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.

Have questions about homeopathic treatments for your Pekingese or have advice on using them or finding a vet in your area that does? Make sure that you comment below!

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Common Dog Disease Symptoms: What You Should Look Out For

Some dog disease symptoms can hit our Pekingese’ and we may never realize that it could be something serious. We all love our Pekes, but even our beautiful babies can get sick. When they do, do you know what dog disease symptoms to keep and eye out for so that you can call your vet right away? Here are some common symptoms that you need to watch for in your Peke:

Common Dog Disease Symptoms

Common Dog Disease Symptoms

Common Dog Disease Symptoms

1. Coughing – Just like a human, a dog can develop a cough. While this can sometimes be just them having a bit of agitation from something in the air, it can also mean something more serious. If you notice that your dog is coughing a lot, it comes on suddenly, or has other symptoms that go along with it, you want to check with your vet to make sure it’s not something else.

2. Loss of appetite and vomiting – Our picky babies may decide that if they don’t get the human food we are eating, that they don’t want to eat. But when you couple this pickiness with vomiting, you have a symptom that you need to call your vet about.

3. Extreme lethargy or fatigue – Sometimes our Pekingese just want to lie around the house and be lazy, hey we all understand that! It is when they are so lethargic or fatigued from small things like getting a drink, that you need to get in touch with your vet. There are many bad diseases that can affect your dog and cause this symptom.

4. Problems moving – As dogs get older, they can have problems moving around as well. While arthritis isn’t a huge issue at first, it can turn into one later on. You want to make sure that you take your Peke to the vet at the first sign of any joint pain or problems moving around so that they can help determine if it’s something more serious or if your dog needs to be on a special preventative medication.

5. Foaming mouth – While you might immediately think “rabies”, there are several other diseases and even poisonings that can cause this as well. If you see your baby is foaming at the mouth (and you’re not offering them a juicy steak), you need to get to your vet right away.

6. Diarrhea – Sure, it could easily be a change in dog food or some human food that didn’t like their tummy, but this can be a serious issue. If you notice that your dog has diarrhea coupled with any other symptoms or if it lasts for more than a day, you need to get a hold of your vet right away.

There are many other different dog disease symptoms out there that can immediately flag an owner to take their Peke to the vet, but these are common ones that you want to watch for. These can all easily mimic something else, something less serious, so don’t waste time if you see any of these symptoms – especially if they are coupled together. By acting quickly, you can easily save your dog’s life by getting them to the vet right away.

Do you have another symptom that you want to share with us and other Peke owners to help others be on the lookout for problems? Make sure that you share it below!

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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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Bloat in Dogs – Is it serious for your Pekingese?

Bloat in dogs is a life-threatening state that would require immediate expert intervention. This condition is also known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), twisted stomach, and gastric torsion. Bloat is an acute illness which causes rapid clinical signs and death in the next few hours. Even if you bring him to the vet ASAP, still a ratio of 25%-40% die from this medical emergency.

Bloat in Dogs – Is it serious for your Pekingese?

When this condition happens, your pet’s stomach would either be filled with fluid, food or air. Then the enlarged stomach would apply pressure on the other organs in the body and causes difficulty of breathing and eventually would lessen or cut down your pet’s blood supply on his vital organs.

Bloat can occur at any age of your dog’s life, but usually seen during middle-age or older. Experts consider it as hereditary. Big dogs that have deep chests are more predisposed. Bloat suddenly develops in a normally active and healthy dog. Your pet may have had eaten a large meal, a strenuous exercise before or after eating or have drank a large amount of water after his meal.

Bloat in Dogs

Signs of Bloat:

  • Pacing and restlessness
  • Salivation
  • Retching
  • Unproductive attempts to vomit
  • Distended abdomen
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pale gums
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Collapse
  • Cold body temperature
  • General weakness

Bloat Prevention

  • Avoid feeding your pet from a raised food bowl
  • Avoid giving your pet a dog food that has fat on the first four ingredients listed on the lable.
  • Divide his meals into 3 equal parts throughout the day.
  • Do not give him food that has citric acid.
  • Limit access to water one hour before and after meals.
  • Do not allow your pet to drink large amounts of water all at once.
  • Avoid exercise when he is full.

How to Treat It

If you suspect on the lightest that your pet is having a bloat issue, then bring him immediately to the vet since time is of the essesnce here.

Bloat without volvulus or torsion is simply relieved by passing a long rubber tube through your pet’s mouth into his stomach. This is also the fastest method to diagnose bloat. As the tube enters his system, there would be a sudden rush of fluid and air from the tube, thus bringing relief to your pet. His stomach is then washed out and your pet wouldn’t be allowed to eat nor drink on the next 36 hours and will be supported by means of intravenous fluids.

Diagnosing this illness is best confirmed through xrays of the abdomen. A simple bloat would show a large volume of gas inside his tummy. However having a volvulus would reflect a “double bubble” result on his x-rays.

In case your pet would have a volvulus, then an emergency surgery is required. The goal here is to simply re-position the spleen and stomach or remove a part of the stomach and spleen as it is already necrotic.

Bloat in dogs is one of the many illnesses where expert advice would vary with time. True, it was stated that raising your pet’s feeding bowl is not advisable but who knows what they would tell us in the future according to their research, right? There are so many factors involved here that play along with the condition and there might be even more that we are not aware of yet. For now, let us just follow what the vets and other experts tell us to do to prevent such a life-threatening condition from happening to our pets.

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Dog Colds – What to Do if Your Pekingese Catches It

Dog Colds – What to Do if Your Pekingese Catches It

Is it even possible for your pet to have dog colds? Headache, runny nose, fever, sneezing and even cough at times: these are the signs and symptoms that us humans tend to experience when we are down with a cold. But did you know that having a cold is a sickness that is not exclusive on humans, your beloved pekingese (or any dog) can get it too. So, how would you know if your pet is already having a cold? What are their signs and symptoms of the disease? And the most important question of all, what should you do when he gets a cold?
There is one fact that I think most people already know, but I would still tell you; Dogs are more exposed to germs than us, especially if you often leave them outdoors. So, don’t wonder how he gets it. As a matter of fact, colds are quite common to them every now and then, you might not even noticed it. The most common way for them to contract the cold is through sudden weather changes.

And don’t get me wrong here, winter is not the only time of year to worry about in catching a cold, though it is the most ‘prime’ time to get it. Especially that it is the only time of year that we spend more time indoors with closed windows and doors and no way to let the germs escape. It is only a matter or time before any member of the family would get sick.

There is a difference in the viruses that causes colds on dogs and humans, though the sign and symptoms are just the same: watery eyes, stuffy/runny nose, coughing and sneezing. Let us get one thing straight here, the disease is not communicable between two species – so there’s no need to worry about your pet catching your cold or vice versa.

Dog Colds

Prevention

As always, prevention is always better than cure. No one would want to see any member of the family getting sick, and that includes your pet. Before we try to treat your pet, let us first talk about how to prevent it in the first place. According to the preventative medicine experts, it is ideal that you give your bet a healthy meat-based diet and pair it with clean filtered water. If you are the kind of owner who buys canned dog foods, then get the one that has the fewest ingredients listed and the one that has the most meat protein. At all times, avoid grain-based foods since they are so common in the grocery. Try to give him lots of exercise to boost his immune system and don’t forget his vitamins. If you follow these simple guidelines, then the chances of your pet getting colds would be close to none. Always bear in mind that a healthy and intact immune system is the best defense your pet could ever have.

Spotting it Early

Do you know how to tell if your pet already has a cold? It is rather easy since they would undergo the same signs and symptoms that we humans undergo. The only thing that differs us from them is the fact that we can voice out our discomforts and pain while they can’t. Common signs and symptoms would be watery eyes, greenish or yellowish nasal discharge, wheezing, coughing and sneezing. There are times that what seems like a cold to you but in reality it is something more serious already so better be vigilant. Respiratory problems often start with colds then later on becomes more serious. Some common diseases that are related to colds are canine para-influenza, pneumonia, canine distemper and kennel cough. So you better know if your pet only has a simple cold or something serious is already brewing inside. Take action immediately.

TLC (Tender Loving Care)

Boosting their immune system naturally is your best option in order your pet’s colds would be treated and their discomfort would be gone. Give him a nutrtious, rich diet and keep him warm at all times. Especially during the winter season, let him warm up inside your home and offer him old blankets which he could use to be more warmer. And another thing is for you to increase his fluid intake. Either plain water or broth, either ways you can offer it to him. These are just basic things that we, as pet parents can do in order to help our sick pets. If in the next few days your pet won’t get better, then it is wise to bring him to the vet for a thorough check up. It may not be a simple cold already.

Dogs can have a like just like you and me. Help him prevent catching dog colds by learning how to spot the symptoms and signs of this respiratory disease and how to treat it before it develops into a more serious illness.

How do you intervene with your dog’s colds? Do you cook for him like what other pet parents do? Don’t be shy and share with us your secret maneuver so that your pet would recover quickly.

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