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Royal Canin Shih Tzu Adult Dry Dog Food

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Description

This Royal Canin formula is designed exclusively for pure breed Shih Tzus over 10 months. The Shih Tzu is recognized around the world for its abundant coat. Its hair is long and dense with a thick undercoat, and its hair will fall into the eyes if not tied back. The breed can suffer from cataracts, kidney problems, heart issues and osteoarthritis as they age. That's why it's important to feed a diet that is tailor-made for their specific needs.

Key Benefits
  • Designed for Shih Tzus over 10 months
  • An exclusive complex of nutrients for healthy skin
  • Enriched with Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids and biotin for continuous hair growth and softness
  • Helps reduce fecal smell and volume and helps support good digestion with highly digestible proteins, an appropriate fiber content and high quality carbohydrate sources
  • Kibble designed to be easier for this breed to pick up and to encourage chewing

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  • Item Number
    48689
  • Weight
    10.0 pounds
  • Dog Breed
    Shih Tzu
  • Brand
    Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition
  • Breed Size
    Extra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Brewers Rice, Brown Rice, Chicken By-Product Meal, Chicken Fat, Oat Groats, Wheat Gluten, Natural Flavors, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Powdered Cellulose, Fish Oil, Vegetable Oil, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dl-Methionine, L-Tyrosine, Fructooligosaccharides, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Salt, Taurine, Vitamins [Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Inositol, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), D-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.), Monocalcium Phosphate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Trace Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate], Tea, L-Carnitine, Chondroitin Sulfate, Rosemary Extract, Reserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid.

Caloric Content

3,905 kcal/kg, 355 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein22.0% min
Crude Fat18.0% min
Crude Fiber4.3.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Vitamin A13,000 IU/kg min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids3.43.0% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.57% min
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)0.18% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)0.08% min
Biotin1.55 mg/kg min
Glucosamine350 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate25 mg/kg min
Feeding Instructions
WeightMedium Activity Daily Feeding (cup)High Activity Daily Feeding (cup)
8.8 lbs7/81
11 lbs11 1/8
13.2 lbs1 1/81 1/4
15.4 lbs1 1/41 1/2

This is only a guide. Optimal feeding amounts may vary according to your dog's temperament, activity level and environment. If you have any questions regarding your pet's health, please contact your veterinarian.

Transition Instructions

We recommend at least a 7 day transition before you begin feeding the new food exclusively. Start by mixing 75% of the old diet with 25% of the new diet on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 and Day 4, mix 50% of the old diet with 50% of the new diet. On Day 5 and Day 6, mix 25% of the old diet with 75% of the new diet. On the 7th day, you can feed the new food exclusively. This allows your pet’s digestive system to smoothly adapt to the new food.

FAQ

How are Royal Canin diets preserved?

All of our dry diets are preserved naturally with mixed tocopherols, citric acid, and rosemary extract. Our canned diets are naturally preserved and sterilized during the cooking and canning process.

Where do the ingredients in Royal Canin diets come from?

We select our ingredients based on multiple factors, including the supplier’s compliance with our quality and food safety requirements, consistent availability, and on the nutrients required to meet the dietary needs of the pet.Royal Canin is making strides towards sustainability by attempting to obtain sources of raw materials as close to each manufacturing facility as possible. In some cases, we use international suppliers, because only those suppliers can offer raw materials that comply with our quality and food safety standards.

Why do some Royal Canin diets contain by-products?

Royal Canin chooses ingredients because they deliver high-quality nutrients that support our customized pet food formulas. Using chicken by-product meal instead of chicken meal for example will allow Royal Canin to maintain its highly customized nutrient standards while achieving a more secure and sustainable supply.

Why do some Royal Canin diets contain grains?

Grains can be a healthy part of any cat or dog’s diet. As always, we focus on the nutrients each ingredient provides and grains can provide many important nutrients.

How do you ensure Royal Canin diets are safe for my pet?

Our Quality and Food Safety systems are state-of-the-art and we continue to invest heavily in new technology to make sure they remain that way.* We put our suppliers through a rigorous selection process that doesn’t end with our first purchase.* We monitor every load delivered to our plants to verify the safety and quality of the ingredients we use to make pet food.* We perform tests on finished pet foods before they are shipped to our customers.* We manufacture every pet food we sell, in plants that we own; our plants are ISO 9001:2008 certified for Quality Management and ISO 22000 certified for Food Safety.

How do I know which Royal Canin diet is right for my pet?

Based on size, age, lifestyle, and breed, each cat or dog has unique nutritional needs. For healthy pets, use our Product Selector to find the right diet for your cat or dog.If your pet is experiencing health issues, please refer to your veterinarian for more information. Your veterinarian will consider multiple factors when recommending an appropriate diet.

Why Pure Breed Dogs Need Tailored Nutrition

From their personalities to their distinctive physiologies, pure breed dogs have unique characteristics that make them sought-after and beloved companions. When choosing a formula, it's important to keep in mind the unique characteristics of your breed including:

Face and Jaw: All dogs fall into two basic jaw types: Brachycephalic or mesocephalic. Breeds with short, broad muzzles (like Bulldogs) are examples of a brachycephalic jaw. Breeds with a longer muzzle (like Labrador Retrievers) are examples of mesocephalic breeds. The jaw type, and even biting patterns can affect how a breed picks up kibble.

Skin Types: The skin's most important function is to serve as a barrier of protection-but not all breeds have the same skin type. From wrinkled and folded (which traps heat and moisture) to sensitive or water resistant, precise levels of key nutrients help to support a breed's unique skin health needs.

Distinctive Coats: There's more to a coat than meets the eye. From the color and texture to undercoats, each pure breed dog has a unique coat with unique needs.

Breed Specific Formulas

Every dog is unique. From the small, flat-faced Pug to the obesity-prone Labrador Retriever, Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition is tailor-made to address the unique needs of pure breed dogs. These breed specific formulas benefit from the latest Royal Canin research on the selection of the best protein sources, unique nutrients and tailor-made kibbles.

Formulated for Shih Tzus

Royal Canin's Shih Tzu Adult Dry Dog Food is designed exclusively for pure breed Shih Tzus over 10 months.

Healthy skin: Appropriate food is important in maintaining healthy skin. Shih Tzu Adult Dry Dog Food helps support the skin's role as a barrier with an exclusive complex of nutrients and helps maintain skin health.

Coat health: Shih Tzus' hair is known for its continuous growth and natural softness, so this exclusive formula is enriched with Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA), Omega-6 fatty acids and biotin to help maintain a healthy coat.

Stool & odor reduction: This formula helps reduce fecal smell and volume and support healthy digestion with highly digestible proteins, an appropriate fiber content and high-quality carbohydrate sources.

Exclusive Kibble

Shih Tzus have a round head that is broader than it is long. The kibble in Shih Tzu Adult Dry Dog Food is designed to be easier for them to pick up and helps encourage chewing.

Why Royal Canin?

Over time, Royal Canin has accumulated vast knowledge about cats and dogs that only extensive research, scientific study and tireless talks with pet professionals, veterinarians and owners can provide. That knowledge led them to develop precise nutrition for cats and dogs. Each Royal Canin formula is tailored to pets' size, age, lifestyle and breed and contains more than 50 perfectly balanced nutrients for the most effective diet possible.

Their focus on science puts pets at the heart of the formulation process, choosing only ingredients that optimize the food's nutritional content. Royal Canin also continues to invest heavily in new technology to ensure their quality and food safety systems remain state-of-the-art, so pets can continue to benefit from the latest in food health and nutrition.

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