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Becky - 2012-07-10
Brianna, How is your Giant? Can I ask how old he is and at what age the toe cancer started?

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Bonnie Snyder - 2012-06-30
We were playing tug-a-war with our 5 month old male, his favorite game and a tooth fell out. Is this normal? He did not seem to even pay attention to it, so it must not have hurt him. Baby teeth that should come out? Thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-30
    Yep, baby teeth.  Chihuahuas lose their baby teeth about 4 - 6 months old.  Adult teeth come in very quickly right behind the baby teeth so hard to notice unless you really look.   Don't worry, it is OK.
  • Jim - 2012-07-04
    The same happened to our chi. He is going on 6mos. and lost a tooth about 2 weeks ago. I am trying not to pull on his toy hard as this 'might' loosen some others. I am more gentle now(he doesn't want me to be gentle though).
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Jim - 2012-07-04
I have noticed that our guy is rubbing his face on the carpet(or any other surface) after chewing on his bone. Why is this? TY

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-04
    Probably just cleaning his face and getting the saliva off and his fur going in the right direction. 
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Charlene jenkins - 2012-06-16
I have a 9week old male long haired Chihuahua .. its a lil hard to get him to eat sometimes What shoud I do? & what's the best way to help him shake his nerves ..He gets scared when we leave him in his cage alone or take him outside for a walk .... any ideas???

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-17
    Chis are a nervous breed but start to relax and calm down and not be afraid the more used to their surrounding (and you) they get.  Remember, this is a little fella so they don't eat much.  You if are giving him a small piece of toast, a little cookie - that is what he is going to eat.  I'd try and and add a teaspoon of yogurt or a teaspoon of beef broth over the food. Have no idea why the computer switched print.
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-17
    Sorry my computer decided to be difficult.  You can place something you have worn with your scent on it in the little fellas crate.  They have comfort in that - and a stuffed animal he might like.  He is so young, just removed from mom and siblings and he is scared and they shake when scared.  Hold him, leave your scent on a t-shirt in his crate.  Remember he still has baby teeth so you can mash up dried dog food into smaller pieces for him with a little yogurt and warm water to soften the dried.  He is just little -  Going outside - he will get used to it but prefer being carried in a knapsack.  Hard to housebreak that way but many rave about those wee wee pads.  Place one at the door you take himn out of and when/if he goes on it take it outside. 
  • maisy - 2012-06-24
    Chihuahuas are picky eaters, if you feed them table food, they won't eat dog food. I make mine ground chicken and add in boiled potatoes, carrots and peas... she pushes the peas on the floor but will eat one or two
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Bobbi Muncy - 2011-04-27
I have a 5.5 yr old Chion. He is a rescue dog. I am not sure about his previous home life. He is the sweetest little guy I have ever seen. He loves to snuggle. He hardly ever barks. When he does he always looks at me like "did you hear that?" He gets along with my cat sometimes and other times he would rather rip her head off. It actually kind of funny to watch. They will be snuggled up together, then he will realize she is there and growl and snap at her. I give Bianca lots of credit for trying to be friends with him LOL! He is ok with the grandkids, but most of the time he would rather avoid kids. I feel really blessed to have found him.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-28
    Sounds like you're having fun and enjoying your Chion. They have such unique personalities. I am happy for you.
  • Bovid - 2012-01-20
    I have a 6 month old Chion that I bought from a reputable breeder. I love her so much... She is very active, intelligent and sleeps all night! She does not bark excessively,but does not like to be left behind. She follows me everywhere I go... She weighs 7lbs...
    Wonderful company, she is! x
  • john - 2012-06-22
    I have a dog to hes got a funny personality. He gets spoiled allmost every day. He has abandon issues. He was the last one to get bought (by us) I just hope he is happy. We got him at petland fluffey is protective when my mother touches my father he gets protective. But he's very lovable to and super cute. He is only over 2 years now I think. We got him when he was 6 months. great ever since
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Kathleen Windas-Goodwin - 2012-06-17
We adopted our beagle, Kilika, 7 weeks ago from the Humane Society. She's one of the sweetest dogs I've ever had. If I had a dog clone, it would be her: smart, lovable, nuts, and when searching for rabbits or squirrels, headstrong. She's a very welcome addition to our family.

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Deborah - 2012-06-16
I have a seven week old chion bitch. She is absolutely adorable, fitted straight in with my other two dogs. She is toilet trained to her mats already and comes when called. She does feel the cold but a little jumper does the trick. She was picked from birth from a litter of five my friends papillion had, all completely different markings. She's a beautiful little dog, full of confidence and very loving. I would recommend this breed to anyone.

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Alice Hammond - 2012-06-13
We got our Westie (mixed) at the Humane Society. He is so adorable. We have had him since Dec 2011. They said he was a year old. Sometimes when we feed him he gulps everything and does not chew it up then later throws it back up. I noticed in the article I read that they can have hernias. Would this be a cause of his getting sick? We have tried all types of dog foods and he will not eat anything that has beef in it. We have tried the ones with chicken and after reading they like lamb I will try that. The vet at the Humane Society did not say he had anything wrong with him. How can we tell? Thanks for your information on the website!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-13
    Some dogs will eat way too fast and then they do throw it up.  Sits like a brick in their stomach.  Why don't you try mashing up the food a little (so he isn't swallowing whole chunks) and add about a tablespoon of yogurt for digestion and settleing the stomach.  You can also raise his bowl maybe about 6 inches using the stair, a stool etc.  Something stable so he can't knock the bowl over but something a little higher than the floor.  Westies aren't real big but they are pretty bush.  You could also try feeding him twice a day in small amounts rather than once a day with a larger amount.  It would be a good idea to have him checked out and mention this to your vet. 
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Taylor - 2010-10-22
I have had "Hooch" for 3 years as I inherited him from an older family member who could not take proper care of him. He was so upset about the move he would not eat so I made him Meatloaf! It took a while for us to warm up to one another but he started sleeping with me under the covers and that was it! Now....... we are attached at the hip! He is so smart and a one woman dog! He only gets "barky" when someone comes to the door or approaches us on a walk. He is SOOOOOO affectionate & always by my side! I love him dearly and can't imagine life without my little red man with the floppy ears! ;-)

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Brittany - 2012-06-02
My husband and I had a Cocker Spaniel and were fairly pleased with him. He was a wonderful dog, loved attention, and was cuddly. It was very tough for us to send him to a new home. He was like one of our own children.

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