Why Maltese is more expensive than Shih Tzu?

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Saint, May 9, 2011.

  1. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

    As Fraggle so elegantly pointed out in great detail, you have no idea what you are wishing for.

    I just want to reiterate:
    Please have a qualified veterinarian available, preferably on call. Or you may very well lose the litter and the bitch.

    Good luck...
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  3. Saint Valued Senior Member

    How to do this?
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  5. Saint Valued Senior Member

    People told me the female dog just delivered easily.
    It can take care of its babies.
    Not so difficult.
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  7. G. F. Schleebenhorst England != UK Registered Senior Member

    They both eat shit.
  8. Saint Valued Senior Member

    Maltese has high demand in the market, it is a good business if one can breed and sell it.
  9. Saint Valued Senior Member

    My Shihtzu developed cough 5 days ago, I had taken it to see Vet and it was given antibiotic. However it still coughs especially at night.
    I read that honey can cure kennel cough, is it true?

    I am not sure how did it catch cough?
  10. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    You cut the umbilical cord down and tie it with dental floss.
    Sometimes that happens. But not always. Only commercial breeders treat their dogs that way, because for them it's just a business. People who love their dogs treat them better.
    Breeding dogs is not "a good business." You make a little money but you put in a lot of work, so your wage isn't very high. Maltese were bred down to their current small size very recently, so their gene pool still contains some of the old DNA. If your small female is carrying a large puppy, it will have to be delivered by Caesarean section.

    We know a couple of Maltese breeders and when their bitches are about to deliver they make sure there is a veterinarian on call.
    Then you have to go back to the doctor, the same as you would do if it were you who was coughing. Duh? For a smart guy you don't put much thought into your dogs.
    No. Honey can relieve the symptoms, but it is not an antibiotic. It's the equivalent of taking a cough drop. If your throat is simply irritated, honey or a cough drop will make it feel better. But if your throat is infected, you need an antibiotic.
    Just because your dog is coughing doesn't mean that it's kennel cough. "Kennel cough" is a generic term for several different kinds of virus (and a couple of kinds of bacteria) that infect a dog's respiratory tract and which are highly contagious.

    Didn't I tell you a couple of months ago that you should have your dogs vaccinated against kennel cough? We don't do it because we live in a remote area where our dogs don't come in contact with other dogs. But for most people it's not a bad idea, especially with very young dogs.

    In any case, dogs pick up infections and other diseases the same way people do. Sometimes you can figure out where it came from, but most of the time you can't.

    What's important now is not to trace the source, but to cure it. You have to take him back to the doctor. If the first treatment was not successful he may have to administer stronger medicine, or perhaps hospitalize him.

    You should definitely have your other dog vaccinated TODAY before he gets it too. Although if the smaller dog has had it for a week, he may have already picked it up.
  11. Saint Valued Senior Member

    My dog has been vaccinated twice but it still gets cough.
    I had taken him to see vet for one time and antibiotic was prescribed for him.
    Until today, it coughs less but when it barks I can hear that its voice indicates it has not recovered fully yet.

    I will take it to see vet again if the disease is not cured.
  12. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    Well then it's not kennel cough. It's something else.
    The same thing happens with humans. The antibiotic kills the bacteria, but the tissue in our throats is very sensitive so it still takes a few more days to heal.
    Sure. Assume that the bacteria is gone, and give the delicate tissue in his throat a few days to heal. Since you know it's not kennel cough you can afford to be patient.

    In the future, if you know your dog's vaccination for Disease XYZ is current, then please don't tell us that you think he has Disease XYZ. We don't keep track of your dogs and we don't remember what vaccinations they've had, so saying that just confuses us. If he's had the vaccine, then he doesn't have the disease.

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