SPECIALIZED KIBBLE: Unique kibble shape is designed for a Shih Tzu’s short muzzle and underbite

HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT: Helps protect puppy development of their immune system and natural defenses with an exclusive complex of antioxidants including vitamin E

SKIN AND COAT: Promotes healthy skin and maintains a Shih Tzu’s growing, long coat with specific nutrients

OPTIMAL STOOL: High-quality proteins and prebiotics for your small breed’s digestive health helps reduce amount of stools and stool odor

Royal Canin knows what makes your Shih Tzu puppy magnificent is in the details. While they may be small, Shih Tzu puppies have big nutritional needs. They can benefit from the right growth formula to help provide immune system support, skin and coat health, and digestive care as they take on puppyhood.

Royal Canin Shih Tzu dry puppy food is tailor-made nutrition created just for your pure breed Shih Tzu puppy. This exclusive breed-specific diet is uniquely formulated for your Shih Tzu puppy with specific nutrients to help them thrive. The unique kibble shape and texture are specially designed for your small breed Shih Tzu’s short muzzle and underbite, making it easy for them to pick up and chew. An exclusive complex of nutrients reinforces the skin barrier to maintain your Shih Tzu’s skin health. EPA, DHA, and vitamin A help promote the growth of a long coat. And to support your puppy’s digestive system, high-quality proteins and prebiotics help promote optimal stool quality. Once your Shih Tzu puppy is over 10 months old, transition them to Royal Canin Shih Tzu Adult dog food for precise nutrition into their adult years.

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Chicken by-product meal, brewers rice, corn, chicken fat, wheat gluten, dried plain beet pulp, natural flavors, fish oil, vegetable oil, sodium silico aluminate, monocalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, fructooligosaccharides, sodium tripolyphosphate, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), 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], salt, hydrolyzed yeast (source of betaglucans), choline chloride, L-lysine, L-tyrosine, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), DL-methionine, taurine, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], Yucca schidigera extract, L-carnitine, carotene, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3763 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 354 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Nutrient Amount
Crude Protein (min)26.0%
Crude Fat (min)16.0%
Crude Fiber (max)3.6%
Moisture (max)10.0%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min)0.13%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min)0.05%
Vitamin A (min)18,900 IU/kg
Vitamin E (min)420 IU/kg
Puppy Age Target Adult Weight
8.8 lb (4 kg) 11 lb (5 kg) 15 lb (7 kg)
2 Months 7/8 cup (80 g) 1 cup (95 g) 1 1/4 cups (115 g)
3 Months 1 cup (90 g) 1 1/8 cups (107 g) 1 1/2 cups (136 g)
4 Months 1 cup (95 g) 1 1/4 cups (112 g) 1 1/2 cups (144 g)
5 Months 1 cup (95 g) 1 1/4 cups (113 g) 1 1/2 cups (145 g)
6 Months 7/8 cup (86 g) 1 1/8 cups (102 g) 1 1/2 cups (144 g)
7 Months 7/8 cup (77 g) 1 cup (92 g) 1 3/8 cups (130 g)
8 Months 3/4 cup (68 g) 7/8 cup (81 g) 1 1/4 cups (117 g)
9 Months 3/4 cup (68 g) 7/8 cup (81 g) 1 1/8 cups (104 g)
Shih Tzu Puppy Dry Dog Food

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Customer reviews

29 Jan 2022

17 Nov 2021

Great Puppy Food

When we bought our Shih Tzu puppy, our breeder gave us a bag of Royal Canin puppy food that she feeds the dogs. Our puppy loves this food; and our vet raved about how healthy she is.
12 Nov 2019


Perfect bite size for my Shih Tzu although I wish there was a smaller bag size.
30 Oct 2019

Great Flavor perfect size

Our Baby Zoey has been on this food since she was born she is turning 4 on November 11th
30 Oct 2019

AKC Breeder Approved! Less really is more!

I began feeding the Royal Canin Shih Tzu puppy food to my nursing mothers and their puppies about a year ago. The small sized kibble was easy for the puppies to consume and softened quickly when water was added. Perhaps the thing that impressed me most was that I could feed my adult dogs and the puppies less quantity to maintain the desired weight and condition (i.e. I could feed 3/4 of a cup of this food when I would have to feed 1 cup of a different brand to achieve the same results). This communicates to me that the food has a higher nutrient density in a form that is highly digestible to my mothers and puppies. The frequency and size of stool is smaller (less waste- another sign of highly digestible content) and my dogs are beautiful and healthy. While I initially tried this brand of food because of a promotion, I continue to feed it because the results are tangible.
23 Oct 2019

Who knew

When we picked up our puppy we asked what food she had been eating and they told us Royal Canin Shih Tzu puppy. I had no idea this product was available. The breeder said great food and no diarrhea! I have given this to her ever since. She is on her last bag of puppy food and I just purchased a large bag of big girl shih tuz for her. She is growing strong and healthy. Thank you for taking care of my Tootsie Lori Fuller
22 Oct 2019

Perfect size!

My dog is super picky. I bought probably 10 different types before finding this. He loves it! He is now 10 years old and doesn't have alot of teeth so I went back to the puppy formula cause its smaller in size. Will probably go to canned soon. Great product!
22 Oct 2019

Shih Tzu puppy food

I bought this 2 days ago . We just adopted a 6 week old shih tzu puppy and so far he likes the food . The pieces are small and perfect for his tiny mouth .
Everyone who gets a puppy
22 Oct 2019

Excellent food

I breed shih tzus and started using this food about 2 years ago. The puppies love it and it really helps with their stools. No more smelly or loose stools.
22 Oct 2019

Love's it

A very good choice for my Shih Tzu puppy. She loves the taste!