Chihuahua Question

I have a Deerhead Chihuahua 5 months old, she was a rescue. When she gets excited she coughs....


I have a Deerhead Chihuahua 5 months old, she was a rescue. When she gets excited she coughs. Is this common for the breed?

    In Chihuahua - Asked by Anonymous - 10/27/2012 1:57:35 AM
not really, if i were you I would have a vet check her out
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/5/2012 4:17:52 PM


Actually it is rather common for the breed. When they get excited their trachea will collapse. It is most common in toy breed dogs but can occur in larger breeds at times. It is likely that this condition is partially the result of breeding for small size. It is reported to be most common in Yorkshire terriers, poodles, Chihuahuas, pugs and Pomeranians have been reported to be the breeds most commonly affected by this condition (Slatter's Textbook of Small Animal Surgery) but it is reasonably common in all the toy breeds and several other smaller dog breeds.
    Answered by fancywood14191 - 11/8/2012 10:42:22 AM
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Actually it is common for them to sneeze or cough if they work themselves. I have 2 a litter on the way overly excited will do that
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/8/2012 12:47:24 PM