Start grooming your Shih Tzu right away to get them used to the grooming process — because Shih Tzus need regular grooming! The combination of their tangly hair, big eyes, and shortened face can cause serious problems if you don’t stay on top of the grooming. Here’s everything you need to know about grooming your Shih Tzu: how often to do it, pro vs DIY grooming costs, tools that make dog grooming easier, and Shih Tzu grooming issues you need to know about: tear staining, shedding, eye infections, and ear infections.
Worried about the health of your dogs' eyes? Wondering if dogs see color? YES! Are dogs color blind? NO! Here you'll find everything you need to know about your dogs' eyes including how to care for them and what they can and cannot see.
A Shih Tzu has big eyes and a shortened face. These 2 things that make a Shih Tzu puppy adorable can also lead to health problems for Shih Tzus. Their bulging eyes are especially prone to eye diseases and infections. Here’s how to clean Shih Tzu eyes, signs of Shih Tzu eye problems, and how to remove Shih Tzu tear stains.
Can dogs see color? YES! Are dogs color blind? NO! However, since dogs see color differently from the way we humans see color, it’s important to consider dog color vision whenever you’re buying dog toys. The best color for dog toys is blue or yellow. The dog toy color to avoid is red, orange or green.
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Just about every day you’ll see a car going down the road with a dog’s head sticking out of the window. My dogs do it too. With all the bugs, dirt, and debris flying through the air, imagine the damage if your poor dog should get hit in the eye by something. Doggie sunglasses (or doggie goggles) can be quite useful when it comes to protecting your dog’s eyes! Here’s what you need to know.
Suddenly our dog refused to walk down stairs in our home. They are solid wood, not carpeted. Before this, he went up & down the steps fine. My DIY solution.
Have you ever wondered if your dog is actually watching TV with you? The fact is dog eyesight is different from human eyesight, so dogs see images on television differently than we do.
It’s amazing how many dog & people similarities really do exist. That’s right, for many of the things that we do as humans, there’s an equivalent behavior in the dog world. Here are lots of interesting similarities between dogs and people.
This video shows how to check your dog’s vital signs — gum color, temperature, and heartbeat — in order to determine whether you have a sick dog on your hands or not. Did you know that you may be able to get a vet’s diagnosis over the phone?
Yes, dog sunscreen is a must — because dogs get sunburns too! Also important: dog sunsuits, limiting your dog’s time out in the sun, how short you cut your dog’s fur, and doggie eyewear like goggles: Doggles.
A well-socialized dog will be much more relaxed in the world and less likely to have unwanted behaviors. Socializing your dog — as a puppy — is definitely a win-win for both you and your dog!
Our aging dog is still in reasonably good health and not suffering from many aches and pains, but his navigational skills have been reduced to what he can smell. With doggie cataracts and acute hearing loss that has eliminated most of our ability to communicate with him, he still seems to get around the house with little trouble.
Dogs are just as likely to suffer from allergies as people are. A dog’s immune system reacts much like a human’s immune system does. Here’s what to look for to help you determine if your dog is suffering from allergies or not. If so, you’ll want to get your dog to the vet immediately.
Dogs can have allergies just like a person can. In fact, many dogs have many of the exact same allergies as people do. Here’s what to look for and how to treat dog food allergies, dog skin allergies, dog flea allergies, and dog inhalant allergies.
We actually call it ‘being shy’ but you would probably impress your friends better if you called it playing ‘peek-a-boo’ or something cute. This dog trick simply involves rewarding your dog for putting his paw on his nose. Here’s how we taught our dog to play peek-a-boo on command.
These dogs are too sexy for their sunglasses. Our dogs have given us the pleasure of propping a pair of our sunglasses over their eyes on occasion — at least long enough to snap these quick photos. Enjoy!
With eye contact, all things are possible! Once you’ve trained your dog to stare at you adoringly whenever you call his name, then ALL forms of training will become much easier. Here’s how I taught my dogs to look at me on command…