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Hydro cortisone 1%
Magnifying Glass
Re hydration Tablets
Latex Gloves
Sting Relief Pads
Cotton Balls
Alumina zed Thermal
Iodine Swabs
Stretch Gauze
You also may want to
include liquid Activated
Gauze Pads
Adhesive Tape
Hydrogen Peroxide
Cold Pack
Ipecac Syrup
First Aid Spray
Liquid Styptic
Antibiotic Ointment
Canine First Aid Kit
We recommend keeping the following items on
hand in case of emergency.  Ask your
veterinarian to explain the proper use of these
Health Issues:
The Chihuahua is a long-lived breed, often living up to 16 years and
beyond. However, like all breeds, some genetic problems are found
in the breed, including: Patella Luxation, Eye problems,
Hypoglycemia, heart disease, and tooth and gum ailments.
Many Chihuahuas are also born with a soft spot on the top of the
head, known as the
Molera. This is the same as that found in
human babies. The presence of a molera does not mean the
Chihuahua has a medical problem and in the past, this soft spot was
seen as a mark of purity in the breed. For additional information,
see Molera Statement from the Chihuahua Club of America.
The Chihuahua is also known to shiver or tremble — this is not a
health issue but rather a sign of stress or excitement.
If you are considering the adoption of a Chihuahua puppy, or any
breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible
and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents
have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done
until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of
significant hereditary diseases. Recommended testing for
Chihuahuas include eyes, heart and patellas.
Luxating PatellaThis is mainly a genetic
disorder of the knee joints. A dog with
this condition is susceptible to knee
injury very easily. It can be painful and
may require surgery to correct
HypoglycemiaThis is a low blood sugar
problem more common in Chihuahuas
that are too small. It's characterized by
a sleepy, pooped out poochie. Pet stores
and the vet can give you stuff to
remedy its' effects. We have found the
best out of your cupboard remedy is
Karo Syrup about a teaspoon full will
work right away, then take your little
one to your Vet as soon as possible. In
fact, this can be given daily while they
are energetic and playful to help keep
them from getting the low blood sugar