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How to Deal with Your Dachshund’s Separation Anxiety

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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 »

Why You Should Protect Your Dachshund from Ticks

Here in Alabama, tick season is quickly approaching, which means that now’s the time to start thinking about tick prevention for your beloved dachshund. It is critical to protect your dog against ticks, as there are several tick-borne diseases transmitted to dogs in the United States. Let’s take a look at some of the potential… Read more »

How to Puppy Proof Your Home

How to Puppy Proof Your Home

In your dachshund’s first months of life, they’re likely to be relentlessly curious. It’s a wonderful thing to watch, but it can also get puppies in trouble from time to time. That’s why it’s important to puppy proof your home before bringing your new dachshund pup into your family. Here’s how to get started: Remove… Read more »

How to Protect Your Dachshunds from the Summer Sun

How to Protect Your Dachshunds from the Summer Sun

Did you know that dachshund puppies can get sunburn just like humans? it’s true! Their sensitive skin is prone to sunburns and skin cancers just like ours. As such, it’s important that you protect your pup from the summer sun by being mindful of their outside play and using sunscreens when necessary. Watch out for… Read more »

Choosing the Right Dog Groomer for Your Dachshund

Choosing the Right Dog Groomer for your Dachshund

Just like we need to practice proper hygiene in our own lives, it’s important to ensure that our pups get the same attention, too. Think about it; we’ve all had those moments where we just need a long, hot shower, or a trip to the salon to get us back to feeling normal again. Our… Read more »

Grooming a Dachshund: Longhaired, Wirehaired, or Shorthaired

Grooming a Dachshund

Properly grooming your dachshund will go a long way toward ensuring their lasting happiness and health. Some grooming practices should be performed daily, while others can be more intermittent. Plus, by making grooming a regular habit, your dachshund will gradually grow to be comfortable with the routine. Whether they’re a shorthaired, wirehaired, or longhaired, below… Read more »

Food Allergies in Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Food Allergies in Dogs

Puppies, just like people, can be allergic to certain foods in their diet. These allergies can manifest in a number of ways and can be hard to determine given the diverse mix of ingredients in many puppy and dog food brands. Thankfully, food allergies can be identified and managed with a diet regimen. When do… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Heartworm

Everything You Need to Know About Heartworm

In our previous blog post, we talked about the dangers of canine parvovirus and the benefits of getting your dog vaccinated. Now, we turn our attention to another common yet deadly disease—heartworm. This potentially fatal disease is difficult to cure, but it is easy to prevent. Here is everything you need to know to keep… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Parvo

Everything You Need to Know About Parvo

Canine parvovirus (or “parvo” for short) is one of the most serious health threats your young dachshund puppy will ever face. Discovered in 1967, parvo quickly became a deadly and easily transmittable disease. However, it is also an easily preventable disease. To keep your dog safe and healthy, read over our guide on the parvo… Read more »

What Should I Feed My Dachshund?

What Should I Feed My Dachshund?

Dachshunds will eat absolutely anything. Whatever and however much you decide to put in front of them, they will put forth their best effort to eat every last bite. So, it goes without saying that the dachshund is not a breed that can be relied upon to regulate their own diet. Weight problems in dachshunds… Read more »

How to Introduce Your Dogs

How to Introduce Your Dogs

Bringing home a new dog always has its challenges. This is especially the case when you already have one dog at home. When introducing a new pup, your old dog could get defensive. As such, it’s important to respect the old dog’s territory and slowly ease your new dog into your family’s lives. Start on… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Raw Dog Food for Your Dachshund

The Pros and Cons of Raw Dog Food for Your Dachshund

We want to give our dachshunds the best. The best bed, the best home, the best companionship, and, of course, the best food. Raw dog food has become increasingly popular in recent years. Many owners swear by the benefits, and yet, it’s not a perfect solution. To help you decide what kind of food to… Read more »

How to Care for Your Senior Dachshund

How to Care for Your Senior Dachshund

When we first adopt our dachshunds, they are lovable balls of energy and loyal companions. While this will always stay true, over time, they will start to slow down. Dachshunds, just like humans, will age. This doesn’t make them any less lovable or loyal, but it does mean they’ll need some extra care and attention…. Read more »