As a Miniature Schnauzer pet parent, you already know just how important it is to feed your pet a Schnauzer-friendly diet.
At Spot & Tango, we’re all about creating the best dog food for your Miniature Schnauzer. If you’re searching for a new brand or type of dog food, we assume you have your reasons.
Perhaps your Miniature Schnauzer is a fussy eater or has developed a food allergy you were previously unaware of.
You might have even stumbled on the uncomfortable news that many pet food companies jam-pack their food with low-quality fillers, preservatives, and additives that just aren’t good for your pet. Your vet might have even advised you to search for a more balanced meal plan for your pet.
Regardless of your reasons for your new dog food search, we’re confident that we have just the dog food advice and recommendations for you.
How do you know which dog food is best for Miniature Schnauzers, especially when every dog food brand claim to be “the best”? We understand that it can be pretty overwhelming when faced with all the dog food choices on the shelves at the local store.
The reality is that all dogs are different, and as such, no one dog food is absolutely perfect. Instead, it is best to search for dog food based on your dog’s specific nutritional needs and requirements.
To simplify the process, we have pieced together this helpful guide providing all the information needed to make an educated decision about your Miniature Schnauzer’s dog food.
Below, you will find three wet recipes and three dry recipes great for Miniature Schnauzer pups and adults.
If you’re unsure of your dog’s nutritional needs, we encourage you to take our personalized quiz to help you build a meal plan suited to the needs of your dog or pup.
Get started on the quiz now or continue reading to find out more about the best dog foods for Miniature Schnauzers in 2022.
Best Dog Foods for Miniature Schnauzers
Check out this list of the best dog food picks for a Miniature Schnauzer in 2022.
We’ve picked these food options with your Miniature Schnauzer in mind. Whether you’re sharing your heart and home with a pup or a senior dog, rest assured that the food options you’re about to discover will cater perfectly to their needs.
Best Wet Dog Food for Miniature Schnauzers
Our list gets off to a good start with our selection of frozen food for Miniature Schnauzers. While this range is frozen, all ingredients are 100% fresh and human grade!
Each meal is packaged, frozen, and delivered to your door within mere days of being made. Simply store the food packages in your freezer and heat them when it’s time to eat.
Since your Miniature Schnauzer’s mouth is small, you’re bound to be looking for food that’s suited to small mouths. And guess what? All of our wet dog food is perfect for little dogs with little mouths to match. Isn’t that the best dog food for Miniature Schnauzers?
If you prefer the idea of feeding your dog dry food that you can quickly and conveniently scoop and serve, we recommend that you skip this section and head on to our top pick of dry dog foods below.
Our pick for the best dog all-rounder favorite food for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel:
Spot & Tango Beef & Millet Wet Food
Clean ingredients combined with the most popular protein on the market.
|Beef, Millet, Cranberries, Carrots, Spinach, Parsley, Peas, Eggs, Safflower Oil, Vegetable Stock, Apple Cider Vinegar, Vitamins and Minerals.|
Why we love it:
- It exudes a delectable aroma from the moment you open the food pack!
- 50% of the recipe consists of high-quality, delicious USDA standard ground beef.
- The food is soft and easily chewable – perfect for dogs with small mouths.
- It contains a gluten-free carb, millet, superior to the ingredients found in other grain-free dog foods.
Not many dogs, Miniature Schnauzers included, can turn up their noses at our Beef & Millet meals.
Experienced vet nutritionists have carefully planned this particular meal, and as such, it’s a guaranteed complete and balanced meal for all stages of your Miniature Schnauzer’s life. The Beef & Millet is the best food for miniature schnauzers, whether pups, adults, or seniors.
Only USDA-grade beef is used in our Beef & Millet meal plans, and as you might already know, this is prime beef that’s considered human-grade. If your dog is a fan of meaty beef meals and treats, this is the meal option for you!
Millet, the second star of the show in the Beef & Millet meal ingredients, is a healthy carbohydrate entirely free of gluten. Millet is often confused as a grain, but rest assured it is not. It’s actually a yellow seed that comes from grass.
While there are many “grain-free” dog foods out there, none are entirely healthy for your Miniature Schnauzer, mostly because they replace the grain with questionable filler ingredients – not the healthiest choice for your dog!
Our vet nutritionists have selected fresh whole foods that are good enough for you to eat. Why give your pet anything less!
Cranberries are another showstopper on the ingredients list. These little berries don’t just look delectable; they promote a healthy urinary tract and are simply packed with antioxidants too. Not many people know this, but dogs need antioxidants to restore active muscles and reduce system-wide inflammation.
To ensure the best flavors and goodness comes out in every bowl of Beef & Millet, we cook each ingredient separately and at the right temperature. Just before packaging the meal, we mix all the ingredients together to create a highly nutritious combination of colors and flavors.
Try the Beef & Millet today! Your Miniature Schnauzer will love it!
Best Wet Dog Food for Miniature Schnauzer with Allergies
Spot & Tango – Lamb & Brown Rice
|Lamb, Brown Rice, Blueberries, Carrots, Spinach, Eggs, Peas, Parsley, Safflower Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Vegetable Stock, Vitamins and Minerals.|
Why we love it:
- It has a soft texture which is ideal for dogs with small mouths and tummies.
- The ingredients include real human-grade lamb, an excellent source of quality protein.
- It’s great for dogs with gluten intolerance as brown rice is gluten-free and easy to digest.
- Just defrosting the food pack will fill your kitchen with a delectable aroma – sure to entice your dog.
Unfortunately, Miniature Schnauzers are prone to developing allergies due to genetic and environmental factors. In most instances, Miniature Schnauzers develop atopic dermatitis, a skin allergy that food sensitivities can also cause.
By choosing the best food for Miniature Schnauzers that’s carefully developed with the right ingredients, your dog can enjoy delicious meals.
Some dogs also have an allergic reaction from being exposed to chicken and beef over time, so if these are the proteins your dog is eating, it’s time to make a change!
The vet nutritionists who developed the Spot & Tango Lamb and Brown Rice recipe had allergies at the forefront of their minds during the recipe planning process.
Best of all, our lamb is ethically sourced, and the combination of ingredients provides a hypoallergenic meal that’s fit for Miniature Schnauzer pups, adults, and seniors.
Try out our Lamb & Brown Rice wet food today, and if your Miniature Schnauzer doesn’t love it, we’ll give you your money back!
Best Wet Dog Food for Miniature Schnauzers Seniors
Spot & Tango – Turkey & Red Quinoa
A recipe that checks all the boxes for older Miniature Schnauzers
|Turkey, Red Quinoa, Spinach, Apple, Eggs, Peas, Parsley, Carrots, Safflower Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Vegetable Stock, Vitamins and Minerals.|
Why we love it:
- Turkey is considered hypoallergenic poultry meat and is, therefore, a great option for older dogs.
- The ingredients contain apple, which provides healthy antioxidants.
- Red quinoa, which is a superfood, is a healthy carbohydrate and ensures that the food is gluten-free (quinoa is a seed, not a grain).
- The soft texture makes it easy for dogs with small mouths or dental issues to enjoy.
Whether you’ve adopted an older dog or are sharing your Miniature Schnauzer’s golden years after a long and happy life together, you know the process can be very rewarding.
Older dogs have specific nutritional requirements, and the Turkey & Red Quinoa wet food meets all of those requirements.
Young Miniature Schnauzers are active dogs always ready for a game, but they start to slow down a little as they get older. With the right food formulation, you can provide your senior Miniature Schnauzer with a food source that’s balanced in terms of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals required by older dogs.
Older dogs are also more prone to food sensitivities, so it’s best to consider allergens when selecting a new food source. Unfortunately, chicken is a common instigator of food exposure allergies.
Turkey-based diets serve as a healthy and tasty alternative. If you’re worried that your dog will have an allergy to turkey because of an existing chicken allergy, don’t worry. It’s very rare for dogs to have allergies to other poultry meats when already suffering from a chicken allergy.
Turkey and Red Quinoa is a meal carefully created with senior dogs in mind. Quinoa, which is a superfood, is not just a healthy carbohydrate but an additional source of protein too. Apples (void of the core and seeds) in the ingredients offer great antioxidants, essential for muscle replenishing and boosting brain function in older dogs.
Try out the Turkey & Red Quinoa wet food on your Miniature Schnauzer today. Your dog will definitely approve this treat!
Best Dry Dog Food for Miniature Schnauzers
If you prefer feeding your pet dry dog food or if you like to offer your dog a combination of wet food and dry food, you’re in for a treat (your pet’s in for a treat too) with our Unkibble range.
Our dry dog food is easy to scoop, and each scoop you feed your dog is packed with real, whole-food ingredients.
We don’t believe in filling our dog food with low-quality ingredients and animal by-products that we wouldn’t eat. We also use a unique Fresh Dry™ process to ensure the goodness is locked into a succulent yet crunchy dry kibble.
Once you’ve made your selection, we’ll neatly package and ship your Miniature Schnauzer’s food directly to your door. Storing the food is convenient – simply pop it into your pantry, closet, or even in your garage.
Feeding your pup is as simple as just scooping and serving with absolute peace of mind that your pet is getting the ideal nutrition in every scoop.
Best Dog Food for Miniature Schnauzers on a High Protein Diet
Spot & Tango – Beef & Barley
Loaded with healthy beef protein for your Miniature Schnauzers
|Beef, Barley, Beef Liver and Heart, Beets, Green Beans, Carrots, Cranberries, Green Beans, Rosemary, Kelp, Mix Tocopherols, Salt, Vitamins, and Minerals.|
Why we love it:
- The ingredients include high-quality organ meat for a protein boost.
- Green beans are rich in vitamins and iron for increased energy, healing, and better overall health.
- Looks as delicious and healthy as it smells – unlike other inferior quality dog foods on the market.
Miniature Schnauzers love playing energetic games and going on long walks. As such, they need a healthy protein source that supports their high energy as well as muscle growth and repair while providing essential amino acids.
The Beef & Barley recipe includes only the finest quality USDA-certified beef to provide a sustainable energy boost and protect against muscle loss. The organ meats (beef, liver, and heart) might not be too appealing to you, but for your dog, it’s a delicious source of nutrients.
You will also notice that this meal is low in carbohydrates. This is because carbs are a non-essential component of a dog’s diet, especially when that dog is as energetic and playful as a Miniature Schnauzer.
Another ingredient worth noting in this recipe is the barley. This is a healthy grain that offers low cholesterol and high fiber. Still, of course, dogs cannot live on barley alone, and that’s why we combine it with a super-size helping of meat and other ingredients that offer antioxidants, vitamins, and a great taste without the need for unhealthy additives and sugars.
Prepare to breathe in the delectable cinnamon-like aroma as you open the bag, and for that smell to remain as fresh as the first day you serve it right to the end of the bag.
If you’re looking for high-protein, nutrient-dense food for Miniature Schnauzers, give the Beef & Barley Unkibble a try.
Best Dog Food for Miniature Schnauzer with Sensitive Stomachs
Spot & Tango – Chicken & Brown Rice
|Chicken, Brown Rice, Apples, Chicken Liver and Gizzard, Carrots, Ginger Root, Sweet Potatoes, Sunflower Seeds, Mixed Tocopherols, Kale, Kelp, Salt, Vitamins, and Minerals.|
Why we love it:
- The ingredients are minimalist yet complementary, making the meal delicious while still being gentle on the stomach
- Chicken is the primary protein source which is high quality and nutrient-dense
- Ginger, one of the ingredients, boosts digestion and reduces nausea
- Each piece of kibble contains healthy brown rice grains
If your Miniature Schnauzer has a sensitive stomach, you probably have difficulty finding food and treats that don’t leave your pet feeling a little under the weather. For a dog with a sensitive stomach, a bland diet with consistency is the key to alleviating their discomfort.
Commercial dog foods are filled with ingredients, such as potato and grain, that can lead to a sensitive stomach in Miniature Schnauzers. While these ingredients are great for inspiring energy, they can spark sensitive stomachs too.
Vets often recommend boiled chicken and plain rice as a bland diet when pets have a stomach upset. Due to this, chicken and rice form the foundation of our recipe. That said, the meal itself is not bland by any means – we’re big on flavor at Spot & Tango.
Both the chicken protein and the brown rice, full of vitamins and minerals, are easily digestible. With just a bit of ginger root added, you can rest assured that there’s a preventative measure to nausea with each bite.
We’d love your Miniature Schnauzer to give our Chicken & Brown Rice Unkibble a try. Keep your dog’s tail wagging with this recipe!
Best Dry Dog Food for Overweight Miniature Schnauzers
Spot & Tango – Duck & Salmon
|Duck, Salmon, Apples, Carrots, Spinach, Flax, Sweet Potatoes, Parsley, Chia Seeds, Kelp, Salt, Tapioca, Mixed Tocopherols, Vitamins, and Minerals.|
Why we love it:
- The ingredients contain two sources of high-quality protein
- It’s a source of grain-free carbohydrates thanks to the inclusion of tapioca and flax
- The flavors are absolutely delectable – no dog can say “no” to it!
- Apples provide an extra dose of fiber and a boost of healthy vitamins
Just like people, dogs can get overweight if they’re aren’t careful of what they eat. Miniature Schnauzers need no real encouragement to eat, which means you’re responsible for keeping your dog in top shape.
If your Miniature Schnauzer is overweight, a shorter lifespan and poor quality of life are your number one concerns. A Miniature Schnauzer with a healthy weight and eating nutrient-dense meals can live two and a half years longer than an overweight dog – that’s a lot of extra time you will get to spend with your pet.
As a response to the weight problem dogs in the US seem to be struggling with, we created, together with our vet nutritionists, our Duck & Salmon Unkibble range. Dogs that struggle with their weight need to steer clear of foods filled with potato and grain fillers, which immediately eliminates a large portion of commercial dog foods on the market.
Your Miniature Schnauzer needs to eat a balanced diet that consists of lean meat, vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats. That’s why we chose the ingredients we have!
Duck and salmon are excellent sources of iron and omega-3s while still being easy to digest. What’s more is that these meals, being grain-free, offer hypoallergenic qualities, too, for dogs with sensitive skin or food allergies.
The carbohydrate sources, tapioca and flax, leave dogs feeling fuller for longer, making the weight-loss process a little easier on your pet.
Our Duck & Salmon Unkibble comes with a custom-molded scoop allowing you to serve the precise amount for a Miniature Schnauzer according to weight, age, and activity level. This takes all the guesswork out of the process – simply scoop, serve, and watch your pet thoroughly enjoy the meal!
If you need to get your Miniature Schnauzer back into healthy shape, we strongly recommend you try our Duck & Salmon Unkibble. If your pet isn’t a fan of it, let us know – we’ll give you a refund!
To sum up, the best food for Miniature Schnauzer dogs depends on specific animal needs: age, weight and genetic conditions.
For example, when the dogs are just puppies, they need one type of food heavy on protein to help them grow. On the other hand, when they are seniors the protein should decrease and the food should be aimed at preventing health problems associated with the age.
The Spot & Tango range of wet and dry meal choices is designed for every dog. So, whether you have a Miniature Schnauzer pup, adult, or senior dog with high protein needs or a sensitive stomach, the Spot & Tango range has just what you need.
You also may decide to switch from time to time, to keep things interesting for the dog and to adapt to the Miniature Schnauzer’s changing needs. That’s why when you are considering your dog’s needs, Spot & Tango offers a personalized recipe selection process.
Plus, you can also add multiple recipes and you will make your choices double or triple.
Find your dog’s favorite food at Spot & Tango website today!