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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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10 Ways to Stop a Shih Tzu from Barking at Night

10 Ways to Stop a Shih Tzu from Barking at Night. You don’t have to start investing in earplugs; you just need some tips that you can use with your 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 You Can Ensure a Great Relationship

Shih Tzu good with kids? Generally Shih Tzu and kids are fine together, however children need to know how to properly treat an animal and know when it's best to stay away.

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Do Shih Tzu and Cats Get Along?

Shih Tzu and Cats: Although Shih Tzu are known as a breed that can tolerate cats, it really depends on the individual animals’ personalities. Here's how to introduce them.

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Dog Food Allergies

Common dog food allergies may be due to repeatedly being exposed to certain ingredient. How to know what symptoms to look for, some common causes, and what you can do about it

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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 Guide

Finding the best puppy food is easy as long as you know what to look for. Here you’ll see how easy it is to feed your pup a healthy, nutritional diet that both you and your dog will love

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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 Tzu Live

Shih Tzu have a lifespan ranging from 12 to 16 years. Most Shih Tzu will live into their early teen years, and considered a senior dog between the age of 9 and 10.

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Why do dogs eat grass? Many believe this is a sign of illness others say it’s nutrients missing from their diets. Discover the real reasons dogs eat grass.

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Shih Tzu Information About The Breed

Information about the Shih Tzu breed. Health, food, personailty, training, and grooming are just some of the info you’ll find here about this majestic dog breed

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Are Shih Tzu Good With Other Dogs

Generally the Shih Tzu breed are calm and very playful, and enjoy a variety of canine friends. However every dog has their own unique personality and experiences.

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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 that may need medical attention.

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Can Shih Tzu Climb Stairs? Why You Shouldn't Force Them.

To a Shih Tzu, climbing stairs can be difficult to maneuver yet not impossible. However, keep a watchful eye out for these behaviors if they are refusing to climb them.

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Do All Shih Tzu Have Long Hair?

Do all Shih Tzu have long hair? Adult Shih Tzu all have long hair, however they may have a shorter haircut for easier maintenance. Puppies on the other hand, have shorter hair until their puppy coat sheds

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Can Shih Tzu Swim?

Can Shih Tzu swim? Most Shih have an instinctual ability to swim, yet can be a struggle for them. Here are some great swimming tips to get your dog comfortable in the water.

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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? How Much Space Do They Really Need

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

Are Shih Tzu Hard To Potty Train? Is a question I get asked a lot. 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 them more effective.

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Are Shih Tzu Better In Pairs?

Are Shih Tzu better in pairs? We wondered that too, as we welcomed a second Shih Tzu into our home, and found that it does make a difference, some good, some not so good

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Non Shedding Dog Breed | Hypoallergenic Dogs | Shih Tzu Dogs

Do Shih Tzu shed? Here’s where you’ll find the truth about Shih Tzu being a non-shedding, hypoallergenic dog breed and the effect they have on those with dog 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 Help Dogs With Fleas?

Does apple cider vinegar help dogs with fleas? 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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Dog Carrier Bag, Totes and Strollers

Dog carrier bags and strollers are the perfect way to take your beloved pooch with you wherever you go as they makes it alot easier when traveling with your fur babies. Check out the selection of travel accessories for your Shih Tzu and other small pets

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Shih Tzu Eye Problems

Shih Tzu eye problems are not uncommon for their distinctly large and protruding eyes, however there are ways you can help keep them healthy when you can learn to spot symptoms early and act on it

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Cleaning Products That Could Harm Your Dog

Know which everyday cleaning products that could harm your dog. While most cleaners only cause mild irritation, they can still lead to discomfort, vomiting and diarrhea.

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Traveling With Your Dogs? Check Out These Tips For Easy Travel

If you are thinking about traveling with your dogs but have some questions before you go, consider these tips for a smooth trip. This advice can help you and your dog have a better time together in the car!

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Best Flea and Tick Products This Season

Flea and Tick products for your dog is a must not only for his comfort and health but your home and family too. Here's what you can do to keep these biting bugs from infesting your home.

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Leash Training Your Puppy For Stress-Free Walks

Leash training your puppy. Here's how to teach your puppy to walk calmly beside you without pulling you down the road, or chasing squirrels

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Flying with dogs | In Cabin Travel With Your Shih Tzu

Flying with dogs can be so overwhelming but really it’s not so bad when you’re prepared. Here’s what you can do to guarantee a stress-free flight with your furbabies.

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What do dogs dream about

Have you wondered what dogs dream about when you notice them twitching in their sleep? Take a look at what research has to say about dogs and their dreams

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Hip Dysplasia in Dogs and Tips To Prevent and Treat It

Hip Dysplasia in dogs is a painful condition that can reduce the quality of life for your dog. Here you'l find some great tips to help prevent and treat this debilitating disease in your dog

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Foods Poisonous To Dogs

There are some foods poisonous to dogs which you should never give them. Learn which ones can be toxic and should be avoided at all cost even in moderation.

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Portable Dog Paw Cleaner Tool

This nifty dog paw cleaner gives us an easier option for removing dirt and debris from our dog’s paws after being outdoors, and is a first line of defense in rinsing away any harmful toxins that your dog may ingest when licking his paws

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Consumer Affairs Dog Food Resource

If you are concerned with what you are feeding your dog and looking for some good advice, the Consumer Affairs pages on dog food are quite informative.

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7 Awesome Pet Carriers For Air Travel

Choosing the right pet carriers for air travel for your dog is crucial for a smooth trip. View some options you may love for a big picture view on what’s available out there for your pet!

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Best Travel Dog Crates You Will Love

Best travel dog crates for small dogs at home and travel. Check out our favorites and then make and informed decision on what type of crate will be best for your dog

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Lyme Disease in Dogs and How It Affects Them

Lyme disease in dogs is a common infection carried by ticks. Dogs are at high risk for this disease since they spend a lot of time in the grass and outside. Discover how Lyme disease affects your dog and what you can do about it!

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How To Talk Dog With Your Shih Tzu

How to talk dog isn’t about learning how to bark like one, it’s about learning how to read your dog’s nonverbal cues and barks, and discovering how to encourage good behavior

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Abandoned Boo Boo. New Beginning

THE ABANDONMENT OF BOOBOO SOLVED A few months ago, we adopted a great little Shih Tzu that had been abandoned in our neighborhood. We constantly wondered

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Natural Balance

My little guy loves Natural Balance. I recently found out that this product is Made In the USA! He likes the kibble, but enjoys the roll food very much.

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Only Natural Pet Redmeat Feast

My Shih Tzu, as we jokingly say, is allergic to being alive and my search for something he would eat and that he COULD eat has been exhausting. We finally

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Archie

Archie's is 8 month old he's full of energy always wants to play

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