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How’s Your Doggie’s Mental Health?

Santa Chihuahua is coming soon.How does your dog think? I think all the time. I always want to know when my next meal will be, when I’m not napping.

Check out these carefully curated articles on your dog’s mental health. I think you will find them fascinating.

Crazy Dogs: Can Dogs Be Mentally Ill?

Polyphagia (Increased food consumption) in Dogs

How to Care for an Abused Dog

Is Your Dog Senile? Signs of Senility and Treatment Options

Compulsive Behavior in Dogs

Understanding Grief in Dogs

Is Your Dog Suffering from Anxiety?

Our Stress, Depression, Joy…Can Dogs Tell?

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe for Halloween

Chihuahua in DragIt’s that time of year again. Halloween. The night when kids of all ages come a knocking at my door to disturb my dinner and play time, begging for candy.

I know a lot about begging, but candy is not good for me (or children either). Keep that chocolate far away from my mouth, I say.

Keep your little doggies safe from chocolates and other bad treats. Also watch that they don’t get “spooked” and run out of your house. There’ll be a lot of strange creatures out there and your doggie can easily get lost.

Great Costumes for Your Little Doggie on Amazon. Support Lucy.

Pumpkin and Dogs

Dog Halloween Safety

Quick and Easy Halloween Costumes for Your Dog

All You Need to Know About Getting a New Puppy

Chihuahua puppyPuppies are so cute and cuddly. But, like children, they need lots of discipline and training.

I was born a princess. Still my daddies insisted I go to PetSmart for a bit of training. I showed them by not listening. I did my own thing and still graduated. Must be my cute Chihuahua smile.

Here’s some highly informative articles on finding and training your little puppy. I found them myself so you don’t have to search for hours.

Feeding Your Pup For the First Few Days Home

House Training Schedules for Puppies

What to Expect in the First Year After you Adopt a Puppy

Picking the Right Dog Breed For You

How Many Dogs Are Too Many?

How Smart is Your Puppy?

Creating a Social “Friendly” Dog

Why Puppies Bite and How to Stop It

Beware of Your Doggie’s Kisses!

Kissy ChihuahuasI like to think that my mouth is clean and fresh. I’m a Chihuahua. It’s true.

But other human types may disagree. While I love kissing, I may have put my mouth on something a bit icky or in places not known to be clean.

So while your doggie may love you and enjoy kissing you, perhaps you should wash up after those kisses. Just don’t let your doggie catch you doing it.

Check out these fun articles I curated just for you.

FACT or FICTION: Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s?

Zoonotic Diseases in Dogs

Coprophagia (Eating Feces Behavior) in Dogs

Halitosis (Bad Breath) in Dogs

Save Your Doggie From Too Much Food

Chihuahua FoodAll dogs love to eat. Some are more discriminating than others. This is sometimes a learned behavior, brought on by human-types. You know who you are.

I love to eat too. I have conditioned my daddy to give me extra treats and add-ons to my regular dog food. Not cool, but delicious. Don’t copy this bad behavior.

Start with a really good quality dog food. I recommend Merrick. I’ve been eating Turducken for years and love it. Daddy adds Tyson chicken for an extra tasty treat.

Be sure to give your doggie plenty of exercise, but take care to avoid the heat.

Check these articles out:

Gluttony Bloat in Dogs

My dog just ate a loaf of bread and some rolls – what should I do?

Gastric (Stomach) Foreign Body in Dogs

Don’t forget your Merrick Turducken. Give it a try.

Merrick Turducken Dog Food 13.2 oz (12 Count Case)

Don’t Kill Your Dog with Poison!

Drinking ChihuahuasThere are so many ways your little doggie can be poisoned. Even common foods such as grapes and raisins or chocolate can kill your Chihuahua. We’re very small, as a breed, and it doesn’t take much to upset our tummies. I could go on and on about house cleaning chemicals and plants and a whole variety of toxic objects, but instead I’ll refer you to these great articles on the subject. I personally curated this list of articles, with a little help from my daddy.

That gives me more time to nap between healthy snacks.

Chemical Burns in Dogs

Your Guide to Common Dog Poisonings

Ethylene Glycol Toxicosis in Dogs

Are onions toxic to dogs? What should you do if he eats some?

Chocolate Toxicity in Dogs

Nontoxic Items Commonly Eaten by Dogs

All You Need to Know About Tail Wagging

Chihuahua Tail WaggerAll doggies wag their tails. Sometimes it means we’re happy. Other times angry. Or alert. Or on the attack. Maybe we’re just being playful.

Why does your little doggie wag it’s tail? It’s a way of communicating. I know because I’m a Chihuahua with a little tail that works hard. You can find out everything you ever wanted to know about the fine art of tail wagging by reading the following tales from PetPlace.

Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

Structure and Function of the Tail in Dogs

Tail Docking in Dogs

Does Your Dog Have a Butt Problem?

Chihuahua Bathtime

Keep your Chihuahua clean to help prevent random sniffing… maybe.

Dogs are known to sniff, lick and peruse other dog butts. It’s a hobby. What can I say.

I personally do not take part in this activity. After all, I am a lady. Besides, I can’t stand other dogs, for the most part. Why would I want to sniff any part of them.

If you find this topic of interest, thought, you can check out these fascinating articles:

Why Do Dogs Smell Other Dogs’ Butts? The Real Answer!

Why Do Dogs Smell Crotches and Butts?

How Can I Stop a Dog from Crotch Sniffing

Are Vaccines Safe for Your Dog?

This is quite the controversial question. I don’t interact with too many dogs so I don’t get all the vaccines.

Here’s some really good articles on Vaccines from PetPlace…

The Irreverent Vet Speaks out on “What Vaccines Does Your Dog Really Need?”

Solution to the Vaccine Controversy – Canine Vaccine Titer Testing

The Vaccine Volume Debate: Does Your Dog’s Size Matter?

Adverse Vaccine Reactions in Dogs

dog vaccinations

Warning: This is not a Chihuahua…

Don’t Harm Your Pet With These Toxic Foods

Chihuahua DrinkingDogs, especially Chihuahuas, can be harmed by eating certain foods, like raisins, grapes, chocolate, onions and much more.

You don’t want your little baby to get sick so I have gathered a bunch of articles with loads of info on what not to feed your dog.

Always feed your dog quality dog food, not people food.

Grape and Raisin Toxicosis in Dogs

The Dangers of Bones to Dogs

The Dangers of Picnics and Parties to Dogs

Dangerous Foods: Are They Harmful to Your Dog?

And if your dog does get sick, check out…

Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs