tracheal collapse in chihuahuas: a serious chihuahua respiratory health problem

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many chihuahua owners email us with concerns related to their chihuahua puppies or dogs experiencing breathing problems, more specifically frequent gagging, coughing and chihuahua wheezing and seizures that result in gasping for air.  this article may be helpful to you if your chihuahua has been affected by obstructed breathing or symptoms thereof.

chihuahuas are known to suffer from problems related to their soft palate or a collapsed trachea.  it is a health concern that is characteristic of the chihuahua breed and is also commonly referred to as “reverse sneezing”.

chihuahua trachea collapse

tracheal collapse is a condition in which the trachea partially collapses or flattens out as your chihuahua is trying to breath.  this leads irritation and results in the gagging, coughing and wheezing symptoms mentioned above.

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dental treats for bad dog breath in your chihuahua

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does your chihuahua have bad breath or tartar buildup?  teaka the famous chihuahua used to love to chew her dental treats. aside from regular brushing, dental treats help clean her back molars so her kisses are always fresh!

dental breath treats will help to strengthen the digestion process and support periodontal health.  here’s what to look for when buying them:

useful ingredients in dental treats

  • dog dental treats made with parsley seed oil helps minimize bad breath
  • treats that contain chlorophyllins, a semi-synthetic, water-soluble form of the plant pigment chlorophyll, work on your chihuahua’s digestive system to neutralize mouth odors
  • pumice in treats helps to reduce the plaque that builds on teeth – a culprit of stinky breath
  • anise is another ingredient that has refreshing qualities for your chihuahua’s breath

products that fight strong bad breath

  • dog breath treats that come with antibacterial and anti-plaque properties powerfully target the source of bad breath
  • refreshing dental rinses made with yucca extracts and mint oils help lessen digestive-tract odors. pour an ounce or two in your dog’s water bowl to freshen his mouth
  • specially formulated chews with bacteria-fighting ingredients and prebiotic elements work overtime. they help zap odorous plaque, while supporting the healthy bacteria in your chihuahua’s stomach

benefits of natural breath remedies

natural supplements and freshening drops are available for controlling your chihuahua’s bad breath:

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wondering if cbd oil will treat pain in your chihuahua? this study proves it!

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cbd oil for pain in chihuahua dogs

as published in the journal of the american holistic veterinary medical association, the objective of the 90-day clinical trial was to assess the impact of a full-spectrum hemp oil infused with hemp seed oil on dogs with chronic mal-adaptive pain. here are some of the documented benefits:

over 93% of the dogs in the study demonstrated benefits from the addition of hemp-derived cbd oil:

  • decreased pain scores
  • improvements in mobility
  • improved quality of life

several dog owners reported their dogs were more attentive, animated, and mentally engaged after starting the CBD oil.  94% of the owners indicated they felt their dogs’ quality of life had improved after starting the CBD product.  click here to read the entire study

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merle chihuahuas: potential health problems from the merle color gene

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what exactly are merle chihuahuas?

merle chihuahuas are said to be the latest ‘style’ or ‘designer color’ to gain popularity within chihuahua breeding during the past 15 years, but due to potential health problems, merle chihuahuas are rarely mentioned in credible books about genetic coloring patterns of the breed.

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