Chihuahua health problems

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    Bringing a little Chihuahua into your family represents a lot of
    responsibility that you will have for the little dog. As a toy breed
    they are prone to many Chihuahua health problems and as a responsible
    owner it is up to you to familiarize yourself with potential symptoms
    as much as you can. You will need to know what is standard behavior
    for a Chihuahua and what classifies as a symptom to a Chihuahua health
    problem if you are going to truly care for your new pet.

    As with any other situation involving the health of your pet one of
    the best places to get advice is your vet. Sit down with your vet and
    ask them about standard Chihuahua behavior and then have them tell you
    some of the tell tale signs that something may be wrong. You don't
    need to be a vet but you should know what type of behavior indicates
    an issue. Your breeder will also supply you with a lot of helpful
    information that you should review and ask your breeder any questions
    you may have.

    Some Chihuahua health problems arise at birth and some develop over
    time but you should always be watching for any symptoms your dog may
    display. A common Chihuahua health problem is the inability of the
    material on the leg and around the knee to hold the kneecap in place.
    This causes the kneecap to float in and out of place and can become
    extremely painful for your dog. If you notice a problem with your
    dog's ability to walk get them to the vet right away.

    A male Chihuahua will have its testicles drop from its abdomen almost
    right at birth. If it does not happen at birth then it will most
    certainly happen by the time they reach adulthood. If the testicles do
    not drop this is the sign of a serious medical problem and needs
    attention from your vet right away so this is something you should
    monitor if you notice any abnormality early in your male dog's life.

    Some Chihuahua health problems you can see coming and some you cannot.
    Some health issues are difficult to see yet can be very dangerous if
    they are left untreated. The brain in any animal constantly has fluid
    going to and from it and in a Chihuahua that flow of fluid can
    sometimes get blocked causing a swelling on the brain. This is an
    extremely serious health issue and can sometimes be found by your vet
    during a regular appointment. It is a good idea to monitor your
    Chihuahua's health in between regularly scheduled appointments because
    you never know what can happen.

    Many toy breeds of dog can get crystal in their urine and this can
    cause a blockage and major health issues. A Chihuahua shares this
    potential condition with the other toy breeds but some health issues
    are exclusive to the Chihuahua. You never know and that is why regular
    vet appointments are so very important to the health of your dog.
    , Dec 22, 2008
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