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.
My boxer has been biting at her rear end area and a part of her tail. I looked at it today and she has a patch with mo hair amd It looks like you can see flesh with a yellow spot in the center. What could this be?
brittcole1323 wroteMy boxer has been biting at her rear end area and a part of her tail. I looked at it today and she has a patch with mo hair amd It looks like you can see flesh with a yellow spot in the center. What could this be?
Hi Brittcole! ☺
I hate to give you the default stock answer of, go see your vet. Though of course it really is the best way to find out.
Anything I might say would be at best speculation. Even if I could see the mark on your dog. It could be a bug bite, an allergy, an allergy that caused the biting which caused the mark. Some temporary irritation that either caused the mark or caused the biting which in turn caused the mark.
There are probably a whole lot of other guesses to be made too.
It's very hard to say and I'm sorry I can't be more helpful. Still if you're at all worried go see your vet. ☺
My 11 year old boxer Harvey has started with a small dry patch on his back hair loss. Should we have him to the vets. ?
Hi Laura Beal!
Yeah I think so, why not? It can't hurt to get it checked out. Might just be a little irritant got on Harvey or something. Maybe he needs a little cream or something.
Doesn't sound like anything to worry about at all but best go in case it's something that can get worse and spread.
We have has the same thing happen with our boxer. When I notice his hair loss I give him coconut oil. I freeze little cubes for him to eat. It has worked for us in the past. Hope that helps.
Laurabeal wroteMy 11 year old boxer Harvey has started with a small dry patch on his back hair loss. Should we have him to the vets. ?