Category Archives: Dachshund Care

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

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 yard. Put up a fence, and talk to your local nursery about plants that could deter unwanted visitors.
    • Regularly treat your dog with a flea control product, like a topical oil, spray, collar or shampoo.
    • If you spot even one flea on your pup, act fast to stop the spread. Treat the dog with a flea control product that kills eggs and live fleas.

Ticks:

  • Dogs are particularly susceptible to tick-borne diseases, so pay close attention for signs of bites.
    • Check your pooch for ticks daily, especially when she’s been playing outdoors.
    • If you find a tick, remove it immediately.
    • Remember that signs of tick-borne disease may not appear for up to 21 days. If you suspect that your dog has been bitten, watch him closely for signs of change in appetite and behavior.

Heartworm:

  • Dogs are natural hosts for heartworms, which can cause damage to the lungs, arteries and heart.
    • Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes, so if there are any mosquitoes at all in your area your dog needs heartworm prevention.
    • Contact your vet to get your dog a prescription for heartworm preventives, which need to be administered year-round—not just in the warmer months.

Follow the tips above to keep your dog happy, healthy and pest-free! And if you’re looking for an adorable mini Dachshund to add to your family, call Patti’s Dachshund Farm today at 334-385-2600.  

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

How to Care for Your Dog’s Ears

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 AsContinue Reading

A Helpful Guide to Your Puppy’s First Night Home

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 puppyContinue Reading

How to Take Care of Your Dog’s Paws

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! KeepContinue 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

Identifying if Your Dog is Too Cold

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 enoughContinue Reading

Best Dog Toy Choices for Puppies

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 thatContinue Reading

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 alsoContinue Reading

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 haveContinue 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

Tick Season Is Coming: Keep Your Pup Safe

Here in Alabama and around the country, tick season is quickly approaching, which means that now’s the time to start thinking about tick prevention for your beloved pet. 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 atContinue 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

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

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

Preparing to Leave Your Puppy Home Alone

Preparing to Leave Your 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 toContinue Reading

Promoting Good Puppy Nutrition

Promoting Good 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.Continue Reading

The Importance of Vaccinating Against Parvo

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,Continue Reading

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 salonContinue Reading