From puppyhood to old age, it’s always good to be aware of the common issues and conditions that could occur during your Chihuahua's life.

With 45 years of pet health experience under our collar, we’re here to help you get your pet the very best care over their entire lifetime. From pup to pensioner, pet insurance is key to keeping your pet healthy and happy. Discover some of the most common health issues we see in Chihuahuas throughout their life.

General information

We’ve analysed our data to see what claims we receive most regularly for Chihuahuas.
Here are some of the key insights:

tumours and disease

Heart disorders, mouth problems, dislocated kneecaps, skin disease and tumours are the top five claims for this breed.


Heart disorders are the most common type of claim seen among Chihuahua. Around 1 in 12 Chihuahua claims will be due to heart problems.

dislocated kneecaps

Claims related to a dislocated kneecap are around eight times more likely in Chihuahua when compared to other dog breeds.

Claims by Chihuahua age

Claims can occur in every breed of dog, at any age!

You might be surprised to know that on average, in 2019, we paid over £6,200 per week in Chihuahua puppy claims.

In the same year, we paid £1,259,402 in claims for middle-aged and senior Chihuahuas.

Common claim conditions

Here are some of the most common claims we receive for Chihuahua at each age:


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