Breed

Chihuahua


AKC Grouping
Toy Group
Temperament
  • charming
  • graceful
  • sassy

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best Dog Food for a Senior Chihuahua

Chihuahuas are an adorable and loyal breed of dog. They are often loving and devoted to their owners, making them feel like a true member of the family. If you want your beloved pet to live a long and healthy life, it is important to use high-quality dog food, specially designed for older Chihuahuas. Spot & Tango provides healthy, human-grade food to meet the nutritional needs of your beloved pet, delivered right to your door.


Breed

Chihuahua


AKC Grouping
Toy Group
Temperment
  • charming
  • graceful
  • sassy
Demeanor
alert and responsive

Chihuahuas are the smallest of all dog breeds. They range in height from just five to eight inches tall and weigh around 6 pounds. Older Chihuahuas have a tendency to overeat and should have a calorie controlled diet, such as you can get from the carefully designed meal plans from Spot & Tango. Older overweight dogs can develop problems with their joints, giving them pain and mobility problems. Chihuahuas have been popular for centuries in Mexico. They are descended from an ancient dog called the Techichi, which was a slightly larger dog. These dogs were prized by kings and the rich of the Toltec and Aztec people’s. Depictions of these dogs can be found on the walls of tombs, pyramids, and other ancient buildings. For years, this breed was thought to be lost to history, but some survived in small mountain villages in Mexico. The breed was first registered with the AKC in 1908. It became popularized around the world by its appearance in traveling shows, movies and on TV. It has appeared in movies and shows such as Legally Blond, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and Sex in the City.


Energy
active
Grooming
only an occasional bath and brushing
Training
often independent
Shedding
occassionally

Chihuahuas come in many different colors. The breed standard includes black, brown, red, white, silver, tan, blue and cream. They can be solid colors, have spots or even brindle patterns. Their coats can be short or long and sleek. Both lengths of hair have easy care. Neither shed much and are easy to brush and only require minimal care about once a week. They also do not need much exercise. They are usually jolly and love to run and play indoors. Just this amount of exercise is enough to keep them healthy. They actually tire quite easily. If you are outdoors on a walk or a hike with your Chihuahua and see them panting or struggling to keep up, it is best to just pick them up and carry them the rest of the journey. They also get cold easily, because of their small size. When you take them for a walk in cold weather, it is a good idea to get them a sweater or coat. These small and adorable dogs are often misunderstood. They are often joyful and playful, but they can also become quite nervous and agitated. In groups of dogs, they often insist on being the alpha dog of the pack. Without proper training, they can exhibit destructive behavior. As a result, many of these dogs end up abandoned or in animal shelters. When adopting one of these dogs you should be prepared to give proper training and discipline as well as providing a proper diet. When a Chihuahua gets what it needs, it will become a loyal and cherished member of your family.


It is important to make sure your Chihuahua dog is on the right diet in order to keep him healthy. In order to keep your Chihuahua dog healthy throughout it's life it is important to make sure they are on the appropriate dog food. As a Chihuahua puppy they should be on a good high quality food that is formulated for growth for all stages of life. As Chihuahua dogs mature they need to be on a good high quality food that is formulated for all stages of life or for adults. Chihuahua dogs are known to be healthy breeds however, making sure they get routine check ups is always important to keep them healthy and making sure they are on the appropriate dog food will help contribute to keeping them healthy. Since, Chihuahua dogs are known to be healthier breeds you can help keep them healthy even as they age if you take them for routine check ups and feed them a good high quality dog food with the proper nutrients. Being on the right food will make all the difference in keeping Chihuahua dogs a healthy breed.


We invite you to take the online quiz and let Spot & Tango design a meal plan for your older Chihuahua. Each meal is made with human grade food, full of vitamins and minerals from natural sources. They have ingredients such as fresh fruits and vegetables and USDA quality meats. Instead of store-bought bagged or canned dog food, you can feed your pet with real food. Spot & Tango meals have ingredients like peas, carrots, millet, USDA certified turkey, beef or lamb. They have quality protein, healthy fats and plenty of fiber. Meals are delivered right to your door. Just thaw and serve. Your Chihuahua is guaranteed to love it!