This Tiny Chihuahua May Only Weigh 2 Lbs, But She Has A Big Attitude
Weighing in at only 2lbs, this tiny chihuahua has a big attitude and even bigger wardrobe. Petite pup Layla from Petersburg, Florida is the canine companion of Kathy Sherback. She was born on December 23, 2014, in a litter of four puppies. Layla was the runt of the litter and was not even half the size of her two siblings.
Kathy says that her minuscule pet was adorable when she was young. Her apple head is a quality many chihuahua lovers breed, but many don’t know the problems that accompany that quality. One being hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid inside the skull, putting pressure on the brain causing seizures, blindness, and behavioral changes. It is a congenital condition that occurs in miniature and toy breeds, mostly chihuahuas.
"By the time Layla reached four months old it was becoming very evident she was losing control of her legs, almost like the wires in her brain were crossed and she could no longer walk properly. Her rear legs were crossed over and her front legs would buckle.” says the concerned owner. A vet suggested surgery, which has a high success rate in humans, but for a puppy Layla’s size, it can be dangerous.
Naturally, Kathy decided against the surgery. Instead, she vowed to try and give Layla the best possible life. “We started Layla on homemade dog food consisting of meats, fruits, and vegetables. We also began supplementing her with probiotics, herbs, and superfood supplements,” Kathy says.
Layla’s entire appearance changed within a month, but her legs didn’t improve enough for her to hold herself up. So, Kathy had a special wheelchair designed for her miniature doggy. She certainly has made many sacrifices for her pet, but it is comforting to know that Layla the tiny chihuahua lives her best life.