happy and healthy boxer

healthy boxer
healthy boxer

happy and healthy boxer

Clean and check the eyes regularly:
using a cotton pad, cleanse the eyes with a special lotion or warm chamomile tea. the ears with a special lotion, pour a few drops into the inside of the earthen massage the base of the ear (let the dog shake his head) then clean inside the ear with cotton (do not go to the bottom of the ear and do not use cotton swabs).

The teeth clean teeth if necessary with a brush and a special toothpaste for dogs. consider giving a chew bone several times a week, it helps to prevent scale formation. the coated brush against the bristles with the rubber brush, then in the direction of the bristles with the quackgrass brush and polish with a soft cloth.

- The legs:
Check that nothing has gotten stuck between his fingers or on his legs. the claws normally wear out on their own during exercise, if they are too long, cut them with a special chisel. to avoid cracking, the bearings can be greased with a special ointment in winter.

-The power supply:
the boxer needs a rich and well-balanced food depending on his age and activities.

-dry foodstuffs:
there are different brands and varieties depending on the breeds and needs of the dog. ready and balanced, they contain all the vitamins, proteins, oils and minerals essential for the proper development of the dog. you will adapt the quantities and varieties according to age, the weight, and exercise performed by your pet.

depending on the brand, you will find them in the form of croquettes and large biscuits that help the development of the jaws and delay the formation of tartar. small cookies and treats for rewards (without excess though!). stale bread, large pieces to eat. this is the easiest way to feed your boxer in a balanced way. clean the bowl after each meal.

-Prohibited foods:
To be avoided absolutely:
Chocolate is toxic in any form.
The potato because the boxer does not digest starch well.
dried white beans, peas, lentils...
The remains of our meals often too rich.
Spicy or spicy dishes burn the stomach.
Cakes that are too rich and too caloric.
The grapes are toxic.

- Puppy to senior meals:
Its daily portion of the number of meals
Varies according to age.
Two-month-old puppies - 4 meals a day.
6-month-old puppy - 3 meals a day.
from 12 months - 1 to 2 meals a day to the next
the weight and temperament of your boxer.
adult dog -1 meal per day in the evening, (if your dog supports 1 meal).

elderly dog several meals a day. quantities vary according to age and growth, ask the veterinarian if necessary. Taken at regular hours, do not work or do a great deal of work walk just after the meal, risk of stomach upset, allow at least 2 hours after the meal. weight to watch out for, some dogs tend to get fatter because they do not get enough exercise.

The ribs must be visible. namely, if you want to change or modify the power supply of your boxer whether it is a puppy, adult or senior, it is preferable to do it gradually over 1 week, in order not to disrupt and trigger digestive problems.
if your puppy refuses to eat for 1 or 2 days, don't worry. he won't let himself starve to death! He'll eat when he's hungry.dodon't give in to your whims by changing your diet. your breeder or veterinarian will guide you and answer with pleasure to all your questions.

Dangers and Accidents when consulting a veterinarian very quickly:
My dog got hurt:
The dog suffered a sudden trauma: it was hit by a car, he fell from at some height, he was wounded by a firearm or by a sharp object, or even bitten. in all cases consult the veterinarian.

What to do in case of superficial injury:
if the wounds are only superficial, he
should be trimmed around the lesion, in order to
to prevent the wound from becoming soiled and infected. then, wash the skin thoroughly with mild soap and water. antiseptic solution. In this case, proceed with pressure washings (e. g. by using, a needle-free syringe or an enema bulb) that will allow for the evacuation of any debris remained in the wound.

you will then apply antibiotics and healing products (for dogs) to the wound to speed up healing and to avoid the development of bacterial colonies. Special attention should be paid to treatment bites, as the latter has different characteristics from other injuries.

examine the skin surface very carefully: in some cases, the small harmless hole in the surface masks lesions much more serious and profound than it seems. it should be noted that a bite often causes the skin layer to detach from the underlying tissues as well as

muscle injuries: if a foreign body has been able to penetrate deep into the body in this way, infections can occur to be developed.

Stomach torsion in dogs:
Stomach twisting in dogs is a very serious condition that requires emergency surgery but may be prevented in at-risk breeds by dietary measures.
this pathology manifests itself in the dilation of the stomach due to gas and may be quickly complicated by torsion.

- The symptoms:
The stomach fills with gas; if the dog's breathing speeds up (as after an effort), there is then a pulmonary flare on the liver, then on the stomach which is shaken by movements of swaying.

This pendulum effect causes the rupture of a ligament that supports the stomach and spleen, which are then no longer maintained. The spleen swells, because the blood circulation is no longer properly ensured, and it causes the stomach to rotate. the animal is in a lot of pain, he complains,
tries to vomit, goes in circles, and the master can observe the swollen abdomen. Surgery is necessary and very urgent.

The operation consists of opening the abdomen, emptying the stomach of its stomach. content and to put it back in place. It's a very delicate intervention. due to the animal's state of shock. factors predisposing to stomach expansion a voluminous meal swallowed in a gluttonous way. physical exercise immediately following the meal.
 massive and/or cold watering during meals or during exercise, it promotes, on the one hand, the swelling of the gastric contents, and on the other hand, an overload weight, often painful, causing spasms.

Other causes concern the specificities of food:
foods, such as "soups" swelling in the stomach after watering. vasogenic foods, such as kibbles that will release into the stomach the air they imprison.

fermentable foods: these are foods rich in sugars or cereals very cooked that ferment quickly in the stomach. prevention of dilatation-torsion syndrome prevention measures is fundamental. They consist of split meals by dividing the daily ration into two or three meals taken.

ensure that watering is done continuously throughout the day. choose foods that are not very bulky, and therefore concentrated in energy, no fermentable and unlikely to swell. maintain a calm atmosphere when the dog is eating, to avoid nervousness, worry; do not give the dog any strenuous or violent physical exercise after eating. (risk of stomach tilting over).

Absorption poisoning:
depending on the nature of the toxic product, the symptoms are different. insecticides used in gardens are toxic to dogs. these are the following nervous system poisons and the dog will show convulsions, sometimes a coma. metaldehyde used to kill slugs, can be swallowed by dogs.

This product is dangerous and causes severe intoxication with renal and hepatic complications that are sometimes irreversible. poisons used against rats are dangerous for dogs, unlike the misconceptions, we often hear. dogs swallow the "rat poison". These products prevent normal blood clotting and the animal shows signs of bleeding. Treatment consists of blood transfusions and an antidote. When the poison has been swallowed for a short time, it is possible in some cases to make the dog vomit.

Car antifreeze is appreciated by dogs because of their sweet taste. antifreeze causes very serious intoxication with a poor prognosis. medications can also cause poisoning if the dog swallows them. do not leave your medication lying around within reach of your dog.some houseplants are also responsible for of sometimes fatal poisonings. This is observed in dogs that stay alone in an apartment for a whole day and chew the leaves out of boredom.

What to do if my dog has swallowed a toxic product if the animal has swallowed or been in contact with one of these countless substances, the iron rule is to find out about the type of product, and about the possible antidote (which, according to the law, should be named on the product, label) and especially to inform your veterinarian.

if your dog has recently ingested the substance, try to induce vomiting. or by making him swallow half a glass of water in which you have made melt a tablespoon of salt. If you suspect ingestion
of ammonia or acid, however, do not induce vomiting, have him drink to dilute the toxic substance.

if the toxic substances ingested are fat-soluble in nature, you may use activated carbon or { mineral oil: these products that are not absorbed at the gastrointestinal level and are capable of mixing with the toxic substance, they reduce absorption possibilities.

 Caution: vegetable oils are contraindicated: as they are absorbable in the intestine, they carry contrary to the toxic product. if the toxic product has spread to the animal's skin, the best thing is to wash the area with water or saline.

- Occlusion Causes:
A foreign body swallowed by accident during a game. swallow a large amount of hair, when washing, or in the home.
parasitized animals (presence of scabies, fleas, ticks...) that are being ripped off the hair by scratching.

behavioral disorders can promote the absorption of bodies of foreigners. This is particularly the case for hyperactive animals that spend their time chewing on all kinds of objects and animals suffering from revolutionary depression.

- The symptoms:
in some cases, the object absorbed by accident will be vomited or will pass through the entire digestive tract without any problems (unusual objects found in the dog's stool) unfortunately, it can also get stuck in a region of the digestive tract and cause various disorders.

in the mouth or pharynx, blocked foreign bodies are often easily highlighted. they are accompanied by discomfort to feed and significant salivation. in the stomach, foreign bodies are sometimes relatively well tolerated, at least at the beginning of the evolution. The disorders associated with their presence are those of chronic gastritis (chronic inflammation from the stomach, digest the dog less and vomit regularly...

in the intestine, the symptoms are all the more important as the object is located "at the beginning" of the intestines: the dog in occlusion will become dehydrated very quickly and his general condition deteriorated sharply. he refuses often all food and frequently presents with vomiting.

the animal complains when its belly is touched, it remains prostrate, folded over himself and seems to suffer when you want to move him forward. the occlusion is accompanied by a stop in transit but the animal can still, however, it does emit stool in the form of bloody diarrhea. if no treatment is initiated, the animal will suffer from very important dehydration associated with very serious hydro electrolytic disorders with serious consequences for the body. In addition, these foreign bodies remaining in the digestive tract may cause death intestinal tissues or intestinal perforations followed by peritonitis.

during occlusion, not all the symptoms indicative of infection are not always present. It is therefore advisable to consult a veterinarian during any sudden fatigue of your animal associated with signs of abdominal pain (especially since it is an animal young and playful).

- Snake bites:
if your dog is bitten by a snake, do not attempt to remove them venom or to put a tourniquet. You can hurt him very badly without it to you might as well save him, you may even make the problem worse. the area is often very painful and difficult to examine.

What are the actions to be taken?
apply an ice pack that can slow the progress of the
venom and eases the pain a little. calm your dog down so he stays in bed and so be yourself very calm so as not to panic him. wear it to avoid any effort that would accelerate your heart rate and thus to promote the progression of venom. take your dog to the nearest veterinarian who will provide you with places the necessary emergency treatment in place.

try to describe the snake that bit your dog because of all the bites are fortunately not all equally dangerous for our companions.

- Pitting:
insect bites, snake bites, other wildlife bites
or even dogs can be real emergencies, sometimes more serious that it may not appear at first sight. The speed of implementation first aid and its adequacy for the condition of the animal and the accident of which he has just been a victim usually results in a prognosis.

- Insect Bites:
bees and wasps can be dangerous. Some dogs are there allergic. In case of a bite, watch your dog. a few minutes or hours after the bite, the dog presents a swelling of the stung area (often at the mouth because it tries to "swallow" the insect), the lips become "card borders" and we notice abnormal behavior, related to discomfort and pain (the animal rubs his nose on the floor for example).

if the dog is not allergic, the bite may be reduced to a simple swelling. However, it is sometimes useful to consult a veterinarian if the swelling persists or if it is in an uncomfortable place (eyelid, tongue, nose,...).

if he is allergic, his throat will swell and he will have trouble breathing: he may cause "angioedema" and allergic shock. if your dog has these symptoms, make an emergency appointment at the nearest veterinarian who will give him injections to stop the allergic reaction.

be careful however many dogs have the bad habit of chasing flies off the windows and do not differentiate between a fly and a wasp. they may, therefore, swallow the stinging wasp at the bottom of the throat. In this case, the risk of choking is increased and it agrees to bring in urgently.

- Bites from wild animals or dogs:
when there is a bite without a real wound, the damage often seems to be not very important. sometimes you only see the marks of the fangs. unfortunately, this can be much more serious than we think. he may indeed be there: internal injuries, muscle tears, organ perforations. these lesions are frequent during bites.

an infection that will turn into an abscess. In this case, treatment care of the abscess, as well as antibiotics, will be necessary for the healing of the dog. on the other hand, it is important to know that wild animal can transmit many diseases, including rabies (fox, bat). in any case, be aware that the biting animal must legally be vaccination status of the biting animal and the bitten animal. in conclusion, always consult a veterinarian in case of a bite.

- Heat stroke:
The dog does not sweat or sweats very little and is subject to heat stroke which is severe hyperthermia due to external conditions. in the dog, breathing plays an important role. the exhalation is charged with water vapor that transports heat to on the outside.

The inspiration for cooler air helps to cool the body. causes In all cases, high ambient temperature and a high rate of humidity represents the characteristics of a risky situation. the important exercise during the great heat can make it turn upside down in overheating. obesity and cardiorespiratory problems during severe heat can cause heat stroke. some races including the mouth are "crushed" (brachycephalic) have more difficulty in breathe and are therefore more sensitive to heat stroke.

Waiting in a vehicle, especially in bright sunlight where the temperature can rise rapidly between 50 and 70 ° C, which means that the dog exhales hot and humid air but the air it inhales is even hotter and also humid, so the body temperature rises very high quickly and symptoms appear until they cause swelling and death if he didn't get out of the vehicle quickly.

- Symptoms of the disease:
the painting always appears when the temperature increases and the respiratory rate increases sharply. strong salivation that will increase dehydration. the agitation sets in place, the dog is not comfortable. what not to do avoid cooling it too quickly, do not use ice cubes or soak it in very cold water.

do not lower your temperature below 39° C. do not force him to drink and do not leave him unattended. what to do about it first, get him out of the conditions that caused the coup de heat put it in a cool place.

Second, call the vet because it's a life-threatening emergency! while waiting for the consultation, cool the dog gradually to avoid thermal shock, starting with the legs using the shower in the bathtub or put a soaked cloth on his head, the neck and legs.

- Temperature:
With an electronic thermometer inserted into the anus. the normal temperature of a dog is between 38° and 39°. the average temperature is considered to be 38.5°. fever: the temperature is above 39°. hypothermia: the temperature is below 38° C

- Interference suppression worms:
internal parasites, act immediately and consult the veterinarian. intestinal parasites are roundworms (ascarids, hookworms, cheating) and flatworms (tenia, dipylidium). they can cause vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and in people with diabetes. the puppy from growth disorders.

The best way to prevent this is to take preventive action and deworm regularly. the puppy must be dewormed every 15 days from the 10th daylight until his two months, then once a month until his six months, and from six months, at each change of season, i.e. 4 times a year.

The dog must be dewormed 4 times a year. dewormers in tablets are administered in the mouth of the dog, the dose to be prescribed in relation to the weight of the dog.

- The parasites:
fleas, ticks, lice, scabies and other external parasites: these are parasites that live on the skin. to remove a tick, use a small crowbar (available at the vet) and disinfect. it is advisable to take preventive action by regularly using processing products, spray applied directly to the dog's coat.
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