Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Boxer Health: 5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Dog’s Life

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Anna Olson
Mar 20 ·

Focusing on boxer health is the best way to ensure a long and happy relationship with your pet. Since boxers may inherit a lot of health problems, keeping an eye out for their symptoms is the most important aspect of their care. Everyday exercise and mental stimulation are absolutely necessary for this active breed. We’ve included five ways you can improve your dog’s health and quality of life.

How To Keep Your Boxer Healthy

Keep your veterinarian’s number handy. They are a great source of knowledge for treatment of any health condition. Below are five more basic tips to keep your boxer feeling their best.

1. Encourage Slower Eating

Boxers are prone to a potentially fatal digestive condition called bloat. Try to prevent fast eating with a stainless steel slow-eating bowl. Most importantly, give them only one large meal a day, or make sure to exercise with your boxer right after they eat.

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2. Look For Sudden Clumsiness

Degenerative myelopathy is a condition of a boxer’s nervous system. Eventually, it will cause partial or full paralysis of their back legs. This condition usually develops later in a boxer’s life. Noticing these bouts of clumsiness early means your vet will have an easier time coming up with a treatment plan for your boxer.

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3. Balance Diet And Exercise

Your boxer will be an extremely active dog, hopefully for the majority of their life. Therefore, you should keep them mentally and physically engaged. Balance their exercise with a good, healthy diet. Activity and a proper diet are important component of boxer health.

4. Treat Hip Dysplasia

Like many breeds, boxers are prone to hip dysplasia. In this condition, their hip joints do not fit into the sockets. Get them to the vet right away if you see the signs. From there, your vet can address inflammation with medication.

5. Keep Their Hearts Healthy

Many boxers develop cardiomyopathy early in life. It may cause wheezing, an irregular heartbeat, and fainting. Since they are so serious, boxer heart conditions are best addressed with vet care. If you see any symptoms in your boxer, contact your veterinarian right away.

 

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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