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DO NOT let the puppies decide, as they will overeat and develop health problems. The mother will know when to feed her puppies.

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For puppies, 3 meals a day. For adult shih tzus, 2 meals a day. 1 meal is not enough for a shih tzu, which is why some shih tzus eat their scat.

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