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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.

Feb 14, 2024

About Shih Tzu Ears: Care, Cleaning, and Preventing Infections: Tips

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Caring about Shih Tzu ears is a three step process that does not need to be time consuming, but can reap benefits to your dog.

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Feb 12, 2024

Feeding Your Shih Tzu: Tips to Help Make Healthy Choices

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Feeding your shih tzu can be more complicated than ever with so many choices. Learn about what it takes to keep your shih tzu health with the right food.

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Feb 12, 2024

Choosing a Healthy Dog Food and Diet for Your Shih Tzu

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Finding the best healthy dog food for your Shih Tzu can be challenging. Here are a few tips that will make that task easier.

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Feb 09, 2024

Addressing Pet Overpopulation: Causes, Solutions, and Taking Action

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Addressing pet overpopulation is a complex issue with many contributing causes. But by understanding the root problems and how we can help is the first step.

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Feb 08, 2024

Can Shih Tzu Eat Bananas?

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Can Shih Tzu eat bananas? Yes, but there are some considerations to keep in mind when offering this tasty treat to your dog.

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Feb 06, 2024

Puppy Development Milestones From Birth Through Adulthood

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Stages of development proceed in an orderly sequence and puppy development milestones can be predicted. Find out how your puppy grows from birth to one year old

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Feb 06, 2024

Why Shih Tzu make Great Emotional Support Animals

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There are at least 8 reasons why Shih Tzu make great emotional support animals. Find out.

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Jan 30, 2024

Living the Shih Tzu Lifestyle: Day-to-Day Life with a Tzu

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The Shih Tzu Lifestyle can be as active or laid back as you like, your Shih Tzu won't care, he just wants to be near you.

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Jan 30, 2024

Navigating Pet Healthcare in the Sunshine State

A messy Shih Tzu dog is having fun on a Florida beach

Are you navigating pet healthcare in the sunshine state? We have tips to make it easier for you and your pet to live and thrive in Florida

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Jan 08, 2024

Worming Puppies: The Ultimate Guide for Parents and Breeders

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Worming puppies is a bit more complex than many make it out to be. Much depends on the types of parasites in your locale and the age of the puppy.

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Jan 08, 2024

Feeding Your Shih Tzu Treats Responsibly

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We all love to feed our Shih Tzu Treats, but when does a good thing go bad? Types, Timing, Quantities

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Jan 08, 2024

Life Span of Shih Tzu: Help Them Expand Their Life Expectancy

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The life span of Shih Tzu dogs, an affectionate, playful companion. Learn what the life expectancy is and how you can ensure your Tzu a long life

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Jan 08, 2024

Grooming a Shih Tzu Puppy: Supplies and Procedures

Grooming a Shih Tzu Puppy yourself can be fun but there is a little learning curve. Tips, Supplies, Methods

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Jan 04, 2024

Shih Tzu Coat Colors: A Comprehensive Guide to Color and Genetics

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Shih Tzu Coat Colors are one trait that make the Shih Tzu Dog unique. Learn about all the different colors and markings, and patterns, found on this breed.

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Dec 20, 2023

10 Best Shih Tzu Haircuts & Styles in 2023

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Here are the best Shih Tzu haircuts and styles in 2022. Which one will you choose for your Shih Tzu dog?

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Nov 25, 2023

Dog Daycare: A Few Things You Need To Know About

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Dog daycare can keep our beloved furbabies occupied, happy, and safe, while providing a great environment to socialize, exercise, and receive proper care.

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Nov 25, 2023

Dog First Aid Kit

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Is your dog first aid kit ready for any emergency? See if you are missing any essential items.

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Nov 13, 2023

How to groom Shih Tzu at home?

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Are you thinking of grooming your furry friend at home? Here's a quick guide on how to groom Shih Tzu. Follow these easy steps and pamper your pet.

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Nov 08, 2023

Handcrafted Dog Collars for Shih Tzu Dogs: A Great Alternative

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Consider handcrafted dog collars if you want something special for your Shih Tzu Dog

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Nov 06, 2023

Femoral Head Ostectomy Surgery in Small Dogs: Personal Story

Ketchikan, a tiny Shih Tzu dog under 5 pounds underwent two FHO surgeries

Femoral Head Ostectomy in small dogs may be a good solution to your dog who is suffering from hip pain and lack of mobility. Learn how one dog's life was changed

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Nov 05, 2023

Steps to Getting a Dog Trainer Certification

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Here is the process you need if you want to get a dog trainer certification, and choosing your area of specialization.including training, networking,

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Oct 28, 2023

Ultimate List of Girl Dog Names for Shih Tzu puppies

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Use our extensive list of popular girl dog names listed in alphabetical order to name your new puppy or dog.

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Oct 24, 2023

How CBD Oil Can Help Your Shih Tzu Suffering from Anxiety

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If you have a Shih Tzu suffering from anxiety, you may want to look into CBD oil as an alternative natural treatment to help with stress, anxiety and fears.

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Oct 13, 2023

Shih Tzu Allergies: Everything You Must Know

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Shih Tzu Allergies Got Your Furbaby Miserable? There is Hope. Learn all about the different types of allergies, how to identify and how each is treated.

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Oct 07, 2023

Shih Tzu Pregnancy: What You Can Expect

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All you need to know about the Shih Tzu pregnancy, signs, development, testing, care up to the time of whelping

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Oct 07, 2023

Shih Tzu Anal Glands: What You Need to Know

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Some Shih Tzu dogs have problems with anal glands. Learn why and what you can do to reduce the pain and help cure the problem.

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Sep 22, 2023

8 Practical Ways to Keep Your Shih Tzu Healthy

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8 Practical Ways to keep your Shih Tzu healthy offers easy suggestions that you can implement today to make your Tzu healthy and happy.

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Sep 22, 2023

Shih Tzu Grooming: Step by Step to Having the Best Looking Dog

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Doing Shih Tzu grooming yourself may seem daunting, but you can learn to groom your Tzu at home using these directions.

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Sep 22, 2023

Shih Tzu Short Haircuts | Benefits of Having Shorter Hairstyle

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Shih Tzu short haircuts can reduce your workload and keep your pet happy, healthy, and well-maintained. Find more about it here.

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Sep 08, 2023

Unlocking the Secrets to Shih Tzu Bliss in the Lone Star State?

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It is possible to achieve Shih Tzu bliss even in the Lone Star State. Living there? Find out what you need to do to care for your Shih Tzu year-round.

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Aug 26, 2023

History of the Shih Tzu from Ancient to Modern Times

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Read about the long and interesting history of the Shih Tzu breed, often cited as being one of the oldest breeds of dogs.

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Jul 24, 2023

Your Shih Tzu, a Social Media Sensation? Tips for Pawsitive Popularity

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Ready to make your Shih Tzu a social media sensation? It's possible and this article will provide you with tips and tricks to create a popular sensation.

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Jul 24, 2023

How to Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs

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Jul 17, 2023

How Long Does a Shih Tzu Live? 8 Factors to Consider

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If considering a puppy, you might be wondering how long does a Shih Tzu live. They enjoy a relatively long life span, but the answer

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Jul 08, 2023

Should You Breed Your Shih Tzu? Hard Questions to Ask Yourself

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If you want to breed your Shih Tzu, first read this. This is the first in a series of articles about breeding, whelping, and raising a litter of Shih Tzu.

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Jul 05, 2023

Shih Tzu Dry Skin Problems: Causes and Remedies

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Your Shih Tzu dry skin problems can wreck havoc and make him misreable, but there are solutions to this common problem

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Jul 05, 2023

How To Play With A Dog Who Doesn't Want to Play?

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Do you have a dog who doesn't want to play? Here are some tips to help your dog find the pleasure in playing with you.

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Jun 26, 2023

What is the Cost of a Shih Tzu Puppy?

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What is the cost of a Shih Tzu Puppy? The answer is that it depends. But what are the factors that make some puppies more expensive than others?

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Jun 26, 2023

Why do Shih Tzus make great companions?

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If you are wondering whether Shih Tzu make good companions, I have good news for you. They do, but read to find out why this is true.

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Jun 14, 2023

Which Essential Oils are Safe for Shih Tzu

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Do you wonder which essential oils are safe to use around or in Shih Tzu dogs? Some are very helpful and others may cause harm. Learn which ones you can trust

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Jun 02, 2023

Shih Tzu Mixed Breeds: Your Guide to Finding One Perfect For You

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Shih Tzu mixed breeds, hybrids or designer dogs make excellent pets. With so many choices, which one is best for you.

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May 12, 2023

Seizures in Small Dogs - What You Need to Know!

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Wittnessing seizures in small dogs can be a scary and stressful experience. But it's important to keep calm, as they aren't all life-threatening

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May 11, 2023

Matted Hair on Your Dog: Making Your Dog Look Great Again

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Matted Hair on your Long Haired Dog Breed: Here are ten tips to remove them easily.

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Apr 20, 2023

Choose the Best Dog Clippers: Reviews and Recomendations

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Before purchasing dog clippers, read these unbiased reviews of some of the most popular products.

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Apr 20, 2023

Brushing a Shih Tzu Coat: Tricks of the Trade

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Brushing a Shih Tzu Coat is not difficult as long as it is done frequently so mats cannot set. Discover some of the tricks of the trade.

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Apr 18, 2023

What Can I do About My Shih Tzu Itchy Skin

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Help for your Shih Tzu Itchy Skin - Tips to reduce the itch and heal the problem for both chronic and acute issues.

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Apr 18, 2023

Improve Indoor Air Quality for Your Dog and Improve Your Pet's Health

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If you improve indoor air quality help keep your dog healthier? Problems associated with poor air quality and things you can do to improve it.

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Apr 18, 2023

Shih Tzu Puppy Weight Chart: Calculate the Adult Size of a Tzu

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Use these handy Shih Tzu Puppy Weight Charts to determine how big your puppy will be when he is full grown. These are estimate figures only.

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Jan 02, 2023

Precious Shih Tzu: At Rainbow Bridge

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A tribute to Precious, a Shih Tzu who has passed on but will always be remembered. Our Precious was a legit family member ... she was beautiful ... white

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