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SHIPPING

If you are having your shih tzu shipped you are responsible for all shipping charges, (i.e.: airfare, insurance on the shih tzu, health certificate, and crate).  This usually costs about $150.00.  Once the shih tzu is taken to the airport and leaves the ground, Cute Shih Tzu is no longer responsible.  Please contact the airline.  The purchase price and any other expenses must be paid in full before the shih tzu will be shipped.

Professional Pet Nanny - approximate cost $250.00.

We don't allow third party people to pick up your shih tzu.

Exception/Prof. Pet Nanny or Prof. Pet Transportation Service. 

Airports we use:

Quad City International Airport, Moline IL. (MLI)

ONE YEAR PUPPY HEALTH GUARANTEE

Our 1 year puppy health guarantee starts when you pick up your shih tzu.  It protects you the new puppy owner if your puppy would have a hereditary defect that would result in death of puppy or if the quality of life is affected that the puppy will need to be euthanized before the age of one year.  A full refund of the purchase price will be given no later than 60 days from the determination date by a non bias veterinarian and a final report from the examining veterinarian is received by Cute Shih Tzu for this one year guarantee to hold up.  Cute Shih tzu/breeder will not be responsible for any medical costs occurred by puppy owner.

IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION

Umbilical (belly button) hernias are common in the shih tzu and are not considered a health problem as long as the opening is small, with only a fat pad (no intestines) protruding, it will likely close by itself as the puppy matures (usually by 6 months of age).  If at the time of spay/neuter and the umbilical hernia still exists, then a minor surgical repair to the area will resolve the hernia.  As with the slightly pinched nostrils caused by teething or genetics, many veterinarians unfamiliar with the breed are much too quick to recommend surgery.  It is recommended the puppy be allowed to mature before making a decision if surgery is needed. 

(18 months of age is when the shih tzu is considered full grown/mature.)

Should the shih tzu develop a major communicable disease i.e.: distemper, parvovirus within seven (7) days from the date of pick up from Cute Shih Tzu, then you must notify us immediately and we will provide instructions for refund or replacement of the shih tzu, provided written proof from a licensed veterinarian is present.  Cost of return trip or shipment is not the responsibility of Cute Shih Tzu.

 
NUTRITION & FOOD

Our puppies begin "Life's Abundance dog food" when starting dry food because of the healthy benefits it provides.  Life's Abundance Premium Healthy Food is a holistic dog food with no wheat, corn, soy or by-products.  Please note: Providing a higher nutritious valued food, helps to support the whole dog & prevents fewer vet bills, and promotes longer life.  We believe it is crucial for your puppy to continue Life's Abundance dog food and Life's Abundance Nutritional System through their lifetime.  The Agility Supplement can be started when the puppy is 6 months old.