Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for 14 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Maximus-- now Max/Maxwell-- came into rescue in 2010. He was an owner surrender.
He was two years old and so sweet. We have so many wonderful Pekes come through our homes.
Great friends of mine adopted him. She called me the other night to let me know he had hurt his back. This can happen so easily with Pekes. Having gone through this a number of times, I shared what I did for mine-- and her vet had given her good advice on Max's care. (He's the second dog this week to have a back problem-- not counting my Kai Kai.)
Max is resting in his crate, which is open at the top, so he doesn't feel shut in. I love using playpens or open crates instead of closing in dogs. So many we get have been crated so much that I hate to do that. I know Max was kept in a crate all day with his previous owner, with no water available the whole time he was in there. He came to us with a bladder infection. Water is so important to have available all the time.
Max doesn't want to move much right now, but he will soon and that's when it's important to still keep them still, not letting them run and jump. It's takes time to get over a back injury.
Soon, he'll be playing with his ball again and having fun. Get well soon, little one!