We have a "princess type" shih tzu (the small type, but not teacup type, which are the smallest), and she's about 4+ months old by now.
To cut the story short, we think we've gotten ill advice on how to feed our puppy and we think we've been giving her way too little food since we got her. (Something like 2 tablespoons of kibbles per meal 2 x day)
We do give her multi vitamins 2x / day as well, and treats every now and then.
Only this week (at 4 months) did we start to increase it to about a small cup /meal x2 day since she seems bigger now (thinking that the bigger she is the more food she'll be needing).
We are receiving feedback from friends that our puppy seems skinny (underneath that fluffy hair of hers) and they could feel her ribs.
I researched on Google and I was horrified to read that growing puppies need a lot of food to "properly develop", up to about 4 months, and even some articles saying to let puppy eat till she is full!! (watching out for those overfeeding of course.)
So this has got me worried.
Should I be worried? She seems healthy and happy and playful and has a strong appetite.
So now I'm thinking about increasing her food a bit more than required to kind of make up for it.
She's about 5 lbs now.
Should we be feeding her more? Are there other things we should be doing?