Friday, September 20, 2013

Circovirus in Dogs ...

Circovirus in Dogs

A disease normally found in pigs, Circovirus has recently been found in dogs in California and Ohio ... resulting in several deaths. All the dogs in Ohio were all boarders at the same boarding facility.

Authorities advise that direct contact with an infected dog or its vomit or diarrhea would present a higher risk of infection. Viruses can be spread from animal to animal through the use of shared bedding and equipment.

"Dog owners should be cautious of where they go with their dogs ...  don’t go to where a lot of strange dogs are, with unknown vaccination history, because we don’t know who’s carrying this thing and who’s shedding this thing.”

Symptoms include:

- Vomiting
- Bloody diarrhea
- Lethargy
- Foaming at the mouth
- Vasculitis (red spots/patches/skin lesions)
- Rapid worsening of their symptoms

Prompt veterinary attention is key to long term survival and recovery.

For more information & updates, click here.

Source: All God's Creatures

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Never Forget ...

A very touching tribute produced by Dog Files ... 
Remembering the more than 300 Search and Rescue Dogs 
that helped in the rescue effort at the World Trade Center, 
after terrorists attacked on September 11, 2001.

*Tissue Warning* 

Boxers Salute our American Heroes

Monday, September 2, 2013

Boxers for Sale / Adoption ...

As a breed-specific dog club, we are often approached by folks looking to add a Boxer to their family. If we know of a reputable breeder with pups available, we refer folks to them. Or we point out Boxers available in shelters, or rescues that we know of, looking for a "forever" home.

Well, today we came across several Boxers listed on craigslist for sale! See all the details below:

"I have a purebred boxer for sale. To be completely honest I just don't have the time to take care of him I am a full time student and work too much. I believe he deserves so much better even though it breaks my heart to let him go.. His name is Roscoe, he is 6 months old and very well behaved. If interested contact HERE. (Minneapolis, MN) "

"Who doesn't love a Boxer! What a fantastic dog she is. She (Bounce) just turned 8 and was a kennel/breeder dog all her life. The breeder surrendered her to our rescue and she is ready for her new home. She is the perfect move in ready dog which is quite a treat considering her previous life. She is potty trained, spayed, teeth cleaned, and vaccinated. She loves to play, especially with the younger dogs in her foster home. She will run and chase and wrestle. It is a blast to watch her bounce!! She loves everyone she meets. Loves kids and lives with a 5 year old, small dogs, big dogs and cats. She is crate trained and rides great in the car. She is being fostered with RPAW and her adoption fee is $175.00. Click HERE to contact rescue. (Anoka, MN)"

We had one more to share with you too, but the craigslist "flagging-police" flagged it, and had it removed. Who knows why. We read it several times, and saw nothing inappropriate in the ad. :o(

Hopefully, one of our TCBC members will take one (or both!) of these Boxers into their family, and we will have the pleasure of meeting them at our get-togethers! ♥