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 […]

How to Treat a Chihuahua with Allergies

If you’ve noticed your Chihuahua licking, scratching or chewing himself excessively, he could be suffering from an allergies. Affecting up to 27% of all dogs, allergies are one of the most common chronic diseases in Chihuahuas. Some Chihuahuas develop allergies seasonally, whereas others experience them year-round. Unfortunately, owners often mistake the symptoms of a reaction […]

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 […]

Chihuahua Car Travel Safety

Does your Chihuahua pace frantically around your feet when he hears the metal-on-metal jingle of your car keys? Most Chihuahuas will literally jump at the opportunity to ride in a car, and with an average weight of just 3 to 6 pounds, they are the perfect size for road trips. Before allowing your Chihuahua to […]