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    White boxer nail color

    Any white boxer owners notice if the nails have a reddish color at the base of the nail? Lexi has six nails that are anywhere from1/4 to 1/2 red. Doesn't seem to bother her, but since my nail awareness is heightened with her latest injury, I'm curious.
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    Favouring front foot

    I put Lexi in kennel overnight, a kennel we use regularly that we both love. When I picked her up this morning she was favouring her front left foot. She didn't really like me examining it, but she let me as long as I was gentle. I couldn't tell if she has sprained it or broken anything. I'm...
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    Tear stains now no fur...

    Lexi is white and I've always been fighting tear stains, but apparently not well enough. While she was on Fromm, it was dark stains that I would wipe a few times a week, but never seemed to get clean. 10days ago we switched her to raw, starting with chicken. Now the area doesn't have any...
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    Starting raw... Chicken necks?

    So I went to a wholesaler to get chicken, and although I asked for backs, I got necks. And didn't realize until I got home and thawed a bag. Here is my conundrum... Tonight was going to be the first night of raw, and I was going to do a week of backs. These necks are pretty small and I don't...
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    Obedience training success!

    Lexi had her exam for beginner obedience today... Top dog! Woohoo! 98/100!!!! I'm so proud of her :-). Now it's a question of what's next. We still haven't got the three cats in the same room without chasing. Best we can do so far is cats on one side of a pet gate and Lexi on the other...
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    Finally spayed!!

    Lexi finally got spayed on Thursday. Thankfully she is just sleeping and not really wanting to do anything. She isn't happy if she isn't touching one of us. So far she isn't licking stitches, but I spent last night sleeping on the couch with her instead of crating. Will do the same tonight. I...
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    Eating from treat ball...

    Lexi has acquired an interesting trait.. She doesn't seem to want breakfast (I'm ok with that), but she also prefers her meals to be either mixed with turkey or chicken, or to just stuff her treat ball with kibble. The treat ball seems to be her favorite way of eating now, otherwise food in her...
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    a puppy.... and three cats...

    When we brought Lexi home, we already had three cats. We probably didn't do introductions too well at that point, as the cats will now only essentially stay in the bedroom. They come out for food and when they know that Lexi is sleeping, but that's it. Now that Lexi is 9 months, we've decided...
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    stacking

    I want to teach Lexi that beautiful boxer stance... is 9 months too old to teach her? I've seen lots of pictures of dogs on stacking tables and such... not sure I want to go to the extent of buying that kind of equipment. any suggestions of how to teach this without those tools?
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    In heat.. What's normal?

    She is on day ten of her first heat... Still bleeding, although nowhere near as much as a few days ago. She's on-again, off-again with food. If I mix in slices of pepperoni, she'll eat... I wonder if that's her version of chocolate lol She has only eaten one meal today, normally has three...
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    she ate part of her puppy diaper!!

    Ok I'm a twit. I put her in her crate and left her for half an hour... and left the puppy diaper on. Stupid. Came home to a totally destroyed puppy diaper. After reconstructing and comparing to another one it seems she didn't eat any of the outside of it, and none of the elastic - at least...
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    spay day...

    And man do I miss her. she went in at 730 this morning, quite happy to go with the vet technician - then again, she has seen them twice this week already for bloodwork! I think she'll be fine. Apparently one of the techs is a boxer owner and will probably spend a bunch of time with Lexi in...
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    getting older... eating less often?

    Lexi is almost 9 months old (wow time flies!). Until now she has been getting three meals a day plus veggies and fruit. In the last few days she hasn't really been interested in breakfast at all, and not really asking for lunch or dinner. Today I'm trying an experiment. No breakfast, and see how...
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    I feel awful...

    5th week of crate rest, and I know she's restless and just wants to play. I thought she was just relaxing, but then I heard her yelp... She had been trying to pull the blanket from the top of the crate into the crate, and got her bottom tooth stuck in the wire. What an awful sound. I couldn't...
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    destructiveness begins!!!

    ok, ok, it might just be put down to the fact she is only one day away from finishing four weeks of crate rest... but she managed to destroy two beds in one day. So on to the search for the indestructible bed!!! I've seen some great suggestions on here for Coolaroo and Primo pads... but...
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    3 more days of crate rest!

    I can't believe we made it... 4 weeks of crate rest with a 7 month old boxer. Wow. But we did it. Lots of frozen kongs, lots of new tricks learned, and a lot of patience. She's had enough though... She feels fine, obviously, but I want to follow vet orders and keep it going just the few more...
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    broke her leg... really???

    I mean, I knew boxers were generally a bit nuts... but somehow she did it. Thursday night she was running around in the kitchen, and whacked her back leg on the recycling bin... and just kept running. The recycling bin is at just the right height to hit about 2 inches above the knee. She was...
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    laser spay?

    Anyone had any experience with laser spay? I've heard great things about it... any experiences here?
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    pulling... at my arm's end...

    Ok - for a walk, we are pretty good - use the gentle leader, and with her backpack on (empty since she's still only 6 months), she behaves really well, even with other dogs. There is one exception - her friend down the street who she loves to play with. Today we were in the back yard...
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    backpack at 6 mo?

    Hi all I have a 6 month European boxer - currently at 45 lbs and will be 80 lbs when she's done growing.. or thereabouts. I picked up a backpack for her for a number of reasons. One: she's in heat and i thought wearing the backpack with a little bit of weight in it might tire her out since we...
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