Pet Health & Wellness Tracker: West Highland White Terrier, Record Allergies, Immunizations, Medications, Treatment History, Feedings, Behavior, Pet Sitter Notes, and Important Contact Info by Larkspur & Tea PublishingKeep your pet on the path of a healthy lifestyle with this fill-in Pet Health & Wellness Tracker. Easily record:
Key characteristics (special markings, weight, medical conditions, allergies, ID trackers, favorite toys, etc.)
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Feedings, treats, and mood
Medications (name, given by, next due, etc.)
Pet sitter notes and duties
Overall wellness and daily/monthly pet behavior
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West Highland White Terrier Dogs 101 Westie Facts
Westie Dog Allergies
Already a member? Pet Owner Login Veterinarian Login. The West Highland White Terrier, commonly called a Westie, is a small, spirited, white dog originally bred in Scotland. Being purebreds, Westies face their share of health concerns that require special care and vigilance. In , the West Highland White Terrier Club conducted a health survey that found that 1 in 2 Westies had at least one of the following common health problems. Many of them are, sadly, incurable conditions that must be managed throughout your dog's life. In addition to conventional medication, advances in Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, which uses low-level pulses of energy to stimulate cells' anti-inflammatory response, may offer relief to some affected dogs.
The West Highland white terrier is an adorable, mid-sized dog characterized by its pointy, triangular ears that stick straight up, its expressive eyes, protruding snout, and rich, fluffy white coat. Like many dogs, Westies are susceptible to allergies but by knowing the common allergy triggers for your Westie, you can remove these. You can also get your pet the treatment they need. One of the most reported Westie allergies is Malassezia dermatitis also known as the yeast infection of the skin, it is a skin fungus. Sometimes though, the yeast grows, leading to bald patches of skin throughout the body. Once you know your Westie has a skin condition, you have plenty of options but one of the most important steps to take first is to bring them to a veterinarian for a professional assessment and diagnosis. Your vet may prescribe topical or oral yeast treatment and is it recommended that you bathe your dog more often and maybe even use special anti-fungal shampoo.
Hypoallergenic dogs - This may come as a surprise to you, but did you know that 1 in 10 people are allergic to dogs. Do you suffer from watery eyes or even serious asthma attacks. When we talk about hypoallergenic dogs, we mean that they have a less or reduced tendency to cause allergies or allergic reaction among allergy sufferers. There are two types of coats from our pets that produce a lesser amount of allergens: single-coated dogs, who do not have a thick undercoat. However even hairless dogs can produce enough dander to to affect a highly allergic person. The problem is not with the pet's hair.
Related terms : atopy, atopic dermatitis, atopic disease, atopic dermatitis syndrome, canine atopic-like dermatitis. It causes mild to severe itching which, as a result of scratching or rubbing, often leads to further skin damage, irritation, infection and discomfort. Canine atopic dermatitis is a genetically-predisposed inflammatory and pruritic itchy allergic skin disease with characteristic clinical features. Allergic diseases result from an exaggerated immune system response that causes pathological damage associated with antibodies most commonly directed against environmental allergens such as house dust mites and pollens Olivry and DeBoer , Loewenstein and Mueller The clinical features of atopy are variable but the cardinal feature is itchiness which varies in degree from mild to severe.