The Chihuahua

The Chihuahua

by Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932904758
Publisher: Eldorado Ink
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Pages: 112

About 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.

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.


Clubs and Registries.

Web Sites.


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