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This dog's ancestors date back to Mexico and Central America before the arrival of Europeans. This book describes both smooth coat and long coat Chihuahuas. Titles in Barron's extensive selection of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are filled with useful information and heavily illustrated with high-quality photos and anatomically accurate line drawings. These fact-filled books instruct owners on how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, caged pets, reptiles, and virtually every other animal that people are likely to keep as a pet. Books in this series are written by breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and other pet-care specialists. They advise on purchasing, feeding, health care, training, grooming, and all other aspects of responsible pet ownership.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764120091
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/15/2003
  • Series: Complete Pet Owner's Manual
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Aye, Chihuahua! 5
Of Toltecs and Technichis 5
The Road to Chihuahua 6
Chihuahua Charms 10
Choosing a Chihuahua 13
The Best Chihuahua for You 13
Little Things 14
Sources 17
How Much Is That Doggy? 18
The Lap of Luxury 21
The Chihuahua Chalet 21
Puppy-proofing 23
Poopy-proofing 25
For Goodness Sake 29
Chihuahua Training the Right Way 29
Quick Studies 31
Chihuahua Chat 34
Behavior Problems 34
Chihuahua Challenges 41
The Chihuahua Good Citizen 41
Brain Power 42
Mexican Jumping Beings 43
Show-offs 43
La Chihuahua Cha-cha-cha 46
Doctor Chihuahua 46
Getting There 47
Keeping Up Appearances 49
Skin and Coat Care 49
Ear Care 51
Eye Care 54
Nail Care 54
Dental Care 55
Chihuahua Nutrition 57
Chihuahua Weight 57
Chihuahua Chow 58
He Ate What? 62
Food That Can Kill 62
An Ounce of Prevention 65
The Good Doctor 65
Give It Your Best Shot 66
Internal Parasites 66
Too Much of a Good Thing--Spaying or Neutering 68
HOW-TO: Give Your Chihuahua a Checkup 70
A Pound of Cure 73
Signs of Sickness 73
In Case of Emergency 75
HOW-TO: Understanding Health Concerns 82
The Senior Chihuahua 85
Old Dogs, New Tricks 85
Senior Diets 86
Geriatric Medicine 87
The Friend of a Lifetime 87
Information 90
The Chihuahua AKC Standard of Perfection 90
Useful Addresses and Literature 91
Index 94
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2006

    Great Book with Great Pictures

    I loved this book! Not only does it have some great Chi pictures, but a lot of useful information. Everything from chosing your new pet to training, to pricing, show standards, temperment, and so much more. This is a great book for the price.

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