Boxer dogs can have a wide variety of health problems including heart issues, disorders of the spinal cord, bloat, allergies and various types of cancers. Hypothyroidism is another common health issue.Continue Reading
Cancer and hypothyroid cases are prominent diseases for boxer dogs. Cardiomyopathy in dogs is a heart condition that causes uneven heartbeats.
Neurological issues of the spinal cord such as degenerative myelopathy, a progressive, incurable disease in which the sheath of the spinal cord breaks down, can also occur.
Other conditions boxer dogs develop, which are commonly found in all dog breeds, include allergies and bloat, which are easily controlled with proper diet and medication.Learn more about Veterinary Health
Boxer dogs will grow to a height of 21.5 to 25 inches at the top of their shoulders and weigh between 60 and 70 pounds when fully grown. The boxer is a member of the "Working Dogs" breed group within the American Kennel Club.Full Answer >
Pet food manufacturers formulate cat food to meet the nutritional needs of cats, so feeding a dog a consistent diet of cat food will lead to deficiencies and possible health problems. The occasional cat food treat will not harm a dog, nor will it become ill if it accidentally eats cat food.Full Answer >
A dog scoots its bottom across carpet or other surfaces to alleviate the symptoms of itching and irritation that are caused by a variety of problems. Anal sac problems, fecal contamination and rectal prolapse can all cause these behaviors.Full Answer >
Food plays a crucial role in health, with a good, healthy diet having been linked to a reduced risk of various diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular problems and some cancers. Eating healthily also controls cholesterol and blood pressure levels, as well as helping to prevent obesity, osteoporosis, mineral deficiencies and dental cavities. As a general rule of thumb, variety is the best way to ensure a healthy, balanced diet, choosing foods from each of the food groups: dairy, fruits and vegetables, grains, proteins (such as meat and beans) and fats.Full Answer >