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Jim - 2012-11-21
What is the best way to giv our little one some Trifexis? I mean that stuff STINKS and these dogs have a smeller that will detect this 'stinky stuff.' We tried a little allpesauce, put some in his treat, and we resorted to actually.... I held him while my wife put some in some yogurt and forced it down/made him swollow it. I felt bad doing it but you would think they could make this stuff so a dog could take it. Any thoughts for next time?

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  • Jim - 2012-11-21
    DAG this stuff stinks the house. WHOA!!
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-11-21
    Heh... sounds like you guys had some fun:_  I've used hot dogs to bury the medication in for dogs, and that usually works because they will just gulp it down (no chewing for them!). Also, a technique I use when medicating dogs and cats... I open their mouth by gently inserting my finger on the far side of the mouth, just past the molars. Then I put the pill as far back in their throat as I can, where all they can really do is swallow. It's fast, effective, and over before they even know it happened! Then I give them lots of love and praise.
  • Jim - 2012-11-25
    :) #1 worse part....to put the stuff in his mouth so he swollows it. #2 worse part.....Trifexis STUNK THE HOUSE UP. This stuff stinks and our dog can smell it(no matter what we tried).
  • Toni - 2012-12-03
    A miracle has happened! We can get heartworm medication injected for a six month period of time and it is no more expensive than six months of Trifexis. I just got my dog, Bonnie, an injection and am so glad I no longer have to wrestle with her to get that stupid pill, which she hated, down her little throat.
  • Joon - 2012-12-07
    I usually break the Trifexis in half since the pill is kind of big for them to swallow, then coat it with cream cheese monthly for both of my dogs, long hair chi & miniature poodle. It works like a charm every time.
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-12-07
    I break it up a litle and then put it in a fairly good size piece of cheeses or a ball of cheeses whiz or piece of hot dog.
  • Jim - 2012-12-10
    We tried breaking it up and rolling it in cheese. It worked for one piece then he smelled the second piece of cheese and walked away. That's when my wife put it in some yogurt and (kinda) put it in his mouth. Got some on his coat by his ear and she washed him but didn't get it all. I took a pair of scissors and had to cut the piece off. Getting onto a different topic it seems our dog has a smooth coat but when it comes to the ear area it 'looks' kinda matted(it's not just looks that way). Seems the area 'feels' kinda damp and wondered if it had to do with his ear.
  • Nancy - 2012-12-13
    I break the Trifexis into several pieces and then put them into pieces of a Pill Pocket. My dog loves the Pill Pockets! Good luck!
  • Gerri - 2013-01-07
    Coat the pill with smooth peanut butter and your chi should gulp it down like mine does.
  • Jim - 2013-01-22
    'Should gulp it up?' You don't know our guy. He likes the peanut butter then when he smells the Trifexis he walks away. I feel bad forcing it down his throat but I tell him 'it's for your own good.'
  • Anonymous - 2013-01-27
    Try fat free American cheese. I have an 11 year old longhaired chi with an emlarged heart. He has to take several pills a day. We first tried just putting them down his throat - didn't work. Then we tried the pill pocket routine - worked for a few times and that was the end of that. He loves American cheese. We now wrap his pills (sometimes I have to cut them up if they are kind of big) in pieces of cheese. No problem, right down the gullett - I guess he thinks they are treats. You might try that avenue.
  • Jim - 2013-04-04
    NOTHING works for this guy. UNFORTUNATELY we have to resort to forcing down his mouth. Yeah just put some stuff that stinks the high heavens into some cheese and he won't know. YEA, RIGHT!!! After grinding it up in some yogurt, an hour afterwards he hacked that up. Have I stated that this junk stinks?
  • Deb - 2014-08-06
    Yes, stop using trifexis. My dogs were on it. I have two long-hairs and they got ticks and fleas. It does not work as well as Frontline and Heartguard. My dogs LOVE the Heartguard and have NO problems with the Frontline. I tend to stay with what works. The concept is good for the Trifexis but they need to perfect it before they sell this stuff!!
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Charlene - 2014-07-31
I just got an apple head Chihuahua that is about 2 or 3 and he is very afraid of me and my husband, found out that he was abused by a man and he tries to bite us not as bad as it was, is still very worried that we might hurt him, I haven't ever had a dog that was abused and not sure what to do. Please help. I just love him and is very sweet.

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Anonymous - 2014-07-16
We have a long hair.she so smart know my husband parents loves everyone loves to ride.know when we spell her name who we are referring to. So blessed. We got her for free.great breed.

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  • Dennis Turner - 2014-07-23
    I am looking for a long hair Chiwawa, any color 517 219 3731 need info on medical records, and shipping to Detroit, Michigan. I live in Albion, Michigan which is near Jackson, Michigan
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anri - 2014-07-09
I don't quite agree with the aggresive part. My chihuahua is very sociable and actually cries when other dogs leave after playing and he cries when a human leaves expecially when I leave or my sister or someone from our household. I'll admit he snaps at us sometimes but he doesn't go mad. Like for eg if someone brings a nailclipper close to him he'd snap. I don't know why he snaps he was always comfortable with it. He's the cutest and the funniest dog in the world I love him to bits. I just have a question how do I get him past his fear? Why is he so clingy? I like it a lot but when I go out to friends and stuff he hold me back.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    It sounds like he may not have had good socialization training when he was young. Being very attached to you is a typical resultanting behavior. Some suggestions are to set up a daily routine by providing regular times that are dedicated to him (that he can begin to count on), and other times that are not for him (again that he can count on). Also try crate training as it can provide a special protected space of his own. Once he becomes comfortable with having and being in his own space, then you may be able to go out easier.
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Meridith Cantelli - 2014-07-07
I have a mosque l miniature apple head chihuahua. My question is she's going bald on top of her head which I thought was normal for her breed but today I noticed 2 more bald spots on both sides of her body. Is this normal for her breed?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    I don't think this is normal, it sounds like a skin problem. I would take her to veterinarian for a check up.
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Lisa - 2014-06-27
I rescued my long hair from a yard with 18 hunting dogs one night. A little blur of red fur was all I saw at first until I looked down between my feet and the most soulful eyes were looking back at me. I called him Squeaky as he makes the smallest squeak you have ever heard. 3 years later he is happy and healthy. My other rescue is a 14 yr old pug Buddhabear that Squeaky is terminally protective of. Squeaky loves all animals and people. The most social loving kid with paws you will ever meet.

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sarah - 2014-06-27
I have a one year old long hair Chihuahua. His name is bruiser. Him and my 14 year old cat are buddies. The cat does not like other animals but she likes him. He has a lot of energy. He likes kids and other dogs and people. He thinks that everyone needs to pet him when we go for a walk. He does bark if he hears a noises. Sleeps under the blanket cuddled up next to my leg.

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David Bjorge - 2014-06-20
I just lost my little buddy ( Hoss ) three weeks ago. He was very smart and never barked. He didn't care for people much, but he loved other dogs. He was eleven years old. I miss him very very much!

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Anonymous - 2009-12-21
Our long-hair chihuahua is almost two years old and such a sweetheart. She gets along great with our relatives' small dogs and at home with our 13 year old cat. Its so cute to watch the cat and dog play tag around the house (although the chihuahua knows the cat is the alpha pet). She still has potty-training accidents during bad weather, but otherwise is very behaved. Unlike most of her breed, she rarely barks and rather lick people then bite/growl. Chihuahua's have a very bad rap for being yappy and ill-tempered dogs but not all of them act that way.

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  • Erika - 2010-03-23
    i have a 1 year old long haired chi and she is the sweetest dog. She also never ever barks and loves to lick people. I thought my Peanut ( that's her name cause she is only 3 lbs) only did that. As far as potty training goes, she is too little to go outside in the snow so I have placed a small pan with a piddle pad in it in the corner of my bathroom and she goes in there. She also goes outside when its nice out, but I found this to work great for chi's that are so small.
  • emily - 2010-05-17
    Is he cute?
  • Maryanne Porter - 2013-02-09
    I have 2 long hair chihuahuas and they are so wonderful. I was given the first one from my daughter and he was so shy and scared of everyone and everything. He was 2 now he is about 7 and so happy, he is awesome to watch run he looks so proud. He does still have a bit of an attitude, always afraid of others around his food but just growls and complains. My little girl is almost 3 and so different I had her from about 2 months. She is happy and very friendly but barks because the male does when someone comes around. But she always wants to greet people and get some attention. I love this breed they are so cute and stuck to me like glue.
  • fulton7876 - 2014-06-12
    I have a 5 year old chuchua her name is Lucy and she doesn't bark and is so sweet and lovable. She is short hair breed but doesn't shed much and she is great with most people. Only time she bites is if she thinks one of us is being hurt.
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Tess - 2014-06-01
We just lost our 14 1/2 yr old longhaired sweetie pie 3 weeks ago. She was potty trained within a week, was not a barker and loved to cuddle. She was a huge part of our life and we miss her soo much! She stole the heart of everyone she came into contact with, young and old. We live in Pennsylvania and are looking for a sweet little long hair female in Pa, ohio, New York area. Can anyone help.

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  • Pat - 2014-06-10
    Just found a dog at an animal shelter here in Long Island NY. We are having a family meeting on him. He looks like your sweetie pie. He looks like 2-3 years old. His hair is full and grown in. If we don't take her he would be a perfect match for your family. He has such expressive eyes too. We had a cocker poo who passed last September. My daughter has been in mourning and this dog bonded with her immediately. We just have to talk with dad to make our final decision.
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