Boxer – Disease Predispositions

BOXER

  • Atrial septal defect
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy –  found in 3 .4% of dogs this breed compared to 0.16% in mixed breeds and 0.65% in pure breeds
  • Sick sinus syndrome
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Boxer cardiomyopathy
  • Muzzle folliculitis/furunculosis
  • Pododermatitis
  • Atopy
  • Food hypersensitivity
  • Oestrogen-responsive dermatosis
  • Canine follicular dysplasia
  • Demodicosis
  • Seasonal flank alopecia
  • Ehler-Danlos syndrome
  • Truncal solar dermatitis Affects white boxers
  • Callus dermatitis/pyoderma
  • Follicular cyst
  • Dermoid cyst
  • Calcinosis circumscripta
  • Drug reactions – Acepromazine and other phenothiazines – This breed is very sensitive even to small doses of ACP
  • Endocrine conditions
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Thyroid neoplasia (may be associated with hyper- or hypothyroidism, but most are euthyroid)
  • Hyperadrenocorticism: pituitary-dependent (PDH)
  • Insulinoma
  • Phaeochromocytoma
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Gingival and oropharyngeal neoplasia
  • Pyloric stenosis (antral pyloric hypertrophy syndrome)
  • Histiocytic colitis
  • Chronic idiopathic (lymphocytic-plasmacytic) colitis
  • Temporomandibular dysplasia/luxation
  • Polyarthritis/meningitis
  • Congenital elbow luxation
  • Spondylosis deformans
  • Mast cell tumours
  • Melanoma
  • Cutaneous haemangioma
  • Cutaneous haemangiosarcoma
  • Canine cutaneous histiocytoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
  • Fibroma
  • Non-epitheliotropic lymphoma
  • Haemangiopericytoma
  • Chemodectoma
  • Thyroid neoplasia
  • Phaeochromocytoma
  • Insulinoma
  • Pituitary tumour resulting in hyperadrenocorticism
  • Gingival and oropharyngeal neoplasia
  • Osteosarcoma of the skull
  • Chondrosarcoma of the rib
  • Primary brain tumour
  • Lymphosarcoma (malignant lymphoma)
  • Canine anterior uveal melanoma
  • Fibromatous/ossifying epulis
  • Testicular neoplasia
  • Neurological conditions
  • Congenital deafness
  • Primary brain tumour
  • Sensory neuropathy of Boxers (progressive axonopathy)
  • Meningitis and polyarteritis
  • Entropion
  • Distichiasis
  • Refractory corneal ulceration
  • Corneal endothelial dystrophy
  • Canine anterior uveal melanoma
  • Urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence (causing urinary incontinence)
  • Vaginal hyperplasia
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Testicular neoplasia