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My parents are puppy-sitting for 6 weeks and the boxer is a 6 week old female. (She's for my sister, from my BIL, a surprise<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">)<br>
Anyhow, she seems to be really wheezy and snorts a lot. It sounds like she is having trouble breathing through her nose.<br>
She had shots already, and I guess (though not sure) she checked out as healthy. I have been listening for a cough, etc, but so far just wheezing and snorting.<br><br>
Any advice??
 

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With a boxer puppy that was let go at 6 weeks (meaning bad breeder), my first guess would be the soft palate. I would strongly recommend a vet visit, and it's a good idea to call the vet first to make sure they're experienced in short-faced breeds and how to fix a soft palate if it needs fixing.
 

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Thank you Joanna. I think you are right. I tried looking into her throat and could not see anything but flesh. She snorts just like a pig. Poor pup.<br>
We have to wait for BIL to return from his trip to let him know. I wish we had the woman's number to find out more info about the mom and litter. All I heard was that BIL "got a good deal." Ugh<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">.
 
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