Vomiting in boxer dogs

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Your story sounds very similar to my 7 year old boxer. She stopped eating and has lost 20 lbs in 4 months. She is basically surviving on prednisone (15mg 2x daily). We also had issues with pale gums but not to the point of needing a blood transfusion. However, our dog is a girl so obviously no testicle/penis issues. We do not have our problem under control but we have learned a few things along the way. 1. z/d was THE worst food we have tried her on.
I have an 8 yr old Boxer, 4 days ago, he was playing ball, going on walks, etc, suddenly he has stopped eating, been vomiting clear mucus with red or brown specks in it, won't even get up when anyone comes in door. He has never had any health issues. I took him to the vet and was told he has some kind of infection (but no idea why or from what), he has a high white blood cell count, but that was the entire explanation.
lol) i just want to know if anyone else has a boxer who has an upset tummy all the time!!! oh..and those dogs are soooo gassy! i have two of them and..they can stank up a room!! lol thanks!
my 8 year old female boxer has been vomiting on and off for three weeks last night and this morning is the worst. What can i do? she drinking and eating.
I would not be taking a female in heat on walks. Is it hot in your area? Could be the heat so keep her cool. Do you know how to take a rectal temp with a rectal thermometer? Anything over 103 might be a concern. Good that she is drinking. She just may be off her food. If any other symptoms develop like loose stools, vomiting, etc you should get her checked.
http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Dogs/4th-stage-renal-failure-in-my-dog/show/425814?page=1 It's quite lengthy & sad...It may also help to know your not alone.....My heart goes out to you & your family.....This just makes me sick!!! I'm praying for all involved....
It is completely heart wrenching when their time comes to leave us, just as with human friends and family that we lose over time. In the end, all we can do is offer our dogs all the reassurance, love and attention they deserve and be as kind and humane as we possibly can. They need us to be strong and do the right thing ... regardless of how much it hurts us, it's one of the many responsibilities of being a good owner. My heart goes out to you. Give Shaggy an extra hug from me.
The vomiting is so awful to watch in the end as it just goes on and on and on... There are many anti emetic meds to try. Has your vet not prescribed anything? Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end.
My lab/boxer mix is just 3mos. old and we noticed a bump on her head. She yelps whenever it's touched. Is there any signs that we should look for that may lead to an emergency?
I have a 4 month boxer and she ingested a chocolate brownie about 6 days ago. Her lymph node on her neck started swelling. I called my vet and was instructed to observe her stool and to bring her in if there was a change. There has not been a change but the node keeps swelling than going down alittle. Her activity has not changed but I am concerned. Her shots are up to date. I have appointment for her Monday. Should I be more concerned and try to have her seen sooner?
Well my boxer had the dry heaves and my chihuahua vomited. But I do think it was some kind of stomach virus.
Sometimes the act of vomiting can cause bleeding in the stomach and subsequent vomiting will have blood in it.It is ok to give her zantac 75 and feed small meals but if she vomits again or act depressed she should be seen right away.
I have a one year old boxer that we rescued back in March; he is very sluggish, not eating or drinking, and shivers about every 30 seconds, you cant see him shake, but you can feel it. Also, he has bumps on his back. I have an appt for him with the vet tomorrow morning, but I was wondering if there is any advise or if you think i need to take him to the emergency vet. We were there two weekends ago b/c he got hold of something that he should not have eaten.
Previcox For Dogs Review By James on November 17th, 2010 Previcox is an anti-inflammatory pain reliever that also reduces fever in dogs. This prescription medication is given to dogs that have just received surgery, have arthritis, or for other complications as prescribed by your vet. You shouldn’t give Previcox to your dog if it is allergic to aspirin or is taking other NSAID pain relievers. Your vet can determine if your dog is allergic to aspirin with a simple test if you are unsure.
A couple of the most important nutrients in a dogs diet are live enzymes and probiotics that they do get in the raw diet. These are vital to a dogs digestive system. Without these in their diet, degenerative type diseases are likely to form. If you cannot or will not feed a raw diet or even a partial raw diet, then you need to supplement with enzymes and probiotics. You can get these as a supplement and sprinkle on his food daily or some dry foods even have it on the kibble as a coating.
I doubt that's the entire problem as a 3 year old boxer should be in great shape unless there is an underlying problem - even on a not-so-great diet. He needs to go to a vet NOW. It sounds like he is dehydrated by now with all the vomiting and should be seen by an emergency vet. Call your regular vet to start the process. Any vet clinic should have an after-hours message on the phone telling you what to do in an emergency, and it definitely sounds like an emergency.
If you think about it there are sick dogs in and out of your vet all the time. You bring your dog in and they can easily pick something up. May sound crazy but I always wipe my dogs paws down when we get back from our vet or dog park just to be safe. Try not to worry too much, you can make yourself crazy trying to think about the causes of how your dog got sick. You are taking care of it now and thats what counts. If she is not better, I would bring her back to your vet.
It is good to know that dogs cannot take anything we as humans do for pain. My mother in law groomed and reared dogs of all types for over 40 years, gave shots, everything a vet would do except surgery (she is not a vet), and I asked her if my dog could take the ibuprofen, she didnt think it would hurt, but as I said, she is not a vet, so she just probably didn't know like me that it may hurt her. Adrienne, I know how you feel, my dogs surgeries totalled over 1500 dollars, but I didnt care.
I would even go so far as to give her Gatorade or Pedialyte because they have electrolytes in them which help to keep the body's electrolytes in balance until the crisis passes. If the electrolytes get too far out of whack (as can happen from dehydration) it can disrupt the heart rhythm and become dangerous, so it is especially important to try to prevent her from become dehydrated.
I have a dog I rescued not to long ago, I was told that she is a boxer/greyhound mix. She was extremely emaciated when we adopted her, and we've been trying to put at least a little weight on her. I know she is part greyhound so she will be a certain type of skinny. But she just can't seem to put on any weight. You can basically see all the ribs and her hip bones.
The conclusion was that they had no idea what was wrong. He was not vomiting, and did not have a blockage in his intestines. They said that there was no infection or inflamation, and if it were cancer that he should have been vomiting. But of course, when there is no answer, it all points to cancer. Still no fever and blood work o.k. but he did have blood show up in his stool. Since he would not eat we were giving him injectables at home.
Same symptoms, intermittent vomiting, food not passing, swelling in abdomen. We were given Regulin to move the gas through him, but now in hindsight should have had an ultrasound immediately (despite the 800.00charge) The Xray we had initially had shown nothing, but an ultrasound is very intrusive with sedation etc, so logic dictates that you do the next easier thing.
No further prednisone was given. The leaking stopped within a week or so of antibiotic treatment. The dogs snoring has increased and her breathing at all times has become more labored. She never had any hair loss but we thought for sure she had cushings. We tried selegiline with no improvement, we tried hydrozizine to see if was allergys but that also didn't show any improvement. Panting, SNORING, Eating, Urination, drinking, but NO hair loss.
Hi there! i totally feel for you in this situtation. My boxer started w/ pacreatitis at about 1.5 years of age and has had it about 6-7 times since then. My vet told me that its mainly caused from too much fat in there diet. We tried so many things to stop this from happening, but I think we are on the right track now. I currently have my dog on Famotidine (Pepcid) pro-biotics (Forti-Flora) which is made by Purina and Purina OM diet.
I believe that dogs are very in tune with us emotionally, and your love will comfort her. Please keep us posted!
4 days later my boy was gone. hemangiosarcoma...it is a common cancer in large dogs not so much in my little Chinese Crested breed... Terrible cancer. You don't know they have it untill they are gone...or very sick. Miss my boy. Hate the cancer.
We got the test results from the biopsy a week after he was gone and it turns out he had Cholangiohepatitis which is very rare in dogs and it was in the terminal phase. The vet told us that this disease progresses rapidly and very hard to detect as not all the symptoms are easy to detect in a dog who is only 6 years old. We miss him so very much and think about him all the time. We still can't believe that the disease progressed so much in a month...
It is possible that they can last this long. Most people say they go away in a day or two, but in very sensitive dogs, it takes much longer. My dog was knocked flat by the loading dose and barely moved for the first couple of days. He bumped into objects, seemed blind, responded to sounds incorrectly (looked in the wrong direction), tripped, stumbled, and fell flat on his stomach a few times when trying to walk.
i've been at my wit's end with my pretty little Boxer puppy girl Brandi..but seeing your dogs made me realize once I get through this horrible puppy stage LOL it'll be worth it! Thanks for sharing that site Christie!
I would love to see what dreams she's having! Jaybay has a good point. Most dogs need challenges as well as exercise in the day. They need to problem-solve in one way or another, and the more intelligent they are, the more they need that. Walks in new territory are an interesting thing for them. Extra mental stimulus. And most healthy dogs need more exercise than humans are normally accustomed to!
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