Chihuahua Expert Advice

The increasing use of dog-friendly training methods is a blessing to all dogs, and especially to toy breeds, which are the most vulnerable to injury from heavy-handed training. It doesn’t take much of a jerk on a choke chain to damage the trachea (windpipe) or a Chihuahua – a breed already prone to tracheal collapse. – Pat Miller, a certified pet dog trainer (from Popular Dogs: Chihuahuas)

Chihuahuas tend to need their anal glands expressed (emptied) fairly often. Professional groomers often include an anal gland expression during the bath, but it’s not the most pleasant procedure to try at home. If you notice your pet scooting its butt on the carpet or trying to lick that area, take [your dog] to your veterinarian to have its anal glands checked. – Diana Mohler, a former grooming shop owner (from Popular Dogs: Chihuahuas

“I think most people know that Chihuahuas are supposed to be a small breed, but I doubt that as many folks appreciate that Chihuahuas are also supposed to be fearless, tenacious and terrier-like. The fearful, quivering, cowering, nippy Chihuahua that many people have come to expect is incorrect according to the [breed] standard.” – Micki Giroux, owner of Proux Kennels in Panama City Beach, Florida (from Popular Dogs: Chihuahuas

Although many breeds do quite well [and are healthy] on one meal a day, high-activity dogs, such as Chihuahuas, benefit from a twice-a-day feeding schedule because it provides a more constant supply of energy. If your Chihuahua is prone to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), your veterinarian may recommend more frequent meals. – Karla S. Rugh, veterinarian in Rocheport, MO. (from Popular Dogs: Chihuahuas)


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steve   muncie, IN

8/11/2011 1:36:22 PM

my chi is super turbo charged is there any way to calm her down ?

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Richard   Bremerton, WA

4/24/2011 8:00:02 PM

I belive this is a great way to find problems, although i didnt get a chance to find my questions answerd as i dont have a photo of my chi

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Bonita   Hahira, GA

2/4/2011 9:37:20 AM

Abbey rose- I know this may be late... but I give my chi a gluclosamine and chlodration( I dont remember how to spell it) tablet daily. and they have dog pills for extream measures. but the tablets helped so much and u can buy them at a local pet store

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Darrylynn   Cascade, MT

12/24/2010 5:13:17 PM

I have a chihuahua that is 3 1/2 years old that is over weight. what is the best way to put her on a diet? I have 6 other dogs besides her....HELP

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