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Hip displasia help

Just learnt that my darling pup (4 months old) has bilateral grade 2 HD. As devastated as I am in discovering this, I’m more confused with the mountains of information that is available online. I dunno where to even start looking for how to help the pup live with this condition. Any help would be much appreciated from you guys!

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2024/02/29
11:12 UTC

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Papi sits like this...what about yours?

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2024/02/29
09:52 UTC

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Leap Year baby 🫶

Happy barkday to my leap year babyyy! 🤎

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2024/02/29
09:26 UTC

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Why Shih Tzu puppies are more than a pet?

Why?

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2024/02/29
09:15 UTC

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Baby Lila

She had her 1st birthday last feb 7, but she's still my little baby

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2024/02/29
08:20 UTC

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Floating head

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2024/02/29
08:10 UTC

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Help! Dog won’t eat her food

What’s a good dry dog food that your tzu actually finds appealing? I’ve tried so many brands. Granted , this is partially my fault because I can’t resist giving her human food from time to time and now I feel she’s lost all appetite for her dry food, yet I want her to get her nutrients and she’s been looking slightly thin lately . Right now she has Canidae which she hates , but also I’ve tried

CoreWellness Merricks Rachel Ray Instinct And more!!! She doesn’t eat it anymore. Just waits for me eating my meals and begs for bites, and since I know she hasn’t eaten all day I feel worried that she’s hungry and give her part of my meal…it’s a vicious cycle…

I’ve tried adding bits of egg/Mayo/olive oil to her food, but she basically just picks around it and only eats the eggs, licks the Mayo etc

Someone send me an amazon link to a dry food that your dog loves ♥️

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2024/02/29
05:34 UTC

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Stunning Lola

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2024/02/29
05:17 UTC

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He's a bit of a weirdo

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2024/02/29
04:42 UTC

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Luxating Patella and ACL tear

So my Molly injured her right rear leg several days ago (not sure how) and we took her to the vet to get checked out as she was limping pretty bad. They are saying her patella is popping out and she has a slight ACL tear. She is scheduled for surgery to get this fixed.

For those whose babies have had the same problem/surgery, how did they do afterwards? What was the recovery time and did they ever get back to “normal”.

My little girl loves her walks and she has been known to walk 3-4 miles without me having to carry her.

Hate that she is hurting.

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2024/02/29
04:01 UTC

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Say CHEESE!! 🧀

Anyone else’s tzu have an underbite that only comes out sometimes?? 😁

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2024/02/29
02:36 UTC

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Transitioning Winter Coat to Puppy Cut

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2024/02/29
02:26 UTC

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Hi Everyone! Roxie’s moment of respite from the donut/cone. Send positive vibes!

Roxie got spayed yesterday. Cannot stress how helpful the cone alternatives (donut plus surgery suit) have been. She’s gained some of the pep in her step today!

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2024/02/29
02:22 UTC

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Advice on biting?

Hi, my Shih Tzu is around 5 months old and won’t stop biting me. She sometimes nips at others in the family when she’s playing but she bites down HARD when it comes to me. My hands are covered in bite marks. She is technically my dog (all though she is actually a family dog) 95% of all responsibilities for her are on me including feeding, changing her pads, bathing, exercising, brushing, and putting a ponytail in her hair to let her see. She has been really good since o got her and only bit/nipped when she was playing really hard and got overexcited, but the last week she has been biting super hard and has even tried jumping up and biting my neck. I’m not hurting her and I’ve never (no one in my house as well) been mean or aggressive towards her. This behavior is completely out of the blue and there’s nothing I can think of that would cause it. I can’t clean up her ‘business’ without her trying to bite my hand off, I can’t bath or clean her without being covered in bite marks, I can’t brush her without her drawing my blood. Other than this she’s an absolute angel, If anyone has any advice to get her to stop biting me that’d be great.

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2024/02/29
01:52 UTC

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Rice

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2024/02/28
00:59 UTC

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Lump on throat

My Charlie (8.5 YO, F, Spayed) has a lump on her throat. About the size of a golf ball. Other symptoms: lethargic, depressed, not eating, hardly drinking, fever, overall not herself.

We syringe water and I'm cooking chicken and rice for her which she'll eat. She's been to the vet twice. Once (Saturday morning) for other symptoms listed above and today for the lump we discovered. The mass will be treated as an infected abscess for now and will biopsy for cancer next week if necessary. We will do anything in our power to make sure she's healthy.

I'm not looking for diagnosis, as I know a vet will guide us the right direction. Just want to share and hope to get some similar experiences from other fellow Shih Tzu parents.

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2024/02/29
00:03 UTC

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Daisy learned to stick her tongue out and now she won’t put it back in

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2024/02/28
21:46 UTC

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🎉

Celebrating her 1st gotcha day + belated 13th birthday!

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2024/02/28
20:20 UTC

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My special girls birthday!

5 Years old today!!!

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2024/02/28
20:05 UTC

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Sock Thief?

This dog finds every wayward sock that has ever gone missing and brings them to me. She doesn’t chew them. I believe they are gifts. 🎁

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2024/02/28
19:38 UTC

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Ying and Yang

Our two shichons cuddles up on mamas blanket while she’s at work❤️

6 Comments
2024/02/28
17:33 UTC

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