Diseases of Pekingese: urolithic, eye diseases
Pekeses though small, but healthy enough dogs. Although they also have several diseases that are most common in this breed.
Diseases of intervertebral discs are peculiarPekingese, as well as many short-legged dogs. One of the most serious diseases is a herniated intervertebral disc, which can even lead to paralysis. If the dog lays for a long time, hardly gets up and moves, it hurts when they touch to her back and then you need to contact the veterinarian as soon as possible. The former activity of the dog will help restore either surgical or conservative treatment.
Pekingese badly suffer both heat and cold because ofA kind of flattened nose. Its structure complicates the full breathing, while at the same time making the respiratory organs less protected from external influences. Therefore, in the winter a long walk is fraught with diseases of the respiratory system for Pekingese: laryngitis, bronchitis, pharyngitis and others. In the summer, the dog should always have access to drinking water to avoid overheating.
With age, Pekingese can develop various heart diseases, most often suffer from heart valves, and a defect in the ventricular septum is uncommon.
A fairly common disease of Pekingese isnose bleed. It can be caused by hypertension, trauma, hemorrhagic diathesis, surgical intervention, viral and bacterial infections, low blood pressure and even parasites. The nose of the animal should be buried with special solutions of adrenaline, naphthyzine, metazone and hydrogen peroxide.
It is not uncommon for Pekingese adenoma perianalGlands, urolithiasis and dental problems. Due to the long coat on the ears, the ear canal is poorly ventilated, and infectious diseases of the ears may occur. To reduce the risk to a minimum, you need to regularly clean the ears of Pekingese.
Eye diseases in Pekingese
The most vulnerable body of Pekingese is theirbig eyes. Pekingese have a nearly flat facial part of the head, and the orbit of the eyes is shallow and therefore dogs often injure the eyeball. Therefore, if the dog screws up the eye and there is a scratch on it, you should always have at hand a Levomycetin eye drops or an aqueous solution of penicillin.
However, in addition to injuries, the eyes of Pekingese are subject toSuch diseases as corneal ulcer, cataract, ectropion, eyelid eversion. In order not to appear tearful tracks, the wool around the eyes of Pekingese should be periodically wiped with a cotton swab dipped in a special lotion.
Sometimes, as a result of a blow to the head in dogs thisRocks can drop an eyeball. In this situation, you need to quickly take a gauze or cotton napkin, abundantly moisten it with saline (0.9% solution of sodium chloride) and gently apply to the fallen eyeball. In this form, the animal must be urgently delivered to the veterinary clinic, while on the road, additionally wetting the napkin. This will not allow the cornea to dry up and give a chance to restore visual functions when the eyeball is set.