Last Updated on April 4, 2023 by Pets Feed
In this article, you will learn how to take care of your Pekingese, how to maintain health and feed your dog, and consider other types of care as well. Pekingese grooming and maintaining your thick coat are a difficult but rewarding task. The main thing is to do it from the start. The eyes and muzzle are the dignity of a dog, but they also need special and royal care. We analyze all this in the article, to read below.
The Pekingese dog is special, he always strives for the highest positions. If such a dog meets a weak owner, trouble is inevitable, the puppy will happily sit on his neck. A whim you have accomplished is a leap into the unknown, or rather, that the Pekingese will order you, and you will obey.
As a result, your home can feel like chaos, your dog can get fat, get out of hand, and even engage in aggressive “negotiations” with other dogs. This can threaten Pekingese to lose an eye (they are particularly sensitive to her), to hurt themselves.
That’s why right after the puppy walks in your doorstep, you are the one in command and in control. Pekingese care begins with origins and a good education. Training should start with knowing your name and location.
The same goes for throwing chunks of food, sausage and other things at dinner. If you are planning a vacation, do it for the dog, only in his “dining room” while providing a dog treat, not your own.
Teach your Pekingese to sleep in your bedroom, if you really want to pamper him, you better build him a nice throne-bed or another boudoir, but don’t put him in bed and on the sofa. The puppy remembers this and gets used to sleeping closer to the owner, at first there is nothing special about it, but as you grow up you cannot change the dog, and the dog becomes the owner to whole part of the bed, you can’t kick it out of there.
The tone of the chef, the so-called “carrot and stick” method, is important for the education of a Pekingese. It is not necessary to punish the rebellious dog, it will cause resentment. And the offended Pekingese can even cry, why make the doggie suffer?
Simply send him home if he’s guilty (puddles or didn’t obey), stop the game, ignore, make up non-offensive punishing words, or hit a newspaper on the table.
A lot of time should be spent combing the fur, the fluffy will always escape your hands, this is quite understandable, he still does not know how to sit still. It is the owner who can teach him the discipline. The puppy will gradually get used to combing, first lying on his back, then on his side, standing on the table. All of these skills are useful both for participating in exhibitions and simply teaching endurance and patience, such skills are part of a good education.
Vaccination and deworming
These are important aspects, without which the care and maintenance of a Pekingese is impossible. Mom’s milk, of course, provides the body with everything it needs, and Pekingese do not recommend these two procedures until they are 2 months old. Because of the sensitive organism and also because breast milk acts as a kind of inoculation.
When the puppy came into your hands, you were certainly aware of any vaccinations being performed, if any. All will be marked in the veterinary passport. After birth, the puppy is swept away by worms, after which the procedure is repeated quarterly. These responsibilities are now transferred to the owner of the Pekingese.
Deworming should be done every three months, and at this time, watch the puppy’s coat and skin so that other parasites – fleas and ticks – do not get into it. Timely getting rid of these and other “enemies” is already a guarantee of health. Without parasites, there are far fewer diseases and problems.
It is worth noting that the Pekingese is a dog with a short kidney, so from time to time he has problems with the anal glands. Without knowing it, you might think your dog has worms when the Pekingese start rubbing against the ground or biting from behind.
Vaccination and elimination of worms are linked. Thus, vaccinations should only be carried out after the parasites have been expelled from the Pekingese body. This rule is very important, as the puppy is still weak and may not be able to support a double load. The worms themselves can often lead to bad consequences and even death. And if, in addition to the toxins from the worms, strains of bacteria enter the body (vaccination), the case becomes even worse.
You cannot go for a walk without a double vaccination, and, of course, you need to drive out worms with medicine, being careful with allergies. Without it, the dog can catch even more.
Homeowners are often bothered by the question: Why do Pekingese stink? There can be several reasons – the crease is not cleaned enough and the folds are not enough, the ears are dirty, the mouth is inflamed, the anal glands are not cleaned, males smell stronger. One of the reasons may be poor quality food, which is not accepted by the sensitive stomachs of Pekingese.
Grooming and nutrition
A Beijing owner who takes care of the quality of his wool every day will never have any problems with the mats. And the dog’s coat, in this case, will be silky and luxurious. In this form, the dog will not be ashamed to show off on the street and at the exhibition.
Experienced dog breeders do not recommend bathing a Pekingese more than twice a year, as this can damage the coat. At the same time, you need to comb and check the skin every day so that there is no diaper rash.
Pay special attention to the crease on the bridge of the nose, for this you need to wrap your finger with sterile gauze and dry clean the crease tight. You cannot wipe it off with water, so as not to cause diaper rash.
Also do not forget about the ears, when cleaning your ear, do not try to penetrate deeply, but remove all the plaque from the outside, the ears should not smell bad.
It must be remembered that the dog’s eyes also require care and control. Some Pekingese cry more, so they should be washed periodically with lukewarm water. And wash his eyes with a decoction of chamomile or tea. Do not let the dog walk in tall grass so as not to damage the eye sockets.
The Pekingese has a peculiar structure of the eyes, they are bulging, and therefore there is a risk of loss, injury, infection.
Untimely haircutting can cause problems – wool, getting into the eyes, as well as dust and germs, causes conjunctivitis.
The nutrition of the Pekingese must be complete, including all the necessary minerals and vitamins. Feeding a 2–3-month-old puppy is 6 times a day, the fractional feeding will gradually be replaced by a large portion, and you will only need to feed the Pekingese 2 times. At 3 months, more vegetables should be introduced into the dog’s diet. But it is not necessary to increase meat and cottage cheese in the diet.
Remember to change the water in the bowl so that your dog always has access to it.