Having a small dog like a Chihuahua dog breed is causing excessive concern. Afraid when our dog stepped on or kicked by accident because the Chihuahua usually happy to follow us to walk between our legs.
Because of their small size, many people think that dogs race this one is very weak, fragile, or sensitive. Chihuahua, although the smallest size in the world (according to the standardization FCI) has the strength, endurance higher than a dog Great Dane (the world’s largest dog). If you have a Chihuahua dog, treat him like you have a mutt! There is no special treatment for this dog.
The following are brief tips Chihuahua care.
Maintaining the age of 2 months – 1 year.
Feeding 4 times a day, because of Chihuahua has a small digestive system should not be eating too much. For example eating 50 grams per day of dry dog food, should not be given in two meals (25 grams) would have been better if meals are provided in 4 times (12.5 grams). Dry dog food should be tempered by the age of 3 months. Feeding 4 times per day until the age of 6 months after it is 2 times per day. Chihuahua under 1 year should not be too fat to keep the bone growth is not disturbed.
It is better if a Chihuahua is not kept in cages. Simply provide a safe place for him to play. The rooms do not have air conditioning because this dog is not strong with the cold weather. Better yet, if maintained all subjects exposed to the sun.
Absolute daily trying to do if a dog kept in cages or in the room (indoor). Dogs are kept open yard would choose his own time for sunbathing, do not be surprised if they bask in the daytime but if you ask the vet (mostly) time to hang the good is around 7 and 8 am. Naturally, the dog sun to dry to avoid damp fur. Dogs who love the sun will usually be stronger than the disease attacks the skin.
Chihuahua bathes infrequently as possible. For Chihuahua kept indoors can be washed at least 3 months. To the outside (outdoor) should be the fastest one month. Indeed, you will be distracted by the smell if rarely washed, but their fur will be healthier because their skin is not dry because the oil produced by coating the skin to protect the fur is not removed by detergent. To overcome the smell you can wash dry using a dry shampoo is sold in pet shops or can also use baby powder. Powder and then spread throughout the body by using a brush comb (can use shoe polish brush) comb from the head towards the tail until the powder is falling along with the dead fur and other impurities.
Select food (dog food), air-kibble small to be easily chewed by Chihuahua. The maximum protein to Chihuahua is 28%. If it had been given a quality dog food, the addition of vitamins or other supplements are not necessary.
Although it has been maintained in the rooms were quite spacious, Chihuahua needs to be given training (exercise) is quite outside the home. In addition to forming a good body, exercise outside the house (the road) can also form a character that does not shy Chihuahua. Exercise can be started at the age of 3 months or if the vaccination was done. For puppies, should not be too hard just walks around 200-300 meters. For adult dogs (1 year) training can be given more (1-5 KM). Extra distance or exercise time should be gradual. For example, for the first month of a 1 km course, every month added to 1 KM 5 KM limit. Give me a break about 5 minutes each kilometer.
Chihuahua pregnant and nursing care.
Chihuahua who is pregnant should not be given additional supplements such as vitamins or calcium, if good appetite and the quality is also good food dogs. If Chihuahua is not a good appetite should be fed dog food that has been softened with warm water. Chihuahua who was pregnant when given additional vitamin will cause the fetus to be great so it will be hard to bear.
Chihuahua nursing to be added vitamins or calcium. Chihuahua nursing desperately needs extra vitamins and calcium for milk production can proceed smoothly. If the appetite is still not good or poor appetite with regular dog food that is given you should give other foods such as meat / liver with rice. Add a little salt for a dog is always hungry so he will be a lot of drinking. Dogs who are breastfeeding should drink plenty of milk production so smoothly.
That Chihuahua, small but not difficult for in-patient, may be useful.