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October 27, 2008 | By joanna s. | 13

how would u describe thier temperment?what is the better breed,a golden retriever or a chihuahua?are chihuahuas easily trained?

Bud L.

October 27, 2008

A: Hard to compare a large dog to a chihuahua. I have several chihuahua mixes and each one is different. If you want a lap dog and one that is beside you a lot a chi is a good choice but if you want to play alot and take long walks then a large dog wou… more ›

August 5, 2008 | By Bailielaukala | 2

My chihuahua can be very nice sometimes then she can be nippy at other times. It needs to stop. Any suggestions?

Marta J.

August 5, 2008

A: When is she most nippy? If it's while you are holding her and she gets like that, put her down right away. She will learn that if she wants you to hold her she can't nip. Her aggression is caused by something you are doing. She needs boundries and li… more ›

June 21, 2008 | By KayNYC | 4

Our 12 yr old Chihuahua had an accident on the sofa and fabric wing chair this week. We think that she was frightened by the noise and traffic around our door due to renovation of an apartment on our floor.I have tried Nature's Miracle several times … more ›


June 21, 2008

A: Oh that's a tough one. I'd try sifting baking soda into lukewarm water then shake vigorously or use a whisk to stir. Pour a large amount into the area that got urine in it. It needs to soak as far down as the urine did. The baking soda will leave a w… more ›

March 29, 2008 | By Siera | 4

I want to get my chihuahua some flea meds, heart meds, and angels eyes (to help with that watery eyes). I went on and they were way too expensive i even went on a Canadian website for cheaper meds...had anyone tried the Canadian meds? ar… more ›

Judy P.

April 3, 2008

A: I did some more online investigating for epa approved meds and general information. I came up with which reviewed by others was the cheapest US EPA approved site, requires rx for heartworm. Six doses each of frontlinePlus and h… more ›

May 27, 2009 | By Anonymous | 7

He is 6 yrs. old and has food allergies so his vet put him on meds. that made him gain. Now he weighs 8 lbs. when he should only weigh around 6. He's an apple head. He has breathing problems because of it. I just put him on Blue Buffalo food ( fish &… more ›

Shari P.

May 28, 2009

A: My Donovan has an immune system disorder that will keep him on steroids the rest of his life. He is ChiChi Terrier and should weigh 12 lbs. He weighed 20 lbs. The Vet put him on the Royal Canin Low Fat and he has lost over 3 lbs in a month and his… more ›

July 15, 2009 | By Barb T. | 8

My chihuahua is losing his hair on his rear legs and rear only. Can you tell me why and how to stop it and get his hair to grow back? It just started and nothing has changed. Food or enviroment or anything.


July 16, 2009

A: I agree with Cathy, above...the interesting thing about food allergies is that your dog doesn't have them...until she has them. Basically, the dog is exposed to the allergen - say wheat - every day for a certain amount of time. Then one day he hits… more ›

May 18, 2009 | By Erin C. | 5

With the warmer weather here, the windows are open and my chihuahua finds it necessary to bark at EVERY sound she hears. We live across from a park, so there's always someone for her to bark at. Any ideas on how to cut down on this, other than closin… more ›

Erin C.

May 18, 2009

A: every time your dog barks, skip the cookie and give her a time out. remove her from the room, so shes all alone in a boring bathroom or something similar, for two minutes. do this every single time.

March 8, 2009 | By Ngrimmenga | 4

Our chihuahua, Peanut, was trained as a puppy to pee on rugs (not by me). Now, I can't keep a rug in the house. Can she be retrained somehow?

Sally R.

March 8, 2009

A: I am not sure exactly how to do it but I would assume that you acrt as if the dog were still a puppy and begin to retrain. You could use the piddle pads to get him used to going on those and then work your way outside. Othersie, you could little bo… more ›


November 6, 2008 | By Chris | 0

Although many breeds do quite well [and are healthy] on one meal a day, high-activity dogs, such as Chihuahuas, benefit from a twice-a-day feeding schedule because it provides a more constant supply of energy. If your Chihuahua is prone to hypoglycem… more ›

September 7, 2008 | By Rhonda S. | 14

Chihuahuas are about to become a booming industry real soon with the new Disney movie coming out in October geared around the little dog. There will be an influx of backyard breeders popping up in ads near you pulling at your heart strings to "buy" … more ›

February 14, 2009 | By Chris | 0

Chihuahuas often have food sensitivities. They do best on a consistent diet of foods such as poultry and brown rice. Beef is not recommended for the Applehead Chihuahua. Chihuahuas need to be bathed once a month. Short-haired varieties only need occa… more ›

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