How much food should a Shih Tzu eat?


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Shih Tzu puppies should eat three times daily, and an adult Shih Tzu should eat once per day, according to All Shih Tzu. A puppy needs to eat an ounce of food for every pound it weighs. Adult dogs need to eat half an ounce of food per pound of weight.

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How much food should a Shih Tzu eat?
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While many dogs do fine with having a constant supply of dog food, the Shih Tzu breed is prone to obesity and does better with a monitored diet. Obesity may not be a problem in younger dogs, but it can become a problem in older ones that are less active. Miracle Shih Tzu recommends limiting treats and not overfeeding to prevent obesity.

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