A repost. CARE for your Shih Tzu toenails.

Here are photos of a 2 year old female pup returned to me for hopeful Re-Homing due to an unfortunate personal loss by Ali’s owners.

During the last weeks of her life, Ali lay on the bed by one of the owner’s side, and did not leave until she passed away. Ali brought comfort and love to her during the last days of her life and to her husband during this extremely upsetting time. Afterwards, and when personal circumstances forced her to be brought back to me, I didn’t chastise or scold him for the condition of the pup, as I’m sure there were other things on their mind at the time.

However I did choose to share this with you. I hope, in spite of any circumstance, your pup is being treated with all the love and care it deserves.

Ali had 4-5″ mats throughout her coat including her legs, face, paw pads, and even her private areas. I had no other solution but to shave her. This was tedious and uncomfortable for this darling angel. Her nails on all four paws are twisted sideways as they are curled and very long.

Moral of the story I suppose would be to ask you if something happens in your life and you cannot care for your pup … please telephone me and we can arrange a new home for your pup rather than letting the pup endure this disheartening situation. In Ali’s case, she has found a wonderful new home and will bring happiness to another family.

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