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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Question: is there such a thing as a single coated shih tzu?

is there such a thing as a single coated shih tzu?

There sure is…see my link called What’s the difference between Single and Double Coated Shih Tzu?

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A Purebred Shih Tzu Breeder in Beverly Hills FL.
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Whoever Said You Can’t Buy Love…Forgot About Shih Tzu Puppies!

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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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Majors Symptoms. Anaplasmosis from Deer Tick infects ShihTzu.

Major was not eating quite right, picky even in the late afternoon. He is 4 1/2 years old now. It was also almost time for his wellness check and shot update. So I took him in to my Vet now anyhow.

When the Vet looked and checked him over there wasn’t anything wrong until the blood test came in, it showed Anaplasmosis was in his blood test, the blood was sent to a larger lab.

I’d never heard of this type of infection from a deer tick before. I was quite amazed! Knowledge Is Power!

The lab report showed it was not active. This was Wednesday.… On Saturday Major had diarrhea , Sunday & Monday and vomiting 2 times.

We started him on medication right away. He has responded to it right away. This is Friday and Major shows no sign of anything now.The meds for Anaplasmosis are, cerenia 16 mg_____endosorb tab,_____metronidazole 250 mg_____proviable cap._____and bland can food.

One thing odd is I have not seen a tick this year, none on him. Major’s lime vaccine was right and his FrontLine Plus was up to date, so the tick must have bit and dropped off.

Right now he is a happy little love; in need of three more med times and a bath from chasing chippes.

Love Sarah

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Question on AceOfPups – treatment for loss of appetite in shihtzu ?

Can you answer this question?……

treatment for loss of appetite in shihtzu ?

The loss of appetite can vary with the reason why, obviously circumstances that brought it on can be many.
Loss of a human or animal friend can trigger a loss of appetite along with depression.
An internal infection or pain may cause the pup to lose the appetite.
The moods of the pups owner can also attribute to whether the pup eats correctly or at all.
Since there are undetermined factors here, it is difficult to answer this question with one answer for all symptoms.
When in doubt see your veterinarian.

Change of food may be an alternative for awhile. As the pup gets back to a good schedule weening the pup
on a gradual basis can bring them back to a quality dog food to stabalize the eating habits.
Also see…What to do…when you don’t know what to do…

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

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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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To all my Ace Of Pups Shih Tzu readers!

Listen to the little self-nags we all have, topics we would like to cover, answers to questions readers often have concerning the raising of their new pups,
the left-undone post worthy topics buzzing around in your brain.

Have we answered them all? What is nagging you that is yet unfinished, unpublished?

Please leave a comment .

Thank you for all your kind words and referrals too.


Check out more of my Most frequently asked questions or tips and hints at Ace Of
A Purebred Shih Tzu Breeder in Beverly Hills FL.

Want to add some questions for me to comment on?
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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