From puppyhood to old age, it’s always good to be aware of the common issues and conditions that could occur during your Shih Tzu's life.

With 45 years of pet health experience under our collar, we’re here to help you get your pet the very best care over their entire lifetime. From pup to pensioner, pet insurance is key to keeping your pet healthy and happy. Discover some of the most common health issues we see in Shih Tzus throughout their life.

General information

We’ve analysed our data to see what claims we receive most regularly for Shih Tzus.
Here are some of the key insights:

ear conditions

Skin disease, eye disorders, tumours, ulcers and ear problems are the five most common reasons for Shih Tzu claims.

eye conditions

Shi Tzu claims are around three times more likely to be due to eye problems compared to other dog breeds.

skin disease

Nearly one in nine Shih Tzu claims will be due to skin disease.

Claims by Shih Tzu age

Claims can occur in every breed of dog, at any age!

You might be surprised to know that on average, in 2019, we paid over £6,500 per week in Shih Tzu puppy claims.

In the same year, we paid £2,545,238 in claims for middle-aged and senior Shih Tzus.

Common claim conditions

Here are some of the most common claims we receive for Shih Tzu at each age:


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