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Indy the Shih Tzu

05/29/2015

This week’s Klip Joint dog of the week is Indy, a black Shih Tzu. Indy is about 11 months old and already understands the importance of regular grooming. Daily brushing and combing is necessary to prevent tangles, as is frequent bathing (as often as once a week).

At about 10 to 12 months of age, the Shih Tzu coat changes from puppy fluff to a silky adult coat. During this stage, you’ll probably think the coat mats faster than you can brush. Don’t give up! This is temporary, lasting for about three months. Once the adult coat comes in fully, brushing gets easier.

The Shih Tzu’s nails should be trimmed monthly, and his ears checked once a week for dirt, redness, or a bad odor that can indicate an infection. Wipe them out weekly with a cotton ball dampened with gentle, pH-balanced ear cleaner to prevent problems.

The Shih Tuz’s face, like a toddler’s, also needs daily attention. He gets dirty after eating, and his eyes tear up readily, so it’s necessary to wipe his face regularly with a soft cloth dampened with warm water. Regular tooth brushing with a soft toothbrush and doggie toothpaste will keep his gums and teeth healthy.

Indy - black Shih Tzu

Indy – Shih Tzu

 

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  1. fredrieka permalink
    05/30/2015 5:06 am

    sweet face

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