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

June 16th, 2014 · 374 Comments

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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.

you know your chihuahua best.  you will notice subtle early warning signs that someone else might not.  if any of the following chihuahua health care symptoms or signs of illness exist, call your veterinarian immediately.  do not wait – your chihuahua must be examined!

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indications of a “sick chihuahua” include:

  • lethargy
  • disorientation
  • weakness
  • weight loss
  • seizure
  • lack of appetite
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • unproductive retching, straining to urinate
  • bloody urine
  • difficulty or inability to walk
  • bleeding, pale mucous membranes
  • difficulty breathing and persistent cough

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it is also 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 ultimate guide to taking care of your chihuahua contains all of this helpful chihuahua care information as well as valuable information for new chihuahua buyers and breeders.

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?
  • what is the age of your chihuahua?
  • has your chihuahua experienced any previous illnesses?
  • is your chihuahua currently under treatment for an illness or disease?
  • what preventative medications is your chihuahua currently taking?
  • does your chihuahua receive consistent flea treatment?
  • are any other pets ill?
  • has he/she been vaccinated? if so, when? which vaccines?
  • have there been any recent pet acquisitions?
  • have there been any recent activities such as boarding, grooming, trip to the park?
  • is a majority of your chihuahua’s time spent indoors or outdoors?
  • have there been any recent changes in diet or eating habits?
  • what brand of food, how much and how frequently does your chihuahua eat?
  • what type of table scraps are offered and how frequently?
  • what type of treats are offered and how frequently?
  • how much water does your chihuahua typically drink per day?
  • have there been any recent changes in water consumption?
  • have you noticed any coughing or sneezing?
  • have you noticed any lumps or bumps on your chihuahua?
  • is your chihuahua urinating normally?
  • Is your dog having normal bowel movements?
  • when is the last time he/she had a bowel movement?
  • have you noticed any recent weight loss or weight gain?

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?
  • do the eyes appear bloodshot?
  • are the pupils the same size in both eyes?
  • have you noticed your chihuahua rubbing or pawing at the eyes?
  • is your chihuahua squinting?
  • do the eyes appear to be sunken or excessively protruding?

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?
  • do you notice any odor to the ears?
  • is your chihuahua rubbing or pawing at the ears?
  • have you noticed a lot of head shaking?
  • have you noticed any pain or crying when you rub or scratch your chihuahua’s ears?

regarding the nose

  • have you noticed any congestion, sneezing or coughing?
  • have you noticed any blood coming from the nose?
  • have you noticed any nasal discharge?

regarding the mouth

  • have you noticed any swelling of the lips or tongue?
  • have you noticed any bleeding from the mouth?
  • what color are the gums – tissue just above the teeth?

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?
  • have you noticed any excessive drooling or foaming at the mouth?
  • is your chihuahua able swallow food normally?

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?
  • have you noticed any recent coughing?
  • is the heartbeat steady and consistent?
  • what is the heart rate?

place your hand or your ear on the left side of your chihuahua’s chest, just behind the elbow. you should be able to feel or hear the heartbeat. count how many beats the heart pumps in one minute.

regarding the abdomen/stomach area

  • has your chihuahua been having any diarrhea or vomiting?
  • is your chihuahua able to eat and drink normally?
  • does the abdomen/stomach area appear swollen or distended?
  • does your chihuahua appear to be in pain when the stomach area is petted?
  • is your chihuahua known to chew on non-food items such as clothing, towels, rocks, or other items?

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?
  • is there any blood in the urine?
  • how frequently does your chihuahua urinate?
  • is your female chihuahua spayed?
  • has your female ever had puppies? if so, at what age?
  • if your female is not spayed, when was her last heat cycle and was she bred?
  • do you notice any discharge from the vaginal area?
  • is your male chihuahua neutered? if so, at what age?
  • do you notice any discharge from the penis?
  • if your chihuahua is not neutered, do you notice any swelling of the testicles?
  • have you noticed your chihuahua excessively licking or grooming the genital area?

regarding the musculoskeletal system – bones and joints

  • have you noticed any limping?
  • are any legs or joints swollen?
  • has your chihuahua been excessively licking at one area of his/her legs?
  • does your chihuahua show signs of pain when walking?
  • is your chihuahua able to walk normally?
  • does your chihuahua walk on his/her knuckles?
  • does your chihuahua drag any legs when walking?
  • does your chihuahua seem to be in pain when petting him or her?

by supplying the answers 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.

the editor of famous chihuahua would like to encourage chihuahua owners to follow this advice as their rule of thumb as to when to take their chihuahua to the vet:

if at any time your chihuahua is showing signs or symptoms of illness and discomfort, don’t wait, just go the vet!

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374 responses so far ↓

  • 1 amanda // Oct 3, 2008 at 1:16 am

    my poor little chihuahua makes this honking noise all most like hes coughing but he does it for a straight minute. what do i do? is he sick?

  • 2 famous chihuahua editor // Oct 3, 2008 at 3:31 am

    Hi Amanda, please take a look at this page to see if the information here is of any help to you http://www.famouschihuahua.com/chihuahua-health-concerns/chihuahua-wheezing-seizures/

  • 3 tara // Jan 4, 2009 at 3:05 am

    My chihuahua is 7 mos old and is in heat she has diarhea ,loss of appetite, vomitting, loss of weight, and a little bit of weezing she also seems as if she is depressed . she is the type of dog that when you walk thru the door shes there excited to see you now i have to find her she doesnt even eat her treats let alone do tricks any more can you tell me whats wrong???

  • 4 sharon // Feb 13, 2009 at 4:22 am

    both of my chihuahuas make the honking noise you mentioned. Instead of plugging their noses I use my finger and rub it lightly in down ward strokes on the front of their throats. this makes them swallow and stop the honking sound. I also do what I can to calm them down.

  • 5 Tina // Mar 9, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I have a six week old male chi . Since I brought him home he won’t eat, I feed him with a syringe and give him honey to keep his sugar up. He had to leave his mom early as she had 7 pups and was unable to care for them anymore. He seems sad most the time, won’t eat, doesn’t wag his tail unless he sees another animal and the breeder won’t let him stay with his mom another week. Do you have any suggestions?

  • 6 Nena // Mar 16, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    My dog, Menudo, will scratch his ear and then start whinning. We tried treating him for earmites but it still happened. What is wrond with his ear?

  • 7 Karen // Mar 19, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    My male chihuahua pup is 5months old. He’s normally very lively and running around your feet. Today he will not eat or drink, has vommited and has had diarrhea. His eyes appear abit bloodshot. He seems very weak and only wants to sleep. Can you advise what might be wrong? should I take him to the vet or should I see how he gets on throughout the day???Please advise!

  • 8 famous chihuahua editor // Mar 19, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    please take your chihuahua to the vet ASAP. it could be any number of things so he needs to be taken immediately to your vet for a thorough examination.

  • 9 famous chihuahua editor // Mar 19, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    did you check to see if his toenails need cut. it could be as simple as that. this answer is in response to Nena from March 16th.

  • 10 Robbin // Mar 26, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Good Morning I have a little 5month old female, she eats fine and is drinking, but she has been coughing and this morning sounds a little congested, my friend is a breeder and she gave me some antibiotic to give to her is this ok??

  • 11 famous chihuahua editor // Mar 27, 2009 at 2:42 am

    please take your chihuahua to the vet to have your chihuahua physically examined by a trained professional.

  • 12 Cariesa // Mar 30, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    My 3 month old female chihuahua has been sick for little over a month know(I got her like that from the breeder). She coughs and sneezes. The sneezing mostly through the day, but the coughing mostly at night. In the last 3 weeks she has been to 2 doctors, has had Sinolux twice, Riloton, Vibroliet, Panacur(currently on), Kennel cough injection, 2nd vaccine and I put viks on her chest at night. They thought she had kennel cough, but she got the injection 2 weeks back and she has showed no inprovement. The doctor gave her a prednisolone injection and thought she is alergic to something in the bedding, monitored her for 48hours nothing changed. They think it is two things, worms on the lungs or something she was born with. She can’t go for scans, because she is to little. Any advise on what it can be or what more I can do. Desperate! I’m very worried, because last night she was looking at me with those little dark eyes that said please help. I can see it is hurting her. Mia and I haven’t slept one night through since I got her a month ago.

  • 13 Denise Sandoval // Mar 31, 2009 at 3:13 am

    my 5 month old chihuahua today vomited and does not want to eat she is shaking all just wants to sleep, she also has been barking for no reason at everyone.

  • 14 bobby DeVeau // Apr 1, 2009 at 3:12 am

    i have two chihuahuas and am very concered. I think that they may be sick and not sure what to do or how to treat them. they are both females and they are around 8 months old. they have lack of energy, loss of appite, and they constantly look like they are cryin. They used to be so full of energy running around playin, eatin all the time, up till about a week ago. If any one can help please please help my two little girls, we all would appritiate it very much!!!

  • 15 melissa25 // Apr 6, 2009 at 6:12 am

    my chihuahua is sick. he is breathing very heavy and not opening his eyes as much. he’s been coughing all day, a dry cough. help someone. has anyone had this problem.

  • 16 famous chihuahua editor // Apr 10, 2009 at 2:24 am

    please take your chihuahua to the vet asap.

  • 17 anna // Apr 21, 2009 at 2:07 am

    my puppy is vomiting foaming liquid she is 5 mths won’t eat or drink water I am giving her pedialite also her stool is a little watery but still kind of normal Please help what can I give her does anyonr know what it might be she is an inside puppy.

  • 18 famous chihuahua editor // Apr 21, 2009 at 2:55 am

    it sounds like your chihuahua puppy has eaten something that has resulted in her becoming ill. please call your vet immediately to make an appointment to bring her in for examination. if it is after hours, call their emergency after hour number. do not try and solve the problem yourself, get professional help.

  • 19 katie // Apr 22, 2009 at 12:13 am

    my chihuaha is 5 months old and for the past 2 days he hasnt been able to keep food down , well the first time he threw up it was white foam and then the 2nd day he ate really good but he threw up again and i dont know if he has a cold or could this be more seriouse.

  • 20 famous chihuahua editor // Apr 22, 2009 at 12:52 am

    please call your vet as soon as possible to make and bring your chihuahua in for a complete examination. do not try to figure out the problem yourself. let a professional take care of your chihuahua.

  • 21 Holly // Apr 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    I have a 2yr old 4lb Chiihuahua male. He at times gets very larthargic, glossy eyes, shallow breathing. He can’t balance, falls over, has stiff arms, not very responsive. His tummy will at times get swollen. I have took him to the vet and they ran many tests and he was negitivefor everything. I then took him to a neurologist and they could be of no help (unless I had $2000). He gets these “fits” every few months, but once they start he has a few back to back. Any suggestions on what it could be? Or how to make him more comfortable? What should he be eating during this time, should I make him drink/eat?

  • 22 famous chihuahua editor // Apr 24, 2009 at 1:32 am

    hi holly, please take your chihuahua to another vet and get a second opinion. i realize this will cost money but pets are a responsibility so it is up to you to look after your chihuahua properly. consider giving your chihuahua an essential fatty acid formula every day. here are a few links to review that may serve helpful:

    http://www.famouschihuahua.com/chihuahua-nutrition/healthy-snacks-for-chihuahuas/
    http://www.famouschihuahua.com/chihuahua-nutrition/chihuahuas-essential-fatty-acids/
    http://www.famouschihuahua.com/chihuahua-nutrition/how-to-read-dog-food-labels/
    http://www.famouschihuahua.com/chihuahua-nutrition/what-to-feed-your-chihuahua/

  • 23 gabriel ramirez // Apr 25, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    I noticed that when my chihuahua has an erection between his shaft and testicles it swells up to were it looks like another set of testicle but whe not erected everything looks normal should I be concerned or is this normal.

  • 24 Andrea // Apr 30, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    We have a 12 week old female chihuahua she is pretty lathargic, vomiting, not eating or drinking. She seems to have no energy. She isnt the only dog sick, we also have a 10 month old pitbull who is sick as well with the same symptoms but our other 2 dogs are fine. Which is another pitbull and another chihuahua. The pitbull that is sick is starting to eat today but he had the runny stools and what looked like maybe a little blood in it. If anyone could possibly help please do.

  • 25 PENNY // May 11, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    my tthree year old chi got sick 05/10, would not jump on couch, shaking, pain when i picked him up, did eat food slow normally ravages it but was slow. i took him to the vet & they gave him a shot for pain, said it would last 24 hours & thy were correct smae symptoms are back, just stands does not want to sit lacks energy. any suggestions

  • 26 stephanie // May 24, 2009 at 11:55 am

    my 10 years old chihuahua isn’t pregnant but she’s still producing milk.. could anyone help? thanks

  • 27 wendi // Jun 29, 2009 at 3:10 am

    I bought a Chihuahua 2 weeks ago, she is now 9 weeks old. Is it normal for her to be very docile, sleep alot, and prefers a lap to sleep in as opposed to playing? My Mom also bought a Chihuahua at the same time but hers is 3 weeks older and hers does not sit still for not even a second. Hers is very rambucious. My chihuahua plays some but not a lot and also seems to trip over her feet alot while in the grass. Is this normal or should I be concerned? Also, lastly, yesterday and today she cried out when I picked her up on 2 occasions, like it was painful. But after picking her up and touching around on her body there was no further crying. Her next vet appointment is in 1 and a half weeks for second set of puppy shots. Should I wait to talk to the vet then or bring her in sooner. She was already examined once by the vet 2 weeks ago for a first visit. No problems were noted at that time. Please respond.

  • 28 famous chihuahua editor // Jun 29, 2009 at 7:03 am

    hi wendi,

    chihuahuas are lap dogs so the fact that she likes to sleep in your lap is not unusual. she is also very young so her coordination isn’t going to be very good and she is also a very tiny creature which means she is growing and will be sensitive to touch in some areas where her body is experiencing growth. it is also very possible that she is sensitive in the areas to where she had her first set of shots only two weeks ago. give your vet a call and describe to them what your chihuahua has experienced regarding her sensitivity to touch. it will have to be your judgment call as to whether or not you want to take her in early, but whatever you do, don’t miss the vet appointment.

  • 29 Lisa // Jul 4, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Please help!! My chi is 1 yr. old and last night (July3rd) she seemed afraid to jump on the couch that she usually zips right across. This morning she stopped jumping on the bed also and whined to be lifted. Normally she can jump onto everything. She is licking more around her groin area, but other than that she shows no sign of pain and only seems to be pouting a bit more than usual sort of like when she is sick to her tummy. She hasn’t ate yet today and does seem to be sleeping more than usual. Because it is a holiday I cant seem to get the vet on the phone and Im terrified. It will be Monday before I can probably get her to a vet . Im so scared….

  • 30 famous chihuahua editor // Jul 4, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    hi lisa, there should be a n emergency 24 hour vet hospital in your area that you can call during after hours. if your vet doesn’t leave an emergency number on their machine for after hour calls then try calling other vets until you get one that does provide an emergency after hour vet. also try searching online for an emergency 24 hour vet in your area.

  • 31 nicole // Jul 6, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    My pup is 9 months old and just over the holiday weekend seemed to be a little depressed. Usually when she hears a car or someone close a door she barks and runs aroudn but this last weekend that stopped. She has been throwing up for two days and and stool is a little runny. She doesn’t want to eat at all and all she wants is water. Is this cause to be concerned or should I just let it ride out?

  • 32 famous chihuahua editor // Jul 6, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    call your vet to tell them whats happening and make an appointment asap. your chihuahua puppy may have eaten something that is making her ill.

  • 33 amy // Jul 15, 2009 at 6:47 am

    My chihuahua is 2 years old and licks her lips all the time. She is alway sticking her tongue out and she has tiny bubbles on her lips when she is doing this. The vet doesnt know why she is doing this. She thought maybe a stomach ache. But she does it all the time pretty much. She doesn’t eat well. And she acts like she has trouble breathing sometimes.

  • 34 robert brandon // Jul 17, 2009 at 2:26 am

    i gave my chihuahua its shots and it is really sick. it is having seziures and laying like it is dead , trouble breathing what do i do?

  • 35 famous chihuahua editor // Jul 17, 2009 at 2:31 am

    you call a vet ASAP. do not wait another minute – take your chihuahua to emergency ASAP!

  • 36 tammie // Jul 17, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    i have a 10 week old male chihuahua he has stop eating but he will drink water i have giving him some karo syrup but he is still very sleepy and has diarriha. what should i do

  • 37 Wendy // Jul 22, 2009 at 12:52 am

    We have a 11 month old chihuahua and he has been exhibiting the following symptoms: when you pick him up at times he ‘flips out’- crys and tries to jump out of your arms (at times, when you pick him up he is fine though); he is shaking a lot more than normal and acts as if he is scared of us; eating and drinking some but not as much as normal. We took him to the vet today and they couldn’t find anything wrong- gave him antiflammatory, and did xrays and blood tests (xrays were fine, blood test results tomorrow). During exam he was fine during some of it and other times it was if you were torturing him. He cries really loud and tries to jump out of your arms. We have a great vet and even he is stumped. Have you ever heard of this? Pls help!

  • 38 famous chihuahua editor // Jul 22, 2009 at 1:16 am

    hi wendy,

    what do you use to take your chihuahua for a walk? he could be experiencing pain or tenderness from where his or her harness goes around his body. the tugging, etc could be affecting him.

  • 39 Wendy // Jul 22, 2009 at 1:49 am

    he’s actually never been in a harness. He was handled and held alot this weekend (However, he was never dropped or mishandled). He really never leaves the house -he’s puddle pad trained.
    Tonight he appears to be worse. We just tried to pick him up and he went balistic (crying and yelping really loud and fighting to get away )and then cowered away from us (which is highly unusual bc he spends so much time in our laps). Have you ever heard of this type of thing? He’s on anti-inflammatory meds and has been thoroughly xrayed….

  • 40 famous chihuahua editor // Jul 22, 2009 at 2:13 am

    it could be any number of things, but he sounds like he is experiencing tenderness throughout his body. keep a close eye on him and if it seems like he needs emergency care, do not hesitate to take him to an emergency animal hospital in your area. you can find one by doing a google search for emergency animal hospitals in your area. you can also call them in advance to let them know what your chihuahua is experiencing.

  • 41 Ryan // Jul 22, 2009 at 3:58 am

    Hello. My Chihuahua is not wanting to get up and do anything since last night. He is normally up and about running around. I noticed between his penis and rectum he is swollen and red quite a bit. Perhaps he was bitten by something? He was doing much better during the day today but this evening just wants to lay down and not get up. Any thoughts???

  • 42 famous chihuahua editor // Jul 23, 2009 at 1:58 am

    your chihuahua can’t tell you that he is not feeling well, so make his health a priority and make sure he sees a vet asap.

  • 43 Doneyell // Jul 29, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Hello, I just got two chihuahua last week and they are six weeks old. Wen i got them they were very active and playful, but for two days now my male chihuahua just lays around, don’t want to walk or move. He just sleep all day longg. He don’t eat like he use to. They have an appointment next week for their physical and I’m wondering should i take him before then? I am very nervous and scared.

  • 44 famous chihuahua editor // Jul 29, 2009 at 4:10 am

    call your vet and tell them what is going on. they will let you know if you should bring him in earlier for an examination. don’t panic and don’t be scared. if there is an emergency number they provide for after hours, call that number.

  • 45 Suze // Jul 29, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    I’m surprised at the number of people here who need to be told to take their chi to a vet! Chi’s are such small and vulnerable dogs that to ‘wait and see’ is never a good idea. As for ones that don’t get walks outside – I’m speachless. I use a wheelchair yet still take my chi for a walk every day, even though I can’t go far. He loves to smell all the smells outside. First sign of illness/unusual behavior take your dog to the vet, please.

  • 46 famous chihuahua editor // Jul 29, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    thanks for this comment suze, famous chihuahua feels obligated to the chihuahuas of these people because we fear that if we don’t tell them to take their chihuahuas to the vet, they might not. never question taking your chihuahua to the vet if they show any sign of illness, just go!

  • 47 Sandi // Jul 29, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Here’s some good advise for fellow Chi lovers & responsible Chi parents.
    If it’s enough to worry you to the point where you feel the need to reach out to others then it’s probably a good idea to call your Vet! Just like with children, better to be safe than sorry. I believe Baby Chi’s are even more delicate than human babies. As responsible “parents” it’s best to over-react than to not act at all. twitter.com/o0ochillyo0o

  • 48 sam // Aug 1, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    my chihuahua hasn’t eaten for two days she will only drink water and sleeps. she can only walk a few steps

  • 49 Sandi // Aug 2, 2009 at 2:16 am

    I’m just a fellow Chi owner, the Editor might have better advise but in the meantime…How old is the Chihuahua? I just went through this with my new baby. Not eating causing them to become Hypoglycemic. If you’re dealing with a baby you need to feed him/her something even if its Gerber baby meat sticks and get Nutrical. The best way to tell if this is the problem is get some sort of sugar into the dog. A drop of pancake syrup, or corn syrup in its mouth. I did this with mine to determine if that was the problem and within 10 minutes my baby was better. 2 days without food isn’t good. You could give this a try until you can get the pup into the vet. If your dealing with an older pup, could be something different. Either way call your vet but getting food into your pup and (Nutrical doesn’t hurt either) is the first step. You can find me on twitter at twitter.com/o0ochillyo0o

  • 50 Kelly // Aug 3, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Hi, My Chi has a heart condition, he is 8 years old, he is on heart med’s and fluid tablets twice daily. I had him at the vet yesterday as he had developed a cough, the vet said it was an irritation in the trachea. He gave me antibiotics and antinflamitorys. Today I have noticed my dog has barely moved off the couch, his breathing is rapid and shallow and he is mostly unresponive, Ive had to force him to drink water as he hasnt been able and normally on the fluid tabs he drinks very regularly. I had to carry him to the loo as he had not got the energy to walk out himself. Are these effects of all the medication or Should I bring him back to the vet?? I have an emergancy num for him as it is a bank holiday here in ireland.
    Please help Im very worried if anything were to happen to him it would be like losing a limb.

  • 51 Laura // Aug 3, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Wendy-
    Something similar happened to our chi mix, and we couldn’t figure it out. Turns out our vet found/figured out that she either pulled or strained her lower back muscle. She was in pain walking, wagging her tail, and going to the bathroom. She gave us anti-inflammatories and pain meds to give her for 10 days, and we had to carry her everywhere (she was very tender and would whine, even turn around a try to bite out of the pain). After about 5-6 days, she felt tons better, and was back to normal within 2 weeks. Its hard to tell with soft tissue injuries, since xrays can’t see them. If your vet is stumped and your dog is still in discomfort, perhaps your clinic can recommend an orthopaedic vet.

  • 52 famous chihuahua editor // Aug 3, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    hi, please call the emergency number asap to let them know of your chihuahua’s situation and make sure you tell them the medications he is on. then get your chihuahua into their emergency care right away.

  • 53 Sandi // Aug 3, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Kelly,

    I agree get him to the Vet ASAP just to be on the safe side. I lost my 10 year old baby girl who was also on heart meds and other meds for her heart murmur. My girl had a cough, usually when she swallowed and sometimes simply because there was fluid in her lungs. The trachea had pressure on it due to the enlarged heart. The meds never seemed to be a problem but meds work differently in every dog, it could be that simple but if he is unresponsive this is not a good sign. The breathing should have been regulated since she began taking the meds, this concerns me. Did they do a blood test to test the other organs to make sure they were all functioning? This is one of the first things my Vet suggested so they knew what they were up against in ways of treatment. Please get him in as soon as possible and keep us updated. I’m not trying to scare you but when it comes to your babies heart, it doesn’t need anymore stress on it right now, so if it is a reaction to meds the vet needs to find an alternative. twitter.com/o0ochillyo0o

  • 54 Ginger // Aug 3, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Reading over this blog. It is so sad all these sick babies. Especially the puppies which can go hypoglycemic so quickly. What disturbs me is some people bought 6 week old Chihuahua puppies. That is simply too young. Some of my smaller ones I will not let go until they are 12 weeks old if necessary. Please before you buy a puppy or bring home an adult dog. Make sure where you are getting the new pet is a place you will feel comfortable asking questions. Also have a veterinarian picked out before you bring home a puppy or adult Chihuahua. Be sure the Veterinarian has experience with such small dogs. Some vets have no idea how to take blood or give IV’s to such small animals A holistic vet in NY has the best products for small breeds such as the nutra drops which are better then nutracal. They promote appetite. They also have a great food for smaller breed puppies. animalwellness.net/index.html

    Puppies with URI or commonly called kennel cough can have prolonged disease as long as 3 to 4 months if the veterinarian gave the wrong antibiotic or if you do not complete the treatment causing an antibiotic resistant strain. Diarrhea and lack of appetite are all emergency cases for tiny Chihuahuas. Not a week away, but an emergency ASAP to your local veterinarian is required. If a puppy or adult dog crashes ( has a hypoglycemic fit) Even if you do bring the baby back with sugar, and the baby looks normal. A vet visit is still needed. Because being that their body went through such a stressful situation the gut can easily become over run by bad bacteria causing additional problems. Excessive drinking is a sign of a sour tummy which is an emergency for a Chihuahua. Again please do not purchase a puppy or a dog from someone you can not contact if there is a problem. It is simply not fair to yourself or the puppy.

    superstarpuppies.com

  • 55 Sandi // Aug 4, 2009 at 1:51 am

    It is sad to read about and even worse when you start thinking about how many of these babies didn’t make it to the vet in time.
    I had my first experience with a Hypoglycemic pup recently. I was extremely brokenhearted when I lost my oldest Chihuahua that I wanted another little girl to help with the mending process. I went through an add in my local newspaper and got my Stella, who was supposedly 8 weeks of age, and weened onto wet foods. Come to find out she was barely 6 wks and pulled from her mother just so they could make a sale! I should have strictly went through a breeder but I’m convinced if I didn’t get my Stella and someone else did, she would have died. This pup needed 24/7 around the clock care. From force feeding to force feeding water! She is still very picky about food and will not eat dry food, even soaked in water, milk or broth. She was Hypoglycemic and very tiny, 12 oz when I got her. I have done everything I could to nurse this little one to be the strong little girl she is today. I went with Nutrical because many breeders recommend it and my long time Vet didn’t think she needed anything else unless she refused food altogether. Each pup is different though and only a good Vet can examine them and make the judgement. When I go to the Vet I have everything documented that they may need to know along with a fecal sample in case it’s needed for any kind of tests. I know Vet bills can be overwhelming but if you take on the resposibility of owning an animal, especially tiny breeds, you need to take into consideration there may be bills. Even if you have a picky eater like mine…You have to buy every kind of food until you find what they like. That can be costly as well. Animals really are like children and children cost money. You never can tell with them, Chihuahua’s can be fine one minute then sick the next. I’ve seen the same thing happen to people breeding dogs for money & selling them. People think easy money but don’t take into consideration if the dog will need a C section or just professional help in delivery. Its a shame, that’s why I think its great people are getting together here to help each other and hopefully getting some good advise as well. Still in any case, if your having problems with your pup, see a Vet please. Has everyone read the article above that started this topic? Honestly that’s really all you need. Its very important to your dogs life. twitter.com/o0ochillyo0o

  • 56 Charlotte // Aug 4, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Wow…I am in tears now after reading all these comments. I agree with Ginger and Sandi…people need to realize that having a chi (or any kind of animal for that matter) is YOUR responsibility to make sure he or she gets all the proper care in order to live a long happy life! When your chi is not acting “normal” you cannot just “ride it out” and see what happens! If you are here asking for advice or help, you should be heading to your vet, not waiting for a response on a message board!

    I know in today’s economy everyone has less money to spend, I know I do, but you know what…I would never just “ride it out” because it may be nothing serious and I did not want to spend the money… my chis are my life, and MY responsibility so I always put my chis first! If that means I skip buying that cute shirt, or another pair of shoes than so be it, I can live without those material items, but my chis cannot live without vet care! For emergencies I actually have a credit card put aside just in case since most 24-hr emergency centers want their money up first. And if I need to go to the normal vet I sat down at talked to them about finances and I have arranged a payment plan for when my chis need more than just a check up. Especially since I have 8 dogs, and soon I will be getting a new itty bitty girl chi (my breeder does not release her chis till they are strong enough, so I will be getting her when she is about 12-15 weeks old, I have a 8month old boy from her who is in perfect health) they have been great on letting me make payments when needed.

    Before I even get a new chi, I always include initial vet care fees, and special diets for pups in the original costs for the pup and save that money aside ( and if I cannot do that, I would not be getting a new dog!… it is not fair to the dog if you cannot afford to care for them properly!).

    I better stop my rant now, I could go on for a long time. Sorry for the ranting.. it is just I am so passionate about taking care of my dogs, and I hate reading all the stories how someone lost their pup because they did not properly care for them! As I said, my dogs are my life, and they depend on me for a long healthy and happy life!!!

    So PLEASE, if your chi is showing any sign that he or she is not feeling well, PLEASE call or take them to the vet ASAP!!! It may be nothing too serious, but then again it may be… it is not worth the chance!!! And if your vet can not diagnose the problem, search out a new vet… and make sure the vet understands how to treat small dogs! Charlotte from lilchichicreations.com

  • 57 vi // Aug 5, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Anytime you notice something unusual with your chi, CALL the vet. They will let you know if you need to bring them in or not, and how you can help them. It is very important to find a vet you have a good relationship with. The staff should be caring, courteous and helpful. If you don’t have trust in your vet, shop around, but whatever you do, take care of your babies and have them up-to-date on vaccinations.

  • 58 Sandi // Aug 5, 2009 at 3:27 am

    I have a very picky eater, she is about 8-9 weeks old now from what the Vet can tell.
    This puppy can’t stand water! I have to trick her to drink with a drop of nutrical on her spoon, I was doing it before with watered down puppy milk replacer 2nd stage and she was fine but when I trick her with water she drinks it and shakes her mouth. I’ve tried tap water and bottled and she really doesn’t like it. I’m with her around the clock to make sure she gets fluids one way or another but she has to eventually drink on her own so what can I do? Will she grow out of this? What if she just doesn’t like water at all? Are there any alternatives? I’m stuck on this one, even after researching the topic. Anyone have experience with this?

  • 59 famous chihuahua editor // Aug 5, 2009 at 3:36 am

    hi sandi, have you tried giving her a crispy romaine lettuce leaf? teaka is very picky about drinking her water too so to make sure she stays hydrated, we give her the stem part of a nice big crispy and fresh romaine lettuce leaf and she loves it! its refreshing, nourishing and hydrating. you can see her famous chihuahua eats a romaine lettuce video at this link http://www.famouschihuahua.com/chihuahua-videos/feed-your-chihuahua-romaine-lettuce/

  • 60 Sandi // Aug 5, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Oh that is just the cutest video ever! Teaka really loves her lettuce!
    I haven’t tried that yet, I’ll pick some up and give it a try because now the tricking her with water and nutrical isn’t working, I had to go back to the watered down puppy milk. This little one is a handful, but she’s worth it. :)
    She has an appointment for the vet next week for her boosters, besides not liking water, when I got her she had excessive tear staining, seems to have stopped but now I’m trying to get rid of the staining! Going to have them check for any infections to make sure that’s not the problem. Thanks so much for the romaine lettuce idea. Will let you know how it turns out. twitter.com/o0ochillyo0o

  • 61 Jeffry // Aug 10, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    I have a question. My Chi is normally not afraid of noises, but this morning she started yelping and whining when the alarm clock went off and everytime the phone rings. She seems pretty normal about everything else. Any Thoughts?

  • 62 Chuck // Aug 14, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    My 9 month old chihuahua has started crouching down when we take her outside to go to the bathroom, then crawling on her stomach, then she will sit down and not move. This has happened twice. We took her to the Emergency Vet and they couldn’t find anything wrong. She did it again and we took her to her regular vet and he ran tests (checked urine, temperature, did blood work, checked her anal gland) and couldn’t find anything wrong. He gave us a few day of rimadyl to see if there may be pain with a strained muscle. She did fine for a few days and then did it again yesterday. Once this happens she will usually start shaking and then come inside and want to hide under the furniture.

  • 63 cynthia // Aug 21, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    i have an 11-year-old chihuahua. she is a toy, never bred. she’s had seizures all her life and so has been on phenobarbital all her life. one pill in the morning, half at night. she’s also got a heart murmor and is taking half of a pill called enapril mid-day everyday. she’s had two different vets, and our current one has diagnosed her with a liver problem, and she is now taking a pill called xentonil as well. recently, started about a year ago, she is often sick, throwing up spittle, not eating/drinking, laying about all day long. i told my vet, he had us take her in several times for an iv, followed by antibiotic. she was better of course after each time, but this keeps happening and i can’t afford it. i asked if the medication might not be agreeing with her, and he suggested a few drops of pepcid (“not pepto-bismol”). i can’t find liquid pecid here, so he said half of the pill form twice a day would work as well. but she is still constantly sick, about once a week. she won’t eat/drink for at most three days, during which time i do give her a lick of pepto-bismol, and that seems to help eventually. she was sick yesterday morning, i gave her a bit of toast last night & she ate it, which is usually a good sign, but she was still sick this morning. she is excited when people come to the door and when i come home, but that’s about the only interest she shows in anything. when i first got her at 6 months, she was real sick for several weeks. lethargic, like she is now, but without the spittle. her first vet clinic got her well again, but we never really found out what was wrong with her. our current vet doesn’t know what could be wrong with her now either. i just don’t know what to do for her. any suggestions? anyone else’s pup ever experience this?

  • 64 Sandie // Aug 21, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Hi,
    I’m sorry to hear about your little one. My 5 year old chi was found by myself about months ago near death. We rushed him to the vets where he was stabilized and transferred to 24 hour care suffering constant seizures. Apparently he had seized all night long before we found him. He had also suffered seizures occasionaly since he was about 6 months old. The vet in the ICU did some blood tests and found that Diggers body is unable to manufacture steroids. He is now on Percorten-V which is a shot once a month. Rme vial costs about $230 but will about 6 or 8 months. The vet has done 2 electrolyte panels on him and he checks out perfectly. We give him the shot to save on vet dollars. He hasn’t had a seizure since. I hope this helps. Let me know.
    Sandie

  • 65 CARL JACKSON // Aug 29, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    MY BABY IS 2 YEARS OLD AND FOR THE LAST TWO DAYS SHE HAS JUST BEEN WHYNNING SHE EATS AND PLAY SHE IS JUST ACTING SOMETIMIE AND WHYINNING. WHAT COULD BE WRONG?

  • 66 irene // Aug 30, 2009 at 4:53 am

    hey my chihuahua is crying like crazy out of no reason, everyone i have asked say its normal because she is in heat, but i don’t know i feel so bad i think her feet cramp making it hard to walk, and she doesn’t want to eat. She just wants o be left alone and in dark places.

  • 67 vi // Aug 31, 2009 at 1:24 am

    to Carl Jackson and Irene – call your vets or the emergency clinic ASAP.

    Carl -dogs whine for many reasons, and if it’s already been more than 2 days she should be seen.

    Irene – get your dog spayed. humane societies do it very low cost. any dog having a hard time walking should be seen by a vet. no ifs, ands or buts. she’s crying and not eating – she’s in great pain. any time a dog won’t eat -worry and take to the vet ASAP.

  • 68 Priscilla // Sep 8, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Question. My male chi is almost 2 years old. Very playful, neut, has had all shots – the last two nights he has been crying in his sleep or yelps if you touch him,,sounds like he really hurts. Yet this morning, he is full of pep, eating fine, peeing and pooping fine,,no limping, no spots anywhere on his body that appear to bother him,,,,he jumps up on me,,cuddles,,seems happy,,but last night was awful,,,is it possible his joints hurt due to weather changes? we’ve had cooler temps and lots of rain,,,,,,,,please advise, thanks, Priscilla

  • 69 Silvia Calvanense // Sep 18, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    I have a five month old chihuahua and since last night he was throwing up hes been really weak and i think he has a fever.He’s been given all shots already and antirabies last week.what should i do? im really worried

  • 70 cathy // Sep 18, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    My one year old male chi weighs about 4 pounds. Two days ago he began exhibiting very peculiar symptoms/problems.

    When he gets into a deep sleep (this is NOT having bad dreams) his mouth starts smacking like he’s trying to clear his throat. His head turns to the side as if he’s chewing something on one side of his mouth. Then he starts twitching – as it gets worse it almost looks as if he’s trying to run to the point to where he flips himself off the couch into the floor. He sometimes barks and/or moans. This is all in his sleep. We thought it may be seizures, but wouldn’t he have seizures awake as well as asleep? He has also started hacking numerous times throughout the day. On top of that when he is awake he makes a hacking noise trying to cough something up or swallow something back down. And he starts smacking his mouth and turning his head to the side as if he’s chewing on something.

    All of these symptoms are new!! Seizures? Sleep apnea? Trachea issues?

    Thanks,
    Cathy

  • 71 Alexandria // Sep 20, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    I have a one year old male. Yesterday, I noticed he had a whitish color discharge on his penis and one side was slightly red and looked irritated. Today I noticed a small scab on the side. I have cleaned it twice. He is not having problems urinating and he is not acting like he is in pain or in discomfort. Does this happen to males from time to time? I am uncertain. Thanks.

  • 72 Patricia // Sep 22, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Irene,

    I have NEVER had a female dog in heat, before or after cry out like you describe. You MUST get her to a vet! She could have Pyometra or anything. Please take her to a vet NOW, she is acting very badly.

    Patricia from midwestchihuahuas.com

  • 73 vi // Sep 23, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Cathy, the hacking might be trachea issues. the rest I have no experience with. As far as the trachea, there is medication.

  • 74 tasha casey // Oct 3, 2009 at 4:20 am

    i have a 3 year old chihuahua mix that has been sick for the last 2 days, i ‘ve tried feeding her mosit food and water and she just pushes them out of her way. And i called very vet hositpal near me and they are not open! what should i do please help thank you.

  • 75 apple // Oct 5, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    I have a 7 month old chihuahua that has all her shots. We give her a heart dewormer chewable and a flea prevention medicine monthly. Lately, she has been itching alot and we just noticed a bump right above her shoulder that has a little scab on top. Everytime I pick her up, I’m becoming itchy as well. Is there something I can buy over the counter or do we need to take her to the vet?

  • 76 cat // Oct 7, 2009 at 2:19 am

    umm, i’ve had my chihuahua since july 2001. she’s been acting not quite herself lately. she’s usually super playful, chasing after things, running up to me and pouncing the heck out of me when i come home from school.
    but latley somethings different. we noticed it on saturday when she yelped really loud for no reason. she did it again sunday and today (tuesday). My mom tried throwing a tennis ball, and instead of chasing it like usual, she just watched it go. today when i came home from school, she didn’t pounce as much. she just wagged her tail and i had to lift up her front paws to my knee so i could pet her and talk to her when i sat down. she’s lost a bit of weight and she sleeps lots.
    what could be the problem? i’m really scared for her and we’re taking her to the vet friday.

  • 77 Kayleigh // Oct 9, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    my chihuahua is 11 months old, he threw up 4 times, has barely any energy and is shivering. should i take him to the vet immediately or let him rest?

  • 78 famous chihuahua editor // Oct 9, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    take him to the vet ASAP

  • 79 Jose M // Oct 11, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Why are people asking for medical advice here? Take your dogs to a vet asap. It’s really startling the amount of people saying their puppies or dogs are vomiting, not eating, or worse and they come to a site to ask for help. No one here is a vet take your Chi to an animal hospital use common sense!

  • 80 Simone T // Oct 16, 2009 at 7:54 am

    My chihuahua is experiencing chest pain when we pick her up. She makes a shrill cry. We had her inspected at the vet and he didn’t know what this was. He put her on vitamin B, antibiotics, and fish oil. Her hair loss is due to dry skin and scratching. She also has lost one pound. Can anyone tell me what she may have?
    She still eats, drinks, plays, and goes to the bathroom normally.

  • 81 Char // Oct 17, 2009 at 2:29 am

    I switched the food of my 5 year old chi to a no byproduct, organic brand a few months after we got him from the breeder 5 years ago. Thank God he’s healthy. I NEVER by the popular brand name foods with by-products because they always made him sick.

    Every once in a while I treat him to fresh apples and organic carrots. And I am no longer going to give him tap water; purified from here on out.

    I eat healthy, fresh organic food, and never get sick! So naturally I want the same for my little doggie. I feel there is so much crap in dog food that affects their nervous and digestive system. A good diet for anyone is the key — both humans and animals.

  • 82 Roger // Oct 19, 2009 at 2:57 am

    Took my two female Chi’s in to get spayed. They are sisters from dif litters. Same parents. Oldest 2 years youngest 4mo. Older had a cyst on her female parts. Vet said more common on small breeds and he has seen it on Chi’s and Terriors more than once. If ignored or unknown it can be fatal. We wondered why her heats (3) wore her out so much, etc. She lost a bit over a pound after being spayed. I don’t recall the exact name of the ailment, but we got it in nick of time. Just a heads up and both girls are fine.

  • 83 chelsea // Oct 31, 2009 at 12:14 am

    my 8 week old chi. wont eat or drink, diarhea and vomiting,ive talked to the vet. everyday since i got her and shes been checked twice and he says shes fine….. help?

  • 84 selma // Nov 6, 2009 at 4:29 am

    Can I give my chihuahua pepcid acid for excess bile production? He has been vomiting yellow fluid. I know you can give it to larger dogs. My chi is 7 lbs.

  • 85 famous chihuahua editor // Nov 6, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    please call or take your chihuahua to the vet ASAP, you need to find out why he is vomiting as he could be ill.

  • 86 Sutter // Nov 8, 2009 at 5:10 am

    My chihuahua is acting a little sick today. How do I take her temperature?

  • 87 famous chihuahua editor // Nov 10, 2009 at 2:58 am

    Taking Your Dog’s Temperature

    When your dog is ill, you may have to determine whether or not he has a fever by taking your dog’s temperature. It’s relatively easy and all you need is a thermometer. Learning how to take your dog’s temperature properly can help determine if immediate veterinary care is needed.

    Your dog’s normal rectal temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Higher temperatures may necessitate a trip to your veterinarian, depending on other symptoms. Feeling the ears, nose or head is not considered a reliable method; you have to determine your dog’s internal temperature to find out for certain. This is done using an oral or rectal thermometer, either digital or mercury. Ear thermometers can also be used in dogs. They are generally fast and easy but it is essential to use a proper technique to obtain an accurate temperature reading.

    Instructions for Rectal Temperatures

    Some dogs will allow you to take their temperature, but others don’t like it at all. It might be easier if you get another person to assist by holding your dog. Then do the following:

    # If using a mercury thermometer, remember to shake it with a quick flick of the wrist until the mercury is below 94 degrees. Then lubricate the thermometer with petroleum jelly, KY jelly or other water-based lubricant.

    # Have your helper hold the head and front part of the body by tightly hugging your dog.

    # Lift the tail and insert the thermometer slowly and carefully into the rectum, located just below the base of the tail. Insert the thermometer about 1 inch and hold in place – two minutes for mercury thermometers or until the digital thermometer
    beeps.

    # Remove the thermometer and read the temperature.

    Instructions for Ear Temperatures

    The normal Ear temperature in dogs is between 100.0 degrees and 103.0 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees and 39.4 degrees Celsius). The ear thermometer works by measuring infrared heat waves that come from the ear drum area. The ear drum is considered to be a good indicator of body temperature as it measures brain blood temperature. It is important to place the thermometer deep into the horizontal ear canal to obtain an accurate reading. An ear thermometer such as the Pet-Temp® designed for cats and dogs works best due to a longer arm that allows for the probe to be placed deeper into the ear canal. The first few times you use it, take both an ear and rectal temperature and compare. The results should be very close if you are using the proper ear technique.

    If your dog has a body temperature less than 99 degrees or over 104 degrees, contact your veterinarianor local emergency facility immediately. A high temperature could mean your dog has an infection or heat-related illness. A temperature below normal can be just as serious, indicating other problems such as shock.

    source: petplace.com/dogs/how-to-take-your-dog-s-temperature/page1.aspx

  • 88 Lar // Nov 14, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    I have a 8 year old female chi and she has begun to just sit down in a strange way and acts like she is having problems… she gets very upset with her legs and or bottom. i have had her to the vet twice and the first time he thought she needed expressed so he did that.. when the symptoms did not go away, he thought she might be having allergic reactions to the season changes and was having itchy problems. he prescribed hydroxyzine pills. At first they seemed to be helping but now she does it all the time. She eats ok and goes to the bathroom ok…and doesn’t seem to be in pain… put this condition seems to be much more frequent and you can tell it is bothering her. has anybody experienced this with their dogs and what can be done? I have had her to the vet twice and they found nothing wrong with her joints and legs… she can run …then all of a sudden she sits with her hind legs in the air and seems like she can’t get up, then she does get up… Help!

  • 89 Deanna // Nov 15, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Hi, I just bought a 6 week old chihuahua. When I picked her up sh seemed fine. The first night was ok, she ate and slept. I had to mouth feed her water because she’s not drinking on her own. The next day I saw a little blood in her stool. I took her to the vet and they gave her something for diarrhea. When we left the vet, she was lethargic and did not want to eat, so I contacted by breeder and let her keep her for a couple days just to see how she will do? Once we placed her down with the other puppies, immediately, she started playing eating the dry food and drinking on her own. Should I worry? Was she just home sick? Should I return to the vet? Please help me…

  • 90 Tito // Nov 18, 2009 at 5:47 am

    My chihuahua is 4 years old. when i touch his chest and belly area he yelps…like it hurts him or somthing…what could be wrong with him? help!

  • 91 famous chihuahua editor // Nov 18, 2009 at 5:54 am

    please take your chihuahua to the vet as soon as possible. call them for emergency assistance right away and for directions to the nearest after hours animal emergency care.

  • 92 Rachael // Nov 21, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Hello! My 1-year-old chi, Bianca, got really sick this evening and I just want an opinion. ..And don’t worry, I already took her to an emergency vet and she is doing better now. Ok, so this is what happened – I gave her some water and probably about 2 minutes later she started to vomit (alot). It looks like she threw up her puppy treat and food (she eats in the morning and had a treat at about 4pm – she got sick about 6pm). Right after that she went from bad to worse. Within probably 2 minutes after that she was laying on the ground and very lethargic. I put her on the bed and looked at her gums and they were white. I knew instantly she was in trouble. I picked her up and she could barely hold her little head up. While in the car she laid in my lap and was not responsive to her name. I could barely feel her heart beat and her breathing. The vet told me it could be because she threw up and lost so much fluid or that she could be having an allergic reaction. She said her blood pressure was really low and her blood count was high. She also gave her an IV for fluids. She monitered her for about 2 1/2 hours and then said I could take her home. She appears to be a lot better, she’s alert and seems to be rehydrated. Does anyone have any idea of what happened to her? She’s never been sick and it scares me because she got so sick so fast. Please help…any advice would be helpful. The vet really couldn’t explain it.

  • 93 Yolanda // Nov 25, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    My little Jazzy is 10 months old and is going through her first heat cycle, currently her female parts are going down but her breast are still swollen and I’m wondering if I should be concerned or will they go down too. She’s been in heat for about maybe a month.

  • 94 vicky // Nov 26, 2009 at 3:32 am

    My chi is two years old. He is usually very energetic and barks alot. He also usually eats a lot of food. Lately he has been getting weaker. He wont eat his usual dog food. He will only eat human food. He acts like it hurts to pick him up. He does not get excited to go outside like he used to. The last symptom i noticed is his bark has gotten very weak. The vet gave me antibiotics for him, but they make him vomit and eat even less. Can someone please help. Im scared for my chi.

  • 95 vicky // Nov 26, 2009 at 3:37 am

    also, he wont even jump on the couch anymore

  • 96 famous chihuahua editor // Nov 26, 2009 at 3:43 am

    take your chihuahua back to the vet for another check up or go see another vet for a second opinion ASAP

  • 97 Chay // Nov 30, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Hello my name is Chay loustalot, i have a chihuahua and the vet said that she has fuild build up and that her heart is to big for her….Is that a good thing or a bad thing???

  • 98 famous chihuahua editor // Nov 30, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    hello, if you are unsure if this is a good or bad thing, please call your vet back and ask for clarification on this.

  • 99 vicky // Dec 16, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Any fluid “built up” inside your chi is bad! My dog bandit that i wrote about above started out with a little bit of fluid in his lungs. Despite medication and veterinarian care for 3 days, the next day he died.

  • 100 Ellie // Dec 23, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Hi, my chihuahua is 6 years old, usually very playful/energertic. but very randomly she is being very lethargic, weak, looks like it hurts her to walk so she barely even moves. Also she cant/ wont even jump onto the couch or on the bed. i can tell that she is going through some kind of pain by her eyes, i just dont know what it is. she is also eating normally and going to the bathroom normally. i am going to the vet soon but i wanted to know if anyone knew what she has. i am scared my my chihuahua. please help thanks!

  • 101 Kae Lin // Jan 2, 2010 at 12:59 am

    My chihuahua is 7 months pld and all of a sudden she is drooling, wheezing, and her eyes are droopy. What should i do?? I’m very scared and worried for her. This is the first time that has ever happened.

  • 102 famous chihuahua editor // Jan 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    take your chihuahua to the vet as soon as possible.

  • 103 cecy // Jan 5, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Hi I have an 8 year old male chihuahua his been vomiting and doesn’t want to eat only drink water I took him to the vet and they gave him a shot and some pills so that he doesn’t vomit anymore but they told me to not let him drink water until he tries to eat but he wont and all he wants to do is drink water and lay around what should I do?

  • 104 famous chihuahua editor // Jan 8, 2010 at 4:07 am

    call your vet and update them on his status and ask them what to do next

  • 105 Chelsea // Jan 18, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Just wanted to make sure i came back to update, i left a blog on here about my baby lucy who was 8 weeks old back in october. she was vomiting and had diarhea for the week that we had her, we took her to the vet 4 out of 7 days and one of those being the first day we had her, vet said she was fine even though she had bloody diarhea. as the week went on she couldnt even drink water, the night before she passed she wouldnt get up and wonder and didnt want anything to do with playing. that morning we took her to the vet where they declared her dehydrated and sent us to an emergency clinic bc they were not capable of putting a catheter in her neck. as soon as we got to the er clinic they tested her for parvo and it was positive. i did everything i could, i took her to the vet all week. bought special food. no one did this simple test. parvo killed my baby girl lucy at midnight on halloween. it broke my heart. i may have only had her for a week but she was my pride and joy. im sorry for the sob story, there is a point behind all of this. take your puppy as soon as they are not acting like themselves, read up on them! and most importantly read up on the vetrinarian you take them too! you yourself need to be aware of things like “parvo” most common virus for a dog and i might still have lucy today if it would have been caught in time. after going into cardiac arrest they said she would have nero. damage and wouldnt live a very nice life. lucy now sits in my living room in a pink urn:) and if i can help anyone at all out with their chi. i would love it.

  • 106 Mary // Jan 19, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Hello, my chihuahua is 1yr. and 6months old. Today when she woke she would not eat or drink. She seemed to be moving around well though. Then tonight all she wanted to do was lay there snuggled under her blankie. It sounds like she is thirsty, but she ill no drink. I tried to make her drink on her own and she wouldn’t then I tried to make here drink for a syringe but again she would not. I’m scared because she never did this before. I also checked her temp. and it is 1 degree higher then it should be. What should I do?

  • 107 famous chihuahua editor // Jan 20, 2010 at 4:38 am

    call your vet as soon as possible to let them know what is going on. ask them if they will see her for a check up. book the check up.
    try giving your chihuahua a piece of a romaine lettuce leaf – the inner core, the crispy part that contains water. it can help hydrate her without actually giving her water.
    see this feed your chihuahua romaine lettuce informational nutrition article

  • 108 mmolloy67 // Jan 20, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    I just had to make the decision to put my 11 week old baby to sleep and I am totally devasted. We had only had him since 8 weeks and we did the immediate vet visit and 1st round of puppy shots. He was due for 2nd set in two days but did not make it to that. Last Wednesday, exactly a week ago, my husband called me at work to tell me that Maddy just didn’t seem himself. He had the sniffles, very runny nose, very watery eyes, and his wonderful appetite was stopped. The vet said heart sounded great, lungs clear, no fever, yet put him on Clavomox (amoxicillin) and and antibiotic salve for his eyes. I gave him meds and nutrical like clockwork, yet by Friday he seemed worse. By Saturday morning he was salavating so much it was foamy and he would run in circles and howl so I rushed him to the ER vet. They witnessed a strong seizure within only minutes of getting him to the back. I was told he was on IV fluids, valium, and phenobarbitol for seizures. That seemed to help for a couple of hours and the vet seemed optimistic telling me dogs can be epileptic yet live long lives with daily medication to prevent seizures. Then they started back again. By Sunday evening they were so bad they could not get them to stop so I had to realize that he had fought long enough and suffered long enough. He was such a precious pup. When I picked up his body, the vet could not give me a definite but said it looked a lot like Distemper but we still don’t know and never will

  • 109 michel // Feb 8, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    look i came on this site for advice .all i found was the same answer take the dog to the vet.why does this advise site exist dont you know we are all not ritch.or come into some dificulty in life.we just need help

  • 110 famous chihuahua editor // Feb 8, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    if you do not have the money to take your chihuahua to the vet then you should not have a chihuahua to begin with. a dog is a responsibility and it is your responsibility to take them to the vet when they are ill.

  • 111 Wendy // Feb 11, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Hi I got my chi (13wks) second needle, they told me that she could get a fever. She vomited all night and wouldn’t eat or drink so I called the vet and they said it was ok aslong as she starts to eat within 24hrs . She started to drink and eat abit after 24hrs but now it has been almost 48hrs and she sleeps alot…..no more vomiting and stool is ok but hardly eats or drinks……how many days can the side affects last…….I am scared to get her 3rd one next month…….

  • 112 Tammy T // Feb 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    use minty chloryphll for there digestive system , use yucca root as an anti-inmflamatory, use lomatium root for antiviral antibiotic antibacterial. for kidney stones. read up on it . but this combo is yer answer. please do your research on this before you try it.

  • 113 Shanon // Mar 7, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    My 2 year old Chihuahua has been licking herself a lot last couple of days everything else is perfectly normal. I took a closer look and her behind looks a bit inflamed. Her bowel movements and eating are fine. Is this something I should worry about?

  • 114 myra // Mar 16, 2010 at 4:31 am

    my chihuahua had her puppies yesterday. i’m not sure if she delivered her placenta because i noticed something that looked like a greenish blackish string sticking out of her vagina. she is discharging something greenish and blackish with some blood from her vagina and when i touch her head it is very warm. is she sick or is the discharge normal.

  • 115 famous chihuahua editor // Mar 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    please contactl a vet or an experienced chihuahua breeder to ask for their advice.

  • 116 Savanna Johnson // Mar 21, 2010 at 4:26 am

    My Chihuahua keeps on making a kind of snorting/hacking nosie and I’ve read all these stories and some of them say the dog dose this because he is excited but it’s late at night and he has been laying on the bed looking sick I think it is something he might of ate?

  • 117 Melanie // Mar 29, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    My chihuahua keeps darting across the room or even off my lap as if he has been startled or struck or something. I read something about dogs doing this some time ago, and that it is a symptom of a disease but now can’t find any info about it. Anyone know what this my be?

  • 118 Miah // Apr 1, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    my chiwawa terrir in the last forty minutes he has puked been shaky closing his eyes he had two bowls of water but hasnt touched him food from this morning!its six oclock i dont know what to do hes whininy and hes jusy laying on my lapp closing his eyes shaking and he looks like hes in ALOT of pain. His puke was white and foamy and i found grass and hair.Could that be the problem? hes hasnt puked in a while but im scared of losing him WHAT SHOULKD I DO? :’(

  • 119 mizvicky // Apr 14, 2010 at 4:33 am

    I have an 18 year old male Chihuahua. His name is Cocoa and yes he is really 18 years old. I took Cocoa to the vet has he has been having quite a bit of pain about 1 1/2 hours after eating. Blood tests over all came back normal or just slightly elevated. Nothing pointing to a problem. I have been searching the internet for answers and now believe my dog has a problem with his Pancreas. My vet says he is too old for surgery and put him on pain meds., that I have to give him 2xs a day. I am looking for advice on what else I can do for him. Thank-you.

  • 120 samantha // Apr 15, 2010 at 6:33 am

    hi, my 4 year old chihuahua was so excited to go outside that she jumped off the couch and didnt land properly. She’s limping from her back left leg and its a day. She’s not showing any pain. I am able to rub it and their is no swelling. Because shes not showing any sign of being in pain i decided to wait another day or two before taking her to her vet. But in the mean while does anyone know what it could be or has experience anything like this. I’m am watching it and not letting her jump or do much walking hoping that by her resting it for a little will help. Any advice.

  • 121 bella // Apr 26, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I have a 9 year old long hair chi…she is very frightened of thunder, but copes with it by snuggling and panting…2 x’s now within the year she has starting panting, then drooling, her front legs go stiff, then her back ones, she is not in pain and she is fully aware (and there was no thunder)…she just wants to be cuddled and looks scared….both times I took her to the animal hospital (because it was late evening) and they are perplexed. This last time then took xrays, but the spine is fine and there is no pain so pinched nerve did not seem likely. Our vet is now looking into possibilities….they tested for lyme’s disease, but it came back not Lyme’s Disease. The vet did not think it was a pinced nerve either. Next they are testing for worms, which it does not seem likely. Any ideas of what to look for? When the spell is over, she is fine….a little wiped out, but walks normal and is fine. It has us baffled, but I am worried for her little heart.

  • 122 Jeanne // May 4, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Hi there , I have a year old baby boy chi and he is very health but I just noticed that his penis I swollen and he seems exhausted I also have a 5 mouth baby girl could it be possible that they have mated and that’s the cause of his penis swelling ?

  • 123 Carolyn Carsara // May 14, 2010 at 12:07 am

    My chihuahua is very sick i don’t have any money to take him too the vet what can i do for him myself he has not eating 4 day please! help me.

  • 124 famous chihuahua editor // May 14, 2010 at 12:41 am

    just call your closest vet and tell them what is happening, tell them you dont have any money to pay for their services but that your chihuahua really needs help. they will help you and you can work out a payment plan for later.

  • 125 Victoria // May 15, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    My 8 month old chihuahua is seemingly very healthy and energetic. She has lately been drinking her pee and eating her poop. I was just wondering if you know what could cause this. I deworm her regularly also.

  • 126 K // May 16, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    our Chihuahua is 11 years old and the other day his ears were bright red and now today they are still a little red and crusty…and his left hind leg has been swollen…not sure if its a bug bite or what….he doesn’t seem to be in pain…and he doesn’t limp either…what do we do???

  • 127 famous chihuahua editor // May 17, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    your chihuahua is deficient of certain vitamins and minerals, that is why she is behaving this way. make sure you are also feeding your chihuahua an essential fatty acid formula everyday in the oil form and add a liquid multi vitamin formula to her water dish.

  • 128 Paige // May 20, 2010 at 3:01 am

    My 12 and a half week old mini chi weighs 1lb 6 oz and had a clean bill of health at her last checkup (1 wk ago) when she got her 12 wk vaccinations. Since then she has had diarrhea with mucus and blood in ot off and on, so they put her on biomox (antibiotic) and an anti-diarrhea. Since, her stool is loose at times but has no longer had the blood or mucus in it. Therefore I have been giving the anti-diarrhea to her as needed. Today she awoke sounding congested. She has always grunted when excited, but now her grunts and sniffing sound stopped up. I wish I could hold a tissue to her nose and say “blow!” I am going to take her to the vet tomorrow, but until then does anyone have any advice as to why she was great pre-vet and now she has been sickly since?

  • 129 Crystal // Jun 3, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I super duper hope someone can answer this and I can have some clue as to what is going on with my little boy. I have an almost 2 year old deer head chihuahua named Porkchop. Yesterday he went to the vet for an annual exam. He received a past due distemper vaccine and his first booster rabies vaccine. The vet mentioned to me that he may have an allergic reaction to the rabies in which I should look for vomiting and diarrhea and swelling of his face. He was fine all the rest of the evening and throughout the night so I assumed I was out of the woods and had a happy healthy little boy. He woke me up around 5am and he was not himself. He had the glassed over look in his eyes, he was very stiff and weak, he was yelping when I touched him, and his temperature was 102.8..which is on the high end, esp. when I know his temp. normally stays in the latter 100.-lower 101. . So I went ahead and gave him benadryl just in case his allergic reaction was happening differently then the vet had described it would. The benadryl helped with his temperature. He is still eating (wet food…), and I forced water to him by a syringe because I know it important to stay hydrated when your sick and when he doesn’t feel good he doesn’t get up to do anything including eating or drinking. My boyfriend stayed home with him. When I came home for lunch, he was still not feeling any better. I then called the vet and explained to them that he was being very lethargic and weak and had a temperature , etc. He also had kept swallowing, which I thought was just because he was nautious and feeling like he needed to throw up. The vet said to go ahead and bring him in, which my boyfriend did. Earlier that morning….the vet had said he was probably just stressed from the vet visit the day before. The diagnosis when my boyfriend took him the second time was he was just sore from the vaccines. They prescribed him pain medicine. I get home from work…and he still is not feeling better! He’s trying to, but he just doesn’t. I took the liberty of looking him over thinking, maybe it has nothing to do with the vaccines at all. As he sat up on the other end of the couch looking at me , i saw something on his chest. Upon further examination , I ran through his fur with my fingers and saw that it is a reddish/purplish bruise running down his neck/throat/sternum area (he’s 3.75lbs). This explains the swallowing, and the yelping when you touch him. I am very frustrated that I am not a vet , do not even hold a degree yet, and I was able to find this…and the vet did not see it. I am now torn between… did they actually give the vaccine there, and its sore and swollen? Is there something lodged in his throat? Or did I bump into him not thinking anything of it and hurt his neck? He was a bit more lively this evening..even barking..but poor thing couldn’t keep barking cuz he got horse and started trying to throw up. If its not gone in the morning I am going to be at the vet when they open, but I just wanted to see if anyone had maybe been through a situation like this and could offer some comforting words. thanks!

  • 130 chief // Jun 16, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Hi – I read your problem with your baby, & by now you’ve taken him to the vet I’d think, but he did have a reaction to the shot at best.

    I hope he is better. Know that you and he are in our prayers – these babies are more than special friends to we who love them.

  • 131 marcos // Jun 22, 2010 at 12:54 am

    my chi is very skinny doesn’t want to eat or play he is 6 months old he also has diarrhea

  • 132 Jill // Jun 23, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    My sister has a 2 year old Female Chihuahua, spayed and up to date on all vaccinations. She has in the last year had an autoimmune disorder that was treated with Steroids. Yesterday after eating blueberries the dog developed bad diarrhea and stomach cramps. This morning the stools were a little more solid, then turned back to diarrhea. My sister has also noticed blood leaking from the dogs rectum. She can’t get it into the vet yet for 4 more hours and is a worried mom. Not to mention my sister is pregnant, and is due anytime, and really shouldn’t be cleaning up feces in case its infected. She has also noted an issue with a stray defecating in their yard and gardens. Could the dog have picked something up from the cat?

  • 133 Lulu // Jun 24, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    People, please make sure your chihuahuas get professional vet care when you suspect there is a problem. Do not try to fix the problem with home remedies. Do not allow your small dog to die a horrible death because you where not responsible enough to give them the vet care they need. If you cannot take care of them financially, give them up to someone who can. Also, please spay/neuter your dogs. Don’t allow continued multiplication of animals for self profit. There are too many abandoned pets out there that need a good home. BE RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERS!

  • 134 pebbles // Jul 1, 2010 at 7:42 am

    I just rescued a 2.5 yr old chi mix. I have a few questions: he smells bad. usually when he gets up from sleeping or sitting… its really his underside (belly area) thats the problem. I bought doggie wipes and wipe him every other day or so, but it isn’t helping, a few minutes later he smells again. Last time he had a bath, his “clean” smell did not last for more than a day.
    what should I do, he sits on my lap a lot and we like when he curls up into a little ball on our bed.

    the second problem is that he was dehydrated with diarrhea last week, he got fluids (subcut.) and I gave him (from the vet) a clay based medicine to help with cramping , etc… about 4 days later he started vomiting a little yellow liquid (frothy when it comes out), he has done it almost every day and its usually in the morning. I have been in the process of changing his food, ( from science diet to taste of the wild) so this may just be because of that, but I don’t want to be one of those paranoid dog owners who rushes to the vet every second. AND I have yet to find a vet that I like where I live in west hollywood. thanks!

  • 135 lorna jones // Jul 31, 2010 at 7:44 am

    hi i have a5 month old chihuahua cross with a westie for a couple of hours he has been retching and he has had a white foamy stuff come from his mouth he his sleeping a lot it is now 9am and he dont get up that early so i cant tell how ill he his any way

  • 136 Yadi // Aug 2, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Hello!

    I have a 2 year old Male Chihuahua and I left him over the weekend at my Mother In Law’s house while I was on Vacation. When I returned he seemed a little down and everytime someone comes in the room he usually barks but this time when he would try to bark he would screach like if he was in pain. It happend a couple other times that night and I am a little concerned. I dont know if maybe his throat hurts or his stomatch. I’m not sure what to do? Should I take him to the vet? Please helpp :(

    Thanks!

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  • 138 Cynthia // Aug 13, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I have a 5 year old chihuahua that hasn’t pooped for 2 days. I’m worried because he normally poops 2 to 3 times a day, whats wrong with him? Would rubbing his anus help stimulate him to go?
    Please help!

  • 139 Priscilla // Aug 13, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    my puppy is about to be 2 months old on Wednesday, he isn’t looking so good, he’s been throwing up, won’t eat or drink water, he just lays there..and when you pick up his body it’s just droopy, what could be wrong with him?

  • 140 Johanna // Aug 13, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    For the love of GOD!
    If your dog is looking different than usual take him to the vet. When you get a living animal its your responsibility to take care of every need. Mentally and physically.
    Its NOT normal that they are vomiting (except when they eat grass) or have diarrhea. They are so small and there body system can get dry very fast and get SHOCK that will lead to death.
    Good luck and call your vets!

  • 141 Erika // Aug 27, 2010 at 5:40 am

    I have 2 chihuahuas, one is a female 5 yrs old and 3.3 lbs, I other is a male 6 yrs old and 5 lbs. I took them to their usual vet after receiving numerous over-due vaccine warnings. After taking them to the vet my smaller chi became swollen, red, and itchy. I took her to the closest 24 hr vet and they informed me she had a bad reaction to the shots bc the dr gave her a combo shot, bordetella, and rabies all at the same time. They gave her an injection of benadryl and steroid and sent me home, with directions to give benadryl ever 12 hours. As soon as the 12 hours is up I notice my little girl getting red and irritated. How long is she going to be like this? And i can’t wait to seriously report this vet and make a big deal. There’s no reason my poor little girl should have to go threw this!

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  • 143 Adi // Aug 27, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Hello Erika,
    So sorry to hear about your baby. That must be horrible to watch her go through. I just checked my records and both of my Chi’s have always gotten both shots at the same time. I have never had a problem. So maybe it is something else? I’m sure you thought of this but…Different food? shampoo? are you using different products? My chi got sick once because I was using a spray product on the floor that she was allergic to.
    Also have you ever gotten shots before? or is it that you just waited a long time to get them?

    Hope she’s feeling better, poor thing
    Adi

  • 144 Britni // Sep 11, 2010 at 4:24 am

    I have 2 chihuahuas, both around 2.5 years old. One is hyper and active, the other is sweet and docile, and I love them both dearly. Tonight, my sweet, usually quiet dog started crying and whining when my brother and I went to bed. She’s never done this before. It lasted about an hour. We were with her all day, she ate, played, used the bathroom, and everything seems normal with her. Any ideas why she kept crying?

  • 145 michelle // Sep 14, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I wanted to find out if you would happen to know what is wrong with this puppy.. she is 3-4 weeks old, still eats from momma, but her head seems to be to heavy for her body. When she tries to stand up her head wont let her.. she goes in circles and falls over. She is not able to stand, sit or walk. She does not seem like she is in pain but i am concerned there may be more wrong with her then we know. I have never seen this in a puppy before.

  • 146 famous chihuahua editor // Sep 14, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    we recommend that you call your vet and let them know what is happening. better yet, take your chihuahua in for a check up to confirm if this growth spurt is normal or not. you must get the advice of a professional.

  • 147 Mhmama // Sep 19, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    My 7 year old chihuahua is sick. I know she is sick because she has her tail down, ears back, and shivers. This usually means a stomach ache. I have been watching her closely and she seemed better this morning (it just started yesterday). But now she is back to looking sickly. She won’t eat, not even her favorite treats so I am not pushing that. I did give her some water using a medicine dropper but she just isn’t interested. She usually jumps back after 24 hours when she gets these stomach aches but not this time. It is the weekend and she doesn’t seem to be in any immediate danger but I will be taking her to her Vet in the morning no matter what. I just hate to see her suffer and not know what to do to help or what it is that really hurts.

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  • 149 Michele // Sep 19, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Has she thrown up? How is her poop? She might have a stomach virus or she might have ingested something. A vet visit is in order! I hope she is ok!

  • 150 J // Sep 20, 2010 at 3:03 am

    My chihuahua is over 13 years old. And right now he is shaking, so I tried to get him to eat. Is it because he’s old or sick or what? Should we take him to the vet? If I could get some advice that would be great. Thanks, J

  • 151 LIz // Sep 26, 2010 at 4:52 am

    My sister chihuahua had 6 puppies and 3 died at birth. I would call this the runt. He is breathing heavy and isn’t eating. I tryed to get him to feed off mommy but she is taking it. I tryed the bottle but isnt taking that either, he looks pretty weak and I am scared to go to bed. if there is anything you can tell me about this would help also a reminder the two other ones are as big if not bigger then my hand, the runt is smalled then my hand. not sure what is going on with her,,

  • 152 Joelle // Sep 29, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I have a 2yr old male chihuahua. He was taken to see the vet last week because he was limping. At times he will seem fine, run around even try to jump. But then he will hold up his rear left leg, and begin to limp again. He just finished his meds yesturday (DERMAXX 25mg). But he is still limping, what could be causing this? And should I take him back to the vet?I

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  • 154 cathy // Oct 4, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I just adopted a year old chi from the shelter, he is the sweetest boy ever! He was neutered a day before we picked him up, and besides an incredible amount of peeing ,he seemed fine. Now i notice he had head bobs and loses control of his back legs for 20-30 seconds, he also seems unsteady on his feet. I thought he was having a seizure so i tried to look at his face while this happens, but he is not foaming at the mouth and his limbs do not seem rigid. It’s almost a galloping crazy run, then his back legs fall out from under him and he rolls around for a bit, then seems fine. I am very concerned! Any one have any ideas?

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  • 156 shasta // Oct 10, 2010 at 1:20 am

    how can you tell if your dog got fever

  • 157 Coral // Oct 12, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    My year old chi, marley seems fine and she plays with our pet cat ralph, but i just noticed a small tony red bump on her arm, about the size of a pimple and its red in color is that normal? please help.

  • 158 Jim // Oct 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    My chihuahua gets dark circles under eyes when he is going to have a seizure. When this happens he can’t stand or walk, sometime he drools but most of the time he doesn’t. It seems to happen after he runs a lot or gets excited. I’ll pick him up and in about 5 min’s he’ll be ok. Sometimes he’ll have another one about 20 min’s after the first one. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

  • 159 famous chihuahua editor // Oct 21, 2010 at 7:54 pm

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  • 160 ana // Oct 24, 2010 at 2:08 am

    My chihuahua Pico is 16 years old. He is having a really hard time breathing and wont eat, very lethargic. How far should I go to try to save him? My three kids are going to be devasted, but I have to do what is best for Pico right now and not the kids.

  • 161 robin // Nov 1, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    My chi has a dark crust around her vagina. She doesn’t let me help her to clean it. Not sure. What’s going on. Her behavior has not changed. She urinates as normal and poops normally. Please advise.

  • 162 famous chihuahua editor // Nov 1, 2010 at 8:44 pm

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  • 163 Abigail // Nov 5, 2010 at 3:43 am

    I think my chihuahua is sick. He’s shaking bad, and just wants to sleep. His eyes are normally big but today they seem huge and bulging out. His mouth is really watery and hes slobbering a lot. What could be wrong? These symptoms just started about an hour ago.

  • 164 famous chihuahua editor // Nov 5, 2010 at 7:33 pm

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  • 165 amaloa // Nov 6, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    hola tengo un chiguagua machito de 22 meses y presenta una especie de jadeo cuando come y bebe agua,es como si no pudiera respirar y de repente se pone afonico,y se siente cuando respira como si se estubiera quejando.se le aplico un tratamiento para para la traquiatitis pero no tubo ningun efecto…me podrias ayudar a enterder que le pasa… gracias

  • 166 Royce // Nov 10, 2010 at 5:06 am

    I have a 4 month old chihuahua & i think he has a cold because when he sleeps he snores and he’ll wake up and start coughing for about a sec and go back to sleep. I dont know know if when he coughs its suppose to sound like if he is about to throw up and doesnt… can i give him benadryl?

  • 167 Travis // Nov 11, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    My very lively 1-year-old chihuahua has been ill for three days now, vomiting, has had diarrhea, only wants to sleep, has difficulty walking, and won’tt eat or drink anything. Do you have any idea what this might be? Or what sort of treatment actions I should take? It’s getting worse.

  • 168 famous chihuahua editor // Nov 11, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Travis, please take your chihuahua to the vet. His symptoms indicate that something is not right, so why haven’t you taken him already? Your chihuahua can’t tell you what’s wrong and this isn’t enough information for us to make a diagnosis, so go immediately to the vet and have your chihuahua thoroughly examined and bring a list of all these symptoms and be sure also to report anything he may have eaten that could be attributing to his illness.

  • 169 Brenda // Nov 14, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    My chihuahua threw up yesterday a lot at one time. Since has not been very energetic and only urinated once. He does not want to eat or drink. Today he started with excessive drooling and it is foamy. He does not spend much time outside except to go to the bathroom or walks and is always with us. Does this sound like a normal sickness or should i take him to the vet?

  • 170 famous chihuahua editor // Nov 15, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Take him to the vet for a check up please.

  • 171 Tiaunaa // Nov 16, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    i think that it doesn’t matter what type of animal if you have it take care of it >Love the animal>

  • 172 Maria // Nov 28, 2010 at 3:11 am

    My Little Chihuahua Is 2 Months In A Half. Just Today She Has Been Having Lots Of Gunk In Her Eyes And One Of Her Eyes Does Not Open. She Also Seems Week, And Shes Shaking Most Of The Time. She Eats Ok, She Doesnt Drink Water. Her Little Brother Is Strong And Healthy And Very Active And They Are The Same Age, And They Sleep Together. What Is Wrong With My Little Baby? Im Very Concerned :(

  • 173 Jennifer // Nov 28, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I have a 3 year old chihuahua that has been scratching where she urinates from and it has become swollen. It seems to have started after i gave her a bath yesterday evening. Is there anything i can do for her or should i bring her to a vet?

  • 174 steph // Nov 29, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I know a lot of people on this site might freak out about this, but when i got my first chihuahua he was just six weeks old and would fit in the palm of your hand. although i’d read about chihuahua’s i wasn’t really prepared for dealing with such a tiny baby. he started getting hypoglycemic almost immediately and i took him to the vet. they set me up with a tube of some kind of protein mix and appetite producer. he hated it, he would spit it out and i was trying to force him to eat it over and over again and wasn’t getting anywhere. i was freaked out that we were going to watch him die. on or about the 3rd day of this my kid had some chicken mcnuggets and my puppy was very interested. he ate part of a nugget and obviously felt much better. i had to feed him almost exclusively nuggets for a few weeks, and then weened him onto puppy food only. he’s a happy & healthy 4 year old now. i know fast food is far from healthy for dogs & especially puppies, but it did help mine through his first days with us.

  • 175 GINA // Dec 3, 2010 at 7:42 am

    MY LITTLE CHIHUAHUA POOTER IS 1 AND A HALF AND IS ALWAYS PLAYFUL BUT FOR TWO DAYS HE HAS HAD RUNNY STOOL AND NO OTHER SYMPTOMS SHOULD I TAKE HIM TO THE VET

  • 176 famous chihuahua editor // Dec 4, 2010 at 2:42 am

    Hi Gina, yes please bring little Pooter to the vet asap and have him checked out.

  • 177 Tina // Dec 12, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    My long hair blue chihuahua 8 yrs old…he diagnosed with respiratory infection and was given antibiotic about a week ago (they took his blood works..it’s fine). First thing he gets up great!….then after he ate and went out side to do his business then came back in the house… he barely walking and want to be left alone ( under the bed) and this morning same thing feeling great happy tail, then all sudden after he did his business and try to lay down on his little bed then he starting to whine like he was hurting? I dont understand., can you help me what I need to do?????

  • 178 anelee // Dec 22, 2010 at 7:13 am

    PLEASEEEE HELPP ME! i have a 6 month old male chihua he suddenly just layed down in his bed and will not get up. i stood him up and he sat there and suddenly looked like he was stiff rolling onto his back. and he shakes when uncovered and looks like hes stretching in a stiff way. PLEASE HELP! i dont know if they are strokes…he seems sad but his ears show hes still alert but will not walk at all

  • 179 Samantha // Dec 24, 2010 at 5:25 am

    So.. On Dec. 20th
    My Sister Came Home With A Tea Cup Chihuahua.. Who Was Very Weak..
    She Wouldn’t Move & My Mom Was Talking To The Owner Outside.. He Told My Mom That She Was Dieing.. & Too Put Her In The Zip Lock Bag & Throw Her In The Trash.. He Told My Mom That The Other Puppies Died & That His Kids Where Upset. My Mom Saw That She Was Breathing.. & Called A 24- Vet.. My Mom Handed Him The Phone & The Guy Was Like Ohh Will I Got To Go I Left My Kids Home Alone.. & Drove Off.. Without Telling My Mom Any Info.. He Left Her Behind She Had Nothing To Warm Her ..
    When I Took A Look At Her I Knew Something Had To Be Wrong.. I Was In Tears Crying..
    She Looked Maybe 2 Weeks.. My Sister Said That They Didn’t Take Care Of The Mom & That The Mom Was Bitting Her.. The Mom Had No Milk To Feed Her.. & That She Was Pooping Runny Pure Black Poop The Smell Was Sooo Bad.. We Thought It Was Parvo But They Was No Blood In The Poop.. Soo I Rushed To Petsmart To Get Formula They Where CLOSED.. The Only Store That Was Open Was Frys.. & They Only Had Kittens Formula.. Soo I Had To Make Due Until In The Morning.. Soo Our Vet Could See Her..
    Then The Next Day.. The Vet Saw Her He Said She Looked Like She Wasn’t Gonna Make It..
    He Said She Is About 4 Weeks Old.. She Was 8 0z.. & Extremely Weak.. Then Gave Her A Shot & That She Was Malnutrition & Gave Us Nerti-Cal & Goats Milk Formula..
    Sooo I’ve Been Nursing Her Back To Health..
    Feeding Her Every 3 Hours With A Tiny Pet Bottle.. & Giving Her A Dab On The Finger Of Nerti-Cal..
    I’ve Noticed A Big Different In Her..
    We’Ve Had Her For 4 Days Now.. & She Could Stand On Her Own & Eat Without Me Fourcing Her To Eat.. & Can Keep Her Head Up High.. & Is Pooping Brown Normal Poop..
    On Dec. 22 She Woke Me Up With Her Eyes Wide Open. They Where Like Cloudy Blue And Hard Too Close Soo I Used Warm Water To Close Them.. & That Seemed To Work..
    But On Dec.23 We Had To Take Her To Our Vet Again.. EveryBody Was Suprised She Was Alive.. But They Noticed Her Eyes Had White-Yellow Pus Coming From Them.. That’s Why We Took Her To Get Them Clean & To Firgure Out What Was Wrong.. The Vet Tech Said That She Could Be Blinded.. Then The Vet Came In & Opened Her Eyes Without Water.. & He Said She Has Uclers In Both Eyes & Gave Us Some Eye Drops.. He Wants To Have Her Back In A Week To See How She Is Doing..
    But He Said By The Looks Of It She Will Have To Her Eyes Removed. & That It Could Kill Her.. I’m SCARED OUT OF MY MIND..
    She Is The Sweetest Pup I Have Ever Met.. & Seems She Was Too Cling Too Me.. She Wont Go To Anybody Else But Me.. My Dad Says She Acts Like I’m Her Mom..
    I’ve Been Up 4 Days Straights Running On 7 Hours Of Sleep.. I Want Her To Be Okayyy.. I’d Hate Too See Her Go. ;/ Do You Think That The Ulcers Will Go Away.. She’s Been Trying To open Them & The Eye Drops Are Helping Turning The Pus Dryed Up & Crushy..
    I Really Dont Know What To Do..
    She Seems To Be Giving Me Signs That She Wants To Live.. When She Lays On My Chest She Wants To Be Next To My Ears, Soo I Can Hear Her Breathing..

  • 180 Samantha // Dec 24, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Sorry I Wrote Sooo Much.. I’m Just Freaking Out.. I Want Her To Be Okayy.. <3
    We Named Her Faith..
    & For X-mas I Was Asked What I Wanted & I Said I Just Want Faith Too Be Okay & Health..
    I've Been CRying Non Stop..
    I Can't Bare To Loss Her..
    Pretty Sad.. We Have English Bulldogs & Our Oldest One Penny Wants Too Be Mama Too Her.. <3

  • 181 margo // Jan 2, 2011 at 1:14 am

    sissy is 2yr, has hard stomach and she seems to be in distress. my funds are limited & 0 from 0 is still $0. this dog is my life. i’m afraid she’s going to die. i’ve tried pumpkin that was sug. by a vet asst. I’m still waiting. please, can you tell me what to do for her at home. I’m afraid my heart might break before this is over. what would be the best and the worst things i could do ? thank you, HAPPY NEW YEAR !

  • 182 margo // Jan 2, 2011 at 1:29 am

    samantha, your story wrenched my guts out. i’m praying to my God for both or pets. if you believe, you will see all your pets in heaven. no preaching here, just facts. anyway please leave a comment & let us know how faith is doing. sissy needs a good home, where we’re going she’s eagle bait, can’t take her.

  • 183 eddie // Jan 12, 2011 at 12:53 am

    I wish more people understood what they were signing up for when they adopt a chi. The are a sweet natured but nervous breed. They can hold their own in many packs but also need some extra care. Please, if your baby is sick take him to the vet. You have a responsibility for their life and health. Often emergency vets have deferrred payment options, call around. If you cannot care for them you may wish to consider an animal shelter who can provide them with the urgent care they may need. Call a good local breeder, often they can help you with questions, or an AKC registered handler. Chi lovers are a breed to themselves and no-one wants to hear of an animal suffering. Consider your pets family members and treat them thusly. Much love and snuggles for all of you and your fur-babies! <3

  • 184 Sandra Fox // Jan 16, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    My 6 month old femal is throwing up frothy substance & has diaherra…she WILL NOT EAT OR DRINK!! PLESSE HELP!!!!

  • 185 Diana // Jan 16, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Alright, this article is great. It pinpoints specific things that owners should watch for, and prepares them for questions that might be asked of them when seeking medical attention for their pet.

    With that said, people please realize that this article was meant to aid you in seeking advice for your pets, and you really need to CALL YOUR VETERINARIAN and NOT rely on the blogger/author of this article to answer your medical questions. 1. you may not receive a response in a timely manner. 2. there needs to be a dialogue. 3. while the article is intelligently written and very resourceful, you have no idea what veterinary education this person has and while they may point you in a direction for more information – the best place to seek help is from your veterinarian.

    I really think this person have been more than accommodating to the pleads for help, but seriously, you cannot rely on this person to save your pet in this manner and should not in any way be held responsible.

    Please – if you have a medical concern – seek assistance from your vet.

  • 186 Elexis // Jan 17, 2011 at 11:55 am

    hi my mom brought home a 7 week old chihuahua and wen I came home and seen her I noticed her left eye is swollen with white discharge. I fed her the hartz puppy formula replace and she had diarrhea. Could she have diarrhea due to the formula or a possible infection in her eye.?

  • 187 Delaine // Jan 18, 2011 at 5:13 am

    I just got my chihuahua yesterday. He seemed to be very calm and laid around a lot. Today I noticed that he kept looking up and leaning his head back all the way. And look back down. And then look back up. He would keep doing this. He is a lil over 1 yr old. He hit a hyper mode, and then it began to happen a lot. Why would he be doing this? Is it just because he is in a new place and nervous or what? I am just worried about him and want to make sure he is ok.

  • 188 Twyla // Jan 22, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    My daisy lou……is an apple head. she is half the size of her sister. But her sister is a pear head. why are they totally different sizes??? it scares me somewhat. though she is happy n a sweetheart. she dont act sick. but i dont know much about pups!!!
    anyone able to help me. email me at [email protected]
    thank u
    twyla

  • 189 Kimberley // Jan 30, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    hi, i have a question, my husband and I have just adopted a chihuahua from a shelter , weve had her 4 days. from what they know she is 4 months old. this is our first chihuahua, so we are not sure what to expect. i was concerned about one thing, she seems to be fine, she eats, drinks plays fine. what concerns me is how she will be sitting up , or even standing and she just starts falling asleep ..she will like start swaying and wake up but then start falling asleep again. she could be standing propped up on my leg, lay her head down and while standing , she will be sleeping… is this something to be worried about? or is it just because she is still young? thanks , Kimberley

  • 190 Maria // Feb 5, 2011 at 5:13 am

    We took our Two year old Chihuahua to the ER vet this evening because out of nowhere she started licking her lips and swallowing hard. They charged us almost 300.00 to sedate her and check her throat and wanted to charge us about 300.00 to do blood work, we opted not to get the blood work done as this made no sense to us. She was sleeping while we watched a movie she woke up than walked down the couch to my back as normal, than started with the licking and hard swallow. I read on line that is could be from nausea but I am not a vet and we took her to one but they had no idea what could be wrong with her after the exam. They gave Dexamethasone SP 4mg/ml injection, and Cerenia injection. Was this the correct treatment for her condition? Her normal vet was not open today so we had to take her to the ER vet.

  • 191 MARIA // Feb 6, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    My chihuaha was attacked mildly by my cat but wasn’t injured. No bleeding of any sort and it lasted for a few seconds before I broke it off. The next day he seemed to be very tired and weak. He’s eating and drinking a lot, he is not vomitting and doesn’t have any diahrrea. He sometimes seems to be ok and runs around but at times he seems weak. May it be the attack by my cat? He seems to be scared but acts normally around my cats and wasn’t injured seriously when my cat attacked him.Do u have an idea what it may be?

  • 192 Andrea // Mar 3, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    My 8 Month old Chi, always sneezes a lot when she gets excited but lately she has been snorting (breathing in thru her nose loudly) her nose a lot for about a min. at a time? Should I be concerned? ALl her other behaviour is normal and she is a very happy puppy. I was thinking of taking her to the vet to see if she has breathing problems…any advice out there would be much appreciated :-)

  • 193 karen // Mar 6, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I have a chi 5yo male, Max. He has not eaten or drank water since yesterday around 11a. when you try to pick him up he cries. I think he has abd pain. He is very quiet not running around. When should I bring him in

  • 194 Peewee // Mar 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Hello, My dog Peewee is typically a very healthy dog. Over the past week, he began to become very sensitive on his lower back / side area. He will randomly yelp when touching his back or picking him up.

    His tail appears to be slounched downward.

    He is very slow at walking and appears disoriented and may be in pain.

    He still has his appetite. At times he will hide, but often wants to be close to someone on their lap.

    He is not able to go up/down the stairs, or climb up to the couch.

    I am very worried and this is unusual. We waited a few days now, and he appears to be getting better and then going down hill again.

  • 195 Jeffery // Mar 9, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Was just wondering?, in the evenings our Chi seems to be bothered with an ear problem. They appear to be bright red and he seems very lethargic, it usually lasts for about 90 minutes and then he’s fine. Is this normal?

  • 196 Nely // Mar 15, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I purchased a pomeranian Friday afternoon from a breed. She is tiny weights about 1.3 lbs and she is 10 weeks old today. She will not eat or drink. Called the breeder and said to give her Karo or Nutri-cal so her blood sugar wont go down and to try to make her eat. I took she to the vet sunday and she is dehydrated and to feed her will a syringe and now she is vomiting and has diarrhea. I called the breeder and asked if she had problems with her not eat or drinking and she said no that she eat dry dog food fine. So why wont she eat or drink and has diarrhea and is vomiting? Would it be because she is scare and miss her mom and sister?

  • 197 Chihuahua lover // Mar 21, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    holy crap…some of these people have no business owning a Chihuahua!! Sooo distressing:(

  • 198 Lisa // Mar 29, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Stupid people!!! If your chihuahua is sick, TAKE them to a vet!!!!! Asking the help of a chat list moderator and thinking they can help is the most irresponsible thing you could do!

  • 199 sue // Apr 3, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    my guy puppy is having yellow discharge from his penis is it serious?

  • 200 kesha // Apr 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

    i have a chihuahua that squirts pee out everytime u pet her shes been doing this since i got her at 7 weeks old when does she ever stop doing this??

  • 201 Annalise // Apr 30, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    my chihuahua is always whining and wont stop and at night she drags her babies around by its neck then placing them somewhere else.
    what should i do please help !!

  • 202 Connie // May 1, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I have a little boy chi named rocky. He is usually upbeat and wanting to play, but today he is lying around and sleeping not eating. Could someone help me, he was abused with me by my ex.

  • 203 phillip // May 23, 2011 at 10:07 am

    i am just trying to find some answeres. our 1 1/2 year old chihuahua suddenly got lethargic this woried me enough to take her to the vet. on my way there she started salivating severly. the vet put her on an Iv but a total of 5 hours passed from the first symtom she died. it apeared to be congestive heart failure to the vet but he sent samples to the university of auburn to find out why. do you have any idea what could do this so fast?

  • 204 famous chihuahua editor // May 23, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    hi phillip, you can find more possible answers for your concern at the famous chihuahua facebook page where other chihuahua owners are offering you advice. go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Famous-Chihuahua/7464602476#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=218506081511743&id=7464602476

  • 205 angel // May 30, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    my chihuahua is making honking like its got something in throat! what could it be?

  • 206 marilyn meek // Jun 5, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Hi I just got my chihuahua mix from a rescue. She is fine except when she runs she throws her back legs. She walks fine. is this normal?? She weighs 9 lbs. Thank you

  • 207 Connie // Jun 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I hope this honestly helps someone else. I Have come to own a pure white miniature chihuahua and he has almost died on me 3 times now, when he was given to me, he was because the previous owner didn’t have time for him, he was only about 5 weeks old and VERY frail, I was scared to death half the time and got VERY attached to her, when she would get sick, (and I am not a vet) gave her pep-to bismal and it helped her every time, if she had diarhea or didn’t eat. Then the owner came over later (when he was about 6 months old) and told me they had a sugar problem and when they got sick to give them sugar water, or caro syrup I am trying the caro syrup tonight as he wont eat or drink and he had a fever earlier but I gave him liquid motrin and it’s come down. I was searching the web to see what others do for their chihuahua’s because I have come to far with him (he is now 6 or 7 months) to loose him now.

    Connie

  • 208 Connie // Jun 5, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I just wanted to give a little update. I gave wawa (his name) 6 ccs of carol syrup, and my little dog un-tucked his tail, and started PLaying. I am totally happy and this is round 4 and I had to make him Stop eating. I call everything a “she” I called him a she in my last post but thats because I have a normal black chihuahua (rescue) female (nicki) wawa and nicki are my babies. I just never knew about the sugar thing. I’m thinkin maybe the pepto before gave him a little bit of sugar (enough that he needed) I know now when he starts to “mope” and not eat, try carol syrup. The pepto is good for diarhea, I am going to give him some more motrin in the morning because he still has a “little” fever but all else I am happy that He is eating and playing like normal.

  • 209 stephanie // Jun 26, 2011 at 6:35 am

    when i go to sleep or when hes on the couch or on the floor he keeps looking on the floor and it seems like he bites the floor and i dont know what to do can someone plz help me thanks.

  • 210 sandi // Jun 30, 2011 at 8:36 am

    if everyone is asking all these serious questions for such a small delicate dog on the internet and not taking them to a vet it sounds like you should not really have them exclude the people with little issues being asked . it takes too much responsibility and care to have a delicate dog such as a chihuahua . maybe you should move up to a larger breed . to own a chihuahua you have to be very serious about the responsibility as though it is a newborn baby you are raising till the end .

  • 211 stacey // Jul 2, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Hi, I have a 3 1/2 year old male Chihuahua that is acting very strange. he will pace back and forth on the edge of my bed really fast and bob his head up and down and side to side. He acts like he sees things in the air or something. Ive taken him to serval vets, one said that it was an onset of a sezuire and another said it might be a brain tumor, another said he looks like he is high on somthing. I’m going nuts. this has been going on for a month or so. it stops for a few hours sometimes a whole day but it always comes back and it’s lasting longer and longer. it started yesterday and he is still going. hasnt slept all night. the symptoms stopped for about an hour and he was starving so he ate then it all started again about an hour later and is still going. i also have his sister who is about 3 lbs, she use to get the same thing but not as bad and hasnt gotten it now for a few weeks. if anybody can help i would greatly appreciate it. i dont know what else to do. please help. i have a video of buddy showing his symptoms which i’m going to try and upload if i can. thanks so much

  • 212 debra // Jul 5, 2011 at 8:15 am

    I hope this comment gets to stacey,first find you another vet! my baby (3 year old) chihauhua did some of the things yours is doing and our vet said it was a calcium crash.their little body’s don’t have enough fat to store calcium.he told me to give her calcium ,so i bought calcium 600 mg at wal-mart.just get the plain calcium,i got natural calcium 600 mg. i crushed it and gave it to her everyday,and i would give her 1/2 of a tums twice a day.i sure hope this helps ! if this is what is wrong with your puppy you need to get it to it quick.a chihuahua can die while it is having a crash.my chihuahua also acted like she was drunk.i am not a vet ! but i came very close to losing my baby. if i was you i would go straight to get this ,it you put it off and it has anymore you may lose your baby.my vet also gave my baby some in the veins .at least call one of the vets you went to and ask if it could be a calcium crash.you may not have anytime to waste ! ! !

  • 213 jULIET // Jul 9, 2011 at 11:36 am

    tINA mAYBE YOUR PET MISSES ITS MUM

  • 214 Amanda // Jul 21, 2011 at 10:17 am

    My 3 year old chihuahua has been sneezing and snorting since last night, but this morning when I woke up he would sneeze and blood would come out but now his nose is not bleeding but is still snorting and sneezing what could be wrong with my lil guy

  • 215 Patricia Ragan // Aug 3, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Phoebe swallows hard, alot and she does not act sick, I have medicine for inflammation and would like to know what causes her to swallow like that. She does not act sick.

  • 216 Angela // Aug 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Angel! The honking noises, could it be reverse sneezes?? i HAVE HAD SO MANY DOGS BEFORE i GOT MY cHIHUAHUA AND NONE HAVE EVER HAD WHAT IVE LEARNED ARE REVERSE SNEEZES. he makes this honking noise out of the blue and his little body kinda spazes out. It only last a few mins and its over . I did some research and learned that its not anything to get alarmed about unless he does it very often then I would have him checked. does that sound like something your dog might be doing??

  • 217 Jessica // Aug 10, 2011 at 5:38 am

    I have a 4 month old mini chi. She has been asking weird for about 2 weeks now. all she does is moap around sleep and when she does that she hides. I hunted her down yesturday and noticed she was extreamly dehydrated so ive been givein her pedilite. her skin almost snaps back to her skin. but she still seems weak and she dont have an appotite. her gums are also turning white and her teeth are becomeing loose. someone please help me out. i want to take her to the vet but i am a full time student and dont work.

  • 218 Jimbo // Aug 11, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Angel, your dog is making a honking noise? SOLVED! CHECK ALL VEHICLES IMMEDIATELY…THE DOG HAS SWALLOWED A DARN CAR HORN!

  • 219 Olga // Aug 12, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Hi I have a 1 year old chihuahua named galiath. he’s always been very active more like always hypper lol, but ever since yesterday I noticed a change in him. he started vomiting off and on yesterday, I want to say maybe 4x. durring the evening hour he did diarrhea. today my baby doesnt want to eat or drink, I dont know wht to do and i’m worried. plse help. is there something i can give him at home or should i take him to the vet. all he wants to do is lay down.

  • 220 amanda // Aug 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    hey my chihuahua has worms i am scared because he’s been really sick what can i do so he can be better?

  • 221 j elaine // Aug 18, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    my chihuahua is 3-4 years old…today when i came home (he is locked up during the day with my yorkie) his back (WHERE human kidneys might be) was swollen and he yelped when i touched too hard. his abdomen was really hard but i took his temp and it was 101.6 which according to online wasn’t that high. what should i do?

  • 222 Fabiola // Aug 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    MY chihuahua is 4 yrs old and is constantly getting stomache aches and diaherrea, she wont eat and the vet keeps giving her meds but she still gets these symptoms constantly, please help i’m pretty sure it’s not normal for her to keep getting sick

  • 223 jenn // Aug 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    hi, we are the Nikolao family,
    we are really concerned about my chihuahua’s health. Her name is ning . for the past 24 hours she hasn’t been eating or drinking water, she just seems to be very tired and has been sleeping all day. She doesn’t even seem in the mood to walk, which is very strange. she isn’t excited and seems very weak. i was wondering if you could help us by emailing me with some suggestions that could be the cause of what is wrong with her.
    please and thank-you.

  • 224 Beth // Aug 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    My 7 year old chihuahua is pulling his hair out or licking his legs front and back, and on his neck he has tore out hair and i took to vet and these are the 2 options he gave me.1st change his food to chicken and rice food, no animal fat at all. he said lets wait 6-7 weeks and see if there is a change in my dog licking and chewing hair out. If no change, he said the 2nd option would be he has to much testorone in him and need to get him neurterd.Please let me know any of this is good info or am i spending money on a vet telling me wrong stuff…thanks

  • 225 KAREN // Aug 25, 2011 at 4:50 am

    I AM BOTTLE FEEDING CHIWAWA PUPPIES AND THEY ARE NOT POOPING

  • 226 karol // Aug 25, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    ANY THOUGHTS TO THIS MATTER WOULD HELP ME GREATLY AND MY CHIHUAHUA AS WELL!!! My female chihuahua has been sick for the last month. We have taken her to the vet and he had supected pyometra(OPEN) because she was in heat and she had completely stopped eating and is drinking excessive amounts of water. HE DID MANY X-RAYS AND BLOODTESTS ON HER AND FOUND AN ABNORMAL AMOUNT OF WHITE BLOOD CELLS. hE EVEN CHECKED THE REST OF HER ORGANS AND THEY ARE ALL FINE. SO While we waited for her to recieve surgery WE GAVE HER ANTIBIOTICS. sHE RECIEVED SURGERY AUGUST 10TH BUT WE GET A VERY DISTURBING CALL FROM THE VET TO FIND THAT NOTHING WAS WRONG WITH HER UTERUS LIKE HE HAD SUSPECTED AND SEEMED VERY POSITIVE ABOUT. SO HE LETS US KNOW THAT HE JUST SPAYED HER. aFTER THIS MISTAKE FROM THE VET I FEEL SOMEWHAT SCARED THAT WE MAY NEVER FIND OUT WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR CHIHUAHUA BECAUSE WHEN WE PICKED HER UP POST SURGERY HE SIMPLY TOLD US THAT SHE COULD HAVE SOMETHING STUCK IN HER INTESTINE BECAUSE IT LOOKED INLARGED BUT HE SAID HE HAD FELT ONLY LIQUID INSIDE. AND HE LET US KNOW THAT HE STILL WAS VERY UNCERTAIN OF WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH HER. SO AFTER HER SURGERY DURING HER RECOVERY PERIOD SHE SEEMED TO BE GETTING MUCH BETTER, EATING NORMALLY AND LOOKING AS IF SHE WAS GETTING BACK TO HER OLD HYPER SELF. nOW FOR THE PAST 3 DAYS SHE HAS LOST HER APPETITE ONCE AGAIN AND IS ONLY DRINKING WATER AND SLEEPING ALL DAY. i AM NOT SURE WHAT COULD HAVE CAUSED THIS BECAUSE I KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON HER AND IT SEEMS THAT HER UNUSUAL APPETITE LOSS IS TAKING A TOLL ON THE LITTLE GIRL. SHE LOOKS AS IF SHE IS A WALKING SKELETON AND I FEEL TERRIBLE BECAUSE I CAN DO NOTHING TO AID HER. wE HAVE TRIED TO FEED HER ALL TYPES OF FOOD AND SHE REFUSES EVERYTHING! tHE VET TOLD US THAT SHE WOULD BE NEEDING ANOTHER SURGERY FOR HER LARGE INTESTINE BECAUSE MAYBE SOMETHING COULD BE CLOGGING IT BUT HE SEEMS TO STILL BE VERRRRRRY UNCERTAIN ABOUT WHAT IS WRONG WITH HER BECAUSE SHE CAN STILL PASS A BOWL MOVEMENT AND NORMALLY IF THE INTESTINE IS CLOGGED SHE WOULND’T BE ABLE TO POOP. i REALLY DONT WANT TO TAKE HER FOR SURGERY UNLESS THIS TIME THEY ARE POSITIVE OF WHAT IS WRONG WITH HER AND i WOULDN’T WANT THEM TO MAKE ANOTHER MISTAKE WITH MY DOG. ALSO i AM NOT SURE IF SHE COULD HANDLE ANOTHER TOUGH SURGERY LIKE SO IF IT ISN’T GOING TO FIX HER NOT EATING SITUATION. PLEASE HELP WITH ANY ADVICE I FEEL COMPLETELY LOST AND AFRAID I MAY LOOSE HER. THANK YOU.

  • 227 Lucy // Sep 1, 2011 at 7:11 am

    New chiweenie puppy (10 weeks old). have no history. gave vaccination 2 days ago. his ear is now droopy when it was very erect before. Is this asign of something ELSE GOING ON. IS IT POSSIBLE A NERVE WAS HIT. HE ACTS HEALTHY OTHERWISE.

  • 228 Albert // Sep 1, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    hi , my chiuahua is almost a yr old and its constantly shakeing a lot like a lot and you can hear a poping noise from her arm do you know what it is or means ?
    Sincerly , Helpless

  • 229 Rhonda // Sep 4, 2011 at 10:07 am

    To Karol with the August 25th post. I have the same thing going on and have 5 thousand dollars in my pup. Please email me [email protected] I took my Bones to the UW of wisconsin and They figured out what is wrong with her but now its still a rocky road. Don’t know if she’s gonna make it from one day to the next! Way too much to type.

  • 230 princess martinez // Sep 8, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    ive had my chiweenie for 4 months now, dont really have much history or info on him. they said he was about 2 years old but he seems alot older.. anyways hes a great dog, tons of energy, and soooo loveable. he normally sleeps in my bed and has not gone one night without doing so, but lately he seems to be afraid of me :( he shakes uncontrollably and has his head down with this tail between his legs, or he covers his face.. he doesnt come when i call him anymore, i dont know whats wrong with him. he is the best dog ive ever owned. it kinda seems like he has the impression im going to hit him or beat him but i would never do so.. this is very upsetting to me. so if someone could please help me as to whats going on with him or if this is normal, i would be so appreciative..please email me @ princessa4siempre@ yahoo.com this is urgent i feel like this is getting worse.. :(

  • 231 Bernice // Sep 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    same as number 20 my Chihuahua at night..some nights, it’s been happening like maybe once a week now, will start to shake so bad and walks around the bed, looking up and around! It’s almost like she’s looking at something, her tail is down between her legs and her tongue hangs and she pants! She will try to wake you up and lick your face….any ideas?

  • 232 Sharon // Sep 13, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    i have a 3 year old chihuahua. My husband and I just came back from a week long vacation and left our chihuahua(Toby) at my parents house. We have had him for a couple of days now and he’s just been acting really weird and not himself since he’s been back. He has been scared at everything, really jumpy, he doesn’t want to cuddle, he sleeps more and doesn’t have as much energy, less playful, his eyes are more buldgey, and doesn’t listen to commands or respond to his name right away. this is the first time we have left him with someone when on vacation. could he be depressed and traumatized or something? Just curious if anyone else recognizes these behaviors.

  • 233 Stef // Sep 14, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    i was hoping someone could help me out! A neighbor recently gave me her chihuahua [minnie age 7] and she seems to be in poor condition :( she sniffles a lot and i was wondering what that may be. while sniffling she shakes her head a lot. [kinda seems like a weird sneeze] she does it a lot more after she drinks water or if she gets really excited. my neighbor told me that minnie had an accident and fell about 4 feet and after that is when she noticed minnie was sniffling a lot. [please help] also, her mouth is drooping and doesn’t seem to have a lot of teeth left. i think the ones she has now are going to have to be pulled. i don’t think they ever brushed her teeth [or maybe she didn't let herself] another thing is..if anyone out there can give me advice on how to get some meat back on her bones that would be appreciated. She’s so skinny! you can count her ribs :’[
    i’m going to be taking her to the vet this friday but i was hoping to get a little more information now that way i know what food is the best for her.
    thank you so much!

  • 234 Nicole // Sep 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Please please make sure that if lethargy is an issue that the vet checks your chi’s red blood cells. My chi at 4 months had very very low red blood cells. Dr checked her red blood cell count every week, now 5 months later he only checks about once a month. Vet believes she had immune mediated anemia. If you are not satisfied with your vet seek another one. The first vet told me my chi was diabetic, so I went to a second and have been so happy with the care.

  • 235 maninder // Sep 19, 2011 at 6:20 am

    my 6 weeks old chuhuahua its very weak not moving at all just lay all day not eating i have force her in mouth to eat ,, im so worry goin to take her vet tommorrow any info please help me

  • 236 Rachel // Sep 20, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Karol #10… my dog Zoe has the Sam issue. Did they ever figure what was wrong with you pup?

  • 237 tony // Sep 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I HAve a 3 mth old chihuahua that was given to me 4days ago. He hardly eats, drinks but is always sleeping. yesterday i found a tick on his belly and still today his belly feels warm. is he sick?

  • 238 Nene // Sep 23, 2011 at 4:46 am

    My doggy was fighting with the cat so when I got him he did not want lay down niw I think his arms hurt hurt bc he is trying to sleep standing up I tried to pick him up on the bed but he crys and runs off…..what should I do I hate to see him hurt”(

  • 239 Betty // Sep 25, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I have a 10 year old chihuahua named princess, just recently all my dogs were sick with diarrhea and so we gave them kaopectate, and chicken with rice because it binds them up so they dont get dehydrated. Well, princess has an enlarged heart we adopted her almost 3 years ago until now she has been great, since getting her to not have diahrrea now shes not eating, shes limping on right leg, coughing, sneezing, and like she doesnt know when someone is speaking to her she doesnt even move her head. I tried to get her an appt and all turned me down because they stated all they would do is uthanize her and im not ready and i dont think she is. I just need to know what else to do. my vet in ohio says, she sounds like shes letting go so to let her do her thing, but i really dont want to watch her die. Well for others if your chihuahua is shaking or sneezing stop wasting money on surgeries i have 2 chihuahuas and they just take allergy pills once a day and it stops it and the shaking thats normal all chihuahuas do that because they are small and dont have a lot of hair. i swear some vets try and get money so bad out of people that its a shame.

  • 240 wiggles the chihuahua // Sep 28, 2011 at 8:04 am

    my little wiggles has worms and i wormed her about 5 days ago and now she is making a whining/grunting noise like something is hurting her. She was active and playful before and now she is not. Should the wormer have worked???

  • 241 sondra // Oct 4, 2011 at 7:23 am

    had my chihuahua for 3 mths..she 6 1/2 mths now.. very active….but she threw up twice n 24hr. but still active..is that ok? or should she go to the vet?

  • 242 lisa // Oct 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I have a five year old chihuahua who started yelping whenever she would bark. upon examining her last night, I noticed a bump on her neck between her throat and ear on the right side. she is eating and drinking normal but whimpers and yelps whenever she trys to bark “talk”. HELP please!!

  • 243 carmen // Oct 15, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    my chihuahua is 2 months and 1 week, and he vomited last night and right now is my dog sick and he looks sad cause we haven’t gave he attention cause we’ve been busy ,but he looks sad is my dog sick because he is used to be active and hes been sleeping all day we think its because we didn’t give him attention, is my dog sick because my other chihuahua is the same age and we haven’t gave him attention ether but we’ve been busy, but he is still active so the one that we think is sick his name is Clark and the one that is not sick his name is LEX so is Clark is or what? WE ARE REALLY WORRIED PLSE HELP US.

  • 244 Robert // Oct 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Hi my 10 and a half year old chihauha broke his leg 2 months ago and now whenever i touch his leg i feel bumps on his vains is he sick are the blocked idk wat to do

  • 245 angel // Oct 25, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    pls.help my 1 and 26 days old chihuhua, is think dehydrated, she eats a little, and maybe her siblings try to grab all the food all the time, and mom dont have enough milk now. pls.help. thanks and GOD BLESS!

  • 246 Damaris // Nov 2, 2011 at 12:41 am

    My dog woke me up he was crying and shaking and his toungue sticking out tried to give him water but didn’t want but tried to bit me what should I do

  • 247 Stephanie // Nov 2, 2011 at 2:46 am

    I have a year old chi. (Brody) just resently my dog has started getting boners!? Like all the time all my other dogs are fixed so none in heat but after a week of boners he stopped using his back legs just drags them behind him..? I’m not sure why and it’s truly sad and I hate to see him like this…. His hips and joints all seem to be fine! He eats and drinks and uses the bathroom just fine!? Idk what to do about his legs please email me if you have any clue please!!!!! [email protected] thanks

  • 248 valeria // Nov 3, 2011 at 9:33 am

    My 14 year old chuhuaha seems to miss her toilet pads and goes to pee and poop around the house. What to do?

  • 249 joann // Nov 3, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I have a 3 yr old Chihuahua, she is bleeding for about a week now. She is very shaky, hiding and barely eating.. she never hides like this and I don’t recall her bleeding this long.

  • 250 Jennifer // Nov 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I have a 10 year old chihuahua in good health who has recently developed some very odd behavior. he has started urinating on myself and on my husband. he has been housebroken for years and a couple of weeks ago jumped on my lap on the couch (after going out for potty) and started peeing all over me, the blanket and couch. later that night, he jumped on the bed, started shaking and urinated all over my husband. i took him to the vet and they ran tests and found nothing. he has been fine until today. I was sitting in the kitchen and felt something warm on my ankle. meiko had urinated all over my foot. i had just let him outside less than an hour before and he went potty outside. we have not had any lifestyle changes, and i can’t figure out what to do. does anyone have any idea what is going on with my poor dog?

  • 251 ben // Nov 8, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    i have a 7 year old female chihuahua and every time i pet her stomack after she snifes her whole stomack area then she reapideily does that every time i pet her stomack

  • 252 melody // Nov 10, 2011 at 2:40 am

    Hi, I have a 13 year old male chihuahua. for the last 3 weeks- a month he has been loosing weight and is vomiting and can’t keep anything down. I can hear his stomach growling at night very loudly. I took him to the vet and they ran some tests on him, but found nothing. She gave me a special canned food but he wont eat it. I made him boiled chicken breast and rice, he ate it the first day and tries to eat it but can’t keep it in. I don’t know what to do. it happened so suddenly that I don’t think it’s old age. he’s still active-ish. he runs around and wags his tail but is emaciated. I feel so bad for him and the vet bill is huge and she says nothing shows up on his blood tests. any help would be appreciated. [email protected] thank yoU!

  • 253 retardo // Nov 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    look at you people, coming to this site for help because why?, your dog pees on you and your husband and you seriously dont know what to do? Holy crap man, the reason your dog is sick is because your dumb chihuahua is simply a reflection of your inability to lead! You know what I do with my dog? I put her outside and she pees all she wants. If she pees inside, guess what…back outside and you but I wouldnt put up with peeing in my bed, my domain…that dog would be GONE.

    Grow up kids, get some balls and own your dog.

  • 254 keri // Nov 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    the chihuahua i have found that her last owner had a banded and left in the freezing cold to be left to die. i have never really owned a chihuahua but i do know that they can not survive the cold. after a few minutes of having her i noticed her back left leg when she runs is up and she only runs on three legs is that normal? on top of that im not sure what her age is but her breath smells really bad you can smell it across the room she is missing a few teeth in the front and she has brown tare build up but she wont allow me to go near her mouth. she has a nasty coughing that only happens when she is cold, she acts like she might have asthma is that possible? all she wants to do is lay next to me or across the room she only gets up when i walk around and wags her tail in excitement but something doesn’t seem right im not sure if thats because ive never raised a chihuahua please help me.

  • 255 keri // Nov 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    please send me a email what i need to do i have grown to love this dog as if she was my own child my email is [email protected]

  • 256 MAY // Nov 20, 2011 at 6:46 am

    My Chi is 7yrs..have had her for under 2yrs
    Al of a sudden she does not want t jump or is scared to come down her stairs..
    This just happen as we were going o bed last night..
    She hs had two surgerys but has been almost a year sin,e those..
    I do have a vet that she goes to ,but I do not want to stress her if there is something I can do at home…
    I always do he same outine with hr and for sme reason .
    As I was writing this my neighbors dog was barking and I do own two CHINS and another chi..
    They statred barking and to my surprise MEGAN strated growling..which is wonderful..LOL normal of her…
    She nows seems to be slowly coming out of whatever it was..
    But does anyone have advice..or comments?

  • 257 rafa // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:03 am

    my chihuahua will want to sleep but cant . she also shakes all the time but its not because shes cold. we think shes going to have a baby but shes not getting bigger. she always was so active until she had 8 babies then she became calm but after that she got hyper again. some days shes “sick” and some days shes “happy”.

  • 258 Alley // Nov 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    My grandma’ s dog is allways yellping and crying. sometimes when he is walking or when he is being petted. what should we do? what could it be?

  • 259 Sadie // Nov 27, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Molly 11 year old chihuahua mix pomeranian has alway been active, but for the last month I have noticed she is shaky and very slow walking and always wanting to be alone. She has a lump behind her right leg. What could be the problem? She is not acting like herself. Some time she wimpers.

  • 260 Carlos // Dec 5, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    My 3 month chi. Has a lil water coming from his eyes. Not sure what are why, but he is pretty normal appit. And everything. Any sugg? Thnx

  • 261 sad chihuahua owner // Dec 6, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    On Sunday, my 9 year old chihuahua had a stroke, today (tuesday 12/6) my husband and I had to make the one decision that we did not want to make. We feel it is time to let her be, and plan to have her euthanized tomorrow. I walked into the kitchen , to her little area and it seems like she has already left us. This is very hard because she was one of our children. She was such a sweet pet. I keep telling myself that I do not ever want another dog, but i dort of feel that if I had the chance to own another chihuahua like her, I would probably want her/him. If I ever own another, I hope it is as sweet as my chaka.

  • 262 KUULEI // Dec 9, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    hii. ive had my chihuahua for at least 4 years my neighbor gave her to me when she was only a few weeks old. well recently i noticed that she seemed depressed and not so active as she usually is. also shes been barking at the littlest things or the people that she usually doesnt bark to she just attacts anyone in her sight other than me, idk why shes being soo sensitive? i thought she was pregnant but i guess it turned out to be a “fake” pregnancy i really dont know what to do. PLEASE! i need some info. help me please???

  • 263 diane // Dec 17, 2011 at 10:20 am

    my dog is the sweetest dog ever all of a sudden 2 days ago she sits inside her house and she doesn’t want anyone to pick her up or she’ll start to growl she starts barking to any noise she hears whenever she ends up leaving little dog house if someone goes towards here she runs and gets back in whats wrong with my dog

  • 264 Jake in TX // Dec 19, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    hey ‘Retardo’ from Nov. 13th. Your name really says it all, you moron. People post here for help and to share tribal knowledge about their beloved pets. Go post your bile elsewhere.

  • 265 nanileke // Dec 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    i adopted my neglected chihuahua named rosie, so we aren’t quite sure of her age although the vet said that the tests indicated she was about 3 or 4. if that is the case, she would be around 11 years old now. she has just recently been having these “mini-seizures” that last about 5 seconds in which she shakes and sometimes topples over. she does usually shake from being cold, as many chihuahua’s do but this is very different. we took her to the vet and they said they couldn’t see anything wrong but if we would pay some $800 dollars or so they could look into it some more. i am a college student and currently have no source of income which concerns me if this is actually something very serious instead of her just aging. you couldn’t possible understand the lengths i would go for this little girl. she is my best friend and if this is serious i would like to do everything in my power to make her better. if you have any insight on my problem please contact me, rosie and i would greatly appreciate it. thank you.

  • 266 Jennifer Gill // Dec 22, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Hi i have a beautiful chiahuhua dog, and she is bleeding from her so called “Private Part”. Does this mean she is in heat? Btw, i am 12 yrs of age. I am hoping nothing is wrong cause my uncle has a cute chuahuahua dog too. He has mated with several sexy chiahuha dogs.

  • 267 teachergirltoo // Dec 22, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Nanileke. i FEEL FOR YOU AS i HAVE BEEN STRETCHED HARD WITH FUNDS AT TIMES FOR VET VISITS TOO. eXAMINE YOUR DOG’S DIET AS AN OPTION FOR HELPING HER WITH THIS. iF THERE ARE NO PHYSICAL THINGS SHOWING THEN MAYBE IT IS SOMETHING SHE IS EATING. MY CHI HAS RESPONDED WELL TO HOMECOOKED MEALS FOR VARIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS SHE HAS ENCOUNTERED. yOU MAY WANT TO LOOK AT DOGAWARE.COM FOR SOME IDEAS OF SOME HOME COOKING YOU COULD DO FOR HER. mAYBE ELIMINATING SOME ITEMS IN COMMERCIAL FOOD COULD HELP RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. mIGHT BE WORTH A TRY.

  • 268 Todd // Dec 24, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    My poor 5 week old puppy cant walk properly and is having a lot of diarrhea. Is this normal?

  • 269 bonnie // Dec 24, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    my chi is 3 yrs she is in heat and she suddenly started screaming in pain her stomach was hard, 3 min later it was normal one minute she seems fine the next pain again. i will take her to the vet, but it is xmas, i live in a small town and i wont be able to get her in until the day after. i dont know what to do i am so afraid nothing like this has ever happened before. please if you can give me advice to help until my vet is back in town.

  • 270 collett // Dec 28, 2011 at 2:52 am

    My chihuahua his recently passed away it was so devastating. One night she began throwing up this weird black color and had hairloss on her eye brow. I took her to the vet in the morning and they told me she had mites (the ones that aren’t contagious) they said from possible stress I took her home and that night she passed away, it all happened so fast she WAs sick one night and gone the next. Has anyone ever heard of this I just wish I knew why this happened.

  • 271 Hannah // Dec 29, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I LOVE my dog kumar sooooo much! but recently my dad said he thinks hes losing his mind. he’s turning grey, but he’s only about 4 or 5 years old. I think its from stress because he is a chihuahua..lol. But we’ve been trying to get him to pee outside and he will, then come back inside and 15 minutes later he’ll pee again. Its driving my dad mad, and I’m afraid my dad will want to give kumar up, but i love him too much to give him away. (the LASt resort is taking him to the vet, we don’t have much money to spend on anything besides food and medicine right now) his symptoms are: screaming/yelping randomly or at the smallest or slightest things, barking sometimes when nothings there, and stupidity. Really though, he never learns to come to me instead of running waiting for me to chase him everywhere. Please someone let me know if this is normal behavior or if I really do need to get this checked out. thanks!

  • 272 jim // Dec 30, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    we just saved a 5 or 6 week old chihuahua she is active but she vomits every time she eats what could it be

  • 273 sandy // Jan 1, 2012 at 6:51 am

    my dog brownie is 6 years old and has a red bump on the inside of his lip in his mouth i can not tell if it is his allergies or something else.

  • 274 Rex // Jan 4, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    My chi was playing with his toy today and started to cry I looked at him right away looked in his mouth and could not find anything wrong but ever since then he has been laying down and not moving and at random times he will scream. It’s so loud it sounds like someone is breaking his bones. :( I have felt his bones from top to bottom and compared both side to see if something is out of place I have looked in his mouth a few times as much as he let’s me and I can’t figure out what’s wrong. If anyone has any idea please msg me.

  • 275 deanna // Jan 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    my 3 year old chi has blood and clear jello type stuff in her poo, whats goin on

  • 276 deanna // Jan 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    she has loss of appitite and is just acting sick, i dont know what to do and cant afford to take her to the vet

  • 277 angie Maserang // Jan 16, 2012 at 6:35 am

    I AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT MY 5 YEAR OLD MALE CHIHUAHUA. FOR THE PAST 5 DAYS HE HAS TAKEN TO HIDING IN THE BATHROOM LIKE HE IS IN TROUBLE. nOTHING HAS CHANGED AT ALL. hE IS GETTING MY 6 YEAR OLD FEMALE CHIHUAHUA SCARED TOO. wE SPEND A LOT OF TIME SITTING ON THE COUCH WATCHING TV OR ME PLAYING ON THE COMPUTER. aND NOW HE RUNS AND HIDS EVERYTIME i SIT ON THE COUCH. aNY OTHER TIME HE IS FINE. hE IS FINE EATING, GOING OUTSIDE TO POTTY. wHEN WE SNUGGLE UP IN BED. aLL THAT IS NORMAL AS USUAL. bUT WHEN i TRY TO SNUGGLE HIM ON THE COUCH HE RUNS AND HIDES. i DON’T UNDERSTAND. i HAVE CHECKED OUT HIS BODY ALL OVER. hE LOOKS FINE. DOESN’T ACT LIKE HE IS IN ANY KIND OF PAIN WHEN i TOUCH HIM. wHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THIS? dO YOU KNOW? iT REALLY HAS ME WORRIED. tHANKS aNGIE

  • 278 Meenatchi // Jan 17, 2012 at 12:54 am

    my little darling son chihuahua, cookie recently loss weight alot, refuse to eat dog food. lately he being eating human food (chicken cooked meat). he getting very weak as day by day pass by.
    he drinks water alot & pass urine alot too. after one week he did not pass motion, only yesterday he did once, that’s all. my husband & I felt very upset as our little son never ever fall sick before & this is the first time he fall very ill. I hv make an appointment tomorrow night to send him to see the vet & we really pray hard that he will be 100% ok. we always everyday praying for him to be a healthy & playful son. pls let me know that there is nothing serious regarding his sicknes, thanks in advance.

  • 279 NIKKI // Jan 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    mY CHIHUAHUA IS THROWING UP , AND HAS DIARHEA WITH ALOT OF BLOOD IN IT . sHE HAS HAD THIS BEFORE AND WE FOUND FOIL IN HER THROW UP , BUT SINCE THAT TIME ( A FEW MONTHS AGO ) IVE BEEN WATCHING HER CLOSELY AND MAKING SURE THERE ARE NO FOIL , WRAPPERS ETC THAT SHE CAN GET AHOLD OF . THE OTHER DAY SHE WAS EATING CAT LITTER ! i HAVE NEVER SEEN HER DO THIS BEFORE . iM THINKING THE CAT LITTER REOPENED THE SCAB INSIDE HER STOMACHE LEFT BY THE FOIL . hOWEVER MY BABYGIRL ALSO HAS A HISTORY OF SEIZURES & IS VERY OLD. Any ideas on what could be going on ? Please help !

  • 280 Anna P Morales // Jan 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    i wonder will yall help us , my chichuahua dog mom’s born 6 child 2 out of 6 die, 4 alive boy n girl, so one girl hard breath and water mouth what we do? pls help us

  • 281 christina // Feb 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    my little chihuahua is so weak and just lays there and have to put water and food down him and i talked to the vet and they said he had low sugar but i bought the tube of medicine and gave it to him but it doesnt seem to help can someone help me thanks

  • 282 Siobhan // Feb 3, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Hi my chihuahua is 4weeks old and his eyes are still not open would you wait a little longer or take him to the vet ASAP ? He did go for a checkup when he’s was 4days old due to me having to hand feed him from birth, he’s a happy little boy and great on his legs and seems to be hearing well 2 any help would be great and thanks x

  • 283 Chelsey // Feb 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I just bought a chihuahua puppy. She is 7 weeks old and has a a swollen lower abandonment. The swelling is only on the right lower side. she doesn’t act like she is in pain but i’m concerned either way. can anyone tell me what this could be?

  • 284 Nellie the applehead chihuahua // Feb 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    my little dog ate bug spray

  • 285 wanda // Feb 20, 2012 at 6:28 am

    For those of you with stress & stomach issues of course take your Chihuahua to the vet. But also here is a website to Probiotics AND enzymes to help with both these issues. When I picked up new puppies from the breeder she handed me some probiotic to sprinkle on their food to help with transition and their stools are nice & firm. The enzyme I’m buying on my own because one of my puppies vomited once (I am schedule to see a vet soon). Here is the website: http://nusentia.com/

  • 286 RosieBubbles // Feb 20, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    my chihuahua is squinting and can’t open her eyes unless she has to and when she does open her eyes it’s not for long. she has been doing this for almost 24hours. she doesn’t have anything running out of her eyes. is this like allergic reaction or is the a symptom of blindness?

  • 287 Meenatchi // Feb 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    On 1 feb 2012 our darling little son, Cookie passed away at 06.30 morning. on 31 jan 2012 night he was howling & i saw his tears down like he unable to be with us any longer. I look after him the whole night until morning at 06.00 am i wake up & heat up his milk. after he drank all the whole bottle of milk & a alittle of glucose as usual, he then blurp three time & one last breath he gone. wE LET HIS BODY GO TO THE SEA PEACEFULLY. i & MY HUSBAND FELT VERY SAD AS ONE OF THE FAMILY I SNO LONGER WITH US & THAT IS OUR DARLING, BELOVED SON, COOKIE. UNTIL TODAY IS ALRDY 21 DAYS & I STILL MISS HIM SO MUCH. SOMETIME WHEN I THINK ABOUT ALL OF OUR SON SWEET PASS MEMORIES, MY TEARS FALL OUT. I ALWAYS THINK THAT HE IS AROUND IN THE HOUSE WHEN WE CAME BACK FROM WORK BUT NOTICE THAT HE IS NO LONGER WITH US. MY HUSBAND & I WILL ALWAYS PUT HIM IN OUR HEART & HOPEFULLY THAT HIS SOUL WILL COMES BACK IN ANOTHER ANY CHIWAHWAH’S BODY & BACK INTO OUR ARMS AGAIN. HE IS SUCH A LOVELY SON TO US & ALWAYS MAKE BOTH US HAPPY & JOYFUL & STILL WILL BE MISS BY BOTH OF US. EVEN NOW WHEN I’M WRITTING THIS, MY TEARS FALL OUT AGAIN WHICH I COULD NOT CONTROL ANYMORE. FOR NOW & EVER ME & MY HUSBAND WILL ALWAYS PRAY FOR HIS SOUL TO REST IN PEACE & WILL BE ALWAYS REMEMBER IN OUR HEART FOREVER. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU IN HEARING MY SADNESS & SORROW.

  • 288 mary // Feb 21, 2012 at 10:16 am

    i’m really worried i have an apple head chihuahua took to the vet for ear mites and now his head is always shaking and always crying dont know what wrong he has meds for ears and antobtics and seroids please help me

  • 289 Jill // Feb 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    HElp me!!! my chihuahua had puppies and they are almost @ months now. the mom doesnt give them milk all the time she doesnt want to so we started to give them puppy milk mixed with dry dog food that we made soft. 3 of the puppies eat well and are playful but the 4th puppy doesnt eat much and sleeps most of the time. sometimes he plays but most of the time he sleeps and doesnt want to eat, is he sick? what should i do? someone please email me or something.

  • 290 famous chihuahua editor // Feb 27, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Hello, please take your chihuahua to the vet as soon as possible!

  • 291 Lovie // Feb 29, 2012 at 8:09 am

    my dog is only 8 months in way 4 and a half pound is it okay to mat her with a other dog

  • 292 MICHAEL // Mar 3, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    hi, i recently moved and my 4 yr old chihuahua mj will not stop whining. it has been a week now and should be adjusted to the new place. I live alone now and before i had a roommate and another dog. could he be whining because of being alone now?

  • 293 Bridgette :] // Mar 6, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    i have a 7 year old female chihuahua she is about 15 lbs & she is going through the pains of having an infected anal gland. a little before she had this problem she would cry @ the door to go outside to go “peepee” i would let her out & she would go to the restroom & come inside like a good girl should, but now she crys @ the door & i take her out & she just stands there staring at me like im stupid i tell her ” go pee pee ! go pee pee !” but she continues to stand there & stare so i let her back inside. then a while later fater bringing her inside she goes pee on my carpet. is that an effect from having her infected anal gland ? i can understand her not wanting to poo because it hurts but i dont understand why she crys at the door to go pee & i take her out but she doesnt go. its getting quit annoying & very stressfull due to the fact im pregnant & i get easily frustrated with her. can some one help me please ? !

  • 294 Heather // Mar 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    i have an apple-head chihuahua and i just noticed today after i came home from school that he had these loose red bumps on the sides of hsi heas. He is acting normal but on this website http://www.clubchi.com/showthread.php?10637-Puppy-Chihuahua-has-bumps-on-her…&s=5a7dc0c9c1c2e4d15b50a90f1e149322&p=162441
    that i was looking at, it really concerned me because it looked a little similar to what that other guys chihuhua had. Please help! i really love my dog and he means the world to me!

  • 295 Kayla // Mar 10, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    My husbands chi is about 7 or 8 months old.. we recently got him from an elderly couple..He was fine for a few weeks then all of the sudden he started having black dierrea stools and then clear like jello stools then he started throwing up and foaming at the mouth and is not active at all but sits in his spot and will not move.. he will not even drink water or even eat..he makes this grunting sound and looks very weak..i cant go to the vet as of right now so i was wondering what i can do at home to help and what might be wrong with him?? someone please help bc he doesnt deserve to suffer…IM TRYING EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO HELP HIM..

  • 296 LONESTAR // Mar 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    MY 7 YEAR OLD tINKER BELL IS LIKE MY CHILD. i HAVE HAD HER SINCE SHE WAS 3DAYS OLD.SHE IS VERY SPECIAL TO ME.RECENTLY SHE HAS BEEN ACTING STRANGE.HER TUMMY IS HARD,AND SHE CANT SEEM TO MAKE IT UP THE STAIRS OR THE BED WITHOUT SOME HELP. WHEN I LIFT HER UP SHE CRYS OUT A LITTLE. WE WALK EVERY DAY AND SHE GOES POTTY FINE. I AM SO WORRIED ABOUT HER. IM ON A LIMITED INCOME AND CANT REALLY AFFORD A VET . IS THIS JUST OLD AGE SETTING IN? USUALLY ON OUR WALKS SHE IS WAY AHEAD OF ME BUT NOW SHE IS SO SLOW I HAVE TO STOP AND WAIT FOR HER TO CATCH UP, I TRIED TO CXARRY HER BUT SHE DOESNT LIKE ME TO DO THAT, SHE IS A PROUD GIRL,AND HAS OFTEN TRIEN TO HIDE AILMENTS FROM ME.BUT I KNOW WHEN SHE IS NOT HER SELF.PLEASE ANYONE, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT MY EMAIL ADDRESS. IWILL APPRECIATE ANY SUGGESTIONS. THANK YOU ………LONESTAR

  • 297 jan // Mar 18, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Too Brigette March 6th posting. SOUNDS LIKE YOUR CHIHUAHUA HAS WORMS. wHEN A DOG GOES OUT AND DOES NOT DO THE JOB BUT SEEMS TO WANT TOO, THE FIRST THING THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IS WORMS.

  • 298 nancy // Mar 19, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    my chiweenie is trembling her tail is tucked in she seems to be drooling because her fur under her mouth is wet and her appetite is off shes walking along the walls too but not all the time what could be wrong im poor but i love her is there anything i can do at home to help her

  • 299 Vanessa // Mar 20, 2012 at 8:30 am

    My chi is 3 yrs old, He was vomiting for 2 days (First it was yellow then turned into grinded coffee beans looking then into green) and hasnt eaten. we took him to the vet, they said here’s some antibiotics for his fever go him he’s fine. He didn’t get better! So we took him to the “emergency” They said he was hydrated because he hasn’t eaten and treated that. Then took blood from him and saw nothing and then scanned him and saw nothing! So they sent him home saying he should eat and he’s good because he might have gas pockets?? paid so much money for nothing!! He’s still not eating today and he’s so weak! PLEASE if anyone can suggest something!

  • 300 Kathy // Mar 22, 2012 at 1:00 am

    same thing been through my chihuahua before, the unexperience vet, will do nothing just leave it there, she cannot eat, cannot drink for 4 days, kept vomiting every 15 mins, being hydrated, i drove 200 miles finding other vet, in 2 days, she fully recovered. in my case, is the worm issue. the vet deworm her, gv her antibiotic, some vitamin and keep her hydra.

  • 301 Pili // Mar 23, 2012 at 2:49 am

    I have a chihuahua I got her from homeless girls about 5 1/2 years ago she was about 5 weeks old when I got her and she has become my everything and has been very healthy and for the past week she is listless walks around the house kind of soft grunting like she is in pain does not wanna be held or touched she eats and drinks just fine goes to the bathroom just fine too and seems her back legs are sore she does not wanna lay down I have given her tums and 1/2 of an advil because we are living on a very fixed income and CANNOT AFFORD A VET SO WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE COULD HELP ME OUT HERE. I AM DISABLED AND SHE IS MY SERVICE DOG AND IT BREAKS MY HEART KNOWING I CANNOT DO ANYTHING FOR HER SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME. I LIVE ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAI’I IN KAILUA-KONA.. MAHALO (THANK YOU)..

  • 302 Pili // Mar 23, 2012 at 2:51 am

    YOU COULD ALSO CONTACT ME VIA MY E-MAIL IF ANY OF YOU PREFER TO. MAHALO..

  • 303 joy // Mar 23, 2012 at 10:07 am

    hi am really shocked by some of the posts, and the problems some people are having with there chihuahuas, I HAVE A 1 YR OLD CHIHUAHUA SHE IS HOUSE TRAINED SLEEPS IN MY BED, IS TAKEN OUT 3TIMES A DAY FOR WALKS WICH SHE LOVES AND IS IN THE BEST OF HEALTH, SHE ALSO COMES IN THE CAR WITH US, MY 3 YR OLD SON CARRIES HER UNDER HIS ARM LIKE A TEDDY, THERE IS A FIGHT AT NITE TIME AS TO WHO WILL GET HER, WHICH ONE OF THE 3 KIDS, SO EVERYONE TAKES TURNS, COULDNT ASK FOR A BETTER WEE DOG SHE IS SO GENTLE AND LAID BACK, THE CHIHUAHUA I HAD BEFORE HAND WAS WAY TO ACTIVE NEVER SETTLED ALWAYS BARKED AND WOULD SNAP AT STRANGERS, FUNNY HOW THEY ARE ALL DIFFRESNT, BUT SHE IS MY BABY SPOILES AND IS ONE OF THE FAMILY, ITS HER BIRTHDSAY AT THE WEEKEND SO SHE WILL BE GETTING A NEW COSY BED

  • 304 Sheryl // Mar 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

    On March 20th I took my 7 mos. old chi in to get neutered, which they also gave him a meria rabies shot and pulled 2 puppy teeth. Before this he was frisky, happy, energetic little guy. thy gave him a pain injection – elective buprenex and they sent me home with rimadyl 25 mg, and said to give 1/2 pill twice a day.

    the next day after giving him this rimadyl dose I noticed he was breathing fast and seemed to be in pain, he was just laying there in my lap not very happy at this point. so the next dose I gave him a quarter of the dose, and he seemed to be ok.

    3 days later on March 23rd, his is lethargic, running a fever 104, not eating or drinking well. I took him back to vet who gave him fluids and convenia antibiotic, that evening he seemed to be doing better, eating/ drinking

    On the 24th I took him back, his temp was 103, to try to get more fluids in him, and was told it was too stressful on him, and to just wait it out. they gave me a 3ml syringe and some canned dog food to give him food and water with.

    So, every hour I am giving him water, 9 ml each hour. I have been trying to feed him a bit of solid food also, he nibbled on some spaghetti noodles with hamburger, a piece of his chewable dog biscuit, a tsp or two of the canned food. some canned chicken, some brown rice. he still has fever ranging from 101 to 103

    I took him back on the 26th and they did another check for external pain areas, nothing was found, so they did a CBC t4 blood test on him, which came back with an elevated white blood count of 23000, vet said indicating there is an infection. but gave nothing more for treatment and sent me home with more rymadil.

    that evening he ate some, about two tbs of round steak and a spoonful of chicken with brown rice and apple sauce.

    today on the 27th his fever is still 102, he is still lethargic, seems to be having chills and stomach cramping. his bm is still solid

    I checked online about rabies shot given while under anesthsia, (which i know now should not have been done) and side effects of the meria dead rabies vaccine, the antibiotic they gave him and the rymadil. they also told me to try giving him prilosec for stomach discomfort. which I did not give him yet

    After reading all about these drugs, i am about ready to take time off the rymadil
    I am filing an adverse vaccine report to the manufacturer and the agricultural board.

    I am wondering how long a pup can have a fever for without brain damage, I just feel awful for him and am trying to see if anyone has had anything problems like this.

  • 305 Stacy // Mar 31, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Hello my little chi has been not feelin well since yesterday,, the vet cant see him til thursday hes havkng trouble laying down his appeitite decreased he just walks around he shivers this is not his behavour somethings goin on w my baby he just looks at me soo sad, i wish he could talk, could someone please help me?

  • 306 margie // Apr 6, 2012 at 3:30 am

    THIS IS FOR SHERYL #2. RIMADYL KILLED MY DOG. DO NOT GIVE THIS TO YOUR DOG ANYMORE. STARTED BY NOT EATING, NOT DRINKING AND GOT WORSE INCLUDING DEATH. YOU CAN E-MAIL IF YOU NEED TO. RIMADYL IS A POST OPERATIVE & ARTHRITIS DRUG. RESEARCH IT, YOU WILL FIND MANY ANIMALS DIED. RIMADYL IS DEADLY!!!!!!!!

  • 307 serenity // Apr 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    my 1 yr old chi just threw up and i massaged her stomach and looked around in her mouth but nothing was in there. now she’s sleeping but should i take her to a vet? btw i’m only 12 13 in july so what should i do? please help sandy . she’s the best thing that happened to me since i was 7. thanks

  • 308 tina // Apr 24, 2012 at 9:12 am

    my chihuahua died last night in her sleep she was only a year old no signs of anything wrong she was completely normal. what would cause this to happen?

  • 309 Amy // May 4, 2012 at 5:43 am

    I have a 1 yeard old male chihuahua. He is genreally very active and wants to play all the time. HE IS ALSO VERY JEALOUS SINCE MY FEMALE HAD PUPS. yOU USUALLY CAN’T PET THE BABES WITHOUT HIM COMING TO TRY AND CLIMB ONTO YOUR LAP AND GET ATTENTION FOR HIMSELF. lATELY, HE HAS NOT BEEN DOING THAT, HE IS TIRED ALL THE TIME AND DOESN’T EAT TOO MUCH ANYMORE. I CAN GET HIM TO DRINK BUT THAT USUALLY ENDS IN HIM VOMITING THE FLUIDS BACK UP. TOTALLY DIFFERENT AT EVERY ANGLE THAN HIS TYPICAL BEHAVIOR. I AM GOING TO TAKE HIM TO THE VET. BUT THEY CAN NOT SEE HIM UNTIL MONDAY. WHAT MIGHT THIS BE AND DO I NEED TO WORRY THAT HE MIGHT NOT MAKE IT TILL MONDAY? I AM VERY SCARED. I LOVE MY DOGS VERY MUCH AND COULDN’T BARE IT IF HE PASSED. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

  • 310 tina/my baby MONTU // May 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    MY BABY “MONTU” WAS BORN DEC.20 1996, HE’S NOT WELL , HIS TIME WITH US ISALMOST OVER…….

  • 311 Jessica // May 24, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Our baby Carly is not feeling good. She its not her normal spunky dog. She is eating and drinking. She is very sensitive when we pick her up. She gti we ls and screaches. She even bit my son. I don’t know what is going on. She seems to be week from her hind legs. Been giving pedialite every 3 hrs. I just can’t imagine anything happening to her. My boys would b so devastated. Should I take her in.

  • 312 famous chihuahua editor // May 24, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    YES TAKE HER TO THE VET ASAP

  • 313 dizzy // Jun 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    breaks my heart to see so many posts of sick chihuahuas, please bring them to the vet! Many places take payments if you can’t pay up front, or try financing. Never give your pet advil tylenol or asprin. those strong medications are made for humans, they’re too strong for their small bodies. they could possibly overdose from it.

  • 314 jasmine // Jun 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Hello. My 2 year old Chihuahua fell off my bed 2 weeks ago. Lately she has been crying when I pick her up or touch her. I haven’t given her anything. I’m afraid if I touch her I’ll hurt her even more. She’s the love of my life, I don’t want her to die. I don’t have money to take her to the vet. Has anything like this happened to anyone before? Please help me.

  • 315 famous chihuahua editor // Jun 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    You MUST take her to the vet! They will set up a payment plan so you can pay in small segments. Bring her to the vet ASAP! Ask someone like a friend or relative to help!

  • 316 jessica // Jun 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    OMG PEOPLE!! tAKE YOUR PET TO THE VET!!!!!!!!!! IF THEY DONT HELP GO TO ANOTHER VET!!!!!!!!! There are vets that let you pay it off!!!!! or the animal welfare league does payment plans

  • 317 brian // Jun 21, 2012 at 9:09 am

    my pup has been throwing up everything she eats. She has all her shots and stays inside most of the time cuz of the heat.

  • 318 janie // Jul 15, 2012 at 6:20 am

    my puppy age of 3 months old and shes been feeling sick for over two days already. shes been throwing up white stuff and she doesnt want to eat anything but drink water. shes real energized, she doesnt stop playing with her brother but she throws up once in a while. what can she possibly have????

    what can she have?? i am really worried.?

  • 319 Cindy // Jul 25, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    My chihuahua is 6 yrs old and we recently bought a sheltie as a companion they both have gotten along perfect for nearly 5 months. All of a sudden the chihuahuas demeanor had completely changed shes completely changed shes mean and hateful to the sheltie and to all if us. None of us can play with
    her anymore. Whats happened to my living

  • 320 Blueeyes // Sep 2, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Mu chi is 10 yrs old and he is going blind. he wasn’t eating and very hot and i took him to the vet. he was checked out inside and out and was put on two types of meds. he doesn’t eat, fever and breathes very deeply and sometimes shieves. the vet can not figure out what is cause this fever. has anyone ever gone through this with their little chi. plz help me out? I keep trying to give llittle bit of food that he likes to eat and he eats what he likes but he never wants to eat. my heart is breaking for my little guy.

  • 321 Geslina // Oct 11, 2012 at 5:27 am

    I can’t believe post after post of people saying they are on a fixed income and have no money for a vet, or that they can’t find room in the budget for a vet, or that they are broke, etc etc. Did it not occur to you when you decided to get a dog that vet care would be part of the deal? That you are obligated to take care of your pet’s health???? You should find a suitable owner for your animals. They need more than just love. And if you really care about them, there are clinics and vets with sliding scale fees. Anyone can find them if they know how to use a computer. Make your pet’s health a priority. They deserve to be healthy.

  • 322 Erin // Oct 13, 2012 at 10:55 am

    *smacks face*

    The number of people on here commenting that they “are poor” and “can’t afford to take their dog to the vet” is absolutely disgusting.

    Someone needs to remove your dogs from your homes, as you are neglecting them severely.

    Why get a dog if you aren’t going to take care of it?!

    sacrifices people.

  • 323 maritzaa // Nov 5, 2012 at 11:30 am

    My chihuahua is only 2 yrs old its a male, this morning after we took him a bath he hasnt let us pick him up and wont stop crying. we dont understand whats wrong with him. what should i do?

  • 324 nicole // Dec 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    i have a baby chihuahua that is exactly 2 months old as of today.! i recently have been away for a few days before i left she was perfectly healthy, playing, she was perfectly normal. nothing seemed to be wrong with her at all. i get back and the people who i had watching her said she wondered around for a little while and then something happened over night she became very ill she has lost a lot of weight she is very week, lifeless it seems like. she is barley eating anything or drinking anything. i have to force feed her. i don’t know what this could be and im very worried. if someone knows anything about what this could be please let me know.! thank you

  • 325 Pat // Dec 13, 2012 at 9:12 am

    My 13 year old long haired chihuahua had 2 herniated disc in his back removed one year. After that, he went through months of physical therapy. He was still going through therapy, but not as often when 1 year later he woke with a stuffy nose and died within hours. My friend also left him outside in very hot weather for a couple of hours. What caused his death???

  • 326 Jerome // Dec 18, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Chiquita, is a toy deer, she is 18 years ,old and in the last 6 months ,she started losing weight, from her normal of about 2 lbs to 1 lbs. The vet told me she is racked with arthris and blind ,also going into kidney and liver failure. The vet says she is in pain when she walks because of the severer arthritis . But she only gets u ip to eat and the bathroom. I wish she would go on her own, because the vet says no matter what she does it’s just a matter of time at her extreme age

  • 327 Marcia // Jan 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Some people don’t understand I guess. They think they know it all sometimes. Because some people can not afford to go to the vet, does not make them a bad owner. I was doing great with taking care of my babies, till my husband got sick and lost his job. Now going to the vet is hard to do. I love my babies, as if they were my children. Someone posted that a person should give their pets up because they can’t take them to the vet, but they forget that is like their children. Because you can not take your child to the doctor right now, does not mean you have to give up your child, right?

  • 328 My First dog // Jan 2, 2013 at 1:58 am

    My husband was recently given a chihuahua at a gas station! The lady had a whole van full he said and she told him he was only seven months old, since he became a part of our family we needed to take him for a check up, we soon found out that our “free puppy” needed many teeth taken out, was well over a year old with arthritis and he quickly became a debt that was piling up! Thankfully petsmart has a vet clinic built into the store and they do PAyment plans!!! dont give me a sob story about how you cant pay because petsmart is very willing to work with you and even though we have an old damaged dog, he is very loved! we saved him and he thanks us everyday with his presents!

  • 329 Cassie // Jan 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks Now i can See if my dog is sick i fell like crying When i see my dod like that :,(

  • 330 Amy // Jan 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Anyone writing on this site worried about the health of their chihuahua-go to a vet!!! if you say you cant afford a vet, well then you can’t afford to be a pet owner, so please consider this when getting a pet and find an appropriate home if you can’t provide it. Do no compromise the welfare of these chihuahuas.

  • 331 Ignorance is bliss... // Jan 21, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I took in our dog when it was lost in the freezing cold weather. We searched for owners for months with ads and flyers. I am a middle aged woman , and normally a middle class family. Recently diagnosed with an illness, my family became very tight on money. We had to keep the dog, for after months of looking, we kept her, and loved her like a child. We took her to our vet and gave her full check up and shots to be safe. A year later she became very ill, and had to go to vet four times in one week. Our bill was very very expensive and very hard to manage with the new difficulties in our family income. How dare you people make such rude accusations to others reaching out for a little advice just in case. I spent 700$ in one week to try and fix our dog. The vet did nothing. After 9 days, and researching the Internet, we ourselves brought her back to health. She is such a joy to us! I am not by any any means saying to not see a vet. That should ALWAYS be the first choice, but good lord people. As you can tell by the sadness and pleading, these are not scumbags on the street. Not everyone is made of money. I can remember some weeks 20$ being so valuable to me. Luckily I am blessed now to be ok, and financially stable again. Our amazing little chihuahua is doing great too. It is ok to ask others for advice. My vet was awful, and I am seeking a new one. The online forums were better than the vet I gave 700$ to. So, don’t worry about the people that leave stupid comments on here trying to judge you or make you feel bad. I understand. Carma will strike people that don’t have kindness. Pay it forward people. Advice is just that. Just like this….but, have a heart, be polite, give advice, and yes, if possible please try and see a vet. If not…I see many on here will give positive advice to help you during your stressful times :)

  • 332 angieb // Jan 24, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I can’t believe what someone had done to me. I bought 2chihuahuas. On the way home one had bad diarrhrea and looked kind of underweight. We had to meet in the middle. At a store because they lived 2 1/2 hours away. I only saw them in a picture. Then at home the other chihuahua is having diarrhea but not as bad as the small one. And then the small one vomited about 3 times after I fed her. She was so hungry. Poor thing. Now what am I suppose to do. I’m afraid I will waske upo tomorrow and she ‘ll be dead. I was not prepared for this at all. They said nothing about them being sick.. I will have to take them to the vets when I have no idea what could be wrong. I wasn’t planning on having to pay a big vet bill the day after 2new dogs. This so not right. They are so sweet and adorable. We have another dog who we hope won’t get what they have. That’s probaly why they sold them because they didn’t want topy for a vet. They were such nice people. I gave them both pepto bismal which I read about on another site. I have a feeling the smaller one has been sick for a long time too.

  • 333 GR // Aug 18, 2013 at 11:51 am

    My chihuahua was 13 and a half. she had in the previous months almost choked twice. the weird thing is she would just freeze and not gag or anything almost like a statue. End of july i gave her a few small pieces of pizza. turned around for about less than a minute and she was gone. I do not know if she choked or had an attack, but the guilt is killing me. she was my family. so for those that feel they could have done things differently(don’t). you all are all on the forum for a reason. you really tried to make the best of their lives.

  • 334 Mandy // Aug 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Hello

    I have a normal healthy chi except for today he just started whining and crying about everything. Nothing is physically wrong with him and our schedule is pretty regular. I just can’t figure out if he is teething or what the case is. We went for a walk and he was horrible just running out of control and whining the entire time. He is about 4 to 5 months old but if he continues this tomorrow we will be going to the doctor. There is just nothing physically wrong with him it seems like he is acting up for attention or developing some kind of separation anxiety.

    Any opinions are welcomed he has always been a little angel I just can’t for the life of me figure out the sudden whining.

  • 335 mindy // Sep 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    my chi has been lethargic for the past three days, but is exhibiting no other symptoms. she is eating, drinking, and going to the bathroom just fine. she isn’t jumping on the couch like she normally does and just wants to lay on her bed all the time. i plan to take her to the vet tomorrow, but was wondering if anyone else has had this happen to one of their chihuahuas. it is almost as if she is depressed. :( i actually stayed home today to coddle her and keep an eye on her. my husband is a human dr. and thinks i am over reacting. any feedback?

  • 336 Clary // Sep 24, 2013 at 9:52 am

    My chihuahua is 10 years old he is always urinating what can I DO FOR THESE OPERTIONA>?
    cLARY

  • 337 Sami's mom // Sep 24, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Sami is a 9 month old chi–he weighs 3 pounds 4 ounces–when I got him he was 8 ounces –he has been hypoglycemic, had seizures but has been healthy but occassionally he just looks sick–not happy—–we have had blood test–nothing–his blood sugar has been normal–he had nutragel for like 4 months and he loved it! Now he hates it.., he is such a picky eater–no dog food ever–we have tried it all–he likes chicken..rice..oatmeal..vanilla yogurt..peas..broccoli ..eggs ..cheese –was wondering if he needs some kind of supplement ?? Something that he will actually eat or take..I just hate worrying about him—I know he will be happy in the morning but I hate it—the vet hates to see me..says they don’t think I can handle him–I explained if he was a baby and I thought he was sick I would bring the baby to the doctor..any ideas are appreciated.

  • 338 renee // Sep 28, 2013 at 4:11 am

    my dog ,dog has developed a lump of some sort located on the upper left side of his cute little throat. is it possible that dogs can get cancer?

  • 339 Pat // Oct 25, 2013 at 2:32 am

    HI, my 4 year old chihuahua gave birth a week ago but yesterday until now she seems weak and wouldn’t eat.

  • 340 Alicia // Dec 14, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    My baby chihuahua is 7 months old and his mother (also a chihuahua) just had more puppy’s this month. Yesterday and today he’s been acting really strange. He cries when we try to pet him, he cries when he moves around, he is really warm, his nose is dry and is head is always in the air. He hasn’t eaten today either. I don’t know what’s wrong with him. My roomates and I are very worried. please answer ASAP

  • 341 Desiree // Dec 17, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    My 4 year old chihuahua she she shaking bad and she somthing wrong with her back legs where they come out of place and don’t want to go back in we already knew this but the vet she should be okay and this has never happened I don’t know if we should call the vet or not but I have no clue what to to please HELP I AM FREAKING OUT! 😰

  • 342 janie // Jan 17, 2014 at 10:52 am

    my dog, snow, is 15 years old and has been crying when he moves. He fell off the bed a few weeks ago and I believe it may have triggered something. this morning, he was crying louder than usual. we love our snow, but, it seems it may be his time to leave us. :(

  • 343 jean // Jan 17, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    My 5 old chi got hurt a week when my 10 yr son was running in the house in socks n slide and she cried but than was fine. Now since yesterday that my 6 yr old hugged she cries evertime. This morning she was playing n jumping n now again after i got home frm work we picked her up a few times n she cries. Now she wont even get down frm my sons side! Do i need to call her vet now or just wait till they open or they examine her ?? s

  • 344 Jay // Jan 30, 2014 at 4:53 am

    Have 4 month old chihuahua , n Boston terrier. Mix
    He has always had leaky eyes n nasal conjestion however yesterday morning he started out normal bowel movement n behavior by 9:30-10 am ( he gets up 6am everyday ) he would not eat or drink and he vomited 3 more times through out the day other than that he slept the rest of the day I woke him every 2 hrs on average to keep water in him he refused so I used a dropper to make sure he stayed hydrated. He woke up today tried to pee for almost a full minute n only got out about ten drops however he did start to drink a little n ate a tea spoon of wet dog food so a bit of an improvement no vomiting yet today either. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated I called vet they can’t see him till Monday and its Thursday I live in ranch country in texas hours from anyone or anything and the engine died on my car so vet comes out to me what do I do till then please help by the way we have 12 chihuahuas ( 6 which are part Boston terrier) out of all of them my little baby here is the only one sick .

  • 345 Momz // Feb 7, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Ya know, not all of us have a good vet or access to one that has the first clue regarding chi care and their specific problems. IE, the fact that chis can and do have heart attacks. We live in a state famous for vet college and the lack of specific knowledge for this small breed is astounding.

    our sweet 9 year old bella just recently had a heart attack and subsequently passed away. I am broken. She was taken to the vet (not hers as she was booked) twice, x-rays blood work, the works. He thought it was her back that was out. Our normal vet couldn’t see us as she takes appointments so we had a vet with a gazillion years experience and about the same age.

    Taking them to the vet is no guarantee and frankly can do more harm than good, considering he dosed her with double the recommended dosage of a very powerful pain med. She died after two doses. What angers me the most is that some idiot that cant trim their own dogs nails prolly had an appointment and dear bell had a grave emergency.

    Sometimes a chough is their heart, not the weak trachea

    immunizations can be lethal. Point of fact.

    Dog food is for the most part garbage.

    liver problems can present in very pale ears, gums and tongue.

    Help these people! Being as ass will only cause more deaths. Finding a vet is great, but often people need advice in spite of or because others have had the same experiences. Stop being so pretentious…everyone needs a lil help now and then, like my poor dead bella.

  • 346 layla // Feb 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    My sweet dog layla is puking and pooping blood and will not eat.. does anyone know whats wrong and what i can do to help? rite now we do not have the money to take her to a vet. someone please help us! she is very loved we dont know what we would do if we lost her! thanks in advance!

  • 347 Nicole // Apr 29, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Ur answers are always go to the vet. Obviously none of us would be on here if we had hundreds of dollars to just run to the vet if u cant give any good advice or medical advice on how to solve problems. Get off the web. We all know we mught have to take our dogs to the vet were trying to avoid it if we can. Ru paying. So thank u havr a nice night

  • 348 Megan // Apr 30, 2014 at 12:04 am

    My 2 yearold Chihuahua Bump had puppies 3 weeks ago, week took her to the vet because she could not deliver her last three puppies, now after everything 3 weeks later, and 4 healthy puppies, her vagina is still swollen like shes about to give birth, and shes lost all of the hair on her legs and sides of her stomach, the skin is also alittle warm to the touch . I don’t believe my vet knew what he was doing, but I could be wrong. Does she have some kinda of infection is it fatal? I don’t know what to do, and if I should take her to the vet. Does anyone know what to do? I don’t want to lose her, she’s my baby.

  • 349 jennifer // May 5, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    i have a 10 yr old chihuahua she hasstoped eating ive taken her tto the vet she had antibiatics and still seems to be loosin weight is there any kind of speacil food i can feed her that will help her put weight back on?she looks so bad just skin and bones i cant afford to take her back to the vet and i cant seem to find the right food to help her

  • 350 Adri // May 8, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I have a 16 week old chiweenie, recently she stopped eating dry food and I bought can food for her she eat that really fine and now she won’t eat again. She’s not drinking water either, she still walks around and only throws up once for the past 2 days, she pees fine and her poop is normal. . .

  • 351 Vicki trusselli // May 11, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I inherited a Chihuahua jut this weekend. she seems very well. she was living in a very stressful environment and ours is not. she is sleeping a lot she is eating but drinks very little water. I plan to take her to a vet but first the humane society first. I love her. we took her for a walk today. I have birds also. they are healthy. I have never had a Chihuahua before. I have had other dogs

  • 352 Cristina Schinkopf // May 24, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Hi my 5yo female chi/pom just stopped being able to walk or stand.I was at the vet 15 mins after she stopped walking/standing,vet said could be b1 def,thyroid or neck instability. Nothing was said about Lyme,or a pinched nerve so I’m looking for any other ideas. Her blood test was normal. Thank you

  • 353 lexicalvin // Jun 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Hi,

    I have a 11 year old Chihuahua that was coughing a lot and hacking which I thought was a tracheal collapse. Turns out she has a pretty bad heart. A xray showed that her right side of her heart was enlarged. Since I start the prescription for Salix, I am noticing that she is seeming sluggish and not motivated. She also seems to breathe in and snort in more than before. Has anyone had this issue with Salix? Is the sluggishness and snort breathing a side affect? She is also on Enalipril. So prior to taking these medications, she only had a hacking cough once in a while and collapsed once in a while….. But now after taking the medication, she seem sluggish and breathes in with a snort through her nose. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to put her to sleep. I would rather let her go on her own. Please let me know if anyone else had these same issues and if so.. should I take her off any of the meds?

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  • 355 Electra // Jun 15, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    My chihuahua has been shaking but she has been eating and drinking just fine going to the bathroom fine but she just laying around I tried deworming her what could it be

  • 356 Kim // Jun 17, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I have a chi that’s 2 years old, she is white and has very little fur, about a month ago I noticed some gray spots on her sides, her neck, and on her bottom , they look like freckles. I thought she had gotten dirty but I bathed her and they are still there. She doesn’t scratch or act any different, I changed her food about a month before the spots showed up but nothing else has changed. Any ideas?

  • 357 Breana // Jun 27, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I have a 2 almost 3 month old chihuahua/shih tzu mix and today I took him out of his crate and the arm and leg of one side, he had no feeling or control over. I was told it may have fallen asleep but then he vomited up a white flimsy string like thing but it wasn’t a string. Then he lost his appetite and his energy and it is hard for him to breathe and he has been squinting a lot. I don’t know what is wrong so someone please help!! I am worrying like crazy because he never acts like this

  • 358 jenny // Jun 27, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Hi my dog has 3 months and won’t eat and he is weak, lost weight, and he is throwing up and i dont know what to do. can you please help me out

  • 359 jenny // Jun 27, 2014 at 11:59 am

    can you please help me can you tell me what to do

  • 360 lucia // Jul 3, 2014 at 9:11 am

    hi my dog keeps on throwing up every minute she eats she throws up is she sick ??

  • 361 Marilyn // Jul 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    My does nose is warm. she is very tried, and does not want to move. We gave her water, and a cloth around her neck. will this help and What should I do?

  • 362 Diamond // Jul 18, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Hello, i have a male Chihuahua, who’s 2yrs old. He’s been acting very strange for 2days now & my boyfriend & i are very worried. 2days ago in the middle of the night he threw up something tan & yellow, it looked as if it had chunks & a lot of it. & after that he’s never been the same. He won’t eat or drink & vomits whitish clear stuff occasionally. Also he’s not playful anymore, jus wants to lay around, he doesn’t even want to walk at time.

    Can someone please explain to me what’s wrong with my baby boy, & what i should do. Im extremely worried. Thank you.

  • 363 pam & kevin // Jul 22, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    our 4yr old applehead chi sometimes(2-3 times a month) will stop trusting us, wont play, acts anxious, kinda jumpy, wont sit next to pam(that is the craziest part, loves her and doesn’t normally leave her side), licks his lips every 5 or 10 seconds, wont come over when called and no love from him, just now she tried to pick him up, he yelped, but not in pain we don’t think, like a scared yelp, is super nervous. Normally does NOT shake as some nervous breeds, IS PRETTY CHILL & loving, does not bark incessantly, YET THESE LIL FITS KINDA SCARE US. wE DONT KNOW IF ITS SPELLS, SEZIERES, FITS OF SADNESS?? ANY THOUGHTS OR COMMENTS?? THANK YOU

  • 364 pam & kevin // Jul 23, 2014 at 12:00 am

    OUR 4YR OLD CHI IS ACTING WEIRD, JUMPY, ANXIOUS, LICKS HIS LIPS EVERY 5 SECONDS, DOESNT TRUST US, IS SHAKY, RUNNING AROUND & THEN LAYING DOWN JUST WATCHING(THIS HAPPENS A FEW TIMES A MONTH, IS HAPPENING NOW AND HAS BEEN 4-5 HOURS ACTING WEIRD, DOESNT USUALLY GO THIS LONG, HOUR OR SO BEFORE), ONLY THIS TIME JUST YELPED WHEN PAM TRIED TO PICK HIM UP ARE THESE JUST LIL FITS OR SPELLS OR SEZIERES?? ANY THOUGHTS OR COMMENTS? THANK YOU.

  • 365 Stephanie // Jul 23, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Hi I have a nine year old chihuahua and she sleeps with my parents at night but this month she can’t sleep my mom says and she can her stomach growl this happened twice this month and I’ve seen her eat grass is there anything major wrong with her?!!….please help!!!

  • 366 claudia Q // Jul 26, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Hi I have a 1 monthe old female chihuahua and she has been acting really odd for about two days now at frist she was playful and active now she can barely stand eats very little and her breathing is no the same she has been breathing as if she were out of breath and she is constantly squinting one eye alot

  • 367 Brenda Gibson // Aug 1, 2014 at 6:16 am

    My Chi will shake until she starts panting. Is this dangerous to her?” Josie is a little over 1 year old. She just started the day after I put her meds for fleas and heart worms etc. Now she is doing more

  • 368 famous chihuahua editor // Aug 4, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Please call your vet and tell them this is happening right away.

  • 369 Bellas mom // Aug 17, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    My sweet Bella gave birth for the first time to 4 beautiful girls last December. She was a champ trough the pregnancy and birth, but right after giving birth she had mastitis and I had bottle feed the girls the rest of the way. Which reminded me of pass times with my own children. Anyway, the girls are a riot to this day, each with an amazing personality. But my concern is Bella. A few weeks ago I noticed she was limping (sometimes more than others), she just had her first period after giving birth and was very weak. ( But that isn’t what’s concerning me either)
    Almost 8 months and Bella seems lethargic most of the time, her hips at times won’t let her be mobile, she can spend most of the day laying in a big pillow and just waking to eat or pee. Even that she’s been fully potty trained to use the pads she now chooses to pee on the bare floor and won’t poop in the designated area at all. The other day I can tell she was hurting and a baby aspirin helped that time. My husband keeps telling me is normal for dogs to sleep most of the day and not move around but when I look at her my heart tells me is something else. Please advice; I haven’t run to the vet because I’m still paying for her ER visit Rigth after birth.

  • 370 Anna // Aug 21, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    My chihuahua is four months old and just a few minuets ago drank a lot of water kind of fast and the his belly got hard and bloted! And I’m freaking out please tell me he’s fine!

  • 371 anna // Aug 26, 2014 at 9:53 am

    so my 3 1/2 month old “teacup” or runt chihuahua is throwing up all the time.. it started on a friday night and came out clear and foamy.. today is tuesday and now it just looks like his digested food. he doesnt really seem to have any other symptoms hes just as playful as ever but a couple times a day he will start crying and then vomit.. any advice?

  • 372 dAIRA LUCIC // Aug 31, 2014 at 5:40 am

    our 11 month old Chihuahua do not like food at all.We have to bland food and make him eat with spoon.we have him when he was 2 month old and from day one he did not wanna eat.we try let a go to see if he would eat when he gets very hungry but he would make him self sick but wouldn’t touch a food.he goes to wet regularly,have all his shots.we fill he do not like meat at all.he like to snack on peppers,carrots..we try organic crunchy food,table food,regular dog food noting works.we worry when my mom goes home to europe he will not eat on his own when we are at work and kids in school.

  • 373 Courtnnee // Sep 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    my dog jumped out of the shopping cart and on the concrete started to Yelp and only lasted for a couple seconds He walks just finare there any I should be concerned or worried about your watching

  • 374 Antwainette j // Sep 16, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    My 5 year old chihuahua has been acting normal up until a few hours ago. She has been wobbling and she won’t open her eyes very much and she is really cold. Could you give us any advice as to what might be wrong

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