Chihuahua Questions

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Chihuahua Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 5/7/2006
what are the main risks and health concerns of breeding chihuahuas?

Date Reply Member
6/6/06 Choosing the right female for the perfect male. Supplying the right diet and exercise for Mom and praying for no complications in the birthing process. Belinda
11/5/06 main health issues are.... Collapsing trachea's-a contdition where the cartilage rings in the trachea are malformed and weak and fall in on themselves causing choking and breathing disorders. Corneal dystrophy-a condition where the cornea of the eye has shallow pits on the surface, this can cause night blindness. Factor VIII deficiency-this is hemophilia type A- it is a clotting disorder of the blood,it is the leading cause of bleeding deaths in all is a sex-linked recessive disorder and is carrier by the female and passed on to male offspring. Hepatic portosystemic shunt-a malformation of the blood vessels in the liver that causes problems in the flow thru the arterie and veins in and around the liver and shortens liver life imparing proper function. Hydrocephalus-abnornal ammounts of fluid collect on the brain,in some cases the fluid can be drained and regularly and the condition may pass without harm. Hypoglycemia-a syndrome where Alexis & Steve
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