Daily care is essential to keep your dog healthy and beautiful. Not only does the coat, eyes, ears, teeth and paws need to be carefully cleaned and maintained daily. However, there are some Shih Tzus that hate these measures. To prevent rejection, it is important to develop the habit of accepting these measures from a young age, and here are five points to teach you about the daily grooming of Shih Tzus:

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

How to take care of shih tzu?

Shih Tzu ear care

The ears of Shih Tzu are very delicate. In particular, Shih Tzu ears are covered with long hair, which is poorly ventilated and easily soiled, and should be carefully maintained.

  • 1. To clean the ear canal, gently reach into the dog’s ear with a cotton swab and pliers with skimmed cotton and slowly rotate to clean. Put a little drop of ear wash and rub slightly before cleaning. Note: Do not damage the ear
  • 2. It is also important to clean the ears once a week to increase their ventilation. The hair in the ears needs to be removed. You can apply a little ear powder when cleaning to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
  • 3. Clean your ears weekly by holding a skimmer with ear wash in a pair of pliers.
  • 4. After cleaning, wipe moisture from the ear with a dry ear or sprinkle ear powder to keep the ear canal dry and clean at all times.

Tips

Because Shih Tzu ears are so delicate, it is important to clean them very gently, even if some ear wax is particularly difficult to wipe, and not with excessive force. The pincer utensils should be smooth and free of sharp corners so as not to stab the Shih Tzu when it moves.

Shih Tzu

Daily Grooming Care for Shih Tzus

Shih Tzu eye care

With a dog with large eyes like a Shih Tzu, dust can easily get into the eyes. If there is dust in the eyes. Turn the dog’s head up and put drops in the eye medication. Lift the dog’s eyelid with your finger and put a drop or two in.

If you don’t ask where the tears are wet, you will have tear burn, which is when the hair and skin around the eyes turn red and sag, and the area around the eyes gets wet with tears and needs to be wiped clean with a towel.

Tips

Cleaning a Shih Tzu’s eyes can be a little difficult because at first, Shih Tzus usually put up strong resistance. At this point, try to be careful not to touch your Shih Tzu’s eyes. If you hurt the eye, it can easily cause inflammation.

With gentle movements and some encouragement when putting the eye drops in, the shih tzu will slowly get used to it and not resist so vigorously.

Shih Tzu

Daily Grooming Care for Shih Tzus

Shih Tzu dental care

  • 1. If meal scraps and tartar are neglected, they can easily lead to periodontitis, which in turn can cause internal diseases and damage health. Dental care is essential once or twice a week.
  • 2. Roll a skim cotton or cleaning paper and cloth on your index finger and massage your teeth and gums to clean the stains and carefully wipe the inner teeth. To keep teeth healthy, it is very important to give your dog something hard during the work day to prevent adhesion.

Tips

If an owner notices bad breath in a Shih Tzu, it is necessary to take the dog to the vet for an examination, as bad breath is a very dangerous sign that the dog may have gastrointestinal problems or signs of periodontal disease, which can affect the dog’s appetite and thus pose a health risk if left untreated.

Shih Tzu

Daily Grooming Care for Shih Tzus

Shih Tzu paw care

The toenails of the paws grow curved inward. If left uncut, they may sink into the fleshy ball and cause inflammation. Toenails that are too long make it difficult to walk. Long toenails and long blood vessels at the root. The better the toenail toenail.

When cutting toenails, be careful not to accidentally cut the nerves and blood vessels at the root, and cut at the front where you can see the pink part of the blood vessels. If you accidentally cut deep, you may bleed, then immediately apply a hemostatic powder.

Tips

Shih Tzus have very few nails, so be very careful and get special nail clippers for dogs, or go to a pet store to trim them if the owner is really scared.

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Shih Tzu Daily Grooming Care

Shih Tzu hair care

  • 1. Before cleaning your dog, be sure to comb through the hair to remove any supports and hairballs. After combing with a round head, use a regular comb to comb through. If you find hairballs, use your fingers to carefully untangle them.
  • 2. If you bathe your dog with a hairball, the hair will stick together, one is not clean, and the other is that the shampoo stays in the hairball and does not rinse or blow dry which may cause dermatitis.

Tips

Because Shih Tzu is a long-haired breed, the hair on its face is also long. When cleaning the hair, it can be tied up to keep the face clean. Shih Tzus also have very tender skin, avoid using hard combs.

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