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Old 12-27-2006, 06:41 PM   #1
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Question How much to feed 7-week old Shih Tzu?

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I am not sure if this should fall in the food/nutrition section or here.. well, I have been feeding my 7-wk old Shih Tzu 3x daily at 6 hour-intervals and 3 spoonfuls each time. Is that too much? too little?

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Old 12-28-2006, 01:16 PM   #2
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at that age i feed 4 meals a day. hard to say how much as at that age my pups are still with me and have not gone to their new homes yet. What are you feeding as 3 spoonfuls doesn't seem alot?
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:14 PM   #3
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Hi lassie,

I'm currently feeding the kibbles (soaked in warm water to make it soft/mushy) that were provided to me by my puppy's breeder. We feed 3 spoonfuls (tablespoons) because we fed her 4 once, and she didnt finish so that's how we decided on 3

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thats fine. ive done that before now. maybe you could try increasing a feed to see if she'll eat more now.
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Every brand of dog food will have different number of calories per cup of food so it is best to follow the guidelines printed on the bag.
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some dogs have larger appetites than others . i like my puppies slightly tubbier when younger, i feel it gives them a good start in life.
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