Updated January 27, 2019 by Misty Alder

The 10 Best Puppy Food For Small Breeds

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in January of 2019. In addition to having different nutritional needs from adult dogs, small-breed puppies lack the jaw size and strength to chow down on the crunchy and chewy chunks of food their larger counterparts may enjoy. These nutrient-rich foods are specially formulated for healthy growth and development, and come in kibbles and morsels that are just right for pint-sized pooches. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best puppy food for small breed on Amazon.

10. Wellness Complete

9. Blue Buffalo Life Protection

8. Cesar Canine Cuisine

7. Nutri Source

6. Purina Pro Plan

5. Earthborn Holistic

4. Farmina N&D

3. Natural Balance L.I.D.

2. Royal Canin

1. Hill's Science Diet

Editor's Notes

January 25, 2019:

Small breed dogs can have big issues when it comes to eating and digestion, especially at the puppy stage. The puppy foods on this list are formulated especially for the sensitive GI tracts and finicky tastes of various small breeds. Higher marks go to those with a limited number of easily digestible ingredients and added nutrients like DHA and pre-/probiotics.


Misty Alder
Last updated on January 27, 2019 by Misty Alder

Born and raised in the American Deep South, Misty's career in elder care took a sharp left turn when she was swept away to the land of Robin Hood by her very own Merry Man. She's a coffee-swilling master of stitch-witchery with a magical touch in the kitchen and a neverending stream of Disney gag reels playing in her head. A certified nursing assistant by trade and a toy aficionado by choice, some intense parenting ensured she was well versed in gardening, carpentry and electrical engineering by the time she entered grade school. Her culinary artistry, tool-wielding wizardry, and skill with needle and thread were honed over nearly four decades in the kitchens, workrooms, and outdoor spaces of family, friends, and clients. Voracious reading took care of the rest.


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