Chihuahua With Attitude Hi Brigitte: My name is Vivian and I so much enjoy getting your e-mails. I did not know that you were from Australia. I’ve always wanted to go there. My dog is a 3.5 pound Chihuahua. It is true that they are one person dogs. Also they think they are as big as the great dane they… Read more »
Many new dog breeds have simply appeared on the scene due to opportunistic mating and lack of supervision by preoccupied owners. But designer dog breeds have generally arisen as part of a plan to produce new dog breeds with fewer genetic problems than both of the pure bred breeds from which they are produced.
From the smallest Chihuahua to the largest Presa Canaria, any dog can be dangerous. Size and breed are not the most important factors, although certainly the larger dog is strong enough to do the most damage.
Contrary to common perception, there is no law preventing animals from living in nursing homes. It is up to the eldercare facility to allow – or disallow – pets. The calming influence of any pet, especially one that will transfer affections to everyone equally, is a wonderful aid for patient facilities. You don’t have to reside in an eldercare facility to enjoy toy dog breeds. They do provide companionable joy for many who otherwise would be concerned about space, exercise and care requirements of a larger breed of dog.
If you have a dog, then undoubtedly at some time your dog will experience a dog health problem of some description. If you look after your dog’s health in a holistic way and focus on natural dog foods and natural dog remedies including non-chemical natural flea treatments, natural worm prevention including natural heartworm prevention, then you’re likely to come across far fewer dog health problems than if you’re feeding your dog a commercial dog food, applying chemical flea treatments and worm treatments, and so on.
Chihuahua names – One of your first – very pleasant – tasks is to choose a name for your Chihuaha. What’s in a name, you might ask? Well, plenty really. It’s a word you’re going to be using over and over and over again over the next many years. So it needs to be a name that you’re going to like long term. And it’s always preferable to pick a name that suits your particular dog – both your dog’s temperament, and his/her breed.
Many dogs suffer from skin problems. These can originate from a multitude of of causes, with the most common being skin allergies, which in themselves have a variety of origins.
But a fairly common skin problem in dogs that is not so widely known is the skin problem caused by a bacterial or fungal skin infection, the most common type of which is a yeast infection.