• Breed Spotlight: The Boxer | Winslow Animal Hospital Dog & Cat

    2 monthes ago - By Winslow Animal Hospital

    Today, Winslow Animal Hospital is covering the ever lovable Boxer. We hope that you will find these gentle and intelligent guys just as amazing as we do.
    History
    The Boxer is descendant from German hunting dogs, or Bullenbeisers. They would hunt down and grab on to large game until the hunters could catch up to kill them. As the 19th century rolled in, these Bullenbeisers started to undergo breeding with bulldogs and mastiff type dogs in order to make them the perfect hunters. They were also being used by butchers as a way to keep the herds under control in the slaughter yard. Butchers...
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  • Top 10 Toxins Dog and Cat Owners Need to Be Aware Of | Winslow Animal Hospital Dog & Cat

    Top 10 Toxins Dog and Cat Owners Need to Be Aware Of | Winslow Animal Hospital Dog & Cat

    2 monthes ago - By Winslow Animal Hospital

    Click the image above for a printable PDF of this handout
    Chocolate
    Chocolate tops the list-and for good reason! Chocolate is prevalent in our homes, especially during holiday celebrations. Unfortunately, dogs are eager to chow down on it when the opportunity arises. Darker chocolate contains more theobromine, the toxic component, than milk chocolate, and is therefore considered more dangerous to dogs.
    The amount of chocolate ingested in relation to the size of the dog is also key in assessing risk. Smaller ingestions can cause symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, increased thirst and...
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