How to Treat a Sick Puppy – Curing your Ill Pekingese

 


Owning a cute and cuddly pup such as a pekingese brings a lot of responsibility. And knowing how to treat a sick puppy is a must for every dog owner. Your pup may suffer from various health issues and since your pet cannot talk to you directly about how he feels, then it is your responsibility as the owner to spot it and bring to the vet if needed be. Some of the most common illnesses range from bacterial infections, trauma, immune abnormalities, degenerative disorders, cancer, metabolic disorders or genetic factors. And to name the most common doggy illnesses it would be the following: dental illness, parasite infestation, ear infection, tumor/cancer, food allergy, skin allergies, kidney failure, obesity, epilepsy, diabetes, stomach inflammation and many more.

Every pet parent should be keen and vigilant enough to spot the signs and symptoms of a sick dog. Common indications would include vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, lethargy, weakness, unproductive retching, pale mucus membranes, difficulty in breathing, bloody stool or urine, foul smelling discharges, frequent head shaking. Intestinal blockage may cause constipation or other defecating problems or maybe you have a recent diet change. Persistent coughing may be due to kennel cough, heart disease, heart worm infestation or pneumonia. Bloody urine may indicate UTI, internal injury or a kidney problem.

When your puppy is sick, he would need your full attention and utmost care. If you notice anything that is out of the normal, it is wise that you would take him immediately to your vet. If you notice diarrhea and vomiting try hydrating him first and change his diet. Vomiting would mean that he has abdominal upset, thus do not allow him to drink too much water at once as it may trigger more vomiting which would then result to dehydration. Do not feed him for the next 12 hours after his last episode of vomiting then give him small amounts of white meat diet like boiled chicken or fish with white rice. If he happens to lose his appetite to eat, don’t leave it be. Try giving him attractive foods such as fresh chicken, ham, cat food and gravy. Try also serving his food warm and adding garlic to his meals is a wise move too.

How to Treat a Sick Puppy – Curing your Ill Pekingese

How to Treat a Sick Puppy

  • Know the symptoms. Determine what your pekingese have. May it be diarrhea, vomiting, colds, fever, cough, etc…
  • Take him to the vet. Before trying to treat his illness, going to the vet is your first option. Collaborating with your vet is a wise move in treating your pet.
  • Dog medicine. Ask your vet about what doggy medicine should your pet be taking in. Dogs are just like humans who would take medications when sick. Ask your vet about it.
  • Rest. Allow your pet to get lots and lots of rest. Do not allow him to play too much and hydrate him. If you have kids in the house, do not allow him to rough-play with him since your pup isn’t doing well.
  • High-quality dog food. Be sure you won’t buy dog foods that has high content of meat by-products, cornmeal, poultry byproducts or any component that would make your pet sick.
  • Puppy love. Your pet would also need your attention, time and tender, loving care. Snuggle with him and let him feel that you hate that he is sick and that you would do anything in order to help him ease his illness.

If your pet has an issue about appetite, then keep things plain and simple. I recommend giving him cooked chicken with rice with no salt, spices or butter. And that if you happen to feed him dry food most of the time, try giving him a wet canned dog food to keep it appealing. Try giving your pet something to eat to keep his sugar from dropping low. Hypoglycemia is a scary thing for you and your dog.

Knowing how to treat your puppy at home is essential for every pet parent. There are times that you can treat your pet at home depending on what his illness. While other cases would require immediate vet attention. Also know that if you won’t do anything about it would mean that your pet may die due to negligence.

What do you do when your pekingese is sick? Share with us your experience so that we all can learn from it. Also don’t forget to like and forward our page to your friends who has pets to keep share the information.

 

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First Aid Kit For Dogs: What You Should Have On Hand For Your Pekingese

Do you know what to do if something happens to your dog and you can’t get to the vet right away? For any pet owner, especially of smaller breeds like the Pekingese, first aid kits for dogs can be a life saver – literally. If you don’t have one already at home, now is the perfect time to start. You should always have a first aid kit for your dog at home and in the car (or one that can be taken with you when you travel). So what should you include in your dog’s first aid kit? Here is a list of must-have’s for any full dog first aid kit:

First Aid Kit For Dogs

First Aid Kit For Dogs

First Aid Kit For Dogs

1. Pet First Aid Book – You can find these extremely reasonable online or at local book stores. We recommend a paperback version that is easier to store as they are usually smaller than hard cover books. If you can, get one geared for smaller dogs, such as the Pekingese, so that you know you aren’t worried about treating large size dogs when giving medications.
2. Gloves – You should always have a few pairs of vinyl or latex gloves in your first aid kit for dogs. These are easy to get at any discount store and usually can be purchased both in bulk or in smaller packages of two to three pairs of gloves each.
3. Gauze – You will want to have a few sizes of gauze pads in your dog first aid kit. We recommend purchasing a box of multiple sizes so that you have every size you could possibly need at your disposal.
4. Stretch Gauze – This is usually found in a roll, and you can even find the kind that sticks to itself. Think of the Ace bandages that are used over sprains on humans, it’s basically the same thing. And, you can even find them in creative colors!
5. Cold and Warm Packs – Reusable ice packs are great for times when you need a cold pack but don’t have the ice. You can also get warm packs that are activated when you need them, but be careful not to place these directly against your dog’s skin or fur.
6. Tweezers – We recommend that you have a couple of sizes of tweezers, such as a blunt pair and a pointed pair. Having both sizes of tweezers can easily help you grab splinters and stickers, as well as other objects that your dog might have picked up.
7. Scissors – We always hate to think of messing up our Pekingese’s beautiful fur, but if you need to cut some fur away to treat an injury, you want to have a good pair of scissors ready. Having fur in the way can cause problems if there is a wound that needs to be treated on the way to the vet, and fur always grows back.
8. Split Materials – You should be able to find materials for a splint at your local large pet store. Having these items can help keep your dog’s legs or other parts immobile on the way to the vet’s office.
9. Hydrocortisone Cream – If your dog gets stung or bit, you want to have something that will help stop the itch so they don’t make it worse. Hydrocortisone cream can be a huge help in these cases.
10. Cotton Balls – Dabbing medications on a wound with your bare hands isn’t recommended, and can sometimes make the wound worse. Having cotton balls in your first aid kit can help you to get the medications on the area without touching it directly.
11. Antiseptic Wipes – These are found in pre-packaged groups so that you can simply throw them in your first aid kit and go.
12. Bandages – We recommend that you have several different sizes of bandages in your kit. While the plastic ones are cheaper, the cloth ones will move with your dog and be more comfortable as well.
13. Emergency Numbers – You should always have your pet’s emergency numbers on a card with your kit at all times. The local vet that you use as well as the closest pet hospital should both be on these cards.

Of course, if your pet needs special medications or there are certain things that you feel should be in your first aid kit for dogs, don’t hesitate to add them in. You can also talk with your vet about any other items that they recommend be placed in your Pekingese’s first aid kit. If you have it and never need it, that is great, but the one time you need it and don’t have it could cost you your furry friend’s life.

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Dog First Aid – What you can do to save your Pekingese

Dog First Aid – What you can do to save your Pekingese

Was there a time when a dog first aid could have saved the life of your beloved Pekingese? Or even help minimize the suffering and paid that your dog was experiencing?

First aid for the dogs is just similar with the ones for us, humans. It is an effective combo of skills, knowledge and supplies, utilized on its fullest potential to the advantage of your beloved pet.

When your beloved pet has an emergency, your greatest tool is being prepared. Before tragedy strikes, see to it that you are familiar with how your Vet works with emergencies or where you should bring your pet in case something happened. For instance, most Vets have a person on-call while some are connected with special emergency hospitals when something happens after office hours. Just so you know, AAHA-accredited hospitals render 24 hours service for emergency cases.

Please do not go online during a pet emergency! First aid is not and will never be a substitute for veterinary treatment. But prior to getting your dog to a vet knowing the basic first aids can actually help save your pet.

Dog First Aid

Before Emergencies Happen

  • As important as it is to know what to do during a crisis, and how to do it, it’s even more important to avoid the situations that put dogs at risk. Prevention is the key.
  • All dogs, especially inquisitive puppies and poorly trained dogs, get into mischief. This can lead to poisoning from ingesting a cleaning product or chewing on a toxic Household Poison houseplant, asphyxiating on a small object found on the floor, or electrocution from chewing an electric cord. Outdoor hazards like toxic garden plants and pesticides are equally dangerous. Time invested dog-proofing your home will prevent such incidents.
  • A calm dog is a safer dog. She’s much less likely to bolt into traffic or hurt herself trying to hide from a thunderstorm. And if she suffers from separation Dog Anxiety, she can get into a lot of trouble while you’re out. Learn ways to calm her and relieve her anxiety.
  • A daily check helps you keep up with changes in your dog, so you can catch them early, before they worsen. Regular grooming helps prevent ear and eye infections, along with hot spots and skin conditions. Also remember that Daily brushing keeps her teeth and gums healthy, and regular exercise keeps her whole body healthy. All of these activities give her the attention she needs and craves, which helps with behavioral problems.

Source: Dog First Aid 101, http://www.dog-first-aid-101.com/

Bleeding

Apply direct and firm pressure on the affected part until it stops. Hold the pressure for around 10 minutes straight while continually releasing to check it is still bleeding. Do not apply bandages that will cut off the circulation.

Choking

Look inside the mouth to find the object, if you can remove it do it carefully. Do not push it further down the throat. If it is too deep, then place your hands on the side of your pet’s rib cage and apply quick, firm pressure. Or you can put your dog on its side and strike 3-4x on your pet’s rib cage with the palm of your hand. Do this procedure again until the object is dislodged or until your vet is with you.

Not Breathing

See immediately is your pet is choking in a foreign object. Place him in a firm surface, left side up. Go check his heartbeat, if there is positive heartbeat but no breathing, close your dog’s mouth and breathe unto his nose directly until his chest expands. Repeat this procedure for 15x per minute. If there is negative pulse, you can apply heart massage as well. Your dog’s heart is located at the lower half of his chest, directly behind the elbow of the front leg. Put one hand below the heart to support the chest while the other one over it and begin compressing it gently. Apply massage 100-150 times per minute, alternate it with breathing.

Call your vet ASAP.

Bite wounds

Approach your pet carefully and put muzzle so that you won’t be bitten. Check his wound for debris, if present, remove it and clean it with running water if saline solution isn’t available. Be sure that you would wear gloves in handling this and then wrap the wounds to keep it clean and apply pressure if necessary. Don’t use torniquet here. Then go bring your pet to the vet instantly!

LBM (Diarrhea)

Nothing per orem (no food) except for water for 12-24 hours. There are times when your pet seems to be straining and you think it’s due to constipation, but then it is actually sore from diarrhea. Call your vet to see which is which and what should be done.

Fractures

Pain is definitely present here, along with inability to use the affected part and displaced part. Put a muzzle on your pet and go check for bleeding. If you are able to control the bleeding without adding insult to injury, then do so. Look for signs of shock. DO NOT in any way try to set the fracture by pulling or tugging on it. Simply put support on the injured part and bring him immediately to the vet.

Burns

May it be from electrical, chemical, or heating origins, it doesn’t matter. Flush the affected part with running water immediately. Put on ice pack for around 15-20 minutes. Do not place the ice pack unto the skin directly, wrap it first on a thin towel or clothing. Some signs of burns include: redness of skin, blistering, swelling and singed hair.

Poisoning

Call your vet asap or the poison control center. In any way, please do not induce vomiting.

Dog first aid is just a little something every dog owner should know about. It truly makes a difference when you know the basic life saving techniques, those few seconds you give to your pet while trying to save his life before your vet arrives is actually crucial and could really save his life if done right!

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