Many owners gets confused about the transition of the dog from adult to senior. There are many questions that makes the owner confused about the Chihuahua i.e. what kind of change occur in a senior phase of Chihuahua? Is there any need to prepare for Chihuahua in a different manner? Here is the explanation about owners’ queries.
What is the age in which Chihuahua becomes senior? This is the common question as many owners have no idea about it. Chihuahua normally get into the senior phase between 7 and 10 years. In short, the senior age of the dog is estimated with the help of total life span of the dog. There are various stages in the Chihuahua’ life that include toy, small, medium, large and giant.
Changes that Chihuahua may experience at senior age: There are many chances to adapt various diseases at the age of 10 or more. Owner should take the Chihuahua to the veterinarian at least twice in a year to have a proper medical checkup to avoid any serious health issue.
Here is the list of disease that may occur in the Chihuahua so the veterinarian should examine such aspects in a proper way.
- Prostrate issue
- Heart syndrome
- Breast cancer
- Cognitive issues
- Kidney disease
- Uterus cancer
Senior dental care: Dental care is very important in order to keep the puppy’ teeth healthy. Owners should start cleaning the Chihuahua teeth at the age of 8 weeks as the milk teeth are about to fall and brushing will make the gums stronger.
Food for senior Chihuahua: Food quality and quantity also change with the age of the Chihuahua. Veterinarian is the right person to suggest you that which is the appropriate food for the Chihuahua according to the size, weight, and age of the dog.