Why does my shih tzu smell even after a bath?
Secondly, Shih Tzus can have diseases that cause their eyes to tear, which will also contribute to the build-up.
If the hair around your dog's eyes stays wet, bacteria can also build up and it may begin to smell.
If your dog smells profusely, they may have backed up anal glands that need releasing.
Apply similar rules to your dogs: Wait 30 minutes after a walk to feed them and at least an hour after feeding to walk them.
dogs who exercise before or after eating can develop bloat.
Mostly a problem with large breed dogs, bloat is a digestive problem that causes the stomach to blow up like a balloon.
If your dog is drinking excessively (polydipsia) it is possibly because he is losing excess amounts of water for any of a number of reasons.
While a number of diseases result in excess water intake and urine output, the most common of these diseases include kidney failure, diabetes mellitus and Cushing's disease.
According to this report, the total first-year cost of owning a dog is $1,270 and for a cat it's $1,070.
As you can see, having a pet can cost you over $1,000 in the first year, and well over $500 each additional year.
Depending on the food you buy and sudden medical expenses, the costs could be much higher.
Dogs also lick because they like the taste of an owner's salty skin and out of habit.
Mostly, with domestic Dogs, it's a sign of affection.
Licking releases pleasurable endorphins which gives Dogs a feeling of comfort and pleasure — like the feeling people get when they are biting their nails — it relieves stress.
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