It is recommended that a Tibetan spaniel should consume 23 to 25 per cent of protein daily. Adding vegetables in his diet will also do him good. Do not feed your Tibbie grains, corn, soy, or wheat if possible.
Traditionally, the Tibetan spaniel had the same diet as the Tibetan people. He ate tsampa (ground barley), meat (generally sheep and yak), yoghurt, and tea. The tea is made from tea leaves, yak butter (rancid), and salt. But you can also feed your Tibetan spaniel with excellent-quality dog food. Do not choose commercial dog food, as it is low in vitamins and minerals. Be sure to pick out a high-quality food particularly made for the Tibetan spaniel’s age, energy level, breed, and size. You may consult the vet to accurately list down dog food that best suits your pooch. Fresh water should always be available throughout the day to ensure that he is well-hydrated.
Follow a set feeding schedule consistently and provide the same food to your Tibbie to avoid stomach problems. A Tibetan spaniel puppy must be fed three to four times a day, whilst an adult Tibetan spaniel can be fed twice a day.
For a Tibbie that is two to six months old, feed 55–160 g of food daily, depending also on his size and activity level. For a Tibbie that is seven to ten months old, feed 55–145g of food daily. When he turns twelve months and beyond, you can provide him with adult dog food.
The adult Tibetan spaniel weighing 8–12 kg should be fed about 115–226 g of food daily, also taking into consideration his activity level. If he weighs 14 kg, offer 175–245 g of food.