Shiranian Q&A

I have a 5 month old female boxer and I gave her a rawhide flat chew and she started chocking. I could not get her to hold still and get her mouth open to get it out. My husband opened her mouth and got ahold of the chew but she had stopped breathing.I was scared to death that she was going to die! He pulled the chew out and all of the sudden she lifted her head and looked at us as if nothing happened. Is it typical for a boxer to swallow chews?

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My boxer swallowed a rope when he was about 12 weeks. If it wasn't for the knot on the end, I would not have been able to get it out. He would have choked.

You are never suppose to give puppies a raw hide no matter what the breed. They make special chews for dogs who are a little older for them to chew on that will not strip and cause them to choke. They have long bones that still have a little meat on them that are very good for this.

I never give my two Boxers rawhide, it will swell inside the dog when it is wet. You can give so many other treats, no need to take the chance

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