The Tibetan terrier needs a high-quality diet that will provide the balanced nutrition that he needs, whether it’s commercial dog food or a home-made diet. The first ingredient should always be protein; it should be natural meat and not by-products.
Vitamins and minerals, carbohydrates, and fatty acids need to be added in his diet, as well as vegetables and whole fruits. His diet should be rich in antioxidants like taurine, which is great for the heart, DHA for brain development, and fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6, for a shinier and healthier coat and skin.
The Tibetan terrier is a very active dog breed, so make sure to provide him with premium-quality dog food. Pick one that is specifically designed for his age, activity levels, breed, and size. This ensures that he will get the proper amount of nutrients and minerals that he needs.
Stay away from commercial dog food. It may be less costly, but it often has low nutritional value, which can lead to a deficiency of nutrients. Preservatives and additives are mostly found in these types of food, which can harm your Tibetan terrier’s health. Always have a bowl of fresh water ready for your dog to keep him hydrated.
Follow a set feeding schedule consistently and provide the same food to your pet to avoid tummy upsets. A Tibetan terrier puppy must be fed three to four times a day, whilst an adult one can be fed twice a day.
For a Tibetan terrier puppy that is two to six months old, feed 133–233 g of food daily, depending also on his size and activity level. For a puppy that is eight to ten months old, feed 119-201 g of food daily. When he turns twelve months, you can feed him with adult food.
An adult Tibetan terrier weighing 8–13 kg should be fed about 119–219 g of food daily, taking into consideration his activity level. For an adult Tibetan terrier that weighs 14 kg and above, the average daily portion ranges from 178 to 235 g.