You’ve decided to welcome an adorable dachshund puppy into your home. Congratulations! Your dachshund will bring excitement and joy to your home for years to come. However, to ensure your new furry friend settles into your home well, it’s important to have the right supplies on hand. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through… Read more »
What Your Dachshund Puppy Needs for Good Nutrition
America has become an increasingly health conscious nation. We’ve made great strides toward becoming a healthier country, but the effort shouldn’t end with people. Our dachshund puppies need good nutrition as well! Canines, like humans, are omnivores. As any dachshund owner knows, most dogs will eat just about anything you put in front of them,… Read more »
The Importance of Vaccinating Against Parvo
Canine parvovirus, colloquially known as parvo, constitutes one of the foremost health concerns for newborn puppies. This common viral disease is highly contagious, particularly among puppies under the age of four months. Not only is the virus transmissible between dogs via direct contact, it can also survive on surfaces for long periods of time. Likewise,… Read more »
Where Did Dachshunds Come From?
Do you think dachshunds do a double take when the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile drives by, thinking for a brief moment that it might be a gargantuan member of their breed? If they haven’t noticed their likeness to the shape of a hot dog, us humans certainly have. We adore dachshunds for their unique look, finding… Read more »
Preparing for Your Dachshund’s First Trip to the Vet
The last thing you want to think about when you bring your Dachshund puppy home is bringing themto the veterinarian. Unfortunately, much like humans, Dachshund’s are not invincible creatures, and it takes a little bit of care to keep them happy and healthy. The first time you go to the vet with your Dachshund, you… Read more »
Bringing Your New Dachshund Puppy Home: Step-by-Step Instructions
You’ve just adopted an adorable Dachshund puppy. Congratulations! Dachshunds are a wonderful breed and great companions. However, it’s important you’re prepared when you bring your Dachshund home. That’s why we’ve created this list of step-by-step instructions to help your new pup settle into their new home. Getting Ready to Pick Up Your Puppy This may… Read more »
How to Keep Your Dog Active this Winter
Winter is coming at us fast and early this year, which means freezing temperatures and a decrease in daylight hours. However, just because you could do with a little hibernation this season doesn’t mean that your dog can. Despite what the weather may be like outside, it’s very important that your dachshund get the exercise… Read more »
How to Avoid an Online Puppy Scam
We are all eager to bring a four-legged friend into our family, but sometimes that eagerness can cost us. Puppy scams abound on the internet, luring people in with fake photos and listings in order to rob them of their money. It has always been a serious problem, but it has become even worse. According… Read more »
Are Dachshunds Lap Dogs?
You’ve just adopted an adorable dachshund puppy. Congratulations! You will be spend years enjoying the company of this lovable breed, and no doubt you’re looking forward to cuddling with your new puppy. But not all dogs are as cuddly as others. While dachshunds may be small, that does not necessarily mean they are lap dogs…. Read more »
Advice on Swimming with Dachshunds
Certain dog breeds get a reputation for not doing well in the water. Dachshunds are one of them. 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 jump in, you can help. Some dachshunds love the… Read more »
Special Health Tips For Miniature Dachshunds
Miniature Dachshunds are loyal, affectionate and, of course, unbelievably cute. These little dogs may seem easy to take care of, but like other breeds, they do require extra care. Consider these health tips when you are caring for your miniature Dachshunds and help them grow into the adorable, smart dogs they are. Be gentle Despite… Read more »
Choosing the Right Veterinarian for Your Dachshund Puppy
The last thing that you want to do is wait until it is absolutely necessary to find a veterinarian for your Dachshund puppy. Just as you will find a primary care physician for your own baby, you will also want to find a quality vet before you bring your puppy home. However, this process can… Read more »
How to Deal with Your Dachshund’s Separation Anxiety
Dachshunds are sociable pack animals. As such, they love being around people and other animals. While this makes them a friendly breed, it can lead to separation anxiety. Separation anxiety is when a dog becomes overly stressed and anxious when their owner(s) leaves home. This condition can range from mild to severe, but thankfully, it… Read more »
How to Leave Your Puppy Home Alone
Nothing warms the soul like having a newborn puppy around. The opportunity to watch them play, learn, and interact with the world through fresh eyes is a truly remarkable experience. At some point, though, we all have to go to work and leave our puppy at home. This is a hard day in the life… Read more »
Understanding the Special Needs of the Dachshund Breed
Dachshunds are a wonderful breed of dog, known as much for their unique look as they are for their warm companionship and lovability. It’s natural for animal lovers to be attracted to the fun, playful, and cuddly aspects of being a pet owner. But in addition to showing your tender, everyday affection, real love and… Read more »
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 the… Read more »
Free Feeding vs. Scheduled Feeding
As pet parents, we are constantly wondering what’s best for our dachshunds. This is especially true when it comes to their feeding habits. While some dog owners opt for the free feeding method, others choose a scheduled feeding method. But is one better than the other? Read on to learn more: Free Feeding Free feeding… Read more »
4 Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Dachshund
When we start tearing apart the boxes under the tree, who is peering from across the room with a jealous gaze? Our furry friends bring us so much joy and shouldn’t be left out this holiday season. Dachshunds may not look intimidating, but their small bodies are packed with great athleticism and magnificent energy. They… Read more »
Do Dachshunds Shed?
All dogs shed, including dachshunds. But how much they shed and how often varies from dog to dog. So, how much can you expect your dachshund puppy to shed? While dachshunds don’t shed as much as other dogs, the amount they shed will depend on which type of dachshund you have. Short-haired dachshunds Short-haired dachshunds,… Read more »
Can Acupuncture Help Your Dachshund’s Back Problems?
All animals have their particular health issues and the Dachshund is no exception. As we’ve noted before, with its long body and short legs, the breed is prone to back problems that can become serious if not treated proactively. The official diagnosis for many Dachshunds is Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD). This is when discs are… Read more »