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Chihuahua Breed Information

Suggested tests: Cardiac, knee
Avg Size of Female: Height: 6 – 9 inches, Weight: less than 6 pounds
Occasionally seen: None
Avg Size of male: Height: 6 – 9 inches, Weight: less than 6 pounds
Major concerns: None
Note: A soft spot (molera) in the skull (due to incomplete fontanel closure) is a common breed trait.
Life span: 14 – 18 years
Minor concerns: Pulmonic stenosis, hydrocephalus, patellar luxation, KCS, hypoglycemia

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Recent Forum Threads

Help! Chi has suddenly developed hives!

My 5 year old Chihuahua-terrier mix has developed a skin allergy all of a sudden about two months ago. He was scratching and biting himself. He breaks out in red splotches daily and lately the splotch... - spence

My Chihuahua woke up screaming?

My 8 year old Chihuahua recently woke up screaming loudly and he looked confused. Has anyone had a similar problem? - Norma Moore

Rescue dog

18 months ago I took in 2 chihuahua brothers who were 2 and half years old. I have 2 chi girls myself and they settled in really well until my one girl was in season and the 2 brothers fought resultin... - xxxangelxxx

Seizures

Wondering how many of you deal with seizures and your chi. Mine has to have Bromide daily and now the possibility of adding phenobarbitol also. Does any one have pups that deal with this? - Jill Riley Meador

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