Do not Leave Your Shih Tzu Exposed to the Elements

shih Tzu exposed to the elements

Shih Tzu’s need warm, safe shelter. Therefore, do not leave your Shih Tzu exposed to the elements. If you would like to get a Shih Tzu, here are some things to remember:

1. Shih Tzu’s cannot live outside. Because of their short noses and heavy coats, hot and humid weather can be dangerous to them.

A Shih Tzu that is exposed to the sun all day or even in the shade where the humidity soars is in serious danger of heatstroke.

2. Shih Tzu’s should not be exposed to cold weather. Although the Shih Tzu’s ancestors came from the frigid and snowy climate of the Tibetan mountains, they’re still vulnerable to the cold.

It’s because the Shih Tzu’s back then were a lot larger and heartier than today’s Shih Tzu. If you must keep your dog outside, please provide him or her with a doghouse that can provide warmth on cold days and nights.

Do not leave them at the mercy of the elements. Like all dogs, the Shih Tzu will enjoy a short excursion into the snow on a beautiful winter day. But as soon as you bring your dog inside, dry him or her off thoroughly.

Furthermore, after a romp in the snow your Shih Tzu will not mind a little stay in front of the fireplace to get warm and to do some cuddling. Please, allow your Shih Tzu exposed to the elements.

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