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Old 12-06-2012, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We just adopted our 1 year old boxer today. When we picked her up from the shelter she looked really skinny. She wasn't hyper and she didn't bark. When we took her home she immediately went to food. She didnt chew her food and just swallowed it. Later she went potty inside. So I took her out and to no surprise she did nothing but sniff. I took her out again 45 minutes later and she pooped one poo and looked like she struggled to get more out. Instantly when we came inside she threw up a very large pile one the floor. She knew we weren't happy but we didn't discipline her because we know she didn't mean to. My main questions are. Is she sick. Her nose is dry. She threw up. Struggled to poop and swallows her food whole. She's only a year and was an outside dog I assume. She looks very malnutrition and she just got fixe the day we got her. Are there any connections with the surgery and her being sick? Im scared she's gonna go and I just got her as a gift from my gf. What can I do to slow her eating down make her chew and potty train her? Please help!!!she also has a severe underbite.Not chewing throwing up. Adopted from pound-imageuploadedbypg-free1354850130.486782.jpg


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Old 12-06-2012, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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she was hungry because she didnt eat before surgery.. and if she is skinny it means she will want to eat a lot to catch up.. it will take time for her to settle in and to feel secure.. congrats on your new fur baby and thank you for saving her...
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes she probably threw up because of the surgery anasthesia. Those meds linger in their system for a while. We were told not to feed for 24 hours after surgery I think?

Hopefully she feels better tomorrow!

Be patient and she will settle into a routine soon. You, your house and everything else is new for her. It will take some time to adjust.
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I feel like we are springing everything on her because we also have a rat terrier who if I could take the fat off of and give to the boxer I would. What can I do about her severe underbite? Will it affect how she eats? What's the best way to train her?


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How severe is the underbite??? All boxers that I have seen have an underbite. We did training at our local Petsmart for Pheona & Murphy will be starting after the holidays. She will come around, you just have to give her time. Good luck!!!
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all boxers have a under bite, that's just how the breed is. don't be too worried about how it affects her eating, every boxer has a under bite and as you can see from this site how many boxers are all thriving, doing well and unaffected from having an under bite.
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I would feed her a bland diet for a few days.
Bland diet is boiled boneless chicken breast and rice.
Then slowly add in kibble to that while slowly decreasing amount of chicken and rice.
She just had surgery and boxers can have sensitive tummies, so starting her on kibble might be a little hard for her system.That and if she was underfed before, she will need to adjust to regular meals.

She's a beauty, BTW - and welcome to the forum.
Thanks for saving her from the shelter.

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I feel like we are springing everything on her because we also have a rat terrier who if I could take the fat off of and give to the boxer I would. What can I do about her severe underbite? Will it affect how she eats? What's the best way to train her?


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I have a fat rat terrier too. Mine is temperamental towards my boxer.We went to an obedience school for training.
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We have one boxer in the family just not at our house. I would say about a thumb width underbite maybe more. Is it safe to mix baby food with the dog food and mixing pedialite with the water to get her electrolytes back? We feed our rat terrier purina one lamb and rice formula. Our rat terrier loves it. Is it a good food to keep her on?


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Congrats on saving this sweet girl! I doubt the underbite will negatively affect her. Some boxers have more of an overbite than others.

The Purina One isn't the worst food out there, but not a very good one either. Blue Buffalo or Wellness are some of the better ones in my opinion and can be bought at Petsmart.

Hope she feels better soon!


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