Choosing the Best High-Protein Shih Tzu Dog Food
In regard to weight, the Shih Tzu is a very small dog generally weighing 9-16 pounds. The Shih Tzu is also considered a very small dog in regard to height, with an average height of 9-10. 5 inches. If you're trying to figure out the optimal dog food for your Shih Tzu, you should definitely consider the option of a high-protein dog food like those available from Spot & Tango. The Shih Tzu is an AKC Registered breed in the 'Toy Group' with roots originating back to China. The outgoing, affectionate and playful Shih Tzu with a friendly demeanor, generally does particularly well on a high-protein dog food. This is thanks, in part to, its very small size combined with its moderately active energy levels.
Why Breeds, Like the Shih Tzu in the AKC Toy Group May Need a High-Protein Dog Food
The perfect dog for the millions of people that live in the city, the American Kennel Club's 'Toy Group' make up breeds like the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the Silky Terrier and of course the Shih Tzu. But does a dog of such small size truly need a high-protein dog food? Yes, we believe small dogs like those in the AKC's Toy group, including the Shih Tzu, can benefit from a high-protein diet. For example, take the Shih Tzu small frame of 9-10. 5 inches and weight of only 9-16 pounds. If put on a diet that's full of fillers versus lean proteins, the Shih Tzu could easily become obese or, due to lack of nutrient dense high-protein, become a shadow of their typically affectionate, outgoing, playful self!
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Why A Moderately Active Shih Tzu May Need a High-Protein Dog Food
The Shih Tzu is considered a moderately active dog and thus your Shih Tzu could benefit from a high-protein dog food due to that simple fact alone. A dog food rich in high-protein helps to build muscle and support the energy levels of a moderately active Shih Tzu. Furthermore, the calories in high-protein dog food are more efficiently used by a moderately active dog like the Shih Tzu. In fact, dogs that don't receive enough protein can actually experience muscle loss and see a noticeable drop in energy levels. Lastly, a high-protein dog food that's optimal for the Shih Tzu is low in carbohydrates which are a non-essential component of a healthy diet for most dogs, but especially true for a moderately active Shih Tzu.
Does a Very Small Shih Tzu Still Benefit From a High-Protein Dog Food?
The Shih Tzu is a very small, very small dog weighing in at over 9 pounds. Dogs of this size could benefit from a well-rounded diet that have all the necessary nutrients for their very small frame. While a high-protein dog food is important for very small breeds due to the calorie efficiency in a high-protein diet, most important is the proper percentages and sources of those proteins and that essential nutrients are included in the diet. When you select a high-protein dog food for your Shih Tzu at Spot & Tango, you can be assured that we have properly balanced a properly sourced, high-protein dog food while also including other essential nutrients needed for a very small dog such as the Shih Tzu.
Choose Spot & Tango for High-Protein Shih Tzu Dog Food
Spot & Tango offers several high-protein meat options for your Shih Tzu including a Turkey & Red Quinoa, Beef & Millet, and Lamb & Brown Rice option. All our recipes have an appropriate blend of spinach, carrots, peas, various fruits, eggs, parsley, apple cider vinegar, safflower oil, vegetable stock and an all-natural blend of vitamins & minerals to ensure meals are nutritionally balanced while still creating a high-protein dog food for a Shih Tzu. 100% of the ingredients in our recipes are approved for human consumption (because dogs deserve to have the same quality food that we eat) and use USDA Certified meats. We never use preservatives, growth hormones or artificial additives. Our vegetables are an excellent source of fiber and vitamins our eggs help increase protein levels while also containing essential calcium and amino acids to support strong bones, build muscles and repair tissue. If you want a high-protein dog food for your Shih Tzu, Spot & Tango could be the solution.