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January 3, 2016 at 10:22 pm in reply to: New Diet for Male Shih-Tzu – Currently Chicken and Rice #81657 Report Abuse
I will definitely try this out! Hopefully he’ll eat it!
Do you purchase the freeze-dried food locally or do you purchase online? Amazon or something perhaps?
@DogFoodie – I have not given him a multi-vitamin at all. He was eating dog food mixed with lean chicken until his episode with tapeworms in September. His stomach couldn’t handle dog food anymore, so I started feeding him chicken and white rice at the advice of my Vet.
I’m hoping his stomach has healed up now, and I’m ready to introduce a new diet to him to see how it fares, but also thought a high-quality multivitamin would do him good as well.
Thanks!January 2, 2016 at 10:53 pm in reply to: New Diet for Male Shih-Tzu – Currently Chicken and Rice #81643 Report Abuse
Thanks for the replies.
I understand the low nutritional value of his current diet, which is why I want to bring him back to something better. He had a serious case of tapeworm which made his stomach very tender, and that is why he’s been back to chicken and white rice.
I’m hoping moving him to other foods now will be fine, and that his stomach has had a chance to heal and toughen up. Before, I was mixing chicken with dog food.
I should add he is an extremely picky eater. I do give him extra lean ground beef, eye of round steak and even a 95% fat free hot dog now and again to mix things up but most other things like fish, etc he will not eat. He will not eat dog food by itself or wet food, even premium, high protein brands like Royal Canin Gastrointenstinal or Isolated Protein which I have used from my Vet.