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Old 10-08-2015, 07:34 PM
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Hey everyone!

I was wondering if there is any health issues that seem common in chi's and what are some preventative care I could do if there are any?

Just wanting to hear experiences for long time chi owners! Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:43 PM
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Chihuahuas are, thankfully, relatively care-free in the genetic weakness department as far as health concerns. The major issue they have is their teeth. Most chihuahuas end up with really bad teeth if left their own devices, so it's highly recommended that you get into a very regular tooth-brushing routine right from the start. We brush Gizmo and Finley's teeth every night at bed time. If you start them off as a puppy and ease into it, it should be relatively easy to get them used to it
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Old 10-09-2015, 01:04 AM
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Almost all toy breeds suffer from patella (knee) problems. I've had 5 chi's and all but one had patella problems. Three have had surgery. My youngest chi is a grade 2 but doesn't show any signs of problems. Collapsing trachea is another problem that is also genetic. As far as 'preventive' care, Brush teeth, keep them the correct weight, and love 'em!
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