- collapsing trachea ''Tracheal Collapse is a narrowing or collapsing of the trachea (windpipe) . This can happen because the cartilage rings which hold the trachea soften due to genetic weakness.''Yorkie Health Problems This can also happen when you use a collar and a leash, instead of a harnesss. The Symptoms include:
- noisy breathing
- gagging sounds
- trouble breathing
- coughing (mild to severe)
- hypoglycemia Yorkies are at risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). It can be triggered by irregular meal times, stress, strenuous activity, or digestive track problems. If you notice your Yorkie is confused or disoriented, shivering or staggering and drowsy, go immediately to the vet.
- retinal dysplasia ''Retinal Dysplasia is an irregularity of the retina of the dog’s eyes. The retina is a thin layer of tissue which cover the back of the dog’s eyeball, this is where the sense of vision occurs. When there is this irregularity, the tissue is affected which then in turn will cause vision problems. In some cases, blindness will occur.''Yorkie Health Problems In mild cases, you may not see any signs and the dog will not have a problem that interfere with daily activities. In moderate to severe cases, this affects the dog’s vision. You may notice that the dog bumps into objects, seems confused and/ or stumbles when walking up stairs or navigating around objects. There is a certain eye exam created by the Canine Eye Registry Foundation and a certified ophthalmologist (CERF) will perform the test. The mild form may improve over time on its own as the dog matures. If it is more severe, dogs do very well at adjusting to a partial or full loss of vision (due to incredible sense of smell an hearing). If your dog has vision problem then you can help him by: always taking the same route when going for walks, keep dog food, water, toys and in the same place, introduce any changes gradually.
- tooth decay Some Yorkies are prone to tooth decay, because they have a small jaw. As a result plaque can build up easily. You need to be sure to feed your Yorkie some dry food, give it dental treats and larger bones to make sure their teeth are cleaned.
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Check out the page of Yorkshire Terrier Rescue Ireland - a Non-profit Organisation helping Yorkies. If you live in Ireland you may consider adopting a Yorkie instead of buying a puppy from a person breeding them. Please check this page, it is regularly updated, I am following them on facebook: YorkshireTerrierRescueIreland and I really think they are doing a good job!
If you live in another country, google search any non-profit organisations helping Yorkies. If you hesitate about this, there are many ways in which you can help animals. If you are unable to adopt, you can ask them what kind of help do they need. Sometimes they need people walking the dogs, helping with administrative stuff like paperwork or with some physical job like cleaning. Often, they also need some dog food, blankets, leashes, dog collars etc. If you are unable to provide any of those, you can also send them simply money.Just ask them about this and they will give you information. I found the page of a Polish non-profit organisation and sent them some dog clothes. You can visit their page by clicking on the link below. Feel free to send them sweaters and jackets for dogs as winters in Poland are really cold and they need clothes for dogs. https://www.facebook.com/fundacjaczlowiekdlazwierzat/?fref=tsBelow pictures of cute little fellas wearing sweaters from Pippi (my Yorkie):
I believe that each person can contribute to helping dogs (an other animals) and make this world a better place to live
Streszczenie postu po Polsku: Istnieje wiele form pomocy zwierzakom - świetną pracę wykonuje YorkshireTerrierRescueIreland w Irlandii. Oni zajmują się adopcją i opieką nad Yorkami. Istnieje oczywiście wiele organizacji Non-Profit także w Polsce. Odwiedzając stronę https://www.facebook.com/fundacjaczlowiekdlazwierzat/?fref=tsmożna sprawdzić czego psy pod opieką tej fundacji aktualnie potrzebują. Nie mając możliwości adopcji, można zdecydować się na inną formę pomocy, taką jak przesłanie ubranek, kocyków lub karmy.
As it is the Halloween season and pumpkins are everywhere, it is worth mentioning that pumpkin has numerous health benefits also for dogs. The best option is to give your dog a cooked fresh pumpkin or canned natural pumpkin - without added sugar, be careful not to choose pie filling for example! You may pick the organic canned pumpkin for the highest quality.
Pumpkins have numerous health benefits for your dogs, below I list 5 of them. All of them apply also to human health. Enjoy eating pumpkin together with your dog.
1) Digestive Health: Pumpkin is a fabulous source of fiber, it can help dogs (and also cats) with both constipation and diarrhea. Adding a tablespoon or two (in proportion to their size) to their regular meal is known to help keep them regular.
2) Urinary Health: pumpkin seeds are high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, and the oils in pumpkins’ flesh and seeds are believed to support urinary health. They are also an excellent source of Vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium and iron.
3) Weight- loss A fiber-rich diet helps both people and dogs eat less, and thereby shed pounds. Adding vegetables to diet of your dog makes it well-balanced and healthy.
4) Pumpkin keeps eyesight sharp - vitamin A aids vision.
Pumpkins are also rich in carotenoids, the compounds that give the gourd their bright orange color, including beta-carotene, which the body converts into a form of vitamin A for additional peeper protection.
5)Cancer prevention Like their orange comrades the sweet potato, the carrot and the butternut squash (to name a few), pumpkins boast the antioxidant beta-carotene, which may play a role in cancer prevention, according to the National Cancer Institute.