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Hello everyone , I was wondering if any of you have had your boxer be the same weight and size for a certain length of time. My boxer will be 8 months a couple of days but seems to be the same size now for about two months and is stuck at 51 pds since he was about 6 1/2 months. Here is a current photo of him.
 

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He looks ok to me, when I had mine if I remember correct he also slowed down and stayed around 53 lbs then suddenly at his next annual he was 61 lbs. He ended up at 74 lbs. He has just probably slowed his growth and will pick up again. I am assuming he is eating and pooping fine. Mine ate 3 1/2 to 4 ups of kibble per day. His poo was firm.
 

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He looks ok to me, when I had mine if I remember correct he also slowed down and stayed around 53 lbs then suddenly at his next annual he was 61 lbs. He ended up at 74 lbs. He has just probably slowed his growth and will pick up again. I am assuming he is eating and pooping fine. Mine ate 3 1/2 to 4 ups of kibble per day. His poo was firm.
He eats about 4-5 cups a day 3 x a day. My son calls him a super pooper 🤦🏻‍♀️ Cause he poops every single time .
 

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He looks pretty good to me. How big was his father? They will grow sometimes in spurts up until they are two so he has a ways to go!
His father was 75-80 pds and mother was 55-60. He grew slow at the beginning he only weighed 6 1/2 pds at 8 weeks and then grew quick at 4-6 months and slowed down.
 

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My boxer is the same! 8 months old and around 52 lbs. my pup had larger parents with dad at 90 lbs and mom around 70 pounds. But we got the runt of the litter so he may be in smaller side. Our vet said Boxers can go through various growth spurts up to 2 years of age so their weight can fluctuate and they can be small for a while. As long as their behavior is normal and they’re eating/pooping normally, they’re good
 

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My boxer is the same! 8 months old and around 52 lbs. my pup had larger parents with dad at 90 lbs and mom around 70 pounds. But we got the runt of the litter so he may be in smaller side. Our vet said Boxers can go through various growth spurts up to 2 years of age so their weight can fluctuate and they can be small for a while. As long as their behavior is normal and they’re eating/pooping normally, they’re good
Thanks, I am glad that its pretty normal for the boxer or maybe other dogs as well to go through growth spurts. My dogs parents were a good size. one thing my boxer was born a couple of days early so the vet said that he is gonna play catch up.
He plays, poop and eat a whole lot too.
 

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Your dog looks fine, don't worry! I know how worried we can all that when it comes to our pets. When my labrador wasn't getting enough weight, I was desperate to feed him all the time. There wasn't enough information that would confirm the fact that my dog was fine. I started reading all kinds of international forums, and after a while, I read that my labrador was OK. Thank God I used the kg to lbs converter; if I didn't, I would still believe that my dog was not OK. Make sure you understand the sources that you read!
 

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He looks ok to me, when I had mine if I remember correct he also slowed down and stayed around 53 lbs then suddenly at his next annual he was 61 lbs. He ended up at 74 lbs. He has just probably slowed his growth and will pick up again. I am assuming he is eating and pooping fine. Mine ate 3 1/2 to 4 ups of kibble per day. His poo was firm.
We got our baby when she was 7 weeks, or so they said. She was 2.5 lbs. we took her straight to the vet, she had bacteria in her gi tract, coccidiosis, dehydration and her prognosis was guarded. Since then we have been on top of her health and every vet visit, medication and now she is 12 weeks and weighs 12 lbs. I worry about her still and often wonder how big she will grow to be. She’s a fighter, so playful. I can’t wait to see what she becomes.
 

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We got our baby when she was 7 weeks, or so they said. She was 2.5 lbs. we took her straight to the vet, she had bacteria in her gi tract, coccidiosis, dehydration and her prognosis was guarded. Since then we have been on top of her health and every vet visit, medication and now she is 12 weeks and weighs 12 lbs. I worry about her still and often wonder how big she will grow to be. She’s a fighter, so playful. I can’t wait to see what she becomes.
Hey Pennys mom, my dog has been throught some many issues over the year from the day we got him till when he was 1 years old. He was having diarrhea issues for 6 ,month off and on. He finally saw the internal dr and ended up doing colonoscopy on him, the end results showed a large mass in in colon and lymphoma notes but thank god it wasnt cancer but he has IBD and colitis. He was put on baytril for 8 weeks and he did great but now where back to the same issues. its a struggle with getting a food that will help him. but now were thinking of switching to homemade dog food for hypoallergenic or low residue or raw diet.
 

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@bk0909 " its a struggle with getting a food that will help him. but now were thinking of switching to homemade dog food for hypoallergenic or low residue or raw diet."
Try dog food WITH grains and try adding frozen blueberries. Boxers are very susceptible to dietary issues do to grain free foods/boutique foods. Do NOT feed your Boxer food that contains peas, lentils or potatoes. The FDA has been investigating "grain free foods" for a few years now. The studies are astonishing. Most Boxers who suffer from dilated cardiomyopath & digestive issues have been traced back to grain free foods. Also, Blue Berries are AWESOME.! An Antioxidant Superfood. Packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, these berries are also high in potassium and vitamin C, making them the top choice of vets and pet nutritionists. Not only can they lower your pups chances of heart disease and cancer, they are also anti-inflammatory. In the wild dogs get their grains, fruits and veggies by consuming the animals that eat these foods. NOT having them in your Boxers diet has been statistically proven...Stooopid. What animals in the wild eat peas, lentils or potatoes? So why add these cheap fillers to your Boxers diet.
 

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@bk0909 " its a struggle with getting a food that will help him. but now were thinking of switching to homemade dog food for hypoallergenic or low residue or raw diet."
Try dog food WITH grains and try adding frozen blueberries. Boxers are very susceptible to dietary issues do to grain free foods/boutique foods. Do NOT feed your Boxer food that contains peas, lentils or potatoes. The FDA has been investigating "grain free foods" for a few years now. The studies are astonishing. Most Boxers who suffer from dilated cardiomyopath & digestive issues have been traced back to grain free foods. Also, Blue Berries are AWESOME.! An Antioxidant Superfood. Packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, these berries are also high in potassium and vitamin C, making them the top choice of vets and pet nutritionists. Not only can they lower your pups chances of heart disease and cancer, they are also anti-inflammatory. In the wild dogs get their grains, fruits and veggies by consuming the animals that eat these foods. NOT having them in your Boxers diet has been statistically proven...Stooopid. What animals in the wild eat peas, lentils or potatoes? So why add these cheap fillers to your Boxers diet.
My boxer does not eat grain free food, nope no way. Hes on the acana whole grain food. he has his days where hes good then he has diarrhea. But the vets wants one prescription food which he was on three of them and it went right threw him and he didn't gain weight. By the time he was 1 yrs old he weigh 47 pds, after 8 weeks of baytril he is now 60 pds, but is off the antiobicis for about a month and they got back on it cause of issues again, plus they put him on the steriod for the infmaation in his colon but made his stool worase. so no its a weighting game and see how he does with all the medicnce out of his system. but the crazy part is his brothers are 70+ and sister are 60+.
 

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Wow. Im sorry. Must be so frustrating and scarry. I wish the best. Pls update when you can. I am so scared of dealing with similar issues when my pups gets older. So I appreciate others sharing their experiences with their Boxers. Best Boxer wishes.
 
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