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Canine Megaesophagus

Gremlin is a brave and adorable Boxer…. He has a medical condition called canine megaesophagus! So he needs to eat in a special high chair called a Bailey chair. Look at him enjoying his meal. Is your Boxer a healthy dog? Watch & Answer:

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10 Tips to Protect Your Dog During Winter

Winter time is coming and playing in the snow means lots of fun to your dog, but too much cold can be dangerous for him. Some dog breeds, like Alaskan Malamutes, Saint Bernard’s, Siberian Huskies and Samoyeds, are bred to live in colder weathers and generally have less problems with low temperatures. On the other […]

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Dog’s Ear Infections 101

Ear infections are a common health problem in Boxers. They are prone to ear infections because of the poor air circulation, so their ear canal traps moisture allowing yeast and bacteria to grow there. Ear infections are typically secondary to inflammation of the external ear canals (the tube-shaped part of the ear visible under the […]

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Top 4 FAQ’s About Heartworm Disease

1. Which are the animals affected by heartworm disease? Heartworm disease affects: – Dogs – Cats – Ferrets – Other mammal species: wolves, coyotes, foxes, sea lions and in rare occasions humans Dogs are the natural host for heartworms. This means that heartworms that infect and live inside the dog mature into adult stage, mate […]

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Dog’s Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is one of the most frequent causes of sudden death in Boxers. This disease is assumed as an electrical conduction disorder. This means that it causes the heart of a Boxer dog to beat irregularly. It is as an arrhythmia. This electrical conduction disturbance causes the heart to contract too […]

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Is Your Dog Itchy?

Approximately 10% of dogs are supposed to be genetically prone to become sensitized to allergens in the environment. Some of the breeds predisposed to developing allergies include Shar-Peis, Wirehaired Fox Terriers, Golden Retrievers, Dalmatians, Boxers, Boston Terriers and Labrador Retrievers. The age of beginning of the clinical signs is commonly between 6 months and 3 […]

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Ticks & Dogs

Ticks are arachnids related to scorpions, spiders and mites. They are parasites that feed on the blood of their host, which can be an animal or a human. Ticks are dangerous because they are proficient carriers of disease. When they attach firmly to the host, to feed themselves sucking blood, may go undetected for a […]

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How to Feed Your Boxer Dog

Boxers are very friendly, playful and pleasant dogs. These dogs are also very energetic and athletic requiring a lot of exercise in order to stay healthy. To maintain your Boxer’s energy level, you need to offer him a diet that fulfills his basic nutritional needs. Boxers need a diet that provide a high protein percentage […]

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Boxer Cardiomyopathy 101

What is Boxer Cardiomyopathy? Cardiomyopathy is most frequently characterized by an irregular heartbeat. Fainting or even abrupt heart failure may take place, and a few patients may develop congestive heart failure. Cardiomyopathy is specific to the Boxer breed. It has a tendency to happen in dogs that are no less than 2 years old, even […]

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2 Most Common Seasonal Allergies in Dogs

Are you aware your dog can experience seasonal allergies in the same way you do? Based on a survey carried out by Novartis Animal Health, more than 50% of pet owners aren’t conscious their dog may as well go through the spring season feeling miserable thanks to allergy issues. If your dog has any of […]