Slipping kneecaps are prevalent in small dogs. Signs are skipping or limping. Surgery may be required.
Toy breeds have trouble regulating blood sugar. Know signs of low blood sugar like lethargy and trembling.
Some small dogs like Chihuahuas are prone to heart valve issues and defects from birth.
A weak windpipe causes coughing and difficulty breathing. Use a harness over a collar.
Crowded teeth put small dogs at increased tooth and gum disease risk requiring extra dental care.
Difficulty urinating may indicate bladder crystals or stones requiring special diet.
Protruding eyes common in brachycephalic breeds are prone to scratches, ulcers and dryness.