As a loving Shih Tzu owner, probably one of your favorite things about your pet is how he or she looks. No one can deny that tiny Shih Tzus with their flat faces and long, flowing hair are absolutely adorable. However, did you know that one of the cutest things about a Shih Tzu can also lead to a hidden danger you might not have known about? That's right - the Shih Tzu's short, flat nose makes this breed more susceptible to overheating and heat stroke. This is a serious condition that could be fatal to your beloved pet. To avoid overheating, there are a few easy tips you can take note of to keep your pet healthy, happy and comfortable, even on the hottest days!