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  1. rena

    TPLO surgery in our future

    Copper is not going to have a fun 2019. We received confirmation that he has a torn CCL right after Christmas. After much research, x-rays by 2 vets, and discussions with University of Missouri orthopedic surgeons we have decided to go with the TPLO surgery with hopes of Cooper having the best...
  2. rena

    Lumps and bumps

    It must be the season for lumps and bumps -- seems like there have been a number of posts about removing tumors and masses. I felt a mass under Coopers neck - near his trachea. We went to the vet and had them draw fluids and check the cells today. It came back with abnormal cells, so we have...
  3. rena

    Meet Cooper

    As some of you know, we lost our Mick suddenly and unexpectedly. We have had a boxer in our family for over 15 years and they are part of everything we do. An empty house just wouldn't do....we were miserable and the house was so quiet, so despite the fact it had not been long, I went on an...
  4. rena

    Worried Sick (sorry - long)

    My Mick is sick and we don't have an answer yet. A bit of background, about 2.5 years ago he was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis and we were told he probably wouldn't make it 6 months - he takes atenolol twice daily for this. Three weeks ago he stood up and would not move - his seemed...
  5. rena

    Severe aortic stenosis

    Bad news today - Mick was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis by University of Missouri Veterinary Hospital. He had a fainting episode about one week ago - unresponsive for about 5 mins. I took him to my regular vet who did blood work (all good), x-rays (some congestion noted in lungs)...
  6. rena

    Dreaded Blood Test Results

    I took Roxy to our vet today for routine blood work, required for some of the medications she is taking. Results were not at all what I wanted....multi organ failure. Liver and kidney levels were extremely elevated and white blood cell count very low. Vet said no way to know how long - days...
  7. rena

    Same Sex Adoptions

    I hoping to gain some understanding.... I am interested in adopting a rescue but our local group will not consider an adoption because I am interested in a female dog and already have an older female boxer. They have a "no same sex adoption" policy. I just struggling to understand the...
  8. rena

    Worrying while waiting for results

    First time poster – but seems that many boxer lovers have to deal with similar sleepless nights. My Roxy Girl had 14 lumps of various shapes and sizes removed on Monday, most were very small and superficial. We have done this twice in the past with good results. I haven’t received results...
  9. rena

    Greetings from Missouri

    We have a 9.5 year old fawn female. She is spoiled rotten as she is our only child. I am wanting a resource for discussing the health concerns for an aging boxer. Her black mask is nearly grey and she has a pill box to help keep all the meds straight, but you would never know because she...
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