By Adam Conrad
Having a small dog is fashionable. Magazines are filled with celebrities and fashion icons posing with chihuahuas or other toy breeds peeking out of their handbags or dressed up in cute outfits for a day out.
Although these pups look like toys, and often are referred to as toy breeds, they still require a lot of care and attention. Perhaps even more than their bigger, stronger compatriots.
Tiny dogs tend to have sensitive stomachs, fragile bones and joints, and compressed airways that make it difficult for them to breathe.
Toy breed feeding issues
Because toy breeds have tiny stomachs, they can’t much at a time. Consequently they often suffer from hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, especially when they are puppies.