Chihuahua: Your Happy Healthy Pet

Chihuahua: Your Happy Healthy Pet

by Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz

Hardcover(Second Edition)

$11.69 $12.99 Save 10% Current price is $11.69, Original price is $12.99. You Save 10%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Use Standard Shipping. For guaranteed delivery by December 24, use Express or Expedited Shipping.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470037942
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/05/2006
Series: Your Happy Healthy Pet Series , #73
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.57(d)

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.

Read an Excerpt

Click to read or download

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.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews