Shih Tzu Products Reviews

by Janice Jones     |Last Updated 07-14-2021

This Shih Tzu Products Review page is dedicated to items that would be of particular benefit for Shih Tzu owners. I have tried every product that is listed on this page, so you can be sure I'm not simply copying and pasting marketing material from the manufacturer.

Why Write a Shih Tzu Products Page?

I thought you might ask.  I get numerous requests for recommendations for various products whether they are grooming, training, or nutritional in nature.  Rather than answer each email with a separate review, I decided to start posting my answers here.  

Naturally that doesn't mean that I won't continue to answer email questions as I have done in the past.  But, when someone asks about a specific product, there is a good chance that others may also be interested.

Shih Tzu Products:  Grooming Aids

Since most Shih Tzu owners spend a decent amount of time grooming their dog, I have placed this category first. By grooming, I'm referring to bathing, brushing, combing, nail clipping, and ear cleaning.  Others who have chosen to groom their dog at home will also find this section helpful

Dog Clippers and Accessories:  A Practical Buying Guide

Dog Clippers are an essential tool for grooming a Shih Tzu or other dogs with long coats that continue to grow.  Are you one of those folks who dreams of saving money each month by grooming your own dog?  It makes sense if you have two or more dogs.  The savings can add up fast.

Shih Tzu Grooming Supplies

Whether you decide to groom your Shih Tzu at home or arrange for professional grooming every 6 to 8 weeks, there are some supplies that you will want to keep on had so that your Shih Tzu always looks their best.  Here is a page devoted on grooming supplies, whether they are brushes and combs, or shampoo and conditioner.

Shih Tzu Grooming Supplies

Grooming Supplies Storage Ideas

While we are on the topic of grooming supplies, it's not a bad idea to decide how you will organize your many little tools.  In this article, I will give you some ideas about how I organize mine and perhaps that will get those creative juices flowing and help you come up with just the perfect storage solution for your growing grooming supplies.

Grooming Supplies Storage

Shih Tzu Brushes and Combs

Shih Tzu Brushes and Combs

With so many Shih Tzu brushes on the market today, how do you decide which ones work best, which ones to use and where, and how much you should spend on your grooming supplies. 

This is part two of a three part series on Shih Tzu Grooming Supplies.  This covers brushes and the recommended combs to purchase for a well groomed Shih Tzu.

Shih Tzu Brushes

Shih Tzu Nail Supplies

Shih Tzu nail supplies should be part of your grooming toolbox. Nails grow fast and even though you plan to use a professional groomer, your Tzu's nails will need to be clipped between sessions.

There is also the possibility that your Shih Tzu could damage or break one of his nails and a clipper or file will often alleviate the costly trip to the vet.  Don't worry, this is a short list and should not break the bank.

Shih Tzu Nail Supplies

Shih Tzu Hair Bows

Shih Tzu is wearing a blue bowShih Tzu Dog Bows

Once, Shih Tzu bows were only seen at dog shows, but that is not the case anymore.  Just like people enjoy purchasing little sweaters, shirts or dresses for their dogs, the completely coordinated Shih Tzu is likely to be adorned with a matching bow.

Beyond the cuteness factor, bows are very practical especially if your Shih Tzu has a long top knot or even if you are just beginning to grow out a top knot. 

Shih Tzu Bows

Shih Tzu Products:  Dog Stuff

Everything that doesn't fit nicely within the categories on this page can be found here

Handcrafted Dog Collars

Handcrafted dog collars, you ask?

What’s wrong with that $2.00 dog collar I picked up from the dollar store?  A collar is a collar is a collar!

My dog never wears a collar. But the collar messes up my dog’s beautiful hairstyle. Those necklaces (I mean collars) never match my dog’s outfit. Is a handcrafted dog collar a good investment for your Shih Tzu?  Find out About Handcrafted Dog Collars.

Poop Bags

I want to dispose of dog poop in an earth friendly way.  Do You?

Now, I know this is not necessarily the most sexy topic to discuss, but we must admit that our Shih Tzu dogs produce waste that needs removing, even if it is not nearly as burdensome as say, a Great Dane's doo.

As dog owners, it is our responsibility to take care of our four-legged baby and that includes pick up after them, rain or shine.

Dog Poop Bags

Supplies for a Shih Tzu Dog

This page is both a recommended supply list and a review of some products that are useful for new Shih Tzu owners.  Puppies, (like human babies) need some items such as bowls, leashes, and toys.  This page lists all the Shih Tzu essentials with links to the various products and my assessment of their value.  Shih Tzu Supplies

Shih Tzu Products Nutritional Supplements

NuVet Plus

Anyone who has met me know how much I love NuVet Plus.  I sprinkle the powder on puppy food and give the wafers to my adult dogs.  Pet buyers also get samples when they purchase a puppy. Find out why I love NuVet Plus.

To order NuVet Plus, use code 24352

Coconut Oil

You have probably heard about cooking and baking with coconut oil, but that is only one of the many different numbers of uses of the product.

Here is a product that has become increasingly popular for uses on the exterior of the body, not limited to just ingestion of it.

There are a countless number of benefits that come from coconut oil. From hair and skin to weight loss and anti-aging, everyone can find a way to benefit from coconut oil.

Shih Tzu Products:  Gifts for Shih Tzu Lovers

For those who love the Shih Tzu breed what better gift than something that reminds you of your favorite breed.  I'm sure I'm not alone in owning a Shih Tzu tee shirt, Shih Tzu socks, Shih Tzu Christmas ornaments, Car Decals and of course, a range of trinkets to decorate my home.  How big is your stash?

If you need some ideas, here is a good place to start.

Shih Tzu Gifts

About Janice

Janice is the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu. Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, she served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu.

When not writing, reading, or researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, her husband, and her family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Small Dog Place and smart knit crocheting.