Chihuahuas can be very fragile, and also prone to health problems.
If these problems are not treated, it can make the life of your Chihuahua very difficult, and sometimes it can be fatal.
Below are some examples of the common diseases for chihuahuas dogs. To properly inform the owners, so that they will know how to handle things.
One of the most common health problems with Chihuahuas is patellar dislocation or dislocation of the patella. Some Chihuahua acquires the disease through genetics (it is hereditary), while others acquire the condition as a result of hip dysplasia, or the continued degeneration of their pelvic bone.
If left untreated, it can seriously hamper your chihuahua’s ability to move, resulting in possible lameness. Apart from these two conditions, chi is also prone to fractures as a result of excessive fall or strain.
Owners always have to keep an eye on their Chihuahuas when they are running, so they do not accidentally fall off a high table or a closet.
The hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is one of the most common health problems with dogs Chihuahua race, as well as several other breeds of dog toys.
The first sign of hypoglycemia appear when the chihuahua is still a puppy, and some puppies outgrow the condition as they grow. Symptoms of hypoglycemia include depression, general muscle weakness, collapse, seizures, tremors, disorientation, and drowsiness.
Who will have it all their life need special attention, in the form of a specific diet that consists of foods rich in proteins and carbohydrates?
Chihuahuas are prone to eye problems, well, and unlike other health problems with chihuahua pets, these should be treated as they can get worse if left alone.
Scleritis is one of the most serious diseases that hit this race and can occur as a result of toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease. A dog with scleritis will experience swelling of the entire eyeball. If left untreated, the membrane covering the eyeball becomes inflamed and hardens, which makes the eye useless and must be extracted.
Chihuahuas are also prone to inflammation of the eyelids and conjunctivitis. These two diseases are mainly caused by ticks, viruses, and bacteria, so a good way to prevent them is proper hygiene and clean the chi chambers frequently.
Unlike all other eye health problems, mentioned earlier, progressive retinal atrophy cannot be cured and a chihuahua with this condition will lose sight as a result of retinal degeneration.
This is a genetic condition, and there is no way to prevent it.
What is the most common health problem with Chihuahuas?
One of the many health problems and very common with Chihuahuas, as well as all other breeds of dogs is reverse sneezing. This is not dangerous, but it can cause great suffering for the pet and owner.
Sometimes, when Chihuahuas drink too fast or wing against their leash, their palate is misaligned for a while and there is a disturbing sound that resembles a sneeze. Simply massage the area of your neck, this will help alleviate this problem.