How much should I feed my chihuahua?
How much food should I give my chihuahua?
Figuring out how much to feed your chihuahua is somewhat of an art form. First, it’s important to buy high quality HUMAN-GRADE dog food. Start with the amount recommended by your brand of dog food, according to your chihuahua’s weight. Then adjust the amount based on how much she’s finishing. If she eats everything in one sitting and still seems to be searching for food all day, then feed her more, BUT only if she’s not overweight. If you notice she’s putting on weight, then cut back on some of her food. With chihuahuas, adjusting could mean a matter of a few kibbles. If you have an overweight dog, it’s better to feed a smaller amount of a high quality dog food, rather than giving her diet food, which has a lot of fillers and not as much nutrients. If you have a normal-weight dog who knows to stop eating when she’s full, then leave out as much dog food for her as she can finish in a day.