6 health problems which are common among Shi Tzu


2. Patellar Luxation

Patellar Luxation

This is a term that is used to describe problems with the kneecap of a Shi Tzu. Sometimes, in a Shih Tzu, the kneecap might slip out of place and cause an immense amount of pain. If you see your pet limping around while walking, walking on three legs, or simply lifting their hurt leg up to you, it might be wise to take them to the vet. The vet will prescribe medication and rest to prevent the leg from being deformed.

3. Eye problems

Eye problems

There are a number of eye problems that can affect your Shih Tzu. It includes proptosis where the eyeball gets dislodged from the eye socket; there’s Harderian gland prolapse where the gland in the eyelid swells up. There’s also keratitis, distichiasis, ectopic cilia, retinal atrophy and many such other problems. While some of these diseases are prevalent in the early years, there are some which might occur when they turn old. The only solution is to take them to the vet to ensure they don’t lose their vision.

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