In 2012 Animal Recuers Had To Cut This Dog's Matted Fur So That She Could Feed Her Puppies

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When the Shih Tzu’s human dropped her off at the shelter, it was obvious she needed help. She hadn’t been groomed, and her fur was long and tangled. But when shelter staff saw the dog, they realized lives could be at risk and called animal rescuers for assistance.

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Some people don’t understand that when you take on a dog, you’re responsible for their care. Some dog breeds have different needs than others, though. For example, long-haired dog breeds need regular grooming to avoid afflicting them with health and hygiene problems.