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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    Buprenorphine

    Buprenorphine is prescribed to treat pain in cats and dogs, as with all painkillers, by suppressing the central nervous system. 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…   Read More »

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    Atenolol

    Atenolol is primarily prescribed to treat heart disease in cats and dogs. Atenolol decreases the heart’s need for blood and oxygen which reduces the amount of work the heart must do. It also helps the heart beat more regularly. Dosage If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if…   Read More »

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    Ampicillin

    Ampicillin is an antibiotic effective against a number of infections caused by bacteria. It is prescribed to treat bacterial infections. 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…   Read More »

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    Ketoprofen

    Ketoprofen is prescribed by veterinarians to reduce pain in arthritis. This medicine is classed as an anti-inflammatory agent which is used to relieve pain and inflammation. Ketoprofen works by blocking the cyclo-oxygenase enzyme which generates the production of prostaglandins. Dosage If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if…   Read More »

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    Glutamine

    Glutamine or L-glutamine as it is also known, is a vital amino acid. Glutamine helps the body to form proteins that help maintain your pet’s immune system. Glutamine performs several major functions, particularly in animals that are suffering from disease or stress, therefore, it is important that glutamine levels are maintained to enable the body…   Read More »

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    Feline Acne

    Feline acne usually occurs under the chin or around the mouth. The acne is caused by the overproduction of keratin which is a protein found in the skin;, this excess keratin causes the cats hair follicles to become blocked which results in comedones (blackheads). If the comedones become infected it can lead to acne spots…   Read More »

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    Etamiphylline

    Etamiphylline is prescribed to treat coughing, wheezing and breathing problems. The medicine effectively opens up the lungs air passages in the lungs to increase the volume of air flow into the lungs. 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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    Amantadine

    Amantadine is an antiviral agent. It is also prescribed to treat chronic pain when administered in combination with other medication. 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…   Read More »

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    Digoxin

    Digoxin is used to control your pet heart rate and rhythm whilst also improving the heart’s strength and productivity. This medication is classed as a cardiac glycoside which means it forces the heart muscles to contract by boosting the calcium ion influx into the cells of the heart muscle. The medication also works by increasing…   Read More »

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    Domperidone

    This medication is used to heighten the level of movement in the intestine and stomach primarily to combat the symptoms of stomach discomfort, nausea, vomiting and reflux. This medication effectively increases the muscle action in the gastrointestinal tract (in the stomach and intestines) so food moves through the digestive system faster, it It can also…   Read More »

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