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When it comes to lap dogs, there’s no breed more suitable to lapsitting than the Chihuahua. What they lack in size, they more than make up for in personality. Overall, Chihuahuas are very affectionate and exceedingly loyal. They’re famous for their eccentricities and antics, which have made them one of the most popular dogs for owners across the world.
Chihuahuas are one of the longest-living dog breeds, sometimes reaching up to 18-years old. However, this long life span doesn’t make them immune to the various complications that can incur from either illness or injury. At PetFirst, we see plenty of breed-specific claims, which is why we’ve chosen to highlight the Chihuahua in this Dog Breed Health Spotlight.
As mentioned before, Chihuahuas are known for having long lives. As a loving Chihuahua parent, it’s your job to ensure that its many years are as happy, healthy and enjoyable as possible. That means keeping a cautious eye out for any potential health issues. It might seem like a lot to look out for, but staying knowledgeable and informed while making frequent trips to the veterinarian for checkups is the best possible way to keep your pet safe.
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