March 14

Best Dachshund Dog Food


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Best Dachshund Dog Food

The best dachshund dog food should be loaded with proteins. The best protein should be real meat, such as beef, chicken, turkey, or salmon. These should be listed as the top ingredients. 

Although good fats and oils are not bad for your dog, an ideal dog food should not contain any oil at all.

best dachshund dog food

The best dachshund dog food should not include additives like artificial colors or flavors.  Nor should it have unidentified meat by-products.

Keep in mind that different breeds react differently to the different types of dog food. For example, a Labrador is best suited to a chicken diet while a German Shepherd would be better off on a fish diet.

With dachshunds, there are some important issues you need to consider. 

Dachshunds are prone to obesity and it is doesn’t take much calories for dachshunds, especially the mini's to get fat.

It is essential to provide your dachshund with top quality formulated dog food and don't overfeed them.

best dachshund dog food

Many dachshunds suffer from joint and bone issues. The dachshund breed’s elongated back can be a problem.  So you will want to select the best dachshund dog food that aids in joint health such as glucosamine and chondroitin.

Dachshunds can also be prone to skin problems, so it is recommended when choosing the best dachshund dog food it contains fish oil and omega 6 fatty acids.

As mentioned above, the best dachshund dog food needs to include quality protein food that is easy to digest.  

Pet Plate 100% Real Human Grade Natural Dog Food

If you are looking for freshly made 100% human grade dog food, this is truly one of the best. 

What I found impressive about Pet Plate is that it is Formulated by a board-certified veterinary nutritionist and the Pet Plate meal is portioned to meet their daily caloric needs, based on your dog's weight, breed, age, and activity level. 

With four delicious recipes -- Barkin’ Beef, Tail Waggin’ Turkey, Lip Lickin’ Lamb,
Chompin’ Chicken -- to choose from, even picky pups will find a meal they love. Plus,
you can add on Organic Chicken Apple Sausage Bites!

Pet Plate - Pros And Cons


  • 100% Premium quality USDA meats, fresh fruits and veggies
  • Designed by their own veterinary nutritionist
  • Portioned to meet daily caloric needs, based on age, weight, breed, and activity level
  • Delivered straight to your door in pre-portioned, resealable, microwavable, and recyclable containers
  • Made in a USDA kitchen according to the strictest quality assurance controls


  • Costs a bit more then some dog foods, but it is worth it if you want the highest quality for you
  • Not available in stores.

Wellness Core Natural Grain Free Dry Dog Food Small Breed

What I like about Wellness is that is grain free and well balanced for small breed dogs like the dachshunds.  It is very protein rich with premium turkey and chicken and contains no meat by-products.   What is essential is that it contains no Wheat, Corn, Soy,  Or Artificial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives.  

It is also made in the U.S.A.  and the size is perfect for small breed dogs.

Wellness Core - Pros And Cons


  • Premium quality chicken and turkey.
  • No wheat, corn, artificial ingredients
  • Formulated for calories for small breed dogs
  • Grain free is good for dachshunds as they can have sensitive skin
  • Excellent customer support


  • Costs more then some dog foods, but it is worth it if you are looking for quality
  • It is a dry pellet dog food and some dogs only like canned dog food

Taste of the Wild High Protein Real Meat Recipe Premium Dry Dog Food with Roasted Fowl

Taste of the Wild comes in four varieties.  Two have quality grains and two are grain free.  The one listed here is the grain free variety, which I recommend.  

Again it is very protein rich with real Duck as the #1 ingredient and contains no meat by-products.  

The dog food has no corn, no wheat, no filler, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.  

Taste of the Wild also has added vitamins & minerals; fruits and vegetables as SUPERFOODS for hard-working antioxidants.  This is very important for dachshunds with their sensitive skin.

Taste of The Wild is also made in the U.S.A.  family owned, and made with scientific safety protocols.

Taste Of The Wild- Pros And Cons


  • Premium quality protein with real duck
  • No wheat, corn, artificial ingredients
  • Grain free is good for dachshunds as they have sensitive skin
  • Proprietary PROBIOTICS that soothes dogs stomachs
  • Made in U.S.A.


  • Costs more then some dog foods, but it is worth it if you are looking for quality
  • Large bite sized pellets. Small dogs will have to take longer to chew them
  • A few dogs do not care for the duck flavor
  • This flavor is grain free, but two of the other flavors are not. 

Royal Canin Dachshund Adult Breed Specific Dry Dog  Food

The Royal Canin states their dog food is designed to meet the nutritional needs of purebred Dachshunds 10 months and older.

They have small bite sized kibble to help dachshunds pick up and chew their food easily.

Their ingredients include calcium and phosphorus, which helps support tiny limbs and a long backbone.

Also includes L-carnitine, which helps supports a dachshund’s muscle tone with precise protein content.

Royal Canin - Pros And Cons


  • Premium quality protein 
  • Has L-carnitine that is good for dachshund's muscle tone
  • Has calcium and phosphorous to help with dachshund's back support 
  • Has small bite size pieces making it easier for dachshunds to chew 


  • Has grains and rice, which can cause skin irritation in some dogs
  • A bit more costly 

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About the Author

I have owned dachshunds for the past 27 years and have been part of my family and my life. I had my first dachshund develop a back issue, but by giving him natural joint supplements he was able to be pain free the rest of his life. He lived to be 17 years old. My goal is to show others what information I learned throughout the years for providing the best healthy dog food, supplements, and treats. ​ I continue to learn from other dog breeders, vets, and scientific research to help your dachshunds live a long and healthy life.


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