What Are the Symptoms of Kidney Failure in the Chihuahua Breed of Dog?

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Chihuahua Wiese 2 image by Denny Becker from Fotolia.com jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('#jsArticleStep1 span.image a:first').attr('href','http://i.ehow.com/images/a05/rp/ti/symptoms-failure-chihuahua-breed-dog_-1.1-800X800.jpg'); }); Chihuahuas are a popular toy breed. The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world, weighing approximately 6 lbs. or less. The Chihuahua is a popular toy breed and it can live for up to 15 years or more. Unfortunately, the Chihuahua―like many purebred dogs―isn't without his health problems. Symptoms of kidney failure may begin to show up in Chihuahuas around 10 to 14 years of age. Urination The kidneys are an important part of the canine urinary tract, so many of the symptoms of kidney failure include various changes in urination. For example, the affected Chihuahua may be producing more urine and he may also be urinating more frequently than usual; however, some dogs with kidney failure may produce little or no urine whatsoever. ... more
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