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Arkansas Breeder Statement
 
All Yorkie Puppies are stated as:
  • Registard with American Kennel Club or American Pet Registry
  • 12 weeks of age before placing in homes
  • will have at least 3 parvo shots or Combination shots starting at the age of 6 weeks.
  • rabies shots after 12 weeks.
  • wormed every 2 to 3 weeks.  Stating at the age of 2 weeks
  • vet checked at 8 to 9 weeks and then at 12 weeks when rabies shot is given.  If they fly to their new home they will have a health certificate 2 to 3 days before flying.  So your new puppy could have visited the vet 3 to 4 times before leaving my home.  I would know if something was wrong with my puppy before ever leaving my home. 
  • health forms are signed or dated by my vet each time the puppy is checked
  • Pictures and video's are provided to the customers through myElainea's Yorkies Face Book
  • Contract is in place for the customers viewing
  • important yorkie information is provided to the customer and also posted for viewing
  • Shipping is available
  • Puppy Nanny service is available
  • in house pick up is available
  • $100 deposits are used to hold a puppy
  • Low sugar information is also taught and provided to the new pet owner
  • Pet Taxi is provided for the flight.  The pet will never out grow it.
  • Care package is also provided. (toys, Feed, NuVet etc.)
  • 3 generation pedigree is provided with American Pet Registry
  • a 60 day health care plan is offered by American kennel Club
  • the puppy has a health warranty up to the age of 12 months for any birth defects.
  • Parents on site

Sometimes I will have a little larger and older yorkie puppy or Sires and Dams that are retiring that will be available for a small adoption fee of $300 or less. You can see them in the
Yorkies for Adoption Section..
    Being passionate about the welfare of the yorkie puppie, I have decided to wait until the puppies are at least twelve weeks of age before I place them for sale.  By then they will have received three of  their Parvovirus Vaccine Puppy shots and rabies shot.


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Intestinal Parasite (Coccidia) in Dogs

 

Coccidiosis in Dogs

 

Coccidiosis is a parasitic type of infection, caused by the coccidium, that most commonly causes watery, mucus-based diarrhea in dogs. If it is not treated, over time it can cause damage to the lining of the dog's intestinal tract. With treatment, the prognosis is good.

 

The condition or disease described in this medical article can affect both dogs and cats. If you would like to learn more about how this disease affects cats, please visit this page in the PetMD health library.

 

Symptoms and Types

 

You may notice that the dog has watery, mucous-like diarrhea. As the condition progresses, bloody diarrhea and an inability to withhold it will begin to show. The dog may also be in a weakened state.

 

Causes

 

Stress, as from moving, travel and weather changes, and being in an environment with other infected animals are the most common causes of this parasitic infection to develop. It is spread through fecal matter, and is most commonly found in puppies that have contracted the parasite from an adult dogs' feces. The coccidiosis infection is of particular danger for young dogs, since their immune systems are still underdeveloped.

 

Diagnosis

 

A fecal examination is the most common method of diagnosis for this infection. The coccidium parasite will be readily visible under a microscope.

 





Treatment is generally outpatient. A medication to kill the parasite will be prescribed, and is generally highly effective and fast working. The dog will need to be rehydrated as a result of the diarrhea. If the dog is debilitated, it may be kept for observation. A follow up fecal examination within one to two weeks of the initial treatment will be needed to ensure that the parasite is no longer present in the animal's body. Living and Management Owners should administer the prescribed medication as directed and monitor the dog for progress. If there is a decline in the dog's health, they should visit their veterinarian to ensure that there is not a more serious underlying health cause. Prevention The best prevention is to keep infected animals apart. Testing the feces from a dog that is pregnant or has given birth to be sure that it is not infected will protect newborns from infection, or alert the breeder or owner to the problem so that treatment can be prescribed. New owners may wish to test the feces of a young dog as a preventive, since this is a common issue.http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/infectious-parasitic/c_multi_coccidiosis?page=2

Hypoglycemia - Low Blood Sugar

 

 

What is Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)?

1.  The brain requires glucose (blood sugar) for normal functioning, and unlike many other organs, the brain has a very limited ability to store glucose.  As such, the brain is the organ that is most affected when blood sugar gets too low.

2.  Low blood sugar can cause seizures

3.  Puppies - especially small breed puppies - are particularly susceptible to low blood sugar because their liver is not able to store sufficient amounts of glycogen, as compared with older dogs.

4.  Hypoglycemia can be a life-threatening - even fatal - condition, and is known to be a cause of canine seizures.  The occurrence of symptoms depends on how far, and how fast, the blood sugar has dropped

5.   Treating Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar): During an attack of hypoglycemia your goal is to stay calm, to bring the blood glucose back to a safe level, to continue to observe your dog.  You can contact your veterinarian if you feel you need to.



These are general guidelines for treating hypoglycemia. Ask your veterinarian for information that is specific to your dog.



Severe hypoglycemia:  If your dog is severely hypoglycemic, especially if it is having seizures or unconscious, you must give Haggen-Dazs vanilla ice cream immediately. Carefully rub small amounts of ice cream on the inside of the cheeks and gums. Do not put a lot of liquid in the dog's mouth, and be sure the dog does not choke. Do not stick your fingers inside the teeth of a dog that is having seizures - you may get bitten. Then, call your veterinarian if you feel you need further guidance.  If your dog continues to be unconscious your dog should be taken to the veterinary emergency room immediately.

Moderate hypoglycemia:  Haggen-Dazs plain vanilla ice cream should be given, either alone, or combined with food.  Ice cream can be mixed in with wet food or drizzled over dry food. The ice cream will help bring the blood glucose up quickly, and the food will help keep the blood sugar elevated for a longer period of time.

  ***** AMOUNTS OF ICE CREAM *****
   
  Small dogs should be given about 1 teaspoon
  Medium dogs 2 - 3 teaspoons
  Larger dogs should get at least 1-2 tablespoons
  More ice cream is not better and will usually cause more problems so be sure and measure the amounts carefully.

Mild hypoglycemia: If your dog's blood sugar is only slightly low or if it is showing only mild signs of hypoglycemia, you can often treat it by immediately feeding the dog some of its regular food. You will need to observe your dog for several hours in order to make sure the hypoglycemia does not occur again.
 

 

Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar are:
   
  Convulsions or seizures
  Coma
  Lack of energy
  Weakness
  Head tilting
  Hunger
  Restlessness
  Shivering
  Disorientation
  Stupor
  Ataxia - meaning the body is out of balance; wobbling when walking; usually lack of muscular coordination, but maybe changes in head and neck movements


Common causes of low blood sugar are:

1.  Meal spacing (not eating often enough): To keep blood sugar levels at a normal range, you need to feed three to four meals per day:  breakfast, lunch, dinner and before bed.  Divide the daily amount of food into 3 or 4 portions.  If your work keep you from giving a lunchtime meal make sure you give a meal at bedtime.

2.  Lack of protein: Dogs are carnivores and their diets need to be a minimum of 30 - 50 percent protein.  Sources of protein are meat, chicken, fish, cheese and eggs.

3.  Reduced glucose formation or storage:  Addison's Disease (also known as Hypoadrenocorticism) is caused by a deficiency in the secretion of hormones from the adrenal glands.

4.  Seizures

5. Exercise: Too much exercise can cause hypoglycemia. If it is out of the ordinary, even a small amount of exercise can cause hypoglycemia in some dogs

6.  Insulinoma:  Insulinomas are tumors of the insulin producing cells in the pancreas.

7.  Insulin overdose: An excess of insulin can also occur in diabetic animals on insulin injections if the dose is inappropriate.

8.  Hormone function:  Abnormal functioning of the hormones can cause low blood sugar, as can the inability of the body to store adequate amounts of blood sugar.  It may also be caused by the reduced ability of the liver to produce glucose or store glycogen.


BE PREPARED

Always keep a small container of Haggen-Dazs plain vanilla ice cream in your freezer to give your epi after a seizure to restore blood sugar levels.  If you see your epi shaking or having focal seizures, a SMALL amount of vanilla ice cream may be helpful.   For amounts see AMOUNTS OF ICE CREAM above.

If your dog has a tendency towards low blood sugar after a seizure and you travel or take your dog on rides, carry honey with you whenever you take your dog out of the house, even for a short walk.  In an emergency, you don't want to be searching for sugar and honey is a good substitute for ice cream.  Here are some ways to carry honey in your purse, pocket, doggie pack, or car:

****  Use small screw-top plastic bottles from a sporting goods store or "travel-size" plastic bottles from the drug store.

****  Packets of honey.
 
****  Fill a 1-ml syringe (no needle) with honey. With a syringe, it is easy to get the syrup in the mouth without being bitten. 

****  Some people find it helpful to connect a small pouch with a plastic bottle filled with honey onto their dog's harness.  This way sugar is always with them on their walks or travels.

 


REFERENCES                                                        
Douglas Brum, D.V.M

Pocket Companion to the Fourth Edition of Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Stephen J. Ettinger, D.V.M, Editor. 1995. W.B. Saunders Co.

The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline. Larry P. Tilly, Francis W.K. Smith, Jr. 1997. Williams & Wilkins.

Diabetes Mellitus in the Dog.  Robert M. Hardy, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Pantothenic acid studies in dogs, AE Schaefer, JM McKibbin, and CA Elvehjem,

Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1942, pages 321-330

Compiled by Guardian Angel Dona and Paxon

Reviewed and approved by Dr. Raymond Peat


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