Feeding of Chihuahua dogs
Chihuahua is a specific breed of dogs and their proper nutrition (always a difficult task for owners), becomes extremely complicated. Choosing the right diet will determine whether they will feel good, will be healthy and will have energy to play with. Chihuahua dogs are really like humans.
They taste a lot of food and delicacies, tend to overeat, and unfortunately, very often the food served to them is very far from the optimum for this breed of dog. All small dog breeds, and the Chihuahua are of course very small, are extremely sensitive to the quality of the food they are fed, and every effort must be made to ensure that the food prepared for them is of sufficient quality.
When it comes to food for the Chihuahua dog, it is very important to apply discipline here. This is a very small dog, so every time you eat it you will have a huge influence on it. He cannot eat between meals and should not get food from the plate of his owners. It is also very important that Chihuahua dogs do not have access to any sweets.
Chihuahua dog food should be easy to digest. It is best administered up to six times a day. These little dogs need a lot of energy, and they can't do well with storing it. You can of course cook every day for your dog, but it's a waste of time and it's difficult to balance your own meals. A much better idea is to focus on dry food supplied by reliable manufacturers. In their food, the protein to fat and carbohydrate ratio should be optimal.
Which food to choose for your puppies?
Chihuahua puppies have an exceptionally high demand for good quality food. It is worth to use products of the most famous manufacturers, who have the widest experience in this respect. For smaller dogs, wet food is strongly recommended. It is easier for them to eat and does not cause any additional problems. It should be remembered that the gastrointestinal tract capacity of Chihuahua dogs is small, which means that the food must be given very often, but in small portions. Too large portions will lead to obesity, which is very dangerous for these dogs.
In shops there are a lot of food intended for "juniors". It's enough to reach for such an equivalent for puppies and everything will be good for sure.
Feeding an adult dog
Demand for food in adult dogs is, of course, lower than that of adult dogs. As far as quality requirements are concerned, they are in line with what has already been said on this subject. Wet food is also a good solution for them. They can be mixed with dry feeds and such a mixture can be offered to dogs from a relatively young age. It is only worth noting that adult Chihuahua dogs often have problems with their teeth, and eating dry food is usually a good way to protect them from the development of periodontal disease.