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I have never heard of a kibble being "too dense" if they are talking in a physical sense.

I prefer high protein (30-38%), high fat (18-25%) kibbles which in turn end up being higher calorie around 425-475 kcals per cup usually. Have not had any dog have trouble digesting or thriving on that ratio. But, all larger dogs and mostly quite active so normal meal is 1-2 cups.

However, high calorie kibble can be harder to feed the right amount because the volume fed seems too small to the human eye so its easy to top up the bowl or overfeed.
Some dogs, seems more an issue with small dogs or older and inactive dogs who need fewer calories, can get an upset stomach from not having much food in their stomach. One option is to feed a low calorie bulk food like plain green beans along with the kibble or those doga may do better on a lower calorie food.
 

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600 calories for a Chi, even a young active and intact one does sound like a lot.

I ran a few calculators for a 10 lbs, active dog and most recommend around 350-400 calories. 10 lbs heavy duty work dog got the calculator up to 600-700 cals.

Between two fooda both between 400 to 500 kcals per cup? Just try one and see how the dog does.
 
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