Boxer Health....The Truth and the Myths
Boxer Health Issues...What You should Know and Care About
Boxer health is a pretty important (and sometimes scary) topic. Everyone who has ever loved an animal wants to believe that nothing bad will ever happen...
The truth is...
Boxers and humans suffer from about 400 of the same diseases- including heart disease and even epilepsy. If you take the time to learn about some of the more common boxer medical issues now and take precautionary steps in the future, then there's no reason why your boxer dog can't live a healthy, enjoyable and long life with you and your family!!
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The American Boxer Charitable Foundation
They've raised over $500,000 for boxer medical health research!
Three very healthy boxer dogs from "Helping Little Paws" rescue
Boxer Dogs are Predisposed to the Following Health Problems:
Because of their short wide heads, boxers are predisposed to snore and have respiratory problems. While the snoring may be cute, it's something that a boxer owner should be aware of
Overgrowth of Gum Tissue
Technically called ""GingivalHyperplasia", this has rarely caused a problem in the boxer breed, but again, owners should be aware.
Congenital Cardiovascular Defects including boxer cardiomyopathy
Acepromazine is a tranquilizer commonly used as a pre-anasthetic agent.
WARNING !! Do not use on Boxers!
In many cases, acepromazine has been shown to cause severe lowering of blood pressure as well as potentially serious arrythmia of the heart.
It is unknown why the boxer dog is sensitive to this tranquilizer, but adverse reactions are common.
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