10 reasons why an obese chihuahua is a serious health concern

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is your chihuahua porky?

due to serious health concerns, this overweight chihuahua has to lose some weight!

10 reasons why why an obese chihuahua is a serious health concern

  1. shortens lifespan
  2. leads to diabetes
  3. requires a special diet
  4. causes joint injuries
  5. can trigger tracheal collapse
  6. causes lethargy
  7. diminishes stamina
  8. more at risk during surgery
  9. dimimishes immune sytem
  10. leads to digestive disorders

so the next time your porky little chihuahua comes to you begging for food, remember that you’re doing your chihuahua a favor by saying no.

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chihuahua bites his own genitals video: a rare chihuahua health problem

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as controversial as this chihuahua video might seem, coco is a chihuahua with a problem; his penis often protrudes, resulting in painful swelling. to make matters worse he bites his own genitals putting him at risk for penile amputation.

this is a real problem for some male chihuahuas. find out what might cause such an uncommon chihuahua health problem and what can happen if it’s not treated.

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pet steps and ramps: prevent injury and joint pain in your chihuahua!

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joint problems in chihuahuas can range from minor pain and inflammation to more serious conditions such as hip dysplasia, arthritis and rheumatism. factors that can cause joint pain are injuries, aging issues, poor nutrition, a lack of exercise, obesity and genetics.

what are the signs of joint problems in your chihuahua?

the most obvious sign of joint problems is when they are having problems with daily activity. for example, they can’t get up on the couch, go up stairs, jump onto the bed and even get up on our laps. they will also tire faster on walks and play for shorter periods of time. they may also hold their limb up or funny while refusing to do activity.

awkward movements, stiffness, whimpering when getting up or standing, irritability, swelling or thickening of the joints and even refusing to be stroked or petted are also signs of joint problems. it’s not that they don’t love you, they are simply trying to tell you they are in pain. do not try to force them to participate in activity as it can worsen problem.

what can you do to prevent injury and help alleviate joint pain?

pet steps and ramps are the perfect solution for helping your chihuahua get up on to furniture, into bed and in your car. they will once again be able to reach their favorite places without jumping or with human assistance. they are a must for older or chihuahuas with disabilities.

pet steps are easy to travel with and prevent us from hurting our own backs when trying to pick up our chihuahuas. they come in many sizes, materials and fashions, some are heavy duty and others are lightweight.

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dry eyes in your chihuahua: kerato-conjunctivitis sicca

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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.

dry eyes is medically termed kerato-conjunctivitis sicca (kcs), which means inflammation of the cornea and surrounding tissues from drying… why does this occur?  find out in caring for your chihuahua made easy

what are the symptoms and signs of dry eye?  find out in caring for your chihuahua made easy

what factors cause dry eye in chihuahuas?  find out in caring for your chihuahua made easy

how can you treat dry eye?  find out in caring for your chihuahua made easy

how do you know if your chihuahua will need corrective surgery?  find out in caring for your chihuahua made easy

“read all about dry eye in chihuahuas in the amazing ebook, caring for chihuahuas made easy, breed information, health care and nutrition!  here is a sample page from the section on dry eyes!”

dry eye in chihuahuas

 

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reference: nativeremedies.com/petalive/ailment/cats-dogs-dry-eyes-remedies.html

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chihuahua video: dangers of an obese chihuahua or overweight pet

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simply put, this pet video does an excellent job of explaining why an obese chihuahua is not only a major health concern, but also a life threatening risk factor. if your chihuahua is even slightly overweight, you need to watch this video in it’s entirety.

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