Pekingese Question

Is there anything i can do if my peki is struggling to breathe? I know that they do have these...

Is there anything i can do if my peki is struggling to breathe? I know that they do have these problems but i hate seeing her like this. Please help

    In Pekingese - Asked by Anonymous - 6/9/2012 3:05:51 AM
Try to hold her and calm her down. Sometimes my peke just gets over excited and needs to calm down.
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/27/2012 7:17:13 PM

It is not when she gets excited? its everyday, and the vet keeps on telling me that they have these breathing problems. i am not too sure?
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/29/2012 5:46:04 AM

I speak in a very calming voice while stroking my peks neck in a downward motion. I have discovered that the breathing difficulty causes anxiety which exaserbates the breathing problem. Soothing, calming assurance works every time. :)
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/29/2012 9:12:48 PM

Is it kind of like she's sucking in air really fast and "choking" on it? Both my Peke and my Chihuahua do this. The vet says it could be allergies. But it occurs year round, for both of them. Mostly when they get too excited. Another explanation I found was that small breed dogs' trachea (I think) is thinner than bigger dogs'. So it can randomly collapse. It's scary to think that that is what's happening to my babies. But it usually helps to either blow a quick hard breath, right in their face. It kind of shocks them into resetting their breathing pattern. But, usually using a calm, loving voice, and slowly stroking them on the back of their head to their back and from chin to chest at the same time does the trick. We've also tried setting up a humidifier in the bedroom (they sleep with us) in the winter. That seems to help it. We're in Colorado, so maybe the dry air doesn't help.
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/22/2012 6:55:24 PM