How Much to Feed a 12 Week Old Shih Tzu Pup?

We just adopted a Shih Tzu pup today, he is 12 weeks old. How much and how often should we be feeding him? The directions on the food bag/box are not accurate. We have him puppy biscuits and pet food which was fed to him by the breeder. I must add that the breeders say he is quite big and well built for his age.

I would start at a half cup each of 3 times a day. You should be feeding a puppy chow now. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel the ribs, but not see them. Each dog is different. Standard recommendations are a good place to start, but each dog must have its food and exercise adjusted to its individual needs. Here is a link to a good illustrated guide, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx Did the breeder say how much he was eating?

3 Responses to “How Much to Feed a 12 Week Old Shih Tzu Pup?”

  1. dreds213 says:

    feed 1/3 of the size of your palm.
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  2. Labman says:

    I would start at a half cup each of 3 times a day. You should be feeding a puppy chow now. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel the ribs, but not see them. Each dog is different. Standard recommendations are a good place to start, but each dog must have its food and exercise adjusted to its individual needs. Here is a link to a good illustrated guide, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx Did the breeder say how much he was eating?
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  3. AZJunglesHealthStore says:

    If you start to see ribs than he’ll need more - all puppies are at a different activity level so you really have to just watch and make sure he’s not getting to skinny or too fat
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    http://www.lifesabundance.com/Pets/Dogs.aspx?realname=40050653

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