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Common Health Problem Of Chihuahua


doggysChihuahuas 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.

Flying With The Dog

Recently I was looking at  Skyscanner and figured I would share an article allowing travelers to know all the costs of air travel of their pets.

I first read this article to see if it was going to be any good for you guys and I realized it was very interesting but a bit bland to read. No picture and lots of text. So I decided to take the style approach and make my own infographic.  I might upload it later on cause it’s a bit late now.

It is true that traveling with your dog can be complicated and fly with him can be even more complicated. Which company to choose, will my dog be accepted, in the hold or in the cabin, and in this case will it cost a lot of money? These are just some of the questions that everyone wonders when they plan their vacation and are thinking of taking the dog by plane with him.

A friend recently went to Canada with her dog, usually never exceeding the weight limit and was staying with her in the cabin. This year I think he ate a little too many treats because his weight was too high for the cabin, so he went to the hold. Well, contrary to his mistress’s fears, Fido was very happy in the cargo hold of the plane. But in his impact case cage (this one if you’re curious bestdogcrates.net/impact-case-cage-review/), he spent a better flight than he would have if he was cramped up in the cabin under a seat.

So the moral of the story people is to always take care of your dogs and sometimes the cargo area isn’t so bad.