Today you will receive detailed recommendations for the care and maintenance of Chihuahuas. Make sure that the dogs of this breed do not require special care, they are very clean. Get acquainted with the care of a puppy in the early days, his diet.
You will see a video in which you will learn everything about the breed, care and education of a Chihuahua.
Puppy care and first training
Place to sleep
Allocate and arrange personal space for a puppy, where he will have a permanent place to rest and sleep, in which he will be comfortable and safe. This can be any bed: mat, mattress.
But a special soft house is best suited for this breed, but choose not too big so that your pet is warm and comfortable.
A place to sleep should not be in a draft and near the battery. Near the house must be: a bowl for food, a bowl for water and a tray for a toilet.
When the puppy matures, these accessories can be put in a convenient place for you.
The first days are the most difficult for puppy socialization. To give your pet to get used to you and the new place, do no harm to him, it is recommended in the first few weeks to take him to a specially enclosed aviary.
Over time, when the chihuahua gets used, it is possible to expand the walking area until it boldly runs throughout the apartment.
Important! In order not to often walk a small puppy, you should accustom him to the tray, and there will be no problems with a walk.
Attract your pet interesting and vivid toys.
To secure the puppy’s stay in the apartment, it is recommended to remove all the wires, plastic small objects, packages, dogs can swallow them and harm themselves. You can also hang a collar with a bell around the neck of a pet, its ringing will alert you about the location of the dog.
Toys play an important role in the development of chihuahuas. They help the pet to get rid of the accumulation of energy, will be able to help in teething, establishing close contact of the owner with the pet, will help to adapt to new conditions.
The main thing is that the toys do not harm the dog. Toys should be bought in specialized stores for animals.
Preference is given to latex or rubber toys without a specific smell. You should periodically check the toys so that they are whole.
Do not give chihuahuas too small toys, they will be able to swallow them, and health problems will arise, but too large toys will simply not be interesting to her.
Chihuahuas are very fond of different balls and plates, they will willingly run around the subject and bring it to you. You can give your pet a variety of rope or rope, but only when the teeth change to permanent.
Chihuahuas just adore any soft toys, especially if they are still squeaking.. The dogs bring them into their house, play and sleep with him.
Care should be taken to ensure that the dog does not crack the soft toy and does not eat the filler.
Schooling for cleanliness
By nature, chihuahuas are very clean, but you should still train your puppy to go to the same place in the toilet. Usually puppies are well trained in this. You just need to limit for some time the territory of the puppy in one room or leave trays or diapers in each room.
When a puppy learns to go to designated places, you will move these “toilets” in one place.
Note! You can wear a puppy after sleeping or feeding to the toilet.
If he did everything right, do not forget to encourage your pet. He fully accustomed to one place for a toilet not earlier than five months.
Walks in the open air
Chihuahuas will be happy daily walks. Walking the dog is recommended 2 – 3 times a day. In the summer, the dog loves to bask in the sun, but in the autumn and winter, you need to stock up on necessary things for the dog: overalls, shoes.
The dog is very cold and trembling.
Outside the dog should be displayed in a tight collar and not let go of the leash. Chihuahuas are very shy animals, and even prone to escape.
In places of large crowds of people hold the pet in your arms.
Wool cover care
Problems with the care and maintenance of Chihuahua at home you will not have. It will not be difficult to care for the pet’s pet, you should follow these recommendations:
- To comb long-haired chihuahuas you need a brush with long teeth 3–4 times a week, and short-haired ones 1–2 times a week using a natural bristle massage brush.
- Often you should not bathe, as frequent bathing contributes to drying out the skin and dandruff. It will be sufficient to bathe the dog once every 3 to 4 months using a dog shampoo. After bathing, the dog must be dried with a hairdryer and combed.
Note! The animal itself is very clean and domestic, the wool will be polluted very slowly.
Careful eye care for chihuahuas is needed. The eyes of the dog are large and slightly protruding, suffer from excessive tearing.
They need 1 – 2 times a week to wipe with a cotton pad dipped in eye drops for dogs. The main thing is that the discharge from the eyes should be transparent, like a tear, without a special smell.
It is recommended to check and clean the Chihuahua’s ears, but not more than once a week. This should be done with cotton pads soaked in warm water you should not clean your ear with cotton buds, as you can damage it.
Dog ears are large, prone to accumulation of earwax and dust.
Dogs claws need to be trimmed as they grow, as they can hurt the soft paw pads. Pet teeth should be checked periodically for plaque or tartar. To brush your chihuahua’s teeth, you need to use a special brush and toothpaste.
Chihuahuas need vaccination, prevention of worms and treatment from various parasites.
Care and feeding of Chihuahua puppies must be correct in order to promote their good growth and formation. The diet of a pet must be balanced and contain proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and vitamins.
Chihuahua is a very active breed, it replenishes its energy due to fats and carbohydrates. Proteins regulate the correct metabolism in the body, the puppy is growing rapidly, its immunity is strengthened.
There are such feeding options:
- Natural feeding.
- Dry food.
- Mixed feeding – natural food and dry food.
Feed a puppy up to 6 months of age should be 3 – 4 times a day, and after 6 months they need 2 meals a day. The main thing – do not overfeed the dog, as it is prone to obesity and stomach problems.
Note! It is recommended to give the pet different types of meat in boiled form: veal, chicken, beef.
And also fillet of sea fish. Chihuahua fermented milk products, cottage cheese, vegetables, fruits and berries are useful.
Dogs of this breed very poorly tolerate loneliness. Pets are subject to panic attacks, and in stressful situations they begin to tremble violently.
Therefore, it is not recommended to leave them alone at home for a long time, they will be bored and afraid.
Care of an adult individual
Regardless of the age and gender of the Chihuahua, care remains the same throughout life. Caring should follow the appearance of the pet: hair, claws, ears, teeth.
In the attached video for caring for Chihuahua you will learn how to care for your pet, what you should teach him how to feed the dog.
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