Posted by: Lyndol | 2007/08/01

Skinny boxer

I adopted a 7 month old boxer bitch. She was quite thin when we got her but though she would fill out as the weeks went by. She is eating fine but has LOST weight and looks emaciated (she has bad breath for some reason as well). Her eyes are bloodshot as well but her coat is healthy and shiney...Any advice?

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At seven months she may still be "teething", which may account for the bad breath. What are you feeding and how much?

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Posted by: Carol | 2007/08/01

a 7 month old boxer could easily be on the skinny side , they are very very active.

you should be able to feel their ribs but not see them ...

As CV says what are you feeding her , she needs to be on a good quality dog food and fed according to the instructions.... even a little more if she seems hungry.

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Posted by: Papilio | 2007/08/01

Maybe she just has worms ...

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