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Boxers: 9 yr. old boxer, bladder problems, heat cycle
bladder problems, heat cycle, blood in urine: Aside from being in heat- blood in urine is a concern for kidney and/or bladder problems. This is not normal. When in heat, you may see more blood during urination- but not when she is not in a heat cycle. She is 9 years old- a senior. This is a symptom...

Boxers: aggression, boxer pup, prison act
boxer pup, prison act, absolute delight: It is highly unusual for a Boxer to bite a child or not get along fabulously with all kids of all ages. There could be a few variety of things going on here- or a combination of them. The grandson, regarding of his age and ethnicity, might have harmed...

Boxers: aggression, new furniture, missing family
new furniture, missing family, bad behavior: 9 months old is still puppy. Although, a big puppy. Has anything in your household changed recently? Moved, new family, missing family, new furniture (couch), or anything at all? Usually bad behavior stems from insecurity and change. If nothing has...

Boxers: Boxer Dog Hair Loss, boxer dog hair loss, boxer dog diet
boxer dog hair loss, boxer dog diet: Hi Gary, Thanks so much for your question. I personally give my boxers a homemade diet and NuVet Supplements on a regular basis now except when traveling we use Timber Wolf Organics. We are trying to feed as near to a natural canine diet as possible plus...

Boxers: Boxer standing over or sitting on other dogs., boxer puppy, female boxer
boxer puppy, female boxer, two dogs: Standing over another dog is a dominating stance- however, I have never heard of sitting on another dog. The standing is their way to show the other dog that they are the dominate and they expect the dog to be submissive to them. In order to modify her...

Boxers: Boxers Behaviour, male boxer, doorbell
male boxer, doorbell, immediate family: Hello Beverly, By keeping him in a kennel while you have visitors, is only making and creating a worse situation. You are reinforcing the defending aggression by doing this and you aren t modifying his behavior to accept visitors: the opposite effect of...

Boxers: Boxers and Cancer, boxer puppy, boxer breeder
boxer puppy, boxer breeder, horrible luck: Whatever dog food you choose- pick an organic, all natural one with no corn, no glutens and no additives. Boxers are more prone to cancer than some breeds- but not all Boxers get cancer. You have had horrible luck and lost your beloved Boxers. I am so...

Boxers: Breeding, boxer breeding, boxer dog breeding
boxer breeding, boxer dog breeding: Hi Lisette, The tests can run into the thousands of dollars for the sire and dam depending on your location and the vet. If you can attend shows in your area then you may be able to get some tests done by vets on site at the show at a reasonable fee. The...

Boxers: Breeding Allie, boxer owners, irresponsible owners
boxer owners, irresponsible owners, working dog: Andrea, I am confused as to why you would breed Allie and Peanut, just to give away puppies that possibly won t sell. Why even breed? If you are not confident that all the pups will sell to good, responsible homes (and I only sell to Boxer owners, or...

Boxers: bed wetting, wet paper towel, pee accident
wet paper towel, pee accident, grassy areas: No, it isn t strange or unusual since she wasn t house trained-- she doesn t know any better and when she was in her litter with litter mates and momma, they peed and pooped there and momma cleaned it up- so it is not unusual for her. It is the litter mate...

Boxers: biting boxer, biting boxer, biting boxer dog
biting boxer, biting boxer dog, boxer dog behavior: Hi Deanna, Whenever a dog has bitten an owner it is best to seek inhome guidance from a trainer or behaviorist who is willing to come to your home and help you. Please locate a trainer or behaviorist in your local area asap. This is a serious situation...

Boxers: body smell, yeast infection, high heaven
yeast infection, high heaven, body smell: Body odor is more than likely hormonal. Unless he has a yeast infection- like in his ears. Check inside his ears for any scabbing and white flaking material. If there is any white material building in his ears- it is a yeast infection of the ears and...

Boxers: bones, bones for boxers
bones for boxers: Hi John, Yes you can give your dogs bones but never chicken bones as they are brittle,can splinter and cause major intestinal problems. I only choose large beef bones and knuckles for my boxers and to be on the safe side always supervise them when they...

Boxers: boxer, brindle boxers, thyroid imbalance
brindle boxers, thyroid imbalance, thyroid disorder: A Boxer is a Boxer, whether Brindle, or reverse Brindle, Fawn, or White (a genetic gene that both parents have to carry in order to produce a White). They are the same breed. Weight has no preference for the color of the breed. How old is your Boxer?...

Boxers: boxer behaviour, behavior consultant, canine behavior
behavior consultant, canine behavior, consistent basis: Hi Vishak, Please continue as I have described with the treats and continue the socialization with as many different people and places as you can , allowing strangers to give him the treats as they meet him.If he is scared of them have them drop the treat...

Boxers: boxer breeding, boxer puppies, male boxer
boxer puppies, male boxer, boxer mix: YES, she is way too young! She shouldn t be breed until 2 years old. However, if she is already pregnant............... There is no such thing as getting close to pure Boxer with her being a mix. It s genetics, just as a White and an Hispanic,...

Boxers: boxer coats, natural coloring, brindle
natural coloring, brindle, true color: That depends- but usually lighter. Most pups are born fairly dark, and as they age, in a few weeks, usually by the 4-5th week, you will see more clearly their natural coloring. I have fawn, black-masked Boxers that had pups that appeared to be almost...

Boxers: boxer interest, boxer heat, boxer dog
boxer heat, boxer dog, boxer dogs: Hi Andy, Do not let them be unsupervised until 30 days have past from the beginning of the bleeding. The male will know exactly when the right time is by her smell. So its not a good idea to leave them together at all until 30 days have past to be on the...

Boxers: boxer with lymphoma, raw food diet, vitimin e
raw food diet, vitimin e, raw broccoli: Hello again Don, Please don t give him (any dog) any type of chicken or poultry bone-- even if it is ground up. Chicken (any poultry) bone splitters in the stomach. I have known cases where they had to be surgically removed. A dog cannot digest the...

Boxers: boxer nipping & jumping, boxer dog behavior, boxer
boxer dog behavior, boxer, boxers: Hi Debbie, Thanks so much for your questions. First let me say you may think your the dominant one but your actions aren t projecting that to the dog. In the canine world the leaders are always calm cool and collected so speak, they exude self confidence....

Boxers: my boxer pup (again), boxer pup, wassel
boxer pup, wassel, hypothyroidism: Lisa, Yes, make notes of all these things that you ve told me in this, and give it to your vet and discuss them all. Please. His eyes have an infection. Yes, he could have a thyroid problem. He has mange. He is legarthic due to these issues-...

Boxers: boxer puppy (12 weeks), rolly polly, boxer puppy
rolly polly, boxer puppy, small claims court: Gardia is a communal disease that you and your family can get from her because it is contagious. I hope your vet explained all that to you. Here is a link to the disease. https://health.google.com/health/ref/Giardiasis You had the right to take...

Boxers: boxer puppy weight, boxer puppy diet
boxer puppy diet: Hi Lori, Your story is amazing to me as in more than forty years I have not known of a litter surviving if born that early, your litter being born two weeks early and surviving is a miracle. Usually if the litter is born on or before day fifty-seven they...

Boxers: My boxers ears look too small, bed pad, button nose
bed pad, button nose, pup: Since we have been conversing through email- I won t go into it- but as discussed, one parent has another breed in him or her, and this pup genetically came out more that breed than Boxer. This happens even if a parent is not full-blooded from way back...

Boxers: companion for a boxer, boxer owners, suitable breed
boxer owners, suitable breed, short legs: No, I do not believe a Basset Hound would be a wise choice- as a Basset Hound is a lazy type, non-energetic and non-playful, with too short legs breed and cannot keep up with the highly energetic, bouncing-bronco, running Boxer that is a puppy and a clown...

Boxers: How many cups should I feed my boxer?, boxer dog food
boxer dog food: Hi Nor, It is always best to feed the recommended label amount for an adult weighing between 65-75 lbs. If you are seeing the dogs ribs then you can give more food. You should feel the ribs but not see them. You will have to adjust the food accordingly. If...

Boxers: Eating Grass, why dogs eat grass, why boxer dogs eat grass
why dogs eat grass, why boxer dogs eat grass: Hi Gary, Grass eating is basically a normal behavior for dogs. All dogs commonly eat grass and there are several explanations that have been offered for this behavior by the scientific community. 1). Wild canines like wolves and coyotes eat all of...

Boxers: Female boxer aggression with food, boxer puppy, female boxer
boxer puppy, female boxer, obedience classes: Hello again Laura, No, do not use a squirt bottle. That only causes dogs to dislike water, i.e. baths, and playing in water in the summer, etc. That is never a good idea. The whistle serves two purposes. It catches their attention and they will associate...

Boxers: flatulance, quality dog food, sensitive stomachs
quality dog food, sensitive stomachs, natures recipe: Since you have 2 Boxers, both male and female, it would be whatever the common denominator is between them. One Boxer with excessive gas could be genetics, allergies, gastric problems, etc., but 2, probably means the food. Nature s Recipe...

Boxers: Health, lumps under the skin, sebaceous cyst
lumps under the skin, sebaceous cyst, boxer breed: Hello Vicki, Any time there are lumps under the skin or anywhere on the body- requires a vet s attention immediately. Lumps (plural) are a sign of cancer. One lump could simply be a sebaceous cyst and can be lanced- but multiple lumps is a bad indication-...

Boxers: Heat Cycle, boxer dog heat cycle
boxer dog heat cycle: Hi Laura, Thanks for your question. Dogs unlike humans are not as regular so I personally would not worry until it has been 7-8 months without a heat cycle if indeed she has been coming into heat approximately every six months. A vet visit to rule out any...

Boxers: Jumping on friends, boxer dog jumping
boxer dog jumping: Hi John, Thanks so much for your question. What you are describing to me is a typical boxer hug they do when they meet strangers if not taught at an early age to stop this and we all love this hugging when they are small puppies but forget how big they...

Boxers: knot on boxers knee, male boxer, type cancer
male boxer, type cancer, great shape: Hello Alicia, Very handsome Brindles! I hate to scare you, but, since he is 8 years old, and Boxers being very prone to cancer, especially a bone-type cancer, the bump could be a sign. I highly recommend taking him to your vet for proper examination...

Boxers: lil bitty puppy, puppy chow, boxer puppy
puppy chow, boxer puppy, puppy food: Hi Kristen, Let me address one thing at a time. You are correct. Crate training for bladder control is cruel- especially for a puppy-- it does not train the bladder. Puppies cannot hold their bladder (and never hold a poop) for more than 2 hours...

Boxers: non stop barking, male boxer, shock collar
male boxer, shock collar, separation anxiety: How long do you keep him in a kennel? I do not like kennels and crates- and what size is the kennel- or is it actually a crate? He has separation anxiety and does not want to be locked up and away from you. Please answer my question about the size...

Boxers: Pacing & Walking in circles, boxer dog pacing and walking in circles
boxer dog pacing and walking in circles: Hi Gary, I would have the vet check her out first to rule out any underlying medical conditions asap.Let me know what the vet finds, if it is not an underlying medical condition then I will do additional research and have you answer additional questions...

Boxers: too playful boxers, blow the whistle, free voice
blow the whistle, free voice, pup: Your Boxer is a puppy, and puppies play rough and tough, they are taught by momma to be big, bad, Boxers. Since the puppy knows no better, then you will have to teach him/her what is acceptable play, and what is not. Buy a loud, obnoxious sounding...

Boxers: pregnant female boxer, newborn puppy, puppy care
newborn puppy, puppy care, female boxer: I haven t seen a female bother with a male as long as he does not have access to the puppies and area they are kept in. Common sense: whelping box with pups and easy access for mom to get in and out closed off from the male. Are the pups born already?...

Boxers: puppy coat & size, boxer pups, odd ounces
boxer pups, odd ounces, boxer rescue: Boxers really don t have a puppy coat but softer hair than it might be as he grows. If your puppy has baby hair like, say a German Shepherd, then he/she might not be full-blooded Boxer. Boxers are born with their intended hair, although, as in people, it...

Boxers: Severe Aggression and Dominance Issues, male boxer, strange dogs
male boxer, strange dogs, savage place: Since he is 7 years old, and established in his relationship with you, he doesn t want or readily accept changes. There are changes in his routine and household, and he is acting out of insecurities. Being more aggressive is an insecurity behavior and...

Boxers: younger boxer/older boston aggression issues, old boston, loving baby
old boston, loving baby, boston terrier: Rachel, No, dogs do not hold grudges and remember by experience, association, and what takes place in the order of things in their pack. 2 dogs is a pack. Max is alpha, and Zeus knows that. That doesn t mean Zeus won t challenge him for the alpha position,...

Boxers: My 17 mounth old boxer boy, boxer weightloss, boxer dog weightloss
boxer weightloss, boxer dog weightloss: Hi Jenifer, Jack should be eating 4-5 cups of food a day or look at the label on the food you are feeding and see how much it says for a grown dog 75-85 lbs and feed accordingly. Have your vet check for hookworms as these parasites are hard to detect and...

Boxers: 2 1/2 yr old male boxer, male boxer, minor scratches
male boxer, minor scratches, verbal commands: 3 days is too early to make any decision. Yes, Boxers growl when played with. Their moms teach them to be big, bad, Boxers and growl and play rough. You can modify that behavior by verbal commands in a stern, assertive alpha voice to stop using some keyword...

Boxers: 5 month old female boxer, boxer puppy behavior
boxer puppy behavior: Hi Hannah, Yes, I would enroll her in the puppy classes to get hands on training with a professional trainer. Explain the behavior to the trainer and follow their instructions. I would crate her at night and never play rough games with her like tug a war...

Boxers: 7 month old Boxer, dog whistle, boxer boy
dog whistle, boxer boy, adult teeth: Hello Michael, I would try the dog whistle and see how that goes before trying a regular whistle. It might be better so not to disturb and scare your son. Yes, limited exercise for a pup is correct. Normal running and playing in a fenced backyard is...

Boxers: 7 month old Boxer biting and aggression, loving puppy, puppy school
loving puppy, puppy school, play buddy: If you own a crate, you might try using the whistle and verbal commands in a stern voice, to stop and sit. Once he does, leash him, and put him in the crate (large crate) for 4-5 minutes. When you let him out, see how he behaves. He has to learn to...

Boxers: 7 month old boxer who is drinking but not eating, thyroid problem, hip bones
thyroid problem, hip bones, liver tests: Hi Sam, I am sorry for the delayed answer, I neglected to sign out for the holiday! It would be unusual for a thyroid problem to show up in a puppy - not impossible, though. The excessive drinking and then throwing it back up is not uncommon in puppies,...

Boxers: 8 month boxer female and 3 yr male rescue, female boxer, instinctive behavior
female boxer, instinctive behavior, rough life: That really is pouting. At least it isn t aggression because of jealousy, though. You might try leashing her and bringing her back into the room with him and play while her leash is on. You also might try using the whistle when this happens then leash...

Boxers: 9 month Boxer, male boxer, miniature schnauzer
male boxer, miniature schnauzer, daugter: Every personality is different. Try bring him home and introducing him on a trial basis; let him stay the day then take him back- get him again and take him back- hten let him spend the night. See how he bonds- be sure to leash him when introducing him...

Boxers: aggression, veterinarian friend, male boxer
veterinarian friend, male boxer, blow the whistle: Was his behavior that way before the friend moved in? Or did it begin after he moved in? Is his aggression with ears laid back with growling or is it barking? Does he show his teeth with a sneer? Dogs can become insecure when there is a change in their...

Boxers: BOXER, white boxer, thyroid problem
white boxer, thyroid problem, female boxer: Hi Jon, You definitely want to take her to a vet. It may be something as simple as a thyroid problem (weight gain is more typical with thyroid, but weight loss is also a symptom), or it could be something serious like diabetes or cancer. White Boxers...

Boxers: Boxer, dog food for sensitive stomachs, female boxer
dog food for sensitive stomachs, female boxer, excess gas: Although Prairie brand dog food is good ingredients- something in it causes her gas. You might do a process of elimination by feeding her a special dog food for sensitive stomachs- check with your vet. Then, if that stops the excess gas- talk to your...

Boxers: Boxer, dog whelping, caring for newborns
dog whelping, caring for newborns, x ray: Weight gain varies and stomach size varies due to the number of puppies and size of the puppies. Google and search Boxer dog whelping and read everything there is about whelping and preparing now. Gestation is 57-65 days; average 63 days. Email me...

Boxers: Boxer females fighting, female boxer, heat cycles
female boxer, heat cycles, behavoir: Heat cycles can bring on aggressive behavior in females who are normally the aggressor of the two. When she was in heat- he must have tried to mount her and dhe didn;t want to. This causes friction. She is mad because iof his persistence against her will....

Boxers: Boxer puppies, low blood sugar, boxer puppies
low blood sugar, boxer puppies, puppy formula: Hi Amy, It could have been low blood sugar or electrolytes, or it could be low calcium. A good replacement formula will have adequate levels of these nutrients, but if the puppy keeps having fits talk to your vet about a liquid/gel calcium supplement...

Boxers: Boxers head, boxer dog head shape
boxer dog head shape: Hi Robert, The egg shape you are describing is the ideal head shape on a boxer puppy and usually means the head will turn out when grown, in other words when you see that head shape on a puppy the boxer should look like a boxer when grown and not a Great...

Boxers: Brindle Type, tiger stripes, brindle
tiger stripes, brindle, wondering what type: Hi Nancy, General is a brindle. Technically, a brindle is a brindle is a brindle ;) - there are no official definitions for the varying degrees of striping. For descriptive purposes, I would call him a light brindle , or some might say a golden brindle...

Boxers: black boxer breeding problem, coat colors, brindle
coat colors, brindle, madam: Hello Rohit, The only problem is that there s no such thing as a black Boxer. The Boxer does not carry the gene for a solid black coat color; any Boxer which has a solid black coat (no fawn ground color clearly visible) has another breed in the background....

Boxers: boxer behavior, tug of war, haunches
tug of war, haunches, horse farm: Hi alaire, Neutering will probably not do anything to change his behavior. You can train him not to chase the horses, and in the mean time keep him leashed or fenced so that he doesn t have the opportunity. Here s an article on Teaching Leave It with...

Boxers: boxer jumping fence, chain link fence, female boxer
chain link fence, female boxer, punishments: Could she be in heat? That will cause her to roam. If not, then it is something she has learned and now is forming a habit so she can roam free and explore. Once she starts, you cannot stop her unless she is supervised and you use reprimands when she does...

Boxers: boxer size, boxer dog size
boxer dog size: Hi Andy I m not sure I was the one who answered that question as I don t recall a question about pitbulls and boxers. But I do think most boxers would be bigger than a pitbull, height wise and weight wise from my experiences with both of these breeds.Most...

Boxers: boxer toe, boxer dog toe
boxer dog toe: Hi Jon, Glad to hear your taking her to the vet in the morning. Its always best whenever a boxer has any kind of lump or bump to have it checked out immediately by the vet as cancer is a major concern for the breed. The swelled area could be many things...

Boxers: cedar shavings, cedar shavings, extreme temperatures
cedar shavings, extreme temperatures, landscaping materials: Hi Andy, I personally would not use cedar or any type of landscaping materials for my own boxers. The cedar is small enough for them to eat easily and you just really have no idea what might be sprayed on it. If you have boxers they really should be inside...

Boxers: chicken broth, corn gluten, high metabolism
corn gluten, high metabolism, cottage cheese: Hi Andrew, In moderation (as you describe) some chicken broth would be fine. The biggest concern would be sodium, but with homemade broth you can be sure there s not a lot of salt. For bulking them up, you could just feed more, or you could add some...

Boxers: Feeding a puppy, feeding a puppy, boxer puppy
feeding a puppy, boxer puppy, puppy food: 8 weeks old is extremely young to be on dry puppy food. He is accustomed to his mom s milk and needs more nutrients than dry. Also, he is like a newborn; eats every few hours- NOT twice a day. I recommend feeding adults 3-4 times a day- and recommend...

Boxers: female boxer aggression, female boxer, acting this way
female boxer, acting this way, family pet: Her aggression is because of the move. When a family pet is moved and uprooted from his or her home, they become insecure and have to re-establish their territory and make a new life that is unknown to them. She is insecure and in a world that she has...

Boxers: Growing Up Boxer, time nancy, gentle giant
time nancy, gentle giant, bone structures: Hello Nancy, Actually, 2 years old is the adult age of the Boxer.... any age before that is still growing. Boxers will remain puppish in behavior and attitude for most their lives, but size stabilizes at 2. And of course, Boxers are clowns- funny...

Boxers: Male Boxer, monorchid boxer, boxer with one testicle
monorchid boxer, boxer with one testicle, boxer dog: Hello Hamish, Thank you for your questions. This young male probably gets excited but then realizes the female is not ready. Males smell and taste to determine if the female is ready. They will mount from excitement only to dismount because the senses tell...

Boxers: Male and Female Boxer 2years old, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, baby by the way: Hi Kathy, It might be worth taking him to the vet to be sure there s nothing going on. Changed behavior and inappropriate elimination would be more expected while your female is in season, rather than after she s out. The odor is also not usual; bathing...

Boxers: I Need Help, brindle boxer, dogs noses
brindle boxer, dogs noses, white boxer: Boxers are larger than Pit Bulls. So his size is Boxer. He appears to be all Boxer judging from the picture. His nose does look like Boxer and his jowls, under-bite and all. I fail to see how you would think he appears different from other Boxers because...

Boxers: Nursing mom with Diarrhea, vanilla ice cream, peak lactation
vanilla ice cream, peak lactation, egg yolk: Hi Leilani, Loose/liquid stool is not uncommon after whelping, especially if the bitch did eat the placentas, in which case it should clear up in a few days. It might also be due to the switch to puppy food - you don t say when you switched her, or if...

Boxers: popping jaw, male boxer, vet check
male boxer, vet check, intensity: Hi Jason, A cracking or popping jaw is not uncommon, especially in a puppy since they re going through so many growth changes. If he seems to have trouble eating, or it appears to be painful to him, or if it continues for several weeks or increases in...

Boxers: shelter boxer, hook worms, male boxer
hook worms, male boxer, whole grains: Hi Judy, Congratulations on your new Boxer! The best diet will vary by dog - what works well for one doesn t work so well for another - but generally speaking you want meats or meat meals as the first ingredients, whole grains rather than grain fragments...

Boxers: small boxer male, puppy mill, southern missouri
puppy mill, southern missouri, withers: Generally speaking Boxers grow up the first year and out the second and third. If he s only 20 inches at the withers, he is smaller than average, but he doesn t look too thin in the photo. He may gain some height still, but I wouldn t expect more than...

Boxers: Follow-Up, respiratory ailment, american boxer
respiratory ailment, american boxer, eye discharge: Hi Lane, I m sorry I missed this the other day, I forgot to sign out for the holiday! I m hoping you ve got the problem with your friend s boy figured out by now. For future reference, that can happen at times; the condition is called paraphimosis ....

Boxers: weight, puppy food, hind legs
puppy food, hind legs, self feed: Don t reduce his food -- actually, I suggest self-feed with Boxers once they are 6 months old. Leave food and water out all the time, available to him. Reasoning, Boxers are grazers; they eat bits and bites once in awhile, all the time, but eat late...

Boxers: whining, whip marks, boxer boy
whip marks, boxer boy, spca: The scars are signs of abuse and he is insecure and scared. All you can do with an abused dog is love him and comfort him even if he retreats. He is afraid and things trigger his memories. Love him and talk to him in a calm and reassuring tone of voice...

Boxers: white boxer, dogs fighting, NILIF
dogs fighting, NILIF: Hi Rhonda, The answer really depends on why they are fighting. The are in the middle of adolescence, and are routinely pushing their limits. Fights are less common among sterilized animals, but again it depends on why they re fighting; as well, it takes...

Boxers: 13 y/o boxer peeing in house, seasonal heat, beloved pets
seasonal heat, beloved pets, health issue: We don t put down our elderly because of their bladder incontinence, so why put our beloved pets down for the same ailment of old age? No, do not consider that. She is fine in every other health issue. Be thankful you have had her 2-3 years longer than...

Boxers: 5 month old boxer behavioral problem, natures miracle, boxer puppy
natures miracle, boxer puppy, patricia mcconnell: Hi Kelli, It sounds like she s having some issues with Separation Anxiety. There s a good article on the subject here, with many suggestions and further references: http://www.wagntrain.com/SeparationAnx.htm Also, the book by Patricia McConnell called...

Boxers: aggression, dominance and submission, male boxer
dominance and submission, male boxer, pack leaders: Understanding and altering dog behavior revolves around understanding dog behavior and the importance of dominance and submission in the dog. It is important to remember that in the dog s mind the family is a pack unit and everyone in that family has a certain...

Boxers: Behavior Issues, pregnancy hormones, patricia mcconnell
pregnancy hormones, patricia mcconnell, female boxer: Has she been in season yet? She may be coming in, or if she was in within the past few months she may be experiencing a false pregnancy. Hormones go crazy from a few weeks before a season to about 18 weeks after. The other consideration is that it may be...

Boxers: Black spots., thyroid imbalance, natural dog food
thyroid imbalance, natural dog food, thyroid problems: It could be a number of things. There is a black spot disease of the skin. It could be thyroid problems and a simple test will tell. The vet takes blood from an artery in his neck and tests it. If there is a thyroid imbalance, medicine daily gets it...

Boxers: Boxer Anxiety, obedience agility, boxer rescue
obedience agility, boxer rescue, agility training: Hi Erin :) Been there, done that...unfortunately :) My worst case of SA was with a rescue as well and took almost a year to get rid of (the SA, not the dog). I don t know how much you know of his past history but it sounds as though he either wasn...

Boxers: My Boxer from the pound!, male boxer, white boxer
male boxer, white boxer, front teeth: It s hard to tell the age of a Boxer even from the teeth; the front teeth are often small, and Boxers tend to have gum overgrowth which makes the teeth look even smaller. The back teeth are a better indication, but even then a poor diet will make them look...

Boxers: Boxer pup has cold, boxer pup, vet asap
boxer pup, vet asap, breathing treatment: Of course you need to carry her in to your vet s office first thing Tuesday morning upon opening and tell them of the emergency so they will work you in immediately. She will need an antibiotic to help keep her from developing pneumonia. As far as her congestion...

Boxers: Brother/Sister, male puppy, female dogs
male puppy, female dogs, brother sister: Your boxer is adorable, he looks like he is going to be a big boy as well! The right time to bring a new dog in really depends on each situation. At this point he is still a puppy and adding a new dog now or soon would ensure that they will probably get along...

Boxers: bald patches, bald patches, canned pumpkin
bald patches, canned pumpkin, beneficial properties: It s hard to say without a lot more information - if she s not itching, the vet isn t finding mites, her thyroid is normal (OFA panel), and there are no other skin conditions, it may be something called seasonal flank alopecia - fairly common in Boxers, benign,...

Boxers: behaviour, cliff paths, aggressive moves
cliff paths, aggressive moves, carer: Hi Gerald, It s hard to say - what you re describing could just be normal Boxer play; it may be that she hadn t really played all out before and has just learned how fun it is! You said she wasn t biting, she isn t trying to pin the other dogs down,...

Boxers: boxer bitch aggressiveness, boxer bitch, dog whistle
boxer bitch, dog whistle, male boxer: Did you get her at 1 year old? If so, you don t know the history up to that age... it could have been she wasn t trained not to be aggressive to other dogs, etc. She loves and accepts the male Boxer as her playmate/brother. They will fight once in awhile,...

Boxers: boxer dogs., boxer dogs, mantra
boxer dogs, mantra, few minutes: So letís first look at why dogs pull on the leash. Itís because they CAN! And it often works to get them what they want. For instance, if a dog wants to go and sniff a tree, and he pulls towards the tree, then the owner goes with the dog and allows the dog...

Boxers: boxer/lab female puppy, female puppy, nice girl
female puppy, nice girl, paws: Hi Delaina. It sounds like your girl is going to be big. However, it s really hard to say for sure what she s going to end up weighing. Her growth may slow down quite a bit after a few months, or she may take off and continue to grow. Boxers aren t suppose...

Boxers: boxer weight, boxer boy, thyroid test
boxer boy, thyroid test, plain yogurt: An adult male should weigh 70-85 lbs. If his ribs and spine are showing, take him to the vet for a thyroid test. They will draw blood from the artery in his neck and test it. I recommend self-feeding method on under weight dogs. Keep his food bowl...

Boxers: boxer weight, puppy food, eagle pack
puppy food, eagle pack, dry food: Hi Dean, I don t normally like to answer these questions about weight with a set number. In reality there is no ideal weight, and every dog is different. Weight fluctuates all the time, especially when the dog is a puppy. It is more helpful for you to look...

Boxers: my boxers weight and eyes, boxer puppy, thyroid disorder
boxer puppy, thyroid disorder, third eye: 3 years old is not a puppy. Do you mean 3 months old? There is no such thing as cherry surgery. The red part of the eye is normal. A lot of Boxers have it-- it is called third eye. That is more common than not. As far as weight, if she is...

Boxers: Dominance, loud whistle, dog whistle
loud whistle, dog whistle, cliff paths: Well Gerald, I think you pegged it.... .... she was probably bullied, and now picked up the bad behavior, and has the attitude to do unto them before they do unto me. Buy a dog whistle or loud whistle.... If you have friends and family that has...

Boxers: eye, eye muscles, male boxer
eye muscles, male boxer, little fellow: Thank you for the follow-up news. Sometimes, we have weak eye muscles that allow the eye ball to move in unusual positions-- people get glasses to strengthen the eye muscles which eventually correct it. Boxers can t. I suppose nature will help correct...

Boxers: Fighting with other dog, aggression in dogs, brenda aloff
aggression in dogs, brenda aloff, patricia mcconnell: It sounds like bringing in the Min Pin upset the balance in your household; the issues may settle down as everyone gets accustomed to the newcomer, but this may take several weeks. Neutering might help but don t count on it being a miracle cure - it takes...

Boxers: sores on chin, soap and water, acne
Boxers: sores on chin, soap and water, acne, witch

Boxers: female boxer behavior, nyla bone, female boxer
nyla bone, female boxer, natural drugs: Have you moved recently, changed the family work days or hours recently, any change at all in the family dynamics? Those factors cause behavior problems too. Separation anxiety does not just appear when there haven t been factors changed including the...

Boxers: two female boxers, brindle boxer, neutered dogs
brindle boxer, neutered dogs, two females: Hi Laura, Generally speaking opposite-sex pairs get along better, and spayed/neutered dogs generally get along better than intact ones. In my experience, two females are less likely to fight than two males or one of each sex, but if they do fight, they...

Boxers: information/education, resources for breeding your Boxer
resources for breeding your Boxer: Here is some useful breeding info: http://www.dibridboxers.co.uk/BREEDING-FROM-YOUR-BOXER-BITCH http://www.boxerconnection.com/breeding.html http://www.boxerworld.com/forums/view_top-6-reasons-people-give-to-breed.htm (Boxerworld: Join it- great...

Boxers: gentamicin/ deaf, male boxer, gentamicin
male boxer, gentamicin, straight answer: The first time I noticed my old guy was having problems was when he was asleep and someone dropped a pan. He didn t even twitch. It broke my heart because it made me aware of his age, and I wasn t ready for it.:-) You are right, we have a harder time dealing...

Boxers: Males Boxers around Newborn Pups, male boxer, house dogs
male boxer, house dogs, mom dad: Each bitch is somewhat different on the time... She will literally attack him, and try to kill him or any person outside her immediate family in order to protect her pups. In nature, the wild, male animals will often kill their young so they won t challenge...

Boxers: male boxer genitals, male boxer, hi amy
male boxer, hi amy, disapearing: Hi Amy, I m sorry but I m a bit confused. Are you talking about his testicles or his penis or the whole group? At 15 months old, there s no reason for him to have not been neutered. Most vets do the procedure by 7 months of age. This is adding to...

Boxers: My two month old female boxer, female boxer, female pups
female boxer, female pups, change water: I ve heard of this in young female pups before and it is a sign of a urinary infection usually-- however, sometimes it s normal and passes. Feed her a lot of fresh water-- change water often. I would recommend taking her to your vet and letting him...

Boxers: New dog, extreme jealousy, patricia mcconnell
extreme jealousy, patricia mcconnell, male boxer: Hi Jon, They will have had some more time together by now so hopefully are settling into things better. It does take some time to adjust from being an only dog to having to share the attention! It is important that both get some one-on-one time with...

Boxers: what are the signs that my boxer is going blind?, old girl, boxer
old girl, boxer, pointer: Hi Crystal. She may bump into things. Sit with her while she s not sleeping. Take a pointer infer and go slowly towards her with it, aiming for an eye. See how close you can get to it without touching it before she blinks. Do this with your finger and see...

Boxers: sores on chin, chin acne, boxer boy
chin acne, boxer boy, mastiff: Hi. Dogs can get what s called chin acne. They look like white bumps. You need to keep the area clean and dry, and can even use Strydex. I have an 8 month old Mastiff girl that went through this, and my Boxer boy did as well. You may want to change her bowl...

Boxers: How to stop my boxer from attacking my cats, whistle sound, loud whistle
whistle sound, loud whistle, dog whistle: Get a dog whistle, or any loud obnoxious whistle. Each and every time he displays the want to look, a growl, or an actual attack, blow it as loud and often as possible to make him stop. Then, if possible, give him a time out by putting him in his...

Boxers: Thinking about getting a boxer in near future, boxer puppies, adorable puppy
boxer puppies, adorable puppy, breed animals: Boxers are wonderful animals and great family pets. They have an amazing temperament and are good with other animals and even children. They are very friendly dogs yet protective of the family. They are no harder to train than any other large breed. It really...

Boxers: twitching ears, dog seizures
dog seizures: If the vet ran tests and everything is fine, with no disease, etc. I would imagine it is either nerves or a neurological problem in the brain. Did you tell your vet that she has been lethargic? That is not normal, and a symptom of serious problems. ...

Boxers: Urine color and appetaite, crude ash, elemental calcium
crude ash, elemental calcium, diet chart: Did ou have the other dog tested as well? If both dogs are showing the same symptoms, then I would look to the environment. Some kidney damage can be reversed, or stopped, but it depends on what did the damage, and how long it went undetected. We re having...

Boxers: 14 yr old male german boxer, high caloric diet, average life span
high caloric diet, average life span, german boxer: Lisa, you have been exceptional fortunate to have Boxers live that long. The average life span is 10 years. Since he is older, weight loss is not unusual but I would be concerned too. Dry a different diet. Make sure he is eating a high caloric diet...

Boxers: 15 mo. old female boxer, female boxer, puppy behavior
female boxer, puppy behavior, 2 females: Hi Jennifer. It sounds like your girl is having some dominance issues, maybe. It s really hard to say for sure without seeing it myself. Is she spayed? Some Boxer girls can be same sex dog agressive, so can some Boxer boys. My best advice here would be to...

Boxers: My 15 month female Boxer, boxer bitch, female boxer
boxer bitch, female boxer, genetic health: She s still very young (and so is he!) - 15 months is similar to about a 10-11 year old human girl. Boxers don t mature until about 2-3 years of age, physically or mentally. Appropriate health screening cannot be performed with any meaning until minimum...

Boxers: 6 Year old Boxer, natural lamb, canned pumpkin
natural lamb, canned pumpkin, female boxer: You are correct that Boxers are not a large breed, though for some reason many dog food manufacturers consider any breed over 50 lbs. adult weight to be large . It would certainly be easier to have both dogs eating the same food, but I wouldn t think a Lite...

Boxers: 8 month female boxer ear issue, Boxer dogs ears
Boxer dogs ears: I ll state right off that I am glad they are natural ears. I am against cropping the ears. She is still growing as you stated. Probably in that lanky stage or growing out of it. There are always changes as they grow. Remember children go through...

Boxers: aggressive male boxer, boxer, boxers
boxer, boxers, boxer dog: Hello Erin, Thank you for your questions concerning Niko. Personally I think you need to seek help from your veterinarian and a local behaviorist or trainer who can come to your home and help you. The process will not be an overnight fix and will require...

Boxers: arthritis in a 3 year old male Boxer?, male boxer, boxer rescue
male boxer, boxer rescue, small kids: Hi. There could be a few different things going on with hin, but they will require a vet to have a look. If neither of you can afford this guy s care, then i suggest getting hold of a Boxer rescue near you and see if they would be willing to take this boy...

Boxers: Boxer/american bulldog mix Pregnant?, swollen vulva, boxer mix
swollen vulva, boxer mix, false pregnancy: if she was bred on the 13th of Feb., that would put her due in a couple of weeks. it could mean a smaller litter, or she could be carrying them up high, which is pretty common in Boxers. From whatever day she was bred on, count 50 days. After that day, you...

Boxers: Boxer is sniffling and has a dry nose??, boxer pup, kennel cough
boxer pup, kennel cough, dry cough: I apologize for the delay in answering, I ve had hard drive issues! Hopefully your pup is back to herself now. Kennel cough usually clears up in about 2 weeks, with or without antibiotics; if it hasn t, you ll want to look for other causes of the coughing....

Boxers: Boxer stud?, gestation and whelping, caring for newborn puppies
gestation and whelping, caring for newborn puppies, mating: Before you breed, you need to study the process from A to Z. There is more to breeding than mating them. You need to be an expert in her pregnancy issues: proper maternity diet and care, gestation period, emotional issues, and preparing a whelping...

Boxers: Boxer Walks, quick reply, little kids
quick reply, little kids, choose one: Hi Karen, No problem :) Sorry that I wasn t very clear on the recall, I had assumed you had already taught him using a lead, not that he was a natural! ;) The 30ft lead is what I would suggest as the best method, yes. I know they can get dirty and...

Boxers: Boxers, pit bull dogs, boxer puppy
pit bull dogs, boxer puppy, boxer puppies: Those beliefs are hogwash and untrue. Any dog can be unruly if not socialized and trained. Both of you sit down at your computer and go to Boxersworld.com and join for free. Then go into the forums and read the posts that other Boxer owners post....

Boxers: Boxers red eyes, Boxer breed allergies
Boxer breed allergies: If you are talking about red under the eye on the bottom lid-- it is called third eye. Don t ask me why-- but that is its technical name. It is normal. Some Boxers have one eye that is red (third eye) and some have both, and some have none. If you...

Boxers: Breeding, how to care for newborn puppies, caring for newborn puppies
how to care for newborn puppies, caring for newborn puppies, boxer owners: Boxers do not have any more trouble or problems than any other breed. If it is her first pregnancy, she can have 5-7 puppies (or less) and if it is a second or more, pregnancy, she can have 6-9 puppies. Of course, the more puppies, the more difficult...

Boxers: Breeding my female boxer, heat cycles
heat cycles: She will remain swollen throughout the heat cycle. A heat cycle is around 28-20 days. The swelling sometimes subsides in the 3rd week, but not always. Very soon after the vulva begins to swell, she will begin to produce a bloody discharge. The amount...

Boxers: Brindle with blue eyes, blue-eyed Brindle Boxer puppy
blue-eyed Brindle Boxer puppy: Boxer puppies, whether Brindle or Fawn, will have blue eyes up to age 5 months old, and sometimes, 6 months old, then gradually darken until brown. Usually, the only blue-eyed Boxer is a white Boxer, and sometimes they have brown eyes like normal, or one...

Boxers: balding, mange in dogs
mange in dogs: Any balding patches is an indication of mange. This is mite manage. You can alleviate her itching with a anti-itch shampoo and ointment, but you need to take her to your vet for a skin scraping to determine the type of manage it is for the proper treatment....

Boxers: boxer heat cycle, female boxer, heat cycle
female boxer, heat cycle, bitches: A heat typically lasts about 21 days - keeping her closely supervised and completely separated from males for a week beyond that is always a good idea, since there have been the occasional bitches who were impregnated at 21-25 days. Having a male around will...

Boxers: boxer pup two tiny chihuahuas, alpha in the household
alpha in the household: Hi Debbie, Chihuahuas are little imps. They require a lot of attention and vie to be the center of attention. This, you probably already know :) Yes, you need to be the alpha at all times. Never forget that. Be assertive and don t allow any of them...

Boxers: boxer pup vomiting, dog allergies
dog allergies: Yes, as it can take months for food allergies to show signs. Signs can be a combination of things such as the mild vomiting, diarrhea, itchy and flaky skin, rashes, bald patches, excess shedding, nose dryness, eye dryness, red eyes, eye watering, sneezing,...

Boxers: boxer shedding, extreme cold temperatures, hypothryoidism
extreme cold temperatures, hypothryoidism, vet visit: I apologize for the delay in answering, I ve had hard drive issues! Does he need to gain weight? You want to just see the outline of the last 2-3 ribs in an adult Boxer; if you can t, they re too heavy, and if you can see all the ribs, or if the hip and...

Boxers: boxer tongue, emergency vet clinic, boxer bitch
emergency vet clinic, boxer bitch, symptoms of a stroke: Although young, that sounds like symptoms of a stroke. Unless she has bitten her tongue or cut her tongue. Has there been any bleeding? Also, it could be something she digested- poison to her. Find an emergency vet clinic and get her to it immediately...

Boxers: breeding, Boxer, color
Boxer, color, genetics: Hi Nicki, Brindle to brindle can produce fawns or brindles, depending on what other gene the parents carry. It only takes one brindle gene for a Boxer to have the stripes, so the second hidden gene could be a brindle or a fawn. If both parents have...

Boxers: "deaf boxer pup", boxer pup, deaf dog education
boxer pup, deaf dog education, white boxer: Hello Autumn, I assume you mean by deaf problem that he is completely deaf? Has he been BAER tested or were you told this by his owners? If he is bilaterally deaf, you ll need to use hand signals to train him. A very good source of information is...

Boxers: deaf white boxers, white deaf Boxers
white deaf Boxers: The reason the crate training is not going well is because she is deaf. She is feeling confused and insecure. Imagine yourself being deaf and locked inside a small, cramped cage. The only senses you have being deaf, is sight, smell, and feel. She feels...

Boxers: diareha in my boxer pup (oscar), boxer pup, lung worm
boxer pup, lung worm, persistent cough: Hi Evelyn Do you not have pet insurance? I was under the impression that that was fairly common in the UK. If not, you may want to look into it before you go broke with this little guy! A cough that s common in Boxers? I m sorry but I don t know who...

Boxers: diet, boxer, boxers
boxer, boxers, boxer dog: Hello Ann, Thank you so much so your questions. Many boxer dogs are food intolerant to the vast commercial dog foods on the market today.In order of the most common offenders in boxer dogs are beef, dairy products, chicken, wheat, chicken eggs, corn,...

Boxers: Estrous, boxer mix, last heat
boxer mix, last heat, tomato soup: Hi Dee. What does the discharge look like? What color, I mean. Does it look kind of like tomato soup? I would take her in for a check up and find out what s going on. She may have an infection. Was her last heat cycle normal, meaning that it lasted for about...

Boxers: Exercise, Boxer puppies
Boxer puppies: Don t keep the puppy crated for hours and hours, and make sure you have a room that is puppy proofed for him. This is the same as a child proof room. The only toys he or she should have while being unsupervised, is KONG toys, Nyla bones, and the like....

Boxers: Eye Goop, boxer, boxers
boxer, boxers, boxer eye problem: Hi Bev, Thanks for your question. I would recommend the vet visit as yellow or green discharge could indicate an infection and probably will not clear on its own. Thanks again for asking your question. Sincerely, Angela Donald Canine Behavior Consultan...

Boxers: extreme vocalization, vocal dog, vocalization in dogs
vocal dog, vocalization in dogs, aggressive vocal or playful vocal: Did she become more vocal after you got the St. Bernard? A only child Boxer might not be so vocal-- but when a new sibling is added, it brings out the social aspect of a Boxer. They are a very social breed and do well with other dogs in the family. This...

Boxers: diareha in my boxer pup (oscar), irritable bowel syndrome, hook worm
Boxers: diareha in my boxer pup (oscar), irritable bowel syndrome, hook worm, bloody diarrhea

Boxers: Going in to heat, jump fences, male boxer
jump fences, male boxer, female boxer: Hi. It sounds like she is in heat. Is her vulva swollen? That would be another sign. Their personalities can really change during heat, it s the hormones. Heat lasts for 21 days. When the time is right for her to be bred, and we don t want that at 10 months...

Boxers: natural birth after c-section, c-section on dog
c-section on dog: It may depend on the circumstances of the c-section. Some vets preform a c-section when it was not necessary. She can whelp naturally, however, a c-section does build up scar tissue and that can impede whelping and then again, it might not cause a problem....

Boxers: Osteoarthritis, arthritic dogs
arthritic dogs: The hip problems is hip dysplasia and comes from the Lab side-- not the Boxer side. Boxers live an average 10 years, and can live as long as 13-14 if fed a natural, healthy diet: a dog food that does not contain corn and corn glutens. The anti-inflammatory...

Boxers: other dog aggression in 8 month old boxer, signs and signals, nilif
signs and signals, nilif, obedience training: It s best to have a qualified behaviorist evaluate her to see in person what she s doing, as we often miss signs and signals our dogs give us that could help us prevent issues before they arise - a behaviorist is skilled at seeing those things and can help...

Boxers: pint sized puppy, innova puppy, happy puppy
innova puppy, happy puppy, puppy food: Some puppies are just smaller, though her weight at 9 weeks is very tiny! If you re sure she s purebred (puppies in a litter can have different fathers), and about the age (some breeders will lie in order to send the puppies home earlier), and if the vet...

Boxers: puppy aggression, silly game, typical age
silly game, typical age, desensitization: I would say this isn t so much aggression as brattiness; nine months is the beginning of adolescence and a typical age for Boxers to test their limits and think they re all that . This is the time that you need to be fair but firm, and remind him that you...

Boxers: quarantine period, ship dogs, strict laws
ship dogs, strict laws, sydney australia: A lot of people ship dogs to other countries, and the dogs have to stay in quarantine. Save for people who move to other countries with their dogs. It really comes down to what you really want. If the place if really good, and you know he ll be ok there and...

Boxers: taking care of the bitch after whelping puppies, caring for newborn puppies, caring for new mom after whelping
caring for newborn puppies, caring for new mom after whelping, orphan puppy formula: For her, a high protein PUPPY FOOD. Yes, puppy food. As long as she is nursing, feed her puppy food. Also, mix 1 raw egg, 1/2 teaspoon white Kayro syrup (for flavoring) 1 cup whole plain yogurt (no flavor) and 1 can (12oz.) evaporated milk in a blender....

Boxers: upper respitory problem in puppy, pet store puppies, different types of antibiotics
pet store puppies, different types of antibiotics, boxer puppy: Hi. The bad thing about pet store puppies is that they are usually kept with other puppies that came from different breeders, untelling what they come in contact with. What types of antibiotcs has she been on and for what length of each? Has any blood work...

Boxers: White Boxer Mumur Question, heart mumur, white boxer
heart mumur, white boxer, mild cases: Hi Michelle, I m not sure why she would be put down or why the responses you ve been getting are negative. Murmurs are graded 0-6...0 being no murmur and 6 being the most serious. Boxers graded at 1/6 and 2/6 are unlikely to develop any future problems...that...

Boxers: white boxer with skin problems, apple cider vinegar, health food stores
apple cider vinegar, health food stores, garlic pills: I would probably go to a different vet for a second opinion; a holistic vet will try to get to the root of the problem, rather than just treating the symptom (which, as you ve learned, does not solve the problem). Try to think back and see if there was anything...

Boxers: Something is wrong with my boxer, extreme athlete, female boxer
extreme athlete, female boxer, false pregnancy: Hi Britt, Some Boxers do seem to have trouble keeping weight on when they re younger, especially it seems the females. You can try adding some healthy extras to her food, like boiled chicken, hamburger, cottage cheese, scrambled eggs - in moderation, because...

Boxers: my 10 year old boxer, depth questions, urine sample
depth questions, urine sample, dune: Hi Terry... She may have senior incontinence. You ll want to have her checked by her vet. He/she will most likely as you more in depth questions and take a urine sample. :) If that s what it is, it s not a big deal. The medication, when I had to utilize...

Boxers: 1yr old boxer seems really skinny and over anxious at times, white boxer, growth spurt
white boxer, growth spurt, panics: Hi! Boxers go through these stages that will drive you crazy. one day, they ll look nice and filled out, the next they look so skinny it s pitiful. Your boy is still growing some. They can grow until they re about 3, not getting taller, just filling out. Make...

Boxers: 2 YEAR MALE BOXER, male boxer, boxer breed
male boxer, boxer breed, youtube: Join Boxerworld.com Go to the forums and read the posts. Also, go to: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/boxer.htm http://www.akc.org/breeds/boxer/index.cfm http://www.nextdaypets.com/directory/breeds/1100050/ Google Boxer breed and about the...

Boxers: 2 yr old female Maddie, raw diet, biological need
raw diet, biological need, eyes and ears: The raw diet is not a must; many feel it is the best way to feed a dog, but it does take some dedication and knowledge from the owner. There are a number of kibbles that are of decent quality and much easier for the owner to manage. (It is recommended that...

Boxers: Getting a 2nd boxer, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, harmonious relationship: Boxers are social animals, and if you own 1 Boxer, you should own 2. Since Hans is fixed, a fixed girl is perfect. As long as Hans is receptive to other dogs, there should be no problem and they have a harmonious relationship. Congratulations...

Boxers: 5 month old male boxer peeing problem., boxer puppy, boxer
boxer puppy, boxer, boxers: Wendi, Thanks for your question about your boxer puppy. First thing is a trip to the vet to check for underlying medical conditions. If he checks out fine, then there are several ways to address this problem. It is most likely submissive urination and is...

Boxers: 8 month old boxer poop, sensitive stomachs, boxer owners
sensitive stomachs, boxer owners, dry dog food: First of all, she needs a good puppy food. A all natural, high protein puppy food with NO corn and NO corn glutens. Research all natural puppy food Online, pick one that you can reasonably afford and a dealer near you. PetSmart carries a lot of good...

Boxers: Appetite/ Skin Irritation (Warning!!: its long... sorry), heart worm, medicated shampoo
heart worm, medicated shampoo, boxer breed: 1st: Boxers are grazers more so than other breeds. For that, you should SELF-FEED; Keep his food bowl full of fresh food at all times so he can eat and graze when he wants to. Otherwise, you are trying to feed him when he is not hungry. 2nd: NO RIBS!...

Boxers: adding a 2nd Boxer, boxer puppy, female puppy
boxer puppy, female puppy, male puppy: It is a myth that two females can t co-exist in the household. I have numerous female puppies I ve placed that had older females in the house already and they look to that older female as a subsitute mommy. Two males can be challenging. There isn t a parental...

Boxers: adding a Boxer puppy, boxer puppy, patricia mcconnell
boxer puppy, patricia mcconnell, male boxer: Hi Russell, In my experience, two males are more likely to fight, but two females will fight more seriously and will hold a grudge. Opposite-sex pairs are generally the best way to stack the odds against a fight. That said, it really does depend on the...

Boxers: Behavior/Potty Training, female boxer, tug of war
female boxer, tug of war, crate training: Hi April, It sounds like a few things are going on here. I don t know your weather conditions, but weather has a lot to do if they like to go outside or not. Rain, cold, etc., can cause them to dislike outside. In order for her to associate outside...

Boxers: Boxer, male boxer, obedience class
male boxer, obedience class, crate training: Hi Pat, Yikes :( I ve dealt with a lot of these guys. It s a shame that people don t know how to treat animals properly. I m going to give you a few links because there isn t enough room here to type all I d need to :) Crate training (you ll need...

Boxers: My Boxer's character has suddenly changed, male boxer, absolute angel
male boxer, absolute angel, obedience training: Hello KC, Are you in the UK? I ask because of your spelling :) Bruno is now 3 years old, correct? A personality and attitude change, especially a sudden one, is usually do to something in the family dynamics changing. Have you moved recently? Had...

Boxers: My Boxer has lymphoma, online discussion groups, cancer diet
online discussion groups, cancer diet, vet bills: I am sorry to hear about your boy s diagnosis. :( There are a variety of alternative and complementary treatments for cancer in general and Lymphoma specifically, the use of which are variable depending on the individual situation. Some of the more-referenced...

Boxers: Boxer puppy with white face, boxer puppy, white boxer
boxer puppy, white boxer, white boxer puppy: Hi Kate, Thanks for your question about the boxer puppy you want to adopt. While the white marking may look like a defect it is not, just unusual.I have a young adult with similar markings with no adverse effects. I wouldn t worry about it if I were you,...

Boxers: Is my Boxer purebread, tight coat, strict attention
tight coat, strict attention, muzzle: Nothing in the picture screams mixed breed to me. Puppies often have longer, softer coats; these generally change as they mature to the short, tight coat of an adult. Heads also go through a lot of changes from puppyhood to maturity. As well, if the breeder...

Boxers: Boxer standing over foot/leg, feet legs, belly rub
feet legs, belly rub, genitalia: Hi. Boxers can be really needy, wanting to be with their owners at all times. That could be what it is, he could also be wanting a belly rub. If you don t want him to do that, then make him sit when he walks up to you and does this, distract him with toys...

Boxers: Boxer urination excessively and suddenly, anal glands, calcium level
anal glands, calcium level, sign of diabetes: Why would he be taking Phenylpropanalamine? It is used as a decongestant and highly unusual. Drinking excessive water won t cause this but is a sign of diabetes and/or thyroid. High calcium is a sign of pancreatitis. Did your vet check him for pancreatitis,...

Boxers: Boxers and children, boxer puppy, boxer breed
boxer puppy, boxer breed, white boxer: Hi Steve, Well...it s sort of twofold, your question so I ll answer it in separate parts if that s ok :) 1. Whoever told you a Boxer is the wrong breed for children is out of their mind. :) They are KNOWN to be one of the most child-friendly breeds...

Boxers: Boxers weight and how much to feed them, ribs, dog food
ribs, dog food, spine: Hi Kamie... You should not be able to see her spine protruding but should see the shadow of it and the last 2 ribs. They shouldn t be completely sticking out but you should be able to see a hint, if that makes sense :) Absolutely not ALL of her ribs....

Boxers: blind boxer, couch potatoes, rearranging furniture
couch potatoes, rearranging furniture, blind dog: Hi Kate, I can t tell you if it s foolish without knowing you and your family but I can tell you that I own a blind dog and it s not really a big deal. There are some things to consider, though. 1. Rearranging furniture is a no . Once the dog gets...

Boxers: boxer's aggression towards cats, natural instinct, dead cats
natural instinct, dead cats, vinyl fence: Attacking cats is her natural instinct. Dogs and cats do not mix. The only way a dog will co-exit with a cat is if the dog was raised with cats as a puppy. Then to him, the cat is just a feline sibling. However, not being raised with cats, Petunia...

Boxers: boxer with other dogs, small dogs, yorkie
small dogs, yorkie, big mouth: Hi. Boxers can be the sweetest dogs, very loyal to his family. On the other hand, they can be hyper, and have been known to be same sex dog aggressive. From my experience, with my own Boxers, they can be really good with small dogs. My oldest male was other...

Boxers: buying a boxer puppy, boxer puppy, boxer puppies
boxer puppy, boxer puppies, thyroid condition: If the bitch has nipples dragging the ground, the owner (I will not call them breeder!) has breed her too many times and she s has too many litters! Run-- run as far as you can! They are money hungry and have no regard to the bitch and puppies. Go see a...

Boxers: estrogen for boxer, boxer bitch, puppy food
boxer bitch, puppy food, corn gluten: If my math is right, she is weighing about 43 lbs. in USA pounds. That isn t bad at all considering an adult female (1 year and older) is 50-65 lbs. She sounds and looks fine to me. She s a pretty girl too! Feed her a good, all natural, no corn...

Boxers: My Boxer has lymphoma, alternative treatment, lymphoma
Boxers: My Boxer has lymphoma, alternative treatment, lymphoma, boxer

Boxers: Is my Boxer purebread, boxers
Boxers: Is my Boxer purebread, boxers

Boxers: Shedding Sverely on sides of my boxer., thyroid medication, blood tests
Boxers: Shedding Sverely on sides of my boxer., thyroid medication, blood tests, thyroid

Boxers: frothing in the crate, nyla bone, separation anxiety
nyla bone, separation anxiety, bitter apple: Lynn, you have a serious problem. She has separation anxiety and on top of that, used to being loose, not confined. I don t blame her either. 7 hours is much too long. Not only cruel to her, but 7 hours to a dog is like 7 days. Not hours. She...

Boxers: Nipping, stay at home mom, pant leg
stay at home mom, pant leg, capri pants: Hi Gina, You re already doing the exact right thing!! :) She s only 3 months old...you ve got another month or two before it kicks in, don t worry. If she nips your pants, stop walking, keep your back turned, don t look at her and don t speak other than...

Boxers: Peeing in crate & aggression problems, aggression problems, keeping toys
aggression problems, keeping toys, bladder infection: Hi Michelle, Place his food and water in one corner of the kitchen, and hers in another far corner away from each other. Don t feed them in the crate unless there has been a bad altercation in which you ve had to separate them. Generally the crate used...

Boxers: poss boxer and pit puppy, staffordshire bull terriers, pit bull terriers
staffordshire bull terriers, pit bull terriers, american staffordshire terriers: Well-bred adult male Boxers are about 24 tall at the withers (shoulders) and about 65-70 lbs.; however that does vary as many breeders don t pay attention to the standard - generally the dogs are bigger than is correct. Pit is a generic term for a wide...

Boxers: potty, boxer puppies, boxer puppy
boxer puppies, boxer puppy, boxer puppy problem: Hello Jayme, Thanks so much for your questions. The cause to the potty problem with your boxer puppy could be a number of things. A vet visit is in order to rule out any underlying medical issue like a bladder infection. Some young boxer dogs can have weak...

Boxers: Did we get a puppy too soon or choose the wrong type of dog altogether, female boxer, rocky 1
female boxer, rocky 1, crate training: Phew! That s a long one! lol Ok...first thing s first. In no way shape or form should she be walking for an hour at her age and stage of development. The rule of thumb is 5 minutes per month of age until they are a year old and then you re free to walk...

Boxers: RE: Appetite/ Skin Irritation, vanilla ice cream, natural dog food
vanilla ice cream, natural dog food, vanilla ice: He is handsome. I would put some weight on him though. A high protein all natural dog food, no corn and corn glutens in it with plain whole yogurt will help. You can also give him a treat of vanilla ice cream (no flavor but vanilla) to give him more...

Boxers: relationship, boxer puppy, puppies
boxer puppy, puppies, girlfriend: Puppies don t have memories just yet. Older dogs do. Don t fret though, he is resilient and will take to you and his new home and adapt faster than a human child. He is a baby, so it won t matter as long s he has love, a place to play and sleep and food--...

Boxers: Shedding Sverely on sides of my boxer., brindle boxer, puppy shampoo
brindle boxer, puppy shampoo, eggs and chicken: It sounds like seasonal flank alopecia - not at all uncommon in Boxers. What you describe is typical - patches of hair loss on the sides, generally symmetrical, no itching or irritation, the hair grows back after a few months but the baldness may reappear...

Boxers: Skin issues, purina puppy chow, oatmeal bath
purina puppy chow, oatmeal bath, puppy food: Hi Kiri, There could be many possibilities.... Pregnancy has nothing to do with her lip or her chewing on her tail/backside. Allergies can cause skin irritations and even lesions. Puppy Chow is junk. Boxers must have all natural dog food (your...

Boxers: Stud Fee, bitch owner, vet check
bitch owner, vet check, stud fees: Stud fees vary considerably, depending on a number of factors. For an unproven male such as yours, the stud fee will be low - you don t know for sure if he s even capable of siring puppies, and until you do (his first litter is born) you can t ask for much....

Boxers: getting thin, boxer dogs, boxer dog
boxer dogs, boxer dog, boxer dog advice: Hi Dustin, There are several conditions that could be causing the weight loss in your male boxer dog. A trip to the vet for your boxer would be advised to check him out. Boxers of his age do go through a skinny stage but shouldn t be loosing muscle mass....

Boxers: white Boxers, white boxer dog, white boxer
white boxer dog, white boxer, boxer dog: Hi Steve, Thanks for your question concerning white boxer dogs. It is a common myth that white boxer dogs have more prevalence of health issues. There is no scientific evidence to confirm these claims. They are however prevalent to deafness and can sunburn...

Boxers: 2 male boxers fighting, aggression in dogs, patricia mcconnell
aggression in dogs, patricia mcconnell, brenda aloff: Neutering may help but often it s not only the testosterone the dog itself has, but the scent of testosterone in other dogs that is a trigger for fighting, so you may need to neuter both. It takes several months for testosterone to leave the system entirely,...

Boxers: 70 mon Male Socialization, male socialization, boxer owners
male socialization, boxer owners, male boxer: Training usually begins earlier as you know, but couldn t help because of his previous owner/breeder. You need to leash train him first. Keep him leashed, walking to your right, if you are tight-handed. Allow him to walk ahead, but use your commands...

Boxers: ADDING A NEW BOXER PUPPY W/ A MALE BOXER: FEMALE VS MALE, boxer puppy, female pup
boxer puppy, female pup, male boxer: It is a 50%-50% split. I have had great success in placing a female puppy in a house with an older female. The puppy takes the older one as a surrogate mother-- and usually, the older female adopts the pup as her own. I have placed male pups with older...

Boxers: Adopted 9 month old Bulloxer need some guidance, cesar milan, male boxer
cesar milan, male boxer, obedience class: Hi Amber, Most of this is puppy stuff, but she does need guidance to learn what is appropriate for your household and what is not; she won t just grow out of the puppy stuff. In brief, here are some suggestions, and I ll post some links at the end to...

Boxers: Aggression, whistle sound, spats
whistle sound, spats, bad behavior: The 1 1/2 year old is challenging the 4 year old for the alpha position. Neuter both males at the same time. This helps reduce the testosterone so they calm down. They will still want the alpha position-- and one has to be an alpha and the other the...

Boxers: adding another boxer to the mix?, boxer rescue, boxer dog rescue
boxer rescue, boxer dog rescue: Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your questions about your boxer rescue consideration. Honestly I can t say for certain that this male boxer will be safe with your pack you have now. All dogs have their own personality and it depends on several factors like genetics,...

Boxers: aggression, male boxer, physical ailments
male boxer, physical ailments, pizza man: Hi Susan... Often behavioral changes in a senior dog can be attributed to physical ailments. He is at the right age for thyroid issues, heart problems, arthritis, etc. You really should take him into the vet and have a physical done. Make sure he gets...

Boxers: Blue eyes in a boxer, white boxer, foregone conclusion
white boxer, foregone conclusion, blue eyes: Deafness in white Boxers is caused by a lack of pigmentation; white Boxers with blue eyes have less pigmentation, so are more likely to be deaf, but it is not a foregone conclusion. The breeder can do BAER testing at or after five weeks of age to determine...

Boxers: Boxer Dogs: Boxer with skin condition, boxer dog, boxer
boxer dog, boxer, boxers: Hi Lani, Believe it or not, I have been told from numerous vets over the years that the discharge is probably due to the beginnings of dehydration ! This is a common first sign of it, that is probably what it is. So by all means increase your boxers water...

Boxers: Boxer dog: pink tint to coat, boxer dog, boxer dogs
boxer dog, boxer dogs, boxer: Hi Christina, The pink tint around his nose and mouth area is a normal process and will continue to vary and change as he matures.The red eye could be allergies or infection so I d recommend a vet visit to check that out.There is the possibility that the...

Boxers: Boxer food, chicken soup dog food, quality diet
chicken soup dog food, quality diet, ear discharge: It really depends on the individual dog. Both are decent foods - some Wellness foods are better than others (and better than Chicken Soup). In general, with a quality diet the dog should enjoy eating the food; maintain a healthy weight; have little body...

Boxers: Boxer in Heat, boxer dog heat, boxer heat
boxer dog heat, boxer heat, boxer behavior: Hi Elizabeth, This is all normal behavior and there is no harm in babying her during this time.She is just wanting reassurance from you ( the leader of the pack) that everything is okay and looking for guidance from you.Thank you for your question, Sincerely,...

Boxers: Boxer heat cycle, average life span, flashy fawn
average life span, flashy fawn, white boxer: Heat cycles can begin as early as 4 months old which is not normal of course. The average is 10 months to 14-15 months old. Apparently the mom started later and now daughter has inherited the later heat. They should have 2 heats a year, anywhere from...

Boxers: Boxer pregnancy question, pregnancy question, puppy food
pregnancy question, puppy food, question question: Hi. I m glad things are going well. The clear discharge is normal, a lot of pregnant dogs have it during pregnancy. If it changes to a color, and has a smell, then get her to the vet. Good luck, let me know if I can help with anything else. And please let...

Boxers: Boxer puppies, boxer puppies, clap your hands
boxer puppies, clap your hands, good companions: All puppies, especially Boxer puppies, are little, aggressive-playing, chewers. Mama taught them to be big, bad Boxers. She taught them to attack, chew, grab a leg with their mouths, lock mouths chewing and biting, etc. It s the characteristics of...

Boxers: Boxer Weight, vet visit, health issue
vet visit, health issue, safe side: Hi Charles, It is a little small for his age.But it will also depend on the lines he comes from, genetics and other things.He will not reach his full weight until around two years old.I would recommend a vet visit just to be on the safe side. Thank you for...

Boxers: Boxers and cancer, canned dog food, natural dog food
canned dog food, natural dog food, glutens: Hi Debbie, Has a biopsy been taken from the lump in her mouth to determine IF it s cancerous or benign? Find a vet that will take a sample (biopsy) and see if it is benign. If so, you can safely surgically remove it. If it is cancer, then it still...

Boxers: Boxers fighting, female boxers, obnoxious one
female boxers, obnoxious one, background info: You didn t give me any background info; their ages? Have they grown up together? Sisters? What? If they got along and now do not, it sounds like an alpha competition and competition for playing with the kiddoes. It is not uncommon for jealousy and...

Boxers: Boxers Weight, vet care, slow grower
vet care, slow grower, health issue: Hi. It could be normal for him. It depends on a few things, if he has been fed a good food, allowed plenty of exercise, wormed, had good vet care, and is still on the smaller size, then I would look to his breeder and ask if their dogs grow at a slower rate....

Boxers: Boxers Weight, corn gluten, medium frame
corn gluten, medium frame, high protein: That is normal, he is still growing. Boxer s frames can be small frame, medium frame, or large frame. Male Boxers weigh 70-90 lbs grown adult. A female will range from 50-70lbs adult, both depending on their genetics and their bone structure. If you...

Boxers: Breeding Whites, fawn brindle, boxer chronicles
fawn brindle, boxer chronicles, white boxer: Yes, if Brindle grandparents are in the mix, and you have a Fawn you are breeding to a Brindle, you can get both. A Fawn and Fawn produce Fawn. Brindle and Brindle produce Brindle, unless a non-dominate Brindle, then you can get Fawn offspring from the ancestor...

Boxers: Bumps all over my Boxer, oatmeal bath, allergic reactions in dogs
oatmeal bath, allergic reactions in dogs, food allergies: HI Andrew, There are 3 main things that I would be considered: 1. hives, 2. folliculitis, and 3. pyoderma. 1. What you are describing at the moment with lumps all over his body sounds like he may possibly have hives. This is an allergic reaction...

Boxers: boxer, low blood sugar, types of seizures
low blood sugar, types of seizures, tick products: Hi Sal, Was it just his head shaking both times? Boxers do occasionally have what are called idiopathic head tremors - the head shakes but the dog is coherent during the entire episode. There are a number of theories as to possible triggers for these...

Boxers: My boxer has bumps that bleed around her mouth and chin, brindle boxer, neosporin
brindle boxer, neosporin, plastic food: Sounds like Boxer acne :) Not a big deal and pretty common. Yes, it s most definitely caused or aggravated by her plastic bowls. Switch to the metal bowls. Plastic holds TONS of bacteria. Even after you change to metal, make sure to wash them really...

Boxers: boxer changing color, coloring changes, female boxer
coloring changes, female boxer, skin coloring: As they age, the skin coloring changes. It s hormonal. My female Boxer has undergone skin color changes through the past two years. She is now dark on her inside thighs, but her stomach is still pinkish-white. I wouldn t worry unless their are lesions,...

Boxers: boxer dog: coat discolouration, boxer, boxers
boxer, boxers, boxer dog coat color: Ian, Your boxer is at the right age to start showing the uneven coat color or discoloration spots.The older the boxer gets the more noticeable or you will notice it for the first time. Does it look like its on the skin and not the coat ? Boxers do have black...

Boxers: boxer/pit bull puppy, pit bull puppy, blender mix
pit bull puppy, blender mix, dry dog food: Musket is way too young to be off mother-- although you said mom won t feed them. They should have been forced. One at a time, or two at a time. I have seen this done with success. Her diet is my main concern. I have an orphan formula I would recommend:...

Boxers: boxer question, physical ailment, nero problem
physical ailment, nero problem, blood panel: Well that s good news :) A lot of vets don t automatically do a thyroid panel! Did you discuss her behavioral changes with the vet? That would be my suggestion. Anything neuro is really hard to pinpoint without expensive tests. (Barring any type of tumor...

Boxers: boxer question, vet specialists, natural dog food
vet specialists, natural dog food, nero problem: You might either ask your vet for some anti-inflammatory meds for her arthritis (I do not recommend pain medication) or go to your local pet store, like PetSmart or PetCo and look for a good bone & joint supplement, and there is also dog food specifically...

Boxers: Dog Crate Training, dog crate training, separation anxiety
dog crate training, separation anxiety, seperate rooms: At five months he s still learning about potty training, but this may be the beginning of mild separation anxiety, also. It may just be something he needs to outgrow - it s difficult to deal with in the interim, though! The first thing I d do is crate the...

Boxers: estrus in boxers, bloody discharge, estrus
bloody discharge, estrus, accurate records: Generally, it is close to 1 year old, however, it can be 8-9 months old. She will swell and enlarge, then a clear liquid seepage, then the bloody discharge. This hea last up to 30 days and comes every 5-6 months; twice a year. If she doesn t have a...

Boxers: Blue eyes in a boxer, dark blue eyes, boxer puppy
Boxers: Blue eyes in a boxer, dark blue eyes, boxer puppy, white boxer

Boxers: boxer, heart meds, corn syrup
Boxers: boxer, heart meds, corn syrup, pancreas

Boxers: frequent licking/newly appearing black spots, Boxer dog, boxer
Boxer dog, boxer, boxers: Hi Jillian, Thanks for your questions about your boxer. The black spots you see starting to appear under the white areas of hair are normal. The boxer does not carry the gene for albinism and is much like the dalmatian in the spotting factor. This is just...

Boxers: Housebreaking- Mo, boxer puppy, male boxer
boxer puppy, male boxer, t pay: Being puppy, he is resilient like kids are. He will adapt. Also being puppy, he won t always be sleepy when he is suppose to be. Just as our kids. The few times of being crated to sleep is all right as he will tire out and settle down, and when shifts...

Boxers: heat, female boxer, puppies
female boxer, puppies: HI. If she normally comes into heat every 6 months, then she should go back into heat 6 months after the last one. Say she went into heat in April, but was bred and whelped a litter, then I would start watching for it again in October (just an example)...

Boxers: Male 2.5 over protective boxers, old baby girl, brindle boy
old baby girl, brindle boy, whistle sound: He thinks he is your protector and is attached to you. He doesn t want to share you either. He doesn t want the Brindle to be near you or your daughter, so you will need to teach him it s alright and to share. Buy a loud, obnoxious sounding whistle...

Boxers: My Male Boxers Agression, female chihuahua, male boxers
female chihuahua, male boxers, male boxer: That early event when he was 1 year old, has caused him to distrust other dogs. He is protecting the family and the other animals in the house. It s his job-- he thinks. Now that he does not trust other dogs, he has become a protector. I always tell...

Boxers: panting, sweat glands, boxer breed
sweat glands, boxer breed, vet visit: Excursion causes over heating-- in animals and humans. Animals sweat with their tongues-- they don t have sweat glands like we do. Boxers are the short muzzled-nose breed and prone to excessive heat and being hot easily. She is over heating on the...

Boxers: potty training, boxer pup, good appetite
boxer pup, good appetite, hungry dogs: For picky eaters, the best advice is to put the food down for 10-15 minutes; if he doesn t eat it, pick it up and put it down again at the next meal - again for 10-15 minutes only. He ll soon learn to eat when the food is there, or to go hungry. Dogs are...

Boxers: Over protective 2.5 yo male, old baby girl, brindle boy
old baby girl, brindle boy, month old baby: This sounds not so much like protectiveness as possessiveness - a form of resource guarding. Instituting a Nothing In Life is Free (NILIF) protocol - for both dogs - will help establish your role as the controller of resources; the dogs are not allowed to...

Boxers: puppy boxers and parvo, corn gluten, loose bowels
corn gluten, loose bowels, worm check: You can buy the deworming medicine and bring it home and administer it yourself. I have forgotten the name, but it is yellow and tastes like bananas. Ask the vet for a disposable syringe (no needle of course) and give them the prescribed 1 cc per dose....

Boxers: puppy food, boxer pup, boxer puppies
boxer pup, boxer puppies, rice bran: Hi Anne, There are as many opinions on what the best food is for dogs as there are foods on the market! In general, if you re feeding kibble, you want to find one that has named meat or meat meal as the first ingredient, and ideally several times close...

Boxers: Running, boxer health, boxer collapse
boxer health, boxer collapse, boxer dog: August, A vet visit should be in order to check him out thoroughly. If it is his joints, a supplement with glucosamine and chondroitin may help, we use NuJoint Plus from NuVet Labs and have seen great improvements over the years.It could also be a number...

Boxers: Running difficulties, human athlete, boxer mix
human athlete, boxer mix, vet visit: It may well be joint pain - just like a human athlete, he needs to build up to running any distances, and the repetitive pounding is very hard on the joints. You don t mention where you are, or what the weather was like. If your dog is Boxer-ish in head...

Boxers: running, boxer mix, length of time
boxer mix, length of time, joints: He isn t conditioned to run, so please stop running him. Just because you are a runner, and can pace for any length of time, does NOT mean a dog can, or another person for that matter. Walk your dog, and when you run, leave him at home. He isn t conditioned...

Boxers: Skin irritation, hair regrowth, canned pumpkin
hair regrowth, canned pumpkin, male boxer: It sounds like alopecia (seasonal flank alopecia (SFA), specifically) to me, as well; your subject is skin irritation but it doesn t sound as if it s bothering him at all? Generally the hair will return on its own in a few to several months; some people...

Boxers: Socialization problem, female boxer, play buddy
female boxer, play buddy, cockatiel: 10 weeks old is extremely young. She is playful as any puppy. She views you as her play buddy and mother. The mama Boxer plays rough with her puppies, teaching them to bite, attack, jump and pounce, etc. and to be big, bad Boxers. It s her job to teach...

Boxers: To Spade or not to spade?, female boxer, growth plates
female boxer, growth plates, gwyn: Personally, I wouldn t spay (not spade) until at least 6-7 months old. Preferably before her first heat (which is usually 1 year old)....... The vet recommends it for different reasons. Not knowing the vet, I couldn t say-- but I have come across vets that...

Boxers: Strange Bumps appeared on Bruno, boxer, boxers
boxer, boxers, boxer dog: Hi Andrew, I have seen this a few times in boxers. It is usually an allergic reaction to insect bites or vaccinations. We too gave Benadryl, be sure to watch Bruno and if you notice any shortness of breath or excess drooling go ahead and take him into the...

Boxers: 10 yrs old female boxer with possible health problems, yellow bile, female boxer
yellow bile, female boxer, pedialite: Get her back to the vet-- vomiting yellow bile is renal failure. (kidney failure) She MUST be put on a KD diet NOW (kidney diet) ASAP!!!! Yes, give her childrens unflavored Pediolyte beside her fresh water at all times..... Soak her dry dog food in...

Boxers: 11 month year old boxer pup, boxer pup, creamy peanut butter
boxer pup, creamy peanut butter, puppy food: A good, all natural (NO corn and NO corn glutens in ingredients) puppy is still best for him. Check with your local pet stores for goods and read the ingredients and select the one you can afford. You can offer cheese for treats and training. Add smooth,...

Boxers: 12 year old female stopped eating, female boxer, bowel movement
female boxer, bowel movement, x rays: Not having a bowel movement isn t surprising if she s not eating, but I would definitely get her to the vet, if you haven t already. There could be many things going on, from something as simple as a transient bug to something more serious, like cancer....

Boxers: 15 wk boxer questions, puppy teeth, stern voice
puppy teeth, stern voice, soft toy: The tail should be healed by now but may still be bothering her - sometimes the bone is right at the end of the tail. I d keep an eye on that because you don t want her damaging the tail - and if it s causing her pain or discomfort, you may need to have it...

Boxers: 7 MONTH BOXER CRATE PAD PROTECTION, doggie daycare, puppy proof
doggie daycare, puppy proof, creating a monster: Your Boxer has separation anxiety and destroys the bedding due to anxiety. Apparently, he is in the crate too much. Way too much. If you are crating him during the day while at work, let him sleep on a dog bed at night-- not in the crate. You are...

Boxers: 7 week old boxer behavior, boxer puppy, adult dogs
boxer puppy, adult dogs, envirnoment: Hi Kaylee, Yes, you did get him a little younger than is ideal. You can work to overcome that, however. I d first recommend you download the free e-book from Ian Dunbar, Before You Get Your Puppy . http://www.siriuspup.com/beforebook.html This...

Boxers: Aggressive, aggression in dogs, brenda aloff
aggression in dogs, brenda aloff, male boxer: I would definitely have a medical workup done, and be sure to have a full thyroid panel run ( OFA panel ) - often thyroid or other health problems present as aggression. That said, reaching for a dog who is in a safe place is generally seen as an aggressive...

Boxers: Aggressive Pound Dog, canine behaviorist, obedience class
canine behaviorist, obedience class, boxer mix: Hi Ashley, I would suggest a behaviorist rather than an obedience class right now. This really has nothing to do with settling in...more likely that she wasn t socialized properly by her previous owner(s). Because this is a behavior that you are unfamiliar...

Boxers: Boxer Behavior, boxer behavior, boxer dog behavior
boxer behavior, boxer dog behavior: Hi Pamela, Your husband being sick is most likely why the change in her. Dogs are very keen to humans,they instinctively know when we are sick, sad,etc. She is giving your husband his space and a natural reaction. When he s all better you should see her gradually...

Boxers: Boxer behavior disorder, family pets, tug of war
family pets, tug of war, behavior disorder: I recommend buying her a KONG. Buy the big one, RED KONG. Fill it with peanut butter, or buy the KONG treats to put in it. Also, Nyla bones are perfect. But, you still need to sit on the floor on her level and use her toys (you might buy some...

Boxers: Boxer bitch, false pregnancy?, boxer bitch, false pregnancy
boxer bitch, false pregnancy, mammary glands: She is in an emotional state of mind and will mourn not having her puppies-- it would be best to give her a stuffed toy to mother, and if she doesn t go back to normal in a wee- take her to your vet and explain. He can give meds to help improve her emotional...

Boxers: Boxer breeding, male boxer, basset hounds
male boxer, basset hounds, basset hound: No, dogs can not get pregnant any other way. EVERY male s penis will swell up and can not get free of the female s vagina once he has ejaculated. This is each and every time and non-negotiable due to their bodies. Just because someone did not see them...

Boxers: Boxer Cough, female boxer, water hose
female boxer, water hose, drink of water: She s getting overly excited. My female does that-- especially when playing in the water hose and drinking from it while playing. If she obeys commands well, tell her to get a drink of water. It s just over-excitement and she gets dry mouth and all...

Boxers: Boxer Dog allergies, boxer dog
boxer dog: Hi Dennis, Can you answer a few more questions ? What are you feeding him and how often? How long is the puppy staying alone during the day ? Did the vet check his hearing and sight ? Does this puppy have blue eyes or brown ? Any markings of color on the...

Boxers: Boxer dog: aggresion, boxer female, boxer dog
boxer female, boxer dog, boxer dogs: Hi Andy, Thanks for your question about your boxer female.From your description it sounds as though the female is warning the male to give her her space, a territorial issue. The female being new in the environment will naturally do this to stand her ground.Boxer...

Boxers: Boxer puppies ; my 2 week old boxer pup is vomiting and has diarrhea, Boxer Puppies, whelping boxer puppies
Boxer Puppies, whelping boxer puppies, fading boxer puppy: Maria, The symptoms you have described can be common among many many illnesses, so I can t give you a definite answer. But it could be from over eating if this puppy is strong and nursing well, watch him and see if he acts strong and sucks vigorously at the...

Boxers: Boxer ran away with leash!!, male boxer, bitch in heat
male boxer, bitch in heat, retractable leash: No, Boxers do not run away a lot. It is not breed-specific. But, all dogs will run away if they get loose. Most come back home. I would suggest if he returns or you find him- and continue to call your shelters twice- three times daily (they can put him...

Boxers: Boxer - Skin, boxer, boxers
boxer, boxers, boxer dog: Hi Moe, What you have described to me sounds like demodectic mange. It can be a common skin problem for boxers. Since the dippings worked that is probably what it is.Stop changing foods,etc. instead what I would do is get some Goodwindol ointment and apply...

Boxers: Boxer with yellow puss in eyes, male pup, male boxer
male pup, male boxer, boxer mix: I would have said allergies cause the pus, however, your other dog has caught it, so it is contagious. It could be like a pink eye infection-- but the infection is contagious for sure. Since your vet did not think it was anything-- I highly recommend...

Boxers: about my boxer, diareha, whelping
diareha, whelping, momma: First, take them and momma to the vet. Secondly,the black direha is normal but should go away soon. Are the pups all nursing okay? Losing her hair is normal for some bitches after whelping. Not all do, but some do. But do take them all to the vet...

Boxers: Should we get another boxer?, boxer pup, nyla bones
boxer pup, nyla bones, female boxer: Hello Danielle, I am assuming that your 2 year old girl hasn t had a litter of pups due to being spayed. What I have experienced is an older female will adopt the puppy regardless of gender,and mother it; teach and train the puppy, care for the pup,...

Boxers: should we get another boxer?, boxer dog, boxer dogs
boxer dog, boxer dogs, boxer: Hi Danielle, I agree with the breeder, its best to get a male boxer as her companion. Female boxers are prone to fight each other as are two male boxers, its mostly a breed behavior. So even tho your female now gets along well with both sexes of dogs at this...

Boxers: should we get another boxer?, boxer pup, female boxer
boxer pup, female boxer, fight odds: Generally speaking, an opposite-sex pair is the best bet. Two males are more likely to fight, but two females, if they do fight, are more likely to cause serious damage and to hold a grudge - if two bitches get into a real fight, odds are you ll never be...

Boxers: boxer anxiety,c.o.d, and claustrophobic, dog separation anxiety, patricia mcconnell
dog separation anxiety, patricia mcconnell, dealing with separation: Have you tried crating him when you re gone? It will take some time to work up to a full 4-hour stretch, if he s not been accustomed to a crate before now, but it might be enough to give him a safe place where he can t destroy your things or ingest something...

Boxers: boxer bitch, boxer bitch, behavorist
boxer bitch, behavorist, best bet: Hi. I would talk to a behaviorist sbout this. That way, they can see first hand exactly what is setting her off. I wouldn t let your son next to her at all until you talk to someone. This is for his own safety, I d much rather be safe than sorry. I know this...

Boxers: boxer dog overdue, temperture, milk production
temperture, milk production, boxer dog: How many days pregnant has she been? Whelping is 63 days. It isn t uncommon to have them 56-67 (68) days. I hope you are prepared. You will know when she is in labor. She will stop eating and drinking, pee and poop more, roam, pace, pant, restlessness,...

Boxers: boxer gums, boxer owners, gum tissue
boxer owners, gum tissue, tooth decay: Boxers are prone to fibromatous epulides , benign overgrowths of gum tissue. If they get too large, they may interfere with eating; as well, food and hair can get trapped behind/underneath them, which can lead to gingivitis and tooth decay. Surgical removal...

Boxers: boxer puppy (female), boxer puppy, female boxer
boxer puppy, female boxer, time breeder: Bailey is gorgeous! She does appear to be full-blooded by what I can see of her in the picture. Her eyes, her muzzle (she has the narrow, elongated nose and mouth like my girl-- instead of the shorter, wider nose), her chest, her markings, etc. I...

Boxers: boxer throwing up, corn gluten, newborn puppies
corn gluten, newborn puppies, natural dog food: If she is pregnant-- food might disagree with her-- and of course, pregnancy. Whatever dog food you choose-- make it an all natural dog food with NO corn and NO corn glutens. Boxers are usually allergic to these fillers and it disagrees with them and their...

Boxers: boxer training, boxer training, boxer dog training
boxer training, boxer dog training, boxer: Hi Kellie, First let me explain that some boxers have what I call a weak bladder and can t hold it or get excited and go immediately when prompted by their owners, like your girl is doing. She will outgrow this behavior and you must remain calm and ignore...

Boxers: Cherry sized lump in front knee, boxer mix
boxer mix: Hi Denise, I would definitely take it seriously and have the vet check it. Boxers are prone to cancers and it would be better to have it checked to be on the safe side,I wish you and your boxer/mix well. Sincerely, Angela Donald Canine Behavior Consultan...

Boxers: Female Boxer Mix, boxer mix, boxer breed
boxer mix, boxer breed, boxer dog: Hi Crystal, The boxer breed lives on average 11-14 years old. What you are describing to me sounds as though your boxer mix is having some kind of medical issue and could be in pain. Please have her checked by the vet asap, keep her away from the children...

Boxers: Frothing around nostrils, blowing bubbles, reinforcer
blowing bubbles, reinforcer, busy place: The frothing is most likely just a type of sweating, like the lather that horses get when they re worked up. As far as the anxiety goes, without knowing what exactly was making him anxious it s hard to comment, but overall you want to reward good (confident)...

Boxers: Puppies and worms, roundworms, tapeworm
Boxers: Puppies and worms, roundworms, tapeworm, worms

Boxers: false pregnancy, false pregnancy symptoms, boxer bitch
false pregnancy symptoms, boxer bitch, question pool: Hi David, I just pulled this from the question pool; hopefully your bitch is through her false pregnancy now and back to her old self! For future, if a bitch goes off her food with a false pregnancy for more than a day I d probably get in touch with the...

Boxers: fences, jumping fences, female boxer
jumping fences, female boxer, temporary management: Work on both off/leave it and boundary training, so that she learns not only to stay off of the fence, but also to stay within the fenced area. Some good articles on these behaviors are here: http://www.clickersolutions.com/articles/2001/leaveit.htm...

Boxers: Housebreaking, vet visit, kidney infection
vet visit, kidney infection, medical issue: The first step is a vet visit to check for a urinary tract or kidney infection. The marking is not unusual, especially if he s not neutered, but peeing in his crate is a sign that something else is going on. If the vet rules out any medical issue, it...

Boxers: Itchy bumps all over my 5 month old boxer, boxer pup, male boxer
boxer pup, male boxer, itchy bumps: Hi. It could be a few different things. It could be an allergic reaction to something, bug bites....I would take him tot he vet to see what s going on. There are things that the vet can prescribe to help with the itching. You can also use benedryl, but you...

Boxers: Lumps on my Boxer, oatmeal bath, natural dog food
oatmeal bath, natural dog food, flea allergy: This sounds like a flea allergy. Fleas bite, and an allergic dog will get bumps. Or, it can be food allergies. Food allergies cause skin bumps and itching too. Be sure to feed him an all natural dog food with no corn and no corn glutens. You can check...

Boxers: orphan boxer puppies, soft poop, boxer puppies
soft poop, boxer puppies, bottled drinking water: Have you taken them to your vet for a wellness checkup? (I looked at the pictures after answering you-- and see that you stated he likes food and she likes bottles--) 4-5 lbs is small for the 4-5 week old age. They should be around 7lbs. therebouts. ...

Boxers: Pregnant Boxer, thick yellow discharge, signs of pregnancy
thick yellow discharge, signs of pregnancy, antibiotics: Hi. Any colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy needs to be checked out by a vet. It could be that she has a simple infection that needs some antibiotics, or something else. I would get her to the vet fast just to make sure everything s ok. Good...

Boxers: Puppies and worms, worms in stool, vet visit
worms in stool, vet visit, couple rounds: Treatment for worms is a multiple-dose process; you re seeing the worms in his stool because the medication is working. Sometimes puppies with a heavy load of worms need a couple rounds of medication before they re parasite-free. You also want to be sure...

Boxers: puppy food, boxer pup, healthy digestive system
boxer pup, healthy digestive system, puppy food: First, I recommend an all natural, high protein puppy food with NO corn and NO corn glutens which are fillers and most Boxers tend to be skin-allergic to those ingredients. Go to your local pet store and read the labels on the puppy food brands that advertise...

Boxers: Running Boxers and Food Concerns, food concerns, eagle pack
food concerns, eagle pack, joint supplement: HI. Different people have different opinions of how much exercise is too much. If your boy has the all clear from your vet and enjoys the run, then I would enjoy your running buddy. My best suggestion here would be to talk to your vet and see what he thinks....

Boxers: raw meat feeding, carina beth macdonald, raw meaty bones
carina beth macdonald, raw meaty bones, raw dog food: Many Boxers do quite well on a raw diet (including my own!). It is more than just raw meat, though - which I believe you understand as you mention bones, but it s an important point as an improperly-fed raw diet can be very problematic. Generally speaking...

Boxers: regading yallow discharege, boxer
boxer: Hi Anuraj, I would get a second opinion from another Doctor and consider spaying her. This is unusual for her young age. Ask the new doctor to do more blood tests and vaginal smears to determine exactly what is wrong. Take the medicine with you to the new...

Boxers: shedding and heat cycle., boxer bitch, female boxer
boxer bitch, female boxer, soft fur: It s not unusual for Boxers to shed their soft puppy coats and grow in a smoother, tighter coat; it s also not unusual for Boxers to shed heavily at the change of seasons. It is unusual for the hair to shed in clumps, though; if she s got bare patches of...

Boxers: skin problems, male boxer, insect bites
male boxer, insect bites, open wounds: Andy, This is a case that the owner has done everything right and nothing works. It is time to take him to the vet. If it s insect bites, there are medicines that will counteract and meds that will help him heal, as well as cortisones for the itch...

Boxers: tail docking, triple antibiotic ointment, male boxer
triple antibiotic ointment, male boxer, cat gut: I would really like to see a picture or know how long is longer than normal. My Boxers have 3 inch tails. Any shorter is called a nib. I prefer the longer and always dock the puppies longer. It covers their rectum when laid down. If you want to...

Boxers: three and a half month old female boxer with allergy, boxer allergies, boxer dog
boxer allergies, boxer dog, boxer: Hi Aiswariya, The protocol your vet is using is standard for allergies. Ask your vet if you can give her Bendadryl daily. I also recommend NuVet vitamins, you can find them on my website on the right hand side of the page , they are not sold in stores and...

Boxers: underweight & nervous, boxer bitch, hip bones
boxer bitch, hip bones, affectionate girl: Hi, She does sound a bit skinny - seeing the ribs isn t necessarily a problem, but the spine and hips should not be prominent at an ideal weight. If her food is heavy on grain, there are more fillers in the food so more waste going out, and you d need...

Boxers: Wormer safe for lactating dog and pups, nemex, cottage cheese
nemex, cottage cheese, whelping box: Hi. She may not be eating well because the pups are taking up so much room inside of her. try offering her more frequent, smaller meals during the day. You can try to put some cottage cheese, beef broth, or gravy over her food to see if that perks her appetite...

Boxers: 4 month old boxer & 2 older dogs, boxer boy, male boxer
boxer boy, male boxer, obedience class: Hi. Well, your Boxer boy is a baby, he s probably hyper and rough. You may have to keep them seperated until he grows up some. The boxer is going to need plenty of exercise to wear him out. Give him plenty of safe toys to make him happy, and put baby gates...

Boxers: 6 WEEK PREGNANT BOXER, electrolyte replacement, boxer breed
electrolyte replacement, boxer breed, canned pumpkin: Thank you, Tracey! Diarrhea means different things to different people - is she having bouts of uncontrollable (or barely controllable) watery or explosive stool, or is she having her normal schedule (well, probably more frequent given her pregnancy)...

Boxers: aggressive at times, opposite genders, separate rooms
opposite genders, separate rooms, imes: It is typical of the fighting, especially with opposite genders and siblings. You need to get this under control and fast, before they are older. Buy an obnoxious sounding whistle and blow it when they fight. Separate them, put each in a crate separate,...

Boxers: Blind White Boxer, white boxer, natural instincts
white boxer, natural instincts, fenced back yard: Pass the information and the web sites on to the foster mom, and Bluegrass Boxer Rescue for the care takers to have and learn. If you adopt him, it will be rewarding and loving, and keeping him socialized with other Boxers is good, but change is scary,...

Boxers: Boxer change in behavior bit my nephew, boxer puppy, rescue boxer
boxer puppy, rescue boxer, blood work: I am not answering but responding that I have over twenty years of training and breeding Boxers. All anyone can do is access a situation as it is presented. Boxers do not bite without being threatened or protecting their family. Simple. No one states...

Boxers: Boxer Jealousy?, golden doodle, blow the whistle
golden doodle, blow the whistle, behavior modification: You said that your Boxer get along with your friend s Lab well, but not the other dog that show up, right? It is a jealously thing, and a protective mode as well. Your dog has made friends with the Lab and does not want to share his friendship and thinks...

Boxers: Boxer markings, fawn boxer, puppy
fawn boxer, puppy, good luck: Hi Jessica, It is conceivable that a Boxer would have no white at all, but that is not usual in North American lines - at the very least, there will be some white on the belly. It s more common in some of the Continental European lines. That said, if...

Boxers: Boxer Puppy's continuous season., boxer bitch, boxer puppy
boxer bitch, boxer puppy, natural dog food: Heat cycles ae approximately 30 days. Sometimes a discharge can follow, but not often. Her vulva should have diminished by now, and leads me to ask if there was a possibility of her being pregnant. Any male dog that had access to her could have mated. ...

Boxers: Boxer pooping issue, hard wood floors, female boxer
hard wood floors, female boxer, poop: Yes, when any dog is moved-- it is a new location and this is a 1) rebellious act and 2) marking territory making it her own. The only thing you can do is 1) remove any stain and its smells from the area(s) she is going-- cleaning the carpet and the hardwood...

Boxers: Boxer with a raw chin, boxer dog allergies, boxer
boxer dog allergies, boxer, boxers: Hi Pam, Yes it could be allergies, a lot of boxers get this condition.This is the method I ve used in the past for this. First change her food and water bowl to stainless bowls as many dogs are allergic to plastic and it harbors bacteria. Second, daily cleanse...

Boxers: Boxer Skin allergies, environmental allergies, concord area
environmental allergies, concord area, skin allergies: The sweet potato and fish diet is one of the best for sensitivities. Get a new vet. Immediately. He needs medicine to put in his ears for the yeast infection-- which he can spread to other area of his body when scratching. Especially opened areas....

Boxers: Boxer's Front Teeth, bottom teeth, front teeth
bottom teeth, front teeth, nylabones: It sounds like cavities. Dogs get cavities too, in spite of how well we take care of them. Let the vet look at them and I think it s time you offer softened food. You can add water and mix to make a gravy, add canned to it and mix. This will help...

Boxers: My Boxers Behavior, vet asap, ace bandage
vet asap, ace bandage, torn ligament: Hi Joey, Rimadyl is a pain medicine for arthritis and not the right medicine to treat her. Get another vet. That was a mistake. It is alright to give a pain medicine to get her through the pain of the torn ligament, but not a solution and repair...

Boxers: bathing, dry flaky skin, coarse fur
dry flaky skin, coarse fur, quality diets: I quite like the Earthbath shampoos - www.earthbath.com - and some of the formulas might be OK for more frequent bathing. They also make between-bath wipes and spritzes to help with the dog smell. That said, a strong odor, especially from a dry dog, is...

Boxers: blood in urine, vet asap, kidney stones
vet asap, kidney stones, blood in urine: Just as in people, kidneys are the culprit, such as kidney stones,etc. Although I can not say what the cause is, I can t believe the vet hasn t tested and diagnosed the problem before prescribing antibiotics. If you vet did not test, then get a new vet...

Boxers: My boxer, boxer puppies, boxer anxiety
boxer puppies, boxer anxiety, boxer dog: Hi Jessica , Yes she will get over it.But this is a traumatic experience for dogs.From what you have described to me, the mother is having anxiety because she can t find the pups. Keep her and the puppies in a quite calm environment for 21 days then move them...

Boxers: coat, curry comb, dead hairs
curry comb, dead hairs, essential fatty acids: Shedding is normal for the breed; during the change of seasons it can become quite heavy. Daily grooming with a rubber curry comb or Zoom Groom type of tool will pull out dead hairs all at once, leaving fewer to drop on your furniture, floors, etc. As well,...

Boxers: color on my boxer puppy, boxer puppy, dog ages
boxer puppy, dog ages, pigment: Some fawn puppies with deep pigment do have a shadow of black on their back, especially along the spine. This will disappear as the dog ages. If it stays into adulthood, or if it s more of a saddle pattern, then there may well be another breed in the...

Boxers: Dry nose, cow udders, male boxer
cow udders, male boxer, dry nose: A dry nose is very much like chapped lips, typically a lack of good moisture in the body and indicative of dry skin. Heat in summer, and dryness in winter can cause it. Make sure he s getting plenty of water and you may want to add a bit of elecrolyte (like...

Boxers: eating meat, pacific northwest salmon, homecooked diet
pacific northwest salmon, homecooked diet, cook meat: Meat can be a part of a Boxer s diet, but if it s fed incorrectly it can cause some serious health issues. Meat can be raw or cooked, depending on what else you re feeding. Generally speaking a wide variety is encouraged, provided you re sure of the quality...

Boxers: feeding/diet, puppy chow, growth spurts
puppy chow, growth spurts, overweight dogs: Hi. About your puppy....is he growing good, and are his ribs covered well? If so, then he s eating plenty. If he looks puny, isn t growing well, or stays next to the food bowl, then I would up his food. When they hit growth spurts, they ll tend to be a bit...

Boxers: introducing new boxer to our household, male boxer, boxer lovers
male boxer, boxer lovers, female boxer: The Boxers already know each other because you said she is established in your family... ...so don t worry. It s not like being strangers. The female Boxer is more aggressive and dominant than the male, so be prepared for that. Treat them equal--...

Boxers: ivermectin side effects, skin mites, gastrointestinal irritation
skin mites, gastrointestinal irritation, boxing match: The bloody stool might be some lingering effects of the parvo; it s no a common side-effect of ivermectin, though I would say it s not an impossible result. If the blood is red, and just on the surface of the stool, it may be a minor gastrointestinal irritation;...

Boxers: one month boxer, boxer puppies, boxer pups
boxer puppies, boxer pups, face and body: Hi. Boxer pups this young are hard to evaluate. When you gently pull the ears back, the top of the head should resemble a bunny s head. You want to see an undershot jaw, but not to where you see the teeth. The neck should be long, nicely arched, and flow into...

Boxers: Name of Bumps on Boxer, typical allergy, corn gluten
typical allergy, corn gluten, boxer forum: Sorry, Sandy. There isn t any technical name for that as far as I know or have ever heard. It is a Boxer physical characteristic, and other breeds have it as well. German Shepherds are known for it too. Every Boxer has one on each side of the face,...

Boxers: potty!, boxer puppy, male boxer
boxer puppy, male boxer, wal mart: Hi. I would have him checked by the vet to make sure he doesn t have a uti, or something else going on. Remember though, he is still a baby and it will take him some time to fully master this. Feed him at regular time, no food after say 6 no water after 8...

Boxers: pregant boxer, x ray, sire
x ray, sire, puppies: There is no way to tell by not seeing and giving her an examination, but her size would be an indication of more puppies. How many did she have her first time? Is the sire this time another Boxer? Take her to your vet for an x-ray. It will reveal exactly...

Boxers: pregnant boxer?, false pregnancy, size litter
false pregnancy, size litter, stomachs: No, the size of their stomachs and weight gain is not an indication. She might only be carrying 1 or 1 puppies instead of a normal size litter of 6-9. If she has never displayed a false pregnancy before, then this is highly unlikely to be false. Usually,...

Boxers: Is my puppy lonely, tug of war, family dynamics
tug of war, family dynamics, playtime: Boxers don t do well left outside- they are short-nosed and get over heated more easily than other breeds- and don t tolerate cold weather as well as other breeds. They are inside dogs. Outside should be supervised at his young age- think of him as a 2-year...

Boxers: Running away, Boxer, bolting
Boxer, bolting, recall: Since she s from a shelter, you really have no idea about her past, so there s no telling why she seems to be afraid to go outside at night; however you do need to respect that and work on changing her response. Get some super-yummy treats like liver, baked...

Boxers: Sick Male Boxer, male boxer, lack of appetite
male boxer, lack of appetite, concrete answers: Hi Therese, Lethargy and lack of appetite can be caused by a number of things; he might have eaten something that disagreed with him, he might have contracted an illness, or there might be many other things going on. If he s still lethargic and not eating,...

Boxers: Small boxer, fawn boxer, male boxer
fawn boxer, male boxer, thyroid disorder: I can not believe a one year old male Boxer weighing 40 pounds is not a concern for your vet. He is still growing, however, he should be an average of 55-60 pounds by now, and growing into 70-80 pounds average, full grown. Does his rib cage show? ...

Boxers: Spying boxer, boxer boy, male boxer
boxer boy, male boxer, dog aggression: Just a quick clarification, while neutered actually applies to either sex, it is most typically applied to males. As well, only females are spayed. Whether to neuter a male is an individual decision; while the risk of testicular cancer is decreased,...

Boxers: Testicular Cancer, dogs dogs, male boxer
dogs dogs, male boxer, testicular tumors: I got this off a web site of a vet: Treatment usually consists of surgical neutering. Because of the success of testicular removal and the low rate of metastasis, neutering is often the only treatment needed. Some dogs have been treated successfully with...

Boxers: Vomiting, cushions disease, yellow bile
cushions disease, yellow bile, kidney problems: Consistent vomiting could be a number of things. And what did the vet say? What did the vet do about it? I can t believe a vet would test and then dismiss it. What kind of vomit is it? Yellow bile with no substance? Food? Congealed? Curled? Without...

Boxers: my white boxer, brindle boxer, flashy fawn
brindle boxer, flashy fawn, white boxer: A white Boxer has a white gene. Sometimes, white Boxers are born deaf. Sometimes blind, sometimes both-- or can go deaf within a few weeks or so, and/or blind too. But it is normally deaf. The Boxer Breeders Association and AKC, etc. discourage breeding...

Boxers: my white boxer, american boxer club, national parent clubs
american boxer club, national parent clubs, boxer cardiomyopathy: None of the national parent clubs in any country in the world permit the breeding of white Boxers. The biggest issue is that white Boxers have a higher incidence of deafness than colored Boxers, and there is some concern that breeding whites will increase...

Boxers: 10 month old boxer shows no signs of testicles, vascectomy, perfect in everyway
vascectomy, perfect in everyway, leash training: Theo is gorgeous! With undescending testicles throughout life, increases a chance of cancer- otherwise, no other problems that I m aware of... ask your vet his recommendation. As far as his over-friendliness to other dogs, keep a tighter hold of his...

Boxers: 2 yr old white male boxer, boxer dog allergies, boxer dogs
boxer dog allergies, boxer dogs: Hi Joey, Yes it is something to worry about. A vet visit is in order asap to prevent secondary infections. Be sure and ask your vet to check his thyroid. Allergies are common in boxers as well. Keep in touch and let me know what the vets says, I may can offer...

Boxers: 3 year old male boxer- dog aggression, male boxer, dog aggression
male boxer, dog aggression, boxer dog: Neutering has nothing to do with aggression or behavior. The standing over another dog is alpha. He is displaying his position over them as the alpha dog. Never let him outside off a leash anyway, except in a fenced yard. No dog should be off leash--...

Boxers: 4 week old male boxer puppy, boxer puppies
boxer puppies: Hi Cassye, It is usually the first signs of dehydration per my vet. You should seek vet attention to be on the safe side. I would increase their water consumption as well. Thank you for your question and good luck with the puppies. Sincerely, Angela Donald...

Boxers: aggression, male boxer, ill intent
male boxer, ill intent, holding the baby: Boxers are playful, some more than others, and by jumping up on you shows he wants to play. He is associating you having your grandbaby with playing, and being at the dog park as playing. He means no ill intent and isn t being aggressive- just playful....

Boxers: Boxer behaviour, vet check, contentment
vet check, contentment, carport: Hi Craig, There could be many reasons for this change in behavior; it might even be that he s finally maturing. (The Boxer males I know don t tend to grow brains until they re about three or four years old!) I would suggest a vet check just to be sure...

Boxers: Boxer's breathing habits, tipping the scales, room temperatures
tipping the scales, room temperatures, perfect shape: Bubba is gorgeous and he is a big, big boy. That might be the cause for his breathing. Boxers get hot very, very, extremely easy, and will pant even when laying around. What might be considered a normal room temperature to you, is too hot to him....

Boxers: Boxer Dog rear leg issue, boxer degenerative myelopathy, DM
boxer degenerative myelopathy, DM, boxer dog: Hi Jessica, What you have described to me sounds a lot like DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY or DM. DM is a neurological disease affecting the spinal cord and nerves coordinating the rear quarters. Please see the American Boxer Club website for more information...

Boxers: Boxer in heat, loving temperaments, genetic health
loving temperaments, genetic health, buye: Males usually know when a bitch is ready to be bred and when she isn t. Given the decrease in your male s interest, I would guess she s already ovulated and the eggs are either fertilized (if he did manage to breed her) or no longer able to be fertilized....

Boxers: Boxer pigment change-hair loss, boxer dog hairloss, boxer dog
boxer dog hairloss, boxer dog, boxer dogs: Hi Jama, What you have described sounds like an allergy or mange.Have your vet take a look and maybe ask for a skin scrapping to determine if it is mites or allergies. Have you changed his food ? bedding? sprayed your yard ? Used any kind of new cleaning...

Boxers: Boxer puppy, boxer puppy, puppy food
boxer puppy, puppy food, glutens: I am an avid fan of the self-feeding method. That is having his food and water (fresh, changed often) out for him to eat whenever he wants. Boxers are grazers and eat small amounts often- especially later at night. Why, no one knows. Since he is...

Boxers: boxer, puppy owners, personal choice
puppy owners, personal choice, boxer: Hi. I m going to give you a really good web site at the bottom of this letter. It will help you find a great breeder. as for male or female, it s a personal choice. Males do get bigger, and can be harder to handle. For first time puppy owners I would suggest...

Boxers: boxer barking in crate, puppy proof, early mornings
puppy proof, early mornings, 9 months: He is only 9 months old- he has to use the potty but might not because to anxious to get out- but he can t hold it for hours and hours. What time are you putting him in the crate? If he is barking at 4am every morning, like clockwork, then it is possible...

Boxers: boxer breeding, flashy fawn, boxer mix
flashy fawn, boxer mix, coat colors: Hi Kathey, Theoretically, yes. Black is a dominant color so a Boxer mix with a black coat could have a hidden brindle gene. If that were the case, you would expect 50% black and 50% brindle pups if that dog were bred to a fawn. If the Boxer mix instead...

Boxers: boxer pimples, triple antibiotic ointment, pimples
triple antibiotic ointment, pimples, acne: I suppose you are referring to the pimple/bumps on her face, right? 2 1/2 years old is a little older than the norm but not unusual. Usually it starts at younger- more puppy age but can continue until older. It is probably acne. It isn t harmful,...

Boxers: could my boxer be pregnant?, boxer dog pregnant
boxer dog pregnant: Hi Natasha, The only one who can answer that question is your local vet,yes dogs do have false pregnancies so your vet can do an ultrasound and should be able to give you the answer. Thanks for asking your question, Angela Donald Canine Behavior Consultant...

Boxers: boxer vomiting., reverse brindle boxer, puppy chow
reverse brindle boxer, puppy chow, natural dog food: There is no such thing as a black Boxer. If he is that dark, then he is a reverse Brindle Boxer. He needs an all natural dog food with no corn and no corn glutens. Boxers tend to be allergic to corn and its byproducts and that can cause the vomiting....

Boxers: boxer whelping, pant, couple of days
pant, couple of days, lily: Hi. It sounds like she s getting ready. The temp should drop below 98, but it s easy to miss. Usually, they will pant heavily, dig like crazy, can t get comfortable, and may try to hide. This can last up to 24 hours. These are the signs to look for. Good luck...

Boxers: breeding boxer dog, boxer breeding, boxer dog breeding
boxer breeding, boxer dog breeding, boxer dog: Hi Tracy, I personally have never bred a female more than 5 years old. My females never have more than 2 litters in their lifetime. I do know of a female boxer that was bred at 9 years old and done great, it is a matter of personal choice and the condition...

Boxers: Choosing a boxer, boxer puppy, akc papers
boxer puppy, akc papers, boxer breed: You have to select a breeder that offers AKC credentials so you know both parents are pure-bred and so you can register your pup. Most breeders that have the AKC papers, register the litter and provide you with the paper to fill out, naming your pup, and your...

Boxers: changes in color as puppy ages, boxer coat colors, boxer dog
boxer coat colors, boxer dog, boxer dogs: Hi Susan, As soon as the puppies were dry after birth you can see the brindle stripes but to an untrained eye this is sometimes illusive. Please feel free to email me a picture of the puppies and I ll be glad to tell you. What color are the parents ? Two...

Boxers: crates, plastic ties, plastic crate
plastic ties, plastic crate, climate control: I m not sure of the crate set up you are referring to... but I would suggest the extra large wire rod cage that you put together yourself (3 sides, a top, and a door) and the door has a latch that can not be opened by the dog. Plastic ties can cause he...

Boxers: what dog mix well with boxers????, whoo, seams
whoo, seams, boxers: Hi Ruth, Boxers get along well many other breeds - there really aren t any bad combinations. It s far better to evaluate the personalities of the individual dogs, and be sure they re a good fit. I would say that Boxers tend to get along best with...

Boxers: Graying early/bumps on back, boxer babies, average life span
boxer babies, average life span, sebaceous cysts: The graying is normal- she is 6 years old and the average life span of a Boxer is 10 years: although can live longer. So being 6 years old is older and the graying is completely normal. My 5 year old is now grayed. As far as the 3 hard bumps on her...

Boxers: Graying early/bumps on back, boxer cancer, boxer lumps
boxer cancer, boxer lumps, boxer bumps: Hi Laura, Boxers with black masks do seem to gray earlier than the ones who are flashy( lots of white markings) and your boxer is at the right age for this to become more noticeable.Bringing the new puppy in isn t the cause and you are doing the right thing...

Boxers: Health Question, financial circumstances, health question
financial circumstances, health question, resource info: I am so sorry, but this is life threatening and does require a vet ASAP. Call your vet, and if you don t have one, ask friends, family, neighbors about their vets, and get them to take him in with you and talk on your behalf about payment arrangements....

Boxers: Obcessive Behavior, female boxer, push ups
female boxer, push ups, obcession: Hi Chad, This may be normal Boxer behavior, an invitation to play, but not all dogs will react to it as such. Start with teaching her a solid recall so that if she does start that behavior, you can call her away. You may need to keep her on-leash for...

Boxers: Puppy with worms, intestinal worms, stool sample
intestinal worms, stool sample, feces: Hi Amanda, Vaccinations don t address intestinal worms. You will need to visit a vet with a stool sample, to determine which type of worm he has, as this will determine which wormer you will need to use. You mention you just got him recently - if it...

Boxers: Red Bumps, boxer dog allergies, boxer dog
boxer dog allergies, boxer dog, boxer dogs: Hi Kate, It does seem as though he is suffering from allergies and your vet is giving him the protocol that is normal for this. Benadryl may not clear it up but it will help the itching and I give it to my own boxers whenever they get stung, etc. The main...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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