Chow and Shih Tzu Puppies are prone to parasites and infections. What you need to know
All puppies are typically born with or contract Parasites. The main reason for this is the puppy's underdeveloped immune system and the presence of larve and eggs everywhere. Stress also reduces the puppy's immune system from preventing an "attack" by parasites. The new puppy parent must understand this and be prepared to intervene on the puppy's behalf. Here are some informative videos on the subject of Puppy Parasites.
Worming of dogs
As a new puppy owner, you are responsible for it's overall health and must take steps to protect your puppy. This video will help you do just that.
Giardia and Ear infections (Ear Mites)
Dogs are easily susceptible to Giardia and ear infections, especially when their immune system is under attack. This happens mostly when a puppy is stressed. These videos will help you recognize and deal with these issues.
Urinary Tract Infections
Another problem to watch for are Urinary Tract Infections. These hidden infections can cause serious problems and even death to an infected pet. This video explains symptoms and treatment options. Left untreated, urinary tract infections can lead to Bladder Stones.
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