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Chihuahua or Pomeranian – Which One Should You Choose?

Chihuahua or Pomeranian – Which One Should You Choose?

If you are looking for a special little dog, then there is a good chance that Chihuahuas and Pomeranians are both on your breed short list. In this article, we look at Chihuahuas vs. Pomeranians, based on their breed traits and attributes, to help you decide which is best for you.    Size   According […]

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Holistic Nutrition for Your Chihuahua

Holistic Nutrition for Your Chihuahua

One of the big problems with feeding Chihuahuas a healthy, balanced diet, is people’s misconceptions about dog food in general. Dog owners are far too easily misled by claims from dog food manufacturers about the benefits of “scientifically formulated diets”.      Dogs are primarily carnivores and like eating raw meat and chewing on real […]

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Teaching Your Chihuahua Obedience

Teaching Your Chihuahua Obedience

Chihuahuas are a special breed of dog. Despite their diminutive size, they perceive themselves as much larger, more important animals. All dogs think in terms of “pack logic”. When a dog becomes a member of a new household, the dog does not assess its “rank” according to its place among the other pets (if there […]

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Administering Medication to Your Chihuahua – Part One

Administering Medication to Your Chihuahua – Part One

Types of Medications We all hope that our pets never get sick, but if something does go wrong it is better to see a veterinarian sooner rather than later.  Catching a problem early often means that whatever medications you take home can be done for a shorter time period than if you let the problem […]

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Administering Medication to Your Chihuahua – Part Two

Administering Medication to Your Chihuahua – Part Two

Review   In the previous article we talked about types of medications and how to give your Chi pills and liquids. We also discussed what to do when you find it impossible to give your little one oral medication. Although administering medications can sometimes be frustrating, don’t give up.  These drugs are necessary for your […]

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Kennelling Your Chihuahua

Kennelling Your Chihuahua

Choosing a Kennel If you are travelling and can’t take your Chi with you a boarding kennel is sometimes the only option left to care for your pet.  Choosing the right kennel can make all the difference to you and your Chi.  If your Chihuahua is happy at the kennel and you trust the kennel […]

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Spaying or Neutering Your Chihuahua

Spaying or Neutering Your Chihuahua

Introduction Spaying or neutering your Chi is the surgical sterilization procedure used to make sure your pet is no longer able to produce offspring.  Spaying is the word used for female dogs, and neutering is the term for male dogs.  While you may love your Chi very much and believe they are the most sweetly […]

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Chihuahua Eye Care

Chihuahua Eye Care

Chihuahua Eye Problems Part of what makes your Chihuahua so adorable is the large, protruding eyes.  Their sweet little faces with the overly large eyes seem to express so much emotion they are irresistible.  However, those same eyes are prone to infection or injury and you should be careful to treat your Chi’s eyes with […]

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Luxating Patellas and Your Chihuahua

Luxating Patellas and Your Chihuahua

It Sounds Terrible, What Is It? A Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap moves out of its normal alignment or position.  In the old days, people called it a “trick knee”.  If it’s a trick, it’s not a very funny one.  Luxating patellas often require surgery and can be quite uncomfortable for the […]

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Caring for Your Chihuahua’s Teeth

Caring for Your Chihuahua’s Teeth

Teeth Brushing is a Daily Job Unlike grooming, there is no difference in oral care if you own a short or long haired Chihuahua.  Just like you, your Chi needs to have his or her teeth brushed every day.  Make it part of your routine so that it is easier to remember.  After breakfast or […]

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Agility Training for Chihuahuas

Agility Training for Chihuahuas

What is Agility Training? Agility training is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy.  Many of you will have seen these types of competitions live or on television where dogs are directed over jumps, through tunnels, over seesaws and through […]

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Introducing Your Chihuahua to Your Cat

Introducing Your Chihuahua to Your Cat

What to Do Before Your Start Before you try to introduce your new Chi puppy to your cat there are a few things to do in preparation.  The first thing to do is trim your cat’s toenails.  Many small dogs have received serious eye injuries from the quick swat of a cat’s paw, so a […]

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