Boxer Colitis

 

Overview

Boxer Colitis is a condition where the colon becomes inflamed, the result is painful colitis. The usual causes include fungal infections and whipworms, unless the dog is a boxer. For an unknown reason, boxers are so prone to having ulcerative colitis that the condition is often called “boxer ulcerative colitis.”

 

Symptoms

The boxer will have deep ulcers throughout the colon. Symptoms include constipation in mild cases and vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite in more severe cases.

 

Treatment

Treatment includes antibiotics and being on a special bland diet.

Cost to Treat: $80 to $100

 

 

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