Category: Dachshund Care

The Dachshund and Small Living Spaces: Tips for Apartment Living

If you’re a dachshund lover living in an apartment, you might be wondering how well this breed adapts to smaller living spaces. The good news is that dachshunds can thrive in apartments, thanks to their size and adaptable nature. In this blog post, we’ll explore how dachshunds can coexist happily in compact homes and offer… Read more »

Understanding Dachshund Body Language: Signs and Signals

Dachshunds are known for their distinctive appearance and lovable personalities, but did you know that they also communicate through body language? Understanding your dachshund’s body language can help you better interpret their emotions, needs, and intentions. Tail Position and Movement The position and movement of a dachshund’s tail can convey a range of emotions. A… Read more »

The Most Essential Supplies for New Dachshund Owners

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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

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 »

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 »

Caring for Your Dog: Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Protection

At Patti’s Dachshund Farm, we love our pups. That’s why we take their health very seriously. Here are some of our favorite tips for dog care and preventing fleas, ticks and heartworm: Fleas: These pests spread fast, so it’s important to take preventative action. Keep flea-spreading wildlife like opossums, raccoons and deer out of your… Read more »

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 lasts… Read more »

How to Care for Your Dog’s Ears

Few people realize the importance of caring for your pup’s ears on a regular basis. By doing so, you’re reducing their chance of ear infections, excess wax buildup and discomfort. Here are a few things to know about dog ear care and how to keep them happy and healthy! Look out for strange behavior As… Read more »

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 puppy… Read more »

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! Keep… Read more »

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 by… Read more »

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 enough… Read more »

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 that… Read more »

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 also… Read more »

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 have… Read more »