I regularly assess/re-evaluate products that I use, especially regarding anything that I feed or administer to our puppies. At this time, I use Nutro Ultra dry puppy food for the puppies.
We soften kibble by soaking it in warm water and we will occasionally use a limited amount of canned food in addition to the kibble while puppies are teething. Our adults are on a kibble-only diet.
Puppies should have access to water at all times and they should have access to food at all times.
Seek the advice of your veterinarian regarding changes in diet and recommended feeding information. Toy breeds are susceptible to hypoglycemia and due to having small stomachs, as adults, they require a few small meals a day.
Allow me to stress this once more...kibble should be available to puppy at all times. It is possible for puppies to experience a change in appetite for the first few days after arriving at their new homes. A teaspoon or two of canned food can be provided to spur puppy's appetite, reducing the chance of hypoglycemia. The teething stage can also cause changes in eating habits as it can be uncomfortable for them to eat kibble. It may be appropriate to provide a teaspoon of wet food a few times a day while puppies are teething. We suggest softening the dry kibble by soaking it in warm water (and pour off the water) before setting it out for puppy.
Homemade dog treats are so much healthier for your dog than store bought treats. Here's a site with some creative, easy recipes and ideas for your shih tzu...
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