One of the most common problems encountered with Chihuahua dogs is Chihuahua mange. This is an extremely infectious disease that is usually seen in dogs of all ages and breeds. It can be caused by several factors including a change in diet, parasites, or hair loss.
Regardless of the cause, mange is a serious health issue that can have numerous symptoms that show up first in the adult stages and then again in the Chihuahua puppy. Unfortunately, it is not only the Chihuahua dog that gets infected by mange. Because this is such a contagious disease, it can be passed along to humans who care for the dogs in their households.
Symptoms of Chihuahua mange include hair loss on the Chihuahua puppies. At first, these conditions may be less obvious than the more severe signs of mange in dogs, but as the condition progresses, a sharp, painful hair loss is observed in many Chihuahua dogs. Depending on the type of mange experienced, a later symptom can include permanent hair loss in the affected areas.
Some of the other symptoms of mange can include extreme itching at the dog’s head and neck. An outbreak of the condition will result in severe discomfort. For Chihuahua dogs, this may be more obvious than the signs of other mange. The condition can also have symptoms that cause a dog to become uninterested in his favorite activities or to become aggressive.
Many of the early warning signs of mange in dogs can be confusing for owners, especially since they are not always consistent in their manifestations. However, the three most common symptoms of mange in dogs are hair loss, itchiness, and aggressiveness. The next article in this series will discuss these symptoms in more detail.
Adult Chihuahua dogs are more likely to develop mange than puppies or adult dogs that do not have mange. Young dogs, however, are more susceptible to this health issue because of their fragile immune systems and their small body sizes.
Not only does hair loss cause itching and scratching, but some dogs also develop anemia and arthritis. The symptoms of mange in dogs vary greatly depending on the type of condition that has occurred.
If you think your Chihuahua dog may be suffering from mange, it is important to take him to the vet to get a proper diagnosis. Your vet will also be able to prescribe a proper treatment to help relieve your Chihuahua dog’s symptoms. Once diagnosed, the doctor can determine whether the mange in your Chihuahua dog is a mild case or if it should be treated as a more serious problem.