Question – what can i give my shihtzu for catarrh?

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What can I give my Shih Tzu for catarrh…also known as Kennel Cough?

This is one of those predicaments that is so closely related to our common cold.
You can give the pup medication….BUT…just like for us, it’ll only mask the symptoms.

Our basic common colds have to run the course of 7 to 21 days and so does the kennel cough.
You should not try to care for this problem by yourself, the pup definitely needs the antibiotic.

So, with knowing that, your veterinarian will prescribe Clavamox as an antibiotic to give daily for 2 weeks minimum.

You can get the liquid or the pills. I personally prefer the pills. I just stick it in the center of a piece of their canned beef chunks.

I’ll buy those cans when I know it’s pill time for someone.
Canned food is not an every day staple as I prefer the dry kernels as their food .
But it’s good to have some handy when the time arises to pop them a pill.
The shelf like of the liquid Clavamox is only 10 days refrigerated.

Kennel Cough is a common problem which is easily cared for. Although it certainly makes your pup miserable and is scary to see your pup experience this, it rarely kills. They will cough as if gagging on a dry cotton ball. Take your pet to the Vet ASAP! If you can’t make it to the Vet, over the counter cough suppressants can soothe your pets throat till you get a chance.

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Question .ShihTzu mite treatment? Also what causes mites?

Question.ShihTzu mite treatment? Also what causes mites?

As an ongoing commitment to you, we are spontaneously
posting new question content to educate our loyal AceOfPups customers.


My Shih Tzu shakes her head and scratches her ears. What is this?


Mites are those annoying parasites that look for ear canals to make their nests. Seriously! It happens. Relax there’s a remedy!

Most often, it is not your fault nor is it a reflection on your cleanliness!

Over the counter earmite meds can help.
Walmart sells a three tube package that kills on contact. Give it a try.
Also, the ear cleansers and ear powder, found in pet stores, do help to
keep the ears clean enough to ward off the mites.

Read the directions and you’ll be happily surprised at how infrequent
those mites come to visit your pups ears.

When there is excessive hair in the ear canal get it plucked out. That is an invitation to Mites.

If the above does not work for you please see your vet. My veterinarian prescribes Treserderm with an antibiotic additive. Please ask your vet about its use.

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