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Hill's Science Diet Adult Small and Toy Breed Dry Dog Food, 4.5-Pound Bag
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2012
Flavor Name: PuppySize Name: 4.5-Pound
This is definately chihuahua puppy approved. I like the fact that there is a puppy food for smaller breeds. These are real small bites. My puppy was 2.16 lbs at 7 weeks and tiny, so having something that is small enough for him to chew. At 5.5 months old, he still enjoys it. I also like that this small bag is resealable and helps with keeping it fresh.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2014
Flavor Name: AdultSize Name: 15.5-PoundVerified Purchase
Our dog (yorkie) was recently aquired less than a year ago. He was 3yrs old at the time. His coat was shaggy, teeth in terrible condition, and he was overall lethargic. Apparently they were giving him food that was wayyyy too big for his little mouth and not of the best quality. We believe firmly in "you are what you eat" and this applies to animals as well. It's been only a little over a week since we purchased this dog food and the benefits/results are impressive!! He's more playful, his breath smells better, it doesn't hurt him to chew, his coat is silky and shiny, and his overall disposition has improved!! This is one product we are more than happy to invest in.

If you're still on the fence about purchasing this food because of price read again my review and take this piece of advice into consideration:

Your dog (and your well being too!!) is an investment. If you feel him good food he will be less likely to develop problems as he ages. That means less vet bills!! And you'll have a happier pooch!!!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on May 16, 2010
Flavor Name: AdultSize Name: 15.5-Pound
Hill's Science Diet Puppy Small & Toy Breed dog food provides precisely balanced nutrition to meet your small breed dog's special needs.It is the only brand with an exclusive blend of clinically proven antioxidants.This formula is specially designed to boost immune defenses and support the long life expectancy of small and toy breed dogs.
There a myths that allergies are caused by ingredients such as corn but that is not the case. To say that something is a filler would imply it has no nutritional value; when in fact corn is a superb source of nutrients. There is a misconception that whole corn is used - in fact the corn is baked and is much like ground corn you buy. When cooked it is highly digestible.We hear many concerns about by-products in pet food. We need to understand how they are defined and what they really are and what is their nutrient value.
By-products is really a play on words. Virtually all ingredients in pet foods are by-products. No one for example uses real chicken breasts as we know it.It's neck and backs of a chicken.
Another common myth is that meat should always be the first ingredient, inferring that if that was the case, there would be more meat than anything else in the food. Often the carbohydrates levels are higher than the meats because of the way they are listed in the ingredient panel.Meat first is often the first ingredient only to please the consumer look st the ash levels and mositure levels, and ingreident spliting.

I have fed Science Diet to my two dogs and I am very happy with the results. They love the food, it seems to have a good nutrient profile, my dogs have not had any gas or loose stool, in fact the clean up has been minimal so far, poop is much smaller and less of it that ever! I keep searching the yard with the scooper several times a day and there just isn't much to clean up! I can honestly say that they are going HALF as much as they were before! I never would have believed it, considering that there is a considerable amount of corn in these formulas.
My dogs were itching, had greasy coats and dandruff all at the same time! I was frustrated and worried for them...after a relatively short time, one of the dogs has virtually stopped itching and the other has decreased her itching intensity.

I do wish the food was less expensive.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2011
Flavor Name: AdultSize Name: 4.5-PoundVerified Purchase
Decent price - dog eats this food like she's never eaten before in her life. It can be hard to find this type in stores.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 1, 2014
Flavor Name: AdultSize Name: 4.5-Pound
She was raised on this dog food by her breeder (but the puppy version), who is a vet tech, so assumed that this was good food when we purchased her. By the second day of having her home I noticed, was kinda hard not to notice!, that she had horrible gas. I have never been around a dog who was like this.

So in addition to lots of gas, she had stomach aches and diarrhea. Her stomach would rumble so bad we could be 10 to 15 Ft away from her, a 4 Ib. Chihuahua, and hear her tummy making gurgling sounds. This continued off and on, cycling, every four days or so. My husband and I would have to give her Pepto for her really bad days. You can imagine how that went... Most of it all over her and only a tiny bit getting down. Not fun for any of us.

We ended up switching her to a different dog food ( Natural Balance Dry Dog Food, Grain Free Limited Ingredient Diet Fish and Sweet Potato Recipe ) thinking maybe she had a sensitivity to something in this brand. It took a little while for her to eat Natural Balance but now we have no stomach issues at all.

Not a Gassy Chihuahua anymore!

If your pet has a sensitive stomach or allergies, Skip this dog food and opt for something else! There are so many grains in this, which is an irritant for most sensitive tummies.
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The manufacturer commented on this review (What's this?)
We are sorry to hear that your Chihuahua was gassy on this product. We do offer grain free products as well as our Sensitive Stomach and Skin product that may be better suited for a dog with tummy issues!
Thanks for your post!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2014
Flavor Name: AdultSize Name: 15.5-PoundVerified Purchase
I asked my dogs, Zeke & Zeus, what they thought of this dog food since I have not had the pleasure of trying it for myself. They told me that they loved the taste and that it was very filling. Zeus stated that he was pleased that it did not give his brother, Zeke, gas that other dog foods they have tried have been able to give Zeke the ability to clear out a room. (I can vouch for that!) They also agreed that their coat is very soft and shiny and the size of the food was easy for their little mouths to chew.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on October 16, 2012
Flavor Name: Adult-LightSize Name: 4.5-PoundVerified Purchase
My dog is sick and on prednisone. The vet recommended this food because of weight gain from the prednisone. My Yorkie Loved it! I was really surprised. He eats every bite. It's really tiny pieces so its easy for a tiny dog to eat. I mixed a bit of his old food with it at first and gradually lower the amount of his older food. Now he is just eating this food. That way there's no stomach upset from drastically changing his diet. I would definitely recommend this food for weight loss and it was neurology vet approved.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2014
Flavor Name: Mature AdultSize Name: 15.5-PoundVerified Purchase
He loves this food, and we could NEVER get him to eat dry food. I'm very happy with this Science Diet formula, and it's very satisfying to see him finally eat dry food after 7 years.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 13, 2010
Flavor Name: AdultSize Name: 4.5-Pound
I received my first bag via a coupon from BzzAgent, for free... since price was not a factor I was more than open to seeing positive changes. I really wanted to give this a high rating because our little mutt really seemed to like eating it and it is the perfect size but I did not notice any positive changes in her. By the same token, I did not notice any major negative changes either. However, the first few days she had diarrhea and after that it went back to almost normal consistency but she was pooping about twice as often. She was also thirsty all the time while eating this.

I would say this food is average in quality, the pooch liked the taste but did not experience any of the claimed improvements so I do not think the price is justified. Others may have better luck with it but it just did not work better than our old food.
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The manufacturer commented on this review (What's this?)
Thank you for your post! We have recently gained access to respond to customer posts! Typically you would need to feed more than one bag before seeing the benefits. We always recommend a transition from one food to another to avoid tummy issues.

Thanks again!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 10, 2014
Flavor Name: PuppySize Name: 15.5-PoundVerified Purchase
Love this dog food. My yorkies thrive and thier poops are tiny which make is all happy.
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