Putting a Boxer dog to sleep

Time To Say Goodbye: Euthanasia And Your Boxer

In the best of all worlds, your Boxer will pass peacefully at home when the time comes. Many of us must grapple with putting our Boxers to sleep when quality of life is so diminished that euthanasia becomes the kindest choice. If your Boxer is in unmanageable pain with no prospect of improvement, you will …

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Boxer dog waiting for pain meds

What Can I Give My Boxer For Pain?

At some point in his life, your Boxer is unfortunately likely to require pain relief. Before dosing your Boxer with pain medication, it’s important to understand that many of the most commonly used drugs, like non-steroidal anti-inflammatories or NSAIDs, come with troublesome side effects. As a Boxer owner, you will want to do everything possible …

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Can I Give My Boxer Benadryl? Cautions And Alternatives

Owners frequently suggest Benadryl to each other for their Boxers, and many vets are willing to recommend this over-the-counter drug for allergy-like symptoms. Despite its availability and popularity, Benadryl is not a medication you should give to your Boxer lightly — or in lieu of addressing the underlying cause of the hives or the itching. …

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Joint Problems In Boxers: Causes, Care And How To Prevent

Joint problems are painful and debilitating conditions that can rob a Boxer of his joie de vivre and, ultimately, his mobility. Hip dysplasia and other joint issues can affect Boxers as a result of an interplay of factors encompassing genetics, nutrition, neutering and exercise. How a Boxer is managed during puppyhood, when bones and their …

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Boxer dog with a grooming mitt suitable for the breed's short but shedding coat

Top 5 Best Brushes For Boxers

For a short-haired breed, Boxers do benefit from a considerable amount of regular brushing. Our number one recommendation for grooming your Boxer is a deshedding mitt, with a curry comb-style brush a very close second. Brushing your Boxer frequently: Keeps the coat in top condition by sloughing off dead skin cells and loose hairs Stimulates …

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Does Your Boxer Have A UTI? Understanding Urinary Symptoms

Urinary tract infection is the first thing many owners think when they notice a change in their Boxer’s bladder habits. Blood in your Boxer’s urine, accidents in the house and straining to pee often result in a diagnosis of bacterial UTI, followed by antibiotics — but this is not the only possible explanation, or course of …

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Boxer Colitis: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

“Boxer colitis”, distinct from regular colitis, is a rare but severe form of gastrointestinal disease predominantly affecting young Boxers. Dogs diagnosed with Boxer colitis can look significantly underweight and, in the past, have had a poor prognosis, but advances in treatment mean they can now recover. The cause of Boxer colitis is not well understood …

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