Trouble with cropping?

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Boxer Pal
I had a boxer puppy named Tyson, about three months ago I took him in to get his ears cropped and never seen him again. The vet said that after the surgery he went into shock and died. They tried to bring him back but all attemps failed, he was just to weak. I miss him dearly and I often wonder if the vet was at fault, he said this has never happened before. Has anyone ever heard of this happening?


sandy oakey

Completely Boxer Crazy
I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your pup. I found the message board before I got my boxer and decided not to crop his ears because I heard several stories where pups died having this procedure done. If I recall correctly there was a type of anesthesia used that gives boxers alot of problems. I can't remember the name but I'm sure someone else on this board will mention it. Perhaps you could check with your vet to see if it was used. Again, very sorry to hear about your baby.


Boxer Insane
Brandy, I'm so very sorry about Tyson :( I am moving this down to the "Boxer Health Issues and Questions" forum, it will still be open there. Jennifer has been through the same thing and may be able to help very sad... :( Ace is short for Acepromazine.


<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gracie:
Its called "Ace" I dont know the full name someone giver her the full name!

I believe Gracie is referring to ACEPROMAZINE, a tranquilizer, often used as a preanesthetic. In Boxers it tends to cause a heart arrhythmia and lowering of blood pressure. Anyone with a Boxer, should bring this to the attention of their vet.
Tell your vet to get out their "Handbook of Veterinary Drugs," and go to the section on Acepromazine, where it will explain how Boxers (and other breeds) are sensitive to this drug.
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