15 things dogs dislike about humans! do you do any of these with your chihuahua?

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so the first thing was rushing your dog when they have to go potty …  we all know chihuahuas are notorious for taking their time to go to the bathroom and they will go to the extreme to find just the right spot to go!  but, did you know they really dislike it when we rush them through the process?  be sure to watch the video for the 14 other things we do that our chihuahuas dislike!

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tracheal collapse in chihuahuas: a serious chihuahua respiratory health problem

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many chihuahua owners email us with concerns related to their chihuahua puppies or dogs experiencing breathing problems, more specifically frequent gagging, coughing and chihuahua wheezing and seizures that result in gasping for air.  this article may be helpful to you if your chihuahua has been affected by obstructed breathing or symptoms thereof.

chihuahuas are known to suffer from problems related to their soft palate or a collapsed trachea.  it is a health concern that is characteristic of the chihuahua breed and is also commonly referred to as “reverse sneezing”.

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tracheal collapse is a condition in which the trachea partially collapses or flattens out as your chihuahua is trying to breath.  this leads irritation and results in the gagging, coughing and wheezing symptoms mentioned above.

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is there such a thing as a micro chihuahua? …a pocket chihuahua?

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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.

some even need to be tube fed or bottle fed until their little bodies are developed enough and they can eat on their own. it is also not uncommon to have to pay daily veterinarian fees to keep these so-called ‘pocket or micro chihuahuas’ from becoming a sick chihuahua as they age.

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