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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thunderbolt and Lightning: Very, Very Frightening

Summertime is also thunderstorm time, which can mean fear and anxiety for your Boxer. Dogs can develop a thunderstorm phobia at any age, and for several reasons. For most, the noise is the problem; behavior modification often helps these dogs. Other dogs react to the changes in the atmosphere that accompany a storm, either the electrical charge in the air or the barometric pressure. Hands-on therapies may be more helpful for these dogs; pressure wraps, TTouch, and massage can help your Boxer relax during a thunderstorm. Some Boxer owners report success using melatonin, Rescue Remedy, or other flower essences. Quite often a combination of remedies provides the best solution.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Boxer Basics

If you are not too familiar with this breed, I'd like to introduce you to the Boxer as it should be.  If you’ve already owned a Boxer, you’ll recognize the unique set of traits that make this wonderful, intelligent breed a family favorite.