Best Small Breed Dog Food

Updated November 2019
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Small dogs (meaning those that are 25 pounds or less) need a different type of nutrition from their food than large dogs do. Oftentimes, a small breed requires more calories and protein in their diet than a large breed because they have a higher metabolic rate. Kibble designed just for small-breed dogs often comes in tiny-sized pieces, which allows small dogs to chew each bite more thoroughly. Small-breed dog foods are offered in both dry and canned formulas. Canned foods are more expensive, but older dogs may need the softer texture.

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