healthy snacks for chihuahuas

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with so much processed food on the market, do you ever wonder what foods are healthy for your chihuahua to snack on? its ok to allow your chihuahua to indulge on occasion, but just be sure to choose healthy treats.

if you are selecting from store-manufactured dog food, make sure you check the package label for the nutritional analysis, ingredient list and recommended serving. some manufactured treats are actually formulated to provide complete nutrition, but this doesn’t mean it should be the staple of your chihuahua’s diet.

as with people, it is best to avoid treats with too much sugar, salt or fat. crunchy treats tend to have less sugar than semi-moist ones, so they are better for your chihuahua’s teeth and waistline. in addition, they provide satisfying chewing exercise which also promotes dental health.

low-cost alternatives to commercial snacks include:

vegetables: cooked, raw or frozen – carrots, broccoli stems, green beans, fresh peppers, peas, lettuce stems

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Chihuahuas Need EFA’s (Essential Fatty Acids)

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Baby Bosco, A Healthy Chihuahua!

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It is very important to understand that animals and humans share many of the same nutritional and metabolic needs. Certain ‘ESSENTIAL’ fatty acids obtained through diet are required in both you and your pet for optimal health.

The word ESSENTIAL means just that, essential to the diet because even death can be the result of a severe deficiency in these vital fats.

Whether it be through diet or proper supplementation, it is fundamental that you see to it that both you and your pet are not deficient in these essential life sustaining nutrients.Read More

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What To Feed Your Chihuahua

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The Truth About Dog Food: What is Really in Dog Food?

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Plump whole chickens, choice cuts of beef, fresh grains, and all the wholesome nutrition is all your dog or cat will ever need – these are the images pet food manufacturers promulgate through the media and advertising.

This is what the $11 billion per year U.S. pet food industry wants consumers to believe they are buying when they purchase their products.Read More

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