There is no feeling like that when you have a new puppy. What a joy for all Shih Tzu lovers. All this joy comes with a price, you know. You have to take care of your Shih Tzu. The most important things to take care of are his food, to make him feel comfortable around the new home, potty training quickly, time management, and vet visits.
The first 8 weeks.
The first two months little Shih Tzus have to be with their mother. You can find milk for Shih Tzu puppies at the store, but their mother’s milk is the best their body needs. But it can be done with the milk bottles from the store.
Solid food switching…
Switching to solid food from milk is not just a walk in the park. This process takes around 2 to 3 weeks. At this time you have to introduce your Shih Tzu puppy with solid food alongside milk.
In this time you have to gradually increase solid food and reduce milk amount. After his second month in this world, he will be accustomed to solid food. You should feed your Shih Tzu puppy when he asks for food. Feed him three or four times per day. Even two times per day will be totally ok.
Later when your Shih Tzu is a year to a year and a half you should switch to adult food. This process is gradual. Lower puppy food and add more adult food to his meal. This may take a few weeks and you have to be patient. You should avoid products that have meat by-products or corn as their first ingredient.