Archive for December, 2012

Chihuahua Dental Care and Oral Hygiene 101

Chihuahuas are known for having relatively few health problems compared to other dog breeds. Like most small dogs, though, Chihuahuas tend to have oral problems that can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss and even stroke. One of the reasons for this is simply due to their small mouths, which generally force teeth […]

Common Plants That Are Toxic and Dangerous To Chihuahuas

Most owners are fully aware of the dangers presented by toxic chemicals like bleach, anti-freeze, medicine and cleaning agents. However, a lesser-known threat comes from common houseplants that are toxic when ingested by a small Chihuahua. These plants may look nice and decorative when used in your home, but they could pose a serious risk […]

Chihuahua Potty-Training and Housebreaking

Potty-training is an essential process that every owner must go through with their Chihuahua. Unless you plan on keeping your furry four-legged friend in a fenced-in backyard (not recommended), you’ll have to teach them to use the bathroom outside the house and not inside. Unfortunately, however, Chihuahuas have a notorious reputation for being a breed […]

Patellar Luxation in Chihuahuas – What You Should Know

If you’ve noticed your Chihuahua hopping while holding one of their back legs up, chances are they are suffering from a knee condition known as “patellar luxation.” This is one of the breed’s most common health problems, as Chihuahua experts and health professionally estimate roughly 10% of the population suffers from it. At first glance, […]

Chihuahua Wheezing and Hacking Sounds | Reverse Sneezing

Have you noticed your Chihuahua wheezing, gasping or making similar hacking-like sounds? A lot of owners automatically assume the worst when their Chihuahua begins to experience one of these episodes, and as a result, they may hastily rush them to a nearby emergency veterinarian where they rack up bills in excess of $1,000. The fact […]

Chihuahua Flea Treatment and Prevention

If you see a flea on your Chihuahua, it’s important to take immediate action to treat and prevent them from coming back. Although they are most commonly found in parts of Europe, Asia and Africa, dog and cat fleas can still be found year-round in warmer regions of the U.S. The problem is that many […]