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Boxers and Pain: 9 Telltale Signs

  How do you know if your boxer is in pain?  After my boxer went through a surgery, my veterinarian asked me to monitor her very closely for signs of pain or discomfort.  When I asked, “how will I know if she is in pain?”  He replied, “she will act out of character.”  My first thought was I know […]

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Revving Up and the Summer Heat

As the summer kicks into full gear it is important to remember safety for your boxer.  Many people love to bring their boxers on fun excursions throughout the summer (I know we do).  It is important to remember that although bringing your boxer(s) along for the ride and fun, running into the local gas station […]

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How To Keep A Boxer’s Aging Mind Sharp!

For some of us the enjoyment of routine daily exercise is on our “to do” list.  And there are many people that are faithful walking their dogs or running them daily.  Boxers especially need to release their high energy levels as well as we do.  However, if you are not walking your dog daily perhaps […]

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Can Boxers Improve Your Heart?

A recent article by Psychology Today, states that your dog may improve your heart health and reduce stress.  The article summaries by saying that studies show that having a pet can actually reduce the chance of heart illness and blood pressure related illness. Personally speaking,  I totally understand the effect a family pet can have on […]

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What is Osteoarthritis and What Can You Do?

  Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of the joints.  Dogs often show an intermittent lameness that slowly becomes more severe and frequent with time.  Some dogs have a stiff gate.  Other dogs are affected by the weather (especially cold).  Since boxers are working and athletic labeled dogs, they are at risk. In a recent study published […]

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How To Exercise Your Boxer Inside (video)

So, what do you do when you have a really cold winter or a blistering hot summer?  Walking you boxer outdoors doesn’t seem appealing to anyone in extreme temperatures (hot or cold).  So what do you do … get a treadmill.  It may take some training but you need to keep your boxers exercised, if […]

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Gingival Hyperplasia and Boxers Teeth

What is it? And why is it important for me to know? Let’s start with “what is it?”  Gingival Hyperplasia (also known as Fibromatous Periodontal Hyperplasia) are firm, non-painful swellings or lesions attached to the gingiva.   Basically the gum line looks like little tumors that grow slowly and start to surround and sometimes cover the teeth.  When this happens, […]

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ALERT: Pro-Pet Dog Food Recall

Dog Food Advisor reports: “February 5, 2014 – Pro-Pet LLC of St. Marys, Ohio has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of dry dog and cat foods for possible Salmonella contamination. According to the FDA, a single field test indicated products manufactured during a two-day period and on the same line of production […]

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October is ALL about PINK!

October is all about PINK to help raise awareness about the importance of screening and the early detection of breast cancer.   While most of us know how to screen for breast cancer in people (i.e., mammograms), we should familiarize ourselves with the warning signs of cancer in our dogs.  In general, boxers are known to […]

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