my shih-tzu has the typical 'fluffy' face, undercoat,and parts of his legs
. His his hair on his body isn't 'fluffy' it's straight and very thin in spotsso thin I can see his skin. I have had his thyroid checked out and it was ok I give him 'blue buffalo' food. I've had this breed before and I've never had one with straight and thin hair. Any suggestions??
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Sometimes he does like to chew on one or another front paw
. But, that's occasionally
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Shih-tzu and he's about 1 1/2
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Shih-tzu?
Customer: When I first Recued him the vet said that he had a 2 degree skin infection due to a very severe flea problem . We don't know where he came from but he was in pretty bad shape. Vet Gave him anti-biotics and special shampoo. Skin improved as the 'scabs fell of during his bath. That was about a yr. ago. His hair on his back, sides, upper thighs is very straight and thin. His face, chest, underbelly, lower legs are the typical 'fluffy' shih-tzu hair
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.