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Small Dog Breeds Need Bigger Nutrition

Small Dog Breeds Need Bigger Nutrition

Your Beagle or Dachsie has different needs than a Great Dane or Labrador.

It’s true! Your small breed dog’s body runs faster than a big dog. So, while a German Shepherd or Great Dane will certainly eat more food, your Westy, Chihuahua or Beagle runs like a lovable little high-performance sports car. That means you need to provide special, high-nutrition food—like Bil-Jac Small Breed PuppyAdult and Senior formulations.

First, what do we mean by small breed?

Generally, a small breed dog will weigh less than 22 pounds and measure less than 16 inches tall, but this can vary a bit. For instance, Beagles, the most popular small breed dog, weigh about 30 lbs. and stand 13 to 16 inches tall. Here are the Top 10 Small Dog Breeds by popularity in the U.S.*

  1. Beagle
  2. Yorkshire Terrier
  3. Poodle
  4. Dachshund
  5. Shih Tzu
  6. Miniature Schnauzer
  7. Chihuahua
  8. Pomeranian
  9. French Bulldog
  10. Shetland Sheepdog

Small breed food factors.

  • They live faster. Your spunky little friend needs nutrients that are easy to digest. Plus his or her belly is a lot smaller. That’s why Bil-Jac Small Breed formulas provide plenty of readily available nutrients.

  • They grow up faster. Large dogs can take up to two years to mature. Medium breeds reach adulthood in about a year. But small breed dogs can grow to full size anywhere between six months to one year! So they need some serious nutrition.** That’s why Bil-Jac makes a special Small Breed Puppy formula.

  • They live longer. Great news! Your extra-little friend is designed by nature to live a lot longer than his bigger, beefy brethren. In fact, most little dogs can live well into their teens.*** That’s why the Bil-Jac makes a Small Breed Senior specifically for helping older dogs live a full and healthy life.

  • They have little mouths and little bellies. The kibble on Bil-Jac Small Breed dog food is sized for smaller teeth. And the high nutrition food can be served in much smaller portions. In fact, you should probably divide your perky little friend’s daily diet into two or three portions to be served throughout the day.****

So small dogs can live large over a long, full life.

Because Bil-Jac small breed dog food is so rich nutritionally, you don’t want to risk over-feeding your little sprite. Measure out a daily portion according to your furry friend’s weight and the package directions, and then divide it into to portions for twice-a-day or thrice-a-day feedings.

Bil•Jac Small Breed Puppy. Puppyhood is a critical time since puppies grow very quickly in their first year of life. That’s why we have carefully formulated Bil-Jac Small Breed Puppy Food for the care and nutrition of Small Breed Puppies. Made with Chicken, Oatmeal and Yams.

Bil•Jac Small Breed Adult. Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of Small Breed dogs. Our small, easy-to-chew bites are made with Chicken, Oatmeal and Yams. 5 lbs. of real chicken are used to make a 6 lb. bag of Bil-Jac Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food.

Bil•Jac Small Breed Senior. Small breed dogs can live well into their teens and beyond when fed and cared for properly. Bil-Jac recognizes the special needs of small breeds and has specially designed Bil-Jac Small Breed Senior Dog Food to help support the lifelong health of small breeds.

Picky No More. You can please even the pickiest of pooches with Bil-Jac Picky No More. Made with the same small-batch cooking method of all Bil-Jac dog foods to preserve nutrients and taste, Picky No More takes flavor to the next level.

Always remember—small breeds; big nutritional needs.

Just because your dog is little doesn’t mean his nutritional requirements are. Fortunately Bil-Jac has all your small breed dog food needs covered for every age and stage of life! Check out the products here and look for them at pet and feed stores.

Got big love for a small breed dog? Share your comments and thoughts on small breeds—and our small breed dog foods—below!





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