Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The Chihuahua breed of miniature dog is extremely popular among pet lovers. These are docile pets, characterized by a playful character, good nature and good health, their weak point is a tendency to sensitivity of teeth and gums. To maintain the tone and well-being of Chihuahua dogs, you should feed them correctly – you can choose a balanced diet yourself, but experienced dog breeders prefer ready-made food. From this review, you will find out which brands of food are most in demand among professional dog breeders and amateurs.
- Rating of the best food for Chihuahua
- Eukanuba Breed Specific Dry Dog Food For Chihuahua Chicken
- Royal Canin Chihuahua Adult
- Almo Nature Grain Free Pork and Potatoes XS-S
- Canagan For small breed dogs GF Country Game
- Acana Heritage Adult Small Breed
- Barking Heads DOGGYLICIOUS DUCK SMALL BREED
- GO! Sensitivity + Shine Duck Dog Recipe, Grain Free, Potato Free
- Opti Life (Versele Laga) for small breed dogs with chicken and rice
- Farmina N&D Grain-Free Canine Chicken & Pomegranate Puppy Mini & Medium
- Hill's Science Plan Canine Adult Small & Miniature Light with Chicken
- BOZITA ROBUR Sensitive Single Protein Lamb & Rice
- HAPPY DOG SUPREME FIT&WELL – ADULT MINI
Rating of the best food for Chihuahua
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best food for Chihuahua||1||Eukanuba Breed Specific Dry Dog Food For Chihuahua Chicken||793 r|
|2||Royal Canin Chihuahua Adult||574 r|
|3||Almo Nature Grain Free Pork and Potatoes XS-S||RUB 590|
|4||Canagan For small breed dogs GF Country Game||1 220 rub.|
|5||Acana Heritage Adult Small Breed||461 r|
|6||Barking Heads DOGGYLICIOUS DUCK SMALL BREED||373 r|
|7||GO! Sensitivity + Shine Duck Dog Recipe, Grain Free, Potato Free||352 RUB|
|8||Opti Life (Versele Laga) for small breed dogs with chicken and rice||364 RUB|
|9||Farmina N&D Grain-Free Canine Chicken & Pomegranate Puppy Mini & Medium||562 r|
|10||Hill's Science Plan Canine Adult Small & Miniature Light with Chicken||RUB 471|
|11||BOZITA ROBUR Sensitive Single Protein Lamb & Rice||578 r|
|12||HAPPY DOG SUPREME FIT&WELL – ADULT MINI||425 RUB|
Eukanuba Breed Specific Dry Dog Food For Chihuahua Chicken
Specialized dry food Eukanuba Breed Specific Dry Dog Food For Chihuahua Chicken is considered one of the best for feeding Chihuahua dogs, because it is developed taking into account the health characteristics and energy consumption of dogs. It contains fresh and dehydrated poultry proteins, animal fats, eggs and many plant components: high-calorie wheat, corn, rice, barley, beneficial fruit acids, a complex of prebiotics to aid digestion. The abundance of plant proteins and carbohydrates is normal for the Chihuahua, because this breed is highly active, which means it needs a good recharge. The composition includes a mineral complex to strengthen bones, maintain a healthy oral cavity. The size and shape of the croquettes are suitable for the small mouth of adult dogs, and their structure helps to clean the teeth and prevents the formation of tartar.
- The total share of protein is high – 28 grams, healthy fats – 18 grams.
- The average price is about 750 rubles / kg.
- Convenient size and shape croquettes;
- Protection against caries and dental plaque;
- Natural composition with high protein content;
- Noticeable improvement in wool quality;
- It is well absorbed, does not cause rejection.
- Only suitable for gluten-free dogs;
- High price.
Royal Canin Chihuahua Adult
The popular Royal Canin food is preferred by many dog breeders, including Chihuahua breeders. Chihuahua Adult has been developed for small dogs of this breed. The food has a convenient size of croquettes, a moderate taste that attracts fussy dogs. The granules do not have a strong odor, the aroma is given by broth from poultry meat. Carbohydrates and fiber provide plant components – rice, corn, but they make up the bulk of the total volume, which is hardly a good aspect – protein is still important for animals. However, Royal Canin Chihuahua Adult is accepted by dogs from 8 months old without complaints, rarely causes allergies and mainly contributes to the pet's well-being, normal stool and prevents the development of tartar, caries. By the way, breeders note a reduction in bad odor from Chihuahua feces when feeding Royal Canin.
- The amount of protein and carbohydrates is 28/16%.
- The average price is about 530 rubles / kg.
- Dog-friendly taste and aroma;
- No artificial colors or flavors;
- Improves the quality of the wool, promotes good health;
- Normalizes digestion.
- It is based on plant components, not animal proteins.
Almo Nature Grain Free Pork and Potatoes XS-S
The next in the rating is not a specialized food of the holistic class for chihuahuas, but suitable for all medium and small breeds of dogs Almo Nature Grain Free Pork and Potatoes XS-S. This product fully meets the needs of pets in proteins, fats and carbohydrates: based on fresh pork – 24%, 22% potatoes, as well as dehydrated meat, fats, yeast and mineral supplements, there are no cereals, which is beneficial for dogs with gluten allergies and especially sensitive digestion. The food can be used for elimination diets. At the same time, the carob and inulin included in the composition help to normalize digestion.
The mineral complex is aimed at strengthening bones and protecting the joints of dogs of all breeds, as well as preventing the formation of tartar. In addition, there are no synthetic flavors and flavoring additives in the composition, but in dogs, especially picky Chihuahuas, Almo Nature Grain Free Pork and Potatoes XS-S still causes appetite, the food is well absorbed and does not cause rejection, for which it is in demand among breeders small dogs.
- The amount of proteins and carbohydrates is 26/16%.
- The average price is about 600 rubles / kg.
- One source of animal protein per composition;
- Suitable for elimination diets;
- Well accepted by Chihuahua dogs;
- Favorably affects the health and well-being of dogs.
- Not defined.
Canagan For small breed dogs GF Country Game
Few Chihuahua breeders still choose the Canagan For small breed dogs GF Country Game food because of its novelty – it is relatively new on the domestic market, but at home in the UK, dog breeders value the product highly and trust it with the nutrition and health of their wards. It is suitable for all small breeds of dogs with sensitive digestion, fastidious nutrition.
The product contains no grain, the protein base is 65% animal – this is duck and venison, rabbit meat, fish, healthy and low-fat fresh and dehydrated meat, which is considered dietary. Vegetable components – vegetables, herbs and berries: sweet potatoes, peas, potatoes, apples, carrots, seaweed, spinach, chamomile, meat, calendula, cranberries, fenugreek, anise. All these components contain a complete mineral and energy complex, to which no additional mineral components need to be added.
- Due to the purity and high-quality capacity of the composition, the feed belongs to the holistic class, which affects its price – about 1000 rubles / kg.
- The ratio of proteins and fats is 36/19%.
- Pure meat and vegetable composition;
- A full range of mineral components and natural products;
- Suitable for dogs of all small breeds;
- For young and old pets;
- High feed acceptance.
- High price;
- It is sold mainly in specialized online stores, it is difficult to find in retail.
Acana Heritage Adult Small Breed
Another food suitable for Chihuahua dogs is Acana Heritage Adult Small Breed. He is one of the few that is not intended for a particular breed, but is so well accepted by four-legged pets.
A distinctive feature of the feed is a large proportion of fresh meat in the composition: chicken, free-range turkey, ocean flounder fillet – it contains omega-3 and 6 fats, phosphorus necessary for the doggie's body. The ratio of meat, animal viscera and cartilage meets the WholePrey ™ standard, their combination fully compensates for the necessary requirements for protein, collagen, calcium and other minerals. To maintain weight at high energy costs, there are no grains and fast carbohydrates in the Acana Heritage Adult Small Breed feed; from the plant components, the manufacturer used only useful beams – lentils, green peas, beans, alfalfa, dried cranberries.
Dog breeders have noted excellent health and coat condition in Chihuahuas, whose diet consists only of the Canadian food Acana Heritage Adult Small Breed.
- The ratio of proteins and fats is 31/17%.
- The average price is about 600 rubles / kg.
- Natural composition, 60% meat;
- Optimal ratio of protein and fat;
- No vegetable 'fast' carbohydrates;
- Universal food for small breed dogs.
- Not defined.
Barking Heads DOGGYLICIOUS DUCK SMALL BREED
For miniature dog breeds with sensitive digestion, experienced owners and breeders often choose Barking Heads DOGGYLICIOUS 'Delightful Duck' food, which is based on 28% fresh duck meat, and another 15% dried, as well as the fat of this bird. Of the vegetable proteins and carbohydrates, only healthy legumes – peas, lentils, fresh sweet potatoes (15%) and potatoes. The Omega fat complex is provided by the presence of trout in the composition – 11% of the total volume. Some micro and macronutrients necessary for dogs are found in alfalfa, algae, and a mixture of green herbs.
However, Barking Heads DOGGYLICIOUS also has synthetic components – these are vitamins of groups A, D3, E, iron and copper, manganese and iodine, selenium. Their quantity satisfies the daily requirement of an active organism, but it has been scientifically proven: not all artificial components are absorbed in full. For this reason, we awarded the stern only the 6th line of the review.
- The ratio of proteins and fats is 24/14%.
- The average price is about 600 rubles / kg.
- Balanced composition based on duck;
- No cereals and gluten in the composition;
- Healthy vegetable proteins and complex carbohydrates;
- Suitable for all small dog breeds.
- Mineral components are mostly synthetic.
GO! Sensitivity + Shine Duck Dog Recipe, Grain Free, Potato Free
Another universal food for Chihuahuas and other miniature dogs – GO! Sensitivity Shine Duck Dog Recipe, Grain Free, Potato Free. By the way, it can also be given to cats – it was originally developed for small animals with sensitive digestion. The composition does not contain cereals, fillets and dehydrated duck meat are based on. As in Barking Heads DOGGYLICIOUS, GO! Sensitivity + Shine Duck Dog Recipe, Grain Free, Potato Free contains only healthy proteins and carbohydrates from plants – peas and flour from it, tapioca, lentils and chickpeas, natural sources of vitamin E – rapeseed and coconut oils, flavoring – meat broth. However, there are even more synthetic additives in the composition, in contrast to the predecessor according to the rating: calcium, sodium, potassium, carotenes and other substances are added additionally, their amount is not enough in natural raw materials.
GO! Sensitivity + Shine Duck Dog Recipe, Grain Free, Potato Free does not cause allergies due to its relatively safe composition, croquettes are small, easy to chew and cats and small dogs, in particular Chihuahuas. The only source of animal protein, duck contributes to better absorption of the product.
- Protein to fat ratio: 24/12%.
- The average price is from 500 rubles.
- Single source animal protein feed;
- Complete satisfaction of the animal's body with proteins, fats and additional substances;
- No allergies due to the 'pure' composition;
- Suitable for all breeds of miniature dogs and cats.
- Many additional synthetic vitamins and minerals;
- Not all dogs are to your liking.
Opti Life (Versele Laga) for small breed dogs with chicken and rice
This food is suitable for unpretentious and completely healthy Chihuahuas, as well as other small breed dogs. Opti Life (Versele Laga) contains chicken – an inexpensive, healthy, but for some individuals allergenic product, like rice – on the one hand, rich in potassium with a minimum gluten content, on the other hand, a light carbohydrate. However, for healthy adult dogs, these products do not pose any danger, and the owner allows the owner to maintain the good condition of the pet at relatively low cost.
In total, 85% of animal proteins are comprised of chicken meat, bone meal, fat, including salmon. By the way, besides rice, there are no cereals in the product, therefore there is no gluten, the risk of indigestion and eating disorders is minimized. The vitamin complex includes brewer's yeast, fruit pomace and concentrates, algae and herbs. The manufacturer managed to achieve the integrity of the composition with the minimum addition of artificial components – vitamins A, D, E, C.
- The ratio of protein and fat is 28/18%.
- Average price – from 480 rubles / kg.
- Relatively low price;
- 85% animal collagen;
- Suitable for all small dog breeds;
- High proportion of protein for easy assimilation.
- Chicken can cause allergies;
- Rice is a source of light carbohydrates.
Farmina N&D Grain-Free Canine Chicken & Pomegranate Puppy Mini & Medium
This food is designed for puppies of small breed dogs, but it is not uncommon for Chihuahua breeders to feed it to adult pets with sensitive digestion and need for protein. У Farmina N&D Grain-Free Canine Chicken & Pomegranate Puppy Mini & Medium низкий гликемический индекс – в составе отсутствуют простые углеводы. From vegetable carbohydrates, the manufacturer used only potatoes – a source of potassium and fiber, as well as algae, peas, carrots, fruits, berries. The basis of the feed is chicken, fresh and dehydrated meat, fat, whole eggs, fresh and dehydrated herring – a source of omega fatty acids.
- The ratio of protein and fat – 34/11% – the best result in the ranking.
- The average price is about 800 rubles / kg.
- Highest protein percentage;
- Lack of cereals in the composition;
- A lot of meat and herring in the composition;
- For puppies of small breeds of dogs.
- Not suitable for all adult dogs due to its high protein content;
- It is based on chicken, it can cause allergies.
Hill's Science Plan Canine Adult Small & Miniature Light with Chicken
Hill's Science Plan Canine Adult Small & Miniature Light with Chicken belongs to the holistic class and is one of the most common foods for small dog breeders, including Chihuahuas. The demand is due to the adoption by most pets, while there are no flavors in the composition, only meat broth and natural ingredients – turkey and chicken meat. As vegetable proteins and carbohydrates, corn and wheat act – allergenic components with high calorie content, which means they call into question the value of the diet. However, these ingredients are not harmful to healthy adult dogs. Of the useful ingredients – pea bran, tomatoes and spinach, fruits and herbs, the content of a mineral complex to maintain healthy bones and wool. As part of a minimum of additional synthetic minerals, all the substances the body needs are contained in meat and plant components.
- The ratio of proteins and fats is 24 / 10.8%.
- Average price – from 520 rubles / kg.
- The basis of the composition is meat and fat of animal origin;
- Vegetables and fruits in the composition, the balance of minerals from natural ingredients;
- Optimal price;
- Low fat content.
- Corn and wheat are sources of light carbohydrates;
- Chicken can cause allergies.
BOZITA ROBUR Sensitive Single Protein Lamb & Rice
For Chihuahua dogs with moderate activity and sensitive digestion, the BOZITA ROBUR Sensitive Single Protein Lamb & Rice food is based on lamb (only 32%) and rice. Nevertheless, corn is included in the composition, albeit in small quantities. This is not a bad thing about corn sprouts – they are rich in fiber and vitamins, as well as valuable vegetable protein. Potato protein, beet pulp, flaxseed, chicory inulin, rosemary – these components contain the necessary mineral complex, from additional additives – only chondroitin and glucosamine, vitamins A, C, D, E, antioxidants.
The freshness of the feed and the preservation of nutrients are maintained throughout the shelf life, provided that it is stored under specified conditions. It is noteworthy: food croquettes are one of the most convenient for chewing, they have the correct shape, moderate hardness, and the structure allows you to avoid the formation of tartar.
- The ratio of protein to fat is 23/13%.
- Average price – from 550 rubles / kg.
- High meat content – 32% pure lamb;
- Suitable for all small breed dogs;
- Croquettes suitable for small jaws.
- Corn in the composition that can cause allergies;
- Not all dogs like the food because of the specific lamb.
HAPPY DOG SUPREME FIT&WELL – ADULT MINI
В завершении обзора представляем универсальный корм HAPPY DOG SUPREME FIT&WELL – ADULT MINI для собак мелких пород. It is in demand due to its relatively low price, but, according to veterinarians, it is not suitable for a full-fledged diet – the composition is based on corn, and not animal protein. The meat in the product is an undefined type of poultry, lamb, fatty fish, liver hydrolyzate. Herbal ingredients still prevail – vegetables, herbs, fruits, herbs, they also compensate for the lack of minerals and vitamins in the diet.
Несмотря на преобладание растительных компонентов, заводчики чихуахуа не пренебрегают HAPPY DOG SUPREME FIT&WELL – ADULT MINI. At the same time, they note the good health of the pets and the good quality of wool, teeth, excellent digestion and considerable activity of the dogs.
- The ratio of proteins and fats is 26/14%.
- The average price is about 500 rubles / kg.
- Low price;
- Pet wellbeing;
- There are a lot of vegetables in the composition and a minimum of synthetic additives.
- The composition is dominated by plant components;
- Corn in the composition.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.