Dog Facts

What to Look for When Buying a Shih Tzu and Other Toy Breeds

Adam Conrad is a dad of 5 Shih Tzu pups and the creator of Shih Tzu Expert. His passion for helping people in all aspects of dog care flows through in the coverage he provides about dog health issues like Parvo, CDV (Canine Distemper Virus), pet containment systems, dog grooming tools and techniques, and best food for dogs with specific dietary requirements. In his spare time he is an avid scuba diver and a trail runner. What is considered a toy breed? Dogs that are smaller than 10 kilograms and less than 50 centimetres in height, fall into this category. There are dozens of breeds in this category including the Shih Tzu, Maltese, Jack Russell Terrier, Pomeranian, Pug, Dachshund, and the Bichon Frise, to name a few. Read More…

A Dog for Depression?

Dogs are more than humanity’s best friend. Did you know that certain service dogs can be of great help for people dealing with clinical depression?

Dogs are more than humanity’s best friend – they’re indispensable to our lives.  Working dogs come in all shapes and sizes, doing everything from rescuing hurricane victims to guiding visually challenged people through the streets and comforting kids with cancer.

Did you know that certain service dogs are officially recognised by the medical profession as a support for people dealing with clinical depression? Once a qualified mental health professional has diagnosed a human patient with depression, a dog can be ‘prescribed’ as part of the treatment. Read More…