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Deena - 2013-02-15
I just got a 3 month old applehead chihuahua and the lady i got it from said she eats puppy chow... is this ok for her to eat?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-02-16
    I would use a higher quality food.  Look at ingrdients, you do not want the first ingredient to be a filler like corn.
  • Chris - 2013-09-16
    I would not recommend puppy food for even puppies, as most puppy formulas have milk powder in them. This could cause the puppy, or even older dogs to have the runs, which could be hard on both the dog and the owner, and could also cause dehydration. I feed my little dog moist dog food that comes in small packs. He seems to enjoy it much better than the hard 'small breed' foods.
  • Sha - 2013-09-24
    Appleheads do NOT do well on a beef dog food. You should find a dog food with poultry and brown rice as the main ingredients. I hope this helps you and your you lil pup.
  • tina - 2013-11-25
    3 months old is very young to feed them hard food, maybe mix it with baby formula and make sure its warm (not hot) and soft.
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Bob - 2012-01-30
I have an apple head who is coming into heat. We bought another male chihuahua who was representented as a toy but he is now 9 pounds, twice as big as my Mia. What would happen if I allowed them to mate? I love my Mia and do not want any harm to come to her. Would love to hear some first hand experience with this situation. I cannot believe I am the only one with this question. Thanks.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-30
    You need to take both dogs into a vet. It might be that they can not mate or it might be that that she will not be able to deliver naturally. I wouldn't go head and allow them to mate till you find out additional information.
  • Cassie - 2012-03-16
    When breeding small breeds your male should always be bigger than your female. The male determined the size of the pups..
  • carol - 2013-01-28
    The male should NOT be bigger but smaller than your female otherwise the pups could be too big for your female to carry and deliver safely.
  • lindaevans Never - 2013-02-21
    When I got my Chihuahua she was about a year old...I broke her to the peep pad but she loops in the flood beside the peep pad....how do l brake her on the pad.?
  • Bethany Maloney - 2013-03-20
    Chihuahuas should be mated for size. The smaller, the better. I would find a smaller mate and neuter your male. My Rosie is a non-spade female, who I have no intention of spaying, but I'm not interested in breeding. If I were to get another chihuahua, she would be female, also.
  • lynn - 2013-06-20
    Please don't breed your dogs take a look at all the dogs in California and all over the US for that matter, that are being put to sleep, needlessly!
  • Carolyn - 2013-09-05
    My experience it is better for your female to be a little larger than the male. If you're breeding for size, the smaller male will accomplish that purpose and the larger female will provide an easier birth and healthier pups and nursing. That said, both should be within size and weight range for their breed standards.
  • Sha - 2013-09-24
    Almost all applehead chihuahua have to have a c-section because the head can't fit through the birth canal. I would consult your vet to get more info about this.
  • tina - 2013-11-25
    I have a male applehead, he has some long hair around his butt and ears, the rest is fluffy, but I wouldn't call it long, he is 2 yrs, 5 lbs, a sweet little boy named Tex, I am sure he would love to mate (or just date) your lovely lady dog.
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Cindy Nuno - 2013-10-14
Need an Apple head long hair Chihawhawa female for breeding. I have a male. He is two years old and is more than ready to breed. Call me if you're interested and have a female. Call 623-336-1299. Must be in the Glendale, Arizona Phoenix area.

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Anonymous - 2013-09-05
Hi my name is Judy. I adopted a long hair chi in 2010, december from the humane society in jasper texas. In the past 2 years I say she's having seizures. I've had people tell me they have heard of them having them. She is a unique color and look. She has a brother and sister who look like her. The vet says he hasn't seen a long hair chi that looks like her before. Tiki is her name and she is the love of my life. She loves playing with the kitten, they get real roudy sometimes. I got her because the dog that helped me through my husbands death got killed and I saw her picture 2 weeks later and said that's going to be my dog and I got her. Please help.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-09-05
    Do the seizures seem to be causing a lot of problems? I would say the first thing you should do is consult your vet. They may be able to prescribe some medication to help with the seizures and figure out why she is having them.
  • Debbie - 2013-09-18
    Hi, I'm so sorry to hear that your pup is having seizures. Our last dog ( not a chi ) started having siezures about 6 months after we rescued her. She would just drop over like she was dead and either lay there or start making this awful high pitched sound, then lose bladder control. Once she was over it she seemed to be fine. It became more frequent and the vet surmised she had a brain tumor and eventually we had to put her down. She lost pretty much her eye sight and started walking into walls. Sometimes she fell down the stairs. It was absolutely heartbreaking and that's when we knew it was time to let her go. We now have rescued a male chi and he has become the love of our life. All I can say to you is talk to your vet and love your little girl for as long as you are blessed to have her.
  • Suzanne - 2013-10-09
    I had a German Shepherd that Started having Seizures, Called the Vet and took her in. The Vet gave me a Medication and she did well for a while then she started to have more seizures so we upped her medication. We did this several times till she was taking the Maximum dose. Then she started where she was having 5 seizures a day and there was nothing we could do. We had to put her down and the Vet believed she had a brain Tumor. As she had so many Seizures. It was the hardest thing I've had to do. But it would have been selfish to let her continue to suffer. I had a long Haired Chi we rescued and Shortly after We put Dutchess down Skeeter Died. He had Congestive Heart Failure and his little Heart just gave out. We Just got a new Puppy. Another long haired Chi and He is Registered with the AKC and has Champions in his family. We already have him Spoiled. But he deserves it.
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Niomi Somerville - 2013-09-19

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-19
    Oh my gosh! what a little cutie:) Thanks for sharing.
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Jim - 2012-09-24
I know feeding dogs table food is a no-no BUT what about fruits & vegies? We have given our dog carrots, lettuce, pieces of cucomber and fruit.

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  • Anonymous - 2013-08-05
    I bet that's fine. We feed our Golden veggies all the time.
  • Jim - 2013-09-04
    BUT he does not like strawberries and will just lick cantaloupe.
  • Cathy - 2013-09-17
    Fruits and veggies are good for dogs, generally. However, there are some that are poisonous or otherwise not good for them. Grapes/raisins, avocado, chocolate, walnuts, brazil nuts, apple seeds (don't let them chew the core), peach pits, garlic, onions.... just to name some. Look for a complete list online just to be sure.
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Anonymous - 2013-09-17
I have a beautiful, friendly and so loving long haired Chihuahua named Jack. Who says you shouldn't get a Chihuahua if you have small children? I challenge that. I have young children. As an adult and mother, you should carefully supervise their play as with anything children do. I don't see why you can't have a chi around children. Jack adores my 6, 5, and 2 yr old. He lays with them until they are all sleeping. Jack loves to be rubbed and petted by all of them. He also loves to snuggle and be hugged. It is the cutest thing to look at. Of course he is later moved to his bed as well as the children. Jack loves to be around the kids. I haven't seen him being aggressive towards one child over another. I feel as long as you supervise and teach the children how to be gentle, it can work out. It really depends on their personality too. Jack gets a lot of attention from all of us. He's the sweetest puppy ever!

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brenda beere - 2013-09-16
Leo, our 2yr old longhaired chihuahua was scratching more than usual & we could feel scabby lumps on his skin. On the local vets advice we are bathing him in Malaseb Shampoo. He has stopped scratching & the scabby bits have gone. but now, when being brushed he waves & arches his back & is also rolling about on the carpet quite a bit. does anyone know what this is all about?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-16
    Maybe he's just enjoying having his skin feel good again:)
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Bobbie - 2013-08-28
I just got a long haired chi. She will be 4 yrs in NOVEMBER. The HUMANE SOCIETY took him from his previous owner for abuse. She is the sweetest thing. I've had her two weeks. She is so afraid of every noise and movement. She loves to sit by or on me now. I've heard her bark once and it was so quiet and little. I laughed but she was telling me someone was at my door. She is potty trained. She gets on my lap and scratches at me when she wants to go out. Sweetest dog EVER!!

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  • Jim - 2013-09-04
    Ours barks at every sound. There are some words/names we have to actually spell out otherwise he will go nuts. He always goes on the puppy pad we lay down then he will run out and look at one of us then 'RALPH' but not bark to let us know he did his business. He loves just sitting outside in the sun and he does not care how hot it is outside...he just wants to sit outside.
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Joyce Holt - 2013-08-30
My little Chihuahua was only 3-4 weeks old when my daughter bought her. They sold her as a teacup, then when she got her home and put her down she couldn't walk and had no teeth, so she decided to take her to the Vet. That's when she found out her true age. So she fed her with a syringe until she was big enough to eat soft food. That was 3 years ago, she gave her to me 2 1\2 years ago and we are as close as we can be, she's my baby.

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