dog, shih tzu

Rod Gabriel | YoManila

There are a few key things that you have to keep in mind whenever you need to find the best dog food for your Shih-Tzu.

A dog parent needs to plan a good and healthy diet for his / her dog. The first thing that you need to consider is to figure out how much your dog weighs.

The average weight of a Shih Tzu is around 12 pounds. It is difficult to determine the exact weight of a Shih-Tzu because of it’s hair.

Have your Shih Tzu weighed by a groomer or a veterinarian. They will be able to determine the accurate measurement, and tell you the current condition of your dog.

A Shih-Tzu needs to consume around 35 calories per pound of its bodyweight per day. A Shih Tzu that weighs 10 pounds will need 350 calories per day. Simply multiply your dog’s weight in pounds by 35 calories, and you’ll get the exact number of calorie intake that your dog needs.

A Shih Tzu is prone to obesity, if you don’t watch how much it eats per day. It is also vital to know that puppies and older dogs have differences in dietary needs.

Have you noticed that there are two different types of Holistic Recipe dog food in the market now? One is Holistic recipe for puppies and the other one is Holistic Recipe for Adults.


The reasons why I chose Holistic Recipe dog food over the others because Holistic Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles for all life stages. Aside from that, Holistic Recipe’s Hypoallergenic formulation completely eliminates dog skin care problems by using lamb meal, brewers rice, and barley in their formula. This will also help improve skin coat and prevent hair loss. The inclusion of Catechin, a substance in Green tea prevents cancer and improves blood circulation and help fight against cell ageing.


Shih Tzus are healthiest when eating a high-protein diet. Protein should account for not less than 25% of your regular serving of dog food.

Shih Tzus do have a special need to consume fat. They’ll be needing a diet that is high in good fats (Omega 3 and Omega 6) and Vitamin A.