and 2 bags of little l’s krak’ems! naturally wholesome all meat brittle dog treats made without use of antibiotics or hormones on local small family-owned farms. choose from chicken, turkey, beef and pork! your chihuahua will love these!
regardless of how old your chihuahua is, you play a key role in helping them defend against illness and remain healthy. your chihuahua can’t speak, but they can show signs of illness, so having an awareness of the most common signs of illness will help you know what to look for. unfortunately, at least 10% of chihuahuas that appear healthy have underlying health issues.
here are the most common signs of illness to look for:
bad breath or drooling
excessive drinking or urination
appetite change associated with weight loss or gain
change in activity level (e.g., lack of interest in doing things they once did)
stiffness or difficulty in rising or climbing stairs
sleeping more than normal, or other behavior or attitude changes
coughing, sneezing, excessive panting, or difficulty breathing
dry or itchy skin, sores, lumps, or shaking of the head
frequent digestive upsets or change in bowel movements
“if you see a cute chihuahua puppy in a pet store window, don’t buy it!”
puppies sold at pet stores come from puppy mills
that’s right, we all know about the horrific conditions of puppy mills and how they are the homes of unregulated dog breeding owned by shady breeders, but many people who are in support of banishing puppy mills and people who just want to purchase a chihuahua puppy don’t even know that most pet store puppies come from there.
there is no such thing as a micro chihuahua or a pocket chihuahua. micro-size or teacup chihuahuas are usually the runts of a litter and tend to mature with several chihuahua health problems, have a shorter life span and need more care than the average chihuahua.
snoring is a common occurrence in chihuahuas and has nothing to do with a collapsed trachea. it is attributed to their short muzzle and sometimes it is loud enough to wake the house up. it can be incredibly funny when you have visitors as no one can believe that such a small dog can make that much noise.
“it’s montecristo the famous chihuahua! he has a book now!”
you may remember montecristo the famous chihuahua from a few years back when we featured him on famous chihuahua! well it was the beginning of his fabulous journey towards becoming an international traveling pet celebrity!