Why Small Breed Dog Food?


If your dog has a “big heart” but a small body, you’re likely searching for the best food for small dogs. Unlike food for larger breeds, food for small dogs (those under 20 lbs.) is formulated to deliver nutrient levels that can benefit little dogs.  


The best dry food for small dogs may also feature a small bites food that is easier for little mouths and teeth to chew. Choosing a food for small dogs means you can feel confident they’re getting nutrition tailored to your dog’s  unique needs. 


Whether your little dog likes dry or wet food, Purina offers a range of small dog food products they’ll love, including puppy food for small breeds. 

Explore Brands Offering Small Breed Dog Food

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Purina ONE

Purina ONE® pet food expertly combines natural, high-quality ingredients to create nutrition that can lead to visible differences in your pet's health. 

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Pro Plan

Purina Pro Plan is the most advanced nutrition for your pet’s best life. That’s why we’re proud to offer a full spectrum of performance and specialized nutrition formulas, including options that support healthy aging, reduce cat allergens, provide guaranteed live probiotics, and more. Try Pro Plan today and discover what advanced nutrition can do. 

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At Beneful we believe that the best dog food recipes are those that both dogs and their owners can get excited about. No matter which recipe is on the menu, you can always count on wholesome ingredients you know and mouthwatering real flavor your dog will love. 

Benefits of Small Breed Dog Food

  • Nutrient dense to support higher metabolism  
  • High-quality protein to support strong muscles  
  • 100% complete and balanced for each life stage 

Learn More About Small Breed Dog Food and Feeding

How many times a day should a dog eat? Purina’s experts explain the importance of regular feeding schedules and how often to feed a dog based on their age and breed size. Get the details on dog feeding times here.
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How much food should you feed your dog? Purina has a helpful dog feeding chart so you can determine how much your dog should eat. Feeding your dog the right amount of food each day helps ensure he gets the nutrition he needs.