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Bowling: Training, dick ritger, bowling camp
dick ritger, bowling camp, good luck: Judy, I have heard nothing but good things about Dick Ritger camps. But, there is nothing wrong with finding a local instructor either. I know people who have been to Dick Ritger s Camps and they say it s well worth it. Either is a good choice. Good Luck...

Bowling: Trying to improve my revs, triple x, fingertips
triple x, fingertips, thanks in advance: Going with a lighter weight ball may help, but only if you can get a coach to work with you to make sure you are using the right technique. Without another set of eyes, you may be able to create more hook, but not in the best and most consistent way. If...

Bowling: Turning Wrist, finger holes, arm swing
finger holes, arm swing, bob price: A couple of things to look into. If your armswing gets too far away from your body in the backswing, it will cause you to over rotate at the release. If your span is too short or the pitches cause you to squeeze the ball, you will rotate as well. Also,...

Bowling: Type of ball, bowling ally, night bowling
bowling ally, night bowling, flare: The difference between the 2 Hi Flare balls is the coverstock. The particle has more traction than the reactive one, and is more suited to a heavy oil condition. If you have high ball speed, the particle one may be better. However, the WOW or the Panic...

Bowling: Can't get ball to hook, power groove, reactive ball
power groove, reactive ball, pin place: A non fingertip grip or a conventional grip is for starting out or getting back in the game.This grip is for accuracy not hooking.I think you should start slowly.Getting into a league is great!After a half season throwing consistently & hitting what you are...

Bowling: can't control new ball., knuckles, target
knuckles, target, hook: HI HUGH, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN TO FLATTEN OUT YOUR HAND A LITTLE TO CONTROL YOUR HOOK PROBLEM. TO HELP YOU WITH THIS AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR DOWN SWING MAKE SURE YOUR PALM IS FACING YOUR TARGET ALL THE WAY THRU THE SWING. BASICALLY JUST LET IT ROLL...

Bowling: Can't feel my fingers., stress ball, cranker
stress ball, cranker, ring finger: I am not a doctor .Inactivity is the best remedy for tired/strained tendons. But I can say it would help by putting your thumb in the ball to take stress off the fingers.Not many bowlers last more than a few years by just bowling with the fingers like (1...

Bowling: technique, shallow angle, target
shallow angle, target, 3 feet: I think the dipping is the main problem to be concerned with. That much body movement will not let your head be steady enough to stay on your target. You may be trying to get too low, and every bowler is told to get down in the shot. This makes us want...

Bowling: I tend to throw the ball "across"..., good luck, hook
good luck, hook, swing: Really watch the direction of your pushaway. Make sure you set the ball in your swing directly in front of your shoulder. Also, make sure you are not trying to over turn the ball. Trying to increase rotation can make you bring the swing in front of your...

Bowling: How to throw a BVP Nemesis, turtle wax, urethanes
turtle wax, urethanes, sand paper: What those people tell you is based on their styles.What you need is to tweak the ball to fit YOUR style.If it is the black/orange nemesis , it comes with 800 grit sanded Finnish out of the box. Reactives are funny about sanded finishes. They roll funny burning...

Bowling: How do you throw a curve..., curve ball, cranker
curve ball, cranker, o clock: JB, A lot of ball speed isn t necessarily a good thing. Look Brad Angelo, he has medium ball speed, and is leading the PBA points. Someone like Robert Smith, needs higher speed to keep the ball on line with his high rev rate. The term is fingertip...it...

Bowling: How to throw a hook ball., how to throw a hook ball, bowling balls
how to throw a hook ball, bowling balls, perfect spiral: The hype surrounding some of the new bowling balls makes them sound like they hook by themselves. The saying that you can buy hook in the box is incorrect. It should say you can buy hook potential in the box. If you can not provide side rotation, a ball...

Bowling: How to throw a hook?, storm bowling, bowling ball
storm bowling, bowling ball, ball speed: bill, Well bill its kind of hard to explain. If i were you id look for classes around your area because it isnt something than can be taught through email. But a good tip that might help you is maybe slowing your ball speed. Hook isnt everything, plenty...

Bowling: How to throw a hooking ball., parker bohn iii, thumb position
parker bohn iii, thumb position, storm bowling: Bill, Why are you just assuming you have a poor release? Is this something you ve told or thought? I would also question if the ball and drilling suit your game. Anyway, the way I usually tell people to learn to hook a ball is... get a football, hold...

Bowling: how to throw a straight ball, target line, straight balls
target line, straight balls, clock position: The best way to make ALL makable spares is to get a hard plastic(polyester) or a hard rubber ball drilled straight up (no weights) & have the same grip as your strike ball.This way even if you tear off the cover, it has minimal hook. Now, the next thing...

Bowling: throwing a figure eight, fred borden, earl anthony
fred borden, earl anthony, figure eight: If he has a coach, I would try to work with him. If he wants to see proper technique, have him watch the PBA when it is on tv. There are not any pros that figure eight the ball. Also look for any books or videos by Fred Borden or John Jowdy. Good luck,...

Bowling: throwing a hook, axis tilt, grip pressure
axis tilt, grip pressure, straight ball: Without seeing you play, I can t know what is holding you back, or frustrating your efforts. But, remember you are adjusting muscle memory, altering your approach and changing the speed (possibly)and rotation of your shots. It will NOT come quickly. Work...

Bowling: thumb angle, thumb hole, skin types
thumb hole, skin types, slug: In fitting for size, you want a hole that produces light friction when the thumb enters and exits the hole. This will lessen the need to grip or squeeze the ball. The starting angle is determined by the length of the span. Slight adjustments are made...

Bowling: thumb hole to big?, thumb hole, finger holes
thumb hole, finger holes, smooth release: If the thumb hole is snug & your thumb is falling out, it maybe the pitches.Pitches are the angles of the hole.zero being straight in,if the hole is pitched 1/2 out or away from your palm, this will make the thumb release smoother & quicker. If the away...

Bowling: thumb hole, thumb hole, ring finger
thumb hole, ring finger, middle finger: It will probably not change your reaction at all. It may change the feel of your grip. You will only be changing the relationship of the pitches between your thumb and fingers or making the span on your ring finger longer. If you want to try and increase...

Bowling: thumb injury, thumb hole, thumb injury
thumb hole, thumb injury, filler material: Down about an inch into the ball, there is a filler material that they use to take up space & even out weight.This is the area that is chipping.Sometimes there are soft spots in this material or heat from drilling that may cause this.I do not think the thumb...

Bowling: thumb inserts, bowling balls, power groove
bowling balls, power groove, game switch: The texture of bowling balls are very different from each other. Some feel smooth as glass (plastic/polyester) and some feel like sand paper(high reactives).If the ball hooks hard, you bet it has a coarse feel.Bowling with a soft sponge for your first ball...

Bowling: thumb inserts, thumb hole, thumb size
thumb hole, thumb size, grip control: Unless you have some kind of fitting device, it will be difficult to get the correct size of insert. The good thing is the hole you have will accept most thumb inserts. If you have access to a micrometer or some calipers to measure widths, you can get...

Bowling: thumb pitch, thumb hole, bowling balls
thumb hole, bowling balls, pitch change: The usuall pitch change reccommendation would be to adjust the pitch in the direction you are creating the callous. It looks like you might need to add some left latteral and some reverse. I would have your pro shop take a look at it to be sure. Good...

Bowling: thumb placement., friction problems, pin placements
friction problems, pin placements, thumb hole: People work hard on getting their grip right. If your grip does not hurt or give blisters, DON T MESS WITH IT!If your thumb is not right, you can change pitches to counter the friction problems.A small fat hand will have a hard time getting revs & heavy reaction...

Bowling: thumb placement, thumb hole, finger holes
thumb hole, finger holes, fingers: With the fingertip grip, your fingers will be inserted into the holes up to the first joint line. Make sure you are not tryint to put your fingers in deeper than that. If you want to look at what the proper or relaxed grip would be, place your thumb in...

Bowling: thumb problems, thumb tip, finger holes
thumb tip, finger holes, intelligent action: All bowlers have the right to a good grip.Bowling should not hurt!!! I think your rubbing on the back of your thumb as your coming out at release. This means the grip is both too short & the pitches need tweaking. When changing the span , the pitches...

Bowling: thumb problems, friction points, soap stone
friction points, soap stone, thumb nail: I have drilled for dozens of double jointed people & have found all were different from each other on the pitches in the thumb.It will be a trial & error thing.I drilled several grips in a junk ball to tell me where the friction points were & then drilled...

Bowling: thumb release, perfect spiral, consistent release
perfect spiral, consistent release, inconsistancy: If you have a football, try throwing it underhand into a chair and try to produce a perfect spiral. Other than that, when you go out to bowl, do not rush the release. Until you develop a consistent release, try to keep your armswing the same speed throughout...

Bowling: thumb usage, bowling career, bowling rules
bowling career, bowling rules, thumb hole: There was a guy Mike Miller on the PBA that won several titles in the early 90 s.Chuck Lande in the regional PBA also bowled without a thumb.Here in south Texas, many bowl without a thumb. It is legal to bowl without putting your thumb in as long as you...

Bowling: When is it time to buy a new ball????, plastic balls, bowling ball
plastic balls, bowling ball, hard material: I would not think your ball is worn out, but it is made out of a very hard material. With the amount of lane conditioner, or oil, that most centers use today, your ball will become very slick and can cause problems with some ball returns. Having said that,...

Bowling: time to start curving it, finger method, score game
finger method, score game, straight ball: I think you are suppose to compete against the other teams not your own team.And second,it is not who starts strong but who can finnish!Your other teammates are moving way too fast. It is easy to get caught up in the hookem hard & score game.Ya, they will...

Bowling: top weight, top max, baloon
top max, baloon, max 3: The top weight does atleast 2 things. 1. It counters the weight being taken out from drilling the holes. 2. It creates an imballance.This imballance will make a ball do tricks depending where it is placed in the grip. Place it back to the fingers creating...

Bowling: track lines, thumb hole, turtle wax
thumb hole, turtle wax, finger hole: There are several thins that can do this.1. Bad weighted ball.2.Over rotating wrist at release.3.Ball is too dull for condition.4. Are you double jointed? 1.The Pin placement &/or static weights (side,finger)do not work with your style & release. ...

Bowling: track on thumb hole, thumb hole, ring finger
thumb hole, ring finger, centerline: If you want to try something, try placing the pin below and right of the ring finger with the CG below your centerline. Place the extra hole in the thumb quadrant. This will increase the flare potential and maybe get it off of your thumb hole faster. It...

Bowling: tracking on thumb hole, thumb hole, hole chip
thumb hole, hole chip, hand position: There are two things that occur during the release that can cause this. If you are too concerned with lift, you will create a clockwise rotation of the hand through the release. This will cause the ball to roll over the thumb hole and tends to kill the roll....

Bowling: troical storm bowing ball, storm bowling, reactive ball
storm bowling, reactive ball, tropical storms: If you want a reactive ball for drier lanes, I would suggest the Brunswick Powergroove Dry/R. I have thrown the Tropical Storms and they are stronger than you would think. I would not classify them as a dry lane ball for someone with your ball speed. ...

Bowling: trying to find the right bowling ball for me, axis tilt, lane surface
axis tilt, lane surface, cranker: Do you know your ball speed and rev rate (not absolutely necessary but beneficial)? Drill a milder reacting ball. Less core (or mild layout or both) will help with control when the front part of the lane, called the heads, starts to lose the conditioner...

Bowling: not turning the ball, arm swing, weight transfers
arm swing, weight transfers, cranker: Tighten up your arm & swing.Keep your arm in tight to your side as you swing the ball.At your stance, straighten out your wrist. I mean from caulking it to the side.Back off from caulking it or cupping it too much right now.Once you do the pushaway, you lock...

Bowling: Being a tweener, cranker, consistencies
cranker, consistencies, tweener: You are in the biggest catagory.Just starting out, just let it happen right now. Don t force anything.As you get more & more games under your belt, you will start finding consistencies & in-consistencies.You want to build on the consistencies.This will happen...

Bowling: type of ball, good luck, game
good luck, game: Carol, My best advice is to go to your local pro shop, and have the operator watch you bowl. He can then help you decide what you need. Improving means more than changing equipment. You should consider a few lessons to learn more about the game. The...

Bowling: type of bowling ball, coarse grit, bowling season
coarse grit, bowling season, bowling ball: I would suggest tweaking your other 2 balls first. Changing the surfaces/sanding will make the ball do tricks.The Pro Shop has a ball spinner to do this. Wet/dry sandpaper has many grits for many different reactions.I would start with a semi-coarse grit for...

Bowling: What type of grip, frustration level, shop operator
frustration level, shop operator, muscle memory: You mentioned your grandson is 12, but didn t say what he weighs? I usually start out new bowlers at about 10% of their body weight or more. Is your grandson at least 120lbs? Did your local pro shop operator recommend the 12lb ball? As a new bowler, especially...

Bowling: Useless Ball, sitting in my room, good luck
sitting in my room, good luck, brunswick: If you cant find anyone to sell it to, I would polish it and use it as a spare ball. You could also use it for dry lanes as well. I have used a full roller layout for myself for those conditions and I do not have a full roller track. The ball may roll over...

Bowling: what do u think the most popular sport is, information technology class, participation sport
information technology class, participation sport, spectator sport: I am answering this without any hard data, just from personal observation. The most popular spectator sport is a toss up between football and baseball. The most popular participation sport is bowling. Bowlings popularity is due to the fact it has no...

Bowling: when to upgrade to a hook, hook ball, grip ball
hook ball, grip ball, straight ball: As soon as you can get 90% of your easy spares & at least 60% of baby splits & 20% of splits.No more than 4-5 total opens per 3 game set.The more accurate you get with a straight ball, the better you will be with a hook. Since you are just starting out, you...

Bowling: When to upgrade..., menifee ca, power groove
menifee ca, power groove, groove line: You are still learning your game right now.If you start messing with new stuff, it might throw you off & it would be hard to get back on track not knowing your exact style & probably develop very bad habits.I would stay with what you got right now until you...

Bowling: I could use a few answers, cortland ohio, road hawg
cortland ohio, road hawg, chris barnes: I think the best way to learn adjustments is to find the part of the lane that hooks and try to play just inside of that. Hopefully, this will give you some miss room in and outside of your target. Without knowing the condition where you bowl, I cant give...

Bowling: use of finger inserts, finger inserts, shop operator
finger inserts, shop operator, prop shop: Jeff, First, is it drilled correctly? If so, have you tried putting tape in the holes? Inserts can help, but, there are many different types. Some give you more lift, which hooks the ball more, others are just rounds or ovals. I would have my drilling...

Bowling: used equipment, late model equipment, source command
late model equipment, source command, brunswick: THERE IS A PLACE HERE IN TEXAS NEAR DALLAS CALLED TUCKERS.THEY HAVE AN ADD IN BOWLERE JOURNAL.THEY HAVE A LOT OF LATE MODEL EQUIPMENT.BEWARE OF BAD EQUIPMENT!!!!I HAVE HAD A FEW PIECES OF JUNK SENT TO ME FROM HIM.IT IS ALL USED EQUIPMENT FROM CLOSED CENTERS...

Bowling: Not using ring finger, ring finger, middle finger
ring finger, middle finger, spans: Although you can throw a ball with the index and middle finger, you will lose some ability to get rotation on the ball. I would have a good pro shop take a look at your ball to determine what is causing the pain. There should be some options with spans and...

Bowling: V2 drillings., finger holes, center of gravity
finger holes, center of gravity, finger hole: Changing the layout will have a very small difference in ball reaction. Core design and surface will affect things more. I am not sure if you would see enough difference in the drillings to make much difference. However, moving the pin closer to your axis...

Bowling: Vincennes Universty, bowling balls, indiana dept
bowling balls, indiana dept, medical benefits: It seems like things worked out well for you. My 2 boys live with their mom in Evansville and the 13 year old is averaging around 180. Now he bugs me for bowling balls :) I have been married to Robin since 2002 and have been with her since 2000. She...

Bowling: viscosity, oil viscosity, noticable difference
oil viscosity, noticable difference, usba: I would not expect anyone to see any major changes in lane conditions. Unless there is a change in the volume and or distance rules, there will not be a noticable difference. If anything, it will narrow the variety of lane oils that are available. There...

Bowling: viz-a-ball, sticker shock, whole lot
sticker shock, whole lot, angles: This is a tough one to answer.Everybodys first ball should be a plastic ball drilled conventional grip ( fingers into the 2nd joint).Then they need to learn the basics of bowling to get consistent & learn to hit what their aiming at.Then they go to a fingertip...

Bowling: Want to be a cranker!, cranker, hand positions
cranker, hand positions, tweener: Everybody is different. They end up with the same crank . But, do it differently. ESPN runs bowling every day on the classic ESPN around noon.The best thing to do is to record it with vhs or dvd.Then you can run it in slow mo. & get to see the reaction.Find...

Bowling: Want to go MUCH lighter, league bowler, unnecessary strain
league bowler, unnecessary strain, softe: I like a half pound to one pound lighter spare ball.I can get more speed for a straighter more accurate shot. I think the Urethanes are one of the best types of balls made. It is so versatile.You can shine it up to go very straight & dull it up for a...

Bowling: Wet Noodle Ball, reactive resin, precise measurements
reactive resin, precise measurements, entry angle: A urethane ball will have the tendancy to use up its energy sooner than a reactive resin coverstock. This will create less hitting power and less entry angle. I would look at getting an entry level reactive, such as an Ebonite Tornado or a Storm Tropical...

Bowling: Wood vs synthetic lanes, arc type, synthetic lanes
arc type, synthetic lanes, heavy roller: Wood to synthetic Wood has less poars per sq. inch compared to synthetic.The poars are like bowls with a smooth top edge.Their very round & not as deep as synthetics.Synthetics have very sharp top edges to the poars like a broken glass.Their deeper & odd...

Bowling: Wrist injury and changing weight of ball, bowling balls, power groove
bowling balls, power groove, ulna bone: I have tore up my wrist 2 times & have had bad knees for life.If you want to bowl,you need to get the muscles around those areas very strong to support the injury.Many Many reps with a 10 lb weight,then 12,then 14 after time,squeeze a racket ball as often...

Bowling: Wrist Position when throwing a curve ball, throwing a curve ball, axis tilt
throwing a curve ball, axis tilt, axis rotation: Getting the ball to hook involves delivering the ball at an angle to the forward momentum of your swing. Ideally, to move your hand from behind and under the ball, a quarter turn of your wrist(about 45 degrees)to the side of the ball allows your axis rotation...

Bowling: Wrist and position, arm swing, previous question
arm swing, previous question, left of center: I THINK YOU ARE GETTING A FLYING ELBOW.YOUR ELBOW IS BROKEN & ROTATES OUT AWAY FROM YOUR BODY AT RELEASE ENDING UP MOVING YOUR HAND TO ANOTHER POSITION OR JUST CREATING OVER TURNING. TRY LOCKING YOUR ELBOW AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR ARM SWING & KEEPING IT LOCKED...

Bowling: Wrister or with no wrister?, russ king, wrist position
russ king, wrist position, game practice: I think your calling a WRISTER a wrist band? A wrister/wrist band should only be used one of 2 ways.1. if you have a bad/injured wrist & need help/support.2. only used in practice to develope a feel for a certain shot/wrist position. If you want to learn...

Bowling: weight of balls, mass weight, mabe
mass weight, mabe, tendancy: Hi Rick, Good question, and nice average! yes, ball weight does matter when it comes to carry. More mass weight, all things being relative , the less the pins have a chance of standing. Notice i said every thing being relative . Now factor in , i will only...

Bowling: weight and frustration, allmost, ebonite
allmost, ebonite, first game: I would DEMAND my money back.If the ball was drilled badly, you deserve your money back. DO NOT LET THEM TALK YOU INTO PLUGGING UP THE NEW BALL.IT IS THEIR FAULT!!!! THEN , GO TO ANOTHER PRO SHOP.ON PBA.COM, THERE IS A SECTION ON PRO OWNED PRO SHOPS. THEY...

Bowling: weight and pin placement, reactive ball, couple ounces
reactive ball, couple ounces, pin placement: I drill a 1 3/8 hole for thumb slug & 31/32 for finger grips in 15 & 16 pound balls & only loose 2-3 ounces. If the gross was 16 or above before drilling, it is considered a 16.If it started at 15.8+ ,it is considered a med. to heavy 15. Pin placement means...

Bowling: what weight should i use, radius of gyration, grip pressure
radius of gyration, grip pressure, happy thanksgiving: Many bowlers motivated to knock stuff down, use the heaviest ball they can handle. As I have mentioned before on this forum, if grip pressure is minimized, the ball lets go of you. If the ball doesn t pull you around, there may be something else keeping you...

Bowling: wher to drill holes, yellow dot, heavy oil
yellow dot, heavy oil, sandpaper: The punisher is not a ball for heavy oil with the out of box finish. You could have the ball sanded to a 400 wet/dry sandpaper finish and that would help. You might also be playing the lane incorrectly and may need to move to a different location on the...

Bowling: X-Blem Arsenal Agressive, inch pins, ebay
inch pins, ebay, ring finger: Sorry, I read thses in the wrong order. The low top weight is probably the reason for the blem designation. I would place the pin above the ring finger and kick the CG to the right about 3 inches. This will require an extra hole to bring the ball back...

Bowling: X-Blem Follow up, breakpoint, particle
breakpoint, particle, pap: You will be able to place the pin a bit farther from your PAP so that will give the ball some length and enhance the breakpoint a bit. With it being a particle ball, it will not have the same type of breakpoint shape that a standard reactive will have. ...

Bowling: Are X Blems worth the savings?, blems, layout options
blems, layout options, blemishes: Most blems will have a small X on them and not be overly noticeable. They can have low top weights at times as well as pins that are way out. Most are not a problem, but they may limit your layout options. Some are just bad colors so they may not match...

Bowling: X-blem ball drilling, pin placement, blem
pin placement, blem, break point: The Storm Hit is a pancake weight block so you can pretty much drill it any way that you want to. You will end up with bottom weight. That will make the break point a little tamer and make the ball want to go into a roll a little bit sooner too. If you...

Bowling: Where?, practice games, hand positions
practice games, hand positions, bowlers: What line are you best at? That is the best place to start.If you are a one line/shot bowler, you can use surfaces to try to overcome the conditions on that one line.If you can move around, try your best first then the second & third. Try every ball on each...

Bowling: where to stand, sayville new york, sayville lanes
sayville new york, sayville lanes, shot time: No sorry! I live right now in San Antonio,Texas. But am moving to New Hampshire within a year. TAKE IT SLOW & LEARN STEP BY STEP. YOU LEARN AS MUCH ON THING THAT DON T WORK.YOU CAN TAKE A PIECE & ADAPT IT INTO THE THINGS THAT WORK.Experimenting is fun...

Bowling Green State University: alma matter, alma matter, commencement program
alma matter, commencement program, alma mater: Tom, my apologies for the delayed reply. I did not receive your initial request for assistance - my virus blocker may have inadvertantly deleted it. My commencement program lists the following lyrics for the BGSU alma mater, written by Edith Ludwig Bell,...

Bowling Green State University: BGSU question, industrial organizational psychology, student book exchange
industrial organizational psychology, student book exchange, wooster street: David, First of all, this was not the strangest question I have received--so far it is the ONLY question I have received, so I was delighted to hear from you! Second, congratulations to your daughter! She selected an excellent school to attend for...

Bowling Green State University: course inquiry, ohio state college of veterinary medicine, college of veterinary medicine
ohio state college of veterinary medicine, college of veterinary medicine, program majors: Sarah, The BGSU Course Catalog is what you want to examine. At the following web address, if you scroll down to near the end, I found information on the Pre-Vetrinary program: http://www.bgsu.edu/catalog/as/prepro.html You can also look in http://www.bgsu.edu/catalog/...

Bowling Green State University: Move in day, luggage carriers, daughter jennifer
luggage carriers, daughter jennifer, parking tickets: David, nice to hear from you again! Let s see, move-in day... Depending on what floor she s on and whether they ve done any remodeling in the last 8 years, the elevator may be your biggest issue. When I was there, Ashley had a frieght elevator (the ONLY...

Boxers: 1 1/2 year old boxer fears noises and crate, trim moulding, female boxer
trim moulding, female boxer, time age: Hi Leslie, Getting her desensitized to loud noises is as simple as using a CD. :) This is a great one: http://www.victoriastilwell.com/shop Basically you play it at a low volume in the background and gradually (day by day or week by week) turn up...

Boxers: 10 week boxer training, puppy obedience, gentle tug
puppy obedience, gentle tug, obedience class: Hi and congrats on your new pup! Let me say, firstly, call her what you like but she s a mutt. ;) This whole designer breed thing has gotten out of control! Believe me...it s not an insult...I have a sheperdor golden and he s great. lol There is nothing...

Boxers: My 10 week old Boxer, boxer puppies, fecal test
boxer puppies, fecal test, albon: Hi, I m sorry to hear of the problems you re having with your puppy. Take heart, though, cocciodiosis is very common. The parasite that causes this disease is present in every puppy. Some develop the disease, some don t. Stress (such as moving into...

Boxers: 10 yr old White Boxer Mael, white boxer, nasal passages
white boxer, nasal passages, lung infections: Hi John, Many Boxers snore. This is because of the short nasal passages. However, as with anything else, if you ve not noticed this before, the best idea is to get him a physical assessment. I would be concerned at his age with heart problems, tumors,...

Boxers: 13 month old boxer sill has not gone into heat, female boxer, heat cycles
female boxer, heat cycles, heat cycle: Hi. I wouldn t be too worried yet. I ve had females who didn t go into heat until they were two years old, and then only went into heat once a year. Every girl is different, and so is their heat cycle. I d wait her out. If she doesn t go into heat by two years...

Boxers: 2.5 year female boxer with dog aggression issues, obedience class, bit bull
obedience class, bit bull, female boxer: Hi Steph, Congratulations on your new girl! The good news is, that yes, sometimes I do suggest that a dog aggressive dog practice avoidance, however, if your girl gets along with some but not all you ve got a fighting chance. The difference...

Boxers: 2 Boxers - 1 male & 1 female..., male boxer, boxer rescue
male boxer, boxer rescue, adult dogs: Hi Laura, Yep, that s exactly it. :) Humping is often not sexual in adult dogs (aside from breeding purposes) but is used to express dominance. It s up to you if you let it go on. I d suggest teaching her that it s not ok...eventually Duke may have...

Boxers: 2 female boxer puppies, purina puppy chow, best quality food
purina puppy chow, best quality food, boxer puppies: Hi Ron, Really jumping in with both feet aren t you? :) Not sure what kind of breeder you re purchasing these puppies from but a reputable breeder certainly wouldn t sell you littermates and especially not 2 females. Your going to have your work cut...

Boxers: 2 female boxers fighting, female boxers, 2 females
female boxers, 2 females, local rescue: You don t need an obedience trainer, you need a behaviorist...the two are different. Here s a list to get you started...you ll have to contact them for their fees. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the listing. http://www.dogsos.com/surrendering.ht...

Boxers: #2 problems, new food science, science diet
new food science, science diet, cold weather: Ahhh....7 months. It s a wonderful age. lol Can I let you in on a little secret? I have found in all of my experience with Boxers, that females tend to be harder, and take longer, to house break than the males. I don t know why, but I d just about swear to...

Boxers: abnormal aggressive behavior in a 4 year old nuterued male, loyal breed, female dogs
loyal breed, female dogs, instinctive behavior: Right now Ali probably misses you very much. I think you should show him affection when you pick him up. Let him know that staying their, although he probably didn t like it, was best for him. You should not treat him any differently than you would if he...

Boxers: aggression, undescended testicle, obedience classes
undescended testicle, obedience classes, major surgery: Hi Kelly. Usually, having a dog neutered helps with these problems. I m not saying that the surgery didn t contribute. Is there any way that he had some issues before the neutering? I d talk to your vet, and see what he thinks. It may come down to having to...

Boxers: average weight, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, ribs: Hi Cari, I don t normally like to give a number when asked a question about the average weight. There really should be no recommended weight for a boxer at any age because all dogs are different. However, if you were to browse, you would most likely find...

Boxers: Behavior, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, behavior question: Ah I see...ok :) They gave you a half check collar? Those are really good actually. Right in the middle of a normal collar and a chain collar...I d continue to use it. Yep, familiar with the halti and I don t like them. :) Any tool you use will...

Boxers: Boston ... question 2, male dogs, drop of blood
male dogs, drop of blood, dry heat: Hi Jessica. From the way you talk, Furby may have had a dry heat back around Christmas. It sure sounds like it. From what I ve read, your breed is prone to dry heats. Which means that it ll be hard to tell when she s in heat if you are wanting to breed her....

Boxers: Boxer's Behaviour, rocky boxer, types of aggression
rocky boxer, types of aggression, separation anxiety: I think you ve already answered your own question with regards to will it get worse by telling me the aggression has been of the increasing sort. What you can and should do is consult a behaviorist who can visit your home. Watching the two dogs together...

Boxers: Boxer growth, reputable breeder breeds, pound boxer
reputable breeder breeds, pound boxer, female boxer: Hi Marcus, At 18 months old, she s as tall as she s going to be but she may add 5 or 10 more pounds yet of muscle. Most Boxers grow out their second year and finish at around 24 months. Yes...a poorly bred Boxer may be small or overly large. Her...

Boxers: Boxer Siblings, ofa thyroid, veterinary cardiologist
ofa thyroid, veterinary cardiologist, brucellosis test: Really you only have two options, aside from wishing and hoping that the breeding did not result in pregnancy (which, in all likelihood, it did). You can terminate the pregnancy, or not. If you terminate the pregnancy, the safest way to do so is to spay...

Boxers: Boxer with separation anxiety, baby gates, separation anxiety
baby gates, separation anxiety, hernia: Hi Sarah. First thing that I would suggest is a trip to the vet to rule out any health problems that may be causing him to use the bathroom in the house. I actually had the same problem with my 12 year old Boxer. I thought he was the only one that tried to...

Boxers: Boxers and cats, sweetest thing in the world, weimariner
sweetest thing in the world, weimariner, male boxer: Hi Julie. My best advice would be to put the cat in a room with a door, and his litterbox of course. Give the cat some kind of bedding, a blanket even, to sleep on. Let the dog smell the blanket. Then, put the cat in a different room, and allow your dog in...

Boxers: bowel trouble..., fawn boxer, bowel trouble
fawn boxer, bowel trouble, chicken and rice: If he s a young puppy, and he s got any other symptoms (lethargy, vomiting, not eating), or if the diarrhea has a strong or metallic smell, he needs to see a vet if he hasn t yet. In an adult, the standard course of treatment for diarrhea is a 24-hour fast,...

Boxers: boxer, puppy, puppies
puppy, puppies, boxer: Size has nothing to do with how easy the puppy is to train...attitude has everything to do with it. If you want some idea of where your puppy falls in the dominant/submissive scale, you can put him through this test: http://www.volhard.com/puppy/pat.htm...

Boxers: boxer dog behaviour, boxer bitch, obedience training
boxer bitch, obedience training, long walks: It would probably be a good idea to skip the park for now. While this is an excellent way to socialize your boxer, as they are high energy, your female is just not quite ready for this kind of situation. By her showing aggression to the submissive dogs,...

Boxers: breeding/bleeding my boxer, heat cycle, cherry eye
heat cycle, cherry eye, health tests: Hi again Shawn! :-) 1. Many believe that cherry eye is a genetic problem. They believe that it can be passed on to the pups. If it is cherry eye, you ll see red tissue buldging from the corner of her eye closest to her nose. That has to be taken care of by...

Boxers: breeding boxers, female boxer, male dogs
female boxer, male dogs, qestion: I think that s what the problem is here. I d take him to the vet and see if he has a problem there. The vet may be able to fix it for him. It should be pretty simple. I honestly don t think that you ll have any luck breeding him until this problem is taken...

Boxers: clicky hip?, cod liver oil, fish body
cod liver oil, fish body, oil fish: Hi Danielle, Many of my Boxers clicked as puppies, too - it seems to be a growth-related thing, as they did all stop clicking once they matured. :) Since the vet didn t find any issues, and as long as she s not bothered at all by it, no lameness or favoring...

Boxers: Fighting Brothers, male boxers, energy dogs
male boxers, energy dogs, physical exercise: The good news is yes, there is hope for your two males. However, you need to take a deeper look into the situation. Dogs don t just fight for no reason. When a fight starts, whether it be a fight from the past or one that has not happened yet, take notice...

Boxers: health issues, horrible odds, boxer breeder
Boxers: health issues, horrible odds, boxer breeder, facebook

Boxers: infected split toenail/toe, holistic veterinarian, vomit inducer
Boxers: infected split toenail/toe, holistic veterinarian, vomit inducer, rubbing alcohol

Boxers: tummy problems, health food stores, dorwest herbs
Boxers: tummy problems, health food stores, dorwest herbs, female boxer

Boxers: gas, protein source, different foods
protein source, different foods, venison: Hi Heather, You re already doing about all you can...not the answer you wanted probably. Gas in dogs is usually caused by cheaper foods with grain and fillers...Dog Chow, Iams, Pedigree, etc. Most of the foods you can find in a grocery store. On...

Boxers: HELP aggresive boxer staff cross male., aggression in dogs, brenda aloff
aggression in dogs, brenda aloff, apron strings: Hi Hannah, Aggression is a serious issue, so my first recommendations are to have a veterinary workup to be sure there is no underlying physical cause, and then contact ut a behaviorist who can evaluate the situation and help you manage or modify your dog...

Boxers: Help! Aggressive Female Boxer, female boxer, behavioral changes
female boxer, behavioral changes, snarls: Hi Sarah, First thing to do is take her to the vet and make sure she s healthy. Drastic behavioral changes can often signify an injury or illness. Once you eliminate either of these as a cause you can be positive that it s a behavioral issue. After...

Boxers: health issues, heart murmur, heart issues
heart murmur, heart issues, health checks: Hi Kathy. I m truly sorry that you have had all of these problems. It can be so frustrating. The Boxer is a beautiful, wonderful breed that sadly, is plagued by some serious health problems. Heart issues is one of them. Actually, the Boxer has a heart condition...

Boxers: "heat cycle", human females, heat cycles
human females, heat cycles, mid jan: Hi Chris. Some girls take awhile to get their cycles straight, like human females do. Was she bred on any of her previous cycles? If so, that may have something to do with it. Some dogs will cycle a tab bit later than normal after whelping. If she wasn t,...

Boxers: Introducing a boxer and cat to new home and each other, female boxer, sized holes
female boxer, sized holes, baby gates: Hi Jessica, The main thing is to take it slowly, and be sure each animal has their own safe place where the others can t disturb them. If they don t already know them, start teaching the dogs a solid Leave It and Down/Stay - this will help manage...

Boxers: infected split toenail/toe, triple antibiotic ointment, ace bandage
triple antibiotic ointment, ace bandage, hydrogen peroxide: Hi George! Can you see the bone, or is it bleeding? He may need to see the vet for this, if anything just to make sure that what you are doing is correct for the injury. Look, I m not knocking you on the money thing, it happens to everyone. My own husband...

Boxers: infected split toenail/toe, triple antibiotic ointment, ace bandage
triple antibiotic ointment, ace bandage, hydrogen peroxide: Hi George, It sounds like Buddy has a torn dewclaw - not uncommon and usually not too serious. You do want to watch it carefully for signs of infection, but the antibiotics he s on for his ears should help with that as well. You want to remove as much...

Boxers: infected split toenail/toe, triple antibiotic ointment, ace bandage
triple antibiotic ointment, ace bandage, hydrogen peroxide: Hi George, If you would have found this site when this happened, I would have been happy to give you advice on what to do for a simple split nail. At this point, he needs medical attention. You should put some real effort into finding low cost veterinary...

Boxers: Getting Mentors & Club Membership, american boxer club, mentors club
american boxer club, mentors club, club membership: Hi Claire, Wow, a lot of questions!! Good to see! :) My answers are in no way going to fit in this little box. lol To answer your first one, if your nearest breed club is a member of the ABC (American Boxer Club), that s who you should contact....

Boxers: male boxer, male boxer, abdominal cavity
male boxer, abdominal cavity, testicles: Hi Jonathan, If your vet has let your boy go for almost 2 years w/out his testicles dropping, you need to find a new vet! Most vets will wait a maximum of 8 months and then neuter. Your boy is at serious risk for health problems, namely, cancer. The...

Boxers: mange!!!, male boxer, mites
male boxer, mites, pup: Hi Oscar, Yes, with proper treatment, the mange will go away. All puppies and dogs have mites (the cause of mange), however, they only affect the puppy when it has a suppressed or compromised immune system. Demodectic mange is only caused by the mites...

Boxers: Please Help!!!!, empty aluminum cans, raw hamburger
empty aluminum cans, raw hamburger, hamburger patty: Hi Brooklyn, Unfortunately if he s not getting into it when you aren t around, there s not much you can do but move it. When you re not home, and he tips it, there s nothing but reward. There s no consequence or correction. There are scat mats...

Boxers: Pups ready to leave mum, unnecessary stress, stress level
unnecessary stress, stress level, good hands: Congratulations on the puppies! I suggest not letting them go all at once. Of course it is different with every mom, but this can cause unnecessary stress. It would be wise to schedule a weekend when you would be having them picked up. This would give...

Boxers: peeing in crate, boxer puppy, bladder infection
boxer puppy, bladder infection, extra time: Hi Hope. How old is your boy? He s awfully young to be expected to stay in his crate even for that length of time (3 hours isn t a whole lot, but it is to him). The only thing that you can do is to give him time. You may also want to have him checked out just...

Boxers: poorly boxer, kennel cough symptoms, little pup
kennel cough symptoms, little pup, canine influenza: Hi Danielle, Well, that s better news. :) I would still keep a close eye on her and be prepared to take her to the vet if you don t see any improvement, but if her stools stay normal and she keeps drinking then it may just be a transient bug . You might...

Boxers: Rocky the Boxer Dog, rocky the boxer, brindle male
rocky the boxer, brindle male, male boxer: Hey again Sam :) I understand your fear but truthfully, if he s behaving at the kennels but not for you, he s probably picking up on it and that could be 1/2 his problem. You are consciously, or unconsciously, tensing up when you see another dog because...

Boxers: Running w/Boxer puppy, boxer puppy, male boxer
boxer puppy, male boxer, leash areas: Hi Nancy. I would wait until he s fully grown before doing any serious running with him. For now, keep it to a minimum, maybe 10 minute jogs. Better yet, why not make it a really long walk for now? :-) I know about their energy! It s like 3 toddlers in one...

Boxers: Sick Boxer, male boxer, vet visit
male boxer, vet visit, inner eyelid: I m sorry, Dan, but I couldn t begin to tell you what s wrong with him. It sounds as though it may be something neurological and a vet visit is definitely in order. I assume you mean his inner eyelid when you say red? It should be a nice, healthy salmon...

Boxers: shy boxer, seizure medication, frequent urination
seizure medication, frequent urination, mattress pad: Your vet is an idiot. Sorry to say it so bluntly, especially if you like your vet, but if that was said to me that would have been my last visit. No Boxer has a screw loose...some dogs are mentally unstable due to poor breeding, abuse, etc. but it is not...

Boxers: training, puppy development, litter mates
puppy development, litter mates, surrogate mother: Hi Jesse, Quite honestly, you don t. She won t develop any type of control over her bladder/bowels for about 2 more weeks. May I ask why you have a 5 week old puppy? She s not going to be able to give you any cues to let you know she has to go out....

Boxers: tummy problems, table spoon, natural herbs
table spoon, natural herbs, unopened bottle: Hi Hanne! I really don t know a lot about natural herbs and such, I do know that there are a lot of them that you can t give to dogs. You can however, give them Pepto. I had a Great Dane once that would eat everything, including lattice from the porch, and...

Boxers: Urinating too often?, vet asap, infection stones
vet asap, infection stones, incontinent: Hi Alex, A couple things...both medically and behaviorally. If this is something more recent, I d be very concerned about a kidney/bladder/urinary type infection. Stones, etc. Any of these can make a dog urinate more often and/or leak. Incontinence...

Boxers: weight, boxer puppy, boxer puppies
boxer puppy, boxer puppies, heart murmur: Hi Kathy, You do want to see some ribs on a Boxer puppy; it s better for them to be too thin than too heavy. In an adult, you want to just see the outline of the last three ribs, but Boxer puppies often go through phases where they look like walking skeletons...

Boxers: two year old boxer, recommended daily allowance, energy levels
recommended daily allowance, energy levels, rda: An average size Boxer will weigh about 50-60 pounds at 2 years old. Look at the recommended daily allowance on the food that you are feeding him (dog food of course) and go from there. To keep its energy levels more consistent, 2 meals is ideal. Split the...

Boxers: My 11 week old boxer, failure to thrive syndrome in Boxer puppies, homemade puppy formula
failure to thrive syndrome in Boxer puppies, homemade puppy formula: There is no such thing as a mini Boxer. There are small framed, medium framed, and large framed Boxers according to their family genetics on both parent s sides. He is almost 3 months old, and 10 lbs is way too small. He is literally not flourishing-...

Boxers: Aggressive Behavior, dog sticks up for weaker dog, dog aggression
dog sticks up for weaker dog, dog aggression, dog mounting: I wouldn t worry about it, she is an alpha dog, and quite the heroine, helping the weaker dog. The mounting is a domination show, to inform the other dog that she is the stronger and in control. She means no harm, it s just dog language. As long...

Boxers: Barking, dogs barking, two dogs barking
dogs barking, two dogs barking, the mob effect with dogs: You didn t mention their ages.... This training should have been started at a young age. Depending on how old they are, is a determining factor now. When you have 2 dogs barking, what you have is a mob mentality going on... in other words, 1 dog...

Boxers: Boxer, boxer puppies, cute puppy
boxer puppies, cute puppy, long periods: Hi Deana. Boxers need to be inside with their people. However, if both of your work, have you thought about getting an older Boxer, maybe from rescue? I know you won t get the cute puppy thing, but an older Boxer may already be house/crate trained. This is...

Boxers: Boxer abnormally skinny and using bathroom in crate!!!!, boxer puppies, purina one
boxer puppies, purina one, weight boxer: There are probably a few things going on here. One is that she seems to be developing some separation anxiety - hence the urination/defecation in the crate. Here are some links on separation anxiety, and on canine learning/fear periods (as she s approaching...

Boxers: Boxer behavior 1 yr old, bully breeds, poor manners
bully breeds, poor manners, aggresive: He should receive NO attention unless he is displaying the behavior you want. Any attention is positive reinforcement. Dogs have a one second window for praise or correction. If he s jumping like a lunatic, you pet him, you reinforce it. Cross your arms...

Boxers: Boxer Dog Agression, male boxer, hind legs
male boxer, hind legs, boston terrier: Boxers are friendly dogs, loves children, but they are protectors. I don t know if you know his complete background history, or not, but possibly a dog or dogs, have confronted him, maybe when younger. This type of experience can form a protective behavior:...

Boxers: Boxer, Gum Disease, oral antibiotics, gum disease
oral antibiotics, gum disease, tooth decay: Hi Frances, There is a possibility the growths could be cancerous, but fibromatous epulis (non-cancerous growths) are quite common in Boxers. Surgery is, unfortunately, the only way to get rid of them; I, too, tend to wait on the surgery but it sounds...

Boxers: Boxer nutristion, chicken soup dog food, vitamins minerals
chicken soup dog food, vitamins minerals, hip bones: Boxers don t just sometimes stay thin . Unfortunately, not every vet is schooled in every breed of dog and will toss out generic answers to satisfy their clients. At 18 months old, your Boxer will be as tall as he is going to be but may still have some...

Boxers: My Boxer puppy is a little skinny..., boxer puppies, boxer puppy
boxer puppies, boxer puppy, day fever: Hi Emalita, It sounds like he s at a fine weight - in fact mine are usually not 18 lbs. until about 12 weeks or so. Boxer puppies all grow at different rates, so it s difficult to say exactly where he should be - but a little thin is far better for him...

Boxers: Boxer size, all natural dog food, low Boxer dog weight
all natural dog food, low Boxer dog weight, Boxer thyroid: His weight is not unusual. If you feed him a high protein, excellent quality, all natural dog food, with no corn, no corn meals, no fillers, and no bi-products, he will gain weight. Self-feed: Allow him to have a full bowl of food and fresh water at...

Boxers: Boxer training, boxer puppy, training your puppy
boxer puppy, training your puppy, pea gravel: Hi Aaron, Congratulations on your new puppy! Training your puppy to use one specific area of the yard just takes consistency on your part - you ll need to go out with him to potty while you re housetraining, to be sure he only has the opportunity to go...

Boxers: bad odor, timberwolf organics, grain diet
timberwolf organics, grain diet, eye discharge: Hi Jeannie, It could be a sort of detox , depending on the condition he was in when he came into rescue and when you got him - as health improves, the impurities from inside the body sometimes work themselves out through the skin. Once he s back to...

Boxers: black urine, intestinal tract, old dog
intestinal tract, old dog, splinters: Hi Joanna, The dog should see a vet. While pencils are made of graphite these days, not lead, there is a risk that the wood splinters could damage the stomach or intestinal tract. As well, black urine is not normal and if the dog recently ate the pencil,...

Boxers: boxer, white Boxers, Boxers life span
white Boxers, Boxers life span, Boxer diet. Boxer all natural foods: Garry, White Boxers are no different than fawn or brindle. Their life span is 10-12 years, average 10 years. It all depends on the all natural, quality food, vet check ups, no other problems like cancer or heart problems, etc. If you take well care...

Boxers: boxer aggression, uncontrollable dogs, dogs roaming
uncontrollable dogs, dogs roaming, confine your aggressive dog: First, you have raised him in a confined, fenced yard. Now, at the age of 6 you are allowing him to roam free... This IS NOT a good idea for ANY DOG! You can not expect a dog that has known no other life than boundaries, to stay within boundaries...

Boxers: Why does my boxer discharge, bladder irritation, ailment
bladder irritation, ailment, pee: If you mean pees, and not poop, no, it is not normal at all. Her pee should be no different than a humans, and her poop no different. Solid, yet soft. Get her to a vet. She could have some bladder irritation, or other ailment. Only a vet can examine...

Boxers: boxer pulling to get to other dogs, approach dogs, reason dogs
approach dogs, reason dogs, attitude changes: Hi Jacquie, Firstly, what do you hope to accomplish with the water gun? What is your ultimate goal? Your goal should be to have him behaving properly on a leash, full stop, not just stopping growling. Secondly, he s not growling for no reason. Dogs...

Boxers: boxer puppies, boxer puppies, puppy food
boxer puppies, puppy food, many different things: Hi Kim. Have you checked them for coccidia? If they have been wormed and switched to a different food, and still have diarrhea, then your best bet would be to take them to the vet for a check up to figure out what s going on. It could be many different things...

Boxers: my boxer runt, vet visit, veterinary expenses
vet visit, veterinary expenses, food intolerance: There s really no good answer to give without knowing why she s having the diarrhea, unfortunately. 5-6 lbs. is severely underweight for a 3-month old Boxer - she should be about triple that weight. Chances are either there s a significant health issues...

Boxers: boxer skin sore, male boxer, food dish
male boxer, food dish, ring worm: Hi. It could be a very different things. Are you using a plastic food dish? Some dogs are allergic to the plastic. I would highly suggest getting him to the vet to see what s going on. It could be something as simple as ring worm, acne, or a few other things....

Boxers: boxers fighting, being equal to your Boxer dogs, more than one Boxer
being equal to your Boxer dogs, more than one Boxer, loving both Boxer dogs at the same time: I would imagine that Barron is more the alpha between the two of them, and Dozer will probably be fine with that. The only thing I foretell, is that Dozer being the laid back personality and wanting to be in your lap and loved on, that when Barron gets...

Boxers: breeding, stud owners, fertile time
stud owners, fertile time, fertile period: Hi Adam, It only takes one breeding at the right time for conception; it s finding that right time that can get tricky! I m guessing since you didn t mention it, and it was a natural breeding, you hadn t done progesterone testing, so there s no way to say...

Boxers: diarrhea, boxer pup, diarrhea and vomiting
boxer pup, diarrhea and vomiting, precious addition: Hi. Congrats on your new Boxer baby! It sounds like your boy could have coccidia. Trust me, once you smell it, you ll never forget it. The first signs are usually a loose stool, not eating well, and then on to vomiting. This is a pretty common problem, stress...

Boxers: my dogs keep on attacking my neighbor dog, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, obedience classes: Hi Anna. First of all, I have to say, what a pretty crew you have there. The first thing that you need to do is, every time your dogs are outside to where they can get to this other dog, they need to be on leashes. Every single time. They can not be allowed...

Boxers: Escape artist Boxer, separation anxiety, Boxer dog training
separation anxiety, Boxer dog training, curing separation anxiety in dogs: So, you are telling me that he escapes out of his crate? If so, I d like to know how. If you intend on keeping in the crate unattended (and I do not recommend that, but for 2 hours at most at one time)... then you will need to ensure there is a way to fix...

Boxers: hair falling out, puppy chow, having puppies
puppy chow, having puppies, dish soap: After having puppies, mama dogs can blow their coats is what it s called. A hormonal change causes it. Boxers usually don t however. If that is truly what it is. To be sure, please take her to her vet. She should have a post-whelping up anyway. ...

Boxers: heart murmor in 14wk boxer, Boxer breed heart murmurs
Boxer breed heart murmurs: I am not sure of any medication, unless it s to regulate her heart rhythm. You really should take her to a vet-cardiologist for testing. Read the info I listed below to help make a informed decision. If you have insurance on her, I d check...

Boxers: lymphoma, recovery protocols, hamptoms
recovery protocols, hamptoms, boxer breeder: Nick, I m so sorry to hear that your boy may be out of remission so soon after his last treatment; I ll send hopeful vibes that the swollen nodes are related to infection. I ve heard/read that on average, dogs have 10-12 months remission after chemo; sometimes...

Boxers: Mange, symptoms of kennel cough, demodectic mange
symptoms of kennel cough, demodectic mange, bad rash: Ivomec is a common treatment for demodectic mange; it s not without its side-effects (as all medications have), but it s certainly far safer than the dip that many vets prescribe. If she s only got a few spots, though, even Ivomec might be a bit of overkill;...

Boxers: PUPPY DOMINANCE W/ CHILDREN, boxer puppy, puppy behavior
boxer puppy, puppy behavior, puppy training: Hi Christy, At 11 weeks, it is highly unlikely that this is dominance; this is very typical Boxer puppy behavior. Rolling her on her back might works somewhat when she s a puppy, but it won t work when she s an adult and it is a very very good way to get...

Boxers: many pea sized bumps, pea-sized bumps under Boxer dog's skin
pea-sized bumps under Boxer dog's skin: If you got her from a Boxer Rescue, their vet should have checked her out... if you simply rescued by another means, well... It could be cancer, or it could be fatty tissue lumps.... either way, they are not suppose to be there. If she is in no distress...

Boxers: pregnant boxer and discharge?, whelping, Boxer whelping
whelping, Boxer whelping, newborn Boxer puppies: 8 weeks is 56 days pregnant. Whelping runs from 56-63 days. Hopefully, the latter. A discharge without blood, is her hormonal discharge and early, early, early labor-- in other words, it s beginning but might not happen until the 63rd day or even 60th,...

Boxers: has roxy got kennel cough??please help?, upper respiratory infection, kennel cough
upper respiratory infection, kennel cough, moose call: Kennel cough is normally accompanied by a snotty nose, runny eyes and or lethargy. It s essentially an upper respiratory infection so think of the symptoms you would have. The cough that comes along with KC sounds like a Moose call before it starts to dry...

Boxers: Sick dog?, vet asap, boxer pup
vet asap, boxer pup, different heart conditions: First, you need a vet. Take her to your vet immediately. Explain to your vet what happens. She is having some sort of seizure. Passing out in a trance is a seizure. Something is causing it-- she could be poisoned, or it could be neurological......

Boxers: SLEEPS ALOT, bite inhibition, clap
bite inhibition, clap, distraction: Yes, puppies of any breed tend to sleep a lot. As long as when she s awake she s alert and plays, eats and drinks normally, she s fine. If anything seems out of sorts, she should be seen by a vet. As for the biting, this, too, is normal as she s teething....

Boxers: sores, interdigital cysts, interdigital furnuncles
interdigital cysts, interdigital furnuncles, canine paws: It s interdigital cysts. They aren t really cysts, but that s what they re called. They are really furnuncles and are painful nodular lesions located in the interdigital webs of dogs. Histologically, these lesions represent areas of nodular pyogranulomatous...

Boxers: Vet says boxer puppy will be abnormally small, Boxer puppy size, Boxer puppy weight gain
Boxer puppy size, Boxer puppy weight gain, homemade dog receipes: No, you can not determine his adult size at his age. The old adage about the size of his paws is more an accurate determining factor of his size. If his paws are good sized, then he should grow into them. 12 weeka is only 3 months old. That is extremely...

Boxers: water, water, water, water water water, thyroid problems
water water water, thyroid problems, fecal test: Hi Doug, It s very doubtful that this is OCD. OCD normally manifests in behavioral actions...tail chasing, light chasing, staring at points on the wall, etc. True excessive water intake is called polydipsia. There are underlying causes which can...

Boxers: wieght, hard boiled egg, male boxer
hard boiled egg, male boxer, feeding dogs: The best way to determine if your Boxer is at a healthy weight is by his condition; he should be lean, with the last two ribs just visible, and when you feel his rib cage, it should feel like the back of your hand. If you have to press in to feel his ribs,...

Boxers: 10.5 yr old boxer diminishing quickly, disposable diapers, bladder control
disposable diapers, bladder control, pain killers: Amanda, you are so welcomed. And I hope a new vet can help Remington with his arthritic pain safely, and that he continues to have a happy life until he is ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge. Continue loving him and doing what ever you can to make him comfortable...

Boxers: 13 month old boxer in heat, dog heat, dog heat and passing blood in urine
dog heat, dog heat and passing blood in urine: She will be in heat for 28-30 days, so keep a calendar, as most have 2 heats per year, ranging from 5-6 months apart. If she doesn t, then have her thyroid checked as it can delay heats and stop them, let alone abort puppies and even prevent pregnancy. Just...

Boxers: Our 4 month old male boxer, boxer pup, male boxer
boxer pup, male boxer, calm environment: In time, the puppy will learn to respect the cat s personal space , and the cat will learn to tolerate the puppy s antics, but this will go faster with some help from you. Self-control exercises for the puppy can help, and are never a bad idea in any case....

Boxers: 5 yr old rescued male boxer exhibiting strange behavior, tired Boxer dog, rescue Boxers
tired Boxer dog, rescue Boxers, solializing a Boxer: Willie is a gorgeous boy. Thank you for adopting him and giving him a loving home. It s people like you that make a difference. Bless you. We have maybe two things going on here. 1) It s a new world to him. You and your family and friends, home environment,...

Boxers: 7 wk boxer pup unwell, boxer pup, vet science
boxer pup, vet science, coccidia: Hi Sarah. This may be the start of coccidia. I would get her to the vet fast. If it is coccidia, the vet will give Albon, and the pup will feel better in a day or so. You have to act fast with such a young puppy though, coccidia can kill. Changing food fast...

Boxers: 9mo. boxer female, dog heat cycles, what age a female dog gets her first heat
dog heat cycles, what age a female dog gets her first heat: Okay, first: Who told you she was too young and had a bladder infection? A friend, neighbor, or a vet? They are incorrect. Believe it or not, there have been documented cases where a 4 month old has had her first heat. 9 months old is NOT too early....

Boxers: AGGRESSION - 2 BOXERS FIGHTING, aggressive alpha dog, training the alpha dog
aggressive alpha dog, training the alpha dog: First, let me say, in my first litter that are now 9 months old, we named one boy Scoobie and in my second litter that is only 5 weeks old, there is a boy that looks exactly like his older brother Scoobie so we ve named him Scrappy. __________________________________________________________...

Boxers: My Boxer, invisible fence, male dogs
invisible fence, male dogs, google: A male dog, or her, can get through the invisible fence because it over covers a certain height. Where there is a will, there is a way. Her time to accept a male varies. Usually it s around her 2nd week or so, but there is no way to tell except watch...

Boxers: Boxer, fence line, stern voice
fence line, stern voice, reprimands: Yes, the mean neighbors provoked this behavior. Now you have work ahead of you to change it back. Stay outside with him when he is out, and have a leash on him but allow him to run loose with leash attached to collar, and each time the behavior appears;...

Boxers: Boxer puppy barking constantly while in crate, boxer puppy, male boxer
boxer puppy, male boxer, overnight shifts: No, it IS NOT true to crate a Boxer, or any dog while at work. Do you think people crate their Poodles, Yorkie Terriers, Dauchsaunds? No,they do not. So why crate a Boxer? Because he is larger? He is a middle sized dog, not a large breed. No, it would...

Boxers: Boxer puppy hind legs bleeding, boxer puppy, hind paw
boxer puppy, hind paw, pet promise: Corn gluten meal, is exactly what you DON T want them to have. That is the exact ingredient YOU DO NOT WANT/ The cost is irrelevant- Iams cost a lot, etc, and is junk. Blue is the best, but there is others as good that s more inexpensive. ...

Boxers: Boxer question, those dogs, small dogs
those dogs, small dogs, christmas shopping: Hi Kevin, Any dog can get along with any dog (breed isn t really a concern) as long as they were socialized properly as a puppy and taught manners. Then there are those dogs that are just naturally good natured and social. :) My only concern, with...

Boxers: Boxer/Terrier with black spots, frequent urination, veterinary expenses
frequent urination, veterinary expenses, fungal infection: Licking the paws might be due to the allergies; licking the base of the tail might be allergies or impacted anal glands. Frequent urination could be any number of things, depending on whether there s a discharge, increase in drinking, change in diet, etc....

Boxers: Boxers and Gas, whole grain sorghum, ground whole grain sorghum
whole grain sorghum, ground whole grain sorghum, corn gluten meal: Ok...thanks :) These are the first 6 ingredients of Nutro: Chicken, Ground Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Flour, Rice Bran, Chicken Meal, And the first 6 of Iams: Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Corn Grits,...

Boxers: Boxers heats and agression, thyroid imbalance, boxer breed
thyroid imbalance, boxer breed, obedience classes: The only way to socialize him with strange dogs and people, is to get friends and family to volunteer the help... Have them come over with one of their dogs, and keep your male Boxer on a leash expecting their visit. When they come in, allow him in on...

Boxers: baby boxer puppies, baby rice cereal, boxer puppies
baby rice cereal, boxer puppies, corn meals: Ashley, Do not feed them anything except mama s milk and if there isn t enough to satisfy them, you can also bottle feed them this homemade formula: 1-12 ounce can evaporated milk (not condensed milk) 4 ounces sterile or filtered water 1 raw...

Boxers: baths, Dawn dish soap to bathe dogs
Dawn dish soap to bathe dogs: You might not believe this, but use Dawn dish soap. Dawn is gentle, foams well, must be rinsed more than a shampoo though, and is natural, a non-irritant to skin, and kills fleas. You can bathe him often with Dawn because it doesn t have chemicals. ...

Boxers: bored boxer, puppy crate training, boxer puppy
puppy crate training, boxer puppy, separation anxiety: She may have a touch of separation anxiety, or she may just be a typical, mischievous Boxer puppy. Crate training is generally the safest option, while you re teaching her to be well-behaved in the house and waiting for her to mature (many people don t start...

Boxers: boxer, eye dropper, moring
eye dropper, moring, benadryl: She got into something-- something she touched, rolled in, brushed against, or ate, made her breakout and will need to get to a vet immediately. More than likely she touched and walked in it because her paws have bumps. It could become worse or even life...

Boxers: boxer, power chewers, wolf size
power chewers, wolf size, kongs: Hi Theresa, The most-recommended crate toy is a Kong, stuffed with any of a variety of foods to keep the dog occupied. (There are lots of stuffing suggestions on the manufacturer s website, www.kongcompany.com) You need to watch your dog with a Kong...

Boxers: my boxer puppy, scrotal sac, undescended testicle
scrotal sac, undescended testicle, boxer puppy: Hi Erik, You re over worried :) That said, he should be seen by the vet. Most vets will neuter a dog with an undescended testicle by 7 months of age if the testicle cannot be manipulated into the scrotum. If he is not neutered, and the testicle...

Boxers: when is my boxer going to have her pups?, caring for newborn puppies, sterile gauze
caring for newborn puppies, sterile gauze, dental floss: Tonya, There isn t enough room on this Q & A to fully answer you. First, you should have kept a heat cycle calendar on her. Secondly, you should know when she mated to have the 58-63 gestation day due date. Thirdly, you should have educated yourself...

Boxers: my boxer tyson, fawn boxer, obedience class
fawn boxer, obedience class, dogs and cats: Hi. I m not sure what s going on with your boy. Usually, when a dog is neutered, it helps with some behavior problems. My best advice is to find a trainer or obedience class close to you. You can talk to your vet, or local dog club to see about the classes....

Boxers: boxers, smooth peanut butter, newborn puppies
smooth peanut butter, newborn puppies, early labour: Yes. 51 days is not too early actually, as their gestation period average is 63 days, but can go into labor earlier. She might not actually have her first puppy for 24 hours or more, but the fluid discharge is a sign. The restlessness, heavy breathing/panting,...

Boxers: DOG BREEDING, genetic health problems, health tests
genetic health problems, health tests, dog breeding: Hi. First, you figure out what genetic health problems are in the Lab breed, and have him tested for them. During this, you ll want to have an experienced lab breeder have a look at him to see what his faults and virtues are. If he passes his health tests,...

Boxers: discharge from female boxer, chemo therapy, female boxer
chemo therapy, female boxer, good appetite: No, being spayed doesn t rule it out, however, lessens the chances of it being cancer. Boxers are prone to all types of cancer, so it always raises a red flag. I am interest to know what it is, not only for my knowledge, but to help others should this...

Boxers: dog food, all natural dog food, low Boxer dog weight
all natural dog food, low Boxer dog weight, Boxer thyroid: Hello again, Leasa, Cowboy is handsome, how could you want anything other than an adorable, lovable,cuddle-bug Boxer? I was born in Kansas. And I know you have plenty of feed and supply stores. That is where you need to go. Call them up and ask if...

Boxers: my dogs behavior, abused dogs, own pace
abused dogs, own pace, gyp: Hi. Boxers are people dogs, they need to be around their people. I would highly suggest bringing this girl inside. As for her being depressed, it ll take some time for her to get use to you and your home. You ll really have to work with this girl to gain her...

Boxers: Expecting Puppies, dull scissors, mucus plug
dull scissors, mucus plug, puppy formula: Hi! Congrats on your new litter. Dogs will usually lose their mucus plug about 24-48 hours before going into labor. About 24 hours before actual whelping, they ll nest....this means they ll dig a lot, can t get comfortable, and will pant constantly. She ll...

Boxers: Boxers and Gas, ingredient panel, yellow corn
Boxers: Boxers and Gas, ingredient panel, yellow corn, science diet

Boxers: small boxer, word of advice, 5 mins
Boxers: small boxer, word of advice, 5 mins, 4 months

Boxers: GROWTH, boxer puppy, boxer owners
boxer puppy, boxer owners, puppy food: That, in my opinion is too low a weight. He should weigh more at that age. Feed him a better quality food-- an all natural puppy food that does not have corn, corn products and meals, and bi-products. Google and research it. Join for free Boxerworld.com...

Boxers: male boxer, male boxer, vet asap
male boxer, vet asap, saturday night: Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do outside of ice and he wouldn t allow you to do that. You will have to take him to a vet and the vet can administer a drug that will make the swelling go down and then it will retract. It is not normal for that...

Boxers: Puupies, puppy pictures, e mail
puppy pictures, e mail, puppies: It s a little soon to guess if the pups are full Boxer, and in fact you may never know for sure. Some Boxer mixes end up looking very similar to some less-carefully-bred Boxers. There are coloring or marking patterns will indicate another breed, of course....

Boxers: Signs of Illness, stomach problem, good bacteria
stomach problem, good bacteria, dry nose: Warm ears, and warm and dry nose, is a symptom of fever. Where there s fever, there s an infection-- a problem. Not eating, nor drinking, (and drinking with a fever is usually increased, not decreased) indicates there is a stomach problem. You should...

Boxers: shaking head, focal seizures, vet check
focal seizures, vet check, nerve injury: These could be what are called idiopathic head tremors - head shaking with no known cause (and no ill-effects) - which are not uncommon in Boxers; they could also be focal seizures, obviously a more serious concern. Other conditions such as nerve injury...

Boxers: small boxer, boxer puppy, many different reasons
boxer puppy, many different reasons, litter brother: Hi. Quite often you get one puppy that is smaller than the rest for whatever reason. They may have just been behind his littermates in weight, maybe he wasn t the strongest. He could ve been sickly at birth. If there is nothing physically wrong with this pup,...

Boxers: Teething time, boxer breed, young baby
boxer breed, young baby, newborn baby: Omer, you never owned a Boxer before, have you? You can not shut her up in the bathroom alone. For God s sake, she is still practically a newborn, and shouldn t be wheened yet. What and how are you feeding this young baby? This baby is used to being...

Boxers: how can i tell if my white boxer is deaf or blind, white Boxers, Boxers life span
white Boxers, Boxers life span, Boxer diet. Boxer all natural foods: White Boxers can be born blind and deaf, or just blind, or just deaf. They can become blind or deaf later, or both. At 6 weeks, it s safe so far if he sees and hears you. But I would continue watching for symptoms when he doesn t react to your voice, or...

Boxers: Upset stomach?, Boxer dog foods, all natural dog foods
Boxer dog foods, all natural dog foods, dog digestive problems: I do believe it s the food. The indigestion and burping, are signs of her not digesting her food well, and it not agreeing with her. Something in the food is causing this. From the sounds of her owners, they probably feed her a cheap brand food. I...

Boxers: white boxer puppies, white boxer puppies, boxer puppy
white boxer puppies, boxer puppy, bang pots: If a Boxer is going to be deaf, you ll know by 7 weeks. A BAER hearing test is the only definitive method however, there are things at home you can do to be relatively sure. Keep the puppy s attention focused on someone else. Rattle keys behind him to...

Boxers: 11 month old boxer peeing, vet visit, cause burns
vet visit, cause burns, protective measures: A vet visit is a good idea; with the stress of a move and being in a kennel, he might have developed a urinary tract infection. As far as the cold weather, in general Boxers are fine for short periods outside (to potty, for example) - he may need to take...

Boxers: 6 month old female jumping, female boxer, absolute gem
female boxer, absolute gem, s young: Hi Nikki, It s getting worse because for 5 months she s been getting attention every time she performs the behavior. Pushing her down is starting a wrestling game, putting your knee to her chest can cause broken ribs, and holding her paws together is only...

Boxers: 6 yr old boxer urinating in house, boxer owners, spayed females
boxer owners, spayed females, female boxer: The urination is most likely a condition called spay incontinence - not uncommon in spayed females. (You don t mention if Izzy is spayed but since she s a rescue I m assuming she is.) Many Boxer owners I know have had success in minimizing or stopping...

Boxers: Aggressive Male Boxer, male boxer, cat squirrel
male boxer, cat squirrel, room curtains: Hi Neil... That does change things a bit. :) Glad you sent the correction on his age. It doesn t change what needs to be done, just makes a bit more sense on how he ended up as bad as he is...probably started off that way. Getting an adult dog over...

Boxers: Agression, male boxer, bite wounds
male boxer, bite wounds, dogs and children: Your vet is absolutely right. He is protecting you because your husband was not home. You can not kill him for doing what he perceives as his job and duty. It is the owners fault for not being a disciplinary to their dog- as all owners in the household,...

Boxers: Just adopted 6 week old male boxer pup, prey instinct, boxer pup
prey instinct, boxer pup, boxer puppy: Since the puppy is only 6 weeks old, he is being raised with the other pets in the house and they are bonding as playmates and siblings. There won t be any issues except for when the pup gets older and bigger, playing rougher than maybe the Pekingese....

Boxers: arthritic hips, triple pelvic osteotomy, boxer bitch
triple pelvic osteotomy, boxer bitch, green lipped mussels: I am sorry to hear your girl is having such problems, especially at such a young age! You might consider a second opinion of you haven t had one already, of course. I haven t had much experience with hip problems, but I ve had some with arthritis. While...

Boxers: Boxer biting family member, male boxer, second fiddle
male boxer, second fiddle, granddog: Well, he is 3 years old, and should be fully trained. Apparently, his real mom and dad haven t completely trained him, and being a working family, aren t aware of some of these issues first hand. Some Boxers have a personality that are much like an aggressive...

Boxers: Boxer fighting with our other dog, puppy classes, staffordshire terrier
puppy classes, staffordshire terrier, baby gate: She needed training long before this, and obviously puppy classes wasn t the answer. Fighting with Jewels is not only a jealousy thing, but a food-treat thing. There is an obvious jealously and alpha thing going on and Bailey wants to be the alpha and...

Boxers: Boxer Puppy, boxer puppy, horrible situation
boxer puppy, horrible situation, yelp: Hi Trisha, How do I train the two of them so that we don t have a horrible situation later? It is often recommended that puppies are not brought into a home with toddlers. Studies have shown that children are not mentally able to understand proper...

Boxers: Breeding, whelping puppies, puppy stage
whelping puppies, puppy stage, female boxer: 2 years old is the recommended age. The reasoning is: 1) Her body is mature at 2 years old and not before, and had quite a few heat cycles already for pregnancy and whelping. ( 2 per year ) 2) She is emotionally mature enough to handle a pregnancy...

Boxers: another boxer, patricia mcconnell, female boxer
patricia mcconnell, female boxer, foood: It seems as if they re working things out quite well on their own; it may take some time for the male to settle into his new home and come out of his shell. I d suggest you pick up the booklet by Patricia McConnell & Karen London called Feeling Outnumbered...

Boxers: boxer, female boxer, male dogs
female boxer, male dogs, daycare kids: Generally speaking, opposite-sex pairs are a better choice, though it does depend on the individual dogs in question moreso than their gender. Females will sometimes fight, and tend to hold grudges, but usually if one or both are spayed there are fewer problems....

Boxers: boxer, boxer puppies, size groups
boxer puppies, size groups, boston terrier: Hi Shannon. Yes, and no. No, the AKC Boxer doesn t come in didn t size groups like some other breeds. Yes, there are people that are now selling what they re calling a minature Boxer, which usually has no Boxer in the pup at all. They usually use Pugs mixed...

Boxers: boxer, signs of a struggle, sky at night
signs of a struggle, sky at night, best guess: I am so sorry for your loss, Jenny. Without a necropsy, it s hard to say for sure what the cause of death might have been. Often sudden death in a Boxer is due to a heart problem - sadly that s often the first symptom - but the blood doesn t seem typical...

Boxers: boxer behaver, ofa thyroid, storm phobia
ofa thyroid, storm phobia, dap diffuser: A vet check-up is always a good idea for a sudden change in behavior like this. I d recommend having a full (OFA) thyroid panel run, as hypothyroidism is common in Boxers and can cause behavioral changes. If medical issues are ruled out, you can start...

Boxers: what to do for a boxer's capped lips??, chapped lips, petroleum jelly
chapped lips, petroleum jelly, lip balm: Hi Amber, Chapped lips can be difficult to heal. Excessive licking can lead to or aggravate chapped lips, so while the balm itself may help, his licking it off may exacerbate the problem. The best thing to do is to control the situation so that he can...

Boxers: boxer dog hair, brindle boxer dog, boxer pup
brindle boxer dog, boxer pup, dark brindle: Hi Mack, Boxers do not carry the genetic coding for the black coat color which means that black Boxers don t exist. If you want to get into that conversation with people, have fun with it :) The only way you can make sure that he s 100% Boxer is to...

Boxers: boxer fighting with our other dog, staffordshire terrier, baby gate
staffordshire terrier, baby gate, watching tv: There are likely a few things going on here. One, Bailey is at an age now where she is testing her limits and trying to figure out her place. The barking, grabbing your husband s shirt, etc., is rude pushy behavior that you should work on stopping. The...

Boxers: boxer groth rate, groth rate, female boxer
groth rate, female boxer, mom and dad: Actually she s pretty far along for her age already! The basic rule of thumb is that Boxers grow up for the first year and out for the next two - they gain their height, and then fill out as far as musculation, rib spring, etc. Raw-fed dogs tend to grow...

Boxers: boxer leg twitch, heart mumur, leg twitch
heart mumur, leg twitch, vet check: I am unsure about such a twitch. Once in awhile is a flea-scratching twitch with puppies do at an early age and continue for awhile, but if you feel it is excessive, then call and ask your vet. Since the vet said he was healthy when he got his checkup,...

Boxers: boxer puppies, boxer puppies, newborn puppies
boxer puppies, newborn puppies, rush shipping: I am sorry for your losses. You can take her to the vet for an x-ray to be sure there aren t any puppies left; it s a good idea to have her and the remaining pups evaluated anyway. There are many things you can do to prevent newborns from dying, but...

Boxers: two boxers, puppy kindergarten, boxer puppies
puppy kindergarten, boxer puppies, socialization issues: This is pretty typical of two Boxer puppies; it s doubtful that the male puppy is truly being aggressive, that s just how puppies play. However, since he left his dam and littermates so early, he will be missing out on vital dog-dog socialization issues,...

Boxers: crate training/house training, boxer pup, dog behavior problems
boxer pup, dog behavior problems, separation anxiety: Hi Lindsay, I certainly do feel for you and your problem with your puppy. I recently fostered an 11 week old boxer pup, and while she was much younger the problems were just as frustrating, unfortunately there is no quick fix, and lots of time and training...

Boxers: cyst, mutt, hives
mutt, hives, pops: Hi Hilary, Cancer is common for Boxers, yes, but don t let that scare you. They are also prone to acne, hives and miscellaneous skin nasties. :) Take her to a vet. She needs to have it looked at (if it s a cyst, the vet should be able to tell by sight...

Boxers: MY DOGS WEIGHT, male fawn, purina naturals
male fawn, purina naturals, male boxer: Hi Robert, Ok. That helps, thanks. :) A good indicator that you are over-feeding is that your dog is walking 3 miles a day and still overweight (possibly obese). An average male Boxer should weigh between 60 and 65 pounds. Mind you, this is average,...

Boxers: destructive boxer dog, obedience skills, white boxer
obedience skills, white boxer, elimination problems: Hi Rosemarie, For the most part herbal remedies are not harmful. However, they do not always work and in some cases the dog may become reliant on them and resort back to his old behavior upon removal. My first question would be to ask if he is neutered?...

Boxers: boxer dog hair, white boxer, akc papers
Boxers: boxer dog hair, white boxer, akc papers, brindle

Boxers: female boxer with discharge, corn gluten, puppy formula
corn gluten, puppy formula, puppy food: The food you feed her is excellent. Add the yogurt as well for awhile, then whenever you want. The penicillin should have done the job. Clavamox is excellent broad spectrum as well. I don t know anything about Lincocin or methigel. They need to do a...

Boxers: female boxer fighting with other dogs, dolly dolly, female boxer
dolly dolly, female boxer, negative signs: No, you do not need to be concerned about her harming the children or people. Boxers love children, and if she hasn t been aggressive toward people, she won t start now. Liking the Beagle and kitten is a good sign, so disliking the Lab is a sign of alpha...

Boxers: food, puppy chow, grain fractions
puppy chow, grain fractions, natures recipe: This time of year skin issues are common, because in many parts of the country furnaces are running constantly and the air is dry. Adding fish body oil to the diet can help with dry skin, and it s good for the heart (among other things). With scratching,...

Boxers: general health questions, champion blood lines, eye boogers
champion blood lines, eye boogers, boxer puppies: Hi Tyann, All puppies grow differently, so a number isn t the best way to determine if he s at the proper weight (it can range 5-7 pound among the same age group, which is significant in a puppy). You want to look at his condition - he should be lean,...

Boxers: Head shaking, mild seizure, low blood sugar
mild seizure, low blood sugar, karo syrup: It may be mild seizure activity, or it may be head tremors which are purely benign. For the latter, some have found that giving Karo syrup or peanut butter will stop the tremors. I d suggest you keep a journal to track when the tremors happen - any certain...

Boxers: hacking, male boxer, secondary infections
male boxer, secondary infections, cute face: Cute face on Cash! It could be any number of things, but a likely candidate is kennel cough. A trip to the vet is appropriate (he ll likely be due for a checkup soon anyway); usually kennel cough is self-limiting and antibiotics are not necessary, but...

Boxers: hiccups, chicken soup for the dog lovers soul, hiccups
chicken soup for the dog lovers soul, hiccups, fish oil: It s common for young pups to get hiccups frequently due to eating and drinking to fast. If the pup is eating too fast and hiccuping- then the pup is not getting enough to eat. Increase the amount and increase the times per day. Feed the puppy a larger...

Boxers: info needed, k9 kitchen, boxer puppy
k9 kitchen, boxer puppy, quality diet: All puppies grow at different rates, though 13 inches does seem rather small for a pup that age. Then again, if you haven t seen the parents there s no telling if he s going to be standard-sized, or if he s from smaller (or even mixed) parents. It s better...

Boxers: losing weight, hills science diet, ground yellow corn
hills science diet, ground yellow corn, beet pulp: Hi Cindy, I don t know anything about the All Natural brand as I don t shop at Sam s Club. However, Hills isn t the best food for the money so I can t imagine it s any different. 5 lbs. a month is a lot for a dog to lose. These are the first ingredients...

Boxers: Mouth Sores on Boxer, rawhide bones, hydrogen peroxide
rawhide bones, hydrogen peroxide, mouth sores: It s hard to say without seeing the sore; it may be something like a pimple, but if it s painful it could be more along the lines of an abscess or boil. You could perhaps try a warm compress on it (a warm-hot washcloth held gently against it for a few minutes,...

Boxers: mange and breeding, male boxer, immune status
male boxer, immune status, last two months: It depends on the extent of the mange and how well he overcame it (which you won t know for a while yet). If he had generalized mange - over a large area of the body - he should not be bred. If the mange recurs, especially after his immune system has matured...

Boxers: Normal Boxer Weight??, cottage cheese, correct weight
cottage cheese, correct weight, dogfoodanalysis: It s hard to determine correct weight without actually seeing the dog, but 32 lbs. does seem very light for a year-old Boxer. However, she may just be smaller than average. It s better to go by her condition - you should be able to just see the outline...

Boxers: Older Boxer and the use of fish oil capsules, fish oil capsules, health food store
fish oil capsules, health food store, special beds: As far as the fish oil-- that is fine, but it is more for a healthy heart and blood pressure than joints. You can research online, canine joint supplements, and find some recommended supplements. (Pet stores carry it too) I do suggest feeding her a special...

Boxers: Overnight Crating, male boxer, unwanted behavior
male boxer, unwanted behavior, question thanks: I can t tell you if he s too thin or not without seeing him. I can tell you that you were terribly misinformed by the breeder. At his age, he should be eating 4 times a day to keep his energy levels consistent. I also don t know what food you re feeding...

Boxers: raw eggs, puppy chow, boxer puppy
puppy chow, boxer puppy, corn gluten: What ever you select, select an all natural puppy food that does not have corn or corn gluten in it. Boxers are prone to corn allergies. I use Diamond Chicken and Rice and Lamb and Rice. Google it and find a dealer closest to you. Or, pick one like it,...

Boxers: Sensitive Stomach, chicken soup dog food, corn wheat
chicken soup dog food, corn wheat, loose stools: Metronidazole is a medication prescribed for bacterial infections. Your vet may have suspected bacterial colitis, specifically. Colitis is a generic term (much like kennel cough ) that covers a wide range of causes. What it means is that something is...

Boxers: Sensitive Stomach, hills science diet, sensitive stomachs
hills science diet, sensitive stomachs, corn wheat: Hi Gary, Vets recommend Hills (Science Diet) because they sell it in their practices. Hills/SD also contributes to vet schools. It s not recommended because it s a great food. :) In fact, for the money, it s junk. Unless your dog needs a specialized...

Boxers: Sores in wrinkles & Chin, corn gluten, triple antibiotic ointment
corn gluten, triple antibiotic ointment, oatmeal bath: It sounds like a skin disorder probably caused by a food allergy. Just because he wasn t allergic to his food before doesn t mean he didn t develop an allergy now. He is 3 and that s the age things show up. Look at the ingredients in his dog food. Does...

Boxers: Same sex homing, female boxer, two females
female boxer, two females, male boxers: There is no way to determine their personality prior to getting one, unless you get a puppy that displays high energy and activity to assure he/she is energic. Each one is different, and adapts to their home environment. She might have had an inactive...

Boxers: shedding, curry comb, boxer owners
curry comb, boxer owners, fish body: Some shedding is certainly normal, and at the change of seasons it can get excessive. A high-quality diet and regular grooming with a curry comb or Zoom Groom can improve skin and coat condition and get rid of dead hair, so that shedding is minimized. Supplementing...

Boxers: No testicles yet, pelvic area, x ray
pelvic area, x ray, testicles: His testicles won t descend until 6 months old. If the vet didn t feel any in his pelvic area, that does not mean he doesn t have any, it means he didn t feel them. It would be extremely, extremely rare, not to have testicles-- extremely. If you are...

Boxers: train for rest of house, whistle sound, dining room table
whistle sound, dining room table, verbal reprimand: That is exactly what he is doing-- claiming new areas that he s never been to before. A dog will do that when the family moves to a new house. Mark it with their own scent. Being 2 years old now, is going to be hard, as the gates should have come down...

Boxers: White Boxer Health Concerns, white boxer, boxer health
white boxer, boxer health, bladder control: At that age, it is probably bladder control- like our elderly. She can t help it. Take her to your vet, there might be a medicine she can take to help her, like our elderly take. In the meantime, you can buy a seasonal pantie at your pet store,...

Boxers: weight, adult dogs, lunch hour
adult dogs, lunch hour, chicken and rice: First, I want to address the potting in the crate. If you leave any dog in a crate all day long, they will poop and pee. They can not hold it all day, as you can not hold it all day. You can not, and must not, leave them in a crate all day. This is inhumane...

Boxers: weight of my boxer puppy, boxer puppy, puppy food
boxer puppy, puppy food, plain yogurt: I suggest taking her to the vet for the proper testing on liver shunts to be sure and if so, the proper treatment and surgery. In the meantime treat her with the diet I recommended and as high protein as possible. Visit these links and Google liver...

Boxers: 1 12 year old boxer is being aggressive, multiple dog households, patricia mcconnell
multiple dog households, patricia mcconnell, nilif: Hi Susan, I m not sure how long you ve had the Boxer; a large part of this may just be the dogs figuring out their place in the new pack order. (Especially if there haven t been any injuires to the Shih Tzu.) It also sounds as if the Boxer hasn t had...

Boxers: 1 year old boxer, flip side, eye contact
flip side, eye contact, antics: Hi Louise, Because at some point your husband thought it was funny and encouraged it, whether it was one time or ten. By yelling NO at him, you re only barking back and continuing the game...and in his mind, it is a game. When he displays this behavior,...

Boxers: 1 yr. old Boxer peeing in crate, white boxer, infection stones
white boxer, infection stones, michelle crawford: Hi again :) Sorry to hear this...it can be quite painful. As far as the crystals go...there are a couple more things you can do in addition to the rx diet your vet has put him on. 1. Distilled water: the water is 99.9% pure and doesn t contain fluoride....

Boxers: 10 month old boxer, household work, christmas holiday
household work, christmas holiday, wild dog: There could be related variables in this behavior. The being lost was obviously one, or could effect it. He has an instilled fear that will happen again. It s just like a wild dog that scraps for food will be a glutton for life even after adopted and fed...

Boxers: 2.5 yr old aggression or dominance?, male boxers, obedience training
male boxers, obedience training, error of our ways: I m sorry for the delay in this answer - my internet was down! You certainly can train Boxers of any age. :) The fact that Z has not drawn blood, or I would guess even caused a bruise, is actually very good - it means that he has developed bite inhibition....

Boxers: 5 month old Boxer eating wash cloths, puppy proof, dead puppy
puppy proof, dead puppy, vet bill: Hi Judi, It s normal for any puppy to get into things it has access to. You ll need to puppy proof your home better. Much as you wouldn t give a toddler access to all things in your home, your puppy shouldn t be given access either. You re very lucky...

Boxers: 8 week white boxer, heart mumor, boxer puppies
heart mumor, boxer puppies, heart score: Hi Renee, While you re a great mother (mine got me a goldfish!) I do hope you realize that in all truth, you just got yourself a Boxer. There have been studies done that show a child is ready for the responsibilities of a dog between the ages of 8 and...

Boxers: Aggression or fear?, female boxer, boxer rescue
female boxer, boxer rescue, heart breaker: Jan, This is a real toughy and heart breaker. She is already 2 years old and knows no other dog except her brother and never obviously socialized, being kept in a yard. This is an outrageous thing for someone to do to any dog, but especially a Boxer....

Boxers: Aggressive boxer, animal lover, aggressor
animal lover, aggressor, sissy: I m sorry but I m a bit confused. Your kids live with you but you re sending the Boxer to your kids house? I am sending baby to my kids house. The kids live with me Friday night was instigated by the Chi, from your description. If the Boxer had...

Boxers: aggressive boxer, remote shock collar, female boxer
remote shock collar, female boxer, backyar: Amanda, this is a serious problem. She s 10 months old. I ll ask if she s had a heat yet, which I would imagine she has. This can cause aggressive behavior. She should be spayed, just like neutering calms a male, spaying calms a female. Now, if she has...

Boxers: Boxer bitch being possesive, boxer bitch, puppy bitches
boxer bitch, puppy bitches, boxer dogs: Ten dollars says she s never had a litter of puppies. This is her biological clock ticking, knowing she s getting older and hasn t had babies yet. She s no different than a woman and her biological clock ticking and counting the time down to being too old,...

Boxers: Boxer female in labor, mucus plug, backyard breeder
mucus plug, backyard breeder, temperature drop: Hi Jessica, With her temperature drop and her panting etc., she will likely whelp within the next 24 hours. You may not see the mucus plug come out. I would call the vet to let them know whelping is imminent and to put them on stand-by . She may discharge...

Boxers: Boxer with severe aggression issues, protective attitude, rescue boxer
protective attitude, rescue boxer, strange dogs: If you ve had him since a puppy and not a rescue Boxer, there shouldn t be an aggressive behavior (no one has harmed him in his past)... Apparently since it s people he s aggressive toward and not dogs, he has an over-protective attitude (protecting you...

Boxers: boxer misbehavior, independent thinkers, initial issues
independent thinkers, initial issues, misbehavior: Hi Mel, You have trained your Boxer to sit, so he s not really untrainable. :) If he s not coming when you tell him to, he just doesn t know what come means. (Remember English is a foreign language to dogs. :) An American wont know what bonjour ...

Boxers: boxer puppy, boxer pup, boxer puppy
boxer pup, boxer puppy, genetic tree: At 5 months old, 37 lbs. is acceptable At 1 year old, the average male will weight from 55-80 lbs. depending on his genetics, and a female average 50lbs+ depending on her genetic tree. At 37 lbs. this is acceptable as long as ribs are showing, and he/she...

Boxers: Dental Care / Gum Disease, extra gum, gum surgery
extra gum, gum surgery, male boxer: Hi Lori, I ve had Boxers with gum overgrowth (both hyperplasia and epulides), and the vet is correct that leaving it could cause infections and/or tooth loss (depending on the extent of the overgrowth) - but $1500 seems an extremely high price. I ve had...

Boxers: Fighting, male boxers, female boxer
male boxers, female boxer, consultant locator: Hi Josh, Unfortunately, the odds are not in your favor for restoring peace to the household. Neutering may or may not help in this situation, though it most likely will help with future interactions with other males. If the fighting is bad enough that...

Boxers: 8 week white boxer, heart murmur, female boxer
Boxers: 8 week white boxer, heart murmur, female boxer, great personality

Boxers: Dental Care / Gum Disease
Boxers: Dental Care / Gum Disease

Boxers: Health problem, boxer puppy, male boxer
boxer puppy, male boxer, lot of water: Hi Rahil. Did your puppy have something called coccidia? If that s what he had, then it will take him a little while to get better. He may not eat for a few days, you want to have water out for him at all times right now. Try to coax him to drink. Get some...

Boxers: house training, pain meds, 7 months
pain meds, 7 months, seven months: Seven months is still pretty young for a pup to be fully housetrained, so don t get too discouraged yet. There are several potential factors that might be at issue here. If he s on antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, or pain meds after his surgery, that could...

Boxers: house training, behavioral aspects, urinary tract problems
behavioral aspects, urinary tract problems, blood work: It s most likely a behavioral problem, however, please get her checked over at the vet. A urinalysis and/or blood work will rule out kidney, bladder or urinary tract problems. Once you ve gotten her cleared physically, get back with me and we can work on...

Boxers: Jumping and biting, male boxer, nice weather
male boxer, nice weather, tug of war: You took him to classes and that s when his behavior got out of control? Was the classes with a trainer and you and your Boxer, or did you leave him with a trainer without being there? These are important factors. Leaving him doesn t help establish that...

Boxers: Licking other dogs, obsessive compulsive disorder, different reasons
obsessive compulsive disorder, different reasons, pennies: Hi Maura. This kind of licking can be caused by a few different reasons. Your boy may just be really submissive, and licks to let the other dogs know that he is, and means no harm. Or, it may be an obsessive compulsive thing. I had a female that constantly...

Boxers: how long do boxers live, average life span, corn meals
average life span, corn meals, chronic allergies: Sophia, Bless you for rescuing this Boxer! Chronic allergies in Boxers are common. Both environmental and food allergies. Feed him a good, natural dog food with no corn or corn meals and by-products, and no other meat by-products. I personally use Diamond...

Boxers: MARLEY, wet grass, proper diagnosis
wet grass, proper diagnosis, chicken pox: Hi Vinnie, Without seeing him, and keep in mind, a proper diagnosis is always warranted, it sounds like hives. My female used to get them when she was overly excited or when she encountered wet grass. She grew out of it by about age 5. The only...

Boxers: Mothers boxer has skin problem, apple cider vinegar, fish oil supplements
apple cider vinegar, fish oil supplements, health food stores: Hi Patricia, I m sorry about your mother. There are many things that could cause hair loss. Hypothyroidism is a very common condition in a Boxer of that age, mange is a possibility, a nutritional problem, stress, allergies, the winter weather (if you...

Boxers: When to neuter, male boxer, age preference
male boxer, age preference, when to neuter: Generally, neutering is done between 6-8 months old. It has nothing to do with the full size of his adulthood. Call your vet and talk with him/her about their age preference.(it can be performed on younger puppies, but I personally disagree with that)......

Boxers: Parvo in dogs, parvovirus in dogs, parvo in dogs
parvovirus in dogs, parvo in dogs, titer test: Hi Jeanine, I apologize for the delay in answering! I don t know of any studies specific to canine parvovirus, but there is ample information and research on the function of the immune system, which shows that if a body develops antibodies to a virus...

Boxers: PLEASE ANSWER ASAP., kidney infection, happy puppy
kidney infection, happy puppy, please answer: HI Jesse. You said she can t pee much. It could be a bladder or kidney infection, or worse. Nobody can diagnose this over the internet. She really needs to be seen by a vet, especially because she is so young. The faster you catch something, the easier it...

Boxers: Over protective Boxer, health issues, mommy
health issues, mommy, tyson: Hi Terri, A couple (or a few) questions: 1. How many people (ages and sexes) live in the home? 2. Are you employed outside the home? Do you go to school? 3. What type of training have you done with Tyson, either formal or not? Changes in behavior...

Boxers: Stud fees, stud dog owner, stud dog owners
stud dog owner, stud dog owners, boxer bitch: Arrangements do vary depending on the stud dog owner, but the typical stud fee arrangement for Boxers is that you pay the stud fee up front. (Sometimes you pay half up front, and half by the time the puppies are seven days old.) If no breeding takes place,...

Boxers: stubborn, perfect gentlemen, female boxer
perfect gentlemen, female boxer, pit bulls: J.D., You didn t mention her age. And training should begin when young. To teach her to shake use one-word commands. Shake if you prefer. Get some treats just for training only. Sit on the floor in front of her and get her attention, facing...

Boxers: Want to breed my boxer, screening procedures, boxer
screening procedures, boxer, females: Hi Angela, The minimum age for breeding a Boxer is 2 years; that s the youngest age for some of the recommended health screening. (The full list of health screening procedures is here: http://www.americanboxerclub.org/health-screening.html) Even then,...

Boxers: 3 yr old boxer throwing up for 1 1/2 weeks, yellow vomit, reason dogs
yellow vomit, reason dogs, elimination diet: Hi Shayne, Have you phoned your vet back? Foamy white/yellow vomit is bile. There are a couple things that could be causing it. 1. Inadequate nutrition. For some reason, dogs will vomit bile (sometimes, not all the time) when they re hungry. If...

Boxers: 9 month old boxer male aggression, electric shock collar, fly swatter
electric shock collar, fly swatter, squirt water: This behavior training should have started with leash training at 4 months old. He is getting older and in an alpha stage, plus he is a natural protector, and thinks he is doing his job. Boxers are normally a protective-natured do, thus being aggressive....

Boxers: Aggressive Boxer, male boxer, fist time
male boxer, fist time, poseidon: Change is always a factor. The new puppy could make him feel threatened and of course show dominance by acting out as alpha of the house. This can even be passive-aggressive behavior such as taking toys away, etc. just to establish the alpha over the...

Boxers: Agressive Boxer, piece of furniture, early evening
piece of furniture, early evening, simple answer: Hi Andrea, Thanks for the extra information, it s helpful. At four months old, she may be at the beginning stages of teething which could explain some of the behavior. Especially the walking and chewing. Her mouth is sore. To explain the rest,...

Boxers: average boxer weight, boxer breed, female boxer
boxer breed, female boxer, genetic background: Average grown female is 50-65 lbs. but that is an average. Height varies. 40 lbs. means she will be hefty sized girl- muscular probably. There are small Boxers in stature, medium sized, and the larger Boxer. Depending on her genetic background- mom...

Boxers: What is the average weight of boers?, male boxer, male boxers
male boxer, male boxers, ribs: An adult male Boxer should weigh about 30-32 kilos (66-70 lbs.) (at a height of 57-63 cms/22.5-25 ins). Most male Boxers do not reach their full growth until around three years of age, at least, so a year-old male would not be at this weight yet. Dogs grow...

Boxers: Baby, sign of labor, whelping
sign of labor, whelping, whelp: Hi Lindsey, Whelping occurs 62-64 days from ovulation; if you did progesterone testing, you know the ovulation date and can do the math to find the expected whelp dates. If you didn t progesterone test, then it s more of a guessing game - a bitch may whelp...

Boxers: Behavior issues, puppy obedience classes, pupppy
puppy obedience classes, pupppy, control and restraint: The move is the cause. This is very common in all pets. He was used to the old home, and now has been relocated to a new one, and this causes anxiety which in turn causes aggression. You are going to have to leash him. EVERYWHERE you go, everywhere...

Boxers: Boxer, vet asap, thyroid imbalance
vet asap, thyroid imbalance, thyroid disorder: First of all, all Boxers appetites are varied. Some eat more than others. You SHOULD be feeding her on the self-feed method. This is providing her kibble available to her at all times for her to eat when she wants, and as much as she wants. No...

Boxers: Boxer Breeding, white boxer, male boxer
white boxer, male boxer, puppy mills: Ashley, no one can delegate who can or can not breed. NO ONE. There is absolutely NO LAW that prohibits breeding a white Boxer. NONE. Tell whoever it is that told you that to go check himself. He s an idiot. ***White Boxers are genetically defunct...

Boxers: Boxer eating cloth, puppy proof, dead puppy
puppy proof, dead puppy, vet bill: You re welcome. :) I m always here for questions and am glad to help if your daughter (or you) has more. 2 years old is a great Boxer age! Full grown but still a puppy in the head. :) He should respond very well to training! Good luck to her!...

Boxers: Boxer Food, purina pro plan, boxer puppy
purina pro plan, boxer puppy, science diet: Rotating foods is not necessarily a bad idea, but it s generally recommended to do so every 3-4 months. If she s dealing with the changes well then I wouldn t be too concerned about the actual switching, but I would think about why you feel the need to switch...

Boxers: Boxer in Heat, male boxer, hidden blessing
male boxer, hidden blessing, fertile time: Hi Stella, Actually you ve probably missed her fertile time; it s usually around day 10-12 of a season. You could take her for progesterone testing and a vaginal smear to see if she s already ovulated - some bitches do ovulate later than usual - but if...

Boxers: Boxer has hair loss and age looking spots, odd shape, skin cancer
odd shape, skin cancer, brown skin: I d definitely take her in to the vet to have this checked out. Boxers are known for cancer, even skin cancer. Any spots that come on fast, odd shape and color, and is causing fur to fall out in these spots needs to be checked out ASAP. Sorry I don t have...

Boxers: Boxer puppy 15 weeks old, reality wolves, boxer puppy
reality wolves, boxer puppy, wolf behavior: Yes, alpha rolling is a good way to get bitten! There is an excellent article on teaching bite inhibition here - this is a vital skill for every puppy, because any dog will bite given the right (wrong) circumstances; one that has learned to inhibit its bite...

Boxers: Breeding, vet voice, vet c
vet voice, vet c, male boxer: There is no such thing as Rye jaw. Period. Boxers teeth are always crooked. Their lower jaw protrudes with an under bite. There is nothing wrong with your boy. Secondly, you should not have paid that ridiculous breeding fee as no one in this world...

Boxers: baldness in spayed boxer, boxer bitch, fleas
boxer bitch, fleas, baldness: Hi Pat, I m hesitant to give you any kind of suggestions over the internet without knowing her past health and/or seeing photos of her. It could be as simple as allergies, seasonal allopecia all the way to something more serious like mange. You really...

Boxers: my boxer, fawn boxer, fawn color
fawn boxer, fawn color, male boxer: A classic Boxer is reference to their white markings. A fancy Boxer is a reference to their markings. Classic: Black masked face White on chest Can (and usually do, have some white tipped toes) Fancy: Black masked with a white blaze...

Boxers: about my boxer, thyroid problem, thyroid problems
thyroid problem, thyroid problems, thyroid: Being 4 years old, and the vet not catching anything before now-- I would say she has thyroid problems (mine does and takes meds twice daily) or diabetes. With a thyroid problem, she will eat, but ribs will show and weight won t gain no matter how much...

Boxers: my boxer, rusty tin, fecal matter
rusty tin, fecal matter, family pet: Bernadette, I just have to scold you severely. First, you wouldn t allow your child to drink water from a rusty tin, would you? No, you would not. Then why allow your family pet- your dog(s) to drink from a rusty tin? Yes, it could be a cause- but there...

Boxers: boxer - frightened shakes, bad dogs, leashed
bad dogs, leashed, summer seasons: Jimmy, This is strange. Since you ve walked him at an early age and say there hasn t been any confrontations, there shouldn t be any reason for his fear. Shaking and quivering is a sign of fear. Has there been any change at all in the family? Any...

Boxers: boxer obedience, hot dogs, bad habits
hot dogs, bad habits, distractions: Hi Jackie, There is a vast difference in obeying commands in the house and obeying commands with distractions. You are in danger of forming some very bad habits with her. If she does not have a reliable recall she should not be permitted off lead...period....

Boxers: boxer puppy, yellow vaginal discharge, peanut butter cookies
yellow vaginal discharge, peanut butter cookies, boxer puppy: Best cooking concoction is skinned chicken boiled then cut up in tiny pieces mixed in cooked white rice with cooked, cut in tiny pieces- carrots. Fish is NOT a good idea as their are tiny bones you will miss. Lamb and rice is good. But are you going...

Boxers: my boxer puppy, boxer puppy, boxer puppies
boxer puppy, boxer puppies, dog food: Hi Rebekah, The amount of food your puppy should be eating per day depends a great deal on what you re feeding him. At eight weeks it s best to feed puppies four times a day if you can manage it - three at least. The amount listed on the dog food bag...

Boxers: my boxer puppy, boxer puppy, boxer puppies
boxer puppy, boxer puppies, intrinsic satisfaction: Hi Rebekah, Boxer puppies are quite mischievous and love to tear things up; I m not sure what they re thinking when they do this, but I ve always supposed there s some intrinsic satisfaction in ripping things to shreds, because they do it to lots and lots...

Boxers: my boxer is so skinny!, vanilla ice cream, creamy peanut butter
vanilla ice cream, creamy peanut butter, boxer puppy: First off- GET ANOTHER VET! Call vets, ask if the vet is Boxer smart (knows all about the breed) Get her in there ASAP! She could have a thyroid disorder which is common in Boxers and daily medicine fixes. She could be diabetic. She might have a...

Boxers: boxer stool, streaks of blood, puppy school
streaks of blood, puppy school, vet check: Hi Andrew, She s probably started teething, which can make it uncomfortable for her to eat hard kibble. Soaking her food is appropriate for now, and in fact many people soak the food until 6 months or longer (some always soak it). The increased stool...

Boxers: My boxer has urinary problems, breeder vet, vet friend
breeder vet, vet friend, vet school: Hi Amanda. Have you had his prostate checked? My best suggestion would be to try to find a vet school, or a larger vet clinic. One that can run some better tests. Has he been checked for a bacterial infection? Let me do some checking into this for you, talk...

Boxers: breeding age, male boxer, further resources
male boxer, further resources, maturity: Generally speaking the minimum age for breeding is two years; meaningful health testing cannot begin until that age. As well, while many dogs are biologically capable of mating at a younger age, mentally they are not mature enough until at least two years...

Boxers: Colour of boxer..., boxer pups, parents and grandparents
boxer pups, parents and grandparents, nursing bottle: First, the normal weight of a newborn Boxer is average: 1lb. They should double their birth weight in roughly 9 days. Then, by 2 weeks, quad weight. Make sure the dam is nursing regular, and buy Canine Replacement Milk (in a can and powder to be mixed...

Boxers: Dog Aggression in a 2 year old female resuce., litter mates, obedience school
litter mates, obedience school, strange dogs: What you have is a rescue dog. The key word here is rescue. That means she came from a questionable background. Unless the rescue shelter knows her history and background, you will be guessing on the underlying problem... In the extensive obedience...

Boxers: Ears, ear mites, male boxer
ear mites, male boxer, vets: HI Gary. Did the vet check him for ear mites? I ve seen dogs with what you re describing when they have ear mites. Head shaking is one sign of ear mites. If he has an injury, it can also cause this. Unless he has injured both ears, I d have him checked for...

Boxers: 3 yr old boxer throwing up for 1 1/2 weeks, split up, little bit
Boxers: 3 yr old boxer throwing up for 1 1/2 weeks, split up, little bit

Boxers: boxer puppy, end result, antibiotics
Boxers: boxer puppy, end result, antibiotics, boxer

Boxers: Colour of boxer..., white boxer, gene pool
Boxers: Colour of boxer..., white boxer, gene pool, denotation

Boxers: female boxer, larg, vets
Boxers: female boxer, larg, vets, vet

Boxers: female boxer, large breed dogs, purina one
large breed dogs, purina one, female boxer: Hi Shannon, The puppy should see a vet to rule out any type of UTI. It s also a good idea to take a new dog to the vet to establish a relationship with the doctor and to get the dog a good once over. If you can afford better food, get better food. ...

Boxers: My female boxer Matty is very tiny, should I be concerned, female boxer, matty
female boxer, matty, medical condition: Hi Ryan, I can t tell you if it s normal for your girl or not, unfortunately. People get very hung up on proper weight but truly, a dog should only be in proportion (weight v. structure). At 12 weeks old you are correct to be feeding her 3x a day but...

Boxers: When is a good time to introduce a 6 week old male to a female?, dr ian dunbar, akc pedigree
dr ian dunbar, akc pedigree, canine family: Hi Derek, Honestly, there s no good time to bring a 6-week-old puppy home; that s really too young for a puppy to leave its dam and littermates. You already have your female, so right now you ll want to focus on helping her with the important lessons she...

Boxers: heat cycles, thyroid disorder, pituitary disorders
thyroid disorder, pituitary disorders, heat cycles: Sounds like a pituitary gland disorder, and genetically prone. Take your girl to the vet, explain that the brother s testicles haven t dropped and the vet will test for pituitary disorders. And, he ll also test for a thyroid disorder. It really doesn...

Boxers: heavy panting, female boxer, hormonal change
female boxer, hormonal change, menopausal women: There might be a few different possibilities going on here. 1) If she is just laying quietly and resting, not asleep, then considering she is 7 years old, she might possibly be suffering from hot flashes. Yes, menopause hot flashes. A hormonal change...

Boxers: KIDNEY DX INCONT. IN BOXER PUP, boxer pup, kidney diet
boxer pup, kidney diet, kidney disorder: Since your vet said genetic call the breeder you got the pup from and ask questions. Maybe they know something about the genetics before the parents that can help. So you are saying the pup voids frequently and had blood in urine? Or bowels? Or both?...

Boxers: Kibble, raw instinct, female pup
raw instinct, female pup, natural dog food: There is a growing market for grain-free kibbles, so your choices will be expanding all the time. At her age, my personal preference would be to stay in the moderate range for protein and fat (around 36% and 16%, respectively), though no doubt many feed the...

Boxers: overweight female boxer dog, signs of anemia, vet checks
signs of anemia, vet checks, pork bones: The Boxer growling for the bone is normal for any Boxer, especially a rescue Boxer because her life must have been bad. You can easily stop that with training. If you can take care of the Lab mix and want him, I would take him as well. Just remember,...

Boxers: Pancreatic disorder, wolf king, female boxer
wolf king, female boxer, gold line: Sorry, Gary, I didn t see this follow-up until just now. Without having more details it s difficult to really tell what s going on. The fact that the vet prescribed a special food seems to indicate a chronic problem, but maybe that s not actually the case....

Boxers: Problems after moving, obedience classes, baby gates
obedience classes, baby gates, constant companion: HI Sally. It s going to take some time, and a lot of patience. Some dogs don t deal with change as easily as others. With the death of his mate, the move was probably pretty traumatic for him. The first thing that they can do it to keep him confined to one...

Boxers: RECALL WHEN EXCITED, boxer bitch, obedience class
boxer bitch, obedience class, obedience classes: Hi Micaela. I would suggest taking her in to obedience classes. If she s had them before, then it sounds like she needs a refresher course. Maybe both of you do. :-) These behaviors are something that a trainer needs to address. I wouldn t allow her off lead...

Boxers: Getting a second boxer puppy, boxer puppy, female boxers
boxer puppy, female boxers, litter mates: I m sorry that the answer didn t post, I answered your question the same day you asked it. Sandy, this is a good time to get another Boxer puppy since your female is just 7 months old. They can still grow up together much like litter mates. Be sure...

Boxers: sick boxer, orange county ca, elimination diet
orange county ca, elimination diet, blood panel: Hi Pam, I m sorry to hear of his illness (if there is one). The problem with dogs (and most animals) is that once they show symptoms they are usually very ill. It is naturally ingrained in them not to show weakness so they aren t weeded out of the pack....

Boxers: unacceptable behaviour, mental ailment, male boxer
mental ailment, male boxer, kidney bean: There s your answer. :) You telling him to stop is giving him attention. I m quite sure you repeat yourself...do it out loud...stop stop stop...sounds a bit like barking doesn t it? Then you lose it. He senses it...now you re out of control. ...

Boxers: Weight, boxer puppies, boxer puppy
boxer puppies, boxer puppy, 1oz: Boxer puppies grow at different rates, so it s hard to say whether she s at a good weight just based on the numbers. She will go through phases where she looks like a walking skeleton, and phases where it looks like her skin is just hanging off of her, but...

Boxers: weight, pedigree dog food, correct proportion
pedigree dog food, correct proportion, science diet: Hello Dany, There is no set weight or height for a 6 month old dog of any breed. He should be in correct proportion which is the most important. If you want to know what your puppy should weigh, contact the breeder and find out what size his parents...

Boxers: weight, piece of mind, roommates
piece of mind, roommates, vet: Vanessa, I m sorry but I don t know what you want me to say. You ve not said how much she weighs nor have I seen photos of her. If the vet has deemed her healthy, then she s fine. Because she s eating 6 cups of food a day doesn t mean she s under weight,...

Boxers: white boxer, white boxer, chopped parsley
white boxer, chopped parsley, euthanization: Hi Rachel, When to have a dog euthanized is a very individual decision, and really comes down to a quality of life issue. Often people say that they just knew when it was time, based on the look in the dog s eye, or the fact that it stopped eating, or...

Boxers: my 10 month old boxer, false pregnancy, nutrient balances
false pregnancy, nutrient balances, cottage cheese: Being in season often brings with it some behavioral changes. If she s not feeling well or has some discomfort, pulling her off the couch may aggravate things - you d probably be better off training her a good off cue so that you only have to tell her to...

Boxers: 4 year old boxer, toy box, back yard
toy box, back yard, harley: It really doesn t matter if he has a nice wooden house out back or a barn all to himself...he ll still be bored and chew. If you want to stop the behavior, stop letting him out on his own. I ask because you stated that he s pooping in the house. The two...

Boxers: 6 month old female boxer still not reliably housebroken, boxer puppy, pet stains
boxer puppy, pet stains, female boxer: lol, you can be stubborn if you like. :) I just won t bang my head against a wall trying to convince you. I would suggest to you, after this post, that you not allow her out of your site. You KNOW she s not completely trained, you KNOW she may pee, yet...

Boxers: 7.5 week old pup, homemade diets, puppy classes
homemade diets, puppy classes, puppy food: Hi Shane, 1. The best food is variable, it depends on what works for the dog, your budget, and your lifestyle. :) Merrick is generally considered a high quality food so I d say if it s working for her (with the adjustments you ve made) you re on the right...

Boxers: Aggression, fly swatter, male boxer
fly swatter, male boxer, female boxer: Does she have her heat cycles twice a year? Is one due when these attacks occur? Something to ponder: hormones play a big role in the female toward the male. Now, setting that aside: There is no telling what has occurred to provoke her aggression: maybe...

Boxers: OUR BOXER BITES, boxer rescue, family environment
boxer rescue, family environment, pup: Your question is without periods and difficult to understand. Your Boxer is biting and attacking, and didn t before. 1) The children are provoking the attacks 2) The change in the family environment (i.e. father coming back) 3) The domestic situation...

Boxers: Boxer Behaviour and Toys., male boxer, undesired behavior
male boxer, undesired behavior, aggressive behavior: Hi, Sorry, but no. You didn t take him home right after the incident. You gave him 2 more chances to misbehave and THEN you took him home. Do you understand what I m saying? The first instance, he snapped. The second instance, he snapped. The third,...

Boxers: Boxer Breeding and Genetics, pigment color, white boxer
pigment color, white boxer, masked face: Fawn bred with fawn produces fawn. They can be classic fawn: white markings, black masked face. Or, fancy fawn: white markings, black masked face with white on the face. (more white than classic) And as far as a white Boxer: they are fawns that have...

Boxers: Boxer Breeding and Genetics, fawn boxer, two puppies
fawn boxer, two puppies, female boxer: Fawns mated with fawns, produce fawns. Whether the fawn is a classic which is black mask (no white on face) and normal white chest and sometimes feet or toes, or a fancy, which is all of the above with white on the face, there is no way to ensure what markings...

Boxers: Boxer behavior, shock collar, aggressive dogs
shock collar, aggressive dogs, soccer practice: Hi Mandy, It s probably worth a session with a behaviorist just to be sure there aren t some other triggers that you aren t seeing; however and in the mean time, some counter-conditioning and desensitization might work to help defuse his aggression/anxiety...

Boxers: Boxer breeding, female boxer, first timers
female boxer, first timers, weening: First of all, you should NOT breed her if she s only having a second heat. She is far too young. DO NOT BREED HER UNTIL SHE IS AT LEAST 2 years old! Secondly, let nature take its course, they will get it right on their own in their own good time like any...

Boxers: Boxer leg problems, hip displaysia, doberman pinschers
hip displaysia, doberman pinschers, myelogram: You re welcome. A dog will react differently things depending on how they are introduced. If you decide on a cart, taking it slow and making it a positive experience will go a long way. Remember...any sort of contraption you hook up to her is going to...

Boxers: Boxer Pup, bladder control problem, boxer pup
bladder control problem, boxer pup, how much water a day: She should have an unlimited supply of fresh water at all times, available to her when she is thirsty. Try this recommendation below, and if no improvement, consult with your vet for possible physical problems. Each morning, take her outside. Do not...

Boxers: Boxer Puppy, boxer puppy, boxer puppies
boxer puppy, boxer puppies, multiple dog households: It could be; it s likely to be a contributing factor, at any rate. Panting can sometimes be an indication of pain, so I d again suggest having the Lab seen by a vet in case there s something a bit more serious than general old age going on. The puppy s...

Boxers: behavior problems, brindle boxer, boxer puppy
brindle boxer, boxer puppy, crazy behavior: Hi Chris, The first step is to take a deep breath. :) This is typical of a Boxer puppy - they are exuberant and curious and intelligent and that often leads to mischievousness. I ve found the best way to deal with problem behavior is to first think about...

Boxers: our boxer, mucus plug, onset of labor
mucus plug, onset of labor, 99f: Some bitches will lose their mucus plug a few days before the onset of labor. If you aren t already, start taking her temperature, at least twice a day - that s a more reliable indicator of impending whelping. Once it goes down below 99F and stays down,...

Boxers: my boxer 2 yrs old female, paws and fur, ear mites
paws and fur, ear mites, grass seeds: Licks what? Other people or herself? If it s other people (and you) teach her not to lick. If she s licking her paws or herself, take her to the vet and explain. It s either allergies, ear mites, or nerves. An anxiousness caused by something emotional....

Boxers: my boxer, crazy question, testicals
crazy question, testicals, medical reason: Hi Christy, Same happens with a couple of my boys. :) As they ve gotten older, they ll be 3 this year, it s gotten better. I have no medical reason to give you...I chalked it up to growing and/or dry skin. It seemed that after I added safflower oil...

Boxers: boxer behavior, puppy school, dominant behavior
puppy school, dominant behavior, behavior question: Sure :) Neither, actually. lol If you re gentle with her and use a nice, calming tone, she ll take that as a reward for the behavior. When we use a pacifying voice, it sounds more like a whine to the dog which, in turn, makes them think that they are...

Boxers: boxer heat before breeding, copper colour, brownish discharge
copper colour, brownish discharge, heat cycle: Hi Cory. IS your girl off her food or water at all? If she is, or starts to act depressed, take her to the vet. It s really hard to say for sure without actually seeing the discharge to know for sure what it is. It could be the start of her heat cycle, and...

Boxers: my boxer's leg problems (again), leg problems, new question
leg problems, new question, whiny: If it s difficult for you to carry her all the time, you can use a towel as a sling. Cheaper than buying a special dog sling right now that you don t know you re going to need. Put the towel under her belly (below her ribs) near her back legs and lift it,...

Boxers: my boxer has lymphoma, male boxer, online discussion groups
male boxer, online discussion groups, cancer diet: Hi Nick, I am sorry to hear about your boy s diagnosis. :( I have not had to deal with cancer in my own dogs yet, so don t have first-hand knowledge, but of course having Boxers I know many people that have dealt with it. I have heard the most about...

Boxers: my boxer puppies, boxer puppies, breast milk
boxer puppies, breast milk, warning sign: And you vet didn t advise you or take them into his hospital ???? Get a new vet sweetie. You shouldn t have had the puppies to begin with without checking the mom out thoroughly with a vet. To loose one puppy is sad and should have been a warning...

Boxers: boxer puppy/ scared of noises, boxer puppy, obedience classes
boxer puppy, obedience classes, little bit at a time: Hi Cass. You could make a tape, and play it as background noise to the dog. That really does help. They need to get her use to the sounds a little bit at a time. That s a start. Your daughter needs to stay completely calm when these noises happen. Dogs take...

Boxers: boxers questions, dogs and breeds, house dog
dogs and breeds, house dog, love children: Boxers can not live outside. Period. Yes, you can take her. Boxers love children and are protective of them. But, as in all dogs and breeds, don t leave the baby on a blanket on the floor. Use a playpen. It is best for the baby to grow with Lacy...

Boxers: dandruff, fish liver oil, omega 3 fatty acids
fish liver oil, omega 3 fatty acids, b naturals: Hi Andrew, Oftentimes itching and dandruff is caused by dry skin, as you mentioned; if you re in an area where you re still running the furnace, that may be a contributing factor. If she s itching quite a lot, you might have her checked for cheyletiella,...

Boxers: ears, boxer pup, virginia attorney general
boxer pup, virginia attorney general, animal rights activists: I am sorry you re being subjected to this harassment; unfortunately some animal rights activists will go to any lengths to impose their views on everyone else. :( I would definitely tell your vet about your suspicions - you can t completely prove it but who...

Boxers: 6 month old female boxer still not reliably housebroken, basset hound, 7 months
Boxers: 6 month old female boxer still not reliably housebroken, basset hound, 7 months, 5 months

Boxers: Boxer leg problems, german shepherd club, champion boxer
Boxers: Boxer leg problems, german shepherd club, champion boxer, boxer

Boxers: my boxer has lymphoma, traditional chemotherapy, chemotherapy treatment
Boxers: my boxer has lymphoma, traditional chemotherapy, chemotherapy treatment, chemotherapy

Boxers: puchacing my first boxer, male or female?, puppy phase, cute personality
Boxers: puchacing my first boxer, male or female?, puppy phase, cute personality, homeless dogs

Boxers: Growling!, baby gates, acting this way
baby gates, acting this way, flaky skin: Hi Laura. It worries me that the dog is acting this way. I m in no way saying that he s a bad dog, it s hard on an older dog to put up with young kids. I have an almost 13 year old Boxer myself, and an almost 4 year old son. Older dogs have aches and pains...

Boxers: Height And Weight, female boxer, height and weight
female boxer, height and weight, bone structure: There is no correct height or weight for a growing puppy. They all grow at different rates. Boxers spend the first 12 months growing up and the next 12 putting on muscle. You want her to be in proportion...not too heavy or light for her bone structure....

Boxers: House breaking our boxer, natures miracle, multiple dog households
natures miracle, multiple dog households, basic manners: It could be a combination of things, then. The new home, the scent, anxiety. You didn t mention how long you re gone during the day - at 11 months she should be able to hold it several hours, but with everything else going on she may be having a bit of...

Boxers: Housebreaking / Weight, quality dog food, corn wheat
quality dog food, corn wheat, food stuffs: Hi Trinity, If your girl isn t house broken after a year, she s either got something medically wrong or you re doing something incorrectly or inconsistently. Can you give me a better idea of your house breaking methods in order for me to help you, please?...

Boxers: hair-loss, seasonal flank alopecia, causes of hair loss
seasonal flank alopecia, causes of hair loss, canned pumpkin: Hi Alexis, It s a good idea to have a full thyroid panel run (the one they use for OFA certification) to rule out hypothyroidism, which is common in Boxers. From what you describe, however, it might be something called seasonal flank alopecia, which is...

Boxers: jack, white boxer, staph infection
white boxer, staph infection, hives: Hi Tessa, I m sorry but without seeing him and his bumps, it would be too difficult to tell you what they could be and I d hesitate to guess. They could be as inconsequential as hives or as serious as a staph infection. It s always a good idea when...

Boxers: Kitchen Counter Behavior, dogs noses, carpet runners
dogs noses, carpet runners, sensitive dogs: Hi, No problem. :) He sounds bored. Make sure that he s getting a good 1/2 hour walk before you leave, that will tire him out a bit and then a good walk when you get home. Even though he has toys, it s still possible he s bored. Boxers, and many...

Boxers: labor in boxer, whelping boxes, whelping box
whelping boxes, whelping box, prelabor: You didn t tell me how many days she is pregnant. Whelping is between 58-63 days. If she isn t eating and laying around, upset stomach, etc. take her to your vet. He should do x-rays or a sonar gram to determine how many puppies, how big, and her...

Boxers: Male marking on female, loud clap, toilet area
loud clap, toilet area, obedience training: Hi Ciegi, Your boy is only being dominant and marking his territory, so-to-speak. Unless you restrict his access to the toilet area or let them out separately, there s not a lot you can do. You must catch him in the act to correct him. Usually a loud...

Boxers: male boxer, american boxer club, brindle boxers
american boxer club, brindle boxers, deaf puppies: Hi Tessa, The Code of Ethics of the American Boxer Club (as well as the Codes of every other national Boxer Club around the world) prohibits breeding white Boxers. Whites are more prone to deafness than fawn or brindle Boxers, and are more likely to produce...

Boxers: New boxer puppy into home with alpha boxer, boxer puppy, jealousy factor
boxer puppy, jealousy factor, dominant behavior: There are a couple of things going on here. The alpha dominance is true. But also, the 3 year old is being motherly, to some extent. Also, there is a jealousy factor. Therefore, you need to watch and supervise them together. Do not allow the older...

Boxers: Odd hair regrowth pattern after surgery, hair regrowth, incision
hair regrowth, incision, stitches: Hi Anna, I m not sure the area will fully regrow hair, but I would think over time quite a bit of it will grow back. I haven t dealt with the type of surgical area you describe, but the ones I ve dealt with do tend to grow back so that only a small scar...

Boxers: PLEASE HELP, boxer puppy, pertinent info
boxer puppy, pertinent info, sire: David, all you can do is ask your vet his/her opinion and contact the people you bought him from and request the information on the sire (dad). You have every right to see the sire (dad) as you do the mother. Contact the owners of him and request to...

Boxers: puchacing my first boxer, male or female?, boxer breed, agility training
boxer breed, agility training, crazy weekend: Hi Trish, Sorry for the late reply, it s been a crazy weekend :) Boxers are fine with smaller and/or other dogs, provided the other dogs don t mind the exuberant manner in which most Boxers play. Boxers do love to use their paws and mouths. They tend...

Boxers: Seperation, female boxer, separation anxiety
female boxer, separation anxiety, baby gate: Hi Carissa, This may either a crate issue or separation anxiety, or a combination of both; at 11 weeks she s in the midst of a fear period which doesn t help matters. I would lean more toward an issue with the crate, based on what you ve said, so that...

Boxers: Weird behavior, brindle boxer, false pregnancy
brindle boxer, false pregnancy, infection of the uterus: Hi Shonta, It sounds as if your girl is going through false pregnancies. Bitches go through the same hormonal changes whether they re bred or not; they will display symptoms of these changes to varying degrees. Some show no signs at all, some go so far...

Boxers: white male, deafness genes, boxer line
deafness genes, boxer line, white boxer: Boxer breeders will tell you not to breed a white Boxer because of the genetically predisposition of deafness and blindness, and they do not want the genes flooding the Boxer line. That is a sound logic. As far as allowed to breed her, yes, no one can...

Boxers: my white male, male boxer, boxer world
male boxer, boxer world, boxer breed: Hi Tessa! If you want to have a good reputation in the Boxer world, then no, I don t suggest breeding your white boy. It s a very heated debate in the Boxer community. I have my own personal feelings towards the white Boxer, it s hard for me to even think...

Boxers: My 13 year old Boxer, brindle boxer, antibiotic ointment
brindle boxer, antibiotic ointment, hind leg: Hi Monica, Whether to have your dog euthanized is a very personal decision and one that I can t help you make. My female has had skin issues since she was about 4 years old. I, too, am using peroxide but I also use antibiotic ointment. I m pretty...

Boxers: My 2 year old Boxer loved to lean, male boxer, boxer breed
male boxer, boxer breed, dead sleep: Hi Nikko, You re experiencing the infamous Boxer lean lol! A higher than average amount of the Boxer breed performs this maneuver...fine tuned for attention getting. ;) It s possible that you re giving him more attention that he was previously used...

Boxers: 9 yr old bladder issue, velcro fasteners, oatmeal bath
velcro fasteners, oatmeal bath, water doctors: Dawn dish soap (not Ultra if you can still find the regular formula) is great for them, and kills fleas too. Sargents and Harts is not good quality products and I don t recommend using them. Go to a pet store and get Zodiac flea once a month. All Zodiac...

Boxers: Allergic reaction?, tea tree oil, hormonal fluctuations
tea tree oil, hormonal fluctuations, german boxer: Hi Adam and Erin, Whelping and nursing can take quite a toll on a bitch, so it s not surprising if she s still a bit underweight. I m assuming the pups are all fully weaned by now - you can switch her back to a high-quality adult food, and maybe add some...

Boxers: Boxer Behaviour, new meeting, hackles
new meeting, hackles, own territory: Hi Lori, From what you ve written, it sounds more as if your dog is over-excited as opposed to aggressive; the key there would be to work on her self-control. Here are a few articles with various ways to build this behavior: http://www.clickertraining.com/node/596...

Boxers: Boxer bleeding is she in heat?, bitch in season, chain link fences
bitch in season, chain link fences, male dogs: Hi Bethany, Bleeding from the vulva may mean she s in season - it could possibly mean something like a urinary tract infection, but 10 months is a pretty typical age for a first season. (Watch for signs of infection, like frequent or painful urination,...

Boxers: Boxer brothers, yard fence, shock collars
yard fence, shock collars, behaviorists: Hi Tammy, If the fight was as severe as you say, it really is in your best interests to contact a qualified behaviorist to evaluate the situation (ruling out any medical issues is a good idea, as well). Some general tips such as implementing a Nothing...

Boxers: Boxer Dental/Gum Problems, teeth and gums, dental gum
teeth and gums, dental gum, gum problems: Hi Michelle, My dogs didn t seem to be overly bothered by the surgery; they were acting normally that same evening. I did feed soft food (mush) for a few days, but they didn t hesitate to eat it. :) If it s an option, the dogs that had laser surgery...

Boxers: Boxer height and weight, male boxer, raw diet
male boxer, raw diet, ms walker: Boxers grow at different rates and don t fully mature until 2-3 years old, so it s hard to say where they ll end up. 47 lbs is a little light for a year-old male, but not excessively so; an average-height mature male should be around 65 lbs. or so (at, again,...

Boxers: Boxer loosing hair, pedigree dog food, natural dog foods
pedigree dog food, natural dog foods, corn meals: Please join up on Boxerworld.com and go to their forum to educate yourself on the Boxer breed. It is the responsible thing to do. They also have common health issues that are prone to Boxers. Taker her to the vet. He needs to scrape and examine the skin....

Boxers: Boxer questions, natural choice lamb, female boxer
natural choice lamb, female boxer, thyroid disorders: If at all possible Chris, make a room up for him. Most Boxer owners that work all day have a laundry room or spare bedroom devoted to their Boxer. They remove furniture, baby gate the door, etc. I don t know if that s feesible for you or not, but it...

Boxers: Boxer Sporadic Aggressiveness, undescended testicle, personal evaluation
undescended testicle, personal evaluation, testicular cancer: A behaviorist is trained in animal behaviors...jumping, whining, barking, anxieties, etc. while a trainer shows you how to teach your dog to sit. Make sense? Whether he calms or not after being neutered is an individual thing. He may or may not. Neutering...

Boxers: Boxer Sporadically Goes Crazy On Family Members, obedience class, 7 months
obedience class, 7 months, testicles: Hi! The best thing that you can do for your dog is to find an obedience class and take him to it. It will teach you and your dog. He should not be doing this. I m not saying that anything is wrong with your dog, just that he should not be allowed to do this,...

Boxers: Boxers in heat, female boxers, hi amy
female boxers, hi amy, heat cycle: Hi Amy, A heat cycle generally lasts 21-28 days; I like to keep my girls secure for a week past that, just to be safe. (Some bitches do ovulate quite late in their cycle.) The time between seasons varies, but in general it probably averages about 9-10...

Boxers: boxer bitch coming into season stopping it, boxer bitch, pet store
boxer bitch, pet store, velcro: Mike, if women could do that, they would. No. You can not stop a heat/season. If you are taking her, then go to a pet store and buy the panties and pads. They have velcro to secure and work well. Sorry... (b ad timing- and all women can attest that...

Boxers: boxer chewing through crate, boxer, good luck
boxer, good luck, patience: Hi Lisa. You said you just adopted this boy a few days ago. Do you know what his past was like? If he was never crate trained before, then it may take some time getting him use to it. How long is he staying in the crate? I d try for just a few minutes at a...

Boxers: boxer training, boxer owners, female boxer
boxer owners, female boxer, aggressive behavior: Not ALL Boxers are aggressive as you can now tell by your own. It is a common mistake. The breed is not an aggressive breed, but a protector breed: protects his/her family and territory. Why would you want her more aggressive? All vets and breeders...

Boxers: Crate Urination, male boxer, wet bed
male boxer, wet bed, bed pad: Yes, Tyson was marking his territory making the new crate his own. All dogs; male and female, will mark their belongings and territories. I doubt he ll continue doing it, but if he does continue, reprimand him by holding the wet bed-pad up to his nose...

Boxers: Distracted very easily while on leash, male boxer, leash training
male boxer, leash training, halti: Gary, I d work with the flyswatter method, and every time he behaves and doesn t growl or bark (get aggressive, etc.) with other dogs passing or near, give him a treat and praise him with Good Job! ... I like the phrase Good Job! in a upbeat and pleasing...

Boxers: My 13 year old Boxer, grand mal seizure, owie
Boxers: My 13 year old Boxer, grand mal seizure, owie, table food

Boxers: Boxer bleeding is she in heat?, boxer puppy, car ride
Boxers: Boxer bleeding is she in heat?, boxer puppy, car ride, o lord

Boxers: Lifting the rear leg, late bloomer, consistent basis
Boxers: Lifting the rear leg, late bloomer, consistent basis, alpha male

Boxers: Spots on boxers Fur, female boxer, flank
Boxers: Spots on boxers Fur, female boxer, flank, vet

Boxers: skinny boxer dog, thyroid test, problem concerns
Boxers: skinny boxer dog, thyroid test, problem concerns, own time

Boxers: fawn boxer, fawn boxer, blue eye
fawn boxer, blue eye, newborns: You still didn t say how old the puppy was. :-) They may turn yet, or they may turn brown, just not a dark brown. It s very easy to tell if he s blind. When the dog is sitting still, simply use a finger and move it towards the dog s eyes. If he blinks before...

Boxers: hair loss and over excitment, boxer bitch, bald patches
boxer bitch, bald patches, shiny coat: 1) Take her to the vet. She needs her thyroid checked and checked for a mange or allergies. 2) Excitement is normal for a Boxer. Some more than others. Teach her to calm down after petting and loving her. She loves people and all Boxers are social. The...

Boxers: help!!!!!, signs of pregnancy, male boxer
signs of pregnancy, male boxer, x ray: Just allow them to be together for a few days or week. Nature will take it s course, and she will allow him when ready. They stick together (not bums) because he swells up after ejaculation, and it s nature s way of sealing momentarily to allow the...

Boxers: Lifting the rear leg, male boxer, intact male
male boxer, intact male, dominant issue: Hi Gary. Again, I also had a female that lifted her leg to mark. She was second dog in command, and she wouldn t hike her leg around the old guy. It very well could be a dominant issue. However, I really believe that when he gets a bit older, he ll hike as...

Boxers: labor, first pup, average weights
first pup, average weights, signs of labor: An x-ray or sonar gram was needed a long time ago to determine size. Too late now. All you can do is be with her and help her. If the first pup doesn t present itself in 12 hours of signs of labor, get her to the vet. Keep the vet s number handy and...

Boxers: overweight boxer, natural dog foods, male boxer
natural dog foods, male boxer, corn meal: 50 kilos is 110 pounds! Yes, that is too much. If he is a large framed Boxer, he shoudn t be over 80 pounds. Buy a good (no corn and corn meal, or bi-products) dog food: a chicken and riceis okay, lamb and rice, and Google natural dog foods that are for...

Boxers: Requirements to stud my Boxer?, heart mumur, boxer world
heart mumur, boxer world, five generations: Well Aloha! He s AKC registered. Good, that makes his pups more valuable. There are no particular qualifications, however, your vet should check him out thoroughly, give him a heart mumur test and update all his health shots. Get a record of all to prove...

Boxers: Seperation Anxiety Urination?, male boxer, liver problems
male boxer, liver problems, baby talk: Hi Terri, Please keep in mind that I can only answer your question in a generally speaking type of manner because I don t know you, your family or the puppy personally. :) Presuming that he is healthy, has no urinary tract or bladder/kidney/liver...

Boxers: Several Questions., boxer puppy, growth spurts
boxer puppy, growth spurts, personal choice: Hi Emily. Try putting the leash on him, and just letting him walk around the house with it at first. This will let him get use to it. After a few days, try walking him on it. This is how I get my young dogs use to a leash so it doesn t freak them out. After...

Boxers: Shedding boxer, raw egg, furminator
raw egg, furminator, digestible food: Hi Sharon, Boxers do shed with the seasons...are you noticing this more now that the weather is warming or is this an all year problem? Daily grooming will help. I personally use the Zoom Groom by Kong: http://www.arcatapet.com/item.cfm?cat=3646...

Boxers: Skin problem, curry comb, white boxer
curry comb, white boxer, fish body: Without knowing what tests you ve already had done and what has been ruled out, it s really difficult to guess at what might be going on. The first thing I d look at is his diet, to be sure he s on a high-quality food that is low in grains or even grain-free;...

Boxers: Spots on boxers Fur, seasonal flank alopecia, fawn boxer
seasonal flank alopecia, fawn boxer, water stains: Given the location, this may be related to Seasonal Flank Alopecia, which is not uncommon in Boxers (and not a health-related issues, fortunately). Alopecia usually includes hair loss, so this may be something different, but it may just be in the early stages....

Boxers: size?, gaining weight, thyroid
gaining weight, thyroid, vet: There are small framed Boxers, medium, and larger framed Boxers. Just like people, they differ somewhat. If she is concerned, take him to the vet and have his thyroid checked. It s a common condition in Boxers. Boxers range from females weighing 48-60...

Boxers: skinny boxer dog, thyroid disorder, thyroid problem
thyroid disorder, thyroid problem, thyroid disorders: Yes, if his ribs show, he is under weight for his stature. Get a new vet. Any good vet would check for a thyroid disorder. The ywill draw blood from his neck (an artery) and test it. If he has a thyroid problem, simple pills every day will regulate...

Boxers: I think my dog had two mates, male boxer, dna profiling
male boxer, dna profiling, litter registration: It is possible for puppies in the same litter to have different fathers, yes. If you are registering the litter with AKC, you will need to do DNA profiling of the dam, the sire you know, and all the puppies, and apply for a multiple-sired litter registration....

Boxers: Urination on his sleeping bed, water water water, boxer boy
water water water, boxer boy, straight water: Chris, it was the water. He got too hot playing with the other Boxer (and Boxers can play!)... Then he drank water, water, water, trying to cool himself and hydrate himself. The heat, being too hot, kept the water retained in his system longer than...

Boxers: 9 month female boxer 40lbs., gaining muscle mass, bones and joints
gaining muscle mass, bones and joints, physical maturity: Hi Dean, There really is no average weight for a growing puppy. It all depends on her size and structure. Boxers spend about 12 months growing tall and 12-18 MORE months growing out (gaining muscle mass). A mature bitch should weigh between 55...

Boxers: Allergies, allergy pills, male boxer
allergy pills, male boxer, eating raw meat: Hi Trisha, I m sorry but I really am at a loss. If the allergy pills helped, I would presume it to be SOME type of allergy, if not food born. There may be a type of cleaner in your home that s upsetting him, something in the yard (fertilizer, mulch, plants,...

Boxers: Boxer aggression, well kinda ??, patricia mcconnell, sayhi
patricia mcconnell, sayhi, beneficial relationship: Hi Michael, It s really hard to advise without seeing the dog in action; leash aggression is fairly common, because a leash removes a dog s option for flight rather than fight . However since he s not yet bitten another dog, it may be that he s actually...

Boxers: Boxer diet, loose bowel movements, bleeding ulser
loose bowel movements, bleeding ulser, pedilyte: Boiled chicken and rice is just that- boiled chicken you cook and rice you cook. Not a brand. The pumpkin is short term to settle the stomach and bowel, keeping foods out to discontinue excess digestion and bowels. It is like baby food to a person with...

Boxers: Boxer dog 10 years old., ofa thyroid, stud dog owner
ofa thyroid, stud dog owner, degenerative myelopathy: Hi Laura, I m sorry to hear about your boy s diagnosis. :( You ll need to discuss with the vet and with your dog s breeder whether this cancer has a genetic basis, or whether it was caused by environmental factors - cancer can be either, so it s hard...

Boxers: Boxer on heat, velcro fasteners, chastity belt
velcro fasteners, chastity belt, diaper pins: The best you can do is go to a pet store and look at the season/heat panties and pads. Personally, I buy regular women s mini-pads as it s cheaper. Buy a pantie that is thick and durable. I use a denim one myself. Secure it better with safety pins or baby...

Boxers: Boxer in heat, tummy ache, tomato soup
tummy ache, tomato soup, infection of the uterus: If her bleeding is normal, then there may not be a lot to worry about right now. All girl act differently when in heat, especially their first one. If the bleeding ever looks like tomato soup, then that s an emergency, and the only way to save her would be...

Boxers: The Boxer Lean, sign of affection, strange dogs
sign of affection, strange dogs, hind quarter: Hi Jennifer. A lot of Boxers do this, all of mine do. It s a breed characteristic. Some people feel that it s just a sign of affection. Other feel that it may be a dominance thing. They may just be trying to get your attention, or they may just be lazy. :-)...

Boxers: The Boxer Lean, loving breed, hind quarter
loving breed, hind quarter, love dogs: Boxers are an odd loving breed. I ve known them to love on people like cats do, rubbing and circling and rubbing again. His butt offering is his way of showing his love. Dogs identify by the scent of their butts and no two are alike, therefore, he is...

Boxers: Boxer in labor, whelping box, c sections
whelping box, c sections, placentas: Hi Melissa. Boxers are one of those breeds that are known for c-sections. Count the placentas as they come out, if one s left in there, it cause a nasty infection and even death. If you think there s something left in there, you can take her to the vet for...

Boxers: Boxer in labor?, planned pregnancy, boxer breeders
planned pregnancy, boxer breeders, female boxer: If you have seen a puppy rolling then the pup (in a blackened shiny sack) is in the vaginal canal and you should wash and sterilize your hands (with alcohol if nothing else) and open her vagina and see if the pup is there-- it will look like a black shiny...

Boxers: Boxer Puppy, 12wks old, with stomach issues, pet store puppies, adorable lola
pet store puppies, adorable lola, relevent questions: Hi Amanda. The problem with pet store puppies is that you really don t know where they come from, and what health issues they may have. I m not yelling, just saying. :-) Does she have any vomiting at all? If so, I would suspect coccidia. You may want to ask...

Boxers: Boxer question, male boxer, shock collar
male boxer, shock collar, boston terrier: You ve recognized the problem yourself-- the Boston Terrier s presence threatened the Boxer s territory and master ... i.e. you. All Boxers have unique personalities and character, yet are all the same with Boxer shared behaviors and characteristics,...

Boxers: Boxer question, vet asap, lyme disease
vet asap, lyme disease, impending death: GET HIM TO A BOXER SAVVY VET ASAP! Boxers are genetically prone to cancers. He could have early signs, but he knows he is ill and is staying close to you and loving on you in fear of his own impending death. I am telling you, change vets, get his records...

Boxers: Brand choice of food for 4 month boxer, corn product, loose stools
corn product, loose stools, female boxer: I have used Canidae and it was excellent. I changed when I moved and couldn t find it. The easiest brand to find at feed supply stores and general feed stores is Diamond. I use a 40lb. bag (roughly $260 of Chicken and Rice. They also have amb and Rice,...

Boxers: My boxer Luke, low albumin, chest x ray
low albumin, chest x ray, bone marrow test: Yes, get a second opinion just as you would for yourself. To choose a vet for a second opinion, call and find out how Boxer savvy that vet is. You want one that has a lot of Boxers for clients/patients and does know about the breed. A vet who is savvy...

Boxers: boxer testicals, male puppy, testicles
male puppy, testicles, vet: Hi Gina, It can take several months for the testicles to come down, but I would probably be a little concerned if there was no sign of them at all at 8 weeks. It may be worth having the vet take a look the next time he goes in to see if they can detect...

Boxers: breeding boxers, male boxer, reproductive specialist
male boxer, reproductive specialist, right stage: She may have a stricture or cyst or something of that nature, or she may not be at the right stage of her cycle when he tries. A visit to a reproductive specialist before her next season is in order, if you really want to breed her, to be sure that she doesn...

Boxers: Coat Discoloration, mast cell tumor, female boxer
mast cell tumor, female boxer, histiocytoma: Hi Lori, This could be any number of things, from a bug bite to a spot of demodex to a histiocytoma to a mast cell tumor, or many other possibilities. I m sorry I can t provide more information, but the best bet really is to have it examined by a veterinarian...

Boxers: Not eating very much., boxer puppies, diarrhea fever
boxer puppies, diarrhea fever, weight elimination: Hi Daniel, If she s eating, just not the full amount, and if her weight, elimination, activity, etc., are good, then I wouldn t worry too much. The amounts on the bag are very rough guidelines, and some dogs actually need less than is suggested; also,...

Boxers: 9 month female boxer 40lbs., kaiya, withers
Boxers: 9 month female boxer 40lbs., kaiya, withers, baby girl

Boxers: Allergies, allergy medication, pine trees
Boxers: Allergies, allergy medication, pine trees, 10 months

Boxers: The Boxer Lean, white boxer, deafness
Boxers: The Boxer Lean, white boxer, deafness, blindness

Boxers: mosquito bites, mosquito bites, heartworm
Boxers: mosquito bites, mosquito bites, heartworm, safe side

Boxers: Need help!!, female boxer, puppy food
Boxers: Need help!!, female boxer, puppy food, 7 months

Boxers: my female due soon, female boxer, rectal temperature
female boxer, rectal temperature, xrays: Gestation is between 58-63 days. If this is her 64th, you might get her to your vet for xrays. She should have whelped already. Every female is different, but she should be nesting and restless, not eating, and if you were prepared, educated yourself...

Boxers: labor?, vet, boxer
vet, boxer: Contact your vet immediately. Dark discharge is not normal. No bleeding is. The dark discharge is a sign of a problem. Go to: http://www.k9web.com/dog-faqs/medical/whelping.html to help you through this unless the vet (and he/she should) tell you to bring...

Boxers: massive muscle swellings, vet asap, boxer breed
vet asap, boxer breed, bile acid: Did the vet test for Lyme Disease? If your vet did xrays and blood tests, bile for kidney disorders, and the acid tests and came up blank it s time to find a Boxer savvy vet ASAP and take the test results (copy of her medical records from that vet) and...

Boxers: mosquito bites, mosquito bites, tristin
mosquito bites, tristin, hydrocortisone: Tristin, Hi, I don t know where you live or what bloodbourne diseases are prominent in your area but yes, chances are, she s fine. There s not much to do except use hydrocortisone spray or cream if she seems bothered. There s nothing wrong with putting...

Boxers: Need help!!, hook worms, white boxer
hook worms, white boxer, pro food: Hi Courtney. What kind of food is the dog on now? And has the dog been wormed lately? Hook worms will cause a dog to lose a lot of weight, so will tape worms. Make sure the dog has been properly wormed, and find out what kind of food she s on right now. If...

Boxers: New Family Member, brindle boxer, boxer puppy
brindle boxer, boxer puppy, shear bliss: I m so very sorry you lost your baby. You didn t mention how she passed. No, white Boxers personalities and characteristics are no different that a fawn or brindle Boxer. Boxers are Boxers, the clown of the breed. All Boxers love sleeping with their...

Boxers: Playmate for 1 yr old female, boxer clubs, boxer club
boxer clubs, boxer club, responsible breeder: Hi Derek, Actually slobber is not related to size. :) A well-bred Boxer will not be excessively drooly, unless there is food present. 45-50 lbs. would be exceptionally small for a male and you re not too likely to find a well-bred one of that size, to...

Boxers: Poop just drops from my dog?, wierd times, neuter
wierd times, neuter, bowels: 4 years old is too young for any old age problems with bowels, etc. It sounds like he isn t intentionally doing it, so it is not a house training problem. If this is occurring without his control, and not diarrhea, then he has a colon or bowel related...

Boxers: peeing...please help!, constant urination, male boxer
constant urination, male boxer, seperation anxiety: Ok, I did a lot of talking to others who have experienced this with their dogs, and even to a vet and behaviorist. Everyone agrees to have any health issues ruled out first. The vet said to have any UTI s explored, and also to have him checked for losened...

Boxers: pregnant boxer, canine whelping, false pregnancy
canine whelping, false pregnancy, google: If she mated in April/May she is due soon. Can you not tell???? My God, she would have gained weight, tits enlarge and nibbles elongate and enlarge, her behavior would be more needy and aggressive, and so many more signs. Gestation is approximately 58...

Boxers: Recurring Fever, fever of unknown origin, recurring fever
fever of unknown origin, recurring fever, male boxer: Hi Melinda, Unfortunately, once people read the answers given, they rarely keep you updated. Because you say he recovered and then relapsed when he was taken to the same area, I d be concerned about Valley Fever: http://iupucbio2.iupui.edu/bml/valleyfeverfaq.html...

Boxers: rescued adult introduced to homed adult, social hierarchies, household rules
social hierarchies, household rules, bday party: Hi Carin, You said that Dutchess became possessive of her toys and took both bones away - how did she act when she was doing this, and (perhaps more importantly) how did Monty react? Did she simply used body language and perhaps a growl or snarl to keep/take...

Boxers: Sick Puppy, boxer pup, sick puppy
boxer pup, sick puppy, question pool: Hi Tony, Your question went into the Question Pool, which is why it wasn t answered sooner. Hopefully by now your girl has seen the vet and is back to her old self, but if you re still having issues please send me a question and I ll see if I can help...

Boxers: sick boxers 911, tox screen, antidote
tox screen, antidote, vet: And your vet hasn t explained why or figured it out? There is something in or around your home. A poison maybe. Something. 4 dogs with the same problem is telling any vet that there is something they are eating or exposed to. If you live in the country...

Boxers: special diet?, curry comb, allergy problems
curry comb, allergy problems, quality diet: Hi Linda, A high-quality diet, ideally with no or low grains, will help to keep your dog in good health and so minimize dry skin/shedding, which can contribute to allergy problems. Regular brushing with a rubber curry comb or Zoom Groom will help, as...

Boxers: testicular cancer, testicular cancer, testicals
testicular cancer, testicals, visual effects: Hi Stuart. It s my understanding that when a dog has testicular cancer the testicals will actually shrink, or atrophy. You may also notice one a lot bigger than the other. Those are the only visual effects that I m aware of. Let me know if I can help with...

Boxers: undecended testicles, undescended testicle, scrotum
undescended testicle, scrotum, neuter: Hi Danielle, Chances are slim. Most vets will neuter by 7 months in these cases. An undescended testicle can cause several health problems...the worst being cancer. Your vet can manipulate the scrotum to see where the teste is located and advise you...

Boxers: unusual behavior, female boxer, rubber ball
female boxer, rubber ball, little eyes: There is a number of things going on here: 1) She is in heat and as women, bitchy and all that goes with it. 2) She is obsessing over the rubber ball as if it is a puppy. Buy her a dog-safe stuffed toy, like a puppy or squirrel or whatever so she knows...

Boxers: vaginal discharge, false pregnancy, female boxer
false pregnancy, female boxer, green discharge: Hi Amanda. The green discharge has me worried, and I would suggest taking her to the vet to figure out what it is. It may be a simple infection that can be cleared up. As for pregnancy, there s an old saying: when a dog goes into heat, lock her in the house,...

Boxers: welping, mucus plug, vet asap
mucus plug, vet asap, pet hospitals: She SHOULD NOT have a dark discharge. Her mucus plug is a greenish discharge when it is passed. Then there should not be any discharge at all until a pup is passed and he is simple wet. Call a vet, an on-call vet, any vet. There are emergency 24 hour...

Boxers: 10 wk old boxer, vet asap, dehydration
vet asap, dehydration, feces: I can t possibly help you understand what s going on- I am not a vet that can run tests on his feces and check him out. Take him to a vet ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is deadly! Throwing up and diarrhea causes dehydration in which dehydration kills....

Boxers: 10 Year Old Boxer with Hip Displaysia, hip displaysia, hind legs
hip displaysia, hind legs, angel gabriel: Cynthia, If it s severe, there is not a whole lot you can do. That said, if you re not ready to accept this, get a second opinion! Because one vet says something doesn t make it gospel. BoBo should have xrays taken (if he hasn t) to determine the severity...

Boxers: 6 yr old Female boxer, female boxer, true threat
female boxer, true threat, attacker: Generally speaking Boxers are quite talented at discerning a true threat; many people who thought their Boxers would lick an attacker to death are surprised, but grateful, when their dogs do in fact feel threatened and respond appropriately. (A note - for...

Boxers: 9 year old boxer with low platlet count, male boxer, platlet
male boxer, platlet, skin growth: Hi Leslie, I ve not gone through this, knock on wood, with any of my dogs so I don t have any medical advice for you. I would, however, take him in for a second opinion, whether it s your regular vet or another. The excess water intake and urination...

Boxers: 91/2 month boxer waiting to go into heat, female boxer, health tests
female boxer, health tests, good luck: Hi Nancy. I have never personally had a female Boxer go into heat for the first time before she was a year old. They usually waited intil they were 1 1/2 years of age, one even waited until she was over two to have her first heat. One suggestion though, wait...

Boxers: Aggression, boxer bitch, obedience classes
boxer bitch, obedience classes, electric shock: Some dogs do really well with these types of collars. However, some dogs get so focused on what ever it is they re doing, the collar doesn t even faze them. My best advice, would be to talk to a trainer and see if they think that it would work on your girl....

Boxers: No Appetite, thyroid imbalance, corn wheat
thyroid imbalance, corn wheat, white boxer: He has thyroid problems. Notice he sheds a lot? Thryoid disorder cause ribs to show, no weight gain and under weight, yet, they eat okay and play normally. They shed more than a dog without thryoid disorder. It s a simple test taking blood from the artery...

Boxers: Boxer, inner ear infection, balance issues
inner ear infection, balance issues, warning sign: This sounds like either an inner ear infection causing the imbalance or another issue with balance issues. I can t substitute health advise except to highly recommend taking he/she to your vet and have these issues checked and tested. Disorientation...

Boxers: Boxer, female boxer, rear legs
female boxer, rear legs, bone conditions: Hi Robin, This is not typical post-spay behavior, and not typical of any common genetic condition in the breed. An injury would be one explanation; something like OCD or HOD would be another (these are growth-related bone conditions - more information...

Boxers: Boxer's Behavior, secure place, cat 3
secure place, cat 3, prey: Hi. It depends on the dog. It s age, younger dogs may be more hyper, making it harder for the smaller animal. If the dog has a high prey drive, always chasing smaller animals. Introduce them slowly, and make sure the cat has a secure place to hide if it needs...

Boxers: Boxer Behavior changes, daycare, carnal knowledge
daycare, carnal knowledge, fire engines: It is unusual for him to have mated being neutered... Yes, take him to YOUR vet, not theirs-- they will down play the entire incident in fear of liability. Hopefully, he is healing. Aggression in a car toward people passing by and approaching, and front...