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Why You Should Get Pet Insurance

Why You Should Get Pet Insurance

You’ve brought home your new dachshund puppy, and he’s everything you could imagine! But accidents can happen. Maybe your puppy has gotten into your secret chocolate stash, a food that is known to be toxic to dogs. Or maybe time has passed, your puppy is now full-grown, and he’s struggling with the health problems that come with age. When these events occur, it’s best to insure your pet just like you would any member of your family.

What is Pet Insurance?

Pet insurance is just like human health insurance, but, obviously, for pets. The policies, also like human health insurance, can have a variety of deductibles, co-pays, and premiums, but unlike human health insurance, you usually have to pay the bill and wait for a reimbursement. Depending on the policy you choose, pet insurance can cover everything from accidents (like eating too much chocolate) to serious illnesses (like cancer). Some providers—the major ones being ASPCA, Embrace, Healthy Paws, and PetFirst—will also cover annual exams, flea and tick treatments, and vaccinations.

Vet Bills Are Expensive

Vet bills have always been a challenge, but in recent years the costs have grown. Since 2015, veterinary costs have risen over 10% for medical treatments and 5% for regular checkups. A part of that is due to the rising cost of veterinary school, along with more expensive operating costs. Alongside all of that, our pets are living longer and reaching ages where they can develop serious—and expensive—health problems. Getting your pet insured will make sure you don’t have to pay thousands of dollars in vet bills later down the line.

Get It While They’re Young

Your new dachshund puppy will have lots of energy and, as a result, lots of opportunities to get into trouble. They really might get into that secret chocolate stash of yours, or they could jump off of a ledge and break a paw. When those things happen, you need to be prepared just as you would with a child.

Even if your puppy is always well-behaved (lucky you!), getting them insured while they’re young will prevent serious headaches down the line. No policy providers accept animals with pre-existing conditions, so getting insurance before your dog develops health issues will make sure that they’re insured if and when the time comes.

While no one likes to think about their animals getting sick or injured, it’s always best to be prepared when adding a new member of the family. And if you’re starting to think about adding that new furry family member, check out our latest pups who are still waiting for their forever home!

Tips for Easing Puppy Teething

Tips for Easing Puppy Teething

Teething can be a difficult stage of puppy growth, both for you and your dachshund. At around three months of age, your puppy will likely begin losing their baby teeth in exchange for a fresh set of adult chompers and you must be prepared! The puppy teething process & symptoms The teething process generally lastsContinue Reading

Advantages of the Dachshund Breed

Advantages of the Dachshund Breed

Dachshunds are “icons” in the purebred dog community due to their small, lovable stature and their sought-after, big personalities. However, Dachshunds offer much more. Here are just a few amazing benefits that this breed has to offer to a home! Your own personal security guard Though small, Dachshunds are known for being both loyal andContinue Reading

A Helpful Guide to Your Puppy’s First Night Home

A Helpful Guide to Your Puppy’s First Night Home

Bringing home a puppy will always be an exciting time, but it’s making it through the first night that is a true feat. Here’s a helpful guide to get you through the first night with your new pup! You should already have all of the supplies you may need Before you pick up your puppyContinue Reading

So You’re Thinking About Getting a Puppy

So You’re Thinking About Getting a Puppy

A tiny loyal companion that is yours for life sounds amazing, right? It is! However, there are many factors to consider before making this big decision. Do you have enough time for a puppy? Of course you have enough love for a little pup, but do you have enough time to dedicate to them? ThisContinue Reading

How to Take Care of Your Dog’s Paws

How to Take Care of Your Dog’s Paws

Dogs love to spend their time running around and exploring, and that’s all thanks to their paws! Their paws are made up of thick pads and nails that work to support your loyal companion when tackling the rough terrain. Keep your dog happy and healthy by learning how to properly care for their paws! KeepContinue Reading

Tips for Finding the Right Dachshund Breeder

Tips for Finding the Right Dachshund Breeder

Before you add a new puppy to your family, it’s a good idea to find a responsible Dachshund breeder who can provide you with a puppy that is happy and healthy. It can be surprisingly difficult to do that in this day and age, though, as many people try to make a quick buck byContinue Reading

Things to Avoid Doing When Bringing Home a New Puppy

Things to Avoid Doing When Bringing Home a New Puppy

Bringing home a new puppy will be the best decision you make this year. However, there are some things to think about to ensure your puppy makes a smooth transition into his or her new home. Here are a few things to avoid when bringing home your new dachshund puppy from Patti’s Dachshund Farm. PickingContinue Reading

Dachshunds Throughout Popular Culture

Dachshunds Throughout Popular Culture

Dachshunds are one of the most popular and easily recognized dog breeds on the planet. Not only do dachshunds hold a special place in our hearts, but their popularity was gained largely due to their special place in pop culture. Here’s a look at how the dachshund puppy breed has been prominent throughout the yearsContinue Reading

Holiday Gift Ideas for Dachshund Lovers

Holiday Gift Ideas for Dachshund Lovers

Holiday shopping is easy when you know a Dachshund lover. With so many different options available online, it may be hard to pick just one gift. Here are a few holiday gifts ideas for the Dachshund puppy lover in your life. For the Gardener If your Dachshund lover has a green thumb, this enchanted storyContinue Reading

Identifying if Your Dog is Too Cold

Identifying if Your Dog is Too Cold

Temperatures are starting to cool down, and although Alabama doesn’t experience frigid temperatures, a lot of the United States does. When we are cold, we can put on a pair of thicker socks, grab an extra sweater, or put another blanket onto our bed, but what can our dog do to get warm? Cool enoughContinue Reading

Best Dog Toy Choices for Puppies

Best Dog Toy Choices for Puppies

If you have a dachshund puppy in your home, then you know how important it is to provide it with plenty of dog toys that it can chew on and play with so it doesn’t find its way to your furniture or electronics. To avoid a hassle, take the time to invest in toys thatContinue Reading

Maintaining Your Dachshund’s Weight

Maintaining Your Dachshund’s Weight

As pet owners, we always want to be sure that our dogs and cats are happy and healthy. Part of keeping our dachshund’s in shape is ensuring that they are at the proper weight. Plus, i you are a Dachshund owner, then this is of particular importance. Take heed of these expert tips. What isContinue Reading

Advice on Swimming with Dachshunds

Advice on Swimming with Dachshunds

Certain dog breeds get a reputation for not doing so well in the water. Dachshunds are one breed that are typically thought to be poor swimmers. Due to their small legs and heavier torsos, most dachshunds aren’t natural swimmers. However, it’s important remember that every dog is different and if your dachshund loves to jumpContinue Reading

Brief History of the Dachshund Breed

Brief History of the Dachshund Breed

Ever wonder how the dachshund dog ended up with its unique shape and name? Patti’s Dachshund Farm is going to walk you through a brief history of our favorite dog breed of all time. The dachshund as we know it today originated in Germany, in the 17th century according to The Spruce, though there areContinue Reading

Hair of the Dog: Looking at Dachshund Coats

Hair of the Dog: Looking at Dachshund Coats

You probably love your dachshund for their playful, courageous personality. Not to mention, they’re sweet little faces! Although dachshunds do vary in overall appearance, they also have three coat varieties: short, long and wiry. Short-coated: The short-coated dachshund is known for its glossy, silky-smooth coat. Great for petting! This type of dachshund is also knownContinue Reading

How Did Dachshunds Develop Their Distinctive Bodies?

How Did Dachshunds Develop Their Distinctive Bodies?

Have you ever wondered where dachshunds get their unique body shape? They’re long and skinny, with short little legs – not exactly your typical pup! As it turns out, these unique dogs have something called a “wolf gene” to thank for their short limbs and long torsos, and it actually started way back before theContinue Reading

Spring Allergies and Your Dachshund

Soon we will begin to notice the yellowy pollen in the air, covering outdoor surfaces and bringing red noses and sniffled to countless people – perhaps even you! While we can stock up on allergy relief medicines or visit a doctor for remedies to combat allergy symptoms, your dog isn’t as luck and may alsoContinue Reading

New Dachshund and Your Current Dog: How to Have a Happy Introduction

New Dachshund and Your Current Dog: How to Have a Happy Introduction

Bringing two dogs together that are unfamiliar is always a trying time. Will they like each other, will they fight, will there be competition for food or attention? When introducing a new pup, your old dog could get defensive, so it’s important to still respect the old dog’s territory and slowly ease your new dachshundContinue Reading

New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Doxie

A new year is a fresh start and a new beginning. It’s also a great time to make some resolutions to keep you and your dachshund as healthy as possible. Here are some tips to use when you’re setting New Year’s resolutions for you and your doxie.  According to the Chicago Tribune, pups should haveContinue Reading