while chihuahuas are known to be a healthy toy breed with fewer genetic defects than most, they are not without fault. the following health conditions are known to occur in chihuahuas. if you are a chihuahua owner, this information may be very helpful.
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. indications of a “sick chihuahua” include … read more
patellar luxation: a knee problem in chihuahuas
the chihuahua breed is known to have a minimal amount of health problems overall, but the knee condition known as patellar luxation is one of the most commonly identified health problems associated with the breed. the knee is a complex structure consisting of muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and bones. these components must align properly and interact harmoniously in order to function properly … read more
tracheal collapse in chihuahua puppies and dogs
many chihuahua owners have concerns related to their chihuahua puppies or chihuahua dogs experiencing breathing problems, more specifically frequent gagging, coughing and chihuahua wheezing and seizures that result in gasping for air. the following information may be helpful to you if your chihuahua has been affected by obstructed breathing or symptoms thereof … read more
is a recessive blue gene linked to health issues in chihuahuas?
much controversy exists around the subject of breeding blue chihuahuas as hidden defects on the gene that is linked to the blue color can result in serious coat problems and other health issues. for these reasons, it is advised to never breed a blue chihuahua with another blue chihuahua …read more
kerato-conjunctivitis sicca: dry eyes in your chihuahua
chihuahuas tend to have eyes that are more prominent or protruding than other dog breeds so it’s not uncommon for them to develop the eye problem known as dry eyes. dry eyes usually develops in middle-aged or older chihuahuas and can occur in just one eye or both eyes… read more
why do chihuahuas shiver all the time?
chihuahuas shiver or tremble when they are excited, experiencing stress, frightened, uncertain or cold. shivering is characteristic of the chihuahua breed. smaller chihuahua puppies usually have a higher metabolism and so they expend body heat faster than bigger dogs. shivering also helps to generate body heat, which is also explains why people shiver when they are cold … read more
why do chihuahua snore so loud and is this normal?
snoring is a common occurrence in chihuahuas. it is attributed to their short muzzle and sometimes it is loud enough to wake the house up, and it is incredibly funny when you have visitors – no one can believe that such a small dog can make that much noise … read more
chihuahua health issues, symptoms and treatment
to ensure the health and well-being of your chihuahua, you need to be aware of possible health concerns, especially during the first 16 weeks of their life. the following health information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or replace the care of a veterinarian. it is also not intended to dissuade you from obtaining a chihuahua. after about 6 months of age, chihuahuas are generally healthy little dogs that live a long lifespans … read more
wheezing and seizure-like episodes in chihuahuas
“my husband and i have a chihuahua named bugsy. we found your web site while trying to find health information. we absolutely love it. do you have any information about wheezing and their seizure-like episodes? our chihuahua sometimes acts like he can’t catch his breath” … read more
dental treatment for bad dog breath in your chihuahua
does your chihuahua have bad breath or tartar buildup? aside from regular brushing, dental treats help clean her back molars so her kisses are always fresh! dental treats help to strengthen the digestion process and support periodontal health. here’s what to look for when buying them … read more
learn how to read the nutrition labels on your chihuahua’s food
ever look at the label on your dog’s food and you didn’t understand what you were reading? ever wonder if the ingredients listed meet optimal nutritional requirements for your chihuahua? with so much processed food on the market, do you want to know snack foods that are healthy for your chihuahua to eat? as the mommy of teaka the famous chihuahua, she is only fed the best dog food filled with the most nutritious ingredients. like all chihuahuas, her health is always my single single most important priority because the healthier she is, the longer she will live!
anophthalmos, chihuahuas born without eyes and with cerebral palsy
samson was born with a condition called anophthalmos, which is the absence of one or both eyes and in this case, it may have been caused by premature closing of the molera or soft spot. anophthalmos is very rare and it can only be diagnosed after intensive study … read more
the ultimate guide to taking care of your chihuahua
learn the best kept secrets to proper chihuahua care in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace. discover simple health tips that could potentially save your chihuahua’s life in an emergency (a must have for any chihuahua owner)! it also contains valuable information for new chihuahua buyers and breeders read more!
kennel cough in chihuahuas: prevention, symptoms and treatment
how do you know if your chihuahua has kennel cough? what are the signs of sick chihuahua with kennel cough and what can you do to treat and prevent it? here’s what you need to know about kennel cough in chihuahuas…read more
more to come!