a vet told me that boxers are prone to skin problems.if that is true, what is the most common, and is it treatable? thanx. -Bren ps. BOXERS RULE!
Hi Brenda! To be completely honest i'm not sure, only twice have any of my dogs had a skin problem and it was some sort of mite which a wash from the vets cleared up. What i would say is that if it's true then it's not realy a major concern. There are other things worse. Do a google search for more information or better yet perhaps go ask here >> http://www.boxerworld.com/forums/
Hey, does washing our dogs daily may ignore such skin problems..? or we need to take some more precautions.?
You can try some natural remedy like PetAlive Skin and Coat Tonic to help promote skin health.
But these are some precautions that must be taken:
1. Make sure that your Boxer stays out of the sun.
2. He gets a balanced diet and is not around anyone smoking.
These precautions will help you to avoid Boxer skin problems.
Boxers are well known for their overriding health problems.They mostly suffer with Fibrosarcoma,Cutaneous Asthnia and few more diseases like this.But all these diseases are curable.And if you take health precautions regarding boxers than there is no problem in breeding boxers.
Boxers,as I guess are prone to many skin problems like rashes,scratching,spots on their body and hair loss also.
Yes they have many skin problems, Thats why doctor suggested Don't clean dogs very frequently. Do it when it is dirty. Too much cleaning can also cause infections. After washing dog, Don't keep them wet, we must keep them dry as early as possible!!
As julia scott said i agree with her. We have to make it fry as early as possible which helps to avoid problems.
Last edit by David Stanley on Sep 12, 2011 8:10am.
Yes, they are prone to skin problems. I have recently bought a dehumidifier and that seems to help. We also change out our air conditioner filters more often to let the air flow better. It sounds crazy but my boxer is like family. If it helped one of my kids I would do the same thing.
Last edit by Paul on Sep 19, 2011 1:12am.