13 Shih Tzu Food To Avoid At All Costs


1. Chocolate

Chocolate is especially dangerous for small dogs like the Shih Tzu because it can cause seizures and heart problems when it is ingested in small amounts.

2. Citrus Fruits

Citruses don’t have much nutritional value for this small dog. Shih Tzus are not used to eating citrus fruit and they don’t like the sour taste.

3. Cooked Bones

Cooked bones break easily and cause blockage of the digestive tract. Their pointy ends can easily pierce through delicate gastrointestinal tissue.

4. Fried Food

Fried food is high in fat percentage and it has minimal nutritional value for our Shih Tzu dogs and they may develop diarrhea and start vomiting immediately after a fried meal.

5. Grapes And Raisins

Both grapes and raisins have seeds that are linked to causing severe liver and kidney failure in Shih Tzu dogs. Even one grape can cause major health issues.

6. Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nut intoxication is very dangerous because it causes weakness in the Shih Tzu’s hind limbs, as well as vomiting and diarrhea.

7. Poppy Seeds

If ingested in large quantities, poppy seeds can get your Shih Tzu dog into a coma. Poppy seed intoxication leads to serious health problems.