The Pekingese is a very healthy, sturdy breed. As is with many different breeds
of dog, certain breeds have their own circle of health concerns.
As many websites do, they list the health concerns with certain breeds, however,
the concerns that they list may be the problems, issues or health concerns for many
breeds of dog, which very often includes crossbred dogs and mutts, and not just the
breed they are writing about. Therefore, these health concerns cannot be singled
out as owned by any particular breeds’ issues, right?
I have come across and read many, many websites that claim to know about the
health concerns regarding certain breeds of dog, but the writers for these websites
often have no credentials or clinical experience behind what they are writing about,
nor has their writing been subject to scrutiny or testing/proof by their peers. As
always, don’t always believe what you read; if you find something that you question,
inquire about who is doing the writing - who are they? Are they veterinarians, veterinary
technicians, breeders, groomers, journalists, or (just) simply dog owners. Do they
have any valid experience? As with all professionals, just because they are professionals
doesn’t necessarily mean that they are right and others are wrong, or that they are
the sharpest needle(s) in the haystack.
In thirty-plus years of experience that I have in the veterinary industry, I
feel that I have become an expert in many areas regarding small animals, especially
dogs. So with that experience, my website contains the most common problems, issues
or health concerns regarding the Pekingese.
Included in this list are problems that can plague any breed of dog, but are
the most common issues that the veterinary industry has come across in the past few
decades, which I assume are the real health concerns for the Pekingese, or problems
that you should be aware of if you own Pekingese.