Thursday, April 24, 2008

Teacup Chihuahua Basics

Teacup Chihuahuas, despite of their tiny size, are a very robust type of dog. If you compare to other tiny breeds, it is physically quite steady and healthy among all others. If you are an owner of a Teacup Chihuahuas, it means you are having a real good companion with you. Although Teacup Chihuahuas are a good watch-dog and usually bark really loud when some strangers come at your place, once they are in Teacup Chihuahuas can be their friend with its sweet and loving personality.

Teacup Chihuahuas are a long coated breed whose coat hair resembles the hair of a human. Typically people who are allergic to dog or cat hair do not face any sort of problem with the coat of Teacup Chihuahuas. Due to their exquisite long hair, Teacup Chihuahuas owners may need a regular maintenance of their dogs. In fact, Teacup Chihuahuas need frequent grooming sessions from an expert grooming professional.

Exposure to soft daylight and fresh air can keep your Teacup Chihuahuas lively. All Teacup Chihuahuas need a walk in the sunshine and they also need to do regular exercise. However, if you take your Teacup Chihuahuas for a walk, you should pay enough attention. It is due to the friendly nature of Teacup Chihuahuas. Most commonly, it is seen that the dog loves to greet other Teacup Chihuahuas while they are walking, which is potentially dangerous as there is always a chance for the dog being harmed by a less friendly dog.

Due to the sweet and friendly nature Teacup Chihuahuas can make friends with other household animals as well such as dogs or cats. Even in a strange environment, Teacup Chihuahuas show their friendliness to other bigger dogs without any apparent fear. However, you should be enough careful because not all dogs are as friendly as your Teacup Chihuahuas are. Teacup Chihuahuas become very friendly to pet cats, however, you should take enough care in this case as well. The cats may use their claws while playing with your Teacup Chihuahuas which may in turn hurt the dog, especially the eye areas.

While you consider buying Teacup Chihuahuas, you must concern about three essential aspects that a Teacup Chihuahuas must need. These are good nutrition, warmth and affection. Teacup Chihuahuas need to be fed three to four times a day till they become six months old. Since that time twice daily will do. You must read the labels while buying the food for your dog so that you can be sure about your dog's nutrition. However, a balanced feeding is crucially important. Otherwise, the dog may become overweight and become susceptible towards having crippling bone diseases.

In order to stay fit and healthy, the Teacup Chihuahuas need a warm and quiet place to sleep. Usually, you can see them playing energetically and all of a sudden they fall asleep. The sleeping hours usually decrease with their growing age. Another important aspect is of course exercising. In order to attain a good health and sound temperament, all Teacup Chihuahuas need regular exercising. Lack of exercise may impose improper behavioral pattern in Teacup Chihuahuas. Affection and a sense of becoming an integral part of a family make them happiest. As they can be your good friends, they also need companions for life.

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