The Shih Tzu is a head turner and is becoming very popular across the country now. 'Awww' - Isn't that how everyone react when they see a Shih Tzu? One of the most ancient breeds, it is believed to be bred by the Tibetan Lamas to resemble a miniature lion. This adorable and irresistible looking breed is affectionate, mischievous, lively, friendly, sporty, and trusting towards most people. They are solely bred to be companions and house pets. Usually, they have a docile temperament, which makes them wonderful family pets and a good fit for homes with children. But don’t be fooled by what appears to be effortless cuteness. The Shih Tzu is a very high maintenance breed when it comes to grooming. They need regular grooming, which means you need to be prepared to put in a lot of time and effort. Apart from daily grooming at home, you will also need professional help from time to time.
Here at Petagascar Pet Spa, we specialize in styling Shih Tzus. In fact, some days are just Shih Tzu days at the salon. We have also started with Asian fusion haircuts at our new state of the art set up in bandra west. This would be the best option for pet parents who prefer short hair over the breed style long and glam look, which is not very easy to manage. Having said that, all Shih Tzus, regardless of the size of their coat, will need daily grooming and here are some tips and a list of tools and products to help you with that.
BRUSH AND COMB
Brushing is the most important part to maintain long and luxurious coat of a Shih Tzu. You will need a slicker brush and a metal comb. A slicker brush is mainly helpful to work out mats and tangles. It also collects loose and clears out the dirt. A metal comb is equally important to check for tiny mats after brushing and to comb the face area, especially around the eyes. You need to do a thorough brushing at least once a day. A Shih Tzu’s coat can be very prone to matting and tangles, if not brushed daily. One trick that Shih Tzu owners should take advantage of is Corn starch. It helps to clean hair and can make it dry faster.
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