The Pekingese’s shedding is a natural process. Like all dogs, they shed twice a year, in the spring and fall. The first shedding occurs when the puppy reaches the age of 6 months and lasts 1-2 weeks, sometimes up to a month and a half. The process lasts longer in the fall but a new “coat” with a very thick undercoat grows by the winter. But the process is shorter in the spring and the coat is not as thick. If the Pekingese’s shedding occurs more often and lasts longer, your pet probably needs help urgently. You’ll have to deal with it.
It happens that the reason for a Pekingese’s hair loss is a lack of vitamins and improper feeding. The diet must include protein in the form of meat (except fatty varieties), chicken liver and hearts, sea fish, cottage cheese, kefir. The Pekingese should necessarily eat porridge from cereals, vegetables, and fruits. Sweets and sausages, especially smoked ones are strictly forbidden no matter how your dog begs! You should give your dog some vegetable or fish liver oil a couple of times a week so that his coat will be soft and shiny. You should feed the pet with vitamins and elements with obligatory content of copper, zinc, vitamin B in spring and fall. By the way, dry food contains everything you need in a balanced form, and feeding it to your Pekingese is much healthier and easier. But it is better to switch to natural feed in spring and fall.
Diseases and Parasites
One of the factors for why your Pekinese sheds can be diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys, and immune disorders. In this case, the dog becomes laggard, sleepy, sometimes aggressive, the behavior changes there may be vomiting and liquid stools. Hormonal disorders associated with pregnancy can also be the cause of the increased shedding.
The presence of worms causes a general deterioration of your dog because they take away all the nutrients. The Pekingese shed strongly, the hair becomes dull and dry. In this case, you need to go to the veterinary clinic so that the doctor carries out a diagnosis of the disease and prescribes a treatment. Fleas and mites make the pet itch fiercely. Grooming and special shampoos and sprays will help get rid of them.
Another reason why your Pekinese sheds and begins to itch is tetter, a disease caused by pathogenic viruses and fungi that are transmitted from a sick animal. These infections are very adapted to environmental conditions and remain viable for a long time. A rash appears on the skin, which grows, covered with a red crust, a purulent discharge may ooze from underneath. The hair falls out in the affected areas, the itching becomes severe.
It is very difficult to get rid of it. Contact your vet and he will prescribe one of the antifungal drugs. Hepatoprotection is included to protect the liver in the course of treatment. During treatment, the hair from the affected areas should be trimmed, and the animal should be washed with antifungal shampoos.
Preventing Hair Loss
It is worth being very careful on walks so that your Pekingese does not come into contact with sick animals. You should not use other dogs’ utensils, collars, toys. Vaccinations are highly effective in preventing tetter. Special preparations, sprays, collars, and natural remedies are used to prevent infection with parasites. Of course, it is important to know how to feed, wash and regularly comb your Pekingese.