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Shih Tzu Puppy
Royal Canin Shih Tzu Puppy
Type of food
Complete dry extruded
From 2 months to 10 months
1.5kg bags = £17.99
At a glance
Not natural: Contains some added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings and/or other controversial synthetic ingredientsNot high in meat: Contains less than 30% meat ingredients (on a dry matter basis) or meat percentage is unspecifiedNot hypoallergenic: Contains wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and/or artificial additives or has an ingredient list that is too unclear to rule out their presenceNot clearly labelled:
It is difficult to tell exactly what is in this food due to a lack of labelling clarity.
Certified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO
" Growth is an essential stage in your dog's life: it is the time of big changes, discoveries, and new encounters. During this key period, your Shih Tzu puppy's natural defences develop gradually. That's why it needs a diet containing nutrients that will support healthy growth and development. Suitable for Shih Tzus up to 10 months old, ROYAL CANIN® Shih Tzu Puppy is specially formulated with all the nutritional needs of your puppy in mind. ROYAL CANIN® Shih Tzu Puppy helps support your puppy's immune system, thanks particularly to a patented complex of antioxidants, including vitamin E. Opulent fur is one of this breed's major traits. The hair is long and dense with a thick undercoat, making regular brushing and assistive nutrition two important considerations to help maintain your puppy's healthy skin and coat. ROYAL CANIN® Shih Tzu Puppy contains vitamin A and Omega-3 fatty acids EPA & DPA. It also contains an enrichment of borage oil to help support the skin's 'barrier'Â role to maintain skin health and nourish the coat. Additionally, ROYAL CANIN® Shih Tzu Puppy contains a combination of nutrients with high quality protein and prebiotics to support digestive health and help maintain a healthy balance of intestinal flora, which also contributes to good stool quality. The exclusive kibble in ROYAL CANIN® Shih Tzu Puppy is specially designed for this breed's brachycephalic jaws, allowing your Shih Tzu puppy to easily pick its kibble up while simultaneously encouraging your puppy to chew. This is due to the kibble's shape, scent and texture - tailor-made to appeal to Shih Tzu puppies like yours. At ROYAL CANIN® we're committed to providing nutritional solutions to your pet's needs. All of our products undergo an extensive quality control process in order to guarantee the optimum quality of food as well as catering to your puppy's specific dietary requirements and lifestyle. This means that when your puppy eats ROYAL CANIN® Shih Tzu Puppy, it's getting a complete and balanced diet. "
This food is suitable for the following breed sizes:
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This is the ingredients list as printed on the packaging or manufacturer's website.
Think of the 'mixing bowl' composition like a recipe - all the ingredients you would need to put in a 'mixing bowl' in order to make the food.
Ingredients have to be listed in descending order of their weight so the higher it appears, the more there is.
Ingredients that we believe to be controversial or inferior are highlighted in yellow with particularly low grade, highly contentious or excessively vague ingredients in red.
As fed composition
While the 'mixing bowl' composition is useful for knowing what went into the food, it doesn't always reflect what your dog is actually eating. This is because the processes that turn the ingredients into the finished pet food can significantly alter the relative weights of the ingredients.
For this reason we've calculated the approximate 'as fed' percentages for the main ingredient categories in the finished product.
Please note that these figures are very approximate. They are estimates based on the information provided by the manufacturer in the ingredients list so the clearer the terminology and the more percentages they provide, the more accurate our estimates will be. Wherever information is lacking, we always assume the worst.
◉ Meat ingredients: includes all meat and fish ingredients except isolated fats/oils.
◉Added oils and fats: includes all isolated oil and fat ingredients.
◉ Carb-rich ingredients: includes all ingredients derived from grains, pseudo-grains, potatoes and other starchy root vegetables, sweet potato and legumes (except whole peas which are categorised under fruit and veg) except for isolated protein and extracted oils. Also includes fibre supplements.
◉ Fruit and veg: includes all whole vegetables and fruits.
◉ Other: all other ingredients. Mostly made up by nutritional supplements and additives.
The price per day of feeding this food based on feeding the manufacturer's recommended daily amount from 1.5kg bags bought at their rrp to a dog of:
Note: All suggested feeding amounts and costs are only approximate and may vary considerably from dog to dog. Be sure to contact the manufacturer if in any doubt.
46 out of 100 - Average
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A technological additive is any substance added to a pet food "for a technological purpose and which favourably affects the characteristics of feed".
While the primary effects of technoloical additives are certainly 'favourable' (increased shelf life in the case of preservatives & antioxidants, better food texture and consistency in the case of gelling agents and thickeners etc.) some have been linked to health problems in pets and should be treated with caution.
Unfortunately, many technological additives do not have to be declared by the manufacturer so just because they do not appear on the label does not necessarily mean they are not in the food. If in doubt, ask the manufacturer directly exactly what technological additives their foods contain.