Archive for February, 2013

Protecting Your Chihuahua From The Deadly Parvovirus (Parvo)

The canine Parvovirus (referred to as Parvo for short) is a type 2 virus that every Chihuahua owner needs to be aware of. Once a Chihuahua is exposed to it, they may experience a wide range of symptoms include dehydration, diarrhea and vomiting. If treatment is not given within 24-48 hours, an infected Chihuahua may […]

How To Stop a Chihuahua From Chewing on Everything

Do you come home after a long day of work only to discover that your Chihuahua has chewed up everything in sight? This type of behavior can be discouraging to say the least, and it even forces many owners to give their Chihuahuas away. After all, no one wants to continue replacing rugs, carpet, clothes, […]

Overview of Syringomyelia In Chihuahuas

Syringomyelia (SM) is a serious health problem that affects a number of small dog breeds, one of which is the Chihuahua. Unfortunately, very few owners are aware of this condition and oftentimes mistake its symptoms for allergies or other issues. As a result, Chihuahuas suffering from SM aren’t given the treatment and/or medication they require. […]

Why Chihuahuas Shake and Shiver

Chihuahuas are notorious for shaking and shiver more than other dogs. So much in fact that inexperienced owners oftentimes believe a more serious health issue is causing this behavior. As a result, they rush their little canines to the emergency vet only to discover that there’s nothing wrong with them. So, what exactly causes Chihuahuas […]

Teaching a Chihuahua Not to Bite

Biting is an instinctual characteristic shared by all dogs, and Chihuahuas are no exception. Long before we domesticated them, dogs have used their teeth to kill prey, improve jaw strength, fend off predators, establish dominance in their pack’s social hierarchy, and play with other canines. Modern-day dogs have inherited this behavior from their ancestors, biting […]