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  1. Very sick chihuahua

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    Hello, I was hoping to see if anyone has any experience or advice. Our 7 year old chihuahua is not drinking and has become extremely picky with his diet. The not drinking brought us to bring him into the Vet. He has been hospitalized now for several days. His kidney numbers are very high but the...
  2. Kennel Cough

    Chihuahua Health
    Ok so 5 days after my dog got spayed she started "coughing". Basically it sounds and looks like she's choking. So we took her to the vet, said she has no temperature the coughing could be kennel cough or it could be allergies. So she gave us some medicine. 2 days later, Bella has been running...
  3. spaying precautions

    Chihuahua Health
    So my 5 month old chihuahua mix is currently on day 5 of post spay surgery. I just want to hear some of your personal stories. Like if you guys coned her, and if she was really active, or did she jump on couches, just a few days afterwards. I want to know if anything bad happened, or if...
  4. Grade 1 Heart Murmur

    Chihuahua Questions
    Hi All: I bought the 19.99 new puppy package at Banfield the Vets Assistant told me my puppy was healthy and would I still like the Vet to examine her. Of course I said yes. The Vet comes in and says I need to take her in back is that ok. I thought that was strange but agreed. She came back...
  5. NEW Need advice

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    Hello there! I rescued a Chihuahua/toyfox terrier in December. When I took him to his first vet appointment he was diagnosed with Heartworm. We made it through the treatment with flying colors. However since he has been off the prednisone its been a little rough. Let me state that I have...
  6. Weekly excessive Panting and neediness

    Chihuahua Health
    I have a 5-year old female chihuahua. She's about 4lbs, and is not fixed. I work from home now and I noticed that once or twice per week she starts panting excessively and becomes extremely needy. She won't leave me alone unless I pick her up, and when I do she tries to crawl on top of my head...
  7. Tips on what to look for in a chihuahua pup?

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    I'm not dumb about dogs in general, and I work in a kennels. But, I don't know too much about chihuahuas (I think it's because they're so small people tend to take them on holiday, rather than bring them into boarding). I'm going to look at a litter of 2 week old pups tomorrow, (not getting him...
  8. Bad stitch up??

    Chihuahua Questions
    So i've had Vivienne for a couple weeks now. She had a growth on her shoulder that the original vet's office she was at said they'd take care of it for $80. I havnt had a chance to take her there yet (its over an hour away and she's having issues being in a car), but it's also starting to clear...