Figuring out the proper diet for your small dog can be challenging. You know they are going to eat less, so you need to make sure that they get more vitamins and minerals in every bite.
In addition, you want to be careful not to choose a food that is going to make them overweight.
And if that is not complicated enough, some small dogs are very active, while others have a more docile personality that doesn’t need as much fuel.
The trick is to choose a top-notch, highly-balanced food that will support their nutritional needs, and then making sure that your dog gets the right amount of it for their nutritional needs.
I have also noticed that many small dogs also tend to be pickier eaters. I’m not really sure what causes that, but it is something that you often have to take into account if your dog has a habit of turning up its nose at food.
Before we get into the specific dog food reviews I want to point out that the three foods I chose are very low in fillers. Too many dog foods have a lot of corn and grain in them to act as a “filler”. Sure dogs need some carbohydrates, but not as many as most of the mainstream foods choose to include.
You will pay more upfront for these foods, but in the end, you are able to feed them less because more usable calories are included in each
bite. They also tend to poop less since more of the food is actually usable by their bodies.
In the end, the cost-per-month should be very similar, and your dog will have a healthier, shiny coat, more energy, and fewer vet bills. That’s the goal, anyhow.