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Shih Tzus are toy breeds which require a moderate amount of calories to avoid gaining excessive weight. At PetsWorld, we offer you a wholesome diet exclusively designed by Shih Tzus to keep them in top physical shape.
A balanced diet is ideal for a Shih Tzu which helps in keeping a healthy weight in them. As Shih Tzus are quite exposed to dental problems, it is vital that their food contains an adequate proportion of minerals like Calcium. Phosphorus and Magnesium. Protein content of at least 50% is recommended for Shih Tzus as it maintains good muscle mass and strength in them. Moreover, Shih Tzus are a breed that has high energy levels, hence it is also suggested that a decent amount of carbohydrate be present in their diet.
We at PetsWorld offer the best diet for Shih Tzus of all life stages. For puppy Shih Tzus we have foods like Royal Canin Mini Puppy, Royal Canin Mini Junior, Farmina N&D Low Grain Chicken Puppy Mini etc which are highly delicious too. Adult Shih Tzus can benefit from foods like Royal Canin Shih Tzu Adult, Arden Grange Adult Dog Prestige, Orijen Adult Dog etc which nourishes them in the highest order.
Keeping good joint health in senior Shih Tzus is important as they are often vulnerable to Osteoarthirits. A diet rich in essential fatty acids keeps strong bones and joints in mature Shih Tzus. Foods like Orijen Senior Dog Food, Hills Science Adult 7+, Fidele Light and Senior Adult Dog Food serve best for ageing Shih Tzus.
Puppy Shih Tzu’s should be given an ounce of food per pound of his body weight while adult Shih Tzu’s require ½ ounce of food per body weight. The reason for this being a puppy’s relatively high activity level and nutritional demand for growth. Regarding the frequency of meals, a puppy Shih Tzu should be given four meals a day for the first six months. After that, two meals per day would be ideal.
Below are some of the human foods that are safe for Shih-Tzus to eat:
Yes, they can, but remember that they should be given boiled eggs only. Giving them raw eggs can decrease the absorption of biotin, leading to skin and coat problems in them.
Shih-Tzus are alert and lively dogs who have this habit of excessive barking. The owner can rectify this behaviour by proper training and socialization of Shih Tzus from puppyhood itself. Still, their barking tendency makes them excellent watchdogs who shall alert you on seeing something suspicious.
Shih Tzus are a breed who require regular bathing and grooming. Due to their thick fur, they need to be brushed 2-3 times a week with a top-quality slicker brush. You can bathe them once every two weeks to keep their skin and hair healthy.
On average, a Shih-Tzu lives for 13 years and longer if you take him to the vets regularly. Being a small breed dog is the reason why this breed has a relatively long lifespan.