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Small Dogs > What kind of chews/bones do you give your small dog?

Jezabel- (Jezzie)

The Tiny One
 
 
Barked: Thu Jul 19, '12 2:35am PST 
My two little ones chew on deer antlers. smile
Jezabel is 6 pounds, Bruce is 15 pounds
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Small Dogs > Nails?
Jezabel- (Jezzie)

The Tiny One
 
 
Barked: Sat Jun 16, '12 5:09pm PST 
Well, we have an appointment for later this week for our vet to see her and do her nails! smile Will update when we have it done!
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Small Dogs > Nails?

Jezabel- (Jezzie)

The Tiny One
 
 
Barked: Fri Jun 15, '12 12:05am PST 
That would actually make sense... and I son't know why I never thought of it myself frown
I know a bit of her history-- she came into this world intentionally by some meanie who thought to make the Chihuahua a hardier dog by mixing it with Min Pin-- and calling them "Yard Chihuahuas". Jezabel (Formerly Pixie) and her sister Trixie were both owned by the same man and he left them in their back yard for almost 2 years. He finally surrendered them to a high kill shelter. From there, she was transported to a foster home.. and after several months there, I became aware of her and fell in love laugh out loud About 2 weeks later, she was transported here (GA) from Long Island, NY. Her foster couldn't trim her nails on her own-- what with the biting... shrug So I am stuck with it. I knew they were long, but I didn't know how bad until she was home.
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Small Dogs > Nails?

Jezabel- (Jezzie)

The Tiny One
 
 
Barked: Thu Jun 14, '12 8:24pm PST 
Thanks! I think we will call the vet and see if they will do it then... I am so worried about hurting her and making her fear us frown
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Small Dogs > Nails?

Jezabel- (Jezzie)

The Tiny One
 
 
Barked: Thu Jun 14, '12 7:52pm PST 
Thanks everyone! I think we will try a groomer-- they are super long nails... longer than I have ever dealt with on any dog shrug I don't know what the shelter (or foster) was thinking, not cutting them in so long. I am working on desensitizing her.... and she is letting me handle her feet a bit more, but she still reacts with screaming and biting if I try to hold her feet in my hand-- or touch her nails. frown
I think it's going to be a long process.
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Small Dogs > Nails?
Jezabel- (Jezzie)

The Tiny One
 
 
Barked: Thu Jun 14, '12 9:42am PST 
Bump...
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Small Dogs > Nails?

Jezabel- (Jezzie)

The Tiny One
 
 
Barked: Wed Jun 13, '12 11:17am PST 
We got our rescue girl Jezzie home safe and sound on June 3rd. Since that time, we have been working on bonding (She's 2 1/2 years old, and was previously abused) and getting her to trust us. She is healthy overall but her nails are WAY too long. The problem is, if you touch her feet--- hold them, to get the nails, she starts screaming and biting. I am going to try wrapping her in a towel later and having my husband hold her still while I get her nails, but I was wondering if anyone else had any tips or tricks?
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > One Tiny Dog

Jezabel- (Jezzie)

The Tiny One
 
 
Barked: Tue Jun 5, '12 8:01am PST 
Thanks big grin
She is really the sweetest thing!
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > One Tiny Dog

Jezabel- (Jezzie)

The Tiny One
 
 
Barked: Mon Jun 4, '12 4:33am PST 
Well, midnight...at the start of Sunday, our new little rescue girl came home. She is a TINY (about 8 pound) Chihuahua & Min Pin mix. She was saved from a high kill shelter back in September 2011 by a friend of mine in New York, who was originally going to keep her, but finally realized that with 5 dogs, she just couldn't handle them all on top of her full time job, her husband's recent back injury, and two small children. She wanted Jezabel to have a home where she would receive more attention, be able to have more training and time devoted to her.
Originally, my husband and I declined the offer. My husband doesn't like Chihuahuas, she was so little, we couldn't meet her in person before adopting...there were so many obstacles! But it weighed on my mind. She was so cute, her personality was perfect for our family, and I kept going back to her pictures and thinking hard. Finally, we said yes, set up the transport, bring our baby girl home.
It took us a couple of weeks to get transport set up and get everything in place, but she made it home-- an hour an a half behind schedule, haha. The poor little thing had a 15 hour trip (that turned into 16 1/2 hours) but at least she made it.
Her first night at home was horrendous. She was tired and irritable. I tried to give her a good check over, and for my pains, I got bitten a few times (Not hard, no marks, but still...) I finally just left her alone. She slept hard all night, and most of the next day. Late yesterday afternoon, she woke up and WANTED to be held, to be touched, to meet the cats and the dogs. She adores the human kids, is learning to trust my husband (she is man-shy) and began to play late last night. It brought tears to my eyes, I had been feeling so worried, she was so antisocial that I wondered if I had made a mistake! Last night, my fears began to dissipate, but this morning cemented it: I woke up in bed, with her snuggled down right between my SO and I!! It's a fantastic feeling, and was a perfect way to begin my day!
Welcome home Jezzie!!
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