I’m new too.
I have had Cozmo for about 2 years. I never had a chihuahua before but plenty of dogs of all breeds.
When I got him he was skinny, not neutered, had a hernia, had 4 bad teeth and knee problems. $1,200.00 later he has gained 2 pounds, a good healthy weight, has no teeth trouble because the bad ones are gone and he is neutered and has a fixed hernia. He is 11 years old.
He had one undesended testical so they had to find the other one before it was removed.
He was so bad with marking before neutering he marked every room in the house before I knew, sneaky boy. He has stopped now but I still put a belly band on him at night.
He has a heart murmur and a damaged trachea. His hearing is not good anymore but his eyesight is good.
He goes everywhere with me, even when he isn’t there all his white hairs are with me.
He is crabby and won’t let anyone but me pick him up. The vet has to put him to sleep with a little gas to do any examination. He’s that grumpy.
His favorite thing is to sleep on my lap.
If I get too close to his face he still growls at me but he hasn’t bit me, well once when I forced a pill down his throat. Won’t do that again.
I love him to pieces even though my family wanted me to give him to a rescue. Nope, he is my dog and my responsibility. He is becoming a very good dog. He even plays with me sometimes. Bites my fingers lightly in play and sometimes a toy. Before his teeth hurt so bad he couldn’t play.