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What is Shar-Pei syndrome?
What is Shar-Pei recurrent fever syndrome? Shar-Pei recurrent fever syndrome is a hereditary condition that affects nearly one in four Shar-Pei dogs. Affected dogs experience recurrent episodes of fever and inflammation, with no identifiable underlying cause. This causes the dog to feel ill and uncomfortable.
What problems do Shar-Pei have?
The Chinese Shar-Pei has some health problems that can be a concern, especially if you aren’t careful whom you buy from. They include hip and elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, autoimmune thyroiditis, eye problems such as entropion, retinal dysplasia, glaucoma and cataracts, and skin fold infections.
Why you should not get a Shar-Pei?
Potential animal aggression. Many Chinese Shar Peis are dominant or aggressive toward other dogs, especially of the same sex. Many have strong instincts to chase and seize cats and other fleeing creatures. This is not a good breed to keep with livestock.
What are the signs of Shar Pei fever?
Symptoms of Familial Shar-Pei Fever in Dogs
- Swollen, painful muzzle.
- Swelling in wrists and lips, which may feel hot.
- Reluctance to move.
- Pain in the abdomen.
- Shallow breathing.
- A stance that shows obvious discomfort, such as an arched back.
How do you discipline a Shar Pei puppy?
Teach your Shar-Pei basic verbal commands like “Sit,” “Stay” and “Leave-it” using the clicker. Say the command, using an authoritative tone and either lure or catch the desired behavior you want. Once your pup performs the behavior, immediately click and treat him.
Are Shar Pei dogs smart?
Shar-Peis are intelligent dogs needing little training. Although they are somewhat aloof, snobbish and reserved in the presence of strangers, they are extremely loyal and devoted to their family. Essentially they are an independent, regal, alert and dignified animal with a calm and confident stature.