• Breed Spotlight: The Shih Tzu | Winslow Animal Hospital Dog & Cat

    26 days ago - By Winslow Animal Hospital

    History
    Like the Pekingnese , this little dog enjoyed the good life as a pampered palace pooch. In fact, it has been suggested that the Shih Tzu was bred from Pekingnese mixture. Like their royal human companions, the Shih Tzu stayed behind palace walls - never seeing the outside world. However, in the 1930s these little dogs made their way west. In 1969, the Shih Tzu was an American Kennel Club breed. They are still one of the most popular toy dog breeds to date.
    Personality
    These are some of the most affectionate dogs that you will find with bigger then life personalities. They are great...
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  • 5 Tips for Adjusting Your New Puppy | Winslow Animal Hospital Dog & Cat

    5 Tips for Adjusting Your New Puppy | Winslow Animal Hospital Dog & Cat

    26 days ago - By Winslow Animal Hospital

    Did you know that much of your puppy's personality develops by 16 weeks? Here are some tips to get your puppy adjusted so fears and aggression don't become part of that adorable puppy.
    1. Be Hands On
    We mean this quite literally. It is very important to handle your new puppy. Hold them, pet them, give them a lot of love. Of course, it is important to remember to not be forceful. Just hold them gently and put them down when they are ready. It is just important for them to get used to and comfortable with your touch so you can clip nails, brush teeth, and clean ears in the future. Reward...
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