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Grooming Guide - How to Remove a Tick
  • 21.05.2024
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Can Flea and Tick Medicine Be Made at Home? Fleas and ticks are a headache for pet owners. The first thing we do in the fight against fleas and ticks is to run to the nearest veterinary clinic. Your doctor will calculate the environmental factors of your cat or dog and recommend you the most appropriate medicine for flea and tick control. External parasite medications, which are generally quite expensive, will keep your cat and dog healthy. The cat is a very good host for fleas. But while cats scratch themselves with their nails, they do not allow ticks to stick to their bodies. Dogs are quite unlucky in this regard. Dogs are frequently infested with fleas and ticks. Dogs, especially those without precautions, attract fleas and ticks after almost every outing. Prepare Tick and Flea Medicine at Home You can benefit from the power of nature to remove fleas and ticks from your home and your pet. We will make products that have a repelling, paralyzing and lethal effect on fleas and ticks, made with ingredients easily found in recipes. Although these recipes are never medicine, they are natural and herbal solutions. These recipes can be applied directly to cats and dogs, and are also effective at home. According to usage patterns; Flea and tick shampoos Flea and tick drops We can classify them as flea and tick repellent sprays. Homemade Shampoos and Sprays to Repel and Kill Fleas You can even use homemade dog shampoo to fight fleas. The trick is to add lavender essential oil, which is thought to be a natural antiparasitic and antibacterial. It's important to remember that not all essential oils are safe for dogs or other pets. Some dogs have severe toxicity and immune-mediated reactions after exposure to certain essential oils. Recipe : Combine 1 quart of water, 1 cup of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar, and 1 cup of dog shampoo. Use this mixture to bathe your dog once or twice a month. Vinegar kills fleas and ticks on contact and can prevent future infestations.

Hiding treats, keeping busy
  • 02.05.2024
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Solutions to Possessive Aggression of Dogs Who Don't Like Sharing Dog aggression is a serious problem for dog owners and a common reason why dogs are called pet behavior experts. When a dog acts aggressively towards people or other animals who approach valuable objects, this behavior is described as possessive aggression. Why Do Some Dogs Show Possessive Aggression? Possessive aggression in dogs is a natural behavior that stems from the instinct to respond to a perceived threat. Although it is a useful, necessary behavior in the wild, it has no place in your home and needs to be managed before it becomes a serious problem. Common causes of possessive aggression in dogs: Acquired behavior: Some puppies learn resource guarding behavior from their mothers or littermates. Even puppies just a few weeks old have been observed growling over food bowls. Arrival of a rival: A single dog in your home may never show signs of possessive aggression. But if you adopt another dog, fights may suddenly break out over toys, bowls, or territory. Shelter dog syndrome: It is not uncommon for dogs that stay in an animal shelter for a long time to develop a problem with possessive aggression. This may be because they view other shelter dogs as competition for limited resources. How to Stop Possessive Aggression? If the sign your dog exhibits is growling, make sure you deal with the growling properly. The worst thing you can do is force your dog to give up the item he is guarding. You could get injured and your dog won't learn anything. Instead, teach your dog to trust you with his treasures. It's better to find a way to convince your dog that giving up the item means it will be a good thing.

Non-Stop Playing - Day 41 - Puppies Journey
  • 02.05.2024
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These puppies have unlimited energy when it comes to play time!

Cute Sleeping Shih Tzu ❤️
  • 25.04.2024
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Dog Breeds That Sleep the Most Breed and race characteristics may cause some of our friends to be more sleepy than others. Although there is an organic connection between sleep and large breed dogs, small breed dogs can also love sleep. King Charles Spaniel: Although every dog breed needs daily exercise to have a healthy body and psychology, the situation is slightly different for some. King Charles Spaniel dogs, which won our hearts with their playful behavior and cuteness, also attract attention with their sleepy characteristics. Resting on your lap and taking a nap are among the activities they enjoy. Miniature Pinscher: Although Miniature Pinschers are generally considered to be very energetic, the truth is that they love to nap. The laps of their beloved owners are their favorite sleeping places. English Bulldog: The English Bulldog breed, which has a distinct reputation for the amount of time they spend sleeping and their snoring, is among the dog breeds that sleep the most. This breed, which is prone to respiratory problems due to its flat nose and is also prone to joint problems, can make the life of those who are looking for a calm companion. Mastiff: Mastiff dogs are also very fond of sleeping. Even though they give the impression that they do not have the strength to move with their huge bodies, these dogs have a surprising energy when they are active and they also give full credit to sleep. Pug: Pugs, which are among the most popular breeds with their big eyes and cute appearance, are also among the breeds that adapt best to families with children. It is also known that although they cannot sit still when their energy is high, they tend to fall asleep.

How Much Should a Shih Tzu Puppy Eat?
  • 25.04.2024
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There are many factors to consider when choosing food for a Shih Tzu: its age, lifestyle, activity level, physiological state, and health, including possible diseases or sensitivities. Food provides energy to meet the dog's vital functions and a complete nutritional formula should have a well-adjusted balance of nutrients to prevent any deficiency or excess that could have a negative impact on it. Clean, fresh water should always be available to support your Shih Tzu's urinary health. Bring water with you for your dog's frequent water breaks in hot weather, especially when exercising outside. The following recommendations are for healthy animals. If your dog has health problems, consult your veterinarian; Your veterinarian will prescribe a special veterinary diet. A puppy Shih Tzu's energy, protein, mineral and vitamin requirements are much greater than those of an adult dog. Puppies need energy and nutrients to grow and develop, as well as to maintain body functions. The immune system of puppy Shih Tzus develops gradually until they are 10 months old. An antioxidant blend that also includes vitamin E; It can help support immune systems through this process of major changes, discoveries, and new encounters. Their digestive function also differs from that of an adult Shih Tzu: their digestive system is not yet mature so it is important to provide highly digestible proteins that can be used efficiently. Prebiotics, such as fructo-oligosaccharides, help balance the intestinal flora, supporting digestive health and ensuring good stool quality. Similarly, a puppy's teeth (baby teeth first, then permanent teeth) are an important factor to consider when choosing kibble size, shape and texture. Nutrients such as Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA-DHA), vitamin A and borage oil are necessary to maintain skin health. This intense growth phase also means high energy needs, so the food must have a high energy content (expressed in Kcal/100 g of food). Concentrations of other nutrients will also be higher than normal in a food specially formulated to support growth. Until 6 months of age, it is recommended to divide the daily amount of food into three meals, then switch to two meals a day. It is important to avoid feeding your Shih Tzu human food or fatty snacks throughout his life. Instead, reward him with portions of kibble and strictly follow the feeding guidelines on the package to help maintain a healthy weight.

Most fascinating! Puppy wagging his tail after getting his first fur.
  • 21.04.2024
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How to Clean Dog Hair? Taking care of our pet friends is one of our responsibilities towards them. This care applies not only to toilet cleaning but also to self-care. Care such as cutting their nails, combing their fur, cleaning their burrs, if any, brushing their teeth and so on are maintenance that should be done without interruption. It is especially important to comb the dog every day. In some cases, morning and evening combing may be required for long-haired breeds. Dogs with thin hair are more likely to experience hair matting. If thin-haired dogs are not combed regularly, their hair will become clumpy and matting will occur. This matting may cause the skin not to breathe over time and cause some skin problems. In other words, a seemingly simple scanning process is actually very important for skin and skin health. In order for your skin to breathe, it needs to be cleaned of dead hair regularly. In this way, the breathing skin provides a healthy skin and causes the hair to grow thicker and more beautiful. At this point, of course, when it comes to combing, the first thing that comes to mind is the shed hair. It is true that it is a very troublesome situation, especially for those who have feather allergies or are very sensitive about dog hair. However, as we always say, every detail should be considered thoroughly before adopting a dog; Even a simple feather problem is included! It may be a little easier to remove hair at home, after all, we have a vacuum cleaner at our disposal. However, when it comes to feathers in the car, it can be a little more complicated. There are dog covers for car trips so you can protect the seats with these covers. Those that can be removed and washed and are stain-resistant are also easy to use. However, if there is no cover and your car is full of your little friend's fur, there is no choice but to resort to some methods. If you cannot have your car professionally washed, the following methods may be useful to you. 1 - Lint roller! Dog hair collectors always save the day and are a wonderful savior. Especially if there was a last-minute show of affection while going out and you were covered in hair, you can easily get rid of the hair with these cleaning devices. You can use the same thing in the car. It can be used multiple times after removing the adhesive paper. The lint roller is also one of the most effective answers to the question of how to clean dog hair from clothes. 2 - Dog grooming gloves! You may have heard of gloves that are used to collect dead hair while loving dogs. These gloves can also remove hair from the car. It can be an effective solution especially for hairs stuck to the seats. However, of course, you should not forget to wash it thoroughly afterwards. 3 - Duct tape! Let's say you don't have any of the equipment or products we recommended above. Then we can go for a more natural solution; Duct tape. The sticky surface of the duct tape will be enough to collect the hair accumulated in the car. 4 - Dish gloves! Yes, another alternative method is dishwashing gloves. The plastic parts of dishwashing gloves can attract hair. In this way, although it cannot remove the hair stuck very deep, it will be enough to collect the hair accumulated on the surface. 5 - Damp cloth! Let's continue to give suggestions with products at home. A damp cloth may also be sufficient to remove dog hair. If you use the damp cloth with light circular movements, you will see the hair on the seats come off. A damp cloth is also one of the effective ways to clean accumulated hair. 6 - Pull, pull! If products such as damp cloth, lint roller, gloves and similar products do not work, then it may be necessary to consider it from a broader perspective. You can use a squeegee to remove hair from the floor of the vehicle. You can easily clean the hair on the floor thanks to the squeegee, which is one of the first products that come to mind when it comes to cleaning materials. 7 - Toothbrush! A toothbrush is also the most ideal for the hair that accumulates between the armpits or in minimal areas. You can clean every inch of your car with an unused toothbrush. In this way, you will get rid of the dirt accumulated at the bottom as well as the areas where there is hair.

shih tzu tibets First steps on stairs
  • 20.04.2024
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Dogs and Fear of Stairs Is your dog afraid of stairs? Some dogs may be afraid of going up and down stairs. Reason for Fear of Climbing Stairs Most dogs who are afraid of stairs develop the fear due to a lack of “early exposure.” For example, if you live in a single-story house, it is possible that your dog will not see stairs until later in life. Of course, this habit may be challenging for the dog in the future when it encounters the opposite situation. Remember, your best friend's life is based entirely on habits. In some cases, a dog may develop a fear of stairs from a traumatic experience. For example, a dog that falls down the stairs may be left with a phobia of climbing stairs. Overcoming the Fear of Climbing Up and Down Stairs Most of the time, a dog's fear of stairs is easy to overcome. The following tips can help you navigate the process: Make sure there is nothing on the stairs that your dog could trip over or fall over. Therefore, if your dog falls, gets injured or gets scared, it can cause a major disruption in your training. Distract your scared dog. Rather than forcing your dog up and down the stairs, you can try tricking him into going up or down by distracting him a bit. Pat your hands on your legs, talk to your dog in a happy tone, and give him plenty of attention. Take one step up and then back as Happy continues talking. Next time, go up a few steps and come back. This way, you can have your dog follow you up and down a few steps without even realizing it. If you manage to get the dog up the stairs, be sure to give plenty of praise and some treats. Gradually try to persuade your dog a little more each time. A tall staircase can sometimes be too much for your dog to handle. If his fear is mild, I pick him up and help him take his first step. Wave a few treats in front of his nose and pull him down a notch. Again, use lots of positive reinforcement to encourage him. Once he feels comfortable with one step, move him up one more time and lure him down with treats. This way, you should be able to gradually get your dog comfortable navigating the stairs. You can follow the same steps above to teach your dog to climb stairs. Start by giving him treats while he's under the stairs. Then, throw in a few treats in the bottom step. Once he feels comfortable receiving these treats, take the next step and throw in some treats. Gradually try to get your dog to climb the stairs to get the food. Before you know it, your dog will be navigating the stairs like a pro! Remember to be patient with your dog. Depending on his level of fear, it may take some time for him to become comfortable on the stairs. Work in short, upbeat training sessions. If your dog seems overwhelmed, irritable, bored or stressed, it's time to end the session. Always try to end on a positive note. If you find that your dog's phobia is too intense to handle, it's a good idea to seek help from a dog trainer or behaviorist. You can ask your veterinarian for recommendations to help you find the right specialist.

Unlimited laugh with Murphy and Chick II A vlog that will make you smile
  • 19.04.2024
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Murphy is very smart and understands everything, but he can't talk like us. Who could be this sweet?

Buddy the Shih Tzu thinks he's a Cat
  • 18.04.2024
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Hard to catch my Buddy on video doing "The Creep" but I got Him!

game enjoyment (shichon puppies)
  • 16.04.2024
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game enjoyment

Derpy shih tzu doing smart tricks
  • 14.04.2024
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Cooper is a derpy-looking shih tzu who likes to do unusual tricks! In this video he does a selection of "smart" tricks, including: putting shapes in a shape sorter, sorting cotton reels by color, and counting pieces of kibble.

A cute shih tzu puppy who doesn't like to take a bath, got his hair cut for the first time!✂️
  • 13.04.2024
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6 Ways to Get Your Dog Used to the Bathroom Is your dog afraid or hating the bath? To make your baby love bath time, you can make him/her like it and get used to it by doing small exercises in 3-5 minute sessions. 6 ways to get your dog used to the bath: Place him where he will take a bath, without turning on the water at first. First of all, make him love this area. Running water can be scary for some dogs. Place a non-slip bath mat on the floor to prevent slipping. Slipping makes dogs nervous and anxious. Put the leash on and ask someone to help you. Give him small rewards in the bath. Gently comb him while he's handling his treat. Repeat these items until your dog calms down in the bath, do not rush. Once he is comfortable in the bath, introduce him to water. Instead of running water, fill a bowl with warm water and start by gently wetting their paws. Gradually extend the duration of these actions and increase the water density. Once he is well accustomed to the above, he will be ready for a bath.

Bell's Shichon, Shihtzu Bichon Puppies,
  • 12.04.2024
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Playday for Bell's shichon, Teddybear, Shihtzu Bichon mix puppies.

Giving our six Shih Tzu puppies their first bath
  • 07.04.2024
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When to bathe the puppy? First bath! The first bath for puppies should be when they are at least two months old. It is not recommended to bathe a puppy before 8 weeks of age. They cannot balance their body temperature and get cold quickly. For this reason, you should wipe your puppy with a damp cloth instead of bathing him for a few months. It's important to give your puppy a bath when he needs it. However, you should avoid bathing them too frequently, as bathing them can strip away their natural oils and undermine their ability to groom themselves. Be sure to bathe your puppy once a year or less often and only when necessary. You can use damp cloths and dry bath products to help clean your pup between baths. When you bathe your puppy for the first time, be sure to prepare all your supplies before bathing. Use dog shampoo, not human shampoo, and prepare rubber mats or towels to prevent your pup from getting tangled in the tub. Be sure to use warm water to prevent your skin from burning. You also need to make sure that water does not go down the puppy's ears. Avoid shampooing your puppy's eyes, mouth, ears or other sensitive areas. Be sure to rinse thoroughly after the bath and dry your puppy with a towel to prevent dryness. Some puppies don't like hair dryers, so be prepared to wait a little longer before using them. You may also want to use a squeaky toy or a treat to distract your dog while bathing. Bath time is a fun time to bond with your dog. Start slowly and work up to a full bath. Be patient and gentle, and always remember to praise your pup for a job well done. Make sure you always give snacks and lots of love while bathing.