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Greetings fellow boxer lovers, fans, and friends. I write to you with some unfortunate news and a relatively unknown situation.

BLUF: Bella saw our vet today to look into potential issues with her vision; she's been walking into things (much much more), running her left side into walls, doorways, and myself, and generally having some stability issues like falling down or tripping over the last few steps of stair cases, whether going up or down them. After a few minutes sliding a bit on the vinyl floor at the vet and then clearly observing and attention being brought to Bella's paws and her reaction or often lack of reaction to sliding or having her paw underneath itself (think, of the pads, nails, toes dragging underneath the wrist and not adjusting to bring the paw back up right to be on the pads, nails and toes properly). The vet said she couldn't be certain if it is a neurological condition or something in her brain. She mentioned how she's seen arthritis and DM, but DM specifically is almost always certain in the hind legs only, one or both. She's going to reach out to neurologists and get back to me but mentioned how specialists for some reason are still so hard to see right now due to COVID. And she's also got to spend some time thinking about what she's observed, the fact that it is on side of her body is so very odd and makes it harder to put together a prognosis. She took Bella for a walk, and into a dark rook to validate there wasn't a major issue with her vision, which she cleared up and said there's likely nothing wrong with her vision. And made a comment how it is even stranger as Bella pulled (she was wearing her harness) the vet quite powerfully and was walking just fine for the majority of the walk with the vet.

Over the past week or two I've noticed a slight change in my Bella, with a significant change over the last few days. Bella is a fantastic female boxer pup (well no longer a pup, she'll be 10 this month!) who doesn't make much noise unless someone delivers mail or she's ready for bed. The lack of correcting her paws sometimes

Has anyone heard, seen, or read anything like this before? I'm at a bit of a loss, which is an unfortunate feeling; I'm hoping and praying that while this has all happened so quickly, that things may just even out for a bit until we're able to see someone. She's getting up there in age and has had a good life so far, but I certainly would like more time with her as long as she's comfortable and has a good quality of life. I'm not sure what to do to make her more comfortable other than trying to keep her away from big steps/hills, helping her when needed, and on less slippery surfaces.

All my best,
bella
 

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I am so sorry Bella is going thru this its very hard to see your dog your love so much go thru things like this. Boxers are prone to brain tumors there have been several people including myself that have had to deal with that and they can come up suddenly my dog was also 10 when he got one. Arthritis is also a player in an instability issue so that could be a factor too. I hope you can find what it is for sure but it sounds like you are doing all you can. Just tell her you love her everyday and hug her a lot. It sounds like Bella has a loving and caring owner so I hope all turns out well.
 
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