Learn about Shih Tzu Pet Insurance
The Shih Tzu is a very wonderful dog breed, commonly referred to as “Lion Dogs”. It is an affectionate, playful and outgoing dog breed. Perhaps, the Shih Tzu is best described by the American teacher and composer James Mumsford. Mumsford said “nobody knows how the ancient eunuchs managed to mix together: a dash of lion, several teaspoons of rabbit, a couple of ounces of domestic cat, one part court jester, a dash of ballerina, a pinch of old man, a bit of beggar, a teaspoon of monkey, one part baby seal, a dash of teddy bear, and, for the rest, dogs of Tibetan and Chinese origin”.
Mumsford’s panegyric said it all about Shih Tzu, it even touches the origin of the dog breed. As a matter of fact, Shih Tzu is one of the 14 oldest dog breeds in the world today. Archeological evidence proves that the breed was present as early as 8,000 B.C. in China. Some historians believe that Chinese royalty received the dog as a gift from Tibetan monks, yet some others believe that the breed was developed by crossing Pekingnese with Lhasa Apso.
As wonderful as canines in this breed are, they may be prone to certain medical conditions as they grow old, just like any other dog breed. This is why you need to take out Shih Tzu pet insurance. With the right pet insurance, you will be able to provide the best veterinary care to your pet no matter the medical condition.
When taking out Shih Tzu pet insurance, you should make sure that you get the coverage as early as possible. Most Canadian pet insurers do not cover pre-existing conditions. This means that if the pet is diagnosed with any chronic medical condition before the start date of the policy, such condition will be excluded from the policy.
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