What are the best food items for Shih Tzu dogs?

Shih Tzu is the most popular dog breed in the Philippines. That’s easy to understand because they are really cute, adorable, and they know how to charm their way to people’s hearts. As such, it’s best to give them a good quality of life so you can be with your Shih Tzu for a long time. Take care of them by giving them ample time to play and exercise outside.

Best food items for Shih Tzu dogs

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What are the best food items for Shih Tzu dogs?

What’s more, give them food that is appropriate for their needs. Shih Tzu dog breeds need proper nutrition to give them energy for play as well as keep their muscles, coats, and internal body system in good condition.

Here’s what to keep in mind in feeding your Shih Tzu

1. Give your Shih Tzu natural food

As much as possible, avoid processed food that has artificial coloring and additives as this can lead to health issues.

Go for fresh food like meat, fish, and vegetables. If you will go for canned varieties, make sure that the ingredients are safe for your dog.

2. Keep their diet well-balanced

Give your dog a balanced diet of high-quality protein as well as food groups that are high in vitamins and minerals and fiber for good digestion.

Furthermore, give them a variety of both wet and dry food, with amounts leaning more on dry food since this is great for their teeth and for filling them up faster.

3. Provide your Shih Tzu with regular meals

Depending on the age of your Shih Tzu, give them up to three meals a day. Give them the appropriate amount based on their weight (3/4 cups for every 4.5 kilos of weight).

4. Take note of their allergies

Yes, Shih Tzu dogs can have food allergies too. If you find out that your dog has food allergies (check with your veterinarian), you can opt to give them grain-free food varieties.


Those are the quick guidelines on what food items to give your Shih Tzu dog. In the end, what you will give your Shih Tzu pet would have an overall effect on its health so be mindful of what you feed it.