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What is a good diet for a Shih Tzu?
The Shih Tzu needs a diet that contains 50 percent high-quality protein. This should come from muscle meat, organ meats including heart, liver and kidneys, raw eggs, and some dairy products, such as cottage cheese and yogurt, if your dog can tolerate lactose.
Should I Feed My Shih Tzu wet or dry food?
Many suggest that you should feed dogs dry food because it’s healthier for the teeth and wet food may cause dental issues. However, this has been dispelled as a very common myth. In reality, the texture of your Shih Tzu’s food has little impact on tartar build up.
Can a Shih Tzu overeat?
If a Shih Tzu is inadvertently being fed too little, they will in turn always be hungry. And if they are mistakenly given too much food, they may be overeating simply because it’s there (many dogs will eat what’s given, regardless of actual need).
How many pounds of food should a Shih Tzu eat?
Generally, a puppy should be given an ounce of food per pound of his body weight while an adult Shih Tzu should be given ½ ounce of food per pound of body weight. The reason is very obvious that puppies have a higher activity level and do need more calories for growing. It is important to weigh your dog.
Is rice good for Shih Tzu?
Yes, Shih Tzu can eat rice. If the regular dog food contains rice as one of the main ingredients, a small amount would be sufficient. If your dog loves to eat much, rice will be an ideal choice for it. A few Shih Tzu dogs may experience food allergies and need a more regulated diet.
What should I not feed my Shih Tzu?
Here’s the most dangerous foods for Shih Tzus, followed by things that they eat that are not poisonous as such, but are still bad.
- Onions, garlic, leeks and chives.
- Artificial sweetener (xylitol) in gum and mints.
- Candy and sweets.
- Certain peanut butter brands.
- Corn on the cob.
- Cooked bones.
How often do Shih Tzus poop?
In general, a dog should move their bowels at least once a day. Many will go two or three times a day on the regular. But if you have a dog that is pooping more than three times a day, don’t panic! As long as your dog’s stool is solid, of an even consistency, and doesn’t contain blood, that’s probably normal for them.
What human food can Shih Tzus eat?
Human foods that are safe for dogs include:
- Carrots. Share on Pinterest Some human foods are safe for dogs to eat.
- Apples. Apples provide many important vitamins for dogs, including vitamins A and C.
- White rice.
- Dairy products.
- Peanut butter.
- Plain popcorn.
Is milk good for Shih Tzu?
Most Shih Tzus enjoy drinking milk, but it should be avoided as they can’t digest it properly which leads to diarrhea and loose stools which can lead to dehydration.
Why you shouldn’t get a Shih Tzu?
Many Shih Tzus live a good long life. But unfortunately they can suffer from serious kidney and liver diseases, knee problems, eye diseases, itchy skin allergies, and more.
Is it okay for Shih Tzu to eat rice?
Yes, Shih Tzu can eat rice. You can serve rice to your pet in cooked white or brown rice form. Some of the commercial dog food contains rice as an ingredient. Rice is used as a substitute ingredient to add carbohydrates in dog food.
Where should a Shih Tzu poop?
He will poop behind the sofa, on the welcome mat, and even right on your lap if you let him. It’s not in a Shih Tzu’s natural instinct to know where to poop and where not to – they will need to be trained. You may have noticed that he doesn’t seem to go in his bed area.