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Breed of the Month: Shih-Tzu

The Shi-Tzu is one of the cutest breeds of canine royalty. Historically bred to be companions for royalty, this adorable species is one of the most common favourites for growing families. They are generally great with kids and other pets and have a love for cuddling and all around fun family time. While every breed needs a certain level of attention and exercise, these little guys tend to be lower energy and make for a great pet in smaller homes. Their long silky coats require some maintenance, brushing and regular baths will keep your little lion’s mane in perfect health.

Shih-Tzu – (Toy Breed)

  • Average Weight: 9-16 lbs.
  • Average Life Span: 10-18 years
  • General Colours: Shades/mixes of grey, white, black, tan (gold)
  • Activity Level: Low to medium

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Last updated: December 14, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, and more! If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
- Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Aurora Animal Clinic