Wellness Natural Pet Food has a small breed puppy dry food that is perfect for you new, little Shih Tzu. It is imperative to begin feeding your pup well from the very beginning. This will ensure they are set up for success throughout their adult life.
This brand of dog food is specially tailored for small breeds, so your dog will get the most out of it. The puppy version has smaller pieces of kibble to more easily eat and digest. It is made with turkey, oatmeal, and salmon and no wheat, corn, soy, meat by-products, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. The very first few ingredients are deboned turkey, chicken meal, salmon meal, oatmeal, ground barley, and ground brown rice. Each of these ingredients uniquely aids your sweet pet’s growth in his first stages of life.
Blue Buffalo also provides a small breed dry food. They claim that it is formulated specifically for small, high-energy pups. Their Small Breed Chicken and Oatmeal Dry Puppy Food is perfect for keeping your new puppy happy and satisfied. Besides chicken and oatmeal as the first ingredients, this food also contains wonderful additions like peas, whole ground barley, egg, whole potatoes, and tomato pomace. These other ingredients are all still within the first line on the list.
While feeding your Shih Tzu puppy the best food possible, it is also important to know how to feed them as well. While your dog is eight to twelve weeks old, you should allow him to feed freely. This means that you constantly leave small amounts of food in his bowl for him to graze as he wants. The reason for doing this is because Shih Tzus are prone to hypoglycemia when they are small. Feeding them frequently throughout the day staves off any large shifts in blood sugar.
After those first initial months with your new dog, begin feeding him three times a day. Be sure to continue feeding your Shih Tzu high-quality food, and follow the directions on the bag as to how many cups he should be getting. If you are unable to be home for the second meal of the day (as many busy Shih Tzu owners are), then invest in a feeder that can dispense food for him while you are gone.