A typical serving for this small dog is 1/2 to 3/4 cup of excellent quality dry dog food per day. Measure its food and limit to two meals a day to ensure a trim body size. Like in every breed, the amount of food depends on its age, size, build, activity level and metabolism.
Choosing the type of food you feed your dog is entirely up to you. High quality dog food, whether dry or wet, is specifically formulated to meet the needs of dogs. Check the labels and avoid buying cheap brands that contain chemicals and preservatives.
If you choose to prepare or cook your dog’s food, make sure you do your research because even though you use fresh ingredients, you may still not provide the right amount of vitamins and minerals. Avoid giving table scraps and stick to your dog’s specific food. There are certain human foods forbidden and deadly to dogs such as chocolate, grapes, avocado, chicken bones, fatty and salty foods, etc. Better safe than sorry!
Consult your trusted veterinarian before giving your dog any supplements as some may cause harm than good. Some vets do not encourage supplements when you are feeding high quality dog food that contain all the nutrients your canine needs.
Always make sure that your dog has access to fresh clean water and avoid giving them sweet human drinks like juice, soft drinks, tea or coffee.