Category Archives: Advice for Dachshund Owners

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.

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

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

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

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

Protecting Your Pup During the Christmas Season

The holidays are almost here, and at Patti’s Dachshund Farm, we love everything about the holidays. The festive cheer, the Christmas songs and of course, the holiday treats and feasts. However, as much fun as the holidays are for us, there can be some concerns for your dachshund during the holidays. It’s important to knowContinue Reading

Five Foods Your Dachshund Shouldn’t Have this Holiday

Five Foods Your Dachshund Shouldn’t Have this Holiday

There are so many delicious foods to enjoy during the holidays that it’s understandable to want to share a taste with our four-legged friends. However, before you reach down to feed a bite of your seasonal treats to your dachshund, make sure it’s safe for them to eat. Take a look below at some ofContinue Reading

Things to Consider Before Getting a Dachshund

Are you considering adding a furry friend to the family? There are a lot of things to consider before you commit to being a pet owner – it’s a big step to take! You must make sure you’re able to dedicate the time, finances and so much more that are all necessary to having aContinue Reading

Summer, Pools and Pups: Safety Tips for Your Dachshund

Spending the summer out by the pool with your pups is a great way to enjoy the season, as long as you take the necessary precautions to protect your pet. When you’re out and about by the pool, not only is it important to make sure that your dog is protected from the sun withContinue Reading

Top 5 Best Gadgets For Your Dachshund Puppy This Summer

Top 5 Best Gadgets For Your Dachshund Puppy This Summer

If you are looking to have some fun in the sun this summer with your adorable Dachshund do we have some treats for your pet.   There was recently a special on TODAY, where Animal Planet pet expert Andrea Arden visited and shared some of the coolest doggie gadgets available now. Here are our favoriteContinue Reading

Keeping Your Puppy Healthy And Active During Winter

Keeping Your Puppy Healthy And Active During Winter

When the snow starts falling, no one really wants to venture outside for too long. Which is why in the winter, we tend to gain weight from a lack of exercise. It’s chilly, the days are shorter and we all just want to curl up and watch the snow fall from a warm, comfy seatContinue Reading

Special Health Tips For Miniature Dachshunds

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 DespiteContinue Reading

Having A Pet Can Make You More Social With Other Humans

Having A Pet Can Make You More Social With Other Humans

Study after study reports that having a pet provides a rainbow of health benefits from lowering stress and blood pressure levels to improving your mood and outlook on things. Did you know that owning a pet may also have an effect on your social life? Becoming a Social Butterfly Usually when people walk down theContinue Reading

Have Yourself A Puppy Party!

Have Yourself A Puppy Party!

Thinking about throwing a party but aren’t sure what the theme should be? Don’t let your indecisiveness stop you from throwing the party of the year, throw a puppy party.   So, what is a puppy party?   Dog breeders or other animal organizations will bring puppies to your party for everyone to snuggle, petContinue Reading

No Place Is Too Far To Travel For A Well-Bred Dachshund Puppy

No Place Is Too Far To Travel For A Well-Bred Dachshund Puppy

Finding a lifelong friend is no small feat; the search for a perfect fit is tough. There are so many breeders out there and unfortunately, some who are claiming to be something they aren’t, and without the best interest of the dogs in mind.   When you find a legitimate, caring and educated dog breeder,Continue Reading

The Proper Way To Give Your Dachshund Puppy A Bath

The Proper Way To Give Your Dachshund Puppy A Bath

Do any pup owners out there have a hard time getting their dog to cooperate during bath time? Do any of those pups just have too much fun, and then you end up the one who gets wet?   Well, regardless of your pup’s quirks during bath time and whether he/she likes it or dreadsContinue Reading

Potty Training Tips

Potty Training Tips

Dachshunds are an incredibly intelligent breed that can master simple tasks fairly quickly. However, the one exception to this known fact is potty training as dachshunds are notoriously difficult to potty train. It takes a lot of time and patience to get a dachshund to go to the bathroom in designated areas. Some dog expertsContinue Reading

Protecting Your Puppies From The Summer Sun!

Protecting Your Puppies From The Summer Sun!

You may not know this, but just like people, puppies can get sunburn, too! Their sensitive skin is prone to sunburns and skin cancers just like ours, and it’s important that you protect your pup from the summer sun this season by being mindful of their outside play and using sunscreens when necessary.   MostContinue Reading

Puppy Proof Your Home

Puppy Proof Your Home

In your dachshund’s first months of life, they’re likely to be relentlessly curious about all the new and exciting things they see through their freshly opened eyes. It’s a wonderful thing to watch, but it can also get puppies in trouble from time to time. In this entry, we’ll help you puppy proof your homeContinue Reading