What is the soft spot on top of my chihuahua’s head?
My chihuahua puppy has a very small soft spot on top of his head between his ears. Is this something I should worry about? Will it close eventually?
The soft spot is called a molera. Human babies have it too. Basically, babies (and puppies) are born with a slightly open skull so they can pass through the mother’s birth canal without too much pressure on the skull and brain. Usually the molera closes on its own, but it can stay open forever in some chihuahuas. It’s nothing to worry about, just take reasonable care in not having your chihuahua hit his head in that spot. Then again, chihuahuas are so small, getting hit on the head with or without a molera is probably not good, so take care regardless.