How to Feed?

Here is a list of 20 foods dangerous for dogs that can be toxic in large quantities or fatal if ingested. Many baking products such as baking powder and baking soda may be toxic if eaten alone. Spices, cooking ingredients and salted food will also create burden on their kidney. Make sure they are out of reach by your dogs, and clean away any pieces dropped on the ground quickly.

Puppies should have 3 meals a day. After they reached 6-8 months of age (depends on the speed of weight development), they can switch to two meals a day. Before they reached the age of 12 months, feed them with Puppy Dog Food. By the age of 12 months, they can start having Mature Dog Food.


Some Shiba Inus are picky about their food. They may get bored (especially females who have smaller appetite) after eating the same food for a few days. Adding some toppings to the dry dog food can entice them to finish their meals. Some good toppings are wind-dried or frozen dried meat or vegetables, canned food or fresh meat and bones. Do not feed them with cooked bones, as they can splinter into shards that can cause choking and serious damage to the dog’s mouth, throat, or intestines.


After the age of 6 months, you can start giving them some raw bones and meats. Beef, lamb, chicken, salmon skin,  mussels,…etc. These are good low fat protein and can be added to their diet. We often give raw beef with bones, cartilage, chicken and bones, or chicken necks chopped into small pieces.


Some Shiba Inu like eating fruit, but be wary of the quantity as some fruits may contain high level of sugar. They are not interested in vegetables as much. But, you may notice them sometimes eating grass out of your garden. Fresh grass can provide vitamin and the fibres, which can help with digestion. If you see them threw up with grass in their vomit, that’s totally fine. It means your Shiba Inu felt they had overeaten and therefore subscribed this ‘medicine’ themselves to help solve the digestion problem.


Green vegetables will provide the same benefits the grass does and more nutritious to your Shiba Inu. A quick boiling can cook away the greenies’ smell that they don’t like, then mix the cooked vegie pieces with their dry food. We have many Shiba Inus quite enjoy this recipe.