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|General Chihuahua Care
We will discuss how to properly care for your Chihuahua, some common health concerns facing Chihuahuas, how to
choose the right vet as well as how to choose the right diet to make sure that your Chihuahua grows up to be a
healthy, strong adult. Chihuahua care isn’t very difficult but some attention is needed, as Chihuahua puppies are some
of the most loyal and loving puppies out there but, due to their small size, they are very delicate. Caring for a
Chihuahua is almost like taking care of a small child, so you’ll want to get your home ready for your new arrival as well
as some other preparations that will be necessary if you want your Chihuahua to be safe as well as comfortable in
Bringing Your Chihuahua Home
Before you bring your Chihuahua puppy home, you’ll want to choose a good vet for your puppy. Ask the breeder,
shelter or pet store where you bought your puppy if they recommend a vet that you can bring your Chihuahua puppy
to. There are many diseases that puppies, especially, are susceptible to, so you’ll want to make sure that they get their
proper shots and you’ll want your puppy to be tested so that you know that you have chosen a healthy Chihuahua
puppy. Your vet will help you with any health concerns facing your puppy and will help with Chihuahua care so that
you and your Chihuahua can have a long, happy life together.
The Right Diet
Also, ask your vet about the proper foods you should feed your Chihuahua puppy. Proper Chihuahua care includes
what you feed him or her. Make sure that whatever food you choose is appropriate for a puppy and a small puppy at
that. Your vet will more than likely have just the food in mind. Make sure you have plenty of this food on hand, as
Chihuahua puppies can eat a lot. Your vet will also let you know if you should supplement your puppy’s diet with any
As stated above, Chihuahua care isn’t difficult. As long as your puppy has a healthy amount of food and water that it
can go to whenever it’s hungry or thirsty, and as long as you provide plenty of love, care and attention, your puppy
will grow up to be a healthy, strong adult. Notice how big isn’t part of the equation. Chihuahua puppies won’t grow
very big physically but they have some of the biggest hearts of any other breed of dogs.
|Chihuahua: A Tiny And Robust Breed
The Chihuahua is not very big and in fact may be termed to be tiny that has a head that is shaped like an apple and
it also has a short muzzle.
The eyes of the Chihuahua are round and large as well as very dark that may look like rubies as well as illuminates
its face and it also has erect ears.
The body of the Chihuahua is stout and it has more length than height and there are short haired as well as long
haired versions with colors ranging
from fawn to sand and chestnut and silver and steel blue. There are also black as well as tan colored Chihuahuas
and it is a robust breed having a
level back as well as straight legs.
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|New Puppy Info.
BRINGING HOME YOUR NEW CHIHUAHUA PUPPY
In some respect bringing your new Chihuahua puppy home is
like bringing home a tiny newborn baby. There are various
things you need to be aware of.
Stress is the main cause of illness and death in newly acquired
puppies. There are several sources of stress. Simply moving
the puppy to a new home, holding him too much, or being
allowed too much playtime may cause stress. A new puppy is
nervous and excited with their new surrounding and family.
They need schedule times for eating, playing, sleeping and
Avoid excessive handling, too much of this will overtire and
stress the puppy. A tried puppy will not eat; he’ll only want to
sleep. Missing a meal can be a life threatening situation. It can
lead to a condition caused HYPOGLYCEMIA. This can be
dangerous if not noticed and dealt with immediately.
Hypoglycemia is a central nervous system disorder caused by
low blood sugar levels. It occurs mainly in tiny and toy breeds
between 6 and 16 weeks of age. Hypoglycemia may appear
after a puppy misses a meal, becomes to cold, or exhausted
from too much playtime. The first signs are listlessness,
depression and muscular weakness. Contact your Vet.
Immediately!!! Treatment is directed at restoring the blood
levels of glucose, and it must begin at once! Begin by
administering a mouthful of Karo syrup, or Nutrical, or Dyne, or
sugar in the puppy’s mouth. To prevent further attacks, make
sure your puppy is eating regularly.
Coccidiosis is a very minor ailment that all dogs may develop
when under stress. Coccidiosis appears as mucous or a trace
of blood in the stool. If left untreated this could cause
dehydration and result in death. Please take your puppy to the
Vet. Albon is an inexpensive, antibiotic that will eliminate the
Vaccinations, ask your veterinarian about his schedule for puppy
Feeding Instructions, leave out dry dog food all the time with
plenty of fresh water. If the puppy is very young or cutting teeth,
you might need to soak the dry food in some warm water. You
may mix some can, soft food with the dry. A puppy must eat! If
he doesn’t you may need to give him some plain boiled chicken.
Do Not Give Homogenized Milk.
Bedding, should be provided for the puppy. A Playpen or 4 sided
puppy crate provides a secure, safe place for the puppy where he can rest,
drink, and play at his own pace. It will help with house-training
and provide protection. The kennel should be placed in an area
where the temperature is constant and out of drafts. Kenneling
is helpful when traveling and when guest are over.
*** This is intended to provide some information to help you care
for your new puppy. Your puppy may never experience any of
these signs, but I would like you to be informed and prepared for
a situation if it does occur. Please call or email me with any
questions you may have.
Shannon, Owner TPAC LLC