kennel cough in chihuahuas: prevention, signs, symptoms and treatment

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what does kennel cough in a chihuahua sound and look like?  this 15 year old chihuahua has kennel cough.  it should clear itself within 14 days as long as he is kept quiet and rests.

this chihuahua also has kennel cough. how do you know if your chihuahua has kennel cough?  what are the signs of sick chihuahua with kennel cough and what can you do to treat and prevent it?  here’s what you need to know about kennel cough in chihuahuas.

enjoying adventurous trips to the dog park with our chihuahuas can be fun, but it’s also a time to be extra cautious as it is where dogs contract kennel cough most often.  trachea respiratory problems in chihuahuas is common, so it’s especially important to know how to prevent, identify, and treat kennel cough.

although kennel cough is generally not a serious respiratory condition and usually goes away after a few weeks, it is often the case that the cough masks a more serious issue like pneumonia, thus, it’s important to properly care for your chihuahua to avoid more serious problems from developing.  the key is to carefully monitor your chihuahua for symptoms so that you can get them checked out as soon as possible.

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winter paw care tips for your chihuahua! protect your chihuahua’s paws!

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protect your chihuahua's precious paws

winter can be rough on your chihuahua’s sensitive paw pads. it’s a good idea to prevent winter weather-related paw pad injuries by following some basic dog paw care tips and by using products like dog bootie pet paw socks designed for paw protection.

dog bootie pet paw socks designed for paw protection

tips to prevent paw pad injuries

  • when possible, walk your chihuahua on grass or snow to avoid salty sidewalks. contact with deicers can lead to chemical burns.
  • wipe your chihuahua’s paws when they come in from the cold to prevent them from ingesting salty deicers.
  • trim inner-pad hair from long-haired chihuahuas short during the winter months to prevent ice balls that retain deicing salts from forming.
  • take your chihuahua for more frequent short walks to prevent hypothermia or frostbite.
  • feed your chihuahua essential fatty acids to prevent their skin from cracking or drying out, …and finally,
  • protect your chihuahua’s paws by having them wear dog bootie paw socks!
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the ultimate chihuahua care guide! learn how to care for your chihuahua!

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the ultimate care guide to taking care of your chihuahua

  • do you want to learn how to properly care for your chihuahua?
  • what are some common health concerns facing chihuahuas?
  • do you know how to choose the right vet for your chihuahua?
  • do you know how to choose the right diet to make sure that your chihuahua is healthy?

“this book has all the answers and more!”

The Ultimate Chihuahua Care Handbook also comes with these great bonuses absolutely FREE!

- FREE BONUS GIFT #1The Complete Chihuahua Resource Guide,” which is an excellent compliment to the Chihuahua handbook. It contains over 60 online links, covering Chihuahua rescue centers, discussion forums, online pet stores, & more!- FREE BONUS GIFT #2 140 Dog Treat Recipes Learn how to make yummy dog treats, biscuits, snacks, and meals! This bonus book contains over 80 pages and 140 recipes that will be sure to make your dog’s mouth water. Chihuahua Resource Guide

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you will also learn all of this incredible information with this book!

  • find out where chihuahuas come from – uncover their history and ancient origins
  • when and at what temperatures you should never walk your chihuahua outdoors
  • an extremely detailed description of a standard chihuahua’s physique, and the things that will disqualify it at dog shows
  • the two types of chihuahua coats, what they look like and which one sheds the leastRead More
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how much do you love your chihuahua …enough to get medical care?

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how much do you love your chihuahua?

over the years, we’ve had many requests from chihuahua owners with sick chihuahuas looking for help. we always recommend that they immediately seek help from their local veterinarian. it’s also not a bad idea to look into some dog insurance quotes on chihuahua pet insurance.

as a pure breed, chihuahuas can be more susceptible to genetic health issues than mixed breed dogs. whether you just brought your chihuahua puppy home or have a full-grown adult chihuahua, each segment of your chihuahua’s life brings about new health risks.

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10 reasons why an obese chihuahua is a serious health concern

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is your chihuahua porky?

due to serious health concerns, this overweight chihuahua has to lose some weight!

10 reasons why why an obese chihuahua is a serious health concern

  1. shortens lifespan
  2. leads to diabetes
  3. requires a special diet
  4. causes joint injuries
  5. can trigger tracheal collapse
  6. causes lethargy
  7. diminishes stamina
  8. more at risk during surgery
  9. dimimishes immune sytem
  10. leads to digestive disorders

so the next time your porky little chihuahua comes to you begging for food, remember that you’re doing your chihuahua a favor by saying no.

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chihuahua bites his own genitals video: a rare chihuahua health problem

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as controversial as this chihuahua video might seem, coco is a chihuahua with a problem; his penis often protrudes, resulting in painful swelling. to make matters worse he bites his own genitals putting him at risk for penile amputation.

this is a real problem for some male chihuahuas. find out what might cause such an uncommon chihuahua health problem and what can happen if it’s not treated.

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