|Barked: Fri Aug 12, '11 11:12pm PST |
|We just adopted a chihuahua/dachsund mix and there was a lot for me to learn! She cannot wear a collar because many small dogs have sensitive tracheas! After her first 3 days with us, she began hacking and throwing up. After some research, we realized her trachea was the problem, as she tends to pull (she's still learning to heel). We bought a harness and all is well.
The hardest part is treating her exactly the same as our 60-lb pit. No carrying or couch privileges, unless both dogs are invited. Treating them differently due to their size encourages small dog syndrome. Oh, and there are some health issues specific to their breed as well. Good luck and thank you for rescuing!
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