Breed Health

shihtzu-healthThe Shih Tzu is a fairly healthy breed of dog, although they can be more susceptible to breathing problems and heart problems.  The Shih Tzu has what is known as a brachycephalic head, much flatter than other breeds and those with more Pekinese in their history, some have flatter faces than others.   Because of the flat face, eye injuries are common – they don’t have the protection of a long nose coming into contact with a foreign object first.  Apart from unforeseen accidents, Shih Tzu’s along with Lhasa Apsos are fairly healthy breeds of dog and you shouldn’t find yourself visiting your visits too often, just the usual twice yearly visits.

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    Desmopressin Acetate

    Desmopressin Acetate is prescribed to treat Diabetes Insipidus in dogs and cats. This condition is characterised by excessive thirst and the excretion of very dilute urine, and if fluid intake is reduced, there is no effect on urine concentration levels. Depending on the dosage required this medication may be given orally or administered as an…   Read More »

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    Dimenhydrinate

    Dimenhydrinate is primarily prescribed to prevent nausea and vomiting in cats and dogs caused by motion sickness. This drug may also be used to treat other conditions such as idiopathic vestibular syndrome. Dosage If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next…   Read More »

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    Enrofloxacin

    Enrofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. This medication is prescribed to treat bacterial infections in cats and dogs. Dosage If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as normal. Ensure two doses are not…   Read More »

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    Ephedrine

    Ephedrine is prescribed to help control urinary incontinence in cats and dogs. This medicine is also used to open the lungs’ air passages to relieve nasal congestion. Dosage A missed doses will make ephedrine ineffective. If you do miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time…   Read More »

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    Famotidine

    Famotidine is a histamine-blocking agent prescribed to reduce the amount of gastric acid secreted in the stomach. This medication may also be used for treating gastric or duodenal ulcers, gastritis and reflux conditions. Dosage If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the…   Read More »

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    Fenbendazole

    Fenbendazole is a de-wormer that is prescribed to treat many of the intestinal parasites that affect pets such as tapeworm, roundworm and lungworm. Dosage If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as…   Read More »

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    Fluoroquinolones

    Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics prescribed to treat bacterial infections, they basically kill bacteria or prevent its growth. This antibiotic is often prescribed for bacterial eye infection, these infections may occur on the cornea (clear part of the eye) or in the conjunctiva (pink parts around the eyelids). Dosage If you miss a dose ensure it is…   Read More »

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    Side Effects from Vaccines

    Vaccinations are given to pets to protect them against harmful diseases. The vaccination triggers an immune response within the pet’s body to protect against a specific disease. It is not uncommon for a pet to experience mild side effects following a vaccination, these are often similar to those that a human may experience. Common side…   Read More »

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    Chlorpromazine

    Chlorpromazine is mainly prescribed by vets to prevent vomiting. However, your vet may also prescribe chlorpromazine to treat other conditions such as anxiety. Dosage If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as…   Read More »

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    Carprofen

    Carprofen is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory agent prescribed to relieve pain and inflammation in dogs. Dosage If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as normal. Ensure two doses are not administered together. I…   Read More »

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