Fresh Food for Chihuahuas
Small but mighty, Chihuahuas’ size make them great apartment roommates and travel partners. But don’t let their diminutive stature fool you; these sassy, spirited canines require exercise, training, and love from their humans, just as a larger dog would. They’re known for being vocal—some might say “yappy." Chihuahuas won’t take kindly to children who play rough, so make sure that the whole family treats them with patience and respect. Overall, there are good reasons for Chihuahuas’ popularity—they’re loyal, entertaining companions.
A healthy diet of fresh dog food for your Chihuahua is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and plenty of quality time with their favorite people.
What’s the best dog food for chihuahuas?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Chihuahua contributes to a healthy, active life, and could help stave off some of the ailments common to this breed.
Why fresh is best for your Chihuahuas
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Chihuahuas’s health. Recipes from The Farmer’s Dog are made with fresh, human-grade ingredients, steamed to retain nutrients, and pre-portioned to help maintain weight.Feed Fresh Today
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Chihuahua’s odds of developing a host of diseases like arthritis, diabetes, and even cancer. A fresh-food plan tailored to your dog’s needs, and delivered in pre-portioned packs, makes weight maintenance easy.
Dial up dental health (and fresh breath!)
For dogs like Chihuahuas, who may be prone to dental disease, don’t look to a dried pellet to clean teeth. Kibble is an ultra-processed food—it sticks to teeth, contributing to plaque, and it can contain substances that actually fuel inflammation in the tissues of the body, including the mouth. Eating for dental health means eating for overall health. A fresh, whole-food diet promotes a healthier immune system, which helps ward off dental infections—and it doesn’t stick to teeth.
Chihuahuas are prone to joint issues. Maintaining a lean body condition can help. And fresh food from The Farmer’s Dog contains Omega-3 fatty acids, proven to reduce inflammation and improve arthritis. Even if kibble contains these healthy fats, they can go rancid sitting on the shelf for long periods. Rancid fats don’t deliver the intended health benefits, and in fact can contribute to inflammation. Fresh food delivers these powerful nutrients intact in food for chihuahuas.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Chihuahua’s health. It supports optimal muscle growth and maintenance, and a strong heart. Another hallmark of a digestible diet is what we call “high quality poops.” Research shows that a digestible, bioavailable diet affects the quality and quantity of your dog’s poop—making it less voluminous, and less stinky, than their poop on a kibble diet!
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