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How owners should take care of their Short-Haired Chihuahua?

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The Short-Haired Chihuahua is one of the two officially recognized breed of Chihuahuas by the American Kennel Club. Compared to its Long-Haired cousin, the Short-Haired Chihuahua has a short hair coat and is extremely popular in countries which have a warmer climate. The owners of Short-Haired Chihuahua should take care of this dog breed properly as these dogs are relatively fragile and vulnerable to certain illnesses owing to their small size.

Some important tips on how to take care of Short-Haired Chihuahua:

  • Nutrition:

Short-Haired Chihuahuas need regular high quality meals. The food should be fed two times daily, and care should be taken that proper feeding portions are regulated as Chihuahuas are prone to overeating, resulting in obesity. Also, the food should be served in small bite-sized proportions for ease of digestion and also because Chihuahuas have very small teeth. Ideally, their food should have more of proteins, carbohydrates and vegetables.

  • Grooming:

The owners of Short-Haired Chihuahuas should regularly groom the Chihuahua. Soft bristle brush should be used for grooming their smooth short-haired coat. Moreover, while giving the Short-Haired Chihuahua a bath, the owners must ensure that water does not go inside the ears of these dogs to prevent infection.

  • Exercise:

Although this dog breed is often dubbed as pocket dogs, frequent short walks are necessary to prevent obesity from and to also facilitate greater interaction and build better relations between the Short-Haired Chihuahua and its owner. Moderation should be maintained in terms of duration and distance covered as these dogs generally have a shorter stamina than other dog breeds.

  • Timely Checkups:

To determine the overall health of the Short-Haired Chihuahua, the owners must maintain timely checkups. As such, with sufficient care and love, Chihuahua owners would be able to have a fulfilling experience with their pets.

 

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