Updated August 12, 2017 at 3:23 PM
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To determine if your Chihuahua has a deficiency in fatty acids, check its skin to see if it is flaky and if the coat is dull, greasy, or has a course texture. If you notice these things, you can be relatively certain your Chihuahua is not getting enough essential fatty acids.
Other Chihuahua health problems you may notice that may be attributed to a lack of or reduction in essential fatty acids: Arthritis or arthritis-like conditions Behavioral disturbances Disrupted healing process Dry nose Eczema-like skin eruptions Foul odor coming from the coat Fragility Heart and circulatory problems Hindered growth Impaired learning abilities or vision Kidney or liver degeneration Lethargy or lack of energy Male sterility Miscarriage Regular hair loss Vulnerability to infection WeaknessDon't forget that Chihuahuas have a tendency of becoming obese.
To maintain proper Chihuahua care, keep your dog on a healthy food, decrease treats, take your dog for a walk, and provide regular weigh-ins to ensure correct weight is being maintained. Obesity is a major cause of coronary heart disease and if your Chihuahua is allowed to live with excess weight, its health or lifespan could be dramatically reduced! With its immune system not yet fully developed, problems such as worms, parvovirus, myocarditis, or coccidian can spread through contaminated feces.
Without being vaccinated, your puppy has a greater risk of getting sick. Puppies love to sniff around the ground and can easily get into something they should avoid.