25 Best Chihuahua Puppy Foods

Choosing a food for your new chihuahua puppy can be confusing! While good advice can be gleaned from your rescue, breeder, or veterinarian, there are a wide range of opinions about which puppy food is best and you may receive contradictory advice. We asked our 800,000 member chihuahua community on facebook the following question: “What food did you feed your chihuahua puppy?” We received hundreds of replies, and summarized the top responses below.
Please be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your chihuahua puppy’s diet. 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.

25 Best Foods for a Chihuahua Puppy

Science Diet. My baby lived to be 19.

Author: Michelle W.

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I use fresh pet food in the dog food isle fridge. My chihuahua had major stomach issues but this food works best for her.

Author: Courtney R.

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I’ve used Iams puppy/dog food for years and have no complaints about it.

Author: Tracey A.

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I fed mine Blue Buffalo…. She lived to be 16

Author: Donna C.

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We use Nutro for all our dogs — 4lb chihuahua, 11lb terrier mix, 52lb cattle dog/lab mix

Author: Jackie A.

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I use Royal Canin Chihuahua, for years, no issues. Healthy loving babies

Author: Elizabeth M.

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I have 3 geriatric chi’s. They have very sensitive stomachs. Vets were not helpful at all/ made stomach problems worse with the foods with additives. I cook ground, beef and ground turkey. I add long rain white rice/ not minute rice/ I add broth to mixtureWill add a tiny bit of plain yogurt, or sweet potato And I use garbanzo beans once in a while for treats. All 3 have not had stomach problems since on this food regimen for one year. They are very healthy.

Author: Carol S.

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I make my own. Lean ground beef, or chicken, apples, broccoli, carrots, all pureed, and rice, he loves it, with Two pounds of meat I get 12 meals. He eats 2/3 cup per day. Plus Haileys supplement.

Author: Fae S.

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I have always used Purina puppy chow, never a problem for me

Author: Dawn S.

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I used to do royal canine until I had it looked at and it has some poor ingredients…Solid Gold puppy and all ingredients are high quality!

Author: Dawn G.

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Purina ONE I’ve fed this all along, I’ve had chihuahuas for over 35 years, never ever had cancer , kidney , liver heart or any other diseases. Had one that was allergic to grass, dust, pollen , probably everything the Vet said.

Author: Carrie R.

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I joined a holistic pet group on Facebook and I make mine. Ground turkey, chicken liver, riced cauliflower, spinach and shredded carrots. I do bake it, mine won’t eat raw. I add hemp seeds and flax seeds before feeding. Mine was in rough shape before I joined the group. Spent a lot on vets and it didn’t help at all. I add Ester C when I remember. I do forget that too often.

Author: Kelli T.

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I feed Merrick puppy. I used Science Diet for years ( and on 5 chi’s). My vet said it was too high in carbs …. And my previous dogs did have weight issues. Merrick is higher in protein and my 2 are thriving on it. I soak it in beef broth or water before feeding.

Author: Leanne M.

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Nothing grain free. I feed eukanuba for my little girl. She’s going on 15.

Author: Nichole B.

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I used a mixture of pedigree puppy canned and dry

Author: Jeannie C.

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I used to work for warehouse supply Co and the best was Royal Canin Chihuahua and they have brand that are just for your dog of what they need .

Author: Frank R.

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Read the label. You want real meat not by products. Frozen raw is best (primal, small Batch, Stella and Chewy) next best would be freeze dried raw – just rehydrate with water, bone broth or even goats milk. Remember our babies are still carnivores and need more meat that veggies and carbs. I’d talk to an animal nutritionist about it if you still aren’t sure. And remember a vet is not a nutritionist and they get paid to push Iams, science diet and the like.

Author: Monique M.

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I’ve only ever used eukanuba small bites for over 20 years and three chi’s. Never had problems. Good luck!

Author: Hope S.

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I used to boil chicken breast, carrots, green beans and make lil packets and freeze them. Take them out of the freezer as needed. You can give vitamins as well. I also give mine other raw veggies and fruit sometimes.If u want to give hard food, buy them chi small bites. U can put a lil bit of warm water or broth on the hard food. Good luck.

Author: Donna O.

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I used that fresh pet food in the little fridge in the food section at Walmart. I noticed my chi loved the taste better and she got a better coat, etc..

Author: Bridget P.

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I fed mine blue buffalo. It was tiny little round bits. It was the only dry dog food they would eat.

Author: Margie C.

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I fed my chihuahua cooked meals, Fresh Pet refrigerated food and kibble. She lived 23 years.

Author: Patty B.

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I feed my dogs Taste of the Wild. It’s got good protein and stuff. My dogs love it. That’s just my opinion on dog food

Author: Ryan E.

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Wet some Purina Puppy Chow to make soft…small hand full is prolly enough…I had a Blue Chihuahua that lived 16 years…that’s what I fed her in her baby years…

Author: Sharon H.

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I have 5 Chihuahuas and we use diamond puppy. Our vet told us to keep feeding even into senior years. Never had a problem with it. They are small bites and have never had blood sugar issues or problems. They range from 14 to 2. They get some vegetables and cottage cheese once a week for snacks. We free feed them until 2 then twice a day. They got fat with free feeding after 2. Good luck. It’s trial and error for a while. My vet had us have glucose available in refrigerator as young puppies cause they can drop their blood sugars and it’s scary.

Author: Michelle L.

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As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your chihuahua’s food. 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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