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Shih Tzu Nutrition

Aug 14, 2008
Typically a Shih Tzu, like any other dog, is fed with the same food on a daily basis. So it is very important to select the highest quality of food in order to preserve the optimum level of nutrition. However, not all dog food manufacturers are very sensitive at the time they are producing the food for your dog, it is your responsibility to ensure whether you are buying the high quality food necessary for your Shih Tzu.

In fact, it is your responsibility to check whether your Shih Tzu is getting proper nutrition levels. You can do so only if you have a general understanding of the food ingredients and their impact on the health of Shih Tzu.

In fact, you need to check whether the formula is prepared by nationally recognized experienced veterinarians or simply by an unknown veterinarian. You can put your faith on the former one about their exclusive contribution in Shih Tzu nutrition.

The make up of Shih Tzu nutrition depends on the selection of nutrients in the proper ratio. Typically, the ideal nutritional diet of Shih Tzu houses the combination of protein, carbohydrates, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Not only the ingredients, but also the quality of the ingredients is also very important. So quality and freshness need to be maintained at the utmost level. "Fast-cook" is an excellent food manufacturing process in which quality and freshness of the food is maintained at the highest possible level.

While investigating safety and quality control, you should put your emphasis on APHIS certification rather than regulations implemented by the United States government only.

Protein, carbohydrates, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals all combine to make a perfect blend of Shih Tzu nutrition. If you are a dog owner, you should pay attention to see whether the nutritional demand of your Shih Tzu is getting fulfilled or not. While considering safety and quality control issues, APHIS certification is preferred authentication over the United States government regulations. APHSI certification confirms the highest level of safety and quality control all over the European market. This regulation is more rigorous compared to those applicable only in the U.S. market.

In current days, high animal and poultry fat combine the huge portion of Shih Tzu nutrition. Fat is not stored within the body of a Shih Tzu, it is converted into energy within few hours. So, it is recommended to feed Shih Tzu smaller quantities of food rich in high fat and protein at regular intervals throughout the day.

The developmental age largely influences the food quantity and selection of nutrient ratio. If you plan to visit an expert vet in order to prepare a healthy and nutritious diet plan for your Shih Tzu, he or she may take account a whole host of factors such as age, gender, weight, activity level, water source, living environment and medical history.
About the Author
Rebecca Simpson is an avid lover of the Shih Tzu and owns a popular website that can teach you how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Shih Tzu. Among other topics there, you can also learn all about Shih Tzu Dog Food Recipes plus a whole lot more.
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