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Shih Tzu Care- Caring For The Coat

Jan 24, 2008
Various ways or methods was discovered how a Shih Tzu care should be done. Shih Tzu care is not similar compared to caring for other dogs with short coat or hair. It does need regular grooming to prevent their long double coat from tangling.

A Shih Tzu's coat can be classified into two; clipped or full coat. Though you'd rather keep your Shih Tzu's coat clipped short, it is still best if he is used to grooming. A fifteen-minute of daily brushing starting from an early age is enough to make your Shih Tzu get used to grooming. Shih Tzus used in dog shows has floor length coat thus daily grooming with a wire brush is required.

Let's start off with the head! Gently brush the hair away from eyes to avoid eye irritation which may lead to infection or ulceration of your dog's eye. Trimming is suggested if the hair is still falling into the eyes but remember to take extra care when doing the process.

Not only should the hair around the eyes be trimmed but the mouth and the ears as well. Short hair around the area of the mouth prevents food from gathering and prevents ear infections in the ears. After working on the face, it is time to proceed to your dog's neck and then body.

Pay extra attention to your dog's feet and legs. Remember that the nails and the hair between the pads should be kept short. Then lastly, in grooming your dog's bottom area and tail, the hair in his behind should be kept short too for easy potty time. Check this area daily to make sure it is clean and free of excrement.

Totally dry coats should not be brushed to prevent breakage. What you are supposed to do is just dampen the coat and brush it in layers. Using a grooming table makes this activity easy for it prevents you from crouching. A firm non-slip surface with a soft towel is ideal.

Bonding time is when you and your dog are doing things together. Be it a walk in the park or just the usual grooming session, these activities create a lasting friendship. Grooming a Shih Tzu is not an easy task but knowing the basics can lead to you to an enjoyable moment with your dog. You just have to know how to handle him.
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