How often should an 8 week old shih tzu puppy be fed?

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How often should an 8 week old shih tzu puppy be fed?
Shih tzu puppies need three meals per day. (Getty Images)

Race Foster, DVM, recommends on the Pet Education website to feed 8-week-old puppies three times a day. In addition, Dr. Foster recommends feeding puppies on a consistent schedule instead of leaving food out for the puppy to eat during the course of the day. Scheduling feedings help to make house-training easier.

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Veterinarians recommend feeding three times daily.

Race Foster, DVM, recommends on the website Pet Education that you feed 8-week-old puppies three times a day. In addition, Dr. Foster recommends feeding puppies on a consistent schedule instead of leaving food out for the puppy to eat during the course of the day. Scheduling feedings help to make house-training easier.

Puppies have individual dietary needs.

Three feedings a day is a guideline for feeding shih tzu puppies, but not all puppies have the same dietary needs. Discuss your puppy's diet with your vet.

Bottom line

Though vets recommend feeding 8-week-old shih tzu puppies three times a day, individual needs may vary. It is important to consult with your vet in order to ensure that your puppy is getting the proper amount of food and vary your schedule and feeding amount as suggested.

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