Some Shih Tzu Food Information

Shih Tzu Food daily nutritional requirements can be provided in many ways.

Here is some important information that you will need to know about the food that you feed your Shih Tzu. Dogs are classified as carnivores just like all the other members of the canine family.

The Shih Tzu food is made up of seven nutrient groups. All the seven nutrient groups are essential so that your dog can have a proper growth and metabolism.

What makes up the seven groups?

  • They are carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Minerals
  • Proteins
  • Trace elements
  • Vitamins
  • And Water

It is very important that your dog gets these and they are in the correct proportion.

There are several factors that depend on the type and quantity of nutrients that your dog needs. The factors that will influence the quantity and quality are growth rates, exercise, rate of metabolism, age and other environmental factors that you’re Shih Tzu will require. As your dog gets older his/her requirements of nutrition will change.

At all times you must make sure that your dog has healthy foods. There is Shih Tzu food that is formulated especially for your dog. There is commercial food at your local stores or you can check with your vet for more information.

Make sure the dog food has the essential nutrients in a variety; at the same time you’re meeting your dogs energy level.

The commercial dog good that is offered has many advantages over making meals from scratch. By picking a high quality and well-balanced food you are providing your dog with all the nutritional and energy needs that it will need.

Some people think that because you pick a top quality dog food that you love your pet more or if you cook its meal[s] from scratch, this is not true.

What you want to do is to provide your dog with high quality dog food to maintain your dog’s health and longevity. Check with your vet if you are not sure what type of dog food to get.

One thing to think about is if you prepare your Shih Tzu food from scratch, it can be time consuming, but at the same time you may be taking a risk. You may leave out some of the nutrients that are important; there could be Shih Tzu Health Problems in future because of this.

The Shih Tzu’s capacity and size determines the amount of food that he or she should consume in a day. Dog food has a label that will provide you a guideline. Most people that have inside dogs will keep food and water down for them at all times.

However, a breeder may only feed them in the morning and/or evening. To help with the Shih Tzu’s health make sure that you give him or her the same amount of food each day.

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