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How To Keep a Shih Tzu Cool in the Summer

The best way to keep your Shih Tzu cool in the summer is limit her outdoor activities to cooler times of the day, provide plenty of water and these other tips

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Do Shih Tzu Get Stomach Problems? How You Can Tell

Shih Tzu don’t usually have stomach problems however, it can happen and not all of them are due to serious medical conditions or underlying health issue

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Separation Anxiety in Shih Tzu: How to Help Your Dog Cope

Does you Shih Tzu have separation anxiety? Here are the signs and symptoms to watch for and how you can help you dog cope with being at home without you

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How to Remove Ticks From Shih Tzu

Removing ticks from a Shih Tzu is the same as removing them from any other dogs, the difference is the long hair of a Shih Tzu may hinder the visibility

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Intro to Shih Tzu Training

Shih Tzu training tips for a well behaved dog. It’s not hard to train a Shih Tzu when you're armed with this info to make training this stubborn breed a breeze.

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Flea and Tick Treatment For Dogs

Flea and tick treatment for a dog is vital to your dog’s comfort and health. Here how you keep flea and tick infestations off your dog and out of your home

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Puppy Proofing Your Home | Bringing Home a New Puppy

Puppy proofing your home before bringing home a new puppy isn’t all about safety; you’ll need some tools in place to protect your property as well--here’s how

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What is Dog Adoption

Dog adoption is a means of finding a permanent canine companion, where you become responsible for its wellbeing. But there are some aspects to consider first

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How to Trim Hair Around a Shih Tzu's Eyes

Trimming around a Shih Tzu's eyes can be intimidating at first, but with practice and know how you can get this important task done quite easily using these steps

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Does Your Shih Tzu Have An Eye Infection? How To Know & Fix It

Knowing how to tell when your Shih Tzu has an eye infection will keep your dogs vision remain healthy. Know what to look for, what to do and how to avoid it

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Can Shih Tzu Be Aggressive? Typically No, But It May Develop Over Time

Shih Tzu are not typically an aggressive breed however, over time a dog can develop bad behavior. Learn how to spot and correct it before it gets out of control

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Shih Tzu Facts and Information in a Nutshell

Discover some fascinating information and facts about the Shih Tzu dog breed that you might not have known but were curious to find out

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Crate Training an Older Dog

Crate training an older dog can be difficult yet it is doable. But if you try to force it you risk breaking your dog’s trust. Here are 3 simple things you need

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How Much Food Does a Shih Tzu Eat Each Day

The amount of food a Shih Tzu needs each day is less than two cups however, not all dogs are alike and some situations will influence how much a dog truly needs

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Ten Best Dog Chew Toys They Will Actually Play With

Ten best dog chew toys they will actually play with that also provides them with hours of exercise, mental stimulation and other awesome benefits for your pup

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How to Stop Your Shih Tzu from Barking at Other Dogs

If your Shih Tzu is always barking at other dogs, this doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t like the other dogs. Here’s why they bark and how you can stop it

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10 Steps to Stop a Shih Tzu Barking at Night

If you find yourself with the dilemma of a Shih Tzu that barks at night, you don’t need to invest in earplugs, instead try using these tips for bark free sleep.

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? Should You Worry

Generally, dogs eating grass is nothing to worry about. Some believe an illness or missing nutrients, but is it? Discover the real reasons dogs eat grass

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Dog Halloween Costumes

Dog Halloween costumes are a great way to include your pet in the festivities. Here are some tips on where to find spooktacular costumes for your pets

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Shih Tzu vs. Maltese vs. Havanese: Complete Breed Comparison

Shih Tzu vs. Maltese vs. Havanese, they may look alike but there are differences. See which one is better with kids and pets, and which one is easiest to train

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Best Dog Foods for Shih Tzu with Allergies: Top 11 Best Picks

Finding food for a Shih Tzu with dog food allergies can be overwhelming with all the choices. We’ve narrowed it down to a list of 11 that we feel is the best

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Standard Shih Tzu vs. Imperial Shih Tzu, What's the Difference?

Standard vs Imperial Shih Tzu. While the two dogs do share many similarities, Imperial Shih Tzu have a few critical differences that need to be considered

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Are Shih Tzu and Pugs Related?

Shih Tzu and Pugs share many similarities but are they related? While alike in almost every aspect, it may be easier to answer how Shih Tzu and Pugs differ

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Six Tricks That Shih Tzu Can Learn

When it comes to teaching your Shih Tzu tricks, it's best to start with the basics, then you can add in some fun tricks like “shake”, “high five” and even “dance”.

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8 Simple Tips To Make Bathing A Shih Tzu Better

These 8 simple tips for bathing your Shih Tzu makes this essential chore less stressful and more enjoyable for both you and your Shih Tzu

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Can Shih Tzu Eat Fruits and Vegetables?

Shih Tzu can gain many health benefits from eating fruits and vegetables. However, there are several that could give your Shih Tzu serious health problems

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When Are Shih Tzu Fully Grown

Shih Tzu are considered fully grown at about year old. However, before they reach adulthood, Shih Tzu pups experience a variety of milestones along the way

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What Is a Shih Tzu? There is Much to Know About This Nobel Breed

For those who have ever asked "What is a Shih Tzu?", this article is for you. In a nutshell a Shih Tzu is a small dog breed, read on to learn about this little dog.

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Can Shih Tzu Cause Allergies? There’s Always a Possibility

Although it is possible that Shih Tzu can cause allergic reactions in some people, but they are still a good choice for allergy sufferers

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Are Shih Tzu Good With Kids? How To Inspire a Great Experience

Generally, Shih Tzu are good with kids, however it’s important for kids to understand the proper ways to treat an animal so they can build a good relationship

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Do Shih Tzu and Cats Get Along? Learn The Best Way To Acquaint Them

Although Shih Tzu are known to get along with cats it really depends on the individual animals’ personalities. Learn the best way to get them acquainted

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Dog Food Allergies: Causes, Symptoms and Alternatives

Common dog food allergies are caused by repeated exposure to certain ingredients. Learn how to spot the symptoms and the alternatives that can help you both

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Seasonal Allergies In Dogs And What You Can Do to Alleviate Them

Seasonal allergies in dogs. The natural ingredients in this supplement may give your Shih Tzu relief from his itchy skin allergies.

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Best Puppy Food For a Shih Tzu

The best puppy food for a Shih Tzu should include high quality proteins, real vegetables, good grains and fruit. Learn how a BARF diet can be good for your dog

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Pet Insurance For Your Shih Tzu

Wondering about pet insurance for your Shih Tzu and whether you should get it or not? Here is why it may be a good idea for you and your pet.

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How Long Do Shih Tzus Live

Shih Tzu have a life span that can be several years longer than many large breed dogs. The oldest known Shih Tzu lived to the age of 23 which is very rare

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Shih Tzu Information Guide: About The Shih Tzu Dog Breed

Our Shih Tzu Information Guide will help you get to know all about this toy breed. Start here to find answers to FAQ's about traits, health, grooming and more

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Are Shih Tzu Good With Other Dogs

Generally, Shih Tzu are good with other dogs. However, each dog has their own unique personality and experiences. Here’s how to spot and avoid a bad encounter

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How To Clean A Shih Tzus Eyes - A Step by Step Guide

Cleaning a shih tzus eyes. Regular cleaning not only keeps his eyes free from dirt and bacteria, but also helps keep you on top of any changes needing care

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Can Shih Tzu Climb Stairs? Here Are Obstacles That Make It Difficult

To a Shih Tzu, climbing stairs may seem like a mountain given their size, still, they are able to do it. Watch the video to see how some dogs tackle the stairs

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Do All Shih Tzu Have Long Hair? Yes and No

Adult Shih Tzu all have long hair, which may cut shorter for easier maintenance however, this will depend on whether it has been bred with another dog breed

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Can You Jog With A Shih Tzu Dog?

Jogging with a Shih Tzu can be great exercise for both you and him, however it may prove to be too strenuous for this short nosed breed if not aware of these issues.

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Are Shih Tzu Good Apartment Dogs? Best Small Dog For Small Apartments

Because of their size and temperament, a Shih Tzu makes an excellent choice as an apartment dog. They are fairly calm and quiet and are a very polite neighbor.

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Are Shih Tzu Hard To Potty Train? Simple Tips To Train Your Dog

Potty training a Shih Tzu is no more, and no less difficult than it is to train any other dog. However, there are simple ways to make training more effective.

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Are Shih Tzu Better In Pairs? Here's What We've Learned From It

Are Shih Tzu better in pairs? We wondered that too and welcomed a second Shih Tzu into our home. Here’s what we found out about having more than one dog

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Non Shedding Dogs: Do Shih Tzu Shed? Here's The Facts

Many believe Shih Tzu are non-shedding dogs. The truth is Shih Tzu do shed however, they are a low shedding breed and a great choice for those with allergies

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Basic Dog Training Commands For Your Shih Tzu

Learn how using these 6 steps of basic dog training commands will have your Shih Tzu behaving like the angel she really is

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Does Apple Cider Vinegar Keep Fleas Off Dogs?

Does apple cider vinegar keep fleas off dogs? After finding fleas on my dog I wanted to know, so I did a little experiment to find out, and here’s the results

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Can A Shih Tzu Be A Guard Dog

Are you wondering if a Shih Tzu can make a good guard dog? Although bred to be a companion, they can help guard your home by alerting you to intruders.

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