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Best Organic Dog Food for Small Dogs

Thank you for actively improving your best friend’s life by seeking the best organic food for small dogs. We ❤ you for taking the extra step! Here are our favorites (and why).

If you’ve picked up any newspaper or magazine over the last few years, you will know that organic food is certainly bang on trend.

Of course, this isn’t a quick passing phase, because there is serious research-based evidence to suggest that organic food is certainly much better for you overall.

A few benefits from eating organic foods:

  • Skyrocket your energy levels
  • Cut down on allergies
  • Boost the immune system
  • Improve digestive health.

Those health benefits are for humans, but did you know that you can also give these benefits to your 10ish pound bundle of furry joy too?

If you have a small dog (longtime Jack Russell owner here), I know you want to give them the best possible nutrition available.

Perhaps it’s time you looked towards organic choices too?

We can’t deny that the cost is slightly higher, but you do get what you pay for, and quite frankly, your dog’s health is worth it.

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Best Organic Dog Food for Small Dogs

Here are five of the best organic dog food choices available for your small dog today (#1 & #3 are my [dog’s] favorites).

Best Organic Dog Food for Small Dogs

Lily's Kitchen
Simpsons Premium

(click to learn about each)

1. Simpsons Premium 80/20 Dog Food Grain-Free Mixed Meat & Fish

Our final choice is another middle of the road price range, and comes in 12kg or 2kg bags.

Simpsons Premium dog food logo

A little like the Kannis option we just discussed, this is a good choice for very active dogs, as it also contains those joint protecting assets, Glucosamine and Chondroitin, as well as cranberries and probiotics to boost the vitamin and mineral intake.

As the name suggests, there is an 80/20 content ratio – 80% meat and 20% fruit and vegetables included, so you know that your dog is getting everything he or she needs for the best possible overall health and well-being.

We know that our small dogs tend to run, run, run, and this is a good option for those mega-active pooches!

2. Yarrah Dry Dog Food Organic for Small Breeds

Yarrah has a wide range of different doggy treats and foods, but this particular choice is ideal for small dogs because it takes into account their nutritional needs versus their size.

If your dog is anything like mine, he or she will be a little picky with taste, but my dog loved the chicken flavor (teeming with energy after eating, too).


As with most small breed organic foods, the Yarrah version cuts down on the possibility of your dog developing digestive issues or stomach problems, as well as those problematic allergies that can sometimes occur.

You can get this particular produce for larger dogs too, but if you have a small breed, it’s best to stick to the version for their size.

I can vouch for this particular choice, as my Jack Russell chows it down on a regular basis, and it certainly sits towards the lower end of the budget scale too, whereas some organic brands can be a little more expensive.

3. Lily’s Kitchen Dry Dog Food Organic Chicken & Vegetable Bake Complete

This dog food is Queen-approved (and she knows a thing or two about dogs).

Need I say any more?

Lily’s Kitchen is the first-ever pet food recipient of the Queen’s award for enterprise.

Again, need I say any more?

Best organic dog food for small dogs - Lily's Kitchen

This is one of those brands which does sit a little higher on the cost scale, but you do get what you pay for here, and that is quality and health benefits. This option also has fantastic ratings on Amazon.

For those picky dogs, like mine, you can choose from a variety of different flavors:

  • Chicken
  • Chicken and vegetable
  • Chicken and duck
  • Lamb and parsley

All ingredients are natural and the food is totally hypoallergenic, with organic fruit, botanical herbs, and no fillers or preservatives included.

The list of breeds which this particular product is suitable for is quite large, and it can be used for larger dogs too, however the following are specifically mentioned:

  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Shih Tzu
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

4. Canagan Small Breed Chicken

This particular choice comes in at the mid-price range, and you can pick from 2kg or 6kg bags.

Canagan dog food logo

My tip would be to go smaller at first, to see if it suits your dog; in my experience, dogs are as picky as humans!

Canagan make their products with 60% animal ingredients, such as chicken or eggs, and they also throw in a few tasty extras, such as sweet potato, to up the taste sensation for your pet.

Like most organic choices, this is easily digestible, which cuts down on those stomach problems, and it contains essential minerals and vitamins, to boost immunity.

I have tried this choice with my dog, and he seemed to enjoy it for a few weeks, before deciding he wanted a change – totally normal for my fickle Jack Russell!

5. Kannis Adult Chicken & Rice Dry Dog Food for Small & Medium Breeds

This mid-priced organic dog food option is designed to give your dog his or her entire nutritional requirements for the day.

Kannis pet food logo

Kannis’ chicken formula is especially good for active dogs, because it boosts muscle growth and tissue development.

If you have a dog like mine (who loves to run riot around the garden for hours on end), this is particularly important.

Best Organic dog food for small (active) dogs - Jack Russell

Glucosamine and Chondroitin are both included for health joint development, and to help protect against joint problems in later life – this is a great option for those wanting to help protect against wear and tear, so for younger dogs into their later years.


The option you go for is actually a personal decision, because nobody knows your dog like you do.

I know for a fact that my dog wouldn’t like certain dog foods, because he is picky by nature, and he will eat around a certain ingredient, or avoid it altogether.  Sly fox!

On top of this, you need to look at cost, because even though you do get what you pay for, you don’t want to be making yourself bankrupt in the process, if you can find a cheaper option.

There are a myriad of organic dog food choices out there, but these five are popular, well rated, and are proven to give your little hairy monster the best possible overall health.

Did we miss a best organic dog food for small dogs?  Would love to hear your favorites in the comments!

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