Archive for April, 2013

Diagnosing and Treating Chihuahua Arthritis

Degenerative arthritis (AKA osteoarthritis) is a common and oftentimes painful joint condition that affects as much as 20% of the Chihuahua population. Chihuahuas suffering from this condition may exhibit signs of general discomfort and weakness around their joints, making it difficult for them to walk normally. While there’s no cure for canine arthritis, there are […]

Common Causes of Allergies In Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas can suffer from allergies just like we can. In fact, it’s believed that 1 in 5 of all dogs experience some form of allergies. Although they usually don’t pose a serious threat to their health, watching a Chihuahua experience an allergic episode can be a frightening sight for their owner. But what exactly causes […]

Help! My Chihuahua is Eating Grass!

Grass eating is a common behavior in dogs, including Chihuahuas. In fact, a survey of 72 dog owners conducted in 2008 found that 79% of dogs ate grass. While this study is relatively small, it reveals just how common this behavior is among man’s best friend. From an owner’s perspective, seeing your Chihuahua eat grass […]

What To Expect From a Chihuahua’s Heat Cycle

Female Chihuahuas can make wonderful, loving family pets. In fact, many people prefer them because they don’t mark their territory like their male counterparts. If you plan on raising a female Chihuahua, though, you’ll need to be aware of their heat cycle. This is a critical time in their life that requires special care and […]

How To Safely Drive With a Chihuahua In The Car

With an average weight of just 3-6 pounds, Chihuahuas are the perfect size to take on car rides. Whether it’s a short trip around the neighborhood, or if you’re traveling across the state, bringing your four-legged friend offers several benefits: it exposes your Chihuahua to other people and animals (great for socializing and easing anxiety); […]