Best Dog Food for Chihuahuas

Made with human-grade ingredients to keep your Chihuahua healthy and happy.

3 benefits of Ollie for Chihuahuas

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Easy to digest

High-quality human-grade ingredients are gently cooked for better digestion and nutrient absorption.
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Keeps pups at a healthy weight

We provide the perfect portion to help your pup get to and maintain a healthy weight.
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Provides complete and balanced nutrition

We work with a veterinary nutritionist whose recipes meet or exceed AAFCO standards for nutrition for all life stages.

Breed Type: Chihuahua

AKC Grouping

  • Toy group


  • Charming

  • Graceful

  • Sassy


  • Social and outgoing

Average Weight

  • 6 pounds

Health and Grooming Needs:

  • Good dental care

  • Regular ear cleaning

  • A healthy body weight

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Chihuahua specific dietary needs:


Chihuahuas are notorious for believing they’re bigger than they really are—and their big appetite can lead to obesity. Moderate levels of lean human-grade meat proteins deliver highly digestible and bioavailable energy that meet the Chihuahua’s stunningly fast metabolism, without excess that can lead to weight gain. Ollie’s perfectly packed portions of nutrient-dense ingredients ensure you won’t overindulge your pint-sized prize fighter.

Fresh, recognizable lean proteins, such as gently cooked turkey and chicken, plus vitamin-rich organ meats, will tempt the pickiest Chihuahuas, and help to keep muscles, joints, and bones strong throughout the breed’s long lifespan.

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While pet owners don’t want their Chihuahuas to gain too much weight, dietary fat plays a critical role in overall health. The busy Chihuahua burns more calories per pound than a large-breed dog, and needs quality fat sources to provide concentrated energy and a sense of fullness—that’s why we blend the optimal fat amount into each of our recipes. Essential fatty acids, including omega-3’s from cod liver oil, help nourish the Chihuahua’s sensitive skin and coat, and work as a natural anti-inflammatory that may help quell frustrating allergies and painful arthritis.

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Ollie delivers quality nutrition in every bite. While AAFCO provides no official guidance on carbohydrate content, we add only the best to fuel your pet’s adventures.

Your smart and sassy Chihuahua can count on our recipes for sustainable, steady energy, which may help avoid hypoglycemic crashes. Our formula is low in simple carbohydrates and high in soluble fiber, and therefore a safe choice for diabetic Chihuahuas who need to avoid sudden blood sugar spikes. High-fiber ingredients, including sweet potato, peas, spinach, and kale, improve digestion and help your petite pet feel full while eating less. When you feed your pet Ollie, you may notice better, less frequent pooping.

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Common health issues that can be mitigated with proper diet

Your Chihuahua’s nutrition plays a significant role in their health. These common conditions can be positively impacted by food:

  • Obesity — These small dogs need nutrient-dense, wholesome, digestible foods, rather than cheap fillers, artificial ingredients, and empty calories that leave them unhealthy and hungry.

  • Diabetes mellitus  — Feeding portion-controlled nutritious food with complex carbohydrates, quality protein, and fiber, along with proper insulin therapy, can help regulate blood glucose.

  • Heart disease — Age-related valvular disease may benefit from a diet containing taurine, L-carnitine, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids.

  • Allergies — Essential fatty acids and clean, low-inflammatory ingredients create a less reactive environment in the body, and may reduce or alleviate allergy signs.

  • Hypoglycemia —Feeding regular small meals containing fresh, whole, complex ingredients can provide steady energy. 

Your dog is your best friend, and you want to do everything possible to keep them healthy and happy. Packed with fresh ingredients and high-quality nutrients, an Ollie diet may help your Chihuahua avoid health issues.

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When you take away the fillers, byproducts, and artificial flavorings, you’re left with good, clean food. We promise to never put anything in your dog’s bowl that we wouldn’t eat ourselves.

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Meat-first recipes

Meat is at the forefront of all of our recipes—but not just any meat —real, high-quality protein sourced from farms in the US, New Zealand, and Australia.



Blueberries and cranberries pack a nutritive punch, providing your pup with vitamins and antioxidants.

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Plant-based protein

Chickpeas, lentils, and peas pick up where meats leave off to offer complete and balanced protein essential to pups.


Leafy greens and root vegetables

From kale to sweet potatoes, veggies are a rich source of dietary fiber for digestive health (good poops!).