Boxers and cancer are, unfortunately, like bread and butter. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death of dogs in the United States. Mast cell tumors are a common type of cancer that affects Boxers. Thankfully, these tumors rarely spread throughout the body. After removal of the tumor, if they do recur it is typically in the same location as they were originally removed. Mast cell tumors are usually locally invasive, and pet owners are advised to visually inspect their dog daily.
Longevity, or length of life for your dog, is determined mostly from lifestyle. If you have never worried much about whether your Boxer ate a healthy diet or received routine exercise, now is a good opportunity to shift the odds in your pets favor. All pets should have a balanced, healthy diet but when your dog has been stricken with cancer, it’s even more important to be sure he is getting everything he needs from his diet and add additional supplementation to make up for what is not available from diet alone.
With the addition of PAAWS, we have seen up to a 30% increase in healthy life-spans in dogs. This translates into an additional three to four additional years of healthy life that pets and their owners can enjoy together. An “average” Boxer’s life span is between ten to 12 years, but this is something that you have within your power to change. Making relatively minor lifestyle changes, offering a quality, well-balanced diet, and supplementing with a high quality, all natural supplement can significantly alter the future course of your pets’ life.