch. I recommend no more. Another litter will age her and possibly kill her because of already having previous litters. It...

Boxers: Breeding, hairloss in boxers
hairloss in boxers: Hi Josh, Female canine s usually shed during their estrus and heat cycles due to changing hormonal levels. There are a number of other reasons dogs shed, seasonally in the Spring and Fall, because of stress, mites/parasites , diet, hypothyroidism or other...

Boxers: Bringing another boxer into the household, bringing another boxer into the household
bringing another boxer into the household: Hi Rick, Neutering the male should improve the situation to some degree. When bringing another dog into the household there are a few ways to make the transition better, don t show the new dog affection or attention first or give him more attention and...

Boxers: boxer chin soreness, salt water wash, alo vera
salt water wash, alo vera, antibiotic cream: Skin irritations in dogs can be treated with a variety of medications, both over-the-counter and prescribed, depending on the cause. If your dog has irritated skin, she is uncomfortable and may even lose sleep as a result of the itching. Consult a veterinarian...

Boxers: boxer drinking, male boxer, water bowl
male boxer, water bowl, brindle: You ll need to measure (in cups- 12 ounces) how much his water bowl holds, and how many times you have to fill it in a day. That will give you an indication. All I can think of is the medicine given him for the operation. Boxers are sensitive to some and...

Boxers: My boxer is fighting with some male dogs, royal cannin, male boxer
royal cannin, male boxer, social manners: Any dog that has been restrained his entire life, has not experienced what normal dogs do. He has not been socialized because of his restraint and neglect. Imagine not interacting with others of your kind, or people. Imagine being restricted to one spot/area...

Boxers: boxer mom losing hair, boxer dog hair lost
boxer dog hair lost: Hi Susan, No this is not normal. Have your vet do a skin scraping to determine if mites are present as the stress of the litter is very taxing on females which in turn could lower her immune system response thus allowing the mites to multiply rapidly. It...

Boxers: My boxer is very skinny all of his ribs show., dick van patten, puppy chow
dick van patten, puppy chow, puppy food: No, he is not getting the right nutrition on adult food. He is too young and needs a high protein puppy food-- without corn and without glutens. Personally I recommend Dick Van Patten s (the actor) Natural Balance http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/ ...

Boxers: Coat, coarse fur, nylon collar
coarse fur, nylon collar, cause hair loss: There are many, many types of mange. It is a parasite and they have one thing in common; hair loss. It is a type of mange or allergies. Food allergies are common in Boxers and can cause hair loss as well as skin irritation; rashes. Feed the puppy a high...

Boxers: eating habits, puppy food, fahrenheit degrees
puppy food, fahrenheit degrees, hot weather: First, I do not know what puppy food you feed him, and not familiar with brands in India. What do you mean by a lot of proteins ? What are you giving him? Secondly, he is a baby-- he should be eating a natural high protein puppy food with NO corn and...

Boxers: No Flagging while in heat, boxer laila, noticeable one
boxer laila, noticeable one, life question: Hi Miles, All dogs are different and most do not flag. Sounds as though you have missed the window, testing the softness of her vulva has absolutely nothing to do with her heat cycle. It is customary for the female to visit the stud on his territory. Most...

Boxers: female boxer - uncontrollable peeing, boxer dog urination problem
boxer dog urination problem: Hi Laura, I would be inclined to say its an underlying medical condition and would have her checked out by your vet ASAP. Thank you for your question and good luck with the new baby and your boxer girl. Sincerely, Angela Donald Canine Behavior Consultant...

Boxers: female peeing like a male, female peeing, female boxer
female peeing, female boxer, males and females: When a female has had heats, they begin to mark just like males. It serves two purposes: 1) to mark the territory for other dogs to smell; other females know she s been there, and males will smell her presence. The other reason is, if she s had a litter,...

Boxers: fur discoloration on boxer, dark patches, fawn color
dark patches, fawn color, mottling: I would like to see a picture. You can add to this question and attach a picture. I do know that Boxers have dark patches, freckles, spots, and the like, on their skin, hidden under the coat. If he is loosing some of his coat, you might be seeing those....

Boxers: Greenish eye discharge, staff infection, blood system
staff infection, blood system, eye damage: I would not recommend any home treatment now that the discharge is green. That means he has a staff infection and needs antibiotic eye drops from a vet. Please get him to your vet as soon as possible so he does not have permanent eye damage and it spread...

Boxers: Heat Cycle, cause miscarriages, thyroid disorder
cause miscarriages, thyroid disorder, low thyroid: She is pretty. A fancy fawn. When a female doesn t have her heat by that age, I would imagine she has a thyroid disorder. High or low. Thyroid disorders prohibit heats, or they reduce them from two a year, to one. Thyroid disorder can prohibit pregnancy...

Boxers: hair loss, brindle boxer, vet asap
brindle boxer, vet asap, vet bill: Anytime a dog doesn t use the bathroom normally, and has hair loss-- yes, they ARE sick. I can t diagnose that because I don t know her history-- get her to your vet ASAP. You never know, it could be something serious... As far as the not liking the...

Boxers: Roxie has heartworms, stay at home mom, boxer rescue
stay at home mom, boxer rescue, stay at home: You didn t tell me her age. Yes, she will die if left untreated. Did you buy her as a puppy? Is she a puppy? Did you get her from a breeder? If she is young, she can be saved in time with treatment. If you cannot afford treatment, ask your vet if...

Boxers: Shedding, boxer dog shedding
boxer dog shedding: Hi Shilpa, You can expect to see seasonal shedding in the Spring and Autumn. Boxers are average shedders who need to be brushed weekly throughout the year but you will definitely see more shedding during Spring and Autumn. Thank you for your question. ...

Boxers: skinny 10 week old boxer pup, large breed puppy food, boxer pup
large breed puppy food, boxer pup, quality puppy: You said he is a 10 week old puppy-- why would you feed him large breed dog food? He is a puppy. A very, extremely young puppy. He must be fed puppy food- NOT adult, large breed food! First, some education on puppies, dogs, and especially Boxers. ...

Boxers: 8 year old boxer agression, male boxer, boxer mix
male boxer, boxer mix, true baby: You are talking about the 8 year old Boxer that knocked her over and bite her? Not the mixed Boxer puppy? I believe it was an accident, then the excitement and the puppy and all, cause the bite. First, I do not like the attitude of putting him down....

Boxers: Boxer Aggression, remarkable improvements, foster homes
remarkable improvements, foster homes, dog trainer: First, she is abused. She is mistrusting of people. And second, dogs should not be disposable, and she has been disposed of too many times.. You committed to her when you adopted her, so stick with it and help her. I realize you are trying by having her...

Boxers: Boxer not eating, male boxer, natural instinct
male boxer, natural instinct, morkie: Not eating has nothing to do with the female being in heat. Dogs do not behave in such extreme because of the natural instinct to breed. Try putting something on his food to entice him. Add a cup of plain, whole yogurt (no flavored, and store generic brand...

Boxers: Boxer throwing food back up whole., natural dog food, survival instinct
natural dog food, survival instinct, glutens: I m finding this very unusual. A Boxer must have a natural dog food with NO corn and NO glutens. If they don t, they can throw up due to allergies. Are the two Boxers related to one another? Or not. They might also be scoffing down their food too...

Boxers: Buying a boxer, small dogs, sook
small dogs, sook, girl friends: Spaying and female, and neutering a male, is fixing them so they cannot reproduce. Boxers are very playful and stay puppy-like for a few years. They are a playful breed that most other breeds cannot keep up with. I always suggest other dogs the same size...

Boxers: My boxer dog, boxer breed, female boxer
boxer breed, female boxer, puppy classes: First, when outside your home and your own fenced yard- leash her at all times. Never allow her off-leash for other s protection, your legal protection, and her safety. Secondly, she is now 2 years old and this is when the female Boxer begins to be more...

Boxers: boxer not protective, protection boxer dog
protection boxer dog: Hi Shalin, The boxer is too young to understand, boxers do not mature until 2 years of age.They are not naturally aggressive. Your dog is a juvenile and still in the playful stage. If the attacker showed friendly gestures with the dog then the dog sensed...

Boxers: boxers, boxer dogs, thyroid tests
boxer dogs, thyroid tests, thyroid condition: She should not be thin in any area. She should be well-developed and shaped proportionally. Boxers are a muscular dog, and their hind quarters are extremely muscular- not thin. She could have a thyroid condition that restricts her weight, or worms, or...

Boxers: Contract of Sale, boxer breeder, boxer pups
boxer breeder, boxer pups, champion bloodline: There is no such thing as a contract- and I do believe it is a sales receipt proving the puppy was sold to them by you. Go to any Boxer breeder website, and most have contact agreements. It could be that you guarantee the litter (puppy) for good health...

Boxers: Dominance, brindle boxer, small dogs
brindle boxer, small dogs, big dogs: It is a meet and greet when they approach and smell each other. If the other dog is showing and displaying signs of aggression or dissatisfaction, not being social, then yours will do the dominance stance which portrays that if you mess with me, I will...

Boxers: healthly lookin boxer dying a 2 days, whelping boxer pups
whelping boxer pups: Hi Becky, The number one suspect would be the pups are getting cold, second, is her laying on them if this is her first litter, third, birth defects, fourth, infection...it could be any number of things. What does her milk look like, describe what it looks...

Boxers: Large lum on my boxer, boxer dog lump, boxer dog tumor
boxer dog lump, boxer dog tumor, boxer dog hip dysplasia: Hi Tricia, If your female can walk fine without any limping or lameness in the hind quarters then I doubt the hip is out of place.It is fairly common for some boxers to experience hip dysplasia, a problem with the hip socket and ball joint not fitting properly.This...

Boxers: Leash walking/ obedience, boxer dog pulling on leash
boxer dog pulling on leash: Hi Johanna, First the puppy was way too young to leave the dam and litter at 5 weeks old so you are experiencing behavior problems which are common among dogs taken away from the litter and dam too early.Instead of her being only hyperactive Mercedes probably...

Boxers: leg pain, boxer dog sick
boxer dog sick: Hi Stacy, I would recommend a visit to the vet to determine the cause of his pain ASAP. Dogs have a unique way to which they communicate with us and when they start acting in unusual ways its usually their way of telling us they are sick or in pain. Thank...

Boxers: Sick older boxer :(, boxer dog collapse
boxer dog collapse: Hi Giovanni, You have my sympathy about Cashus. I am not a veterinarian so I can t diagnosis Cashus problems. I will however give you my opinion. It sounds like mini strokes to me brought on by Cardiomyopathy, a common heart condition in boxers. He has...

Boxers: throwing food back up whole., boxer dog throwing up
boxer dog throwing up: Hi Tyrissa, It could be food intolerance or allergies. it is imperative to have your vet check them out as there are other possibilities. Check out this article for more information http://www.hitowerboxers.com/foodallergiesinboxerdogs.htm , you may also...

Boxers: 3 week old puppies, boxer puppies, newborn puppies
boxer puppies, newborn puppies, puppy food: They should be with mom at all times anyway- but Boxers cannot live outside-- they are inside dogs. Introducing them to puppy food is simple but time consuming. Buy a good high protein puppy food with NO corn, and NO glutens. Put some in Rubbermaid...

Boxers: 3 year old male boxer, deaf white boxer dog
deaf white boxer dog: Hi Maureen, Sorry for the delay but I haven t been getting my questions from allexperts for about five days, hopefully that problem is solved. I have a great link for you to visit which will help you and Max http://www.deafdogs.org/training/,I would advise...

Boxers: 8 wk pup chokes to death, pine shavings, bright eyes one
pine shavings, bright eyes one, dry dog food: Hi John, Sorry for the delay but for some strange reason I haven t been getting my questions from allexperts for about five days. I am very sorry to hear of your pup s passing. I don t believe this is common or likely at all on the food. Just out of...

Boxers: 8 wk pup dies dies from food choking, pine shavings, congestion problems
pine shavings, congestion problems, dry dog food: Softened food- like mashed potatoes? That was not the cause. Apparently she had congestion and eating was a problem and of course, eating too fast and too much at one time as well. Ask your vet to prefer an autopsy. I am so sorry for your loss, and...

Boxers: Adding anonther boxer to the family, boxer puppy, spayed female
boxer puppy, spayed female, behavior consultant: Hi Ryan, Personally I would not recommend getting another boxer at this time, you have the perfect setup with the male and female, adding another will only complicate things and there is no guarantee they all will get along. If you are set to get another...

Boxers: Adding another boxer to the family, boxer puppy, spayed female
boxer puppy, spayed female, female puppy: If the female has or has not had a litter before, she will possible become a surrogate mother to a puppy. The male will just play with a puppy. A female puppy would be better because a male will challenge the alpha position with your male latter when matured....

Boxers: Aggressive Boxer, aggressive boxer
aggressive boxer: Hi Inez, There are a few things you might try, first consider a dog walker of the opposite sex than the one you had. Continue to interview dog walkers until Yuri accepts one, he will let you know, dogs have an uncanny way about people and are usually a...

Boxers: Black spots with black long hair on fawn color puppy, boxer puppy, long black hair
boxer puppy, long black hair, fawn color: You did not attach a picture. Black spots are on all Boxers skin. They are pigmentation much like moles but not raised. You can see them on their stomachs and breast areas where they are white coated. If she has black hairs growing out of them-- then...

Boxers: Boxer Dominance, undescended testicle, food dish
undescended testicle, food dish, wild wolves: He is at the age that he is wanting to be the alpha male. It is a natural occurrence for his age. Let s try a alpha technique to knock him down from alpha, making YOU the alpha. Every feeding time, (stop self-feeding during this time) place his food...

Boxers: Boxer troubles, female boxer, carer
female boxer, carer, 3pm: I hear this behavior all the time and can tell you that she is playing and excited and doesn t know any better than play the way her mama taught her; to be a big, bad Boxer girl! Running around, running in circles, leaping and jumping like a bucking bronco,...

Boxers: My beautiful Boxer Bosley, early monday morning, brain tumor
early monday morning, brain tumor, beautiful boxer: I am so sorry that Bosley went through this, and that you have lost your beloved boy. We can second guess ourselves all day and night long, and never know what could have been different. Personally, I would not use that vet again. Find a new one. Talk...

Boxers: my very beloved boxer, kidney area, white boxer
kidney area, white boxer, hind legs: The spots are probably the normal spots on a Boxer s skin that you can see. Look at her stomach. But, she should not have spots showing under her coat- if she does, ask your vet. If you think they are bruises, tell your vet what happened. She shouldn t...

Boxers: black spots and black long hair on boxer puppy, boxer puppy, different types of cancers
boxer puppy, different types of cancers, long black hair: Ha he always had those or did they appear recently? That is not normal for a Boxer. You will need to get him to a vet to diagnose. Boxers are prone to different types of cancers, but to have hair growing out is odd. Only a vet can tell you what it is...

Boxers: boxer dog, male boxer, dry nose
male boxer, dry nose, boxer dog: Boxers do go through this is the summer months. The very best thing you can do is dab olive oil on it off and on all day and night. Do not petroleum (Vaseline) as they will lick and it is not good for them. Olive oil is the absolute best. He will...

Boxers: boxer's puppies, spay and neuter, boxer lovers
spay and neuter, boxer lovers, mom and dad: So your question is keep females or males? Since you own mom and dad, keeping either will be fine, and either will have it s problems too. I do suggest one each and spay and neuter both when the time comes to prevent interbreeding. You will have your...

Boxers: boxer with sometimes teary eys, boxer dog eye discharge
boxer dog eye discharge: Hi Carol, Usually the eye discharges are harmless and it is part of the body’s natural defense system to rid the eye of irritation or foreign matter, however some causes are serious like bacterial infections. A thinner, clearer and less-crusty discharge...

Boxers: breeding, human inbreeding, cancer genes
human inbreeding, cancer genes, professional breeder: No. Inbreed breeding will create health and even mental issues the same as human inbreeding. Only a professional breeder that knows genetics can preform selected breeding to obtain a desired offspring with selected and predetermined genetics without issues....

Boxers: C-Section, emergency c section, skin mites
emergency c section, skin mites, malpractice suit: The reasons for shaving the abdomen is bacteria that can be in the hair and on the skin; mites that inhabit hair follicles, chance of stitching hair inside the incision which would cause infection, etc. There are numerous reasons, and any vet should and...

Boxers: Destructive Boxer, destructive boxer dog
destructive boxer dog: Hi Denise, Sorry for the delay but I haven t been receiving my emails from allexperts for five days now. Yes I can help. Her behavior is to be expected by being left alone for that length of time, your best bet is a dog sitter/dog walker to come in a couple...

Boxers: Destructive Boxer, fawn boxer, laundry rooms
fawn boxer, laundry rooms, separation anxiety: 10 hours alone is a long time for a dog. It is anxiety- a separation anxiety. They are not meaning to be destructive, but they have this pent up energy that is an uncontrollable anxiety and release it the only way they know how- destruction. You do have...

Boxers: EXTREME aggressive behavior towards other dogs and cats, fear of dogs, female boxer
fear of dogs, female boxer, dogs and cats: First, you live in an apartment. That is dangerous for any dog, but especially a Boxer. She cannot be permitted to bolt loose in the front. She must be protected in a fenced yard at all times. Do not allow the front door to be cracked. Keep it shut tightly...

Boxers: Not eating..., boxer puppy eating
boxer puppy eating: Hi Melissa, Yes you should be concerned. He should be eating alot more.You might try the food he was on when he was eating more , dogs can be as finicky as people when it comes to food and will only eat what they like. Never withhold water from your dog....

Boxers: Female Boxer, female boxer, heat 16
female boxer, heat 16, pack animals: Females are very jealous. Mine is too. If I give attention to her mate, she comes up and moves him away to get the attention, or even growls at him and chases him off.] It is normal, but you should try to get it under control. Use a whistle to modify...

Boxers: my female boxer, female boxer, kidney infection
female boxer, kidney infection, drops of blood: She could be in heat. Is her vulva swollen? Is she licking herself a lot? If so, she is in heat and will have a heat every 5-6 months. Keep a calendar of it so she can t be exposed to males. If she has been spayed already, then, otherwise, she should...

Boxers: female boxer puppy (9 months old) peeing inside, boxer puppy urination
boxer puppy urination: Hi Rhonda, It is a territorial behavior, the family pack s scent are on these blankets and she is adding hers to say she belongs to this pack too. Simply remove the blankets off the couch and restrict her from the beds to eliminate the behavior. New rule:...

Boxers: Loved Male 6yr old boxer, ill pets, thyroid condition
ill pets, thyroid condition, check ups: No, not necessarily normal, however, everyone, including animals do loose weight when it is hot- eating less. Your vet should have mentioned the ribs showing- this is a bad sign of being unhealthy. No animal, including dogs, should have rib or hip bones...

Boxers: my male boxer is about 1year old and is only 32pounds, male boxer, thyroid disorder
male boxer, thyroid disorder, gastric problem: Yes, be very concerned! An adult (1 year old) male should weigh 60-80 pounds; an adult female 50-65 pounds. He might have a thyroid disorder, worms, parasites, a gastric problem, digestion problems, all sort of issues. GET HIM TO A VET IMMEDIATELY!...

Boxers: puppy bug bites, wet wash, wash cloth
wet wash, wash cloth, benadryl: Hi Darlene, The skin so soft not diluted would probably work better or even no scented baby oil. It could be an allergy and not actually bug bites, if it were me I d give her one benadryl tablet at least 30-60 minutes before going outside to check for...

Boxers: Runt Characteristics, puppy food, male boxer
puppy food, male boxer, glutens: Every runt I have seen ended up being the best of the litter. There are theories that in the womb, being more deprived than the other puppies, causes the runt to be a more personable pup and smarter and more loving, as well as they just seem to turn out prettier...

Boxers: Sudden collapsing, boxer dog heat stroke
boxer dog heat stroke: Hi Jessica, Sorry for the delay but I haven t been getting my questions from Allexperts for some strange reason for about five days. It could be so many things, I advise to go out with her and do not let her out of your sight outside, you may be able to...

Boxers: skinny boxer, vet asap, thyroid medicine
vet asap, thyroid medicine, nutro max: The lack of weight gain is a sign of a health issue. There is no home remedy to cure that. It is an underlying problem that is causing the lack of body weight. As I said, it could be a number of things- all requiring a vet. Thyroid, worms and parasites,...

Boxers: strange behaviour in 9 year old Boxer, male boxer, hip dysplasia
male boxer, hip dysplasia, utter shock: He can have arthritis and hip dysplasia, but I am sorry to tell you that it sounds like a neurology problem. He MUST go to a vet- a specialist that can handle neurological disorders. Call the vet, ask for a recommendation unless the vet has the capability...

Boxers: weight, growth spurts, female boxer
growth spurts, female boxer, liver problems: 2 cups a day is starving her. I highly suggest you self-feed. Self-feeding is leaving out fresh water and food 24/7 for her to eat when she wants to. Boxers are grazers; they eat little amounts off and on throughout the day and night- but seem to eat...

Boxers: 1 1/2 yr old female boxer w/ swollen nipples, hair loss, slight discharge, boxer dog health
boxer dog health: Hi Sandra, I d have the vet check her for Brucellosis. It could be a number of things but Brucellosis does have those symptoms and your vet should be the best option. Thank you for your question. Angela Donald Canine Behavior Consultant Hi-Tower Boxers...

Boxers: 4 yr old brindle boxer, brindle boxer, check ups
brindle boxer, check ups, pet organization: I wouldn t jump on breeding her since you just adopted her and don t know everything about her emotional and physical state yet. I recommend having her for 5-6 months and having a vet check her a few times before making that decision. Ask the vet if...

Boxers: 6 year old femal and an 8 week old femal, female puppy, two females
female puppy, two females, behavior consultant: Hi Vaden, Sounds like Sophie might have been trying to pick her up by biting at the back of her neck, that is the way canine s carry their young. Just keep a close eye on them and don t leave the puppy alone with them for awhile. Stay as calm as possible...

Boxers: 9 week old female, brindle boxer, vet appointment
brindle boxer, vet appointment, boxer puppy: Hi Kelsi, It is probably demodectic mange or an allergic reaction to fleas. Keep the vet appointment and have him do a skin scrapping to get the best results. Thank you for your question and congratulations on your new boxer puppy. Angela Donald Canine...

Boxers: Agressive/destructive behavior, female pup, litter mate
female pup, litter mate, pack animals: What has happened is she is a extroverted personality-type and your lack of socializing her and training her at an early, early age. When pups are still with their mom in their litter, the mom teaches them to be rough and tough, and big, bad Boxers. ...

Boxers: Allergies, boxer dog allergies
boxer dog allergies: Hi Debra, I d try NuVet Plus vitamin supplements for at least three months( one whole bottle 90 count), you can find that information on my website at http://www.hitowerboxers.com on the right hand side, we have used them with great success on several boxer...

Boxers: Boxer Dogs, boxer dogs, male puppies
boxer dogs, male puppies, cancer breast: Both can get along- but a male and female do better. There tends to be conflict with the alpha position as they reach maturity. If one personality is timid and doesn t care about alpha- it would be fine- but being puppies, one can t tell as yet. A female...

Boxers: Boxer stroke/illness, long periods of time, vet asap
long periods of time, vet asap, white boxer: Everyone and every living animal is allergic to cigarette smoke- even the smoker is allergic. Boxers are short nosed and don t breathe as easily as a long-nose breed- and that is one reason that cannot tolerate heat- they must remain in temperatures of...

Boxers: bad breath, boxer dog bad breath
boxer dog bad breath: Hi Maureen, The heartworm medicine will not kill the hookworms unless it also contains pyrantel. It is not uncommon for a dog to need multiple treatments to rid hookworms. Now would be a good time to re-check him for the parasite. The most common cause...

Boxers: black spots and age, albinoism, boxer mix
albinoism, boxer mix, white boxer: The under the eyes is Boxer and called, third eye. It is cosmetic and not harmful or any type disorder-- merely genetic. Don t worry about it and also, it is not any sign of albinoism. She is not albinio, and you cannot be partially albino, Albino animals...

Boxers: boxer, boxer. boxer dog
boxer. boxer dog: Hi Michael, Its never too late to spay or neuter your boxer. It will help his behavior but could I also suggest a pinch collar or the Illusion collar to help make walking him a bit easier and under control. These types of collars will allow you to be in...

Boxers: boxer height, boxer dog height and weight
boxer dog height and weight: Hi Shalin, Your boxer still has another year of growing and should be around 70 lbs at age two. They grow tall the first year and fill out the second. The height is about right.Thank You for your question. Angela Donald Canine Behavior Consultant ...

Boxers: boxer lethargic, boxer breed, high protein
boxer breed, high protein, boxer dog: If you have a 1 1/2 (16 months) year old Boxer that is not active and sleeps most the time- and does not respond when called--- you need to take him or her to a vet. At that young age, he or she should be active and sleep off and on during the day, come...

Boxers: boxers weight loss, thyroid disorders, canine diabetes
thyroid disorders, canine diabetes, ribs: That is not normal. Once he has weight with no ribs showing- he should remain that way unless something causes him to exert more energy, eat less, etc. From week to week is not normal. Thyroid disorders cause weight loss, as well as canine diabetes....

Boxers: breeding boxers, newborn necessities, vet bills
newborn necessities, vet bills, sire: Are you wanting to mate her? Are you ready financially for the vet bills, prenatal things needed, whelping box and supplies for whelping (birthing) and all the newborn necessities? Are you experienced? How old is your female? What is her health-...

Boxers: eye color or boxer mix?, boxer mix, brwn
boxer mix, brwn, blue heeler: No, he is not pure bred. No pure bred Boxer has blue eyes, let alone one blue eye. He has either Blue Heeler, Weimarainer, Sheepdog, something with blue eyes, in him. Some where in his genetics; either parents (one Boxer, the other another breed) or grandparents-...

Boxers: knot on boxers face, cyst, cysts
cyst, cysts, steroids: No-- cysts grow and never shrink or go away. They have to be removed. At first I thought she was stung or bitten- but to go down then re-swell is odd. I don t know what that could be or what caused it as the steroids and antibiotics should have reduced...

Boxers: Lump on ear, pencil eraser, tumore
pencil eraser, tumore, bump: Depending on how long it has been there, and if it is movable when you touch it, or is growing and enlarging.... It could be a foreign object embedded- make sure it is not a tick embedded; it could be a benign mass cell tumore that needs removing. It...

Boxers: Male boxer behavior, male boxer, heat stroke
male boxer, heat stroke, dehydration: No, it is not normal behavior to stop eating. I don t know where you live-- but you CANNOT tie up a Boxer outside!!!!!!!!!!!! They CANNOT tolerate temperatures over 76-77 degrees. You might have caused him dehydration or worse, heat stroke. Get...

Boxers: Neutering a boxer pup, boxer pup, male boxer
boxer pup, male boxer, personal recommendation: Every vet has their personal recommendation on neutering ages. Some vets will neuter as early as 4-5 months old, and others 10-12 months old. It would be safe to say, at the age of 9 months old, is a good compromise. I wouldn t wait any longer- I...

Boxers: Potential bump on my Boxer's back., eating habit, cell tumors
eating habit, cell tumors, bump on: Boxers are prone to mass cell tumors and most the time, it is more located toward the back and rear. If it enlarges- take her to the vet. The vet will aspirate it and check it for cells- if it is suspicious- they will send off to a special lab for analyzing...

Boxers: RED BUMPS ON UNDERSIDE OF NECK, staph infection, red bumps
staph infection, red bumps, cortisone: It is an allergy or she was exposed to something- it is hard to say------ however, it can get a staph infection and spread and worsen. You have to take her to your vet to check it, diagnose it, resolve it. I imagine the vet will put her on cortisone and...

Boxers: Soon to be home, vet asap, boxer pups
vet asap, boxer pups, puppies: They should be extremely active and playful, only stopping long enough to nap like any baby. If they are a litter of puppies and yours, and they are not completely active, something is wrong... mom not producing enough milk, wormy... something. Get them...

Boxers: Whining, female boxer, great personality
female boxer, great personality, self feed: Yes, some Boxers do this- it is her trying to verbalize to you- some are more vocal about it - others whine to let you know something. If she has fresh water and food available (I recommend the self-feed method of food available 24/7) and she has just gone...

Boxers: weight, vet visit, american boxer
vet visit, american boxer, hip bones: Genetics play a big role in weight, height, and general size. Boxers can be three (3) general sizes: small framed and shorter than the usual, medium/average framed and weight, and larger, bigger boned framed with heavier weight. Just as in people, they...

Boxers: welping, normal body temperature, rectal thermometer
normal body temperature, rectal thermometer, lil mama: Time of gestation is between 56-63 days. You should have kept a calendar on her heat cycle she was in upon her mating and conception. I cannot tell her progress and stage she is in, not knowing dates. If her time to whelp falls within the 56-63 days,...

Boxers: 1 testicle boxer, thyroid medicine, partial seizure
thyroid medicine, partial seizure, vet asap: His thyroid must have been really bad. Yes, vets will remove the testicle to help decrease chance of cancer, which isn t always a concern, but a higher probability. He will be more safe with it removed. I hope the thyroid medicine controls his thyroid well...

Boxers: 2 Boxers fighting, natural instinct, submissive position
natural instinct, submissive position, place cookies: Is the 15 month old a male? The older one is trying to hold onto the alpha position which the younger one is challenging. I would presume they are both male. You must establish yourself as the alpha- not them. Try this trick: One at a time,...

Boxers: 3 year old male, losing weight and silly things, male boxer, food dish
male boxer, food dish, behavior consultant: Hi Janet, Its time to visit the vet and have your boxer checked out. Anytime a dog starts to act differently or its behavior changes it is most likely an under lying medical condition and this is the dog s way of letting us humans know. Thank you for your...

Boxers: 8 Week Male Boxer: Possible Liver Shunt, liver shunt, male boxer
liver shunt, male boxer, litter mates: No, this is the first-- and not normal. I sure hope your vet is a savvy vet, because this has got to be resolved. Diabetes test, thyroid text, x-rays or ultra-sound, stool samples, blood tests for everything- all of it. Make sure your vet does it...

Boxers: Adopted Boxer wetsthe bed 4yrs old, positive reinforcement, start from scratch
positive reinforcement, start from scratch, poop: I don think he was crated- and that is why he is doing it now. He is marking- he is rebelling against the confinement of the crate-- he is untrained- has not been raised properly or told what was acceptable and what is unacceptable. Start from scratch...

Boxers: Aggessive, boxer dog aggression
boxer dog aggression: Hi Jyl, Re-enforce your obedience training with her on a daily basis for at least 15 minutes, the sit command, stay, come , down command. A pinch collar may help you achieve more control over her in a quick way. Correct the behavior before it happens, this...

Boxers: Bones crackling, bones crackling, glucosamine supplements
bones crackling, glucosamine supplements, energetic puppy: She is awfully young for the Glucosamine supplements already. Did the orthopedic doctor x-ray her hips, pelvis, and legs? If there is a genetic history of problems, then the vet should know. Raw diet is not good. I suggest a dog food (natural) with...

Boxers: another boxer, boxer adoption
boxer adoption: Hi Jackie, They should get along, but there is never a guarantee as each dog has an individual personality and we never know what life experiences they have encountered. Tonight make sure you are calm and relaxed when meeting the new dog and allow the dogs...

Boxers: boxer, female boxer, right stage
female boxer, right stage: There are stages of heat and when it is time, she will allow him. Don t bother and worry in the meantime- when she is in the right stage she will begin to flag which is hold her nubby tail up and to the side and back up to him and put her back side in...

Boxers: Another boxer dog, antifungal shampoo, female boxer
antifungal shampoo, female boxer, little puppy: Hi Shilpa, Yes it does sound like a yeast infection, continue with the Malaseb shampoo not the vinegar. But I can t help but recall Australia has red dirt , right ? Are you sure the red dirt isn t the cause ? A vet should have a look and make a definite...

Boxers: boxer dog not eating, black stools, cause fever
black stools, cause fever, boxer dog: Fever is not the cause for black stools-- Fever is the symptom of infection. He has an infection that is causing him to loose his appetite and to produce black stools. This would indict a gastric infection- something he ate or poison. Get him to the...

Boxers: boxer turned aggressive towards his dad, aggression in boxer dog
aggression in boxer dog: Hi Karen, You can not have two males or females together that are not spayed or neutered.It is a dominance issue that will most likely not be resolved now that blood has been drawn even if you have them neutered/spayed. Sorry to be the messenger of bad...

Boxers: cont. heat/spay, boxer rescue in heat
boxer rescue in heat: Hi Misty, Thank you for your question about your boxer rescue. I d advise talking with your vet and determining through a health screen with your vet the best possible route to take. She is most likely able to have puppies or the neighborhood males wouldn...

Boxers: itching, natural dog food, food allergy
natural dog food, food allergy, glutens: He has allergies or mites again. Your vet has to determine the type of allergy. You can try a particular dog food to test the food allergy. Buy a lamb and rice (natural, no added ingredients) for allergic dogs. Or better, the sweet potato dog food....

Boxers: Needing help with our newly adopted baby girl Liz, boxer owners, fawn boxer
boxer owners, fawn boxer, male person: Besides being abused, she was probably left outside and suffered through rain and thunder storms, so she is afraid and always will be. That will never change now. She is not used to anything and has not been exposed to normal things-- so it will take time,...

Boxers: newborn boxer puppies, boxer puppies, failure to thrive syndrome
boxer puppies, failure to thrive syndrome, inner elbow: Blood in urine is SERIOUS. Also, failure to thrive syndrome is common with puppies. What are you feeding them? The best is my vet approved puppy formula: 1-12ounce can evaporated milk (not condensed milk & generic okay) 1-cup plain whole...

Boxers: Puppy's weight., dick van patten, vanilla ice cream
dick van patten, vanilla ice cream, vet appointment: Hello Tyler, He looks good, but I m with you-- there are visible ribs. Make sure you feed him a nice high protein puppy food-- no corn, no glutens- no additives. I like Dick Van Patten s Natural Balance: http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/dogformulas/home.html...

Boxers: peeing on bedding, female boxer, wits end
female boxer, wits end, trys: She has never been house trained. It will be up to you to house train her like a puppy. Since she lived in a dog run- they peed where they peed- no one ever taught her to go outside when needed. Train her like a puppy by taking her outside to pee...

Boxers: pregnant?, pregnant boxer
pregnant boxer: Hi Sharon, The vet could be wrong but it is highly unlikely.It isn t uncommon for females to have what is called false pregnancy, that is the female thinks she is so acts accordingly and has her teets swell and begins making a den for her puppies. Canines...

Boxers: My Sassy, cooking oil, olive oil
cooking oil, olive oil, petroleum: No, not Vaseline. It has petroleum in it and she will lick her nose. Use olive oil-- if you don t have olive oil-- go buy a bottle and in the meantime, use cooking oil. When she licks, which she will, it won t harm her. Keep it on her nose as often as...

Boxers: sudden aggression with my two boxers, female boxers, submissive position
female boxers, submissive position, pack animals: This didn t start overnight- it has progressed over time. The puppy is at least 10 months old which is matured although, still a puppy, but coming into her own. She is challenging the older female for the alpha position in the pack (two or more...

Boxers: wobbly back legs, boxer with wobbly legs
boxer with wobbly legs: Hi Chris, I m sorry to hear of your boxers decline. The problem you have described is most likely Degenerative Myelopathy also called DM. While the dog doesn t experience pain is can and most often becomes a debilitating disease. Some owners have found...

Boxers: 1 testicle boxer, thyroid medicine, partial seizure
thyroid medicine, partial seizure, vet asap: His thyroid must have been really bad. Yes, vets will remove the testicle to help decrease chance of cancer, which isn t always a concern, but a higher probability. He will be more safe with it removed. I hope the thyroid medicine controls his thyroid well...

Boxers: 6y/o mother 5 th litter, thyroid conditions, weeks of pregnancy
thyroid conditions, weeks of pregnancy, change behaviors: What is the question? She is 6 years old, has had 4 or 5 litters of puppies? And just mated again- so this is her 5th litter or 6th if pregnant? Dams do not change in one week of mating even if pregnant. One week is not long enough to show signs of morning...

Boxers: antipyretic in pregnant Boxer, body core temperature, room temperature water
body core temperature, room temperature water, uterus infection: As I said before, if a dam is pregnant, there is something wrong; an infection. There are so many infections in a pregnant and whelping bitch that can be possible. I would not give a antipyretic of any kind to a pregnant dam. If fever is high, cooling her...

Boxers: Boxer with black spots & hair loss, hair loss in dogs, mange mite
hair loss in dogs, mange mite, hair fibers: Be sure to have the new vet get a faxed copy of Dewey s vet records from the old vet. And, be sure to discuss thyroid and diabetes testing as any underlying problem causing it. Feed him lamb and rice, or sweet potato dog food for awhile and see if they...

Boxers: Is getting another Boxer a good or bad thing, female beagle, boxer dogs
female beagle, boxer dogs, male boxer: No, your Boxer will not allow her into the pack because of his jealousy-- you have to know exactly how to control the jealousy, separation anxiety, and socialization of the entire pack in order to introduce another into the pack. This has not been done....

Boxers: Boxer playtime, boxer dogs
boxer dogs: Hi Shilpa, I would have the pet sitter walk her twice a day or at least once then you walk her for at least 20-30 minutes when you arrive home. Rotating the toys will work best. Playing Fetch with her will also relieve some energy.Using treats as a reward...

Boxers: boxer attacking other dogs, boxer attacking dogs
boxer attacking dogs: Hi Tiffany, No this is not normal in the boxer breed per se but it is a natural instinct in dogs to assert themselves over their counterparts while establishing pack order. The boxer is determined to push the pug below her in the pack order and hense this...

Boxers: boxer puppy vomiting and diarhia, vet asap, boxer puppy
vet asap, boxer puppy, dry dog food: She has bad milk and that s why she stopped nursing-- Get her and the pups to a vet ASAP before that one dies!!!!!!!!!! Her milk is poison!!!! The vet will give her meds to dry her milk up. DO NO LET THEM NURSE! Make this formula up for them: ...

Boxers: my boxers lips, boxer dog lips
boxer dog lips: Hi Marty, This usually happens with an allergic reaction to something or wind/lick chapped. Its best to have the vet check your boxer out.Thank you for your question. Angela Donald Canine Behavior Consultant Hi-Tower Boxers http://www.hitowerboxers.com...

Boxers: breeding boxers, boxer pup, natural dog foods
boxer pup, natural dog foods, vet expenses: Yes, she is too young. Proper breeding age is 2 years old. She is emotionally too young to properly care for newborn puppies, and her physical aspects are young as well. Unless you really wanted to be a breeder and take on the HUGE responsibility of...

Boxers: GROWLING AT MY DAD, dad, boxer
dad, boxer, dogs: I hate to say this-- but dogs can turn on a person that has harmed them in some way. Maybe an incident had occurred between your dad and Jasey that you are not aware of. Dogs don t simply become agitated with one person for no reason. Something transpired...

Boxers: Leaving pup alone, leaving a boxer pup home alone, boxer puppies
leaving a boxer pup home alone, boxer puppies, boxer puppy: Hi Steph, Love the name of your boxer puppy ! You are right he can t hold it at that age for that long of time only about 4 hours depending on how much food you leave out and how much he drinks. He should have three meals a day up until one year of age...

Boxers: Nasal congestion
A lot of the time, newborns will have congestion to watch out for. Antibiotics are good to help prevent any secondary infection-- and is caused from body temperature fluctuation at birth until they can regulate their own body temperatures. Going from warm...

Boxers: Nursing, warm compresses, newborn puppy
warm compresses, newborn puppy, milk duct: Engorged teats is called Mastitis and can be a concern if they become infected which would produce pus and blood. But as long as you ve massaged them and milked her- and the pups continue nursing- it resolves itself and doesn t get to the infectious stage....

Boxers: postpartum depression, pinky finger, milk carton
pinky finger, milk carton, raw egg: Get her to a different vet! Depression, legarthy, loss of appetite and ignoring the puppies is a sign of a serious health problem from the whelping. http://www.debbiejensen.com/care_mother.html http://www.2ndchance.info/caninelaborstages.htm http://www.uslink.com/~farnham/reproduc.htm...

Boxers: over protective boxer, territorial instincts, symbol of obedience
territorial instincts, symbol of obedience, female boxer: She should have been socialized from the moment you got her. She has become the age that territorial instincts have taken over, and since she wasn t properly socialized by training her what was acceptable and what was not acceptable- she is reacting to...

Boxers: raw diet, raw food diet, cooked baby carrots
raw food diet, cooked baby carrots, natural dog food: I disagree with a total raw diet. That is my opinion. I do not believe in giving them bones let alone poultry bones which splinter in the stomach. Organ meats are okay but I prefer to cook the meats. Steam them in water covered on the stove. Between...

Boxers: re/ my boxers lip have gone red, boxer dog allergic reaction
boxer dog allergic reaction: Hi Marty, It looks likes mites to me. Have the vet do a skin scrapping to confirm if you don t see improvement from the steroids. If you are using plastic food and water bowls replace with stainless steel. Some dogs are or become allergic to plastic. Get...

Boxers: Thank You, distal tibia, male fawn
distal tibia, male fawn, plaster cast: Hello Wendy, I haven t seen a fiberglass cast used- only plaster. Maybe the ortho wanted it because it is light weight-- I don t know. But, which ever you choose- remember, it is for a dog that will walk. Usually a plaster cast works well and is more...

Boxers: Training, boxer dog adoption
boxer dog adoption: Hi Melanie, Congratulations on the adoption of your new boxer dog, Morty. Boxers need to work for a living so give him a job, he should work for small bites of treats during training, make him sit then give treat, make him sit before giving him his dinner,...

Boxers: weight gain and red blood in stool, bloody stool, blood in stool
bloody stool, blood in stool, pediolyte: In the meantime waiting to get him to a vet ASAP-- give him Pediolyte clear. This is for children during diarrhea, to keep them from dehydryating. A generic Pediolyte is okay. Also, give him plain whole yogurt and cut back on dog food. If you cannot...

Boxers: 6 month female Boxer/ Riley, female aggression, female boxers
female aggression, female boxers, female boxer: The aggression is typical of female Boxers-- eating mostly. They don t like others around when eating. And far as playing- she is coming into her own and showing normal female aggression and the typical Boxer play... and probably getting angry at the one she...

Boxers: 6 year old Boxer incontinence, boxer, boxer dog
boxer, boxer dog, boxer incontinence: Hi Heidi, Thank you for your question about your boxer dog. Unfortunately you are correct in that it can be as simple as a urinary tract infection to a more serious aliment. It is my experience with the breed that at his age and the symptoms it could be...

Boxers: 9 years old male boxer, nighttime snack, male boxer
nighttime snack, male boxer, female boxer: When did the crying begin? He is 8 years old and in his end stage of life. Boxers live 10 year average. Have you taken him to the vet to check if he has arthritis or any senior ailment? If he has arthritis, he is in pain. Does he limp when he gets up...

Boxers: Boxer Aggression, female boxers, submissive position
female boxers, submissive position, aggressors: Female Boxers are the aggressors and the males are not. There is no easy solution because this was the first event and you possibly didn t see what took place. Next time, leash her immediately, remove her away, and push her to the floor and hold her...

Boxers: Boxer diet while in heat, caring for newborn puppies, puppy chow
caring for newborn puppies, puppy chow, calcium tablets: NO! That is incorrect!!!!!!!!!!! You do not give calcium to a female that is going to get pregnant or ANYTIME during the pregnancy! It caused deformities of the puppies! Go to your vet and get prenatal vitamin ONLY! But, feed her puppy food all...

Boxers: My Boxer ran away, coyotes, pet owners
coyotes, pet owners, wolves: First, I have to chastise you for allowing him or any dog to run loose regardless of how many acres you have and fields. Dogs love freedom-- and are curious, to the point of getting into danger. It is irresponsible of pet owners to allow their dogs...

Boxers: Boxer_Wobbly_3 yr old male_Testing is scheduled, specialist vet, white gums
specialist vet, white gums, male boxer: Being lethargic and white gums is anemia. Blood work is necessary to determine what is causing anemia. He can go into shock and die from being anemic. This is a big issue-- what is causing the anemia? This is the first issue that needs to be diagnosed and...

Boxers: boxer anxiety, boxer anxiety
boxer anxiety: Hi Jennifer, From the description you have given, the boxer has not settled into the new home yet, the move is most likely the cause of this anxiety and your husband leaving soon after. You should try to not make a big deal out of your comings and goings,...

Boxers: boxer dog season, puppy chow, new born puppies
puppy chow, new born puppies, boxer dogs: If she came in heat with the male with her-- then mating took place and she is pregnant. You did not say when this was, or calendered it for me to count the 63 days to whelping. Take her to your vet for an examination and confirmation. You need to...

Boxers: boxers, pet quality puppy, american boxer club
pet quality puppy, american boxer club, american kennel club: Yes Peggy pups can change as they grow but when you ve been doing this as long as I have you can pretty much tell a show/breeder quality puppy and a pet quality puppy from around 8-16 weeks, may I suggest you visit the American Boxer Club website and the...

Boxers: new boxer puppy, boxer puppy, boxer puppies
boxer puppy, boxer puppies, boxer owners: That puppy in the picture is NOT purebred Boxer at all! It is something mixed. Google Boxer puppies and go to breeders websites where they have a picture gallery of puppies for sale and you will see exactly what a Boxer puppy looks like and characteristics...

Boxers: female boxer- 2 yrs old, white milky discharge, vet assistant
white milky discharge, vet assistant, female boxer: It could be normal for her, if it is like that every season. But with seeing the severity, it is impossible to say or diagnose. If it is a lot as you stated, call and ask your vet or vet assistant about it. It could be an indication of an uterian infection...

Boxers: female boxer 2yrs old, thyroid problem, female boxer
thyroid problem, female boxer, pack of dogs: Attacking the neutered male has nothing to do with it, compared to the intact male. The other male that joins in on the fight is either the peace maker trying to stop the aggressor or he protecting the victim being attacked. Her aggression is of a personal...

Boxers: Kenya 1st heat, new years eve, wood fences
new years eve, wood fences, heat cycles: Stop walking her. Do not expose her. Heat cycles run 30 days. You cannot allow her to advertise her heat. A male can smell her as far as 3 miles away. They CAN jump fences of different heights- where s there a will, there s a way. Read:...

Boxers: Male boxer dog not eating, vet asap, male boxer
vet asap, male boxer, flavors: There is no way to offer any type of diagnosis without knowing his history. Take him to your vet ASAP before he becomes dehydrated and dies. Give him children s Pediolyte (electrolyte) in the meantime to hydrate him. Give him whole, plain (no flavors)...

Boxers: Sibling Aggression, pack of wild dogs, male sibling
pack of wild dogs, male sibling, alpha leader: I can recommend on the Boxer personality-- however, not as familiar with the other breeds they are mixed with. But, the alpha is suppose to be you and your wife-- not them. And that is what they are fighting over-- to be the alpha. Males will constantly...

Boxers: skinny boxer, heart murmur, thyroid disorder
heart murmur, thyroid disorder, thyroid test: If your vet said he has a hear murmur and has been hospitalized and all possible tests run; I couldn t begin to second guess the vet. If he eats well with a good appetite, and the vet tested for thyroid disorder and it was negative (he has no thyroid disorder),...

Boxers: strange, sudden behavior., pregnant dogs, false pregnancy
pregnant dogs, false pregnancy, white boxer: Is she spayed? Has she been exposed to a male recently? Could she be pregnant? Pregnant dogs will act peculiar and especially females in false pregnancies where they are not pregnant but they think they are. Ruling out pregnancy and false pregnancy;...

Boxers: weight, boxer puppies, male boxer
boxer puppies, male boxer, pelvic bones: Boxer puppies are born averaging 1 pound. Since he is 7 weeks old, almost 2 months old, he should weigh more. Genetics such as frame, bone structure; small, medium, large depending on parents, has a lot to do with overall size. I think that is not...

Boxers: whelping, emergency vet, birth canal
emergency vet, birth canal, jus: Then carry her to an emergency vet immediately if you feel she is in labor still- because when all pups are born, and when she is finished, she will lie down and clean her puppies and feed them and when they fall asleep- she will too. So if she is still...

Boxers: white boxers, brindle boxers, fawn brindle
brindle boxers, fawn brindle, boxer puppy: You do have to put sun screen on them if outside in the sun for longer than a normal pee. And, they are more prone to skin cancers due to the lack of pigmentation-- however, that is not a guarantee that it will occur. Their eyes are more sensitive even...

Boxers: One year old Boxer, two girls, boxer
two girls, boxer, dogs: Boxers are excellent with children. I would recommend asking them to bring the Boxer to your house on a leash, and see how he behaves with your children first. A test run. If the 14th month old Boxer is fine then you know you can buy him and add him...

Boxers: My boxer has lately been peeing his crate, different dogs, happy puppy
different dogs, happy puppy, urine infection: Before trying to go any further with the issue, let s get the vet to check him again to be positive the urinary infection is really gone or that he still has it- as some antibiotics might not work completely on different dogs (as in people) or didn t completely...

Boxers: bumps on skin, bumps on skin, seasonal allergies
bumps on skin, seasonal allergies, benadryl: It is probably seasonal allergies from the change in weather. A lot of Boxers are prone to some kind of allergies; either foods or environment; or both. Talk to your vet (a phone call is all that might be necessary) and ask about Benadryl-- and dosage...

Boxers: Dog Jumping on People, fawn boxer, unacceptable behavior
fawn boxer, unacceptable behavior, acceptable behavior: Of course you know that it is just excitement and playfulness, but, not acceptable behavior. Try this: buy a whistle and blow it every time she misbehaves; any reason of unacceptable behavior. Especially blow the whistle when company arrives and she...

Boxers: Aggression, male boxer, alpha displays
male boxer, alpha displays, rottie: He is displaying signs of being an alpha. Dominance is what an alpha displays when correcting another pack member. That is aggression and roughness. Get a whistle and blow it every time he becomes aggressive. Then remove him from the area (away from...

Boxers: black bumps that look like ticks, inner leg, moles
inner leg, moles, ticks: Boxers can get black bumps that appear like moles or stickers even. They are harmless and normal in some, depending on genetics. However, if they are abundant, such as you mentioned on his paw, front inner leg, and on his back with one bleeding- I have...

Boxers: Boxer puppy aggression, boxer puppy, jowls
boxer puppy, jowls, scuffs: I tend to believe it is Boxer play. Boxers have a very unique style of playing with each other. They can even stand and box one another. Boxers will bite and lock mouths, nip ears, legs, even jowls. Snarling, growling, yapping, barking, all of it. ...

Boxers: Roundworms, boxer puppy, white worms
boxer puppy, white worms, young kids: Roundworms are pretty common in puppies, and generally take two or three treatments to clear. Interceptor has a roundworm treatment in it, as does Heartgard Plus, and you will see the worms after you give a treatment. Your kids can t pick up the worms...

Boxers: 14 month old Boxer, white boxer, thyroid disorder
white boxer, thyroid disorder, fresh food: Try self-feeding. Have fresh food & water available for her at all times and monitor her. Some Boxers won t eat much during the day but eat more at night. Get another vet. She should have her thyroid checked. If she has a thyroid disorder, it causes...

Boxers: agression toward new puppy, male puppy, male boxer
male puppy, male boxer, female puppy: A male Boxer that has always been the only dog in the family feels he is the alpha of the family (you didn t mention his age). A male knows that another male (puppy) will grow up to challenge the alpha position. This is why in the wild, males will kill...

Boxers: boxer toenails, toe nails, time problem
toe nails, time problem, couple weeks: No, it is not common with Boxers or any particular breed. I don t know what the problem is except the vet is not treating the one-time problem correctly to resolve it. I suggest calling other vets and discussing the problems you have had about this and...

Boxers: Breeding Boxers, heat cycle, psychological state
heat cycle, psychological state, yelps: Absolutely do nothing and do not interfere. She should be over 2 years old before breeding. They will mate when it is right for her and her cycle and not until. Man should not get involved as it can mess with her emotional and psychological state...

Boxers: 18 month old boxer mix poops 6 times within a hour, boxer dog upset stomach
boxer dog upset stomach: Hi Kristen, You really should have the vet take a look at her.It could be parasites. But in most cases its the food, changing food upsets the digestive tract every time you change foods and usually the higher the protein content in the food the more the dog...

Boxers: adding new boxer to family?, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, two females: If you know any history about the 2 yr old female Boxer that you are considering adopting, it will help you a lot. Females can be, but not necessarily, competitive. Is there any way you can bring her into your home on a trial run to introduce them all?...

Boxers: artificial insemination, artificial insemination in boxer dogs
artificial insemination in boxer dogs: Hi Diane, The pups wouldn t be showing yet and would be up high. I have great results on/about the 38th day of pregnancy at which time we do an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy. Our vet want perform such tests until the 38 th day for better accuracy. Hope...

Boxers: artificial insemination, artificial insemination, brindle
artificial insemination, brindle, fawn: There are a dominate Brindle gene and a non-dominate Brindle gene. Fawn with Fawn produces 100% Fawn puppies, Brindle with Brindle produces 100% Brindle puppies, Fawn and Brindle produces 50-50% puppies, and the dominate Brindle gene increases the percentage....

Boxers: Boxer Aggression, pack leaders, unacceptable behavior
pack leaders, unacceptable behavior, aggression: Males are neutered-- females are spayed. Seven years old versus fourteen months is a big difference and the oldest is the leader/alpha of the pack and the younger is challenging. You cannot allow them to compete for treats or food-- and must set limits...

Boxers: My Boxer has bumps everywhere, boxer allergic reaction
boxer allergic reaction: Hi Samantha, Get her to the vet immediately. Sounds like a an allergic reaction and ask your vet about giving her benadryl. She also may have a ear infection or mites. Good luck and thank you for your question. Angela Donald Canine Behavior Consultant...

Boxers: My baby girl, boxer breed, heat cycle
boxer breed, heat cycle, behavior consultant: Hi Michelle, She is swollen because of the heat cycle only most likely. I would bet 99.99% she is pregnant if he breed her on the 14 th day of heat. Heat cycle will last approximately 28 days during which she can still conceive. If after 28 days the swelling...

Boxers: boxer, ear cleanser, online diagnosis
ear cleanser, online diagnosis, skin test: Read this: http://www.canismajor.com/dog/cancer1.html Get another vet. One that knows Boxers and what their illnesses are-- one that will test it. Footnote/Follow up: Vague and brief on rating? Well, anyone with concern of these growths would...

Boxers: boxer siblings, spay and neuter, yelp
spay and neuter, yelp, brindle: Is either spayed or neutered? Remember, when in heat-- it does not matter if they are related-- they will mate. You certainly do not want that. So, this is a reminder to spay and neuter. She is just playing and loves her Boxer brother-- their ties go...

Boxers: Minor Boxer problems, stainless steel bowls, separation anxiety
stainless steel bowls, separation anxiety, leather collars: The bumps on the chin could be allergy to plastic. Feed all Boxers out of stainless steel bowls and use leather collars- not nylon. You did not mention his age-- but allergies to plastic causes bumps, and puppies get puppy acne that clears up. The boy...

Boxers: Problem with my boxer, food dishes, female boxer
food dishes, female boxer, submissive position: The Boxer is the aggressor always? Drew? Something isn t right for Drew to want to fight Messy all of a sudden. Maybe Messy is challenging Drew for the alpha position in their pack and Drew is not allowing it, while fighting to keep it. You must...

Boxers: pre-labor boxer, boxer labor
boxer labor: Hi Paula, If your boxer doesn t deliver today or tonight I would advise a trip to the vet ASAP. Every dog is different so there is no correct time but after that length of time I d be concerned. Also if she starts pushing and no puppy comes in three hours...

Boxers: reacurring soars on paws, interdigital cysts, epsom salts
interdigital cysts, epsom salts, dewy grass: They are from damp grass from going outside. They are interdigital cysts caused from damp, dewy grass, or wet grass from rain, etc. Soak her paws in epsom salts for 15 minutes twice a day, and after each visit outside. I bough cheap dollar store...

Boxers: Stomach problems, boxer stomach problems
boxer stomach problems: Hi Elaine, The RAW diet is the best thing that has helped other boxers who I ve had dealings with who exhibit the same digestion problem you are describing. I know it may gross you out but we humans have to take a step back and say what it best for the...

Boxers: 3 year old Boxer, northern kentucky, aggression
northern kentucky, aggression, boxer: A 3 year old Boxer does not suddenly become aggressive. What has happened for him to be aggressive? Was he always aggressive and now it is worse? Was he ever socialized? Has he had more than one home? Was he a rescue once? Has he moved from his only home...

Boxers: 9 wk old purebreed boxer, eye boogers, vet asap
eye boogers, vet asap, male boxer: Boxers snore, as for breathing rapid, could be dreaming, but if regularly breathing rapid-- it could be a problem. As for eyes, some Boxers do have chronic eye-boogers, depending on their genetics of their parents; inherited. But, if he has pneumonia...

Boxers: Boxer Breeding, boxer dog breeding
boxer dog breeding: Hi Rafa, Sorry for the delay in answering your question, it was never sent to me by the automated system. I personally prefer to wait until the male is about two - three years old. This seems the prefect age of maturity in the boxer breed. Ask your friends...

Boxers: boxer, boxer breeding
boxer breeding: Hi Marcy, Most boxer breeders do not breed past the age of five. The best days to breed her are between day 11 and 14 of the heat cycle. You only need them to tie once not multiple times,so you may not need the male to stay or her stay with the male. Multiple...

Boxers: boxer lungeing, boxer dog behavior
boxer dog behavior: Hi Kathy, I can understand your worrying. First it is very hard to read a dog s body language if your not accustom to it. The boxer is a guard dog but a hearing guard dog, they do tend to protect children and adore them instinctively. They are usually...

Boxers: boxer mix behavior, play buddies, boxer mix
play buddies, boxer mix, behavior question: Ginger is already 2 years old and had a rough life-- no consistency, no routine, no guidance, mixed commands and expectations from various owners, and insecurity and possible abuse. Also, the Boxer in her is not the dominate breed-- the other breed is, hound...

Boxers: Fancy fawn boxer, fawn boxer, fur collar
fawn boxer, fur collar, sock feet: Fawn is the color as Brindle is the colors which are striped. There is a fancy marking and a classic marking; fancy can have a white blaze running down the face, white sock feet, more white on chest, etc. and the classic only has minimal white markings...

Boxers: Jumping and Biting, play buddies, play mates
play buddies, play mates, litter mates: Unfortunately, puppies learn how to be big, bad Boxers from their mothers, and play by biting and nipping and locking mouths, and even boxing. He is still a puppy and regards you all as his play buddies as he did with his litter mates. It is the only...

Boxers: Pup
So what you are saying is that she was in heat when you went away and returned with a male dog hanging around? 30 days ago? Gestation is average 63 days (can be earlier or a light later)..but teats using always fill out somewhat, the vulva swelling from...

Boxers: Very Sick Boxer with No Diagnosis, boxer DM, boxer degenerative myelopathy
boxer DM, boxer degenerative myelopathy: Hi Elizabeth, I must admit I always hate getting questions about boxers who are ill as it breaks my heart. From your description the problem with the legs is probably either from being so weak from not eating or Degenerative Myelopathy (DM). It is a neurological...

Boxers: Sudden aggression, loving temperament, female boxer
loving temperament, female boxer, good temper: First, no off-leash! They have not been properly trained, and they are not stable or predictable, therefore, may harm someone, run off, get injured, etc. It would be irresponsible of any owner to allow either off-leash-- ever. The female Boxer is displaying...

Boxers: sensitive stomach, sensitive stomach in boxers
sensitive stomach in boxers: Hi Tracy, Most commercial dog foods contain grains and this isn t what mother nature had intended for the canine to eat hence many canines are allergic to commercial dog foods. I believe the best way to feed is as close to nature as possible,raw meat and...

Boxers: 1 year old boxer hasn't been in heat yet. Is something wrong?, late bloomer, thyroid conditions
late bloomer, thyroid conditions, thyroid problems: Age can vary and is inherited genetics. They can have heats as early as 4 months old, but rare, and as late as 2 years old. Also, thyroid conditions can cause delay, cessation, and miscarriages. Have your vet check her for thyroid problems. Does...

Boxers: 13 month old female Boxer..., female boxer, separation anxiety
female boxer, separation anxiety, changes in the family: Is there any changes in the family? Addition to the family (baby, relative, friend), recently moved, a recent change in work schedule, change in routines? When a dog (and cat too) get disrupted, have changes in routine, they will rebel by eliminating...

Boxers: 3 Year old boxer with hip pain!, hip dysplasia, fractured bones
hip dysplasia, fractured bones, pain meds: It is possible he was hit by a car and he vet did not X-ray his body for broke or fractured bones. He could have hip dysplasia and was injured. I recommend take him back to your vet and talk with him or her about it and have him X-rayed. Also, hip...

Boxers: my 3yr old boxer, boxer, dogs
boxer, dogs: It s because of a new place and the change. Dogs have to have routine and security. When amajor change occurs they become anxious and insecure. He moved in suddenly and you moved-- that s major. Both practice taking him out to potty together to show...

Boxers: 8 month Boxer (F) with skin patches, boxer bitch, thyroid imbalance
boxer bitch, thyroid imbalance, natural dog food: Black spot is a disease of the skin. Usually it is in other breeds and not the Boxer breed. It has to do with longer hair and not shedding properly, etc. Also, it can be a fungus. If your environmental area is moist and humid, fungus is more likely. Your...

Boxers: Aggression, family dogs, canine behavior
family dogs, canine behavior, aggression: First, NO dog should ever be off leash. This can be a liability with any dog because canine behavior is as unpredictable as a small child s. It is also dangerous to the dog as any type of situation and/or accident can occur in a split second. In most...

Boxers: BOXER PROBLEMS, proper socialization, national geographic channel
proper socialization, national geographic channel, obedience training: Proper socialization and behavior training should have begun when she was a puppy.... what is acceptable behavior and what is not. Jumping on people is not acceptable and now, it will be most difficult to break. You will have to block her from the front...

Boxers: Boxer doesnt bark, quality dog food, boxer owners
quality dog food, boxer owners, boxer forum: First, it upsets me about your remark on water. Dogs must have water 24/7. Not a bare minimum. If you cannot provide that, then you do not need to own a dog.I am against Boxers being in India because of the weather, as Boxers get hot easily and need temperature...

Boxers: Boxer puppy hair thinning, aveeno oatmeal bath, boxer puppy
aveeno oatmeal bath, boxer puppy, puppy food: It sounds like an allergy-- probably a food allergy. Bath the puppy in an Aveeno oatmeal bath, or oatmeal shampoo for puppies, to relieve the itch and discomfort. Buy an all natural puppy food that does not contain corn, corn glutens, or any glutens...

Boxers: Boxer has strange scar on nose, pound male, bug bite
pound male, bug bite, scab: Your subject title said Boxer has strange scar on nose yet, you wrote strange bump on his mouth. Which is it? The pinkish mark is a scar forming as it heals due to the scab coming off. If it was (is) just one and not numerous bumps, it could have...

Boxers: My Boxers Fur is changing, canine diseases, diseases and conditions
canine diseases, diseases and conditions, yellows: Without a picture it would be difficult to say. I know that the older they become, the more their coat change; grays and whitens, sometimes yellows, thins, curls, all kinds of things. Here is a good site for a list of canine diseases and conditions:...

Boxers: boxer?, boxer puppy, characteristic traits
boxer puppy, characteristic traits, narrow face: She is young and they always have long legs for their body size. She will proportion out as she matures. As far as the flatter nose and face, some Boxers are short and wide and some more narrow and not as short. It s genetic traits from parents, etc. ...

Boxers: my boxer looks like skin and bones but she just wont eat, im really concerned, thyroid disorder, white boxer
thyroid disorder, white boxer, skin and bones: 1. Get her to your vet for a thorough check up. Since she has been abused, she probably has not been to a vet. There could be underlying health issues; thyroid disorder causing her weight loss, etc. 2. What are you feeding her? She needs a special diet...

Boxers: cange in temperment, omega oil, protective instinct
omega oil, protective instinct, blow the whistle: If being in the kennel was his first time, then I say yes it has a lot to do with his territorial aggression. He felt as though he was abandoned. Time to a dog is different than it is for us. Now that he feels he might have been abandoned, he has...

Boxers: When dog is in labor, how to care for newborn puppies, electric heating pad
how to care for newborn puppies, electric heating pad, male boxer: Yes. Provide her with a quite whelping place where no traffic is and the male cannot get to. I hope you have made or provided a whelping box for her and prepared with a whelping kit and have clean linens for the mom and new puppies when whelping is over....

Boxers: Why is Harley eating inedibles?, puppy behavior, two dogs
puppy behavior, two dogs, toilet paper: It sounds like pica which can be caused by boredom and anxieties. Harley is still a puppy, and remember, Boxer s tend to have puppy behavior well up in their years compared to other breeds. Please read this article and see if it helps you: http://www.aspcabehavior.org/articles/18/Pica-Eating-Things-That-Arent-Food.aspx...

Boxers: Incontinence 9 Yr old female boxer, poor muscle tone, ebay store
poor muscle tone, ebay store, doggie diapers: Is there a surgery to help? If not, I recommend doggie diapers to wear in the house and remove when she goes outside then put back on. There are doggie diapers (you can Google it) and there is a lady that has an eBay store that can make a denim pantry that...

Boxers: Jozie snapping at new family, female pup, health reasons
female pup, health reasons, nephew: That is a BIG change for a dog- and too many people and kids-- with another dog. You bit off more than you can chew, and you cannot expect any dog to adapt in 2 days. Supervise the dog with the children and forbid the 3 year old from playing with her....

Boxers: how old my boxer?, 7 months, medical records
7 months, medical records, boxer: For 65 lbs. at 7 months old-- that s big. The only way to actually tell is have a vet check him. They can tell by teeth, etc. You must continue to demand his papers and medical records. Do not let up until you get them. Threaten attorney action, etc...

Boxers: Sudden aggression in 5 year old boxer, aggressive manner, sydney australia
aggressive manner, sydney australia, great dane: Dogs do not see size. So a larger dog has nothing to do with the attack. His behavior is becoming dominate of the territory- like the alpha of the dog park. The only way to control it is on a lead at all times and reprimand when he misbehaves. The...

Boxers: size/weight, boxer puppy, family genetics
boxer puppy, family genetics, boston terrier: If not purebred Boxer, I would not have any way of predicting her size not knowing the other breed mixed in. Average adult female Boxers weight between 50-75 lbs. and average adult males Boxers weigh between 70-90 lb.s (if not more due to their family genetics)...

Boxers: stomach issue, wheat free diet, thyroid disorder
wheat free diet, thyroid disorder, loose stools: I am wanting to know what the vet has said about this condition. No, I haven t come across this before. I wouldn t dare recommend any vitamin supplement with her problem. This needs to be discussed with her treating vet to make sure it does good and...

Boxers: Walking during eating, heartworm pills, male boxer
heartworm pills, male boxer, neurotic behavior: He is so very young to have been shuffled around 4 times. It is a neurotic behavior because of his insecurity... an OCD behavior due to all the different routines and rules and insecurities. Give him time. In the meantime, leash him when he eats and stand...

Boxers: 1 yr old Boxer Rescue growling and diarrhea..., male boxer, boxer rescue
male boxer, boxer rescue, fenced back yard: You have to remember-- he is a rescue. Do you know his history? If not, there is no telling what baggage he carries. Since he has diarrhea, I recommend taking him to your vet. He needs a complete check-up anyway and the food that you feed him now might...

Boxers: 6-month Boxer with food agression, female boxer, fawn color
female boxer, fawn color, submissive position: It sounds like the Boxer is coming into her own and developing an alpha attitude. You need to do three things. First, buy a whistle. Each time she misbehaves, blow the whistle and it will startle her. When she stops, push her down to the floor and hold...

Boxers: Boxer bladder problem ???, bladder problem, kidney problems
bladder problem, kidney problems, dog food: By dressed I assume that means spayed. As far as the peeing- you might take her out on a regular basis like a puppy you are house training... and, take her to the vet and talk to him or her about this as she might have urinary or kidney problem...

Boxers: boxer puppies dying, taking care of newborn puppies, care of newborn puppies
taking care of newborn puppies, care of newborn puppies, boxer puppies: You should have learned about taking care of newborn puppies. They cannot regulate their body temperatures and that is what killed them. Your lack of knowledge. You also should have called a vet immediately. It is Boxer owners like you that should not...

Boxers: Boxer Seizure, spine tumors, cause of seizures
spine tumors, cause of seizures, unusual behavior: Never heard of this behavior. You did not mention her age or her history. However, epilepsy can cause unusual behavior and can cause seizures suddenly brought on by excitement or stress. Get a NEW vet- one that will check her for the cause of seizures.....

Boxers: change in temperment, high school exchange, boxer mix
high school exchange, boxer mix, biting children: Yes. Any severe change such as adding non-family members will cause territorial and protective aggression. However, it is not normal for any Boxer to harm a child- whatever breed she is mixed with-- is the cause for her biting children-- not the Boxer in...

Boxers: Deaf Boxer?, squeak toys, white boxer
squeak toys, white boxer, genetic tendency: Of course , tell your vet and have his hearing checked for sure. The only thing I can think of is when he is sleeping- get a pot and a heavy utility spoon (or something- maybe the pot lid) and get close to him without waking him and bang it to see if it...

Boxers: Diarrhea, stomach problems, james wellbeloved
stomach problems, james wellbeloved, sweet potatoes: Diarrhea is a symptom of a problem-- poisoning, illness, stomach problems, something--- Feed him baby food sweet potatoes on his food and give it until a next poop- if he still has diarrhea- take him to your vet before he dehydrates. Clear (no flavors)...

Boxers: Difficulty with crate training and separation anxiety, boxer puppy, separation anxiety
boxer puppy, separation anxiety, crate training: First, a puppy that young cannot hold his bladder that long. You are expecting too much from a puppy. Crate training is often practiced with new puppies as a method of house-training. Puppies naturally do not want to dirty the place where they sleep...

Boxers: Environmental Allergies, cod liver oil, environmental allergies
cod liver oil, environmental allergies, mild detergent: Biting paws is not always due to allergies... it can be due to anxiety and nervousness too. If it is environmental allergies, vets usually prescribe steroids, however, if the cause is not determined, and treat the underlying problem; her symptoms will come...

Boxers: My Female boxer is about 65 days and the vet cant feel one puppy, female boxer, bottom of my heart
female boxer, bottom of my heart, whelping: I am so glad you took her to your vet and everything is alright now. I think her age and amount of puppies she was carrying coupled with the over-gestation period, probably caused her to loose the other puppies. But, you have 4 healthy ones, and she gets...

Boxers: Growing pains?, boxer puppy, plain yoghurt
boxer puppy, plain yoghurt, male boxer: Read about hypertrophic osteodystrophy: http://www.boxerworld.com/forums/dog-health-issues-questions/156781-hypertrophic-osteodystrophy-help.html ( and join the Boxer World and go into the forums and read and post-- Boxer owners will help you and you...

Boxers: Aggresion, aggressive tendencies, those dogs
aggressive tendencies, those dogs, leash area: Neutering might help some aggressive tendencies, but not all. Apparently, the neighbor dogs have instigated so much problems that he has become dog aggressive because of it. If you have friends or family with dogs, try having them come over to your house...

Boxers: boxer, female boxer, smelly discharge
female boxer, smelly discharge, lack of appetite: Hi Carol, There will typically still be some bleeding after a mating; a darker color may indicate older blood and is not unusual at the end of a season. Normally the discharge will get lighter in volume and end within a few days to a week. Watch for the...

Boxers: boxer behavior, male boxer, freedom time
male boxer, freedom time, place cookies: You should take him to your vet to make sure he does not have a bladder/urinary infection causing this. Otherwise........... ....there seems to be a loss of control-- you being the alpha-- not him. He is young and playful and rebellious. You must...

Boxers: boxer bitch not standing for boxer dog, boxer bitch, thyroid problems
boxer bitch, thyroid problems, heat cycle: She should have a heat twice a year- every 5-6 months. Secondly, out of the month of being in heat, there are about 4 stages. Only one stage during heat does the female accept a male. Not before and not after. When she flags her tail-- she is ready...

Boxers: Boxer breeding, Boxer, breeding
Boxer, breeding, temperament: Hi Jay, Generally when a female is ready to breed, the hormones take over and she ll be willing to accept the male. Most breeders utilize a reproduction specialist, however, to have on standby in case there s an issue with a natural breeding (or if they...

Boxers: Boxer Diet, dick van patten, dog food for sensitive stomachs
dick van patten, dog food for sensitive stomachs, sensitive stomach: First, add a large jar of baby food sweet potatoes. Sweet potato is a natural hardener for her. Find an all-natural, herbalist dog food for sensitive stomachs- no corn, no corn meal, mo glutens and additives. I like Dick Van Patten s Natural Balance....

Boxers: Found lost Fawn Boxer, fawn boxer, food scraps
fawn boxer, food scraps, soft food: Yes, get her to your vet as soon as possible. Put plain, whole (no flavors) yogurt on her food. This is delicious to a dog and aids in digestion. Also, you might try put some of your people food scraps on her dog food to stimulate her appetite until you...

Boxers: pairing, male boxer, good manners
male boxer, good manners, males and females: Hi Nicole, Boxers generally do very well having another dog in the house, and often seem to prefer the company of other Boxers. Generally speaking, it is best to have opposite-sex pairs, to avoid intersex aggression issues. While fighting may occur between...

Boxers: seperating dogs that have lived together, boxer bitch, canine companionship
boxer bitch, canine companionship, female boxer: Hi Janet, Boxers are generally very resilient and adapt well to new circumstances. The biggest risk with taking only one of the two is probably separation anxiety -- not so much pining for the other dog, but an anxiety about being alone when they ve always...

Boxers: Boxer allergy/itching, boxer dog allergy
boxer dog allergy: Hi Mary Lou, Since your daughter has eliminated the most common culprits, I would only bath her once a month or less as the boxer doesn t require as much bathing as other breeds. Boxers are generally a cleaner by nature continually licking and bathing themselves....

Boxers: Boxer Companion, male boxer, little puppy
male boxer, little puppy, good manners: Hi Kirsty, Generally speaking, opposite-sex pairs work best -- same-sex pairs are more prone to fighting. That said, it really depends more on the individual dogs than the gender. Since you re looking for an older puppy/adolescent, you ll have a better...

Boxers: Such a hard time to get my boxer to eat!, Boxer puppy, picky eater
Boxer puppy, picky eater, puppy won't eat: Hi Roel, Your puppy is training you very well! :) She s learned that if she doesn t eat her food, you ll add something extra to it, increasing the yumminess factor as time goes on. This is a common situation with Boxers, and it s hard not to give in...

Boxers: male boxer, male boxer, family friend
male boxer, family friend, little boys: You will not be able to change a 7 year old. Why is he aggressive to children? Most any Boxer loves children and NEVER aggressive. Either keep him inside while kids are outside playing, or re-home him to people without kids. This is highly unusual--...

Boxers: potty training 5 month old boxer, puppy proof, proof room
puppy proof, proof room, adult age: First, never, ever put their nose in it and scold! This is telling him that eliminating is a bad thing-- no wonder he has problems. He now thinks that peeing and pooping is wrong- period. First, you cage him 5-6 hours. This is not good for a 5 month old....

Boxers: rocko my boxer, hip dysplasia, female boxer
hip dysplasia, female boxer, long term health: Hi James, Male dogs do not go into heat; his spraying in the house is called marking , and it s a training/management issue. You will probably have a hard time finding someone who will breed to your dog, primarily because he s not registered. Responsible...

Boxers: teething, boxer puppy, puppy teething
boxer puppy, puppy teething: Hi Rachael, I am not familiar with pork skin twists, but I would think they d have the same risks as rawhide. The regular Nylabones might be a little too hard right now for his mouth, but Nylabone also makes bones and toys specifically for teething puppies....

Boxers: behaviour, boxer bitch, warning signal
boxer bitch, warning signal, cuddles: She might have had a bad day-- just as we often do ourselves. Or, he might have hurt her without realizing it and she reacted with a growl which is a warning signal. There is no way to know or determine the growl since it was one time and an isolated...

Boxers: boxer birth, boxer dogs, wading pool
boxer dogs, wading pool, whelping box: She will need a quiet, isolated area to whelp her puppies. A warm corner in the guest bedroom is ideal, as you ll need to be in there with her pretty much 24/7 for at least the first week to be sure the pups thrive, she doesn t step or lay on any of them,...

Boxers: Boxer Bladder Issues, bladder functions, sensitive stomachs
bladder functions, sensitive stomachs, bladder cancer: Her age indicates incontinence. Just as our elderly have incontinence. All the medication in the world will not completely help. You must continue to allow her to go outside when necessary as she cannot hold her bladder and could cause more damage if...

Boxers: Boxer Heat Cycle, pregnancy in dogs, male boxer
pregnancy in dogs, male boxer, female boxer: Where there is a will-- there is a way. You said 4 hours? Yes, it takes them 1 minute to get down to business. She is probably pregnant. If you do not want a litter of puppies, your only choice is to visit a vet that is willing to abort them. Either...

Boxers: Boxer pupp, renal dysplasia, genetic problem
renal dysplasia, genetic problem, bloodwork: Hi Jules, It s hard to say for sure what s going on with the puppy -- he is very very small for his age, as you know. Usually the smallest puppies will be mostly caught up to their littermates by 12 weeks, in an ideal environment. I would suggest a veterinary...

Boxers: Boxer has upper mouth sore, symptom of kidney failure, open lesion
symptom of kidney failure, open lesion, insect bite: It can be a canker sore caused by a virus, an insect bite, food allergies, or papiloma to cancer. Only a vet can tell for sure. Has he been stressed? Any changes in the family? A different diet? I would take him to the vet as it can also be a symptom...

Boxers: bumps on my boxer, benadryl dosage, term allergy
benadryl dosage, term allergy, allergy medication: Yes, it is allergies. Since you ve said that her food and environment has not changed, I would have to say it is seasonal environmental allergies. Some weeds and all that is in your area that becomes active in fall is causing it. Talk with your vet...

Boxers: Male Boxers and Agression, male boxer, male boxers
male boxer, male boxers, male dogs: My first concern is having 3 males in one household and adding another male. Dogs will always vie for the alpha position. What Harley is doing, is trying to become the alpha. He will dominate and attack any submissive, or what he views as a submissive,...

Boxers: Orphan puppy, boxer puppy, puppy food
boxer puppy, puppy food, fork and spoon: A puppy that young should be feed as often as a newborn baby; every couple of hours. The formula you should be feeding him is: 1-12 can evaporated milk (not condensed, and not whole milk either) 1-raw egg 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Kayro syrup (or any brand...

Boxers: Problems with my 1 1/2 yr old, boxer breeders, neutering
boxer breeders, neutering, jail cell: I am reporting you to abouse and having you removed. Based on your information given, the answer was appropriate. You even stated your husband wanted to get rid of him. You will be banned for abusive and inappropriate language and name calling to me...

Boxers: worried about my new puppys health, puppy kibble, boxer puppy
puppy kibble, boxer puppy, heart murmur: De-worming him is a three time ordeal-- dosage every three weeks. I do not know why a vet would give a pi8ll. Get a new vet. You should have been prescribed a small bottle of yellow liquid called Strongid-T de-wormer. It smells like bananas. Most vets will...

Boxers: 2yr old Boxer nose went from black to pink, dick van patten, corn gluten in dog food
dick van patten, corn gluten in dog food, loss of pigmentation: This can happen a lot in the winter months, and is normal to some extent; The most common cause of a fading nose is called “snow nose” or “winter nose,” because the dog’s nose will fade to pink or white during the winter months, and return to black once summer...

Boxers: 6mth old boxer pup, boxer pup, boxer puppy
boxer pup, boxer puppy, puppy food: Sensitive stomach puppy food. The food you are feeding him does not agree with him. Sweet potato puppy food is best. Shop for it or ask your vet. In the meantime, do not feed him the old dog food- if you have the chicken and rice left over- feed...

Boxers: Boxer Labor, boxer puppies, mucus plug
boxer puppies, mucus plug, whelping supplies: GET HER TO A VET IMMEDIATELY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She should NEVER be in labor 2 days!!!!!!!! She could have an obstruction; a large puppy stuck in the birth canal and MUST have a cesarean to deliver the puppies. Other puppies cannot be born with an obstruction...

Boxers: boxer puppies, care of newborn puppies, boxer puppies
care of newborn puppies, boxer puppies, whelping box: Sounds as though they were too cold and not nested properly in a whelping box with a heat lamp, draped, etc. Do not have puppies until you educate yourself on the whelping and care of newborn puppies. This is what happens when you leave it up to nature...

Boxers: boxer puppy failure to thrive, boxer puppy, three vets
boxer puppy, three vets, rice cereal: I meant 17 days old... my mistake... If he is throwing up mother s milk and the other puppies do not, then he has something wrong. He is not too little for antibiotics... I have had vets prescribe antibiotics for upper respiratory infections due to cold...

Boxers: my dog had puppies need advise, newborn puppies, newborn puppy
newborn puppies, newborn puppy, puppy care: First, newborn puppies should be inside the house with the mother in a place that is quite and away from everyone- NOT OUTSIDE! Get a big, huge box and cut an opening for her to get in, leaving a 6 inch edge so puppies cannot get out. Put blankets in the...

Boxers: Female Boxer Ideal size for breeding, how to make a whelping box, internet google
how to make a whelping box, internet google, newborn puppies: Breeding age is no younger than 2 years old and normal weight ranging from 50-60 pounds. Please use the internet (Google, etc.) and gather information about breeding, pregnancy, whelping (giving birth) and care for mom after and care for newborn puppies,...

Boxers: Spaying, spaying, older bitch
spaying, older bitch, surgery: Hi Angie, Unfortunately there s no easy answer to your question -- there are risks and benefits to both approaches, and so much depends on the individual dog! Every season your bitch has increases her risk of pyometra, a uterine infection which can be life-threatening....

Boxers: Spaying a 9 year old boxer, boxer dog spaying
boxer dog spaying: Hi Angie, I would have to agree not to spray at this age due to possible complications and risk. Now if it were me I would like to know what is causing this heavier than normal cycle but is the risk of surgery really something you want to take with her...

Boxers: Spaying older boxer, health factor, libbie
health factor, libbie, acepromazine: Vet said: He said most often this is a result of uterine infection and the only treatment was to spay. Most often IS NOT a definitive diagnosis! Find out EXACTLY what is wrong-- do not spay her and put her under anesthesia just because of most...

Boxers: Upset stomach, vet asap, female boxer
vet asap, female boxer, little puppy: No remedy. When a dog has an upset stomach and acts ill, you must not try to treat the dog without knowing what is causing the problems, or you can make it worse; risk death, etc. She might even have a twisted stomach which results in death, or a digestive...

Boxers: 10 year old skinny boy :(, high protien foods, theface
high protien foods, theface, skinny boy: I still recommend taking him to your vet for his skilled and knowledgeable recommendation. You can research online high calorie dog food for senior dogs and order and buy from the internet dealer and have it shipped to your front door. Or, research the...

Boxers: 3 1/2 month puppy 'biting', boxer puppy, whistle sound
boxer puppy, whistle sound, blow the whistle: That is completely normal playing for a Boxer puppy. He learned to play by nipping, attacking, etc., with his brothers and sisters (litter mates) and was taught how to play by his mother in order to be a big, bad Boxer. If you ve ever watched puppies...

Boxers: 9 year old male boxer with incontinence, male boxer, water consumption
male boxer, water consumption, senior companions: Josh, I m sorry, but actually, anything medications that could be given to maybe help, would be dangerous for him at his age. The Depend underwear is what I would have recommended, and you have solved that yourself. Since his spleen has caused his...

Boxers: Adopted 2yr old Boxer, boxer breed, white boxer
boxer breed, white boxer, strange dogs: What do you mean by, Deaf, (not). ??? Is she a white Boxer that is NOT deaf? Spots on her head that bleed? What is that? I have not heard of spots bleeding before. Have you asked the vet about that? You said she was dumped at the pound, then saved...

Boxers: Boxer puppy's sudden death., boxer puppy, hip dysplasia
boxer puppy, hip dysplasia, yard grass: He was almost 4 months old: If he had his shots, did it include a Parvo vaccination? It really sounds like he contracted Parvo and if not treated immediately, is sure death. Also, Parvo is airborne and also remains in the ground (dirt, yard; grass, etc.)...

Boxers: Breading a boxer with a heart murmur, heart murmur, heart murmurs
heart murmur, heart murmurs, generation to generation: DO NOT breed her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only will you put her life at risk, you will put all the puppies lives at risk of dying. Secondly, the puppies will probably inherit her hear murmur because it is passed on to offspring and genetically...

Boxers: Considering getting a second boxer, boxer puppy, female boxer
boxer puppy, female boxer, dogs cats: If you decide to get a Boxer puppy, a male is the best choice. Two females are not as compatible as a female with a male. But, I digress. I do not recommend anyone taking on the responsibility of a puppy when they work and have to crate a puppy. Why?...