Teacup Chihuahuas also known as Toy Dogs are pets that need extra special care. Because of their size and their breed is somehow different from the others, they also have health problems that were not commonly experienced by other dogs. Therefore, you must always consult your trusted veterinarian if you want to have a healthy and long-living Teacup Chihuahuas. One of the most common health problems among Teacup Chihuahuas is Hydrocephalus. This happens when the brain’s drainage system malfunctions. As a result, the brain’s cerebrospinal fluids were no longer taken out of the circulatory system. The fluids build up and it causes the brain as well as the skull to increase. This health problem among Teacup Chihuahuas is usually congenital. It can also be acquired as well.
There are some cases that the hydrocephalus is caused by the head injuries or even infections. If your Teacup Chihuahuas were usually energetic then suddenly became lethargic, you might want to head to your trusted veterinarian and have your pets checked for hydrocephalus. Other signs of this health problem among Teacup Chihuahuas include movement coordination deficiency, depression, seizures, eye abnormalities, skull enlargement, as well as vision problems. Cystinuria is also common among Teacup Chihuahuas. Aside from the Chihuahuas, cystinuria is also a health problem experienced by other dog breeds as well such as Tibetan Spaniels, Basset Hounds, Dachshunds, and even Dalmatians. This is when their amino acids form into cystine crystals. As it builds up in the dog’s urine it would eventually turn into stone formations and would be stored in the bladder and kidney. The stones will then cause infection as well as irritation to the dog. You might want to check your dog’s urine if there’s blood that comes with it.
This is one of the major signs that your Teacup Chihuahua has a cystinuria. Also, pay attention if they have difficulty when they urinate. More often than not, Teacup Chihuahuas who are suffering from cystinuria only have small amounts of urine. If the stone build up in your Teacup Chihuahua’s bladder and kidney is already severe, they would also experience vomiting and depression. Moreover, they will also have loss for their appetite as well. There are also health problems among Teacup Chihuahuas that are inherited.
This includes the Hemophilia. Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder in Teacup Chihuahuas where there is a deficiency in blood clotting factors such as Hemophilia A and Hemophilia B. Out of the two types of hemophilias, it is the Hemophilia A that is most common among Teacup Chihuahuas. One of the major signs that your Teacup Chihuahua has a hemophilia is when it experiences severe bleeding in their gums by the time that they are having adult teeth. They would also have severe bleeding in other areas such as hind legs, chest, knee joints, abdomen, shoulders, and even in the forehead. It can be quite difficult to tell if your Teacup Chihuahuas are experiencing hemophilia. But once your veterinarian diagnosed your Teacup Chihuahuas with hemophilia, it would require treatments such as blood transfusions.