Chihuahua: Your Happy Healthy Pet

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The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs—now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Chihuahuas are little dogs with big personalities. Adorable and affectionate, feisty and fearless, they're equally comfortable snuggling in your lap or stalking intruders. Always on the alert, they make great watchdogs. With their sassy expressions and amusing antics, Chis are great ...

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Overview

The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs—now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Chihuahuas are little dogs with big personalities. Adorable and affectionate, feisty and fearless, they're equally comfortable snuggling in your lap or stalking intruders. Always on the alert, they make great watchdogs. With their sassy expressions and amusing antics, Chis are great companions and they're travel-size, so you can take them with you! This guide helps you with advice on:
* Characteristics to look for
* Getting ready to bring your Chi home
* Feeding and grooming
* Healthcare and common problems
* Training and enjoying your pint-size companion
* Bonus chapters available on companion Web site

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470037942
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/5/2006
  • Series: Happy Healthy Pet Series, #73
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,237,494
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

ELAINE WALDORF GEWIRTZ is the author of or a contributor to several books including Pugs For Dummies, Your Yorkshire Terrier's Life, and Dogs: The Ultimate Care Guide. She is a multiple winner of the Dog Writers Association of America's Maxwell Award for Excellence and the recipient of the ASPCA Special Writing Award.
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Table of Contents

Part I: The World of the Chihuahua.

Chapter 1: What Is a Chihuahua?

A Toy Breed.

The Ideal Chihuahua.

Chapter 2: The Chihuahua’s History.

Mexican Origins.

Mediterranean Roots.

The Chihuahua Comes to the United States.

Chapter 3: Why Choose a Chihuahua?

Are You Ready?

Why a Chihuahua?

Why Not a Chihuahua?

Good Watchdogs.

Chihuahuas and Other Dogs.

Chapter 4: Choosing Your Chihuahua.

All Your Choices.

Finding a Puppy.

Choosing Your Puppy.

Adopting a Dog.

Part II: Caring for Your Chihuahua.

Chapter 5: Getting Ready for Your Chihuahua.

Yard Safety.

Puppy-Proofing Your Home.

Must-Have Supplies.

Puppy Essentials.

Bringing Your Chi Home.

Being a Responsible Owner.

Chapter 6: Feeding Your Chihuahua.

Choosing a Food.

Reading Dog Food Labels.

When and How Much?

Too Many Calories, Not Enough Exercise.

The Picky Eater.

Clean Water.

Chapter 7: Grooming Your Chihuahua.

Why Groom a Smooth?

Grooming Supplies.

Getting Started.

Brushing Your Chi.

Trimming Nails.

Bathing Your Chihuahua.

Ear Care.

Dental Hygiene.

Eye Care.

External Parasites.

Making Your Environment Flea Free.

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Chihuahua Healthy.

Choosing a Veterinarian.

Preventive Care.

Chihuahua Health Issues.

Common Canine Health Problems.

When to Call the Veterinarian.

How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit.

Part III: Enjoying Your Chihuahua.

Chapter 9: Training Your Chihuahua.

Understanding Builds the Bond.

Practical Commands for Family Pets.

Training for Attention.

Teaching Cooperation.

Chapter 10: Housetraining Your Chihuahua.

Your Housetraining Shopping List.

The First Day.

Confine Your Pup.

Watch Your Pup.

Accidents Happen.

Scheduling Basics.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Chihuahua.

Some Good Books.

Magazines.

Clubs and Registries.

Web Sites.

Index.

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