How to Keep Your Boxer - or any Dog - Healthy

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

How to Keep Your Boxer - or any Dog - Healthy

Feed him a balanced diet.

Additional tips from owners include:

- Give an occasional yogurt treat - Ask your vet about giving Boxers calcium tablets as they could have some problems later on in life!

- Keep him comfortable so his immune system can remain strong.

- Boxers are shorthaired and sensitive to extreme elements ofrepparttar weather and thus must be kept a housedog. His shortened muzzle also makes hot and humid weather uncomfortable for him.

- Give Boxers lots of exercise and regularly.

- Remember that he is a big and strong breed and requires physical outlets for his boundless energy and high play/prey drive.

- Walk them three times a day or have play sessions. Provide plenty of space for them to bounce around. You want to keep their spirit up and not break it or they wonĘt berepparttar 125807 dogs you fall in love with inrepparttar 125808 first place. Healthy and happy Boxers are a joy to live with.

- Make a breeder your friend.

- Keep in touch withrepparttar 125809 breeder who sold yourepparttar 125810 Boxer. The breeder can advise you about care and health matters that are unique torepparttar 125811 breed. Any Boxer breeder, for that matter, can be an invaluable ally to you throughout your Boxer's life.

- Guard your Boxer from fleas.

- Your Boxer has fleas if you find black specks inrepparttar 125812 fur or fleabite marks onrepparttar 125813 skin. A tip given by an owner is to give your Boxer garlic daily to prevent fleas.

- Boxers catch fleas from other animals. It is an every day problem that, at some time or another, you can expect to encounter in your Boxer.

- The fleas only go torepparttar 125814 Boxer to feed on its blood.

- Fleas mostly live and multiply in your home. The comfortable living - central heating, double-glazing and, best of all,repparttar 125815 fitted carpet - we create for ourselves and our Boxers also work best forrepparttar 125816 fleas.

- De-worm your puppy every month and your adult Boxer, every six months.


Worms is another everyday problem in Boxers butrepparttar 125817 puppy is more likely to get sick from worms thanrepparttar 125818 grown up Boxer.

The sick one would lose weight and become weak, suffer from upset stomach, poor growth, listlessness or even lung trouble.

They may impede your puppyĘs growth and cause him to have a potbelly or be thin and have a shoddy-looking coat.

Your grown Boxer may not be showing any sign of worms but he could spread them more thanrepparttar 125819 sick puppy, through large amount of larvae or eggs passed out inrepparttar 125820 feces.

If your Boxer has tapeworms, he has fleas too because part ofrepparttar 125821 tapeworm life cycle occurs in flea asrepparttar 125822 host. As such, treatments against flea and tapeworm are normally prescribed together.

The One-Minute Horse Training Manager

Written by Andy Curry

If your life is so busy you literally only have a minute or two a day to spend with your horse, then here are 5 smart training tips you can use to keep your horse "tuned up" when you have just minutes a day.

Smart Tip #1: Practice Backing Up

Suppose you just fed your horse some hay and he's eating. Assuming you have enough room to get beside him, put your finger into his chest and get him to back up. Getting a horse to back up is a basic and essential lesson horses should know. Plus, when you get a horse to move in a direction you want him to move, you earn respect from him.

Smart Tip #2: Practice Getting His Head Down

Just before you feed your horse approach him. When you get to him pet him a couple times. Then put your thumb and first finger on his poll and push down. Do not increaserepparttar pressure ofrepparttar 125806 push. Instead, on a scale of one to ten, push at a one. Then say "head down". If he doesn't drop his head increaserepparttar 125807 pressure to a two. Then say "head down". Repeatrepparttar 125808 process increasingrepparttar 125809 pressure until his head drops.

When his head drops, reward him with a petting aboverepparttar 125810 eyes onrepparttar 125811 forehead.

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