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.

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Why fresh is best for your Chihuahuas

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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.

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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.

Build a plan for your Chihuahuas

Your Chihuahuas will do best on a diet of nutrient-dense food made from fresh, whole ingredients.

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    Tell us about your dog

    Our plans are tailored to your dog’s needs, based on their age, weight, activity level, body condition and other factors.

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    Choose your recipes

    Pick the recipes that work best for your pup, and wait for your trial box to arrive (and the dinnertime dancing to commence).

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    Get your free trial box

    Your trial contains up to 2 weeks of food, so you can get a proper taste of how it’s working for your dog before your first full order ships.

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    Start feeding fresh

    After you’ve had a chance to try (and love) it, start getting perfectly timed deliveries of fresh, healthy food.

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Protect joints

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!

What customers are saying about fresh dog food

  • Obi
    “Obi had terrible allergies. We tried everything. After switching to The Farmer’s Dog he doesn’t have one single hot spot, and he doesn’t lick his paws chronically anymore. He also has a bunch of energy.”
    — Obi’s mom
  • Tyene
    “As soon as we brought The Farmer’s Dog home, her skin was better, she was more active (and high quality poops!). If I can invest in her health and be proactive I think it’s worth it.”
    — Tyene’s dad
  • Atticus
    “Atticus had bad gas and diarrhea. I just thought it was part of having a big dog. With The Farmer’s Dog, it was a complete 180. I should have known that what you put in your body makes a huge difference.”
    — Atticus’ mom
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