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Old 12-21-2012, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vet says my Boxer is too heavy:(

My 3 year old male boxer Cochise weights 93.1 pounds (our 5 year old female boxer weighs 63 pounds). When I took Cochise to the vet, I was told that a boxer must never weigh more than 75 pounds. He also said that weighing more than 75 pounds is bad for Cochise' health.

When I look at Cochise, he looks to me to be a TANK. Solid and powerful (NOT FAT). I would hate to make him drop 20 pounds just to make the vet happy if it isn't really necessary. Does anyone else have a male boxer in this weight range? Is it really necessary to put Cochise on a diet?

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Old 12-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need to post a recent picture of him standing from the side and from above. While there are large boxers, they arent all that common. The boxer breed is suppose to be a medium sized dog. Typically no more than 75-80lbs max.
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He doesn't look fat! And 20 lbs on a dog is HUGE.. no way the dog in that pic could lose 20lbs!! Seems crazy to me. I'd definitely do some research before doing anything.
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would like to see a side view too.



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Old 12-21-2012, 11:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Agree we need to see a side view and top view picture of him too would help justify if he needs to lose any weight.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If he still has a well defined bikini waist, he is not fat. If the bikini waist is gone, he's overweight and will suffer health problems bcause of it. We have to see the full view side picture to be able to tell.

My male Boxer weighs 85 lbs and is considered a large Boxer and is not overweight....

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Either way,if you decide to go with a diet to slim him down,do it slowly
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Our vet said the same thing about Kosmo, he is a big muscular boy as well. Our vet says to cut back on the feeding amount and we have but Kosmo still looks the same.
He gets plenty of exercise and is not over fed. I have never seen a dog of his size loft themselves into the air like they are weightless like he can either
On the other side, we have the opposite issue with our female Karma, she is a tiny girl and it is hard to keep weight on her - she eats like a lil piggy too!
Vet says she is at ideal weight though. My guess is they are just like people and built in different shapes and sizes...as long as they are active and healthy I am happy.
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I have a big stout male as well, he's built like a brick shit house. He currently weighs in at 97 lbs and could stand to shed a few pounds but no way would I try to take 20 lbs off him and my vet says Patch is very healthy.

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You need to post a recent picture of him standing from the side and from above. While there are large boxers, they arent all that common. The boxer breed is suppose to be a medium sized dog. Typically no more than 75-80lbs max.
These are very recent. I will take better ones tomorrow with my wife's camera.



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