When you bring a Shih Tzu puppy home, it’s important to feed them the right food for their age. You might have tried all the other foods, and your puppy still isn’t getting the nutrition he needs; this is because different foods have different nutritional profiles and can support growth in different ways. If you’re wondering what to feed a 2-month-old Shih Tzu, we’re here to help.
About Shih Tzu Dog Breed
Shih Tzu is a toy dog breed that comes from China. It is also known as Chinese Lion Dog, Chrysanthemum Dog, and Little Lion Dog. This breed was developed more than 1,000 years ago and was bred from Pekingese and Pug. The name Shih Tzu is translated to mean “lion” in Chinese, so it makes sense that this breed resembles a lion in appearance with its long flowing hair and big round eyes. Although Shih Tzu dogs look like little lions, they are actually very friendly and affectionate dogs.
The Shih Tzu dog can be described as a small lap dog due to its size but don’t let its small stature fool you because these dogs have lots of personalities. They love to play games such as fetch or tug-of-war with their owners or other pets in the household. They also enjoy chewing on toys or bones when they are not busy playing around with their favorite people.
What To Feed A 2 Month Old Shih Tzu
A 2-month-old Shih Tzu puppy should be eating high-quality dog food that meets all of its nutritional needs. It’s important to keep in mind that Shih Tzus are prone to pancreatitis, so it’s crucial that they aren’t fed a diet high in fat or carbohydrates.
There are a few different types of dog food that you can purchase for your 2-month-old Shih Tzu puppy:
These foods are easy to store and clean up after, but they tend to be more expensive than canned foods. This is because they last longer without spoiling than wet food does, so it’s typically less expensive per ounce than wet food would be over time. Dry foods also tend to contain fewer additives than wet food, which means that there are fewer ingredients for your dog to process at once when digesting them later down the line (which could lead to digestive issues like diarrhea).
Canned food is great for puppies because it contains all of the nutrients they need for healthy growth. However, you should make sure to only give your puppy canned food from a reputable company that specializes in pet food. Don’t ever just buy canned food from the grocery store—it won’t have the protein levels or quality ingredients that puppies need.
Treats are an important part of training your puppy. You can use them as rewards when he does something good or when he’s just being cute. Make sure you choose treats that are made specifically for puppies so they don’t contain too much salt or sugar (which can be bad for their teeth).
How Often to Feed a 2-Month-Old Shih Tzu
A two-month-old Shih Tzu should be fed three times a day. The puppy needs to eat around 2- 3 cups of the meal. The daily amount of food should not be increased until the puppy turns six months old. If you are feeding your puppy wet or canned food, it is best to keep an eye on his weight and adjust the portions accordingly.
How Much to Feed a 2-Month-Old Shih Tzu
A 2-month-old shih tzu should be eating about 2 to 3 cups of food a day. At this age, the shih tzu will be eating puppy food that is made for their size and age. The puppy food will be made up of mostly protein with some carbohydrates and fats. The puppy’s teeth are still growing so they need something that is hard enough to keep them occupied but soft enough so they don’t hurt themselves while chewing on it.
Homemade Shih Tzu Food
Making your own Shih Tzu food is a great way to ensure that you know exactly what’s in their food. However, it can be a bit of a challenge to prepare meals for each day, so it might not be the best option if you don’t enjoy cooking.
If you buy ingredients in bulk, homemade food can be cheaper than buying commercial brands. You’ll need to add in a daily complete canine vitamin and mineral supplement when feeding homemade food, as commercial brands already include this additive.
Some great wholesome foods that can be incorporated into meals include organs (liver, heart), white chicken meat, lamb, veal, fish, lean beef; sweet potatoes; green beans; sweet peas; sugar snap peas; baby carrots; blueberries; raspberries; cottage cheese; whole yogurt; brown rice or quinoa.
Toxic Foods for A 2 Month Old Shih Tzu
As we all know, dogs are not just pets—they’re family members. That’s why it’s so important to keep them safe and healthy. And while you may have heard that there are certain things you can’t feed your dog, you might be wondering what exactly those things are. We’ve put together a list of the most common toxic foods for a 2-month-old shih tzu, so you know what to look out for.
1) Chocolate and cocoa powder: Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, which are toxic to dogs and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures, and even death. So please don’t give me any chocolate. If you think your dog has consumed any chocolate or cocoa powder, contact your veterinarian immediately so they can help determine whether or not there is any damage done internally by this toxic food item.
2) Grapes and raisins: These two foods are known to cause kidney failure in dogs. They contain a chemical called acetylphenol that can damage the kidneys if eaten in large quantities. So please don’t give me grapes or raisins.
3) Onions: Onions and other members of the Allium genus should never be fed to your dog because they contain thiosulfate which can cause hemolytic anemia in dogs if consumed in large amounts.
It is important to feed your Shih Tzu puppy high-quality dog food. Ask your veterinarian for recommendations on the best food for your puppy. A puppy should be fed three times a day, with a good-sized portion of food each time. You can give your dog milk as well as water, but if you do so, it should only be done under the supervision of a veterinarian because milk can cause diarrhea in puppies.