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Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Your Dachshund

Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Your Dachshund

Thanksgiving is a time to spend with our friends and family, so of course we want our four-legged family members to join in on the fun. However, Thanksgiving can also pose unique risks to our dachshunds, such as poisonous treats and the stress of having so many people in the house. So, if you want your dachshund to have a happy Thanksgiving, follow some of these tips to keep them safe:

Be careful with the turkey

Giving your dog a little bit of turkey off the table isn’t going to hurt them; just be careful that they don’t get too much. You’ll want to keep the turkey up high where your dog won’t be able to reach it, and you should ensure that any scraps they do get are fully cooked and without bones.

Avoid desserts and bread dough

When it comes time for dessert, make sure that none of it reaches your dachshund. Chocolate is poisonous to dogs, and even non-chocolate desserts such as pumpkin pie or apple crumble can be harmful. You’ll also want to avoid bread dough, as raw yeast can lead to painful gas and dangerous bloating in dogs.

Take care of the trash and leftovers

Your dog is going to try and get any scraps that they can find. So, once the meal is done, deal with your trash and leftovers immediately. The turkey carcass should be wrapped up in a separate plastic bag and taken outside along with the rest of your trash, and your leftovers should be placed in sealed containers in the fridge.

If they’re shy, put them in a separate room

As much as we would like our dogs to join in on the festivities, sometimes that’s just not possible. Thanksgiving involves having a lot of guests over, and if your dog is already shy or anxious to begin with, this could cause a lot of unneeded stress. In this instance, it’s best to keep them in a separate room, away from strangers. Put their bed and one of their favorite toys in with them, and consider creating their own special Thanksgiving meal to keep them happy.

Here at Patti’s Dachshund Farm, we want to make sure every dachshund has a happy Thanksgiving. So, if you have any questions about how to keep your dachshund safe this holiday, give us a call at 334-385-2600 today.

Fall Safety Tips for Your Dog

Fall Safety Tips for Your Dog

There’s nothing quite like a cool, fall day spent cuddling up with your dog in front of the fire place. However, as much as we and our pets may love fall, there are plenty of dangers lurking out there for our four-legged family members. So, to make sure your dog has a great fall, checkContinue Reading

How to Housebreak a Dachshund

How to Housebreak a Dachshund

Dachshunds are an incredibly intelligent breed that can master tricks fairly easily. The one exception to this is housebreaking. Dachshunds are notoriously difficult to housebreak, but it’s not impossible. With time and a lot of patience, your dachshund can be housebroken just like any other dog. Here are some ways you can go about it:Continue Reading

Dachshund Colors and Patterns

Dachshund Colors and Patterns

Many people simply describe their dachshunds as brown, red, gold, etc. But in reality, the colors and patterns of the dachshund breed are much more complicated. Dachshund Colors When someone refers to the solid or self color of a dachshund, they’re referring to the solid base color of a dachshund’s coat. A dachshund can haveContinue Reading

Why You Should Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

Why You Should Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

If you want to keep your teeth, dentists say, you need to brush your teeth. The same is true for dogs. Our furry friends are just as susceptible to tooth decay and gum diseases as we are, and that’s why they need good dental hygiene, same as us. So if you own a dog, it’sContinue Reading

Summer Safety Tips for Your Dachshund

Summer Safety Tips for Your Dachshund

It’s the dog days of summer, and while the warm weather is a great opportunity to go outside and play with your dachshund, there are also a number of risks. Hot weather can be dangerous to pets, but if you practice some of these safety tips, you can continue to have your fun in theContinue Reading

4 Reasons to Give Your Dachshund NuVet Plus

4 Reasons to Give Your Dachshund NuVet Plus

The health of your Dachshund puppy should be your top priority. While getting pet insurance is one way to help them while they’re ill, you also want to prevent illnesses when you can. NuVet Plus can help. It’s a synergistic formula of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, supporting the health and development of puppiesContinue Reading

Caring for Your Dog: Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Protection

Caring for Your Dog: Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Protection

At Patti’s Dachshund Farm, we love our pups. That’s why we take their health very seriously. Here are some of our favorite tips for dog care and preventing fleas, ticks and heartworm: Fleas: These pests spread fast, so it’s important to take preventative action. Keep flea-spreading wildlife like opossums, raccoons and deer out of yourContinue Reading

4 Tips for Housebreaking Your Puppy

4 Tips for Housebreaking Your Puppy

At Patti’s Dachshund Farm, we understand the excitement that comes with bringing home your very own puppy. However, getting your puppy acclimated to their new home proves a bit difficult when it comes to housebreaking. Never fear; with our help, you can house train your puppy in no time! Follow these four tips for housebreakingContinue Reading

Dogs vs. Chocolate: How Toxic is the Sweet to Your Pup?

Dogs vs. Chocolate: How Toxic is the Sweet to Your Pup?

Chocolate is sweet, smooth, and delicious—for humans, that is. Although dogs love chocolate too, this sweet treat actually proves toxic to your pup, especially when eaten in large amounts. Before you leave your box of chocolates out in the open or sneak your dog a small chocolate treat, read up on how chocolate is toxicContinue Reading

What to Know About Dachshund Temperament

What to Know About Dachshund Temperament

Are you getting ready to add a Dachshund to your home? The best way to prepare is first, puppy-proofing your home. Then it’s time to do some research on your soon-to-be furry friend! Luckily, we did the hard part for you. Here’s what you need to know about Dachshund temperament and personality! The Dachshund mayContinue Reading

Common Dog Behavior Problems and How to Fix Them

Common Dog Behavior Problems and How to Fix Them

Whether it’s a new pup or your seasoned dog, you’re bound to see some behavioral issues crop up. Thankfully, most of them are easy to fix. Here are a few common dog behavior problems that you may run into and how to fix them! Chewing or Digging Often, dogs begin chewing on things or diggingContinue Reading

4 Human Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

4 Human Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

We’ve all been there before. You’re eating dinner and you look down—there’s your dog, waiting their share. Do you give them a piece of what you’re eating, or get out the dog food to make sure they’re satisfied? (Even though, as we know, this rarely works!) Well, if you’re going to feed your dog someContinue Reading

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How to Puppy-Proof Your Home for Your New Mini Dachshund

How to Puppy-Proof Your Home for Your New Mini Dachshund

Are you preparing to invite a new pup into your home? Mini Dachshunds are an amazing choice for a new lifelong friend, but there are some steps you can take to make sure that your home is ready for a puppy! Tuck trash away A garbage can is full of interesting smells and your puppyContinue Reading

I Have Retired My Patti Ann, and now She Has Her very Own Family.

This little girl is now 7 years old, and has been spayed, and just got her teeth cleaned.  She is a very sweet little girl, and only weighs 8 1/2 lbs.  She would make a very good lap dog, and she has 2 very be gorgeous piercing blue eyes.

How to Care for Your Dog’s Ears

How to Care for Your Dog’s Ears

Few people realize the importance of caring for your pup’s ears on a regular basis. By doing so, you’re reducing their chance of ear infections, excess wax buildup and discomfort. Here are a few things to know about dog ear care and how to keep them happy and healthy! Look out for strange behavior AsContinue Reading

Could You Be Stressing Your Dog Out?

Could You Be Stressing Your Dog Out?

For most, their dogs are a huge stress reliever. After all, there’s nothing better than coming home from a long day and seeing your pup waiting to greet you! That’s why it can be shocking to learn that many owners accidentally stress their dogs out without realizing they’re doing so. Here are a few thingsContinue Reading