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  1. chrystel

    Snatchoo sept. 19, 2003 - feb. 20, 2014

    I don't know where to start. . But my little brown puppy has left me. As I was away on my business trip, my brother in law was taking care of him.. he told me he was not eating... not unusual for Snatch not to eat when I was away... but I had that feeling.. you know.. that bad gutt feeling...
  2. chrystel

    Cooking ground raw meat/bone?

    Hi there. Alright so Snatch is not well and is not digesting very good his raw right now. I was thinking of cooking the batch of raw ground chicken (containing ground bone in it) for his dinner. Is that alright? Will the ground bones cooked digestible?
  3. chrystel

    Very worried for Snatch.. Things are not looking good...

    Hi There! ~~ sorry long message~~ I am at a loss.. Snatch is not well :( Oct 21 2013: Blood work looked perfect - it was a routine wellness bloodwork. Snatch was acting happy and fine. Wed Dec 4th: woke up to Snatch with a puffy eye. Brought him to work (I am a vet tech at a specialty...
  4. chrystel

    Oh the amount of pills...

    Hi everyone! Ok.. Snatch has a BUNCH of pills to take right now... *Soloxine for his thyroid twice a day *Sotalol twice a day for his heart *Mexiletine three times a day for his heart, *Pepcid twice a day to help the Mexiletine, *Baytril 100mg (2 pills) once a day for an UTI (4 weeks ago...
  5. chrystel

    Do you sometimes think about other breeds...

    Hi guys! I am so sorry I haven't been here in a while. Moving back to TX and working more than full time.. i feel like a crazy headless chicken at times! I was wondering if I am the only one who sometimes think "my next dog will not be a boxer" Don't get me wrong: My heart and soul are...
  6. chrystel

    Oh playtime was fun....

    Hi guys! Here are some picture from September when we visited family in Chicago. Snatch was still allowed to play (now new order of the doctor, he is not allowed to play anymore.. I feel REALLY sad about it...) Anyway.. So here are their last playtime full speed lovicon Oxy, happy...
  7. chrystel

    Adding Mexiletine to Sotalol

    Well. Snatch's holter monitor results came in on Monday afternoon. I am sorry I didn't update you guys sooner.. My crazy work schedule... Snatch is overall doing ok. The results showed that the number of premature beats have doubled. The cardiologist doesn't seem worried because he thinks...
  8. chrystel

    Snatch is not doing so well...

    Guys.. Snatch collapsed again last sunday (10/13) It was my fault.. it was cool outside at 8am so i decided to leave him off leash... he ran after Oxford once. 2 minutes... stopped.. stared at me.. MY HEART SANK!!!! he started being all wobbly and tried walking towards me.. I ran so fast and he...
  9. chrystel

    I want a harness.. but they turn and twist...

    Ok. I have an issue. I need a harness, especially for Snatch. He sometimes hacks if his collar presses his throat. I know he NEEDS a harness.. But they all turn! I don't know if it is the way they both walk, rolling their ribs left and right.. but no matter how much i tighten their harness...
  10. chrystel

    Holter Results for Snatch!

    26 August 2013 Pet Name: Snatch Here are the notes from Snatch's heart monitoring. Of course I just refilled his prescription of 120mg tablets.. so now I need the 80mg tablets to split them in half... I am... hmmm.. I don't really understand what this means. "1709 ventricular ectopics" -...
  11. chrystel

    Fast breathing at night

    Ugh.. guys.. :( Snatch is worrying me :( It's been 3 nights out of the last 4 that he has episodes of very fast breathing at night. Last night was between 3am and 4am. He was not dreaming. He was breathing fast, almost like panting but closed mouth. He started at 3am by panting, and I told him...
  12. chrystel

    Snatch 3rd cardio recheck

    Just came back from the cardiologist for Snatch (8/16). (Heart failure on 7/1 - recheck on 7/15) He is on 30mg of Sotalol twice a day since 7/1 Alright. $471 later.. They did: ECG: Still arrhythmic. He would increase the Sotalol BUT he checked the contraction ability of his heart. One...
  13. chrystel

    My partial raw feeding technics with grinder

    Hi everyone :) I wanted to share my experience. I don't want to say that it is the best way to do raw of course, no way! I wish I could do full time. I wish I could do prey model. But right now it is not possible. I just want to share what works for me and my dogs, and how much I spend...
  14. chrystel

    RAW and shedding?

    Since started on RAW (about 2 month?), Snatch sheds like crazy... He usually sheds mid fall and mid spring. I can't pet him without hair falling. Coincidence? Or is he missing something?
  15. chrystel

    Cardiologist 2weeks recheck for Snatch!

    Hi there! The day of his collapse, here was the report from the cardiologist: (copy past from his emailed report 7/1/13) Significant arrhythmias have been noted Echocardiograph: (sedated with 4mg butorphanol) Sub-aortic stenosis is present. Current measurements suggest it is of a...
  16. chrystel

    New RAW feeding and upset tummy

    Hi there! Alright. I have started Snatch and Oxford on raw on 7/7 Since then, Snatch throws up (yellow bile) every morning and Oxford licks his tummy (flank) Also they hardly poop and Snatch has diarrhea at night and is constipated in the morning.. how weird!? I hope I am not upsetting...
  17. chrystel

    Snatch collapsed...

    Hi there. So we are new in Portland. We don't know anyone, we don't have a "regular vet. We just moved in 3.5 weeks ago.. We have freak weather here. 100F. Not normal for the Northwest everyone says.. we have no A/C. We left the dogs yesterday afternoon, fans blowing... we came back 4...
  18. chrystel

    Snatch and Oxford visit Seattle

    So we moved from Dallas, TX to Portland, OR. Snatch totally LOVES the "fire-ant free", fresh, soft, grass!! https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/968917_10151747790794276_2098788922_n.jpg Last weekend, we went to Seattle. I think Oxford loves the sea and the freshair...
  19. chrystel

    We're moving accross country!!!

    Guys!!! We are doing it!! We have been wanting to move out of Texas for a while.. I posted this a while back... (2 years ago!!) http://www.boxerworld.com/forums/chit-chat/156571-choosing-new-place-live.html And now, in 2 weeks, we are moving to Portland, Oregon!!! appicon It's a...
  20. chrystel

    Snatch - TPLO plate removal? or not...

    Hi guys! Snatch still takes his weight off his right knee (2010 TPLO). he has been doing thisfor a month. He was 3 weeks on Previcox. no changes. He was seen today by 2 surgeons: Surgeon #1 says that if there is weight shift, there is lameness and something MUST be bothering him. He...
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