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304 North Cardinal St.
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
Shih Tzu dogs have very thick coats made up of two layers: A dense outer coat and a soft cottony inner coat. Brushing the outer coat will make the dog look good, but may not get at all the mats. … Larger knots form when a part of the dog’s coat has been neglected for some time.
Leaving the show-style top knot in the hair can lead to damage to the hair, tangles that won’t come out, bald spots, and etc. … If you don’t want to worry about top knots and keeping up with the style of the head hair of your Yorkie every day, there are other options.
To be sure, the Chinese Crested Hairless’ head hair is called a crest, but technically speaking, the term top knot refers to the hair on a dog’s skull, starting from the stop to the dog’s occiput. It’s a tuft of longer hair on the top of the head, and certain the CCH’s crest fits the description.
Tie the hair with a snag-free elastic band so it won’t hurt your Tzu when it’s time to take off the band. Typical sizing for these are 1/4. 3. … If you prefer for your Shih Tzu to have a sleek look, use the snag-free band to tie her hair and pass the band through as many times as it takes until it stays in place.
If the mat isn’t too big or tight, the best way to tackle it is to gently work it apart with your fingers, then comb out the smaller tangles with a brush or metal comb. Using an oil-based detangling spray will help to comb through the fur.
In general, there’s nothing wrong with putting hair clips or hair ties on dogs. They’re not poisenous and the hair will not suddenly fall off. But you should be mindful of the will of your dog and consider possible secondary risks. Your dog might not like the hair clip and scratch it off.
Latex hairbands prevent your dog’s hair from slipping through the elastic without painful pulls or snags. Never remove a ponytail by pulling out the latex hairband. This will cause the latex to pull painfully against your dog’s hair. Instead, remove your dog’s ponytails by snipping the hairbands with nail scissors.
The teddy bear cut is a Poodle or Doodle cut in which the hair is kept at about 1-2 inches long at all parts of the dog’s body, including the face. Traditional Poodle cuts have the face shaved closely to the skin. If shaved, the face looks more serious, regal and show-dog like.
The frequency of grooming visits varies depending on the size of your shih tzu and their unique coat. However, a good rule of thumb is once a month or every six weeks.
Any dog that needs a regular trim for maintenance, like a Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu, Pomeranian, or an Afghan Hound, is on the list for a summer cut as well. Of course, in their cases, they need fresh trims pretty frequentlyand summer is no exception.
Matting is most common in areas where there’s friction around your dog’s ears, near the collar and between legs. Because dogs shed hair, matting also happens when old hair is not properly brushed away. This is why grooming your dog regularly is so important.
Depending how badly matted the dog is then you will need to either cut the area with scissors or get yourself a dematting comb or rake and work the knots out if they are not too bad. If the dog is matted all over, as in the picture then the only option is to shave the dog using a very short clipper blade.
Brushing a Shih Tzu’s hair Ideally you should comb it daily, but we know this takes time. Brush a Shih Tzu’s hair every other day for an average of 3-4 times per week. Regular brushing will not only keep the Shih Tzu’s long hair soft, well-groomed and tangle-free, it will also remove dead hair.
Dematting of severely matted dogs is inhumane and not a service that we will offer. If it can’t be humanely saved, it should be removed. The good news is that hair grows back! In the meantime, your dog will be much more comfortable with mats removed, and his skin will have proper airflow to begin healing.
Detangling spray isn’t necessary for all pups, but it can be a helpful component of your dog-grooming toolbox if your pooch has long, thick, or easily tangled hair. Dog detangler spray acts as a sort of leave-in conditioner. They help to soften your dog’s hair, loosen knots, and make the hair a little slicker.
Regular brushing will help to remove dirt, dandruff, dead hair and other unwanted debris. Brushing will also encourage your dog’s skin to produce natural oils in their fur that are vital for healthy skin and a good looking coat.
Open a pair of scissors and hold your hair tight with your other hand. Run the bottom blade of the scissors along the underside of the mat, then gently tug at your hair to remove loose strands. Use a wide-toothed comb until the severe mats and tangles have been straightened out.
Simply put, matting is painful for your dog. Even mild matting can cause your pet pain, stress and discomfort. And brushing out established matts involves a process of pulling live hair out of the skin as healthy hair has become enveloped by matts and clumps.
Oil makes the hair smoother and softer, making the unmatting process a bit easier. To use coconut oil to unmat fur, warm some coconut oil to a liquid (but not hot!) state and gently massage it into your dog’s fur and skin. Use your fingers to try and loosen or remove mats while you massage the oil into your dog’s fur.