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Old 02-17-2009, 03:11 PM
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hereditary immune deficiency of dogs is this common? Is it able to be treated? Is it life threatening?
The reason I ask is a guy that bought a pup from me about 6 months ago called last night. He says that his pup had this and that the vet recommended putting it to sleep so they did. My question is if this is Hereditary then way is it both parents are healthy? And why is it none of the other 8 pups have had problems yet? Is this something to watch out for on my pup or parents?
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:59 PM
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what kind of dogs are they?
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:42 PM
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Boxers
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:39 PM
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Never heard of this I'll ssee what I can research!
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:08 PM
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Boxers
Ben, I just "googled" this and it did bring up sites mentioning boxers and immune deficiency.

On one site they talk about "nutrient deficiency" being an eminent cause of immune system deficiency in dogs. "Animal researchers have recently demonstrated that nutrient deficiency in one generation can affect immune system function in later generations, even if they are not nutrient deficient."

Then it goes on to talk about "boosting your dogs immune system"...

My mom has had two boxers: "Beaux" was a wonderful dog and lived well past the normal age (7-9 yrs, I believe); he lived to be 14