• Keep your chihuahua at a healthy weight. 
  • Feed your dog a fresh, healthy, balanced diet. Not dry kibble that is carbohydrate-based muck.
  • Give a good fish oil supplement. Not all fish oils are equal; we use Nordic Naturals. If your fish oil comes in a big bottle from the supermarket, chances are it’s not great. Read more about why fish oil is an all-round super supplement here.
  • Add a coenzyme Q10 supplement. ​​ Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance found throughout the body, especially in the heart, pancreas and liver. As a supplement, it has a vast array of uses but is commonly used for heart conditions and heart failure. 
  • Keep your chihuahua’s teeth clean. There is a proven link between the buildup of bacteria in the mouth and heart disease. A good oral hygiene routine would be very beneficial. Read more cleaning your chihuahuas teeth here.

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