““teaka the famous chihuahua is a very healthy 16 years old because of this!”
did you know chihuahuas can live up to 18 years old if you do two things?
here’s what you need to do to help your chihuahua live a long and healthy life:
shaking puppy syndrome is a disease that effects the central or peripheral nervous system of the brain and is medically termed hypomyelination. the good news is that your puppy can grow out of it and still grow up to live a happy and healthy life.
at birth, often puppies that develop the syndrome are normal. they later develop symptoms at 1 – 2 weeks old. typically they begin to tremor and it’s predominantly more noticeable in the hind legs.
halloween is fast approaching and famous chihuahua® would like to ensure chihuahua owners keep their chihuahuas safe, happy and healthy by asking them to follow these simple safety tips:
select costumes carefully
if you dress up your chihuahua up for halloween, choose a costume that doesn’t limit their movement, hearing, sight or ability to breath or bark. check for any choking hazards also.
skip the sweets
avoid feeding your chihuahua halloween candy. many treats can be toxic to your chihuahua’s health and those that contain the artificial sweetener xylitol can be poisonous. even small amounts can cause a drop in blood sugar and result in seizures. also avoid feeding them chocolate. dark chocolate and bakers chocolate can be especially dangerous.
throw away candy wrappers
ingesting aluminum or cellophane can cause intestinal blockage and induce vomiting. throw those candy wrappers in the garbage to avoid them becoming a play toy for your pet.
keep your chihuahua in another room during the trick-or-treating rush
halloween can bring many unexpected visitors to the door all at once. this can make your chihuahua nervous and likely to flee when the door opens. if they accidentally get loose, make sure your chihuahua is wearing an id tag.
avoid potentially harmful decorations
candles in jack-o-lanterns are easily knocked over. avoid using them as this can result in a fire and burns to your chihuahua. also, take preventative care with open wires, cords and potentially harmful products your chihuahua may try to ingest. do your best to keep them out of harms way.
playing it safe isn’t tricky, just play it smart!
the chihuahua puppy in this video is experiencing a classic episode of reverse sneezing. it might look and sound concerning, but it’s usually harmless and often seen in small breed dogs.
what is reverse sneezing?
reverse sneezing is quite common in chihuahuas. it is also known as mechanosensitive aspiration reflex, inspiratory paroxysmal respiration, and pharyngeal gag reflex. it is caused by a spasm of the throat and soft palate that is triggered by an irritation to the throat, pharynx, or laryngeal area.
your chihuahua can not explain its symptoms, so it’s your responsibility to keep him or her healthy and to determine whether or not they need veterinary care. chihuahuas tend to want to hide their illness, so it is up to you to check your chihuahua for abnormalities.
it is a good idea to learn simple health tips that could potentially save your chihuahua’s life in an emergency. this is a must for any chihuahua owner. the ebook, caring for your chihuahua made easy, contains helpful chihuahua care information as well as valuable information for new chihuahua buyers and chihuahua owners unsure of how to care for their chihuahua.
be prepared: questions your veterinarian may ask
your veterinarian may ask additional questions to help localize or diagnose the problem. it may help to be prepared to answer some of the following questions:
after answering some general questions, more specific questions need to be answered. a brief cursory exam of your chihuahua at home can help you determine the answers. these questions are also commonly asked when chihuahua owners are seeking help over the phone.
be prepared to answer the following questions, depending on the problem with your chihuahua: