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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Learn how using these 6 steps of basic dog training commands will have your Shih Tzu behaving like the angel she really is
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
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.
Follow these 8 simple tips for bathing a Shih Tzu to create a more pleasant experience for both you and your fur-baby
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
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
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.
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!
Seasonal allergies in dogs. The natural ingredients in this supplement may give your Shih Tzu relief from his itchy skin allergies.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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!
Folding dog crates are easy to use and are comfortable for your dog. Take a look at our three favorite crates to see which one would best suit you and your dog’s needs!
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!
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
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
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.
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
Archie's is 8 month old he's full of energy always wants to play
Dash Rip Rock I had just rescued Dash from the Atlanta Pound and we were just starting to get to know each other. The accident happened while we were outside
I have 2 precious shih tzus puppies and they love Health Extensions Little Bites dry food. It's the perfect size for their tiny little mouths and is conveniently
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I have a 14 month old shih tzu who has a smaller liver and larger kidneys than normal and crystals in his blatter and urine. The veterinarians did an
Gave my girl Rachel Ray Dog Food. My 2 yr old female Shih Tzu, she is a very picky eater. I have tried a lot of different brands of dog food, and she