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


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 of the attack

> The type of muscular activity your Boxer exhibits during seizure

> Any abnormal behavior during the attack

> Frequency of the seizure

What you do in such instances is not panic and time the 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 in the span of 24 hours, or if he has a second attack before he could completely recover from the first seizure attack.

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

To keep your Boxer from hurting himself during the seizure, move away furniture from the immediate area and protect him from water, the 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 of the 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 on the stairs until he has fully recovered. In the 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 in the fur and bite marks on the skin tell if your Boxer has them. To check further, spread some newspapers and place your Boxer on top. Brush him and look for the 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.

The larvae turn into hardy pupae that could survive for months before changing into adult fleas.

Fleas are host to tapeworms. Both problems are likely to occur together in your Boxer and, therefore, the treatments are also usually given together by the vet.

A bit of garlic a day may keep the fleas away from your Boxer.

Heart ailments

-Bradycardia or slow heart rate may be a symptom of thyroid disorder in Boxers.

-Dialated cardiomyopathy constitutes a serious, emergency case.

Your dog may collapse from it or the back legs have sudden pain and paralysis.

It is a serious heart condition whereby the heart muscle is enlarged and thin walled. Your Boxer will experience shortness of breath, coughing and can't take to exercise.

Another serious heart condition is called cardiac conduction disease that is affecting Boxer's longevity. It was previously known as Boxer cardiomyopathy but the new term is used to differentiate it from dilative cardiomyopathy.

Cardiac conduction is difficult to deal with due to 3 factors.

-One is many Boxers will not show any symptom (asymptotic) but will just drop dead suddenly from it.

-The Boxers develop this disease later in life, often after they have been bred.

-There was no good screening method for it until the one recently developed by Ohio State University researchers, called the 24-hour Holter monitor test.

However, there is still no assurance that Boxers "cleared" now from cardiac conduction disease by the Holter test will remain so in the future.

Many breeders and Boxer experts are now working to refine the test procedures, expand the database and come up with a guideline to select only, for breeding purposes, those Boxers with high probability of being free of the disease.

There are also concerns elimination of too many dogs from the gene pool would be bad for the breed diversity and could cause more problems in the future. Some opinions hold that extensive culling should only get done after more studies on genetic diversity in Boxers.

Hip dysplasia

This is a bone disorder whereby there is an improper fit of the large femur bone with the hip socket, causing lots of pain and lameness.

It occurs more in males

This articles is available at http://www.thingsfordogs.com/dog-health3.php

Part 1 is available at http://www.thingsfordogs.com/dog-health.php
Part 2 is available at http://www.thingsfordogs.com/dog-health2.php

Daniel Lesser
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It's A Zoo Out There: Pets, Service Animals And Emotional Support Animals  Forbes

Frozen cat food recalled over salmonella risk posed to pets and owners - USA TODAY
Frozen cat food recalled over salmonella risk posed to pets and owners  USA TODAY

Studies say owning pet can have positive impact on owners' physical, mental health - WZTV
Studies say owning pet can have positive impact on owners' physical, mental health  WZTV

Adoptable pets of the week: Lucky, Adams, Sara, Sugar Plum - The State Journal-Register
Adoptable pets of the week: Lucky, Adams, Sara, Sugar Plum  The State Journal-Register

Thanking all those who help support shelter, give comfort to pets - The Daily Journal
Thanking all those who help support shelter, give comfort to pets  The Daily Journal

Companion Cuisine prepares to feed 500 people and pets on Thanksgiving - WXIX
Companion Cuisine prepares to feed 500 people and pets on Thanksgiving  WXIX

A people party for pets - Chico Enterprise-Record
A people party for pets  Chico Enterprise-Record

Pet owners don't ignore your recommendations because they are bad people - dvm360
Pet owners don't ignore your recommendations because they are bad people  dvm360

Old dogs, new tricks: 10,000 pets needed for science - New Jersey Herald
Old dogs, new tricks: 10,000 pets needed for science  New Jersey Herald

Quest Cat Food Recalled, May Pose Danger To Pets, Humans - CBS Miami
Quest Cat Food Recalled, May Pose Danger To Pets, Humans  CBS Miami

NJ pets in need: Nov. 18, 2019 - nj.com - NJ.com
NJ pets in need: Nov. 18, 2019 - nj.com  NJ.com

Pets of the Week: Mango and Almond joy - ArkLaTexHomepage
Pets of the Week: Mango and Almond joy  ArkLaTexHomepage

Free preventative care clinic for pets for low-income, homeless pet owners happening Monday - KSAT San Antonio
Free preventative care clinic for pets for low-income, homeless pet owners happening Monday  KSAT San Antonio

Rabies confirmed in pet cat, Michigan county health officials say - MLive.com
Rabies confirmed in pet cat, Michigan county health officials say  MLive.com

Struggling pet parents can get the help they need - Marin Independent Journal
Struggling pet parents can get the help they need  Marin Independent Journal

Make your home more pet friendly | Animals - The Union Leader
Make your home more pet friendly | Animals  The Union Leader

Lost And Found Pets Of Will County: Week of Nov. 18 - Mokena, IL Patch
Lost And Found Pets Of Will County: Week of Nov. 18  Mokena, IL Patch

City warns pet owners to be wary of weather - Monitor
City warns pet owners to be wary of weather  Monitor

Freeze-Dried Pets Are Forever - Slate
Freeze-Dried Pets Are Forever  Slate

Pet Startup Pawp Wants To Take A Bite Out Of Chewy - Forbes
Pet Startup Pawp Wants To Take A Bite Out Of Chewy  Forbes

Here's how you can buy a beer and raise money for pets in need - WKYC.com
Here's how you can buy a beer and raise money for pets in need  WKYC.com

Shepherd mix, sweet shorthair pets of the week - Kansas City Star
Shepherd mix, sweet shorthair pets of the week  Kansas City Star

City to consider raising limit to six pets per household as part of its ‘Compassion Saves’ approach - Long Beach Post
City to consider raising limit to six pets per household as part of its ‘Compassion Saves’ approach  Long Beach Post

Commentary: Do we give pets, other animals space they need? - The Daily Herald
Commentary: Do we give pets, other animals space they need?  The Daily Herald

Here's proof pets have unconditional love for their humans - WBAL Baltimore
Here's proof pets have unconditional love for their humans  WBAL Baltimore

Pets of the Week for Nov. 19, 2019 - WKRN News 2
Pets of the Week for Nov. 19, 2019  WKRN News 2

BBB: Beware of online pet scams - WSFA
BBB: Beware of online pet scams  WSFA

Cat food sold nationwide recalled over risks to pets and humans - WTVR CBS 6 News
Cat food sold nationwide recalled over risks to pets and humans  WTVR CBS 6 News

Adorable Adoptable Pets Of The Week From Anne Arundel SPCA - Anne Arundel, MD Patch
Adorable Adoptable Pets Of The Week From Anne Arundel SPCA  Anne Arundel, MD Patch

Pet Parents: This Is Your Holiday-Travel Essential - Refinery29
Pet Parents: This Is Your Holiday-Travel Essential  Refinery29

Cat food sold nationwide is recalled over Salmonella risk to pets, humans - KOMO News
Cat food sold nationwide is recalled over Salmonella risk to pets, humans  KOMO News

Is your pet feeling the stress of the holidays? - WNDU-TV
Is your pet feeling the stress of the holidays?  WNDU-TV

'They're like children': How to keep pets safe amid record-breaking cold weather - USA TODAY
'They're like children': How to keep pets safe amid record-breaking cold weather  USA TODAY

KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Mickey - KCBD
KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Mickey  KCBD

Bob and Bumper are Pets of Week - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper - Natchez Democrat
Bob and Bumper are Pets of Week - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper  Natchez Democrat

Pets and people run to support SPCA of Wake County - WRAL.com
Pets and people run to support SPCA of Wake County  WRAL.com

Pets Get An Oppawtunity To Explore David Lawrence Center - CBS Pittsburgh
Pets Get An Oppawtunity To Explore David Lawrence Center  CBS Pittsburgh

Icy Conditions: Pet Safety Near Freezing Bodies of Water - erienewsnow.com
Icy Conditions: Pet Safety Near Freezing Bodies of Water  erienewsnow.com

Pets with Potential: Meet Kitty - WCAX
Pets with Potential: Meet Kitty  WCAX

Puppies found in bad shape at pet shop in Pembroke Park - WPLG Local 10
Puppies found in bad shape at pet shop in Pembroke Park  WPLG Local 10

Where do your pets fit in with your holiday plans? - WTOP
Where do your pets fit in with your holiday plans?  WTOP

Cat food sold nationwide is recalled because of risks to pets and humans - WAFB
Cat food sold nationwide is recalled because of risks to pets and humans  WAFB

South Florida’s Pet Detective Jamie Katz Reunites Lost & Missing Pets With Owners - CBS Miami
South Florida’s Pet Detective Jamie Katz Reunites Lost & Missing Pets With Owners  CBS Miami

7OYS: Are dog boots the answer to keep your furry pet warm this winter? - WJLA
7OYS: Are dog boots the answer to keep your furry pet warm this winter?  WJLA

When pet love comes to seniors, everybody's tail wags - The San Diego Union-Tribune
When pet love comes to seniors, everybody's tail wags  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Adopt-A-Pet: Camilla, Mara & Bandit - 9&10 News
Adopt-A-Pet: Camilla, Mara & Bandit  9&10 News

Alert for holiday pet scams when looking to buy a new pet online - CBS19 News
Alert for holiday pet scams when looking to buy a new pet online  CBS19 News

Old dogs, new tricks: 10000 pets needed for canine aging study - STAT
Old dogs, new tricks: 10000 pets needed for canine aging study  STAT

Licenses, fees and penalties to increase for pet owners - KCAU 9
Licenses, fees and penalties to increase for pet owners  KCAU 9

Toledo shelter fielding numerous calls about pets left in the cold - 13abc Action News
Toledo shelter fielding numerous calls about pets left in the cold  13abc Action News

St. Mark's Episcopal Church to hold pet food pantry - TribDem.com
St. Mark's Episcopal Church to hold pet food pantry  TribDem.com

Hurricane Katrina inspired a national pet evacuation policy. The plan could save human lives, too. - Vox.com
Hurricane Katrina inspired a national pet evacuation policy. The plan could save human lives, too.  Vox.com

Protecting your pets from the cold - WITN
Protecting your pets from the cold  WITN

'It's a commitment': Avoiding unwanted pets this holiday season - News3LV
'It's a commitment': Avoiding unwanted pets this holiday season  News3LV

'Bring your pets inside.' MACC on protecting your pets in the cold - NewsChannel5.com
'Bring your pets inside.' MACC on protecting your pets in the cold  NewsChannel5.com

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Fire destroys Lakeville home, leaves 3 pets dead, officials say  Boston.com

People are freeze-drying their pets after they die: ‘They don’t want to let go’ - Yahoo Food
People are freeze-drying their pets after they die: ‘They don’t want to let go’  Yahoo Food

Best Pet GPS Trackers for Your Cat or Dog - Reader's Digest
Best Pet GPS Trackers for Your Cat or Dog  Reader's Digest

Keeping your pets safe during the winter months - 10TV
Keeping your pets safe during the winter months  10TV

Scientists develop sensor to save children and pets from hot car deaths - CNN
Scientists develop sensor to save children and pets from hot car deaths  CNN

Area pets available for adoption (PHOTOS), Nov. 13, 2019 - OregonLive
Area pets available for adoption (PHOTOS), Nov. 13, 2019  OregonLive

California Veterans Can Soon Get Free Pets - Military.com
California Veterans Can Soon Get Free Pets  Military.com

Hints From Heloise: A teacher’s pet? - The Washington Post
Hints From Heloise: A teacher’s pet?  The Washington Post

Fish and Game issues Wildlife Alert for wolverine attacking pets - KTVA
Fish and Game issues Wildlife Alert for wolverine attacking pets  KTVA

Pet cat tests positive for rabies in Birmingham - Detroit Free Press
Pet cat tests positive for rabies in Birmingham  Detroit Free Press

The Mysterious Relationship Between Pets and Their Owners - The New Yorker
The Mysterious Relationship Between Pets and Their Owners  The New Yorker

Hampton pet owner reunited with cat more than a year after it disappeared - WTKR News 3
Hampton pet owner reunited with cat more than a year after it disappeared  WTKR News 3

Home for the Howl-idays: BISSELL Pet Foundation offering $25 adoptions - nbc25news.com
Home for the Howl-idays: BISSELL Pet Foundation offering $25 adoptions  nbc25news.com

Cute animals on demand: Business makes pet toy look-alikes, fetches celebrity clientele - WCVB Boston
Cute animals on demand: Business makes pet toy look-alikes, fetches celebrity clientele  WCVB Boston

Russia corruption: Putin's pet space project Vostochny tainted by massive theft - BBC News
Russia corruption: Putin's pet space project Vostochny tainted by massive theft  BBC News

As Homelessness Surges, Volunteers Work to Keep Pets and Their Owners Together - Los Angeleno
As Homelessness Surges, Volunteers Work to Keep Pets and Their Owners Together  Los Angeleno

Learn More About the Valley's Coolest Pets - Phoenix New Times
Learn More About the Valley's Coolest Pets  Phoenix New Times

More Twin Cities apartments welcome pets — for a price - Minnesota Public Radio News
More Twin Cities apartments welcome pets — for a price  Minnesota Public Radio News

You can adopt 19 remarkable pets on Staten Island this weekend: Nov. 16-17 - SILive.com
You can adopt 19 remarkable pets on Staten Island this weekend: Nov. 16-17  SILive.com

San Antonio Pets Alive! waives adoption fees as it reaches maximum capacity - KSAT San Antonio
San Antonio Pets Alive! waives adoption fees as it reaches maximum capacity  KSAT San Antonio

Beware the legal ramifications when re-homing lost pets - WHNT News 19
Beware the legal ramifications when re-homing lost pets  WHNT News 19

A Crucial Blind Spot in Veterinary Medicine - The Atlantic
A Crucial Blind Spot in Veterinary Medicine  The Atlantic

Meet Bishop, this week's adoptable pet! - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
Meet Bishop, this week's adoptable pet!  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Adopt pets for free at IACS Adopt-A-Thon Friday night - WTHR
Adopt pets for free at IACS Adopt-A-Thon Friday night  WTHR

Albany DA: Justice reforms to burden animal shelters, pets could go back to abusers - Times Union
Albany DA: Justice reforms to burden animal shelters, pets could go back to abusers  Times Union

Norman Animal Welfare waiving adoption fees during event for all adoptable pets - KFOR Oklahoma City
Norman Animal Welfare waiving adoption fees during event for all adoptable pets  KFOR Oklahoma City

The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets review on PSVR. - The Digital Fix
The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets review on PSVR.  The Digital Fix

A guinea pig was thrown at a Kentucky pet store owner during a reported robbery attempt - The Cincinnati Enquirer
A guinea pig was thrown at a Kentucky pet store owner during a reported robbery attempt  The Cincinnati Enquirer

Pets also need protection in cold weather - KSAT San Antonio
Pets also need protection in cold weather  KSAT San Antonio

Eco Adventures Presents Responsible Pet-Keeping Open House - Severna Park Voice
Eco Adventures Presents Responsible Pet-Keeping Open House  Severna Park Voice

Multiple pets, including dog, cats, lizard, bird, rescued from Denver house fire - The Denver Channel
Multiple pets, including dog, cats, lizard, bird, rescued from Denver house fire  The Denver Channel

Nekoosa Police: Couple moved leaving animals behind, several pets dead - WSAW
Nekoosa Police: Couple moved leaving animals behind, several pets dead  WSAW

The Hoxton Hotel Debuts Cozy, Pet-Friendly Coworking Space In Fulton Market - Block Club Chicago
The Hoxton Hotel Debuts Cozy, Pet-Friendly Coworking Space In Fulton Market  Block Club Chicago

Perfect Pet: Bring home a furry friend for the holidays - WSAV-TV
Perfect Pet: Bring home a furry friend for the holidays  WSAV-TV

Dallas Dog Owner Appealing Pet’s Double Designation As ‘Dangerous’ And ‘Aggressive’ - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Dallas Dog Owner Appealing Pet’s Double Designation As ‘Dangerous’ And ‘Aggressive’  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Do alternative diets work for pets like they do for people? - WTHR
Do alternative diets work for pets like they do for people?  WTHR

Former Casper execs launch DTC pet wellness company Jinx - Digiday
Former Casper execs launch DTC pet wellness company Jinx  Digiday

Instagram pets don't live forever, but their content can - The Outline
Instagram pets don't live forever, but their content can  The Outline

NJ pets in need: Nov. 11, 2019 - NJ.com
NJ pets in need: Nov. 11, 2019  NJ.com

Northview REIT charging tenants thousands in illegal fees for pets in its buildings - CBC.ca
Northview REIT charging tenants thousands in illegal fees for pets in its buildings  CBC.ca

California Wildfires Displace Shelter Pets - Mental Floss
California Wildfires Displace Shelter Pets  Mental Floss

Saving Senior Dogs Week celebrates adopting older pets - Today.com
Saving Senior Dogs Week celebrates adopting older pets  Today.com

Lakewood Ranch Publix employees adopt dog for loyal customer whose pet was hit by car - WFLA
Lakewood Ranch Publix employees adopt dog for loyal customer whose pet was hit by car  WFLA

Cartwright woman loses home, pets to fire - KXII-TV
Cartwright woman loses home, pets to fire  KXII-TV

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Pet owners protest Beaverton veterinarian accused of animal abuse  KGW.com

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