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Chihuahua Food

Trying to find the best Chihuahua dog food can be hard. But it is a made even harder because some of these dogs can be picky eaters, and also they have special nutritional needs that larger dogs do not.

Special Nutritional Needs of Chihuahuas

Fast Metabolism: Because of their very fast metabolism any dog food that you feed them be very dense. This means that the calorie count has to be high per gram of food.

Short Digestive Tract: Having a very short digestive tract means that you need a diet that is very easily digestible. One of the best sources of carbohydrates that is easily digestible is brown rice.

Small Mouth: Because they have a very small mouth, you need to either feed a soft dog food, or dog food that has a very small kibble size.

Picky Eaters: Some Chihuahuas are picky eaters, either naturally, or because their owners have trained them to be this way.

Choices For Chihuahua Food

Raw Meat: For those people who want to feed a raw diet or a BARF diet, you should try and keep the diet consistent. The problem is when you feed a diet that you make up yourself, it is not always consistent, which may lead to a dog that refuses to eat. Also you need to exercise caution when handling raw meats.

Dry Dog Food: Dry dog food is probably the best thing to feed Chihuahuas. A hard kibble helps to keep the teeth clean and free of plaque and tartar. Also when you choose to feed a dry dog food you have almost 100 different choices of different brands of dog food to feed.

Canned Dog Food: Canned dog food can be a good choice because it is energy dense, and has a lot of moisture. However the one drawback of feeding this type of food is that there is a propensity for this food to build a plaque and tartar on your Chihuahua's molar teeth.

The Best Chihuahua Food

The best food to feed Chihuahuas ultimately comes down to a mixture of dry and canned dog food. Remember it is important to keep the diet consistent to keep your dog eating. Also remember that these dogs are prone to obesity, so try to keep a limit on daily intake.





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