Brushing and Combing Shih Tzu Coat

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Brushing and Combing Shih Tzu Coat

Brushing a Shih Tzu Puppy Coat

Without regular brushing and combing, any Shih Tzu’s coat will form tangles and mats, which feel uncomfortable for your dog, but even worse, they can trap dirt and moisture, providing bacteria with the perfect place to thrive. To keep your Shih Tzu’s coat clean, healthy, and tangle-free, brush and comb through it once each day.

Follow these steps for brushing and combing shih tzu coat, whether your shih tzu has a long or a short coat:

Spray with coat conditioner. Never brush a dry coat! Always start with a good dousing of coat conditioner before you brush. To avoid breaking the hair, spray down the coat every time you brush with coat conditioner. This process protects the hair shaft and keeps the hair lubricated and soft.

Brush from the bottom. Brush down your Shih Tzu’s legs and work through hair from the end upward.

Now, Brush the rear end by lifting the tail.

Remove the tangles from the tail from the end upward, working tangles out from the bottom up. Work from head to toe with a pin brush or slicker brush.

Brush along the back and around the mane (the neck area).

Brush the head and ears.

Comb through.

Switch to your steel comb and comb through the entire coat, head to toe, combing all the way down to the skin and working out any tangles that didn’t come out with the brush.

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