Common Puppy Food Allergies

Common Puppy Food Allergies

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 in dogs are not fatal and can be identified and managed… Read more »

Preparing to Leave Your Puppy Home Alone

Puppy Home Alone

Charles Shulz, in his beloved Peanuts comic strip, once said that happiness is a warm puppy. As anyone who’s ever had the pleasure of being in the company of a dachshund puppy will know, Mr. Shulz couldn’t have been more right.   Nothing warms the soul like having a newborn puppy around. The opportunity to… Read more »

Promoting Good Puppy Nutrition

Puppy Nutrition

Over the course of the past twenty years, in stark contrast to its fast-food past, America has become an increasingly health conscious nation. Concerns about inadequate nutrition came to dominate the media spotlight at the turn of the 21st century, resulting in an unprecedented campaign to improve the health and well-being of our nation’s citizens…. Read more »

The Importance of Vaccinating Against Parvo

Parvo Vaccination

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 »

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… Read more »

My Little Miniature Dachshund, Gracie, had 9 Puppies Today 9-10-14

My Gracie, a Silver Isabella and Tan had 9 little babies today.  This is a RECORD for me.  I have never had a Miniature Dachshund in 40 yrs to have 9 little Miniature Isabella and Tans, Gold, and Silver.  They are all well and doing fine.  My little Sonya, who had 5 puppies, is helping… Read more »

Mindy, Heidi, and Sonya Had Their Little Mini Dachshunds on 8-30-14

Mindy had 5 little boys and 1 little girl.  All babies are doing well.  She birthed 5 little Chocolate and Tans, Short Hair and Longhair, and 1 little Short Haired Isabella and Tan.  What little Miracles born 8-30-14.   Heidi 2 had 5 little Miniature Dachshunds, 2 little boys, and 3 little girls, and all… 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 probably begin seeking out primary care physicians for your own baby before she is born, you will also want to start thinking about choosing a quality vet… Read more »

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 when it comes to looking, smelling and feeling good. Think about it; we’ve all had those moments where we just need a long, hot shower or a trip to the salon… Read more »

Most Popular Dog Names for 2014

  Welcoming a new dog to your family is indescribable. You have just gained a new friend and member of the family that will bring you endless joy and memories. After you pick up your new dachshund however, he’s going to need a name! So how do you decide? Well why not consider a name… Read more »

My Mandy Had a Gorgeous Longhair Isabella and Tan Female

My little Mandy, one of my Longhair Isabella and Tans,’ had a beautiful little Longhair Isabella and Tan Female.  She was born on 3-17-14, and will be 6 wks old on 4-28-14.  I think the Isabella and Tan Mini Dachshunds are the Most Beautiful of the Dachshund Breed.  Check out the little puppy’s picture under… Read more »

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 him to 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… Read more »

Preparing Your Home for a Dachshund Puppy

  At Patti’s Dachshund Farm, we love seeing Dachshund puppies go to good homes where they’ll be lovingly cared for, entertained, and treated like a true member of their new family. In some ways, Dachshund puppies are a lot like newborn babies—you need to do a some good work to prepare your house or apartment… Read more »

Potty Training Your Dachshund

One of the first tasks undertaken after bringing home any new dog is potty training them, and Dachshunds are no exception. The potty training process is not complex, but it does take some time and patience. By getting this out of the way as soon as you bring your new Dachshund home, you can begin… Read more »

Grooming a Dachshund: Longhaired or Short

  As loving dachshund breeders in Alabama, we know that properly grooming your dachshund will go a long way toward ensuring his or her lasting happiness and health. Some grooming practices should be performed daily, while others can be more intermittent. Further, you’ll want to begin a habit of these grooming techniques early on, that… Read more »

Getting Your Dachshund Exercise: Keep it Light and Have Fun!

  We all love our pets, and dogs especially are known for sharing a special connection with their human owners. We know that it’s just as easy for a dog to get chubby and lazy as it is for a human, so we must make it our responsibility to keep them healthy and fit. Our… Read more »

Could Acupuncture Provide Help for 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), when discs are compressed… Read more »

What Should I Feed My Dachshund?

    The first thing a happy dachshund owner will tell you about their eating habits is that they 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… Read more »