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Like other small dogs, the
Apple head chihuhauas are prone to have hydrocephalus.
* Due to the large amount of health problems related to the Apple Head
( Excessive water on the brain, Soft spot not closing. And a lot of people complain at the way they look as adults with protruding eyes.) See pictures of our Dear Head Chihuahuas in the Photo Section this is the type of
Hydrocephalus is the mulfunction of drainage system of the brain responsible for evacuating the cerebrospinal fluid from the brain into the circulatory system. In hydrocephalus condition the fluid builds up in the two large interconnecting chambers, and the brain and skull become enlarged because of the accumulation of the fluid. Hydrocephalus may be an acquired or congenital (present at birth) condition and may be caused by birth defects of the brain's drainage system, head injuries, tumors, parasitic or other infections. In young dogs, the presense of aand/or non-closing, or persistent fontanel (also called fontanella) may indicate the development of hydrocephalus. Fontanel is a small gap between the incompletely formed cranial bones. Several such spots are usually present at birth and in most cases close usually by 3 or 4 months of age. In Chihuahua, the frontal fontanel, or molera, remains unclosed and this does not harm the dog.
Signs of Hydrocephalus include depression, severe loss of movement coordination, eye abnormalities, seizures, vision problems, and skull enlargement. Young affected puppies offen show unthriftiness - slow growth as compared to their littermates.