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How much to feed a Shih Tzu puppy?

As more and more dogs enter thousands of households, there are also more novice owners who have a lot of problems in feeding their dogs. Today we will specifically talk about Shih Tzu puppies eating in a day How many meals? How much dog food is appropriate for each time?

The feeding work of Shih Tzu puppies is more important than the feeding work in other periods. Shih Tzu puppies in this period are in the stage of growth and development, so whether the owners can feed them well is related to its growth and development. It has a great relationship. Therefore, in the process of raising Shih Tzu dogs, the owners should pay more attention to Shih Tzu dogs in the puppies period. You’d better observe the management and principles of diet and adopt scientific methods to feed Shih Tzu dogs to ensure that Shih Tzu puppies grow healthier and stronger.

The calories needed for the growth and development of a puppy is twice that of an adult dog. It is said that a dog can live for about one year, and a dog is much shorter than a human. It can be said that a dog’s life is like a condensed life. Dogs develop very fast and can grow into adults within one year to one and a half years after birth. This growth period is very important, and it can even influence the puppy’s life. In order to let the puppy grow up healthily, special attention should be paid to its diet during development.

The Shih Tzu puppies are weaned at about 6 weeks after birth, and they can eat ordinary food in the future, but within the birth month, they should be fed 4 times a day. After weaning to the first month or so, the feeding time should be set at 7 am, 12 am, 5 pm and 10 pm, 4 times a day from the 5th month to the 8th month. It can be in the morning, noon. Feeding the puppies in batches in the evening is necessary. During this time, the amount of food fed to the puppies is about one-third to half that of the adult dogs.

how much to feed a shih tzu puppy

During the months from weaning to 2 months, the food composition of the puppy will determine its lifelong eating habits. If you plan to continue to use special dog food in the future, you must adapt it to the special dog during this time Food taste. If it is planned to be raised as a family meal in the future, the food should be mainly animal protein, and feed more high-calorie foods

When Shih Tzu puppies are born 2 months old, because the teeth and lower jaws are not yet fully developed, the meat should be cut into fine pieces before feeding it. Milk, butter, cheese, etc. are also suitable, but harder bones should not be given first.

From 6 months to 1 year of age after birth, it is approximately equivalent to a person’s teenage years, so a dog can develop into a young dog equivalent to a young person of 18 years old in one year. This period is the most prosperous period for the growth of dogs. The calories in the city are about twice as large as the growth. You can feed more animal protein foods.

What should I do if my Shih Tzu dog is not used to eating hard special dog food?

Most puppies can eat hard special dog food when they are about 2 months old. If the puppies are not used to eating for a while, they can be soaked in boiling water, milk or soup before feeding them.

How to judge whether the feeding amount is appropriate?

The food intake of each dog is not exactly the same. You can feed a little more at the beginning, and then judge whether the feeding amount is too far based on the amount of leftover food. You can slowly increase the feeding amount as the puppies grow up. According to the puppies’ eating status, you should adjust once a week.

How to feed high-calorie meat food?

In order to meet the needs of rapid development during the puppy period, it must eat as much high-calorie food as possible. However, if too much fat is taken in, it is also easy to damage the digestive organs. Therefore, it can be fed after removing the fat from the meat. You can also feed less meat and other fatty foods

These are the aspects that dog sellers should pay special attention to in the process of feeding. Whether the feeding method is correct and whether the Shih Tzu can grow up healthily is also very important. Therefore, the owners should pay more attention when raising them. Owners ought to pay attention to the above scientific feeding methods to raise Shih Tzu puppies, and must do a good job in dietary management and strictly abide by the principles of diet.