With all the products on the market, it is difficult to find good food for Chihuahua. All wet food naturally pretends to be healthy and of high quality. But there are big differences in quality.
A glance at the table of contents often provides information. All the ingredients should be listed here. If, for example, it only says 60% beef or 60% chicken, the buyer does not know which components of the animal were actually used (closed declaration). If, on the other hand, it is listed exactly which parts were used, this is much better. For example beef tripe, beef kidney, beef crown meat, chicken necks, etc. (open declaration).
Beware if only “meat and animal by-products” are listed. This is the most inaccurate statement.
The proportion of crude fiber should not be too high, as this is an indication that a lot of vegetables and grains have been processed. Also, a very high percentage of moisture indicates that water has been added, which normally shouldn’t be.
Even if the price tag alone is not a guarantee for good wet food, it is well known that quality has its price. The very cheap wet food from the supermarket therefore probably does not have any particularly high-quality ingredients. Because meat is usually the most expensive ingredient in dog food and products with a high meat content are therefore more expensive.
Look out for wet food for your Chihuahua that has a high meat content and does not contain artificial colors or preservatives. Sugar or flavor enhancers should also not be present. There is canned food and bowls specially designed for small dog breeds. Usually, these are patties or wet food with smaller pieces of meat.