Our boxer has been exhibiting some symptoms lately,and sadly we don't even have enough money to bring him to the vet...his breathing has been short,he's been hacking,and it looks like he's losing weight. Everything else is normal,his eating and bathroom habits.
If he is eating and digesting the food normally I think there is hope. While I don't know what the normal life expectancy for a boxer is, I'd guess more than 19 years.
I can't suggest any treatment, but think it best if he is kept dry and warm and not exercised. You didn't say how long the symptoms have existed, if more than a day or two help from a vet is needed, I believe.
Sorry to read this. Could be a number of things including a heart and/or lung issue and he should probably be checked by a Vet. Maybe one would let you make payments or charge it. Wish I could offer more advice.
The average lifespan for a boxer sadly is around 10,we've had ones that lived longer of course. The symptoms have been almost a week I'd say and have fluctuated,we're currently trying natural treatments but without a diagnosis it's difficult.
Shots are not going to protect against heartworms. You have to give the monthly preventative medicine. If you haven't been doing that heartworm is a a good probability. Please try to get your dog to a vet. Maybe you can contact local shelters to see if they know any vets that have reduced fees.
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