You should consider many factors when breeding your Chihuahua, including the age of the parent dogs. Once the puppies are born, you need to consider important factors, such as nourishment. To get the best results from your Chihuahua breeding, you must make the right decisions and follow certain steps.
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Things you need
- Well-bred parent Chihuahuas
- Puppy food and milk
- Gram scale and baby scale
- Baby bottle
Choose a pair of Chihuahuas that have gone through selective breeding to gain the most desired offspring. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of your potential parents. A poor inheritance can lead to unhealthy puppies.
Have access to funds for the necessary health exams as well as unexpected medical costs. The necessary costs include the stud fees and the cost of whelping the puppies. The most expensive unexpected cost could be the need for a C-section; Chihuahua are prone to difficult births because of the large size of their heads relative to their small bodies.
Take both the mother and her new puppies to the veterinarian for a complete checkup to make sure everyone is healthy.
Have lots of food on hand for the puppies and weigh the puppies each day and keep track of their weight. If you notice a puppy isn't feeding, bottle-feed him every two hours.
Train and discipline the puppies so they will be ready for their new homes.
Tips and warnings
- If anything doesn't seem right before, during or after the birthing process, take your dog to a licensed veterinarian for professional care.
- Chihuahuas are jealous, so pay equal attention to all the puppies.