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    Not sure if I should take my dog to the vet?

    oops, I guess I was too tired last night, I see that Roxy was 5 and 8 years old. So that's a lot of time in between episodes. I hope neither Roxy nor CJ has another one!
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    Licking his nose raw!

    CJ had a bad runny nose episode once when he was much younger. It didn't turn out to be allergies, since it never happened again. Some people thought he might have had something stuck in his nose that was causing irritation. I don't know what to think myself since it cleared up on it's own at...
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    Not sure if I should take my dog to the vet?

    Thanks Rena and Avaboxer. I've been keeping an eye on CJ and there's no sign of anything at all wrong since the morning after that scary episode. But it still worries me, because he doesn't whine or look for attention when something is wrong, he just accepts the pain with not much reaction and...
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    Not sure if I should take my dog to the vet?

    thanks Thanks for the responses. I forgot to mention that he also had very itchy ears soon after the bumps appeared on him. He didn't scratch the bumps, but he was trying to scratch his ears and also kept shaking his head. This was some minutes (maybe even an hour?) after the hanging head and...
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    Not sure if I should take my dog to the vet?

    Hi everyone. It's been a long time since I've been at this forum, but I don't know where else I can ask these questions, because something very strange happened to my boxer yesterday and I don't know if it's a sign of old age, or a problem I should follow up with his vet. He is perfectly normal...
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    Tiny puppy dominating adult Boxer-help!

    Yes, that's definitely a possibility. The puppy does get a lot more attention cause I can't take my eyes off of him, trying to avoid accidents and watching what he's chewing on. The Boxer (CJ) is already well trained so he has been getting less attention-even with us realizing this and going out...
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    Tiny puppy dominating adult Boxer-help!

    Hi, I need some advice. We have a 3 month old male Min Pin puppy and a 3 year old male Boxer. The Boxer is not particularly submissive, but he is not dominant, and has the patience of a saint. He used to go to Doggie Daycare, where they discouraged any sign of agression, so he might think it is...
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    I wish I could help and remember more but unfortunately I can't remember the specifics, but my dog had the same kind of stools you describe from the time we got him at 10 weeks old until about 1 year old. He was in and out of the vet's office, he had every kind of test done we could think of...
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    What is your Boxer afraid of?

    Like a few others here CJ used to be afraid of balloons. So much so that he would never go near one and I thought I would be able to use them to keep him out of certain areas of the house. But it turned out that his fear made the balloons something fun to "challenge" and soon I noticed he was...
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    Confused on what to feed!

    Hi all, It's been a long time since I visited this board...CJ's all grown up and no longer has any of the issues he had as a puppy. I can't remember any more if it was the Wellness or another brand (something natural with lamb???) That he was on for a very, very long time while we struggled...
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    wireless invisible fence

    Do any of you have any experience or heard anything about wireless invisible fences? We are moving to a house that is up against some wetlands and this kind of fence is the only way our dog would be able to run around out back there (assuming it isnt wet year round). But I'm worried about signal...
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    Poops in Kennel

    I went through something like this with CJ. I think it was caused by anxiety, not because he couldn't hold it. (Separation or confinement I'm not sure which.) It didn't matter how much or how little room he had. I could put him anywhere, go outside and look in the window and see him getting...
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    Crate Crazy

    Where the crate is may also make a difference. CJ hates his crate too, but he has done a lot better since we moved it upstairs in our bedroom. He now actually goes in and out on his own without coaxing but still won't stay in there on his own for more than a second or two. Before I had to...
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    I second that, go to a vet (or two) and do as much research on it as possible. I had this problem with one of my cats, and sometimes it's a sign of something very wrong that can be treated if caught in time. But many times they don't know the cause and don't know how to treat it. In my case the...
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    How long should I keep socializing him?

    No, the only people I know with a dog that we can visit are my parents, and their Lhasa Apso is too jealous and keeps attacking CJ. We've tried over many months many times, but the Lhasa hasn't improved, and is just as dog aggressive towards other dogs. CJ does not attack back, but he doesn't...
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    How long should I keep socializing him?

    Thanks Bridgit and Dan. There are no off leash areas I can take him to, so although he can meet and sniff other dogs at parks and the pet store (on a leash) he wouldn't be able to play with them anywhere except at daycare. It doesn't seem like just meeting would be enough interaction. Or is it?
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    Absolutely Not!!!!!

    CJ can't have any table scraps either, he seems to be allergic to everything and the mildest reaction is as bonnie put it so well a severe case of "hershey squirts". :D Or MUCH worse... even bananas now :rolleyes: so be careful if you feed them anything other than their normal diet, do it in...
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    Guard dog instinct? When, how?

    CJ is about to turn a year and he has only recently started to growl/bark at noises outside. But I bet if the door opened and a stranger came in, he would be much more likely to recieve kidney beans than barking/growling...:rolleyes:
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    Can your boxer swim?

    CJ can, or could when he was about 5 or 6 months old. We were vacationing near a lake and found a spot he was allowed in (seems very rare), and wanted to see if he could swim. He absolutely HATES water, he doesn't even like to go outside when it's raining, so the only way we could get him in the...
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    How long should I keep socializing him?

    Hi all, I was wondering how old a dog needs to be before socializing with other dogs is no longer necessary. CJ is about to turn 1 year old, and he has been going to doggy daycare daily up to about 7 or 8 months, then gradually less and less to now only once a week. He is very good natured...