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What's Wrong With My Boxer???
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nlbsc1 posted:
My Boxer/Bulldog mix is almost 13 years old. He has been the best dog; always good with our children. Since he has gotten older, he has become more of an inside dog. He usually stays inside while my husband and I go to work (he has a bed in our master bath). When we come home at lunch, we let him outside. My husband let him out yesterday and when I looked up he looked like he could not get his back legs up, and he had this strange, disoriented look on his face. It really scared me and I called for my husband. Higgins seemed ok after that and we calmed down. When we let him out today he seemed ok. He walked down the stairs just fine. He then walked in a circle and just fell over. Luckily my husband was there to catch him. He had that same disoriented look on his face. We're wondering if maybe his blood pressure is dropping and he's fainting?? It's really starting to scare me. I know he is old, but losing Higgins would be devastating to our family. Does anyone have any idea what may be going on?
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