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.
fresh romaine lettuce is full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber. with its extremely low calorie content and high water volume, romaine lettuce is actually a very nutritious food.
romaine lettuce is also an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, manganese, and chromium and is very good source of dietary fiber and 6 vitamins and minerals.
take a look at the nutrients found in fresh romaine lettuce!
other than being highly nutritious snack and low in calories, romaine lettuce is also a fast and safe way to hydrate your chihuahua on those hot and dry days or when your chihuahua just isn’t drinking enough water.
when selecting romaine lettuce for your chihuahua, make sure it is crisp, with unwilted leaves that are free of dark or slimy spots. be sure to wash it before giving it to your chihuahua.
the edges of the leaves should also be free of brown or yellow discoloration and they should have compact heads and stem ends that are not brown.
learn how to read the nutrition label on your chihuahua's food!
ever look at the label on your dog’s food and you didn’t understand what you were reading? ever wonder if the ingredients listed meet optimal nutritional requirements for your chihuahua?
dog food labels can be full of information, but sometimes we don’t understand what everything means. here are some pointers to help you understand what you are reading when it comes to dog food labels.
foods labeled as “completely balanced” or “nutritionally complete” meet nutritional requirements for either adult dogs, or puppies and pregnant or lactating females. these standards are set by the american feed control officials (aafco).
the label of a completely balanced food must indicate the group for which it is intended.
ingredients on a label are listed in descending order by weight.
the different components of a single ingredient are often listed separately (for example, ground corn and corn gluten meal), which changes the order in which these ingredients are listed.
nutritionally balanced dog foods always contain some plant products. dogs love meat, but they are actually omnivores. this means they need the nutrients found in both plant and animal food.
the nutritional analysis lists minimum crude protein and fat content, as well as maximum fiber and moisture content. the percentages are as fed values, meaning just the food with nothing added to it.