FEEDING and WATERING|
Water should be
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Whether from a water
bottle or a bowl or both!!!
Puppies can use both
bottles and bowls.
Show dogs MUST ONLY
use water bottles. Pets can have bottles and bowls.
I prefer water bottles
with WIDE spouts, look at the photos! Small spouts should
only be used for shipping. As the wider spouts will leak
when attached to cab.
FEEDING the shih tzu!
ACANA, or ORIJEN
I mostly feed Acana - Pacifica, Lamb
and Apple, Adult and Small Puppy
If I feed Orijen I only feed Orijen
Adult - and I feed that to puppies too, as the protein is
Remember, I do add fresh cooked food to my kibble.
TIP - if you feed pacifica
don't let your dogs lick you after meals unless you want
to smell like a can of sardines.
Eagle is a WONDERFUL FOOD
and I can buy it at local shop easily so I don't have to
keep lots of it.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE in the Philippines so I quit feeding
Orijen and Acana must
be ordered from Manila so I always have a couple of bags
lying around. (there are now Davao suppliers of these
to see what I cook to add to the dry food at 6am and 6pm.
Dog foods in addition to
protein, fats and carbohydrates also must contain vitamin
and mineral supplements in balanced concentrations. Too
much of one mineral may interfere with absorption of
another; too little of a mineral may interfere with
vitamin use or other mineral use. Major dog food companies
make every effort to provide balanced proportions of
vitamins and minerals for maximum benefit to the dog.
DO NOT feed EL CHEAPO dog
food like Pet One, YUCK! Or grocery brands, like Pedigree, etc! ITS
should be feed two times a day for their whole lives!
would like to follow my feeding schedule...
Make dry kibble available
24 hours a day. I like to free feed and just keep on
topping the food when it runs out! I only Keep EAGLE PUPPY
out 24 hours a day. Now I need to
find a new food as eagle is no longer available here.
UPDATE: I now feed ACANA Small breed puppy as the dry food
I keep available 24/7 to all my dogs.
At 6am get dry kibble mix
with ground beef and ground pork recipe that can be found
in my recipe article.
At 6 pm mix some kibble
with some of the chicken - pressure cooked from the recipe
All food is fed warm.
*Puppies below 4 months old
are fed 3-4 times a day with wet food, there is always dry
food available for them also!
I recomend the FF foods:
CANIDAE - kibble is REALLY HARD
EAGLE - no longer available in Philippines.
FOOD FED LOOKS LIKE THIS
PICKY EATER - feed ZIWIPEAK!
Some of the oldies are picky about what they eat, especially my old Sunflower AKA Ruby.
She will only eat Ziwipeak - its a GREAT Australian dog food. It costs
PHP 1700+ or is it PHP 1800 PER KILO! YES 1 kilo costs more than a 50
kilo sack of rice.
This is ONLY available at Bow Wow Shop, I buy mine at Shangrila Mall branch.
will only eat this food, so I buy it for her. The others get this now
and then. I cannot afford to feed this exclusively as 1 kilo is
obviously not enough to feed all my dogs in 1 day, LOL LOL!
HOME COOKED FOOD
My old ones used to eat
only home cooked foods, but I have a book that lists
recipes and all that to make sure they eat a balanced diet
I follow the recipes. When Muffin, passed away all the old
ones went back to good old kibble mixed with cooked human
food like chicken, beef, pork, etc.
There are many commercially prepared dog
biscuits that make excellent rewards and snacks. There are
also preserved packaged meat products, either beef or lamb
based, in rolls that can be cut into small bites for
treats. You can find these products at most stores that
carry dog food. Care should be taken not to overfed these
treats so that your dog will not eat its regular diet.
Vegetables such as raw carrots and
broccoli cut up into little bits or APPLES make nice
treats, if your dogs will eat it, some WILL NOT! Dwarfie,
simply adores apples and chews on them all day. Some of my
dogs will not eat apples. Most will eat Strawberries, LOL!
Sliced beef liver, Or pork liver, or
chicken liver and a bunch of garlic (puree in food
processor) boiled until the liver is cooked through (30
minutes) makes an excellent homemade treat. The resultant
liver is quite messy which can be solved by placing on a
baking sheet in the oven at 250 degrees and bake, turning
once until each side is dried out -- but not dried to the
point of the entire piece being hard. SLURP SLURP, this is
Maria's FAVE TREAT! It does cause diarrhea if you give too
Another fave treat is
chicken breasts flavored with a little garlic and salt and
then BAKED until dry....
You can also buy FREEZE DRIED BEEF LIVER ,
LAMB LIVER, CHICKEN LIVER, from
my dogs LOVE it! Its still CHEAPER to make your own liver