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Old 11-19-2009, 11:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've noticed in the past couple months that my boxer has periods where he will stretch out extremely often. He will just stop lower his front half and stick his butt in the air and hold that position for anywhere from 5-20 seconds. He'll do this sometimes 2-3 times in a minute, walk around for a while, then repeat...

He started doing this around the same time he was feeling very sick a couple months ago. He's not sick anymore but still doing it.

I'm not sure if it's because he's a puppy and growing or something bigger. Has anyone experience this with their boxer?

Also, lately if I let him outside he has been eating grass, which in turn makes him throw up. He's already not eating very well so by him throwing up i'm sure he's really not getting proper nutrition. Seems like now I have to watch him when I let him out or he'll do it.

He acts normal and energetic but I just know he can't be eating enough.

Please help!!

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Old 11-19-2009, 11:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont think you have a problem, mine stretches a lot also (he is 5 Months) and farts at the same time They like to eat grass and just about always barf afterwards. Dont let him eat any grass for a while and see how he eats then, or if he is still throwing up.
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Oakley stretches like that a few times after every nap. Its cute I like it.


What are you feeding your dog? Just wondering if eating grass is a habit or if maybe hes deficient in something.
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Oakley stretches like that a few times after every nap. Its cute I like it.


What are you feeding your dog? Just wondering if eating grass is a habit or if maybe hes deficient in something.

I have never met a dog that does not eat grass. The therory behind that is beacuse they eat grass to clean out their stomachs and bowls
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Duke does the oppisite. He has his front up and butt down with leg stretched out behind him. Like an upward facing dog in yoga.
He is always stretching.

p.s Grass eater here...
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Knox must like both ends of the rope because he will stretch one way for a while then walk around then stretch the other way.. you never know if your gonna get a tongue in your face or his butt
He also thinks he needs to eat all of the grass in the yard. Its his way of helping dad mow the lawn
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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oh my... mine stretch out so far that they look like elastic dogs lol. its just their way of getting comfortable or stretching muscles the same way that WE do no worries
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Sounds normal to me.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Many thanks everyone. You've eased my concerns!!

I feed him Natural Balance - Limited Ingredient Diet (Sweet Potato and Fish). This is actually another cause for concern. I was feeding him a mix of canned and dry NB but tried taking out the canned. Yeah right!!! He won't even eat a cup a day of just the dry. Looks like I gotta go out and get the canned stuff to mix with it.

He's always been like that though, he never has just eaten dry food by itself. Even when he was younger I'd have to put water in the dry food to get it soggy and soft before he'd eat it.

Anyways, I don't mind buying the canned. It is more expensive but he seems to eat more of it a day. Usually, 1 can and 3 cups dry...

Thanks again for all your help!!
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Sounds normal to me.
I love your boxer!! How old is he?
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