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Boxer Food and Health Issues / Re: Cardiomyopathy
« Last post by lauf83 on Today at 07:27:24 AM »
So an update for bruno... we had the echo and an ecg done. He presents with chronic degenerative valvular disease. They put him on sortelol. Hopefully this helps regulate his heart so his extra beats dont put anymore stress on his heart. This is a better diagnosis than cardio myopathy.
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Boxer Dog Gallery / Re: Our girl
« Last post by Nancy-IL on March 28, 2017, 08:06:41 PM »
I would take that laundry in a heartbeat!  OH MY GOSH, She's so pretty.

Second picture ears.  She looks a lot like The General did when he was still a puppy at 1 1/2 years.  She's such a pretty girl.  Thank you for the pictures!

This is just crazy, The General would always sit like that to look outside.  She is so darn pretty.  I'm sure the surgery will go well.  She'll be up and at those squirrels soon. 

She is very pretty.  CB, are they initials to her pedigree name?  She's a doll. 
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Boxer Food and Health Issues / Re: Torn ACL
« Last post by Nancy-IL on March 28, 2017, 07:59:45 PM »
Oh my gosh, I've got tears flowing.  Thank you for your kind words about our dear General.  He wore that name proudly too.  Bless you.  I miss him so much. 


They did NOT keep General over night and he was still ..........As our Vet stated, "Seeing love beads and Lava lights."  We picked him up that day and General came walking out as though he didn't have surgery.  What a dog.  Then when he was home, he slept most of the day.  We also haven't left our fur babies except for one night 4 years ago and it was only 12 hours.  They were both in the same kennel/run.  We couldn't wait to go pick them up.  He was always by our side, no matter what we were doing. 

Honestly, it was a relief to know that he would NOT be having anymore ACL knee problems.  He had Super Man rubber bands.  LOL.  He had a bit of arthritis but he would never let it known.  He didn't show pain except for two times.  Once  before his first ACL surgery he went behind the love seat and whimpered a tiny noise.  Then once when he was sick and those damn Mast Cell Tumors were filling his lungs, he was looking out the window and he did a cough like noise and I could see him move.  He turned around to see if I saw him.  I know he did.  He did NOT want to look weak, ever.   We couldn't be selfish, it was his time. 

I am so sorry, I got carried away.  All the memories came back, it's still so fresh in my mind. 

Oh, Both times General had knee surgery, it was early in the morning and we picked him up at closing time.  4:30 - 5:00 pm.  I wish you lots of happy times to come.  Please keep us posted on your dear girl. 

 
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Boxer Dog Gallery / Re: Our girl
« Last post by Redemption on March 28, 2017, 06:02:02 PM »
What a pretty girl.
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Introductions / Re: HI
« Last post by Redemption on March 28, 2017, 05:59:56 PM »
Hi and welcome to the family.
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Boxer Dog Gallery / Re: Our girl
« Last post by Maineac on March 28, 2017, 05:49:04 PM »
. And #3 is her looking out the window watching the squirrels raid the bird feeders wondering why she can't go do her "job" and chase them away. That's the hardest part because she looks at us and talks to us  and we know she is telling us that the squirrels are out there.....than she gives us the sad eyes.....
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Boxer Dog Gallery / Re: Our girl #2 pic
« Last post by Maineac on March 28, 2017, 05:31:25 PM »
 The 2nd pic is her "Are you talking to me?!" picture.
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Boxer Dog Gallery / Our girl
« Last post by Maineac on March 28, 2017, 05:29:47 PM »
The first pic is the day we got our girl. We are self-employed and do long haul trucking together. We had stopped in IN to stretch and walk around an Amish out door furniture store.......well, we walked out with a Boxer! We put a blanket in the laundry basket, stopped at a store and bought a toy and essentials and put her between the seats. Of course, I held her a lot......still do, my 67 lb lap dog! The 2nd pic is her "Are you talking to me?!" picture. And #3 is her looking out the window watching the squirrels raid the bird feeders wondering why she can't go do her "job" and chase them away. That's the hardest part because she looks at us and talks to us  and we know she is telling us that the squirrels are out there.....than she gives us the sad eyes.....

I think I have to post one pic at a time...? It says "file to large" if I try all 3.
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Boxer Food and Health Issues / Re: Torn ACL
« Last post by Maineac on March 28, 2017, 05:19:02 PM »
Thank you all for responding to my post. I would love to share a few pics of our girl. I will do so in the gallery forum.  I have another question about the surgery. One surgeon only does day surgery so she would come home with us that night. The others said one or two overnights. She has never been away from us for more than an afternoon. She is with us 24/7.  Is it risky to bring them home the same day as the surgery? Our appt is for 4/6 for a consultation and possible surgery that afternoon if we decide, which is what we most probably will do. Thanks, Eric, for your rubber band comment.....no matter how much scar tissue forms I can't imagine that her knee would be the same as it was with a ligament. Plus, all that arthritis. Right now we are giving her Movoflex once a day to helpfully hope with that.
Nancy - I have read a lot of your posts regarding General's knee surgeries and they have helped a lot. One night my husband looked over at me and the tears were just flowing down my face. I was reading about your dear handsome General and the horrible diagnosis and all that followed. You made him proud with your courage and your tribute to him. One day your reunion will be so beautiful.....you better brace yourself when he comes flying across that Rainbow Bridge to greet you!








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Boxer Food and Health Issues / Re: Torn ACL
« Last post by Loki and Dad E on March 28, 2017, 03:30:33 PM »
Welcome to the forum! I can speak as a human an ACL will not heal on it's own. I have had a 3\4 tear in mine for over 10 years and a follow up MRI 10 years later got the same report from a different Radiologist. Would a broken rubber band heal on it's own?.....pretty much the same thing. Surgery is the only way to restore stability to the joint plus constant loose movement will add more arthritis to the knee joint if left untreated.
I hope she gets better cuz a boxer just has to run!!!  :great:
Take care,
Eric from Missouri 
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