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20 Best Foods for a Chihuahua with Diarrhea

Written by: Z


Z is a Special Project Coordinator of HomeLife Media and a writer for She has 3 dogs namely Skye, Luna, and one of them is a rescue, named Tesla.Read more
| Published on January 31, 2023
There are few things more challenging than a chihuahua with the runs! Managing your dog’s diarrhea can be a challenge, especially if you’re feeding the wrong food. We asked our Facebook Chihuahua community the following question, “What’s the best food for a chihuahua that frequently has diarrhea?” We received hundreds of replies, and we have summarized some of the best answers below.
Always remember to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your chihuhua’s diet, especially if they frequently suffer from Diarrhea. There may be underlying issues that need to be addressed. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

20 Best Foods for Chihuahuas with Diarrhea

Prescription dog food from your vet. I think that it’s called Hills Science Diet I D canned dog food

Author: Sandy Etheridge W.

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Science diet sensitive stomach and skin. The chicken recipe. It works really well for my chihuahua that has the runs occasionally as long as I don’t give her people food and just the science diet she doesn’t have the runs.

Author: Laurie L.

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Our vet recommended rice water until her tummy could calm down followed by pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) mixed with rice. You can add shredded plain chicken after a day. I would still call your vet because I’m not a vet and don’t want to speak for your vet. This is what worked for my girl & she absolutely loved the pumpkin.

Author: Christi B.

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My Chihuahua he does well when he eats dog food. If he gets the stomach gurgle I give him some pedo-bismal. Not much usually by later that day he is doing better. I did have some other dogs that I had to give Science Diet ID to. Then after speaking to a lot of people. I was told to try Wellness duck. I switched him over to that and never had another issue. Most of my dogs that I gave this to never had stomach issue. This was when Old Mother Hubit owned Wellness.

Author: Ed H.

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Yeah cook up some white plain rice and some bland chicken. Shred up the chicken and add it to the rice. Give the Chihuahua a little bit of each. And give a teaspoon of canned pumpkin puree. The real stuff not for pies. Do that for so many days and it should help. That’s what I do for my dogs

Author: Mary Ann W.

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My chihuahua is white…. Everyone I’ve had that is white has diarrhea issues…. Turns out it’s a grain allergy…. Only thing that keeps her regular is half instinct raw beef and prescription hills Biome

Author: Christine Labourdette U.

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Consult your vet first and foremost. Might try Fortiflora, which is a is a probiotic and a diet of boiled chicken and rice to help stabilizing your little ones intestines. Good luck.

Author: Sally G.

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I mix fresh pet with white rice. About 50/50. Works for me!? Best wishes

Author: Cheryl Y.

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You might need to incorporate a probiotic into his diet. One of mine was having issues also & I got this probiotic off Amazon. I actually crumble it up & mix it in all 4 of my Lil ones food! It really helped!

Author: Diane O.

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My baby had a very sensitive stomach having had a few abdominal surgeries. Switched him to Royal Canin Low Fat GI and worked great. He still had it every now and then. Rice and boiled chicken or ground beef was great and he loved it. Also always had a prescription of Metronidazole on hand. That usually wiped it out in a day!

Author: Michelle S.

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I use pro plan sensitive skin and stomach that’s the only thing I found that works for my chihuahua and it’s veterinarian approved

Author: Christina C.

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Dr Marty’s Dog Food is really good stuff, my dogs have very sensitive stomachs and they love it!

Author: Teresita T.

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My girl has a sensitive stomach & sometimes has diarrhea and is on Hills Prescription Gastrointestinal Biome. She’s done very well on the food & it helps GI & helps form stool. I also give her plain unsweetened yogurt & if she has upset tummy I give her pumpkin & a tiny bit of pepto

Author: Dana L.

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I use Rachael Ray’s Nutrish the chicken with veggies and mine chihuahua’s is always firm!

Author: Linda C.

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Blue Buffalo Blissful Belly is really good. It helped my Chihuahua

Author: Martha H.

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Get his blood checked, it’s rather expensive but it is worth the trouble, my daughter had to do for 2 of her 5 little dogs that had same trouble. Bad intolerance to some proteins and grain… these 2 are on raw frozen discs of turkey. She prepares them the day before, about 45 grams in the morning and same at night. Her dos are about 3 pounds.

Author: Louise M.

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Farmer’s Dog gave our 13 year old chi and new start! She had severe allergies and GI issues. I was cooking for her prior to starting with the Farmer’s Dog! She loves it—she is much healthier, and happier! She acts like a pup

Author: Melissa Toney R.

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A vet should diagnose this, stool sample and exam immediately. My chihuahua got colitis once and was very sick. He’s on Royal Canin low-fat gastrointestinal and forti flora once daily.

Author: Peggy O.

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We buy Fromm, they sell to small pet stores not box stores, we use it for the dog and cat and they have done very well with it. We had one cat the threw up everything and this brand didn’t unless she binged because she liked it so much

Author: Christine M.

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Maybe you want to try this for your chihuahua it might help my chiweenie part dachshund and part chihuahua loves it I got it at Walmart Amazon probably have it too

Author: Katie C.

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Always consult your vet before making any health changes to your chihuahua’s diet, especially if they frequently suffer from diarrhea, as there may be other medical issues that need to be addressed. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links above may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

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