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OFA Certifications

OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals)

What Tests are Recommended for Chihuahuas?


Recommended Tests/CHIC Program Requirements:

  • Cardiac Evaluation

    • One of the following:​

      • Congenital Cardiac Exam​

      • Advanced Cardiac Exam

      • Basic Cardiac Exam

  • ACVO Eye Exam

    • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist​

  • Patellar Luxation

    • OFA evaluation, minimum age 1 year​

Our dogs have, at minimum, the Cardiac and Patellar Luxation certifications. Due to lack of ophthalmologists in our area, we do not currently certify our dogs for the eye exam.

Learn more about these exams on the OFA Website.


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