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    Stage II MCT

    Unfortunately I have now joined the ranks of boxer owners who have dealt/are dealing with an MCT. Got the labs back on the lump we had removed Monday, and it came back as Stage II. I am SO GLAD that a) DH was out of town and I could have the vet do what I want without him griping about the money...
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    The health scares never end...

    Sorry I am just now getting this updated... The procedure went well, he has 4 stitches in his side but it doesn't seem to be bothering him much. He doesn't even really seem uncomfortable, just super clingy to me. The vet gave him a local anesthetic as well as the sedative, and said that...
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    At what point do you use anxiety meds?

    Whatever meds you decide to try, just be sure to keep a close eye on her while you are doing so. My boy went through both Prozac and Clomicalm and had strong reactions to both.... he basically became a zombie dog, slept all the time, wouldn't eat, wasn't his normal happy energetic self. His is...
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    Update..Please post weight and age of your dog

    I kept hoping Hurricane would get a little bigger, but at 4 years old he still stays firmly around 52 lbs.... so Deacon isn't that small! :)
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    The health scares never end...

    Thanks for the heads up, I probably WOULD have freaked out :)
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    The health scares never end...

    Susi, unfortunately no I can't get a photo, my husband is working in New Zealand right now and took "our" camera (translation, the camera that was given to ME for Christmas last year....) with him. Conveniently. :rolleyes: It doesn't look irritated, it isn't even pink and Hurricane acts like he...
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    The health scares never end...

    Hi all, sorry I haven't been on the boards much recently.... life has been kind of insane. To add to the mix, 3 weeks ago Hurricane lacerated the underside of his paw (between the middle pad and a toe pad) on a Saturday night. $450 at the emergency vet and 2 stitches later he was fine. Keeping...
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    Atlanta Rescue?

    Thanks! They looked at both but were really wanting a pup, so they ended up finding a boxer/lab mix at a local humane society that was 11 weeks. She is a cutie! :)
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    Atlanta Rescue?

    My brother and sister in law want to adopt a boxer, they are about an hour outside Atlanta in GA. Can anyone recommend a good rescue? I know there is Atlanta Boxer Rescue but are there any others? Thanks in advance!
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    how mant times a day do you feed your boxer?

    It really does just depend on how old your boxer is. As the PP said, they eat more often when they are pups. We feed Hurricane 2x a day now that he is grown, but when he was a puppy (and we weren't feeding a very good food, didn't know any better) he was constantly hungry and we were feeding...
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    Bariatric Surgery

    I just wanted to hop in and wish you the best! I will be praying that your surgery goes well, and for Izzy and Gus to be ok while you are in the hospital and also to be extra calm and quiet as you recover. :) Good for you, for taking the leap and doing something healthy for yourself... and hey...
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    Do you wrestle with your boxer?

    I'm a little late chiming in.... but DH and Hurricane wrestle every night after DH gets home from work. Hurricane knows that after DH unwinds and has a bite to eat that it is "his" time with DH, and boy do they go at it! Like some of the PP though, I apparently don't have wrestling DNA because...
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    Dog sleeping on Bed

    hahaha! I have to agree, we graduated from a queen to a king when Hurricane started sleeping with us, because all three of us couldn't fit on the queen! :) We didn't let him sleep in the bed with us at night until we were confident in his housetraining, though. He would wake up and night and...
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    Things I will not do with new puppy

    haha love this! I am guessing the no feeding while you were eating out of crinkly bags is the one that fell through... :) My list: -no getting on furniture, this lasted about 3 months (and then we had to buy a bigger bed because Hurricane is a bed hog!) -no feeding from the table (my...
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    How difficult is it to use dremmel on nails

    Love love LOVE my Dremmell! DH had a good one, with a cord so we never have to worry about batteries, and we just got the attachment to fit our model ($20 I think?) It took a few months to get Hurricane used to it, but now he lays quietly and lets me do all 4 paws with no fuss. With the clippers...
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    Which food of the 6 star foods?

    Just my two cents, TOTW and EVO Red Meat are both great foods, but my boy didn't handle TOTW well at all. Each dog is different, and there are several options in the 6 star category, you just have to find the one that works for you and for him ;) We fed Wellness Core for 2 years, then moved here...
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    Need help with Separation Anxiety

    I'm so sorry poor Ali is suffering with this! We have tried every treatment for Hurricane, including desensitization, leaving lots of toys/Kong, lots of exercise, etc. They all help, a little. We gave him Clomicalm and Prozac, and both were terrible, I don't recommend them. The best thing we...
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    What do you leave in the crate?

    Hurricane is the shred-bedding-and-then-eat-it type, so he just gets Kongs and Nylabones, and a bowl of water. We have the kind that attaches to the side of the crate, because when he gets mad at us for leaving him he flips the water bowl over and then has to sit in a wet crate until we get home...
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    Moving?

    I agree with the previous posters. Just get back into your routine as quickly as possible, and if you can I would try to arrange "his" things in the same places as you had them before (or as close as possible in a new apartment lol). And keep in mind, they will pick up on your stress level and...
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    Neutering

    Calm down? Absolutely not at all, in our case. Hurricane was six months old to the day when we had him neutered, and once the pain medicine wore off he was back to his normal crazy puppy self. We didn't medicate him at home, he didn't seem to be in any pain so we never gave him the pills. We...
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