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pooh 
We have Kayla for about a month now but she keeps eating her pooh what can we do to stop this

matting  
we have a 3 year old and we had him groomed and we were told he had a matting problem we have brushed him but it does not remove the matts any suggestions …

Why is my 3 year old shitzu constantly licking his lips and paws? 
Why is my 3 year old shitzu constantly licking his lips and paws?

How many hours should a puppy nap 
My puppy will take 4 hour naps at a time is this normal?

My Ziggy has a cold and suddenly stopped eating - please help! 
My 9 week old Shih Tzu- Ziggy has a cold since two days and has not been eating food proper. His food is cerelac , lactol and royal canin dog food mixed. …

I am Margie and have enjoyed your list since you first started. 
I still have my 4 Shih Stz girls and I love getting on your Site; it is so interesting. As I mentioned, I have been on it for a long time. I first …

my 10 yr old male is recently having trouble walking 
His legs seem weak, especially the right one. he is eating and drinking fine. does he need to see the vet or can i give him over the counter meds? …

What kind of Shih Tzu mix do I have 
I recently got my little girl and I was told that she is a month old (her teeth are barely showing) but to me she looks like a Shih Tzu and chihuahua mix, …

my seven year old little girl has a rash on her whole body 
she is scratching and causing places on her to bleed. her name is jubili

What do you do when your dog has an episode of calapsed trechea?  
He makes this honking sound and looks like he is choking. Then he coughs it sometimes lasts 3-4 minutes!!! What do you do?? What if it totally closes?

What is the right food for my shih tzus? Please help... 
Our shih Tzu are the most wonderful little characters you could imagine and yet have all the little quinky dinks and traits expressed here in. We have …

I HAVE A 9 YEAR-OLD SHIH-TZU, H, WHAT IS A GOOD DOG FOOD FOR HIS AGE? 
WHAT IS A GOOD DOG FOOD FOR MY 9 YEAR-OLD SHIH-TZU, HE IS CONSTIPATED?

My Shih Tzu Gladys is Limping 
My Shih tzu Gladys has been limping when I take her out the last two days. She was fine before that. There seems to be a problem with her back right leg. …

can I introduce a puppy to my 4 year old female shitzu 
I have been asked to look after a friends male pup who is 7weeks old for 2weeks of every month and I already have a 4 year old shitzu female the puppy's …

My Shih Tzu has severe anxiety issues! I need help! 
My Shih Tzu, Gizmo, is 12.5 years old. His anxiety issues are becoming out of control. When we first got him, we had another dog, a shepherd/collie mix. …

Is my 14-Year Old Male too Old to Breed? 
I have a 14 year old male trying to breed with my 2 year old female shih tzu ,is the male too old? the female is definitely willing and my male sure has …

Protein in dog food? 
I have a 3 yr. old Shih Tzu and would like to know how much protein should be on the side of the bag of food. She is active and still very playful.

How is the Period- supposed to be-- 
my dog has a pee then, after the first pee she pees drops of blood, for about the last two weeks. do you think it may be diet related, I had changed her …

I think my 2&a half year old shih tzu has lost interest in me 
First I started working a lot of hours then I lost my job and I moved with a boyfriend who did not allow my puppy to be up on the bed with me. Then …

What is the Survival Rate for a Shih Tzu Puppy with Parvovirus? 
I have a 6 month old shih tzu he is 12lbs and he started vomiting yesterday and not eating so we took him to the vet right away and he tested positive …

Why Won't My 8-Month Old Shih Tzu Bark? 
I just bought a Shih Tzu, but she won’t bark. Not even if she’s pinched. Could she be sick? Angel Answers: I don’t think you should worry. …

Will My New Puppy make Friends with My Older Shih Tzu?  
My male is 5 years old and the new puppy is a female. He seems like he is jealous and he has even growled at her. Will this change??? Will they become …

Needing Advice for My Shih tzu's Constipation and Narrow Intestines 
I recently adopted an 8 year old female shitzu and she is chronically constipated. Took her to vet, did Xrays, and Barrium. Vet said her intestines are …

he growls and snarls if we pet him while he has a treat..can we correct? 
My question: I just adopted a 7 yr old shi tzu and he growls and snarls if we try to pet him when he has a treat. Can this be corrected as my boyfriend …

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How can I get my Shih Tzu to poop outside when its cold out. 
I will take Gizmo out and he will pee without a problem but has a problem pooping when its so cold out. I don't blame him but I am not sure what to do. …

AGE OF FULL GROWN SHIH TZU? 
how old is a fully grown shih tzu? When can a male be neutered ? How much does it usually cost? thank you.

our shih tzu scratches alot 
Our dog bailey is 4 yrs old she scratches and chews on herself all the time. We put her on a grain free diet a couple months ago, even her treats are grain …

His paws suddenly stained a brown color and he does not lick them 
In December of 2011 suddenly my 5 yr. old shih Tzu's hair on his paws turned brown. His groomer said it was because he licks his feet; others say the …

at what age could they take a shower 
So we got a 3 week old Shi Tzu and we need as much information as possible

My shin tzu has alays been aggressive and grumpy, he's getting worse with age and recently bit my dad, What should we do?  
He growls when anyone tries to touch him or pick him up. He has never liked getting picked up but recently we can't even pet him. He snarks furiously …

dog itches a lot  
Our 3 yr old itches a lot,been checked and treated for fleas. Is this a food issue? We now feed her honest kitchen brand ...any suggestions?

Tongue hangs out of her mouth 
I am getting a shih tzu from a breeder and will be bring her home when she is 9 weeks old. She is very tiny and the runt of the litter. The breeder estimates …

Aggressiveness, cowering, night/angry pooping, matted fur on his belly  
I just adopted a male shih tzu back in january. when we first got him he was very aggressive and did not like to be touched at all. the longer we have …

tear stain removal 
Question: My white female has red tear stains. How do I remove them? Our Answer: Tear stains on the face of your beautiful furbaby can be …

tear stains& paw licking 
my female shih tzu is getting tear stains. I switched her from royal canine have tried other foods but still staining. She had none with royal canine …

Flea Allergy? 
We have been fighting for years now with what we think is a flea allergy in our Shihtzu, but now are wondering if it might be a food allergy. We feed …

Fur changing color 
My Shih Tzu, Spike, is black and white with a little grey; now his paws have turned reddish brown is that normal? He is an older dog, but honestly the …

Are Shih-tzu's known to have seizures ? 
Hello my name is Melissa and I am Sassy's human. Sassy is 12 yrs old and I have had her since she was 2 months she has never had any health problems (except …

my moms adopted 2 year old shih tzu wont stop barking at night when sleeping in separate quarters. 
This adopted 2 year old shih tzu had the roam of the house, slept on the owners bed and was leashless to go potty. Now my elderly mom is getting fed …

my dog ate some raw cake batter is he going to be ok? 
my dog ate some raw cake batter is he going to be ok?

Why the change in behaviour? 
My female Shih Tzu Tallulah is nearly 11 months old, she has been such a well behaved pup and I've been very lucky. I have noticed in the last few weeks …

Male shih tzu 20 weeks old behaviour changing ... suggestions? 
My puppy is really good with most things: house trained at 13 weeks and good with other dogs and people. He enjoyed early puppy socialisation and training …

Should i be worried? 
I have a 5 year old shih tzu her name is betsy and she has always been very good with her peeing outside and with her peeing schedule. Recently she …

Is my Shih Tzu fed up with his dog food? 
He has been eating the same dog food for about 4 months now. But these days, he doesn't seem to touch his food. I tried to feed him home cooked meals and …

Leaving adopted Shih Tzu home while at work 
Hi everyone. Two months ago, we had to have our beautiful 8 1/2yr old female Pekingese "Pepper" euthanized during surgery when doctors told us her intestine …

my 12 week old shih tzu hiccups everyday! Is this normal? 
My 12 week old shih tzu, vida, tends to hiccup at least once through out the day. She is blonde, with a dark teddy bear nose and eyes. I was curious …

how do i remove food staining from white fur 
i feed a high quality dry food especially for skin and coat since starting our dog on this food she has developed brown or dark tan staining on her feet,lower …

how do you stop mange on a shih tzu dog  
i have a nine year old shih tzu (REX)and he scratches all the time and he has no hair on his back and on his hind legs i was wondering what we can do to …

GUARDING GROWLING AND NIPPING 
My 14 week beautiful male shih tzu appears to love other dogs and lives with 2 cats which he seems to enjoy.I notice the last week or so occasional growling …

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Why does our shihtzu get aggressive with my husband and i? 
I got our shihtzu from my mother a few years ago he has always been pleasant and sweet but now he is very aggressive torward me and my husband. For …

When will she start barking? 
Hi, I have 4 half mth old shih tzu. I've had her since 11 weeks what age do they start barking at the door and strangers etc? she only barks when she …

Why does My Shih Tzu Go to the Bathroom in her Crate/House 
I have a 10 month old shih tzu and we had her since she was 7 weeks old. We have tried everything up to asking the vet and no one seems to have the answer …

My 3 month old puppy has a cold 
He has white liquid coming out of his nose for 4 days already and he sneezes most of his time. At times, he looks like he's coughing. help! what should …

Acting strange after grooming tail 
My shih tzu had chewed at the base of his tail until he was miserable and it was terribly matted. I used professional clippers and scissors to get the …

Question about canned dog food? 
My Shih Tzu is a 3 year old healthy male, I've always fed him holistic dry dog food and now I am mixing with Blue Buffalo canned dog food. I was told that …

Help!! Should I get a shih tzu? 
I am on a fixed income and would like some idea of what it would cost to raise this doggie. For instance, food, shots, grooming (how often)shots and how …

17 months old. vomits 2-3 times this past week early morning. Other wise playful as usual 
Normally sleeps good at night. He still does but 3 times this week he vomited early, then went back to sleep. He seems fine during the day. So I don't …

How to gain my shih tzu's appetite? 
My shih tzu, named Cristabel suddenly lost her appetite. She is 8 months old, but her weight is only 4 kilos. She can only consume 1 cup a day and she …

Novice Shih Tzu owner question on top knot. 
I adopted my 3 year old Shih Tzu from the local animal Shelter earlier this year. I have named him Cloud and he is a wonderful, great hearted companion. …

Shih Tzu Alone by herself 
Can a Shih Tzu be left by herself for 8 hours when i have to work?

How long does a shih tzu live? 
I MEAN NORMALLY HOW LONG DOES THIS BREED OF DOG LIVE? 5 YEARS, 10?

Paw infection? 
My male Shih Tzu appears to have an infected rear paw. It is quite red and is draining watery fluid. Is there some way to treat this at home, or do I need …

Why is fur around my shih tzu paw area turning pinkish red? 
I recently tried trimming her nails and now her fur and around paws are turning a pinkish red color even around her mouth area.

What can I do about behavior issues since having my tzu groomed? 
I have been unable to brush my shih tzu due to some illness, so decided to take him to a professional groomer. I did notice that his tail was matted, but …

What Can I Call My Dogs Name (My Baby Girl)? 
I WENT TO GO AND SEE MY EARLY BIRTHDAY PRESENT SO I WOULD KNOW WHAT I WANT TO CALL HER. BUT THE PROBLEM IS, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO CALL HER BUT SHE IS THE …

What is the average weight for a teddy bear shih tzu? 
I recently bought a teddy bear shih tzu. I was told she would be a small dog. What is the average weight. Also her fur is reddish brown and black. Will …

My 3 month old Shih Tzu growls at me 
My Shih Tzu puppy only growls at me... Even though I'm the one feeding him & constantly showering affection on him. He is on his best behaviour with my …

Can mange really be cured? 
11week old and vet said she has mange. She is on meds. I need to know if it really be cured. I have no idea of her back ground, was sold very cheap

Why is my shih tzu changing color? 
My 11 year old black and white shih tzu is turning brown on his legs and mouth. Is this usual? He has just started (about 3months ago) taking Enaparil …

Shes been peeing blood for about a month, shes lost her apetite and has lost weight, What do i do? I cant afford to take her to the vet. 
She had breast cancer last year it was surgically removed. Shes 13 years old up to date on her shots. Recently has fleas but have since gotten rid of about …

why is he limping 
my dog is 14 years old and incontinent during the nite and is almost blind. last nite he started limping on his right hind leg but this morning it seemed …

my three and a half year old shih tzu doesn't follow me around anymore or sleep with me in bed at night anymore like he doesn't love me love me 
my little 3&a half year old shih tzu now used to be very close he always seemed excited when I came home I always followed me around the house now he doesn't …

Our Shih Tzu tries to really bark and nothing comes out. Is this normal? 
We have 7 month old Shih Tzu. She can bark when getting our cats to run and play. But other times she will lift her head up high and go through the motion …

Eye Color 
I have a gold and white shih tsu. Her eyes are the lightest brown you can get. Reading up on Shih Tsus I understand that this color shih tsu, they all …

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why is my shih tsu very protective of our home and the surroundings 
my shih tsu does not stop barking when people that she doesn't know come over to visit me. the same goes for the back yard. Sometimes its a nuisance …

Is it too late to train my dog to go on peed pad at 3 months old?  
My pretty girl Mitsou will be 3 months old this week. She seems to hate going outside in the morning and do her little business on a damp lawn (morning …

Older Dog Exhibits Aggression to Younger Dog and Owner 
My 7 year old shih tzu has become increasingly aggressive toward me and my daughters 3 year old shih tzu. She is bring blood on me and the other dog. …

Help for an Episode of Collapsed Trachea 
He makes this honking sound and looks like he is choking. Then he coughs it sometimes lasts 3-4 minutes!!! What do you do?? What if it totally closes? …

shih tzu doesnt walk  
It just drags its hind legs and poop always get stuck to fur. Never happened before whats wrong?

Food for dog with severe allergies 
My furbaby has severe allergies. I feed him premium dog food but am now hearing potatoes in the dog food can cause yeast infections. If anyone knows …

Is rear leg weakness normal for a 5 week old puppy?  
We had to get him earlier than we wanted, but seems normal except for hind leg weakness.

How many years does a Shih Tzu live. 
My Shih Tzu has been having skin issues and infections. Now she has a problem with what appears to be her left hind leg. She has problems standing and …

Why all of a sudden does AbbieGail uses our Beds to go potty on? 
Our Shih Tzu, was one year old June 19th, we bought her for my Great Grand Son for Xmas she was 6 months old, we have never had a problem with her as for …

Does My Shih Tzu have a Cold? 
I have 3 shihtzu puppies which are 2 months old. They seem to have a cold. Their nose is dripping with transparent liquid. They seem to have trouble breathing. …

Homemade Food for York-tzu with Congestive Heart Failure. Need Help! 
We have a 9 yr. old Yorkie/Shitzu named Aidan. He is the love of our life and a very beloved member of our family. We recently found out that he has …

Shaking just for attention? 
My shi-poo is 12 and has always done the 'shaking for attention' I called it - however I'm wondering if it's actually normal? She's not cold (air temp …

My Shih Tzu has Anxiety, Help! 
My Shih Tzu, Gizmo, is 12.5 years old. His anxiety issues are becoming out of control. When we first got him, we had another dog, a shepherd/collie mix. …

My Shih Tzu has Insomnia 
My three year old Shih Tzu sleeps with us and the last two nights he can't sleep when we go to bed. He tries but within seconds he moves to another spot …

No diagnosis after 6 months of vet visits. Can anyone help?  
Been taking my 8 year old to the vet for 6 months. Severe rawness under the eyes. Biopsy negative, allergy sensitivity negative. Anti biotics non effective. …

My Shih Tzu stool is changing 
I have a 4 month old Shih Tzu. when I got her, her stools were a little hard. But lately they are very soft and sometimes even a little watery. not very …

What Can I Expect from My Shih Tzu's Estrous Cycle? 
my dog has a pee then, after the first pee she pees drops of blood, for about the last two weeks. do you think it may be diet related, I had changed her …

Is My Shih Tzu Depressed After a Haircut? 
Hello, My Shih Tzu has had long hair and so I though with the weather changing ( warmer) that it would be a good ideal to have him cut down. Well …

I Think My Shih Tzu has Lost Interest in Me -- Restoring the Bond 
First I started working a lot of hours then I lost my job and I moved with a boyfriend who did not allow my puppy to be up on the bed with me. Then …

Help! Vet Butchered My Poor Girl's Face 
I have a year old shih tzu, Kami. She is 5 lbs. (yes- I know about Imperials, no- I didn't shop for one to be super small, yes- I absolutely still …

shaking- 
Our bailey is 10 years old and for the last several days acts like she is afraid of something-she shakes-hides-isn't eating much-won't play. There …

EmmaLee: A Happy Healthy Senior with Canine Cognitive Disorder 
EmmaLee was 16 in June 2013 and although she sleeps a lot she is also quite perky when she is up. She will still chase squirrels and runs up and down …

Shih Tzus and Separation Anxiety: How Can We Help? 
I don’t leave my two year old shihtzu much, just to Dr.’s once a month, and to pay bills once a month. I’m 55 with Rheumatoid arthritis, and, I’m a widow, …

How Much and How Often Does a Shih Tzu Eat? 
How Much Does a Shih Tzu Eat? Karen Answers: It depends on the size and age of your shihtzu. I free feed my dogs, which means I just leave …

Why Does a Shih Tzu Sniff Heavily? 
When Brie goes out, it seems as if she has a difficult time catching her scent in order to go to the bathroom. She sniffs the ground so hard it appears …

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My Shih Tzu Can't Walk or Stand
After Dog Kennel Stay
Plus Tips on Finding Best Shih Tzu Kennels
 
My shih tzu is dragging his hind legs and walking sideways with difficulty standing after returning from 3 days in the kennels. I'm not sure if he was …

Does My Shih Tzu Have a Tail Injury? 
My dog won't or can't raise his tail. There is no pain when I move it but he is not carrying it up. He was fine before the last grooming but he seems …

Emergency Help for an Upset Stomach 
My 15wk old started vomiting on the Sunday- Monday he had diaohere and no energy. I took him to the vets, they kept him in and gave him fluids overnight …

Why Does my Liver Shih Tzu have Black Hairs? 
My Shih Tzu is almost 14 weeks old. His nose, pads, and lips are light brown and hazel eyes. His coat is mostly gold with a dark brown mask and some white …

Too Much Protein in Puppy Food? 
I have a 6mth old Shih Tzu who has been on Blue Buffalo Puppy food Life Protection holistic since she was 9 weeks old. Breeders keep telling me 29% protein …

Second Puppy: Which is Best, Male or Female? 
i have a three year old male shih tzu. He's very loving and friendly but my boyfriend and i think he needs a friend so we found out the next litter from …

Ongoing Allergy Problems with My 6-year Old Shih Tzu  
My dog has allergies that I don't know what to do. I have taken him to several vets and everything seems to be a temporary fix. He has fur gone, chews …

Tear Stain Confusion 
Hello. We just adopted our first Shih Tzu (1 1/2 yrs old) and have fallen in love with him. Always had schnauzers before but this one needed a new home …

My Shih tzu Doesn't Like Me -- How Can I Bond with Him? 
Why doesn't my shih tzu love me? He will go hang out with my son all the time. I'm retired and adopted him for me. I try to love on him, but he snorts …

How do I trim my Shih Tzu's eyelashes? 
Question Groomer didn't trim eye lashes. She's five months old and I would like to trim them, they get dirty. Reader's Comments Karen Says …

How to Stop Dog Barking At and Trying to Bite Passersby? 
Question My Bella is a sweet dog until somebody passes by us and also when she sees somebody in the yard or anywhere near the house. How can I correct …

What were Shih Tzus Designed to Do? 
Question I'm working on a presentation about two different breeds and one of them is Shih Tzu. So I need to know what this breed was created for. …

Is She Mad at Us? 
Question Our "baby" is 7 years old. Has always been perfect. Loves everyone, especially us. Comes when called, never messes indoors, never runs away. …

Temperament Change in Old Age 
Question My shih tzu, Oreo, is 10 years old. I've had him since he was a puppy and he has always been a very well behaved dog. He's not a fan of being …

Constant Biting and Scratching 
Question: Emma is a rescue Shih Tzu who is around 5 years old...she is a good dog and will eat just about any food I give her. I have been feeding …

Very Worried - Symptoms of Distemper 
I have a 4 month old shih tzu and she has started shaking her right leg and her head. she also foams at the mouth when she does this. this last for about …

Unanswered Shihtzu Questions - Can You Help? 
My three month old shih tzu, Vida is already getting "busy" on my arm when i play with her. Im thinking to myself, is she doing this because she hasnt …

Why does my Shih Tzu poop in the middle of the night? 
I have a 12 week old shih tzu who is fed three times a day, but poops more than 3 times. His last feed is at 5:30 and will usually eliminate by 8:00. However, …

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