A Few Facts About Chihuahuas you may not know
General facts about chihuahus
Chihuahuas are a popular breed of dogs for many reasons. Firstly because of their small size they are easily portable and take up very little space. In addition, although they do require occasional exercise you don’t require a garden to keep them. In fact they are suited to indoor living as they prefer soft dry places and don’t do well in the cold.
Health related facts about chihuahuas
Chihuahuas are known for their long life-spans which make them the ideal companion. Despite this, however these little dogs can suffer from a variety of health problems. Many of the joint and respiratory issues Chihuahuas are at risk for are common among small dog breed. Chihuahuas can also develop heart problems and are prone to cancer in their old age.
Some illnesses Chihuahuas suffer are due to an unhealthy lifestyle. Many of these conditions arise from poor diet and lack of exercise. Because of their tiny size and stature people like to spoil their Chihuahuas by carrying them around all the time. This is very bad for their health and can cause obesity which can lead to diabetes and other metabolic illnesses.
Feeding facts about chihuahuas
Feeding a Chihuahua a balanced and healthy diet can lengthen their lifespan and help prevent many of the illnesses that Chihuahuas can get. Like humans Chihuahuas need oils and fats in their diet- the healthy kinds- this will ensure that their coat stays bright and healthy and also goes a long way in preventing skin conditions.
Over-feeding your Chihuahua is dangerous as because they are mostly indoor dogs so they don’t get an extensive amount of exercise. Obesity in Chihuahuas can cause organ failure and other health problems.
Facts about chihuahuas: Personalities/Temparament
Chihuahuas are famous for their larger than life personalities which charm and amuse everyone who comes in contact with them. At best Chihuahuas are energetic, lovable and loyal and at worst they are antisocial, possessive and aggressive. However, behavioural problems can easily be avoided through training and sensible discipline.
Unfortunately because Chihuahuas are so adorable they often get away with bad behaviour from a young age and grow into spoilt adults. Implementing rules and boundaries can not only help you get along better with your dog but also help them have a balanced temperament.
Because of their fame there are many myths regarding Chihuahuas and their value as furry companions. It’s best to investigate these dogs first-hand and discover the facts for yourself.
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