After you have had your Chug Puppy for a few months, you will probly notice an occasional choking or hiccuping fit. At first you may be alarmed, but it is actually normal of a dog this size.
Chihuahuas are very prone to this due to their small trachea’s. If your chug puppy inherited this trait, you should keep an eye for this type of attack. This type of attack is generally caused by the dog becoming excited, nervous or over-active.
What to do if your chug puppy has a choking spell:
- Gently massage it’s throat
- Gently place your fingers over the pups nose (this is not cruel). It will force the chug to breath through it’s mouth and open it’s Trachea again.
- Use a harness instead of a collar when walking your chug puppy. This will place less strain on the trachea.
- If excitement causes the attacks, work on getting the chug puppy used to the situations that cause excitement.
If the choking is constant or sounds like a cough, take your chug puppy to the vet to make sure he does not have Kennel Cough.