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Help on how much my boxer should eat

Your puppy has been raised with the utmost care and has been properly vaccinated and dewormed for his age. However, it is advisable to consult your veterinarian and show him the chart of vaccinations and deworming done to guide him.

The puppy has been delivered in perfect condition, but as it is a living being, it can be accidental or occasionally sick. Apart from the obvious symptoms of illness such as diarrhea, vomiting, inflammation, etc. One should suspect that something is wrong when a puppy is sad and apathetic. Many times this is the first sign that something happens to a dog.

The most important advice we can give regarding health is: Observe your dog and if you ever suspect that he may be ill, take him to the vet, it is better to be safe than sorry.

We are not in favor of what we call "overvaccination", that is, vaccinating the dog every year against various diseases. Immunizations usually last several years, and vaccinate when it is not necessary to overload the animal's immune system, being able to cause a whole series of disorders in the organism.

External parasites

Fleas: today they are not a problem, since there are excellent and easy-to-apply products to eliminate them. If your dog persistently crawls, apply one of these products even if you do not see any flea, since if your dog is allergic to them (occurs with some frequency), only a sting will be necessary to unleash an intense itch.

Ticks: they are more difficult to fight and can also transmit diseases. In some areas they are a problem and you have to use effective products to combat them, in addition to immediately removing any ticks you see in your dog.

Mosquitoes: if you live in an area where Lehismaniosis disease is common (the whole Mediterranean and Central area), you must take all necessary precautions to protect your dog from mosquito bites, which are the transmitters of the organism That the cause. Consult your veterinarian regarding products and protocols to follow to avoid this disease.

Food

Proper feeding is essential for the good development and health of the dog. There are basically two types of food: natural and commercial (I think). We are in favor of natural food, it is what we give to our dogs and the one we recommend preferably. The great disadvantage of natural food is that it requires more preparation time, more organization and is less comfortable than giving feed.

Although we feed our dogs with natural food, the puppies wean them and deliver mainly eating feed. Although this may seem a nonsense, it is something very thought and has its justification. The explanation is that most new owners are going to feed their dog with feed, so we prefer that the puppy is initially accustomed to it, so that the change to your new house does not also lead to a sudden change in feeding and more stress

If you decide to feed with feed, choose a high-end one (the expensive ones: Eukanuba, Nutro,.) And follow the manufacturer's instructions.

If you are interested in natural nutrition, see our page dedicated specifically to that topic: Food for optimal health and longevity of our Boxers

Meal plan (feed or natural)

    - Up to 3 months of age: 4 daily meals (morning, noon, afternoon and evening)
    - From 3 to 6 months: 3 daily meals (morning, noon and night)
    - From 6 to 12 months: 2 daily meals (morning and night)
    - From 1 year onwards: 1 and 2 meals a day (if you eat I think better 2)

The food should be given at room temperature or slightly warm.

The dog should always have water at his disposal, especially if he eats feed.

Sometimes, dogs refuse a meal or do not finish it, or vomit after eating, if this happens occasionally and has no other strange symptoms, it is no cause for concern.

If you change your dog's feed from natural to animal feed or vice versa, or even if you change your feed brand, do so gradually, so that the complete change takes at least a week, otherwise gastrointestinal disorders may occur.

I advise you not to give him anything outside of his meals, because he usually makes them capricious and pedigree.

Finally, keep your dog slender (you should be able to palpate the ribs easily, without the need to tighten), whatever your age, since excess weight not only spoils the animal's print but is always harmful to your health and It can cause bone problems during growth.

General advice, safety, exercise

Dogs require attention, especially while they are puppies, since you have to take them out several times a day, educate them, etc.

Boxers are dogs better adapted to live indoors than in a house outside. There are several reasons for this, both physical and psychological. Among the physical reasons we can mention the very short hair that offers little protection against the cold and the short snout that does not help them fight the heat in hot times.
But even more important are the psychological motives, since the Boxer is a very people-oriented dog, and his greatest happiness is being close to his owner and family.

A Boxer does not need a house with a garden to be happy, only a few loving owners who devote the attention it deserves.
For all these reasons the Boxer is a very suitable dog to have on one floor, and it adapts to the city life perfectly (logically you have to take it for a walk).

A Boxer who is completely alone all day, every day, will be an unhappy animal, regardless of whether he has an entire farm at his disposal.
This does not mean that if you work you cannot have a Boxer. We all have to work, but when we acquire a dog, we must be able to organize so that the dog is not "abandoned" for too many hours in a row (maybe we or another person can go home at noon, or other formulas). We will also have to attend to it properly before and after our work: take it out, feed it, etc.

Puppies are restless and unruly and are not aware of the dangers, so you should watch it and avoid common dangers such as: cars, falls from high places, small objects that can be swallowed, toxic substances that you can ingest, cables and plugs , etc.
When you cannot be watching your puppy, it is best to leave him locked in a place where he is accustomed, where there are no dangers and where he himself can not do any "stropic". For this and other purposes, we always recommend the use of a dog cage, you will find a detailed explanation about the why and how of the cages on our page specifically dedicated to that topic: Cages and their importance in the education of your Boxer

Outdoor exercise is extremely important for your Boxer puppy to grow healthy and strong, take him out for a walk whenever the weather permits and from the first moment. However, until you are one year old you should be moderate and not overdo it with exercise or encourage him to jump or make excesses, since his body and bone are not yet prepared for it. For puppies the ideal is several short walks throughout the day (sunlight helps to fix vitamin D), preferably by lively and crowded places to socialize it, that is, it is used to all environments, people, noise , dogs, etc.

An adult dog needs to go outside 3 times a day to do his needs, and at least one of those walks must be long, so he can exercise, take a breath, see the world and enjoy.

Other tips

Be very careful with balls and other small objects because you could swallow them. Nor let him play with stones, as they spoil the teeth. Large solid balls are safe, as are other toys or large teethers made of rubber or other material that cannot tear and swallow.

Dogs can not stand the heat well, when you must leave it in the car, do not forget to open the windows a little so that there is enough ventilation, and JAMБS leave it in the car in hot weather, even in the shade and with open windows, you I would be amazed to know how many dogs DIE of "heat stroke" every year inside cars.

There are many people (both children and adults) who because of ignorance do not know how to treat dogs, and even if they do not have bad intentions, they provoke and annoy them - Avoid these situations, since they can get to "sour" the character of the most good-natured dog and patient

Canine behavior, sociabilization and education

Dogs are by nature social and hierarchical animals (precisely why they adapt so well to life in human society), for this reason the dog needs to know and assume his "position" within his pack, which is his human family, and this post is the last one.

The behavior of dogs is a combination of instinct and learning. Dogs learn by the "trial and error" method, that is, they do something and if the result is pleasing to them, they will tend to repeat the action - if the result is unpleasant they probably will not repeat it.

The dog retains many of the basic characteristics of its wolf ancestor, however, through domestication and selection, man has enhanced some of these characteristics and softened others, so that the dog today is an animal with some psychological features that allow him to adapt to life in human society in an optimal way. This is especially true of the Boxer, which is one of the races considered to be the most evolved in the sense that it is very far from the wolf, both physically and psychologically.

Until 6 months of age: Sociabilization

This is a key period in the psychological development of a dog. It is the time when a puppy learns what it means to be a dog, what its family is and what its position is within it (the last one). Bad experiences during this period can affect the dog's personality permanently.

Throughout this phase your Boxer puppy should be exposed to the maximum possible number of positive experiences (sociabilization): people, dogs, other animals, cars, noise, etc. Try to avoid everything that may be a bad experience: aggressive dogs, people who can mistreat you, etc.

Basic education

The fundamental advice is that the puppy should be treated with affection, but also with firmness and consequence. You should never allow him what you are not willing to allow him for life, be inflexible in this, otherwise he will become a capricious and uncomfortable animal.

A well educated and under control dog does not cause problems, and becomes an animal that gives great satisfaction. The Boxer is an intelligent and highly trainable dog, with a minimum of dedication and education becomes an animal with which it is a pleasure to live together.

Praise and pet your dog whenever you do something right, you can even give him something to eat as a reward. Laugh whenever you do something wrong with a strong "NO". If the "NO" is not sufficient as a correction (it does not impress you) it must be accompanied by something more forceful such as a dry pull of the strap or a shake of the neck. It is very important that both praises and corrections be made at the exact moment of the action. Just at the time of the action and not minutes or even seconds later, because the puppy will no longer associate them.

Accustom your puppy to allow you all kinds of manipulations: take him in his arms, hold a leg, hold his head, examine his mouth, etc. It is normal for you to struggle and protest at first, but you must remain firm and not give up until you calm down and give in. The puppy should also get used to having toys, food, etc. removed from you. Do not forget that the one in charge is you and not the dog.

Cleaning inside the house: to ensure that the puppy does not get dirty inside the house, you will have to take it out very often. The key moments to get it out are: immediately after waking up and eating. The use of a cage can be of great help for this purpose.

Nibbling: all puppies like to nibble on things, including their sleeve, pants, hand, etc. When you do this, laugh seriously with an "NO" and immediately offer an acceptable alternative to direct your wishes to nibble on: a toy, a teether, etc.

Jumping: young puppies and dogs tend to jump towards the faces of people and other dogs as a way of greeting and recognition. You should not allow it and every time you try it you should laugh with a strong "NO". You should only caress and congratulate him when he has 4 legs on the floor. When the puppy is older, it can give him a knee in the chest (in addition to the "NO") every time he tries to jump on you.

Misdeeds: Whenever your puppy makes a "messy" remember that it has surely happened because you have allowed it. So: watch your puppy, take the necessary precautions so that there is nothing valuable or dangerous at your fingertips, if you cannot watch it, lock it in a safe place (for example a cage), etc. etc.

Walking on the leash: do not let the puppy pull the leash when you take it out for a walk, as it will become an unbearable habit as an adult and weigh more than 30 kg. As soon as you start pulling, stand up and do not resume until the belt is loose again. When it is somewhat older, you can accompany this with a dry pull towards you. If it is constant, the puppy will quickly learn that pulling does not suit him.

"Come here": probably the most important thing a dog should learn is to go when called, and if he follows the instructions I explain below, he will get it without much difficulty. First, release your puppy whenever there are no dangers nearby, dogs whose owners do not release almost never become uncontrollable the few times they are free. Second, always congratulate him effusively when he comes to your call (he can even give you a treat or a toy), even if it has taken a long time and you are irritated. And of course, he never laughs or hits him when he comes! If you follow these simple rules, success is practically guaranteed.

Dogs and children: millions of children have grown up with the company of dogs, and it is a relationship that can be very enriching and beneficial for the child. The Boxer is universally recognized as one of the most suitable races for family life and with children. However, both the dog and the child must be taught to respect each other and behave correctly. There should always be a responsible adult supervising when dog and young children are together.

If, when your Boxer is an adult, he decides to train him formally or professionally, carefully choose the trainer and / or training club, since a job badly done can spoil the character of the dog and with it all its potential, in addition to being a waste of time and money.

Finally .

Ignore at all the indications of the pseudo-connoisseurs, as any erroneous advice on some important aspect of parenting or training can ruin the best specimen.

If you have any doubts, of any kind, do not hesitate to call us by phone (945171155/660316844), do not forget that your puppy has been raised by us with all the love and illusion, and we are the first ones interested in becoming the excellent copy that should be for parents and bloodline.

And don't forget that you are obligated to take care of your Boxer and love him for at least half of what he will do with you.

Alessander

Hello people, I am new here, I would like 1 little information about Boxer, mine has 4 months recently and I see him half skinny, I give him only ProPlan puppy ration, and I follow ProPlan pro instructions always seems to be hungry haha, the question It is: how many grams a day should I eat, is male and is called Perseus. Report MessageQuote
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I am of the opinion that a kid should eat on demand ... without limitations of rations or grams ... each puppy has a different development and its energy needs are different ... keep the feeder full ... is in full development and should not be Limited feeding.
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From what month do we start rationing the dog's food?

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Unless it is a dog with some type of food problem I am devla opinion of starting to ration after 10 months, so that it gets used its ration is divided into 3 shots a day ... per month in 2 shots to finish giving everything in one shot preferably at night

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The portions indicated by the bag are indicative, they must be adjusted according to the energy needs of the dog.
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Two totally opposite opinions.

I feel a little lost on this subject.

It would be logical both to let him eat what he wants by being a 4-month-old puppy, and to ration so he knows when he has to eat.

What dilemma: SSS

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Everyone takes the information, filters it and does with it what they want, after all the only one who knows how your dog is going is you

My advice, with four months, three or four shots and as an adult two. For me the most important thing with my dog ​​is clear basic routines and the food enters those routines.

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DogTeacher

That is, I don't let a hunger go up to 5 months old.

I do not let them go hungry or puppies or adults, I do not know where you get that, frankly.

How is it that after 5 months you let them go hungry? I am all ears why do you have to go hungry and why at 5 months?

I guess it will not be much more than a matter of how we operationalize that of going "hungry" but at the moment when a dog does not eat the libitum, there is deprivation and therefore at least what I understand as "hunger."

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I guess it will not be much more than a matter of how we operationalize that of going "hungry" but at the moment when a dog does not eat the libitum, there is deprivation and therefore at least what I understand as "hunger."

I prefer to distinguish between hunger, satiation and satiety. The motivations for food intake are not limited to the biological urge to eat. A quality food and with the MS that a puppy requires should be a good satiation.

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The food is well regulated. There are no myths or mysteries. You just have to follow the NCR guide, and once you have determined the energy needs in maintenance, apply the necessary coefficients. Those who know, like Ittm and everyone else, do not use another method, so we demand that feed us from MS (metabolizable energy). Everything else is mandangas.
In nutrition, it has long been known almost everything. Every subjective method of assessing a diet, apart from not being usable in a normal scientific study, only leads to errors and misunderstandings. It is something that is known or not. It requires training and skills. The rest is Mariló.

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I am also one of those who let the puppy eat what he wants

And to top it off, you can't teach hygienic behavior to a puppy that eats when it feels like it until 10 months. Drawer

Yes, you can.

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You will say.

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Lorenina87

By common sense it seems very dangerous to give only one shot to medium / large dogs. Thus it is caused that the stomach weighs more at a specific time and especially in dogs with a deep chest you are facilitating a torsion. In addition to logically forcing the stomach to be empty longer than average which decreases the feeling of satiety, so the dog eats more anxiously, which seems to also favor torsion

I follow the amounts of the NCR and the dog is perfect (repeated by his veterinarians on several occasions that in his entire career have not seen a dog in a more optimal state of weight)

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When I was little I did more or less what ittm has put: from 2 months to 4, 4 shots, then 3 and when the heat came (7 months), she just stopped taking the central shot, so I continued with two shots until today.

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Let's see, it's not a matter of sitting chair either. There will be puppies that are not traumatized by competition with siblings and eat with sent />

Everything is immature in puppies, but the digestive is a disaster and you have to go for it. The empachos in the kids can be avoided and it is very common if we leave the food always on. And what is worse, it is usually the beginning of a problem with the food that usually happens because after the empacho they are a couple of days without eating, then people worry and change their thinking because they "don't like it", So the dog says that changing smells and flavors is cool and that he doesn't eat if it's not varied, and. Hahaha.