symptoms and signs of a sick chihuahua: know when to see a veterinarian!

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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.

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some indications of a “sick chihuahua” include:

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:

  • how long have you owned your chihuahua?
  • where did you get your chihuahua (adoption center, breeder, previous stray)?
  • what other type of pets do you have?
  • read more in caring for your chihuahua made easy

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.

know when to take your chihuahua to see a veterinarian!

be prepared to answer the following questions, depending on the problem with your chihuahua:

regarding the eyes

  • have you noticed an increase or decrease in tear production?
  • do the eyes appear cloudy or red?
  • have you noticed any discharge coming from the eyes?
  • read more in caring for your chihuahua made easy

regarding the ears

  • do you notice any swelling or discharge from the ears?
  • are the ears drooping when they normally stand erect?
  • are the ears red and inflamed?
  • read more in caring for your chihuahua made easy

regarding the nose

regarding the mouth

looking inside the mouth

  • are there any foreign objects such as bones or sticks stuck on the roof of the mouth or around the teeth?
  • is your chihuahua able to open and close the mouth normally?
  • is there any pain involved in opening or closing the mouth?
  • read more in caring for your chihuahua made easy

regarding the chest

  • is your chihuahua experiencing any difficulty breathing?
  • have you noticed excessive panting?
  • is there any pain when the chest area is petted?
  • read more in caring for your chihuahua made easy

find out how to check your chihuahua’s heartbeat in caring for your chihuahua made easy

regarding the abdomen/stomach area

regarding the urinary and reproductive systems

  • have you noticed any difference in urinating?
  • does your chihuahua seem to strain to urinate or cry in pain?
  • does your chihuahua repeatedly try to urinate with no urine produced?
  • read more in caring for your chihuahua made easy

regarding the musculoskeletal system – bones and joints

by supplying the answers to these questions, your veterinarian will be in a much better position to help your chihuahua.  additional tests may be necessary to find out what the problem is, but the answers to the above questions can greatly narrow the area of concern.

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please note that famous chihuahua is providing this information to chihuahua owners as a guide so you know when to take your chihuahua to see your veterinarian.

famous chihuahua® would like to encourage chihuahua owners to read the eBook, caring for your chihuahua made easy: breed information, health care and nutriton, and as a rule of thumb: if at any time your chihuahua is showing signs or symptoms of illness and discomfort, don’t wait, go the vet!

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Comments 489

  1. Beatrix Johnson

    My chihuahua is about 20 months olds he throws up a lot and he’s not eating he’s like ok one day and the next he’s sick do any no what’s wrong I take him to the vet he does good for about 3 days

  2. Andrea

    My 5 month old baby girl chihuahua was letargic and wobbly last night, she would run, and then fall over. Brought her to the emergency vet, over $200 , and still no answers. I started readind these comments and alot of them matched exactly how she was acting. Like a burst of energy running, and then she would fall over snd go limp, I am so worried about her. Can someone please let me know whats going on with this!

  3. cassy lora

    may have unsubscribed,,,not sure. would love to contiue to recieve traing and helpful info thanks cassy lora

  4. Crystal

    My chi is around 2 years old and when I got home my son was sitting by her and she started screaming. I thought it was something my son did but she was sitting in the living room by herself and started doing it again with he tail between her legs so I picked her up and she was fine for a min then did it again.. please someone tell me what is wrong with her

  5. Patty Spaulding

    I don’t know what’s wrong with her she won’t lay still keeps throwing her head around you think she did speed but you didn’t there’s none of that around here what do I do

  6. Patricia Teran

    My Chihuahua is bloated and shaken alot trying to find nearby vet or advice please help

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  9. Shanell

    My chi is doing the samething was fine yesterday and the last night we notice vomiting and she not eating she went outside for a few then came in thats when she wasnt herself my husband gave her milk she vomit and started feeling better but still not eating.

  10. Gloria

    We have a 4 yr old Chihuahua and all of a sudden yesterday he started panting when we didn’t hear a noise or anything and every few hours he does it again??? Any idea of what this could be???

  11. Cristina Espinoza

    Yes Val Wadkins!

    My 18 yo Chi started with those same symptoms as of Monday night…

    wobbly head, teary eyes, barely eating won’t poop with gas

    Have they figured-out anything on your Chi yet?

  12. Ashley

    My chi just ate something while we was walking and now he feel kinda drowsy should I be worried

  13. Valerie Wadkins

    My 3 yo chi has been to the vet numerous times so I’m not asking for advice.. I am asking if any other chi owners have experienced the same that we are. She went from being a totally normal healthy full of life and energy little girl to sleepy wobbly barely eating won’t poop on her own little girl. It is breaking our hearts and racking our brains and the vets trying to figure out what is wrong with her. 2 blood panels. 1 stool sample. Multiple enemas. Just looking to see if anyone else has had some experience with this. Please let me know.

  14. Deborah prater

    Our blue Chihuahua has upset stomach her chest seems extended also. We just moved but her poo is liquid and she struggled to get it out.

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