|... News Letter # 5 Puppy Pick-up for your Sonshine Shih Tzu Most Important News letter|
Your Shih Tzu & Your Veterinarian
First visit is very important it will start you and your puppy off in the right direction.
You have been given a health record. It will tell you what PREVENTIVE care has been given to your puppy. Being a breeder it is defiantly harder for me to get ride of some common parasites than you. I have parents and puppies, it is sad, but they can constantly reinfect each other.
No Routine Care Is needed
I have tried very hard to see you get the best. This is what I have done for the puppy already.
Galaxy 5 way shot ….with out . Leptospirosis (Deer Urian).
Pyrantel…… every 2 weeks--Roundworm and Hookworm
Albon…… 10 days Treatment -Sulfadimethoxine is an antibiotic and also used to treat coccidial infections in many species and for stress.
Three days of Panacure…….Guardia- Water parasite 75% of all dogs have
In the health record it will tell you more about these common parasites.
You should bring a stool sample to the vet…….If it shows any current parasites, then please Treat the puppy to get eliminate current parasites.. Otherwise you do not need any routine treatment, because I have already given routine treatment.
Always use liquid when possible or crush the tablet.
Below is copies of American
Shih Tzu Club Website and is written By Jo Ann White Up to #5 |
Shih Tzu puppies often have slightly pinched nostrils that
generally open with time. The bubbly discharge from a Shih Tzu
puppy’s nose is NOT serious if the discharge is clear and watery and
the dog is otherwise thriving. This problem is most acute during the
teething stage. Even the nostrils of a dog that has
difficulty simultaneously eating and breath-ing or is lethargic at
this time may open satisfactorily as the dog matures, but a few dogs
this severely affected may require surgery later on.
6. Never give a pill to a Shih Tzu Puppy under 4 months old. Worming should always be liquid and most other medicine comes in liquid form. Only worm when stool shows it necessary for specific worms. Routine worming was already done on your puppy.
7. Shots should be 5 way with out the Leptospirosis. -Lepo. Can damage Kidneys and/or liver. Makes my guarantee VOID for Kidneys.
Rabies after 4months of age
8. Puppy needs to be kept warm with a heating pad, threw out winter months.
Heating pad should be used 24-7 the first 9 months of age at least. Low is fine if you can feel it. A puppy’s tempter is normally 102 o. Humans is 97. Your puppy will get a cold if chilled or not warm enough. Especially watch out for colder whether. Check your heater often to make sure it is working properly.
9. Never agree to any surgery unless you talk to me first.
Guardia Infection (giardiasis)
Giardia infection (giardiasis) is one of the most common waterborne diseases in the United States. The parasites are found in backcountry streams and lakes, but also in municipal water supplies, swimming pools and spas. Giardia infection can also be transmitted through food and person-to-person contact.
Infections usually clear up within six weeks. But you may have recurrent episodes or have intestinal problems long after the parasites are gone. Several drugs are generally effective against Guardia parasites, but not everyone responds to them. Prevention is your best defense. As adults the dog is immune to Guardia parasite.
You will need at least the foods and a water bottle for your new puppy.
This is what your puppy is currently eating and food instructions and directions will be given at pick up.
Call me with any questions. (315) 761-4091