How To Choose The Right Vet For Your Pekingese?

 


Now that you’ve found the furry little love of your life, you need to know how to choose the right vet for your Pekingese. You don’t want to just choose some random vet out of the phone book and if you don’t have a family vet already, how do you find a good one? Here are some helpful tips and hints to help you find the perfect vet to care for your Peke:

Choose The Right Vet For Your Pekingese

  1. How To Choose The Right Vet For Your Pekingese?

    How To Choose The Right Vet For Your Pekingese?

    Ask around – If you have friends or family members that have smaller breed dogs, ask who they use to treat them. Also, ask if there are any that they have had bad experiences with. Talk with groomers in the area and see who they recommend, talk with people around your town and see if there is a local vet that works well with smaller dogs. Word of mouth is the best way to find a great vet that is familiar with smaller breed dogs.

  2. Memberships – If you cannot find one through friends or family, take a look through the yellow pages. Most vets will list the basic information about their office online as well as any memberships or certifications that they might hold. You want to look for those that are board certified, meaning that they took the time to go the extra mile in their training and pass a very tough exam.
  3. Meeting them – Once you have found a couple of vets that look good, ask to come in and meet with them, tour the facility, as well as bring your Pekingese to see how they react to the vet. Most professional veterinarians are more than happy to have new clients come in and tour their offices as well as meet new furry family members. If they do not allow this, you might consider another vet.
  4. Trust your dog’s instincts – If you go in to meet with a new vet and your Peke instantly doesn’t like them, this is a sign to find a new vet. Consider if you ever have to leave your Peke overnight or for treatment when you’re not there, if they don’t care for the vet when you are there, how will they react when you aren’t. It could be a bad situation for both your Peke and the vet.
  5. Emergency services – Once you find a vet (or two) that you are considering, ask if they offer any type of emergency services on “off hours” or if they work with a vet or animal hospital that does. You want to make sure that you know where you can take your Pekingese if something happens when your vet is closed.

 

There are plenty of great vets out there around you, you simply need to know how to find them. Most dog owners will find a vet that they trust and they will stick with them for many years. Of course, once you know how to choose the right vet for your Pekingese,  it’s time to take your baby in for a meeting.

 

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How To Dog Proof Your Home For A New Pekingese

We all know that when a baby starts to crawl, it’s time to baby proof our homes but what about how to dog proof your home for a new Pekingese? Most new dog owners have no idea the things that a new Peke can get into that can seriously hurt them. So, let’s go through the different steps that you need to go through to dog proof your home before you bring a new Peke in:

 how to dog proof your home for a new Pekingese?

  1. how to dog proof your home for a new Pekingese?

    How to dog proof your home for a new Pekingese?

    Make sure that you have checked on any houseplants that you might have to see if they are dangerous or even poisonous to your new Peke.

  2. Remove or lock up any cleaning products that your new Peke could have access to. Poisonings are one of the most common accidents in the home for a dog.
  3. Pick up and secure all electrical wires where your Peke cannot chew on them.
  4. If you have stairs, put up baby gates to ensure that your new Peke cannot fall down the stairs. Then work with them on going up and down the stairs until they are big enough to handle it themselves.
  5. Look for any loose staples or nails that could be sticking out from baseboards, under furniture, and any other areas that your Peke will have access to. These items can easily snag on a Peke’s long hair or cut their skin, which can become infected.
  6. Remove or secure any plastic bags that your Peke could have access to so they don’t have the risk of suffocating in one.
  7. Pick up any small items left in the floor (such as legos, doll shoes, bouncy balls, and so on) that your Pekingese could swallow. These can lead to them choking and if you aren’t there to help, it could be extremely dangerous.
  8. Know how to treat your Pekingese for simple problems, such as a scrape or scratch, and also know first aid for major problems so you are prepared if anything does ever happen.
  9. Have the number for a local vet that you trust on hand and posted in an obvious place in your home. You want to have their number ready so anyone can all if something happens to your new baby.
  10. Try not to feed your Peke human foods if at all possible. If you are planning to feed them organic or home made foods, make sure that you know which foods are toxic to them and what could cause problems.

If you know how to dog proof your home for a new Pekingese before you bring one home, then you will start off on the right path for a long, healthy life together. There are plenty of great books out there on dog first aid that are excellent to have on hand as well as some great articles here on our site. You’ll also find that if you use common sense and crawl about your home as a dog would, you will find all sorts of small items and other problems that your new Peke could easily get into. Keeping your new furry friend safe while they are at home is a large part of owning a dog.

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The Basics Of Homeopathy For Pekingese Dogs

Many people take their dog to the vet as soon as there is a problem and don’t consider homeopathy for Pekingese dogs. In the past few years, homeopathic treatments for dogs have increased as more and more vets around the world are finding new natural treatments that can help dogs the same as conventional medications. For those not familiar with homeopathic treatments for dogs, let’s take a look at the basics of it so you can become more familiar with what all can be done to help your dog naturally.

The Basics Of Homeopathy For Pekingese Dogs

homeopathy for Pekingese dogs

homeopathy for Pekingese dogs

Homeopathy for Pekingese dogs is a comprehensive healing system that was developed hundreds of years ago for humans and has moved over to dogs. It’s popularity has really risen in the last few years, as more and more people turn to homeopathic medications as well. The vast majority of homeopathic treatments are derived from animal and plant materials as well as minerals that are found all around us. Each of these medications or remedies are formulated specifically for each individual dog.

Conventional medication for dogs use chemicals or biological items to help our dogs get over an illness or treat a problem, homeopathic treatments use natural ingredients to do the same thing. There is a major difference as well in that homeopathic treatments also help to strengthen a dog’s immune system and other parts of their bodies so that they are better prepared to fight off other problems.

You might be wondering if homeopathic treatments for dogs are safe for your Pekingese. These treatments are given in very diluted doses and they are formulated specifically for each individual dog’s weight, age, and other factors. And, since they are formulated to work with a dog’s body to help it heal, there are very rarely any types of bad reactions as there can be with conventional medications. Of course, we always recommend that you speak with your vet or a local homeopathic vet before giving your Pekingese any type of natural treatment.

When you find a homeopathic vet, they will look at and treat your dog just like a conventional vet would. They will take a look at your Peke and ask you about any symptoms that your dog might have. They will also go through all of the available treatments for different problems, diseases, and other ailments that your dog can have. They should spend a lot of time with you during an appointment, especially the first one, so that they can get a clear picture of your dog’s overall health, including any chronic problems.

Once you find a good homeopathic vet for your Pekingese, make sure that you make an appointment and visit with them to find out about how they normally prescribe medications and treatments for dogs. If you understand all that goes into to homeopathy for Pekingese dogs, then it will be much easier for you to give your dog the treatments and watch for other problems that might occur later as your dog gets older.

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Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?

For those considering getting a new Pekingese, you might wonder if Pekingese dogs like crowds either at home or out in public. The answer is yes and no. It all depends on how you socialize your Pekingese dog, especially when they are a puppy. For example, take my two Pekingese dogs, Pixie and Baby. They have so much fun showing off and playing at parties, and the more people that are around for attention, the better. They love the attention they get, especially when being the stars of the show. They enjoy posing for pictures and even seem to be smiling. They are such cute little girls that love to just show off.

Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?

Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?

Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?

They act this way because I have made sure to socialize them from the time that we brought them home. We did a lot of research on socializing dogs from a young age and decided that we did not want to have those dogs that are always cowering, shaking, barking, and generally nervous around people they don’t know. We wanted fun, loving, playful dogs that loved to enjoy our friends as much as we did. Once we had them home, we took them everywhere, we had company over and included them, and we made sure that they were happy being around people.

Now, when company is over at our house, they run and get toys out of their toy boxes, picking the ones they like the best. After they select the right one, their game is to show off their newest tricks. Usually hiding and finding their toy or pushing it around the floor with their flat little noses. Whatever tricks they have learned that will get them the most praise or a treat is their new favorite. Since Pekingese dogs do love to be the center of attention, each one wants more praise than the other, so the showing-off continues until no more treats appear. But they also love playing with each other.

Your Pekingese can easily be like this as well if you take the time to socialize them properly. This means that you need to take them to new places with new people, have new people over to your house (or just your friends), and include them when you have company over. Take them to dog parks and start off slowly letting them sniff around or just watching other dogs play. Take them shopping and to the mall or crowded areas to get them used to the sights and sounds of larger crowds. Just remember to start off slow and easy so that they aren’t overwhelmed with all of the new sounds and smells.

The more that you take your Pekingese out and expose them to new things, the more socialized they will become and the less scared they will be. While everyone recommends that you start this process when they are a puppy, you can easily train an older Peke to love being around new people and in new places too – it simply may take a bit more work. So the next time you’re wondering if Pekingese dogs like crowds, the answer is a strong yes, if you take the time to work with them.

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Why You Should Consider Rescuing A Pekingese Puppy?

With the massive amount of breeders out there, why should you consider rescuing a Pekingese puppy? There are many reasons to buy a dog, but there are even more to rescue one. Many people out there will get a Pekingese puppy simply because they are cute. They don’t do much research on them, find out how to properly care for them, or the different health issues that they need to watch for. They bring home their new little furry ball of joy and when they don’t like something the dog does, or they find out that it might be more work than they bargained for, they want to get rid of it. While some Pekes find new homes with other families, some end up in shelters or rescues, waiting.

rescuing a Pekingese puppy

rescuing a Pekingese puppy

rescuing a Pekingese puppy

Of course, some people take a new Pekingese puppy home without considering how their other pets might react to it or how other family members might like it. Human allergies, dog dominance and jealousy, and so many more factors can also play a role in wonderful little Pekingese puppies finding themselves in shelters.

If you’re considering getting a new Pekingese puppy, we recommend that you check different rescues and shelters around your area first before you buy one. There are plenty of great Pekingese rescue organizations all around the world that can help you find the perfect Peke for your family. Plus, no matter what you may think, Pekingese dogs that are in shelters are not “bad” or “emotionally damaged” or have other issues that make them not worthy of homes. In fact, many are waiting to have good, loving homes and will fit right in with a new family.

When you consider rescuing a Pekingese puppy or even adult dog, keep in mind that you are saving a life. Dogs don’t understand why they were taken to a shelter and why their family didn’t want them, they simply know that they miss having a family that will love them. The Pekingese breed longs for attention and love, and when they don’t get it, they can become lonely and depressed. Saving a Peke from a shelter can mean that you are saving the life of that dog in more ways than one. Aside from the risk of being put to sleep if there is not room for them, there is the risk of a Peke withdrawing into a “shell” because they are so lonely. It’s hard to look at those little faces and even consider that one of them might be sad.

 While there is nothing wrong with buying a Pekingese puppy from a breeder, there are many more perks to getting one from a rescue or a shelter. So the next time that you are thinking of adding another Peke to your family, consider rescuing a Pekingese puppy from a shelter near you. You gain a furry family member and they gain a forever home that can provide everything they need – including lots of love and attention.

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