Small Neglected Dogs Get Makeovers That Change Their Lives
FaithTap Staff 1/4/2019
Dogs make great pets. They're generally friendly and energetic. They're well-known for their loyalty and protectiveness. They are, after all, called man's best friend. But taking care of a dog isn't easy, especially if the dog requires a lot of upkeep. But if you want to own a dog, you have to take care of it's every need.
Two heavily matted dogs whose skin and fur had seen better days were given second chances when they got makeovers. At first, they looked like they hadn't been taken care of in years, but after the transformation, they were almost unrecognizable!
Two neglected Shih Tzu dogs were brought to the vet, and the attendants were shocked as soon as they walked through the door. They couldn't believe what they were seeing. The two Shih Tzus didn't even look like small toy dogs. They looked like they had been put through the ringer.
One dog was compared to "the Lion King," his fur so matted and huge around his tiny frame. The vets knew they had to do something fast to save the dogs from their condition. Matted fur isn't something to be taken lightly, especially for small dog breeds like the Shih Tzu.
Matted fur can cause discomfort and can even lead to health risks in dogs. Because it traps moisture and dirt, matted fur can lead to bacterial infection. It can cause skin irritation and cause rashes. Clumps of fur near the rectum can trap the dog's waste and cause sickness. Sometimes, matting can be so bad that a dog needs surgery to pull through.
That's why it's important to give your dog a clean haircut every now and then if they have long hair. For these two dogs, things weren't hopeless. The one who liked like a lion had two attendants working on him. They shaved off his fur, which looked heavy as soon as they got everything off. The matted fur looked like cotton from sheep! It even appeared thick enough to be turned into a coat...or a doormat.
Next, "Lion King" was given a bath and was later towel-dried. The other Shih Tzu also had a bad case of matting. His fur was so matted that they were falling away in clumps, leaving his skin irritated and pink. He looked like he had scabs! Both dogs had been restless and continuously panting before they were shaved and bathed.
As soon as their matted fur was shaved off and they were cleaned, the dogs were given a new lease on life. In addition, they no longer panted like they were in the Sahara Desert. They were able to enjoy normal dog activities again without the itchy and heavy feeling of matted fur.
You will be astonished at how these neglected Shih Tzus looked after their unbelievable makeovers.