albertothechihuahua

    Please don’t take your pets for granted. Even if you’re frustrated that your dog has been barking all day or your bird has been screaming for attention, remember you are all they have in this world. Give your fish that extra water change. Give your dog or cat that tummy rub they’ve been begging for. Chop up some fresh fruit as a treat for your rodents or reptiles. Just spend some time with them. Be compassionate to your animals. They are living creatures that are alive simply because you wish them to be. They may only be a small part in your life, but to them, you are their everything.

    anonymous

    What was the name of the rescue you got Alberto from? My mom and I would like to donate to them

    CPRDogs.com Companion Pet Rescue & Transport CPR is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. They’re based in Tennesee and Connecticut.Thank you so much!

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    What was Alberto sick with?

    He died from getting his rabies vaccination. Death from rabies vaccines are rare, but there’s always that small percentage that is hit with the bad %. We were in that small group.He was also a senior dog, so it wasn’t as untimely as it could have been had he been younger. On top of his old age, he was also a rescue dog and needed full dental surgery which he was scheduled to go for in winter 2015. (passed away July 4th, 2015) as his previous owners had never allowed him to walk outside of a cage, and had broken his hips from abuse, his teeth and spine. When I got him I had his spine fixed within the week I’d gotten him. The teeth became an issue over this summer, 3 years later. The rescue didn’t inform me of his spine problems, nor that he was an adult dog. He came from a kill-shelter in Arkansas. I used the websites DogsInDanger.com and Petfinder.com to find him in my specific search for a purebread(he was very doughy & his coat was baked bread tones! lol) chihuahua. There were some normal size chihuahuas he was coming up north with and he was the smallest ‘teacup’ one.I am 50/50 on ever doing a rabies vaccine again, as we traveled together he had to have it to be able to cross freely into other countries.

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    https://www.facebook.com/PlanetPaws.ca/videos/1404799696261575/

    Please watch this video.

    anonymous

    What was Alberto sick with?

    He died from getting his rabies vaccination. Death from rabies vaccines are rare, but there’s always that small percentage that is hit with the bad %. We were in that small group.He was also a senior dog, so it wasn’t as untimely as it could have been had he been younger. On top of his old age, he was also a rescue dog and needed full dental surgery which he was scheduled to go for in winter 2015. (passed away July 4th, 2015) as his previous owners had never allowed him to walk outside of a cage, and had broken his hips from abuse, his teeth and spine. When I got him I had his spine fixed within the week I’d gotten him. The teeth became an issue over this summer, 3 years later. The rescue didn’t inform me of his spine problems, nor that he was an adult dog. He came from a kill-shelter in Arkansas. I used the websites DogsInDanger.com and Petfinder.com to find him in my specific search for a purebread(he was very doughy & his coat was baked bread tones! lol) chihuahua. There were some normal size chihuahuas he was coming up north with and he was the smallest ‘teacup’ one.I am 50/50 on ever doing a rabies vaccine again, as we traveled together he had to have it to be able to cross freely into other countries.

    anonymous

    Hello! I was wondering if you have an Instagram account? My chihuahua would love to follow him! 🐾 🐾 😄

    Alberto passed away on July 4th of this year, his account was taken down but this blog is still up. My account is rarely used anymore but can be found at @TombItMayConcern. 

    theholymasochist Answering your inbox message here because I want to include the chubby-love in his book so I don’t want to lose it!

    “ I just rescued a chihuahua about a month ago. She was underweight when I got her, but she's put on a lot of weight since! One day, I hope she will be as chubby as lil' Alberto. #goals “

    Alberto was a severely underweight ADULT dog when I adopted him. This made his size extra “teacup” before he expanded into the beloved “7-11 Big Gulp Mug” LOL.

    I also adopted a second chihuahua shortly after this as a gift for my friend who was getting divorced and would be alone (not anymore! happily Chihuahua’d and now remarried! (: ) This 2nd chihuahua, a standard full-size named Ricardo, about 4lb when he should have been more like 10 was put on a special vet-only prescription food to help ease into kibble (alberto had little teeth for this so he was strictly wet food) and other hard chows. Discuss that with your vet first (:

    While in the gainin process your vet will weigh your beloved for free.

    To put weight on both of them this was what I did:

    DO NOT IMMEDIATELY LOAD WITH FOOD. introduce slowly in times and let snack freely during the day if your dog isn’t spotting food and gunning for it immediately you can leave it out in a bowl, but this is where you’ll establish a small meal of breakfast-lunch-dinner times with snacks inbetween. Always check poop consistency after feeding & establish notes on it for your vet, photos of it or bring in samples.

    Meat meat meat meat! High protein meat. Bison/buffalo. Lamb chop. Chopped meat, pork chop, boiled/baked chicken shredded up with white rice, venison,  & turkey. Fish like cod, salmon, tuna and shrimp can be given in small chunks as treats. All of this can be served with white potatos boiled or baked. 

    Eggs for breakfast! Cooked any style your dog prefers lol. You can mix vitamins into cooking these!

    The satin balls are a must!

    http://www.heroswaggintrain.com/health/malnourished.htm

    Veggie-heavy stews are also great to make, chopped meat with fresh broth, carrots, and other dog-friendly veggies, you will have to figure out what your dog likes for this.

    Also a large breed puppy food in the mix while weaning off of this diet.

    Treats would be peanut butter and (seperately lol!)  knox unflavored gelatin with vitamins (fishoil and whatever your vet suggests) and a little broth for flavor mixed in, fridgerate this until it’s solid like normal people-jello. along with your standard puppy-sized snacks. pupperoni,bacon carryouts, etc. Plain yogurt is also a great tasty snack!

    Be wary of allergies and make a food notebook for your vet (: