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Shih Tzu's Health Insurance

Shih Tzu’s are one of the oldest and smaller breeds of dogs and are known for making great companion pets. They originate from China and can also come under the name of Tibetan Lion Dog; this is due to them first being bred to resemble the look of a traditional Chinese lion. They were also originally bred for the Chinese royalty which is why some people say they have a show-off and slight arrogance to their nature but not a lot of people agree with this. They mostly are sweet, loyal, playful and loving to their owners, they don’t need that much energy due to only being small and they love to sit on their owners laps.

Shih Tzu’s as a breed do tend to have some health issues, with a number of them being hereditary, these include; Portosystemic stunt, this is when blood misses the liver and shunts are formed normally around the outside of the liver and can happen from as early as 6 months old. Symptoms include seizures, failure to gain weight and treatment is normally surgery.

Some Shih Tzu’s can suffer from breathing problems due to having short muzzles, which is also means they don’t cope well heat above 24oC. They also need to be watched sometimes when drinking due to the water going up their noses and causing them trouble to breathe. You should also regularly check their eyes for mucus as they are known for suffering from it; using bottled water to clean their eyes is a useful tip as it doesn’t contain chlorine which tends to be a big cause for the mucus.

In general Shih Tzu’s are happy and healthy dogs that tend to live between 10 – 16 years old they enjoy living closely with their owners who they will form a great friendship with, even though they aren’t a dog that is likely to run off, it is useful to have an insurance behind them, a lifelong cover is usually a good one to have because you have the confidence that it is always there just in case!

Shih Tzu's Pet Insurance

Insurer Policy Name Max Vets Fees Claim Basis Annual Policy Per Condition Life Long Online Discount Multi Pet More Info
Complete £15000 Per Year Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long N/A 15% Get Quotes
Fixed For Life £7000 Per Condition Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long N/A 15% Get Quotes
Moneyback £7000 Per Year Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long N/A 15% Get Quotes
Pre-Existing £7000 Per Condition Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long N/A 15% Get Quotes
Regular £7000 Per Year Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long N/A 15% Get Quotes
Select Plus £5000 Per Policy Year Not an annual policy Not an Per Condition Life Long 20% off when you buy online (new customers for 1st year only, may be withdrawn at any time). Pet Insurance provided by Allianz Insurance plc. N/A Get Quotes
Insurance £12000 Per Year Not an annual policy Not an Per Condition Life Long 20% 5% Get Quotes
£7000 Per Year Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long 15% N/A Get Quotes
Essential £3000 Per Condition Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long 15% 5% Get Quotes
Premier £7000 Per Condition Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long 15% 5% Get Quotes
Standard £4000 Per Condition Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long 15% 5% Get Quotes
Insurance £10000 Per Year Not an annual policy Not an Per Condition Life Long N/A N/A Get Quotes