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Pekingese > My peking keeps peeing everywhere.

Odie the- Blind- Pekingese

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Barked: Tue Dec 18, '12 11:11am PST 
Do a websearch on "indiscriminate peeing in dogs" to find more info.
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Pekingese > Worried about My Puppy
Odie the- Blind- Pekingese

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Barked: Tue Dec 18, '12 11:10am PST 
Pets coming from pet shops can have NUMEROUS health problems as they come from puppy mills...not breeders as the pet shop employees will tell you. So if you have a guarantee RETURN THE DOG!
And those sleeve dogs are always more delicate!
By chance, did you do much research on getting a pup before your purchased? Reputable breeders DO NOT SELL their dogs to pet stores.

Six Steps for Finding Reputable Dog Breeders




When those big brown puppy eyes stare into yours, it is hard not to wrap him in your arms and bring him home immediately no matter where he came from.

But if you purchase that adorable puppy from the wrong dog breeders, the decision could turn into a disaster. From costly health conditions to dangerous temperament issues, cute puppies who come from bad dog breeders are more likely to grow into big problems.

That's why before you start browsing the newspaper for ads from local dog breeders, there are a few steps you should take to make sure the puppy you bring home is going to have a happy future with your family.

First, you have to do your homework. You need to know as much about the breed as possible before beginning your search. For example, some dog breeders advertise “teacup” breeds. These puppies are much smaller than their normal breed standard, and people will pay more just to get their hands on these tiny puppies. However, some breeds of this size have more fragile bones, mouth problems (their mouths are too small for all of their teeth), greater joint problems, and can be more susceptible to overall poor health. Doing some breed research on the Internet would save those buyers money and help them buy a healthier puppy.

Second, you need to know the common health problems for that breed. A good example is the Great Dane which has a tendency to develop hip dysplasia, a painful disorder that is expensive to correct. Reputable dog breeders often have their dogs and puppies certified to show that the line is free from incidents of hip dysplasia, so when you buy that puppy you'll feel confident you are still going to have a healthy dog a few years down the road.

Third, don't limit your search to local dog breeders. In many cases, local dog breeders who advertise in the newspaper are the type of dog breeders you want to avoid. The best dog breeders don't have to advertise because people give them deposits on puppies before they are even conceived. A good way to find reputable dog breeders is by checking with people who know, including veterinarians and your local American Kennel Club chapter. If you do choose local dog breeders, you can't afford to leave out the fourth step.

Fourth, visit the location where the puppy has lived and get a look at both parents (at least one). You want to make sure that those puppies were living in healthy conditions and that they had a chance to be socialized with other animals and people. Another reason to see the parents is because poor health and bad temperament can be passed down genetically. A red flag that something is wrong with dog breeders is when they avoid letting you near their location. This could mean the puppies are not being well cared for or that these local dog breeders are running a puppy mill.

Fifth, ask questions. Good dog breeders want you to feel comfortable with the puppy before you leave, so they want you to ask them questions, such as “Has the puppy been to the vet yet? If so, which vet and can I have a copy of those records?” They also don't mind answering questions about themselves, including “How many litters has the mother given birth to?” and “How long have you been breeding this particular breed?”

Sixth, expect good dog breeders to be cautious about who takes their puppies home. The best dog breeders put the needs of those puppies first, and they try to ensure that each of them gets a good home. These breeders may ask you lots of questions about your home, such as where the dog will sleep, do you have a backyard, and how many other pets do you have. Some local dog breeders may even want to inspect your home first. Remember, they're not doing these things to make it hard for you to take home that puppy you've fallen in love with - they just don't want to see that puppy end up in poor living conditions or abandoned at a shelter a few months later.

While these steps are far from being an exhaustive list, by keeping them in mind you will stand a better chance of finding good dog breeders from which to choose your newest family member.
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Food & Nutrition > What kind of kibble do you eat?

Odie the- Blind- Pekingese

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Barked: Mon Jan 15, '07 12:56pm PST 
Click onto this link to check comparisons of Nutro Ultra with other premium foods:
http://www.ultraholistic.com/performance.shtml
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Food & Nutrition > What kind of kibble do you eat?

Odie the- Blind- Pekingese

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Barked: Mon Jan 15, '07 12:53pm PST 
You need to READ THE LABELS. The grocery store brands includig yours are not the best cost-wise as you are feeding a lot of fillers and animal by-products (heads,feet,intestines, etc.) so in reality you are spending more and I'm sure you dog is pooping much more than with the premium foods. So in reality you will actually be saving money and feeding a much better quality food.
I have 3 Pekingese and they eat NUTRO ULTRA Holistic Food as it has the highet concentration of oils/sunflower and lowest stool production compared to similar quality foods such as Innova, Eagle Pack, etc. and you can buy them in any PetsMart/Petco and they have no by-product.
So again read the labels and compare.
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Food & Nutrition > Low-Protein Dog Foods???

Odie the- Blind- Pekingese

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Barked: Mon Jan 15, '07 12:50pm PST 
I have a 5yearold on KD prescription and 2 8-year-olds who do not need high protein due to low inactivity - they are Pekingese and sleep all day. So far NUTRO ULTRA WEIGHT MANAGEMENT has the lowest protein levels of the premium foods and you can buy them in any PetsMart/Petco.
I already know about the protein levels, etc. but again these are small inactive dogs so I suppose I will stick with the Ultra.
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Food & Nutrition > Innova or Canidae
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Barked: Mon Jan 15, '07 12:47pm PST 
You might want to check the quality of NUTRO ULTRA compared to both of those foods related to Omega oils and low stool formation -and ULTRA is available in PetsMart/Petco unlike the other two.
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Food & Nutrition > Low-Protein Dog Foods???

Odie the- Blind- Pekingese

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Barked: Mon Jan 15, '07 9:55am PST 
Does anyone know of over the counter (PetsMart/Petco/etc.) premium foods that are low in protein (below 14%).
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