Tips for Pet Owners – Your Pekingese Deserves the Best

 


In order to become the best pet parent as you can, there are tips for pet owners that would serve as a guide to everyone. Doggie daycare, designer outfits, luxurious beds and princess collars are quite popular among pet parents out there, and it is rather easy to comprehend on why we indulge with our pets. However, pampering your pet is only a bonus; keeping them happy, safe and healthy are the most important priorities every pet owner should attend to.

Tips for Pet Owners – Your Pekingese Desesrves the Best

Common Pet Owner Mistakes

  • Allowing Him to Lead. During walks, if you let your pet walk you than the other way around, then this is already wrong. Tens and thousands of people end up in the ER on a daily basis due to pet-related falls, and these falls occur during walks. Obedience training is the best way to see to it that your pet won’t take you down when you guys are out for a walk.
  • Overlooking External Parasites. Ticks and fleas are common especially when you are out in the woods. Your pet would be highly susceptible to Lyme disease  Rocky mountain spotted fever or other illnesses due to it. And if you let the ticks spread in our home, you whole family would be at risk too. Remove ticks using a tweezers if you see one on your pet and ask for your vet about anti-tick medications.
  • Not Deworming. Roundworms are common in both canines and felines. They would often cause vomiting, diarrhea and often lead to other serious disease. What pet parents don’t realize is that these worms can be a threat to us humans as well. If your infected pet would contaminate in your backyard, tiny worm eggs would be deposited in that area and if you have children in the house, then there is a chance that they would be the ones affected. When roundworms enter the human system, it can cause tissue organ failure, blindness and more. Ask your vet about it.
  • Not Considering about Neuter/Spay. Millions and millions of dogs and cats live in the streets all over the globe and would end up euthanized just because of unwanted litters. Still, a lot of people are still hesitant about neutering/spaying their pets. As a matter of fact, spaying/neutering is healthy for your pet since it would reduce the risk of breast cancer in females and testicular cancer in males.
  • Too Little Exercise. Just like us, humans, our pets also need exercise in order to be healthy. Pets who have nothing to do are more prone to obesity which raises a lot of health concerns.
  • Little Attention. Just like our own kids, your pets would eventually get bored if you don’t take the time to play with them. And with boredom comes troublesome behaviors.
  • No Rules. Not setting up rules with your pets is wrong. Just be consistent on your rules and do not forget to reward his good behavior.
  • Scolding during ‘Accidents.’ If you come home and see a pile of waste or a puddle of pee on the floor, you may want to yell but experts way that this won’t do any good. The deed already happened in the past and he won’t be able to get it why you are mad now.

Tips for Pet Owners

  • Baby Ready Him. Always prep your pet for a baby. Introduction between the two may take some time to adjust. Just set aside one-on-one play time with them in order to ease the transition.
  • Adopt a Pup. Dogs have various personalities just like us, humans. You can always find your perfect match in the pound waiting for you.
  • Puppy Training. Once you already brought home your pup, help him adapt into the family life and take the time to train him.
  • Bath Time. Even your most behaved pekingese would get dirty every now and then. So it is essential that you give him a wash from top to bottom.
  • Grooming. Keep his coat clean and soft by grooming him regularly. Don’t forget to clip his nails too.
  • Household Remedies. If your pet would suffer an emergency, chances are the remedy can just be found in the kitchen. Take the time to learn more about it and be equipped with the knowledge.
Now that you have a new pet at home, it is now time for the fun & hard part! Taking care of a pet isn’t a joke and for a newbie, you will be needing lots of tips for pet owners. You can easily search it up on Google.  Do not worry too much, you can do it. All you have to do is meet all the things that your pet needs.
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Bringing home a new puppy: How to Bond with your New Pekingese

Bringing home a new puppy is one of the simple pleasures of life. Pre-puppy preparations and a well-planned first few hours can give your new pekingese a head start and would eventually create your dream perfect dog family come into reality.

Before that big day, the family has to gather together and discuss things that are related to the upcoming additional member of the pack. Deciding on what specific breed, age, color, etc… would be advisable so that no misunderstanding would brew up. Also, include in the discussions on who would be responsible in handling the pup’s papers, taking him to the backyard, feeding him, vet schedules, deworming, etc…

Next is that you should create a shopping list for the pup’s supplies: chew toys, water bowls, bedding  collar, leash, grooming supplies, ID tag, gate, crate, etc… Doing the shopping beforehand would save you a lot of time and would relieve you from the pressure when the puppy is actually there already.

Do not forget to puppy-proof the place where you would want him to stay most of his waking hours. That would mean that you have to tape electrical wiring;  storing household chemicals in places where he doesn’t have access to; removing rugs, breakables and plants in that area; installing baby gates; setting up his nap corner and crate.

And when the time for you to pick him up arrives, do not forget to ask what his food was and when. Imitate his diet schedule for the first few days in order to prevent any gastric distress. And if you want to change his diet, do it gradually so that his system won’t react to the sudden change of food.

Bringing home a new puppy: How to Bond with your New Pekingese

Bringing Home a New Puppy

How to Bond with Him

  • Talk to him. It won’t matter if he understood you or not. For sure, he would be able to pick up the message by the tone of your voice. By talking to him he will be able to learn new words from you and would be able to understand your commands more.
  • Eye to eye contact. In general, dogs would avoid making eye contact on other animals that they are afraid of. Thus, if you allow him to make eye contact with you, you are allowing him to build a special bond with you. Gently look into his eyes while cuddling him once in a while to eliminate his fear on you.
  • Pet him. This is something that everyone in the house could do however each time your pet him is a part of your bonding process. Your dog would greatly appreciate it when you give her time and affection.
  • Grooming time. There are grooming tasks that may seem unpleasant such as pulling out a tick or two, nail clipping or bath time. However there are also grooming activities that would promote more bonding for the two of you like hair brushing. Take advantage of this one.
  • Feeding time. This may be a simple and habitual act to most pet parents but you can actually bond with your pet through food. If you do it right, then your pet would always look up to you knowing that the food would come from you and would regard you as his sole provider.
  • Exercise. The most important part of your bonding with your pet would be exercise. Canines would learn how to follow the leader they you two are out walking and your new pup would be able to learn this too. Wake up early each morning and take the time to exercise your puppy by taking a short walk around the neighborhood. This would also help him release his pent up energy thus minimizing his chances of developing separation anxiety.
  • Play time.puppy would generally spend most of his time interacting with the rest of the world through play. And most games are ones that you can play along with him. This is also a wonderful way to bond with your new pup.

Bringing home a new puppy would definitely build up the excitement of everyone at home thus you must remind everyone especially the kids not to overwhelm the puppy yet. Bring him first directly to his toilet space before allowing him to play with the family members.

How was your first experience with your peke? Was it a pleasant experience? Tell us more about it on the space provided below. Also, like and share this page to your pals who have paw babies as well.  

 

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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.

 Know someone that’s looking for a new Pekingese to complete their family? Make sure that you share this article so that they can see rescuing a Peke can be extremely rewarding.

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Neglected Dogs – How to Deal with an Abused Pekingese

Unfortunately, there are lots of mistreated and neglected dogs roaming in the streets all over the world. And with a little bit of compassion, care, love and training, a neglected dog can be your loyal companion. And if you have come across one, there are several things that you can do in order to help. I will discuss on that later.

Neglect comes in various forms and there are certain steps that you can take in order to help any abused animal. As mad as you are on the owner involved, control your anger first and try to talk to the owner if he/she happens to be a friend. Otherwise, document the incident (take pictures and videos) as evidence and report it to the Humane Officer.

Neglected Dogs

Neglected Dogs – How to Deal with an Abused Pekingese

Observe and Evaluate

Most of the time what appears to be a case of neglect is only a misinterpretation. But if you do find a true case of neglect (e.g. doesn’t have adequate water, house and food) then he needs your help, fast. Here are things to look for to be able to tell if the animal has truly been neglected.

  • Collar size. If his collar size is too small and the owner didn’t even have the time to increase it as the pet grows then it is a problem because it can cause injury and even death if not corrected.
  • Starvation. Starvation per se is not only caused by lack of food. There are other factors that contributes to it as well, such as: parasites, inappropriate food and untreated illness.
  • Grooming. Not being able to groom any pet is a sign of neglect especially to the long haired breeds as it would cause massive matting which in return would cause them painful sores and misery.
  • Mange. Mange is a skin disease that is caused by parasites which lets your pet suffer from terrible itching, hair loss, sores from scratching and biting. This disease is simply treated with medicated baths.

Ring the Authority

If you have seen it for yourself, then call the humane officers immediately. A humane person is anyone who is assigned in your community who handles and investigates animal cruelty.

After you have contacted them, they would then drop by the concerned person’s house to determine what you have reported is true. When confronted by the authorities, most of the time the irresponsible owners would give up ownership of their pets rather than being bothered by the authorities on how to properly care for them.

Preventing It

  • Ask for your local humane officer to schedule an awareness talk to in churches, schools, day care centers and even at the park.
  • Help the advocates spread the word by distributing pamphlets about pet care, animal welfare issues, and basic behavior solutions.
  • Support your local state’s animal anti-cruelty groups.
  • Initiate to share the animal stories that you encounter in your neighborhood in the local tv station or newspaper. Give your point of view and that you are pro in giving strong penalties towards the abusers.
  • Volunteer at your local animal shelter in taking care of the neglected pets that are in custody.

Caring for a Neglected Dog

  • Approach the animal with care and caution. Be visible to him at all times and use food to gain his trust.
  • Once you have gained his trust, try to pet him a little befre you attempt to get him inside your car or crate. Remain calm and use a reassuring voice because if you panic, then he may attack you.
  • Call the local animal shelter. Seek for assistance and transport the animal to the vet’s office or any rescue center. Prepare funds since you would assume all the costs since it is you who brought him there.
  • Ask the vet to do a thorough checkup. From vaccinations down to parasites.
  • If you are willing to further help the dog, you can bring him home. Let him stay in a safe place where he could stay in your place. Otherwise, bring him to the shelter so that he would be rehabilitated and be up for adoption.
  • Call in the expert. If you have decided to take him in, then you need the expert’s help in training him. Only use positive reinforcement so that he could bond with you in a positive setting.
  • Allow him to adjust. At first, he may be distant but most neglected dogs would somehow bond with the person who would give them love, food and care.

The main key in order to minimize the case of neglected dogs would be to educate the owners. Most pet owners are not aware of their responsibilities and how important affection towards their pet is or that a puppy needs to change his collar size from time to time. Now, when you see an abused animal, you know what to do. Do not hesitate to help. You can save a life!

Have you encountered a neglected dog recently? How did you intervene? Are you even planning to help him with his situation? Share with us your concerns as your act of kindness can save a life.

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How to Find a Lost Dog: Finding your Missing Pekingese

Your pekingese is lost! Do you know what to do? Where shall you begin looking for him? Do you know how to find a lost dog? It is such a tragedy for you and your family and a time for worry. He may have escaped from your car or unsecured backyard, or perhaps he got away while you were on vacation since the dog watcher you hired wasn’t keen enough. But the worst thing is that he may be stolen! So, rather than being passive and try to wait when your pekingese will be coming home, you should initiate and do everything at your disposal in order to track him down.

There are only few things in a pet parent’s life that is more sadder than knowing that your beloved pet is lost. It can be a very scary, stressful time, and the entire process of looking for him can be so overwhelming. And not many owners don’t have a clue on how to begin their search.

And as a responsible pet parent, one of the most effective way to prevent your pet from being lost is to see to it that he wears an identification tag 24/7. Then there’s micro-chipping if you have enough funds to go for it so that you will have a big chance of seeing him again.

How to Find a Lost Dog

How to Find a Lost Dog

How to Find a Lost Dog

Contact the Vets, Authorities and your Neighborhood. Most local authorities impound dogs that are seen roaming on the streets. Ring them immediately and inform them of your lost pet because most of them will euthanize stray dogs within a short period of time. Ask them if you can see their impounded pets to check if your dog is one of them. You can also leave them the breed, color, sex, and a very thorough description on how your pet looks like. And if your pet happens to have a microchip, call the microchip registry. Call the vets in the area since they know lots of pet registers which can also help you. Contact your local radio station and ask for a lost pet segment. Also, contact the animal shelters in the area if you have some. They may be of help to you.

Lost Dog Posters/Cards/Flyers. Create a short and precise description of your pet with a photo and put it on a cardboard and place it on the streets where everyone can see.

Neighbors. Ask your neighbors if they have seen your pet somewhere or to help you find your pet by searching their property in case your pet is only hiding out there.

Reward. If you have the dough, then offer a reward. A minimal amount can do since kids would love to give you a ring when they find your pet knowing they can get money out of it.

How to find a lost dog when things seem dim? Try to accept reality bit by bit. Unfortunately, there are things that we cannot control and he may have been a road kill. But before thinking that, you should also remember that you must make your dog easy to identify if in case he gets lost. See to it that he wears a collar with your current contact details engraved on it. Another option is the microchip but is costs a lot more compared to the ID tag. Ideally, both method would work just fine in order to increase the chance of finding your pet once lost.

Have you ever went through the agonizing of losing a dog? How did you cope up with it? Or, did you happen to find your beloved pet? Tell us more about your story. And if don’t forget to like our page too.

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