If your Chihuahua is shaven, then grooming once a week will keep it looking good. It can be combed with a soft-bristled needle brush. But if your Chihuahua is long-haired, you’ll have to groom it two or three times a week. Some long-haired Chihuahua owners are willing to take them to a professional beautician on a regular basis to reduce the need for daily grooming. This is a great idea, but you should be careful to start getting your chihuahuas used to this activity at an early age, or it will put a lot of pressure on them. The appropriate embellishment also includes the Chihuahua’s eyes. To keep your eyes clean, put a regular eyewash in the Chihuahua’s eyes and gently wipe them with cotton. Because chihuahuas have prominent eyes, their eye secretions tend to form tears, which in the light-colored Chihuahua seems to be very obvious. Eye drops can dilute or remove tears from chihuahuas. This should be done once or twice a week.
The maintenance cost of short hair Chihuahua is very low. Chihuahua doesn't need much decoration. However, it is also a good thing for any dog to get used to brushing its fur with a brush. If you're busy, if you don't go for a few days, the poodle will be fine. Chihuahua's long haired cousin needs to brush her teeth more frequently. Their fur may also need a light trim to keep it in good order.
Food should be given in a clean/hygienic and fresh manner. Utensils such as food containers should be washed and rinsed frequently. A certain amount of clean water should be provided after consumption. Chihuahua's stomach capacity is small, to eat, not picky at all, is a very good dog. DAILY RECOMMENDATION: 1/4 to 1/2 Cup of high-quality dog food a day. Chihuahua although the natural appetite is small, the metabolism is very fast, so it is very easy to get hungry, it is best to eat a small number of meals. Feed to dry feed-based, but also can moderate with some wet feed. Chihuahua is very gluttonous, so when feeding to watch, do not let it eat too much, so as not to gain weight. Give it 60-90 grams of meat a day enough, the larger Chihuahua, also need to provide only about 150 grams of meat a day, plus a similar amount of vegetables and biscuits. As the dog can not stand the cold weather, the food is generally recommended to be warm. Meat should be cooked first, minced, dry feed, and warm boiled water after mixing feeding. Dry Dog food is a lethal killer of Chihuahuas, almost 80% of chihuahuas die from diarrhea due to dehydration! Dry Dog food is the equivalent of a compressed biscuit that expands when exposed to water and is three times the size of a dry feed.
Although the Chihuahua itself is relatively small, for this kind of dog, in life, more attention should be paid to some hygiene problems. When people raise Chihuahuas, they should not only pay attention to providing them with nutritious food, and the owner should also clean the dog’s body in time to ensure that their body is relatively clean and tidy above, otherwise, it is likely to cause some dust on the dog’s body, and so on, these bacteria are very important to their health, so try to avoid them will grow some of the unsanitary things, to their health. Although Chihuahuas are relatively easy to raise, it is important to take into account the habits of these dogs and choose a light diet when preparing food for them, it’s also good for their digestion, and some dogs with longer coats should take care of their hair during the day. If it’s too long, it is very likely to lead to some of the more dirty things, so for their health, also hope that the owner in peacetime can pay more attention to the health problems, as soon as possible to help them solve the health problems.
Patellar dislocation: This is a dislocated kneecap that causes pain in the dog. You may have noticed the dog's feet off the ground. As the muscles of the kneecap relax and lengthen, it may bounce back to its original position.
Trachea collapse: This is a common airway obstruction in dogs. Cough when the trachea is compressed is a manifestation of this condition. You should consult with your veterinarian.
Hydrocephalus: this can be observed in puppies, with the accumulation of fluid, the head is abnormally large.
Hypoglycemia: hypoglycemia can affect Chihuahua puppies, and Chihuahua may need sugar supplement.
When a Chihuahua comes into our house, at the very beginning, it needs a lot of attention. Kokichi had to be trained to go outside to the bathroom, which was a positive reinforcement for the dog. Given the best chance to reward a variety of toys and snacks, Chihuahuas may go to the bathroom while eating or drinking water. If you want the training method to be effective, watch carefully how the Chihuahua eats and drinks, and set up a safe zone where the dog will never go to the bathroom, the best place is the dog’s Kennel, if the home does not have the dog cage also may let the dog go to the bathroom.
Chihuahua is a loyal dog with above average intelligence. If he uses mild and positive training methods, he will soon learn. Some may be difficult to enter the home, many owners decided to just paper training this variety. These lovely dogs have medium energy levels and low exercise needs, and many people are happy to be carried anywhere, the owner of Chihuahua.
Chihuahua puppies should be home after the first reliable animal hospital injection of serum to enhance resistance. If symptoms such as fever, runny nose, cough, or diarrhea appear, seek medical attention immediately and do not delay. There are a few more things to keep in mind: 1: Do not feed it irregular, what to give it to eat, to know too much, too much oil, too cold food is easy to cause it diarrhea. 2: Should follow the original feeding pattern, gradually change the method of feeding: sudden change of food, the dog can not adapt, often cause digestive tract disease, Anorexia 3: Do not play too tired, easy to lead to low resistance 4: Sleep without bedding or bedding kicked off, cold days, the dog cage is not enclosed. 5: Drink less water, the dog can be hungry, but must not cut off water 6: The puppy just brought home to give it a bath, wash it without a hairdryer dry, resulting in cold, and then catch a cold. Just bought Chihuahua, weak resistance, poor environment, inadequate care, poor physical foundation. Try to keep him away from sick dogs.
Regular exercise is absolutely necessary for your Chihuahua. Many people underestimate the sport needs of puppies. Chihuahua has medium to high energy levels, and if there is not enough activity, there may be behavioral problems. Exercise and mental stimulation will help keep your dog mentally and physically healthy. Be careful when walking Chihuahua, because without proper training, they can be aggressive to larger dogs. You may need to be alert to eliminate potential conflicts from your dog.
Chihuahua likes to be warm. Chihuahua can't stand the cold very well. When walking in cold weather, you may need to put on a sweater for your Chihuahua. Some people don't even mind wearing cute little clothes; some people hate it, so be careful. You'll notice that your Chihuahua will be looking for warm places in your home, such as near a heat source, in the sun, or on a blanket.