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What Do Chihuahuas Eat?

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Named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, Chihuahuas are the smallest breed of dog. There are several types of Chihuahua breeds in terms of sizes, colors, head shapes and length of the coat. The total height of the fully grown Chihuahua might range between 12 to 15 inches. As per the standards of British and American breeds, the average weight of a Chihuahua is not more than 6 pounds.

ChihuahuaThe Chihuahua comes in a variety of colors like white, black and gold.

They are quite popular

Most people have Chihuahua as their beloved pets at home. When ill tempered, Chihuahuas are prone to attack even the owners. Most pet experts will, therefore, advise that Chihuahuas are not suitable for homes with small children. The prominent tendency of a Chihuahua is to be fiercely loyal to one single owner. In most cases, they might even be over protective of that person. Generally, it is not common for Chihuahuas getting along with other breeds. Chihuahuas love den habits and like to burrow themselves under pillows, blankets and clothes.

Their ideal food

There are several things that pet owners need to keep in mind while having a Chihuahua at their homes. The ideal foods for Chihuahuas are real foods prepared at home. Real food might mean real chicken, fish, venison, beef, turkey, lamb and bison. Occasionally, fresh vegetables and fruits make a good diet for Chihuahuas in addition to eggs and yoghurt. Many veterinarians state that it is better to give real food made at home or the fresh food that we buy in the market for ourselves in place of commercial-brand fare. In fact, Dr. Martin Goldstein DVM strongly states that this is the way to ensure the good health of the dog. The logic behind this is very interesting and useful – dogs have been domestic animals, sharing the habitat of humans for over 15,000 years. It was only from the 1930s that we find “kibble” or “canned” brands of pet foods sold in shops. Till this period, Chihuahuas thrived only on real meat and vegetables in addition to a little homemade bread.

It started out as rejected stuff

It is rather funny to note that kibble came up in the market when meat and grain industries wanted a market for their rejected stuff. Since 1930s, a good quantity of rejected cereals and grains that were spoiled by mold, dampness and other contaminants are being converted into pet food by huge food corporations. Unsuitable diet might affect the health of your Chihuahuas and therefore, pet owners must exercise great care in feeding their Chihuahuas.