Shih Tzu: New owner-need help

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Shih Tzu: New owner-need help

Post by Javier F. Descal » Sat, 22 Oct 1994 12:26:36



I have a 16 week old male Shih Tzu named Snarf in an apartment in Maryland.
He is a wonderfull puppy.  I used to take him to work (painting) everyday
so he was handled by someone new every day.  Now he is ultra-friendly.

Does anyone know if there is an FAQ file for this breed?  Could you
Email it to me or tell me where to find it?

Snarf's hair is getting pretty long.  Could someone recommend a could
(and inexpensive) groomer in the washington D.C. area?

One of the biggest problems I have with Snarf is that when I take him hiking\
he routinely comes home with upwards of ten ticks.  On such a long haired
pooch, it is a nightmare to find them and get them off.  My wife is allergic
to flea/tick collars.  Does anyone know of a good alternative way to keep ticks
from climbing onboard short of shaving?  

I'd appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance,
Javier Descalzi

 
 
 

Shih Tzu: New owner-need help

Post by Veronika Berglu » Tue, 25 Oct 1994 17:30:52



(Javier F. Descalzi) says:
Quote:

>Does anyone know if there is an FAQ file for this breed?  Could you
>Email it to me or tell me where to find it?

I think someone (Michelle?) is putting on together, but I'm not
sure.

Quote:
>Snarf's hair is getting pretty long.  Could someone recommend a could
>(and inexpensive) groomer in the washington D.C. area?

Why don't you want to groom him yourself? It's very easy if you do
it often and start now before his puppy coat starts to tangle.
An alternative is to keep him short-cut. Easy maintenance..

Quote:
>keep ticks from climbing onboard short of shaving?  

I don't think shaving would help, ticks would still be able to
climb aboard. There are sprays and creams here that act as repellants
and kill vermin (the creme/fluid makes the *** dangerous to ticks
and fleas I think). I haven't tried them very often as we don't have
much of that here (by now the frost should've taken care of 'em :-)
but a vet should be able to help you.

Veronika

PS. To the one that's putting together a Shih Tzu faq (I'm sorry
but I've confused all names again) - do let me know if you need
any help/assistance!!