Boxer Dog Cancer & Your Boxer Dog

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Boxer dogs have to be one of the unluckiest dog breeds around at the moment, and actually have been for some time. The breed has so many health problems that most basic books telling readers about it spend more time on the health issues than any other section.

As such, it may come as no surprise to find out that Boxer dog cancer is quite common and a number of different types are inherent to the breed. As such, you should find out everything you can about the common types of Boxer dog cancer as well as what you can do to prevent it as far as possible, spot it early and choosing your treatment options. That quest for information starts here.

Boxer dog cancer is actually your number one health concern if you have a Boxer because most members of the breed have it in some form during their lifetimes. The following types of cancer are particularly common:

·Brain cancer, although this tends to develop when Boxers hit the age of 8 or above. As such, it is often one that cannot be treated as a result of the risks posed in old age.

·Bone cancer, which is common in those dogs that have broken bones in the past. This weakens bones and so makes them susceptible to Boxer dog cancer.

·Skin cancer, usually in those dogs that are white or have significant amounts of white fur on them. However, it is important to note that all Boxers should never be allowed to sit in the sun for extended periods of time.

·Other cancers are also common in Boxers but these are the most prevalent and cause the majority of deaths in the 38% of Boxers that die of cancer.

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Most of the risk of boxer dog cancer is genetic but there are things you can do to limit your dog’s risk of dying of the disease. For example, you will need to keep an eye on your Boxer at all times to make sure that the risk of breaking ones is minimal, that he or she stays out of the sun as far as possible and to make sure that you notice any lumps and bumps as and when they first appear.

You may also want to try an all natural remedy like PetAlive's C-Caps Formula to help with prevention of cancer. Among other things this will boost your boxer's immune system and promote complete cellular health.

Vigilance is the key to early treatment and indeed cure. You can also take preventative measures like not smoking in the vicinity of your Boxer as second hand smoke increases the risk of Boxer dog cancer. Similarly, choosing to have your dog sterilized can cut the risk in half.

If Boxer dog cancer does become a problem for you then the earlier you spot it, the better the chances of survival for your dog. There are treatment options available, such as medicinal remedies, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The treatment solutions are much the same as in humans, except dogs tend to respond better.

For example, chemotherapy does not generally cause nausea or hair loss. If your dog does get Boxer dog cancer then you will need to speak to your vet about a treatment program that is best for your dog. However, the earlier you catch it, the greater the chances that your pet will live.

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