Tonsil issues with the Chihuahuas and other canines
Tonsillitis most often affects humans though the Chihuahua can contract this condition as well as other tonsil health issues.
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Since: May 07
#1 Mar 21, 2011
I couldnt agree more! I know its expensive, but its so important to have your dog checked out at the vet. They may have your dog have a thorough dental cleaning which requires anesthesia. The dog could have periodontal disease, its the number one disease in dogs and cats. The thorough cleaning at the vets would be a good start. I know some groomers also do non-anesthetic dental cleanings, but they arent as thorough.
The vet will probably suggest toothpaste and regular manual brushings after the initial cleaning. You can also try an oral solution and put it directly on your pets gums. If your dog is too squeamish, there is an oral solution to help breath that you put in his or her water. You can read more about it here: http://www.therabreath.com/art_dogs.asp
I also give my dog Greenies and the occasional raw hide to chew on which helps remove some of the tartar build up, but the oral solution from therabreath is what really helped. The treats just help maintain the good breath.
I hope this helps!
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