Aruba’s new name is Wicket…star war fans.

Aruba has a new home in Naples Florida with the Fraine family!
And a new name too! Her new name is Wicket…star war fans.
Linda picked her out from the website and it was love at first sight too!

Aruba is a Rainbow and Maverick girl.
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A reminder about your email address.

If you have sent me an email and I have not responded, it could be that I haven’t been able to reply due to a typo in your email address.
So, if you haven’t heard back from me within 24 hour, please check the address and try again or telephone me. I want to help you with your inquiry. Thanks so much for your interest in my pups!

Whoever Said You Can’t Buy Love…
Forgot About Shih Tzu Puppies!

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Question: Why is my 8 week old ShihTzu is shaking?

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my 8 week old shih tzu is shaking?

More likely you possibly mean trembling…..this could be simply an uneasy feeling the pup is experiencing…OR…
it could mean the pup is about to go into a hypoglycemic attack.

Your puppie medicine cabinet is important to have stocked with necessary items for such happenings.
Nutrical is a vitamin paste that comes in a tube, (idon’t buy the one for puppy, it is too runny) buy the one that says for dog on it.
Squeeze a finger tip full into the pups mouth. For either situation, the uneasiness or the onslaught of the hypoglycemic attack.
Nutrical stabilizes their little systems. It is paramount to have this on hand.
Be watchful and call your veterinarian and explain these symptoms and get their advice as well.

“For more information on this topic, check out this article,

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Question: What causes my pup to make gagging noises?

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What causes my pup to make gagging noises?

Well, the first thought that comes to mind is Kennel Cough. Kennel Cough is like our common cold…
it could get worse,or it may clear up without any complications….
BUT, just like our common cold, it has to take it’s course which is between 10 and 21 days.
So please take your pet to the veterinarian and let them prescribe an antibiotic, usually Clavamox.
The second thing that comes to mind is gagging on their food and or the stuffing out of a toy….
so many guesses….so of course I’ll make the suggestion to take your pup to a veterinarian.

Really, you want to be observant of your pups actions and play time, in order to help you with those
nagging thoughts of “now what’ll I do”.
Getting to know your veterinarian will be easier on the wallet if you can simply make the call and
ask questions and ask what remedies are available for the situation your pup may be experiencing.

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Nutricial Questions on Ace Of Pups.

nutri cal for shih tzu puppies? what is it for?

why is my shih tzu always itchy?

does nutri cal cause itching?

Nutrical is a vitamin supplement to help puppies thru those first stages of change and the added stress on their systems.
I have never, ever, ever, head of Nutrical causing itching. That is not the culprit, I assure you!

Stress and changes of any sort can cause a pups anxiety level to heighten to levels that can cause a hypoglycemic attack.
I personally believe a tube of the Nutrical for dogs, (not puppies – too runny) should be a part of your puppie medicine cabinet supplies.

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Question sent in – what to do when ur shihpoo has balls of fur under his stomach?

what to do when your shih poo has balls of fur under his stomach?

Those furry balls are called “matting” on a Shih Poo or a Shih Tzu.
I prefer to keep the belly shaved. (Or short about 1/4′) All done… furry matting eliminated!
So much nicer for the lil pup so they don’t have to be irritated by the mat anymore.
That goes for under the arm pits and between the crotch too.

“For more information on this topic, check out this and this article,”

Check out more of my Concepts, Most frequently asked questions, also FYI and tips and hints at Ace Of
A Purebred Shih Tzu Breeder in Beverly Hills FL.
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Please email your questions to me and I’ll be happy to respond.
Whoever Said You Can’t Buy Love…Forgot About Shih Tzu Puppies!

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Question on Why is my shih tzu always itchy?

Itching and Scratching…..What’s That All About?

You’ve checked for the obvious such as fleas or a rash and found nothing. Right?
Ok, let’s look at some hidden scenarios….dry skin, dandruff, allergies.
Sorry, I can’t diagnose those allergies, that’s for the veterinarian to determine…and they have remedies!!! …Really!

The dry skin and the dandruff truly can be erased with Nutro Ultra Puppy dry dog food!!

I learned that by experience. The coat glistens after 2 weeks on this dog food and there is no more dandruff and no more dry skin and
guess what else….No More Scratching!! The Omega Oils in Nutro Ultra Puppy are the ingredients that make the skin and coat so healthy!

Shall I use that phrase, try it, you’ll like it?

Also see this article.

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ShihTzu questions answered by Jannie on

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  1. puppy giardia with itching bum.  more knowledge on Giardia?

  2. can my 6 week old shih tzu pup catch fleas?

  3. puppies second set of shots in Florida.?

  4. do shih poos have dew claws?

  5. are girl shih tzu’s more docile?…

    Proper Training can make any breed more docile.  All ShihTzu are docile when raised proper and gentle.


    While I do highly recommend you visit your veterinarian for most ailments,
    studying your pup will help you get to know their nuances and you can probably handle a lot of their minor ailments yourself.
    You will gain more experience by listening to your vet as he explains remedies during your regular visits.

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Identifying the signs of sickness in a dog.

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Tell me about your ShihTzu! and your pets.

Tell me about your ShihTzu!
I cannot even imagine not having a pet. How do you clean up the crumbs on your carpet?
Who eats your centipedes?
What do you use all your paper towels and lint brushes for?
Who makes you feel better when you’re sad or sick?

Spouses are fine, but cats are furry, and ShihTzu just want to be loved and petted!!

So that’s the direction we’re headed in today. Furry spouses. No. I mean ShihTzu pets. I wanna talk ShihTzu. Simply out of curiosity.
I want to know if you have a pet or not and if you do, I want to know what kind of pet you have.
Not that I’m looking for inspiration. I have enough pets. I do not need another pet. This house is too small and my energy too low. NO MORE PETS. ……But let me tell you about the Bell’s ShihTzu family.

Codie is 5 1/2 years old now, (in the back), in front Mini-3 years, Drummer-4 years, Tramp- 5 1/2 years, Our ShihTz family!

Codie is 5 1/2 years old now, (in the back), in front Mini-3 years, Drummer-4 years, Tramp- 5 1/2 years, Our ShihTzu family!

Cody is the largest of our four ShihTzu puppies.  She has a dense double coat which we keep cut fairly short and loves running an jumping in the snow… and just running anywhere!  She has a lovable disposition (like most ShihTzu) and loves to have you lay on the ground and play with her and her toys.  In the evening Codie brings us her favorite toy for this day and starts the play games. Soon the others join in. She is the leader of the pack, although sometimes Drummer thinks he is and they have to sort it out.  She has a very noble appearance with her slight underbite and holds her head high.

Tramp is Codie’s brother and about half her size.  He seems to be the serious one of the pack.  Tramp has a double coat like his sister and it is also kept short. Tramp likes to sit like a stuffed teddy bear and looks like one when he sits that way. He doesn’t like to play in the snow as much as Cody, he walks in her foot prints and hates to get his feet wet.  Walking on dew covered grass is definitely something to avoid!  Eating Hosta’s is becoming one of his traits we are trying to squelch in the bud, but Drummer taught him well and it will be a chore.

Drummer is the water boy in this pack…He was walking along the edge of our small backyard pond yesterday while some friends were here. We were all sitting around the pond, just talking and watching Drum walking on the edge and Mini drinking from her spot on one end of the water.   Then, Drum leaned over a little to far and slipped into the pond!  Boy was he surprised when he couldn’t touch the bottom, although the pond is less than a foot deep in that area!  He swam over to the Island area and stood there looking quite miffed!  He then ran back and forth trying to figure out a way off the island and back to the “mainland”. Eventually he squeezed between the FeatherStone fountain and the Maple tree and got out.  He ran right over to us, long hair dripping, and stared at us. Dad got a towel and wrapped him up. He soon fell asleep exhausted from his harrowing experience.

Drummer’s coat feels more like human hair than any ShihTzu we have petted. He is a happy go lucky boy, and runs like a stallion too.

Mini is the smallest and youngest of the group.  She has long fine hair which sweeps the ground wherever she goes… and picks up every leaf and other piece of trash that’s lying around.  Mini is a real lover and loves giving kisses.  She is also our early storm warning system.  Before we hear anything she knows the thunder is coming and thunder is her enemy!  We wrap her tightly in her “blanky” and hug her tight until the danger passes.  She repays us with big licks and by making a sound that kinda reminds you of a pig snorting… how lovable is that!  She comes to us when she is ready to take her afternoon nap on our shoulder while nuzzling our neck. Mini loves it so much. So cute as she tries to ask up to pick her up with those big sleepy eyes!

Now if you’ll excuse me it’s time to for me to turn in and do a little bit of bedtime reading before the pups alert me as to a raccoon getting into the birdseed feeders again!

Dianne…(Jannie’s sister)…and this site’s caretaker!
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