Health problems in Chihuahuas

The most common health issues faced by Chihuahua are a follows. This information will be very helpful for the owner of the Chihuahua.

 

Patellar luxation: It is a knee issue that occurs in this breed. The structure of the knee is quite complex as it is
consisted of tendons, bones, ligaments, and cartilage. Such components should be aligned in a proper manner to work perfectly but at times the knee components fail to align because of environmental or genetic causes. The veterinarian suggests according to the condition of the knee that it requires surgery or not? In case of surgery, the Chihuahua will recover very soon.

 

Tracheal collapse: Some owners are worried about their puppies because of frequent wheezing, coughing, and gagging. Such symptoms occur if your Chihuahua is suffering from tracheal collapse in which the trachea partially collapses while the puppy is trying to breath. Immediately take your Chihuahua to the vet because a little negligence may cause severe damage to soft palate regions, larynx, nasal passages, and lungs.

 

Health issues in Chihuahuas
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Kerato-conjunctivitis sicca: Among all breeds, Chihuahua dogs are more likely to have this disease because its eyes are more prominent as compared to other dog breeds. In this disease, eyes become dry which causes irritation. If your Chihuahua is suffering from the same problem than consult the vet for better treatment.

 

Why Chihuahua shivers a lot? There are various reasons for Chihuahua’ shivering that includes uncertainty, excitement, frightened, or feeling cold. There is no need to worry if your puppy is shivering frequently as it is the characteristic of the Chihuahua. Sometime shivering is beneficial to produce heat when Chihuahua feeling cold.

 

Dental treatment for your Chihuahua: Regular brushing is not enough for your Chihuahua. It also needs a proper dental treatment to avoid tarter build-up and bad breath. Dental treatment not only makes your Chihuahua’ breath fresh but it also makes the digestion process stronger.

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