Category Archives: Dachshund Health

Why You Should Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

Why You Should Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

If you want to keep your teeth, dentists say, you need to brush your teeth. The same is true for dogs. Our furry friends are just as susceptible to tooth decay and gum diseases as we are, and that’s why they need good dental hygiene, same as us. So if you own a dog, it’s important that you understand the importance of cleaning and maintaining their teeth, something they can’t do on their own.

Dogs are susceptible to periodontal disease

The large majority of pets are diagnosed with periodontal disease before the age of three. This can result in bad breath, inflamed gums, severe pain, excessive drooling, facial swelling, and much more. If your dog has periodontal disease, they likely have bacteria living under their gums. In extreme cases, bacteria can travel through your dog’s body and reach the heart among other organs resulting in serious health issues.

It’ll remove tartar and plaque buildup

Just like with humans, brushing a dog’s teeth regularly will remove and prevent any tartar and plaque buildup. This will not only improve your dog’s dental hygiene, but also their overall health, as tartar can travel from the mouth to other parts of the body, creating blockages.

Brushing prevents bad breath

Lots of people complain that their dogs have smelly breaths, but this is really a result of poor dental hygiene. Brushing your dog’s teeth regularly will kill and prevent bad odors while also removing any food particles in your dog’s teeth and gums.

While no one likes to think about their animals getting sick, it’s always best to be prepared when adding a new member of the family. And if you’re starting to think about adding that new furry family member, check out our latest pups who are still waiting for their forever home!

Summer Safety Tips for Your Dachshund

Summer Safety Tips for Your Dachshund

It’s the dog days of summer, and while the warm weather is a great opportunity to go outside and play with your dachshund, there are also a number of risks. Hot weather can be dangerous to pets, but if you practice some of these safety tips, you can continue to have your fun in theContinue Reading

4 Reasons to Give Your Dachshund NuVet Plus

4 Reasons to Give Your Dachshund NuVet Plus

The health of your Dachshund puppy should be your top priority. While getting pet insurance is one way to help them while they’re ill, you also want to prevent illnesses when you can. NuVet Plus can help. It’s a synergistic formula of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, supporting the health and development of puppiesContinue Reading

Why You Should Get Pet Insurance

Why You Should Get Pet Insurance

You’ve brought home your new dachshund puppy, and he’s everything you could imagine! But accidents can happen. Maybe your puppy has gotten into your secret chocolate stash, a food that is known to be toxic to dogs. Or maybe time has passed, your puppy is now full-grown, and he’s struggling with the health problems thatContinue Reading

Dogs vs. Chocolate: How Toxic is the Sweet to Your Pup?

Dogs vs. Chocolate: How Toxic is the Sweet to Your Pup?

Chocolate is sweet, smooth, and delicious—for humans, that is. Although dogs love chocolate too, this sweet treat actually proves toxic to your pup, especially when eaten in large amounts. Before you leave your box of chocolates out in the open or sneak your dog a small chocolate treat, read up on how chocolate is toxicContinue Reading

4 Human Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

4 Human Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

We’ve all been there before. You’re eating dinner and you look down—there’s your dog, waiting their share. Do you give them a piece of what you’re eating, or get out the dog food to make sure they’re satisfied? (Even though, as we know, this rarely works!) Well, if you’re going to feed your dog someContinue Reading

Could You Be Stressing Your Dog Out?

Could You Be Stressing Your Dog Out?

For most, their dogs are a huge stress reliever. After all, there’s nothing better than coming home from a long day and seeing your pup waiting to greet you! That’s why it can be shocking to learn that many owners accidentally stress their dogs out without realizing they’re doing so. Here are a few thingsContinue 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

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

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

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

Help Your Dachshund Puppy Grow Up Strong

Help Your Dachshund Puppy Grow Up Strong

Raising a puppy can be a very long and tedious process because you want to make sure they are not only well-behaved but healthy as well.   You can feed it the simple run of the mill puppy food from the store, but sometimes that doesn’t have everything they need.   So when that timeContinue 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

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

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 theContinue Reading

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 vetContinue Reading

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 yourContinue Reading

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. OurContinue Reading