Chihuahua Dogs - Chihuahua dog health

The Chihuahua is a fairly healthy breed of dog but can suffer from kneecaps that slip and also from gum disease, apart from which they have few inherited conditions. They they do suffer from the cold and benefit from wearing a coat in the winter or wet weather. The Chihuahua shares this sensitivity to cold with the Boxer and the Yorkie. The most likely cause for a Chihuahua to visit the vet is from trauma when they are accidentally stepped on – Chihuahuas have very thin bones and are very fragile and the Tea Cup Chihuahuas are even more fragile, and every care must be taken around your home to ensure they can’t damage their bones.