Tips on Choosing a Boxer Dog...

Written by Daniel Lesser

An easier and more pleasant journey with your chosen Boxer starts with checking outrepparttar parent dogs for unbecoming traits like aggression, hyperactive and extreme shyness.

This is easier to do when you get your Boxer from a reputable breeder or from a pet shop that get their animals only from known breeders.

Exercise prudence if you are getting your Boxer puppy from pet stores, which often get their supply from breeders of unknown reputation.

These "puppy mills" as they are called are not known to put much emphasis onrepparttar 125696 quality and health of pups they are producing.

Reputable breeders would adhere torepparttar 125697 accepted standards for Boxers in terms of uniformity inrepparttar 125698 breed, good health, temperament, size and color.

Reputable breeders would be able to showrepparttar 125699 pedigree and registration papers and/or pictures ofrepparttar 125700 parent dogs that may reside somewhere else.

Professional breeders are also there to produce dog show champions or prospects.

Even if you are not looking to raise a show champion Boxer, known breeders can provide you with some "best buy" puppies because not allrepparttar 125701 puppies in a litter are show prospect/champion materials.

Butrepparttar 125702 full litter would have had benefited fromrepparttar 125703 same proven bloodlines, nutrition and medical care. So you can choose from amongrepparttar 125704 good-looking brothers or sisters of potential champion for a bargain.

Dog Health Conditions and Terms You Should Know, Part 3...

Written by Daniel Lesser

Continued from part two.

Epilepsy/seizure disorder

When your Boxer is between 2 to 5 years old, he may develop seizure disorder.

When he has an epilepsy attack, he'd be unconscious and may look like he is not breathing but he is. He is not suffering.

The information that would be important to your veterinarian regarding such episodes includes:

> Duration ofrepparttar attack

> The type of muscular activity your Boxer exhibits during seizure

> Any abnormal behavior duringrepparttar 125695 attack

> Frequency ofrepparttar 125696 seizure

What you do in such instances is not panic and timerepparttar 125697 attack by actually looking at a watch or clock.

It may only take place for 30 seconds but may seem forever to you. You need a veterinarian if it lasts more than 5 minutes.

Emergency treatment is definitely called for if your Boxer goes into seizure for 10 minutes or longer, twice inrepparttar 125698 span of 24 hours, or if he has a second attack before he could completely recover fromrepparttar 125699 first seizure attack.

Remain by your Boxer's side; be there when he comes out ofrepparttar 125700 seizure to calm him. Stroke and comfort him.

To keep your Boxer from hurting himself duringrepparttar 125701 seizure, move away furniture fromrepparttar 125702 immediate area and protect him from water,repparttar 125703 stairs and any sharp objects. If you can, place a pillow under his head to protect him from head trauma.

Unlike seizure attacks in human, animals do not swallow their tongue. So you don't have to put your hand or spoon or any other object into your Boxer's mouth when he has an attack. You might get bitten.

Also, keep children and other pets away from your sick Boxer.

Coming out ofrepparttar 125704 seizure, your Boxer will be groggy, confused and feel like he has done something wrong. He may make unusual sounds and stumble around.

Do not allow him onrepparttar 125705 stairs until he has fully recovered. Inrepparttar 125706 mean time, sooth him by talking to him softly, offer him some water, stroke and comfort him.

And if he doesn't recover fully after 30 minutes, consult your veterinarian or any emergency vet facility.

Flea-infected Boxers

Flea-infected Boxers can develop skin diseases especially those allergic to fleas.

Black specs inrepparttar 125707 fur and bite marks onrepparttar 125708 skin tell if your Boxer has them. To check further, spread some newspapers and place your Boxer on top. Brush him and look forrepparttar 125709 black specs falling off.

Fleas live up to 6 weeks, feeding on blood and during that time would have laid hundreds of eggs that mostly land on your Boxer's bedding, carpets and other favorable nests around your home.

The eggs hatch into larvae that seek nice, dark places while feeding on flea's droppings, dust, human shed skin, dandruff and other such tasty morsels.

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