Tips For Healthy Shih Tzu Eyes

The Shih Tzu eyes are just so gorgeous! However, they need special care.

If you have a Shih Tzu, or one of the other small dog breeds, you want to pay attention to how their eyes look. These dogs can be susceptible to eye problems. You can avoid many of these eye problems by making sure to take care of your Shih Tzu’s eyes with daily care.

We ran across these great tips and tricks from Miracle Shih Tzu that will help you take good care of your Shih Tzu’s eyes:

Do you know everything you need to know about Shih Tzu Eyes?  If not, you’re not alone and in fact when I adopted my first Shih Tzu I didn’t have a clue. shih tzu eyecare But that was 40 years ago, and I’ve learned a thing or two about Shih Tzu eyes that I’d like to share with you.

Many people fall in love with the Shih Tzu because of their large, dark soulful eyes.  A great deal of care will be needed over the course of his lifetime to keep those gorgeous eyes healthy.  One of the most important things you can do for your Shih Tzu puppy is to make eye care a priority and part of your daily routine.

The Shih Tzu eyes are prone to infection, injury, and disease, but unless your puppy has inherited a known ocular disease, many problems can be avoided.  Most eye problems can be prevented through scrupulous attention.  Unlike brushing and bathing, eye care is easy and quick, but should be done daily.

About Shih Tzu Eyes:  First Learn to Observe

Before cleaning, take a quick look at your Shih Tzu’s eyes.  A little extra light, such as a flashlight and perhaps a magnifying glass can help you determine if something just does not look right.  Suspect your Shih Tzu puppy has a problem if they are:

  •      Pawing at their face
  •      Rubbing their face on the floor or other object
  •      Blinking repeatedly
  •      Squinting or not opening the eye completely
  •      Eyes closed
  •      Avoiding light
  •      Obvious mucous on or around the eyes
  •      Excessive tearing
  •      Hairs growing very near the eye or hairs touching the cornea
  •      Redness around the whites of the eyes
  •      Cloudy pupil
  •      A visible third eyelid
  •      A foreign object or blood coming from the eye:  STOP  Call your vet as this is an emergency

You can read more at Miracle Shih Tzu

Source: Miracle Shih Tzu

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