Royal Canin MINI Shih Tzu 24 Dog Food

January 5, 2009  
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Royal Canin MINI Shih Tzu 24 Dog Food

Royal Canin Dog Food is made and manufactured by, Royal Canin USA. Royal Canin dog food is marketed towards people looking for breed specific dog food.

Royal Canin MINI Shih Tzu 24 Dog Food Review

As with all dog food recipes the first thing we are going to look at are the first five ingredients. The first five ingredients are a good indication of the quality of the dog food. When looking at the first five ingredients you want to make sure there is plenty of meat and grains are minimal.

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Royal Canin MINI Shih Tzu 24 Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Chicken Meal
  2. Brown Rice
  3. Rice
  4. Chicken Fat
  5. Oatmeal

Chicken Meal is the first ingredient and is a named meat ingredient. A dog’s diet needs to based on the fact that dogs need meat and protein that derives from meat.

Rice makes up the second and third ingredients. Rice is a decent quality ingredient and adds additional proteins and carbohydrates to the recipe.

Chicken Fat is going to be the main source of fat. It’s safe to say that the ingredients before this ingredient are going to make up the majority of the dog food. This is a decent quality ingredient. You want to stay away from unidentified fat sources such as, “Animal Fat”.

Oatmeal is the fourth ingredient and is a decent quality ingredient. If your dog has allergies to Oatmeal Gluten one should avoid this ingredient.

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Royal Canin MINI Shih Tzu 24 Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Chicken meal, brown rice, rice, chicken fat, oatmeal, chicken, wheat gluten, natural chicken flavor, dried beet pulp (sugar removed), rice hulls, anchovy oil (source of EPA/DHA), dried egg product, potassium chloride, soya oil, calcium carbonate, DL-methionine, fructo-oligosaccharides, sodium tripolyphosphate, L-tyrosine, salt, choline chloride, 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 (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A acetate, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], borage oil, Trace Minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), glucosamine hydrochloride, L-lysine, L-carnitine, tea (green tea extract), chondroitin sulfate, preserved with natural mixed tocopherols (source of Vitamin E) and citric acid, rosemary extract.

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Royal Canin MINI Shih Tzu 24 Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein Minimum 24.0%
Crude Fat Minimum 20.0%
Crude Fiber Maximum 5.8%
Moisture Maximum 11.0%

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11 Responses to “Royal Canin MINI Shih Tzu 24 Dog Food”
  1. marijke says:

    I am consurned that this is made in the US but i live in canada, will the food be not up to its potential when i get it? what are the benifits? what are the risks?

  2. Michelle says:

    marijke-I would not use or recommend this food.It’s way too lite in meat content,and it contains way too many grains,most of which are low quality grains.Wheat gluten and Rice hulls are low quality fillers and should be avoided.Their are way better foods out there for the money…Horizon legacy and Orijen come to mind since you live in Canada,I am not sure what U.S. products are available to you.What you really need to look for in a dog food is plenty of Named meat and meat meals.Like Chicken, Turkey,Lamb,Salmon,Beef.At least 3 of the first 5 ingredients should be meat.You don’t want any generic meat ingredients that do not specify what animal the meat came from.Also you do not want any meat bi- products which are everything that is left of the animal once all the real meat is stripped off hence the name “meat bi-products”.If you do feed your dog with grains look for high quality grains such as Pearled barley,Brown Rice,Oatmeal.Here is a list of the foods that I use and recommend:Champion pet foods Orijen,Acana.Merrick pet care Before Grain.Fromm Family Fromm gold nutritionals.Horizon Legacy.Taste Of The Wild Diamond.I hope this info helps.

  3. Jess says:

    GO and NOW are also made in Canada both are a little light on meat, but are good dog foods other wise.

  4. Jess says:

    wheat gluten, dried beet plup, rice hulls, soya oil and tons of salt, this really is a crappy dog food.

  5. Ben says:

    I have tried alot of holistic brands and my shih tzu just grazes or wont touch them. He loves this brand which kind of make me believe it’s not very good for him. He loves the junk dog food. Does anyone know of a healthy brand that Shih Tzus love?

  6. lisa says:

    Ben, that cracks me up, I have a ShihTzu as well and I thought she was going to starve to death as I tried different high-quality foods for her. She refused to touch most of it. We’ve finally settled into a food she will eat, and I’m not sure it’s the best quality, but she’s eating it and is very happy on it. It’s Merrick’s brand and she loves the combination of their dry (Grammy’s Pot Pie) with a tablespoon of one of their wet foods.

  7. Jess says:

    Yeah and kids love candy and junk food, SO IS THAT WHAT YOU FEED YOUR KIDS???

  8. Teri says:

    Jess, Michelle (and others too!) thank you for the time you’re taking to learn what you have and to pass it on to others.

    Took my 9 year old Shih Tzu female to the vet due to what I thought was a bloody cyst on her cheek to find that it was a dental abscess (not sure if it was the carnassial or not, but that idea). Vet removed an upper on either side and has recommended Royal Canin (the dental one).

    I currently have her on Canidae (buy the biggest bag and split it with my sister who also owns a Shih Tzu). Since her surgery she has stopped wanting it and I am looking to explore other brands for her but suspect I can do better than the RC. And as Ben states above, our little friends tend to be picky… so we have to make the good choices for them.

    I walk her for about half an hour every morning, but she is otherwise a lap/house dog. I also owned her brother and had to put him down about a year ago due to hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE). I am a single mom and didn’t understand what it was (thinking in human terms) and didn’t have the money to get him through the night at the emergency vet until I could transfer him to my regular vet in the morning. I have to believe that diet is as important to canine health as it is to human health, so I certainly get the value of investing what I can into a decent food.

    1) An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
    2) Why would I want work hard to buy crap for the only member of my family that doesn’t give me the gears?!?

    Do you feel any brand(s) more suited to a smaller dog?
    Should protein be a concern?
    Thanks!

  9. Teri says:

    Jess, Michelle (and others too!) thank you for the time you’re taking to learn what you have and to pass it on to others.

    Took my 9 year old Shih Tzu female to the vet due to what I thought was a bloody cyst on her cheek to find that it was a dental abscess (not sure if it was the carnassial or not, but that idea). Vet removed an upper on either side and has recommended Royal Canin (the dental one).

    I currently have her on Canidae (buy the biggest bag and split it with my sister). Since her surgery she has stopped wanting it and I am looking to explore other brands for her but suspect I can do better than the RC. And as Ben states above, our little friends tend to be picky… so we have to make the good choices for them.

    I walk her for about half an hour every morning, but she is otherwise a lap/house dog. I also owned her brother and had to put him down about a year ago due to hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE). I am a single mom and didn’t understand what it was (thinking in human terms) and didn’t have the money to get him through the night at the emergency vet until I could transfer him to my regular vet in the morning. I have to believe that diet is as important to canine health as it is to human health, so I certainly get the value of investing what I can into a decent food.

    1) An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
    2) Why would I want work hard to buy crap for the only member of my family that doesn’t give me the gears?!?

    Do you feel any brand(s) more suited to a smaller dog?
    Should protein be a concern?
    What do you do to improve dental health for your dog?
    Thanks!

  10. RoseBuddy says:

    Jess, Michelle (and others too!) thank you for the time you’re taking to learn what you have and to pass it on to others.

    Took my 9 year old Shih Tzu female to the vet due to what I thought was a bloody cyst on her cheek to find that it was a dental abscess (not sure if it was the carnassial or not, but that idea). Vet removed an upper molar on either side and has recommended Royal Canin (dental).

    I currently have her on Canidae (buy the biggest bag and split it with my sister). Since her surgery she has stopped wanting it and I am looking to explore other brands for her but suspect I can do better than the RC, and as Ben states above, our little friends tend to be picky… so we have to make the good choices for them.

    I walk her for about half an hour every morning, but she is otherwise a lap/house dog. I also owned her brother and had to put him down about a year ago due to hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE). I am a single mom and didn’t understand what it was (thinking in human terms) and didn’t have the money to get him through the night at the emergency vet until I could transfer him to my regular vet in the morning. I have to believe that diet is as important to canine health as it is to human health, so I certainly get the value of investing what I can into a decent food.

    1) An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
    2) Why would I want work hard to buy crap for the only member of my family that doesn’t give me the gears?!?

    Do you feel any brand(s) more suited to a smaller dog?
    Should protein be a concern?
    What do you do to improve dental health for your dog?
    Thanks!

  11. RoseBuddy says:

    Jess, Michelle (and others too!) thank you for the time you’re taking to learn what you have and to pass it on to others.

    Took my 9 year old Shih Tzu female to the vet due to what I thought was a bloody cyst on her cheek to find that it was a dental abscess (not sure if it was the carnassial or not, but that idea). Vet removed an upper molar on either side and has recommended Royal Canin (dental).

    I currently have her on Canidae (buy the biggest bag and split it with my sister). Since her surgery she has stopped wanting it and I am looking to explore other brands for her but suspect I can do better than RC, and as Ben states tongue-in-cheek above, our little friends tend to be picky unless it’s your favourite shoe… so we have to make the good choices for them.

    I walk her for about half an hour every morning, but she is otherwise a lap/house dog. I also owned her brother and had to put him down about a year ago due to hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE). I am a single mom and didn’t understand what it was (thinking in human terms) and didn’t have the money to get him through the night at the emergency vet until I could transfer him to my regular vet in the morning. I have to believe that diet is as important to canine health as it is to human health, so I certainly get the value of investing what I can into a decent food and I want to reduce the risk of diet being the cause of any future medical problems.

    1) An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
    2) Why would I want work hard to buy crap for the only member of my family that doesn’t give me the gears?!?

    Do you feel any brand(s) more suited to a smaller dog?
    Should protein be a concern?
    And… What do you do to improve dental health for your dog?
    Thanks!

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