Shih Tzu

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FOOD Choices

FOOD Choices

Shih Tzus require a balanced diet that is rich in high-quality proteins to support their muscle maintenance and overall health.

They benefit from a diet that includes healthy fats for energy and to maintain their long, silky coat, along with essential vitamins and minerals tailored to their specific breed needs.

Shih Tzu

Activity Requirements

Shih Tzus are relatively low-energy dogs, making them well-suited for apartment living and less active households. They enjoy short walks and play sessions to keep them engaged and healthy, but they do not require extensive exercise.

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Long hair coat

Shih Tzus require frequent grooming to maintain their long, luxurious coat, which should be brushed daily to prevent tangles and mats.

Ear care

Ear care is essential as their floppy ears can trap moisture and debris, increasing the risk of infections, so regular checks and cleaning are necessary.

Eye care

Their large, expressive eyes need regular cleaning to prevent irritation or infection due to tear staining

Paw

Paw care, including trimming the hair between their pads and keeping their nails short, will help prevent discomfort and mobility issues.

Health Care

Hip & Joint

Shih Tzu are prone to develop hip issues due to obesity

Dental Problems

Shih Tzu susceptible to dental problems because of their small mouths and closely spaced teeth, making regular dental care essential.