YOUR BEAUTIFUL SHIH TZU DOG IS DRIVING YOU CRAZY SCRATCHING AND DIGGING.
YOUR CUTE LITTLE SHIH TZU PUPPY IS FRANTICALLY SCRATCHING, CHEWING ON FEET AND WHIMPERING.
Going crazy with all the shih tzu scratching and itching, just can't figure it out, nothing has changed with bathing products, but all of a sudden your SHIH TZU DOG or SHIH TZU PUPPY is in sheer misery with e intense itching and scratching. You try some new shampoo, powder, etc. but nothing seems to relieve the itch.
Well, rest easy, it is not the end of the world. Your shih tzu dog or SHIH TZU PUPPY has probably picked up a mite from the grass outside. In late summer and fall, grass and other vegetation can become infested with tiny mites, that can attach themself to dogs, cats and other animals, including humans. They cause intense itching, and usually cannot be seen on the animal. They are also called "walking mites" "walking dandruff" as well as the clinical name of Cheyletiella mite. If the infestation on your shih tzu dog becomes heavy, it will appear as dandruff. Skin can become irritated, and lesions can appear from the intense scratching and chewing.
Nows the time to seek help from your veterinarian, mites will not disappear, they are a parasite and live and reproduce on our shih tzu pets as well as cats and other small animals.
It is strongly suggested that you be extremely careful when treating small shih tzu dogs and young SHIH TZU PUPPIES, as they can be very sensitive to treatments, and can have allergic reaction to some products.
This page is being added to my site for educational purposes only, and in no way is intended to be veterinarian advice. Diagnosis and treatment should be done only upon advise of your veterinarian.
For more information on mites, go to keyword: Walking mite or Walking Dandruff.
Page added: September 15, 2004