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Old 10-28-2015, 07:21 PM
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Jun just turned 5 months old and is now 2lbs!
For the past week we've noticed that he's not eating as much as he used to be, I don't know if its because he's teething or he just don't need as much food as he used to or other possibilities. Could someone give me an idea if I should be worried?

And also, We've been worrying him to be affected by Hydrocephalus given how big and round his head is. Our breeder had the vet checked and confirms there was no signs of Hydrocephalus at Week 9. When we brought him to the vet for last 2 puppy shots the vet confirms his molera is gradually closing which seems to be leaning towards a positive side.
Yesterday someone says she's an experienced breeder and assure us that Jun has Hydrocephalus and that he will not live for long! We are very very concerned about that comment as it has been something we've been monitoring closely. Would any of you be able to give us some insight of your thought and if we should bring him to a Neurologist for a check?

Here's Jun's FB Page you can see some Videos and Pics to have an idea: https://www.facebook.com/JunBBChihuahua/

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I would go with what the vet says. Some pictures look like some hydrocephalus, and most look normal apple head. Also hydrocephalus pups are slow to learn, I understand.?
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Was the breeder a dog breeder or a Chihuahua breeder? The reason i am asking is that the two main signs of hydrocephalus in a puppy are a large rounded skull and an open fontanelle, both of which are completely normal in a Chihuahua puppy.
At 5 months you would be seeing other symptoms if he has hydrocephalus. If he is learning and moving normally those are good signs. in the hydro pups i have known they have had obvious issues before the age Jun is now, they are much less co-ordinated than normal puppies, they tend to fall over and struggle to run.
If you are worried I would definitely get a second opinion though.
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Thanks for the replies

The breeder who warned us was a Chihuahua breeder.

So far most symptom are not appearing on Jun except, Watery eyes, Not willing to eat sometimes, Soft spots on the head.

He learned tricks pretty fast, we house trained him without breaking a sweat, he can run, jump without problems.

I think we might still bring him back to my Vet and have her doing a check up on him as security. We love Jun very much and it would totally kill me if anything happens to him.

I did noticed that he sleeps more then he used to during the days and sometimes he shakes. The shaking seems to go away after a few mins if I put a blanket over him so maybe its the cold weather we're starting to get here in Eastern Canada?

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I'm sorry I don't have any advice to offer as I don't know enough about hydrocephalus to say for sure, but I just wanted to say Jun is quite possibly the cutest thing ever!! It's a good idea to bring him back to the vet just in case and, if anything, to put your mind at ease. I hope he's ok!
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I'm sorry I don't have any advice to offer as I don't know enough about hydrocephalus to say for sure, but I just wanted to say Jun is quite possibly the cutest thing ever!! It's a good idea to bring him back to the vet just in case and, if anything, to put your mind at ease. I hope he's ok!
Thanks for the kind words!
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It all sounds totally normal to me.
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Is it normal that sometimes he has soft spot on the head and sometimes it's gone?
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