Category: Dachshund Health

Are Dachshunds Good Therapy Dogs?

When it comes to providing comfort and companionship, dogs have a remarkable ability to touch our hearts. Therapy dogs, in particular, play a vital role in various settings, from hospitals to nursing homes and schools. But do all dogs make good therapy dogs? And what about Dachshunds? Let’s explore the world of therapy dogs and… Read more »

What Your Dachshund Puppy Needs for Good Nutrition

America has become an increasingly health conscious nation. We’ve made great strides toward becoming a healthier country, but the effort shouldn’t end with people. Our dachshund puppies need good nutrition as well! Canines, like humans, are omnivores. As any dachshund owner knows, most dogs will eat just about anything you put in front of them,… Read more »

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,… Read more »

Preparing for 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 themto 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 Dachshund, you… 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 exercise… Read more »

Understanding the Special Needs of the Dachshund Breed

Dachshunds are a wonderful breed of dog, known as much for their unique look as they are for their warm companionship and lovability. It’s natural for animal lovers to be attracted to the fun, playful, and cuddly aspects of being a pet owner. But in addition to showing your tender, everyday affection, real love and… Read more »

Free Feeding vs. Scheduled Feeding

As pet parents, we are constantly wondering what’s best for our dachshunds. This is especially true when it comes to their feeding habits. While some dog owners opt for the free feeding method, others choose a scheduled feeding method. But is one better than the other? Read on to learn more: Free Feeding Free feeding… Read more »

Can Acupuncture Help 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). This is when discs are… 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 »

How to Protect Your Dachshunds from the Summer Sun

Did you know that dachshund puppies can get sunburn just like humans? it’s true! Their sensitive skin is prone to sunburns and skin cancers just like ours. As such, it’s important that you protect your pup from the summer sun by being mindful of their outside play and using sunscreens when necessary. Watch out for… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Heartworm

In our previous blog post, we talked about the dangers of canine parvovirus and the benefits of getting your dog vaccinated. Now, we turn our attention to another common yet deadly disease—heartworm. This potentially fatal disease is difficult to cure, but it is easy to prevent. Here is everything you need to know to keep… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Parvo

Canine parvovirus (or “parvo” for short) is one of the most serious health threats your young dachshund puppy will ever face. Discovered in 1967, parvo quickly became a deadly and easily transmittable disease. However, it is also an easily preventable disease. To keep your dog safe and healthy, read over our guide on the parvo… Read more »

What Should I Feed My Dachshund?

Dachshunds 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 is not a breed that can be relied upon to regulate their own diet. Weight problems in dachshunds… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Raw Dog Food for Your Dachshund

We want to give our dachshunds the best. The best bed, the best home, the best companionship, and, of course, the best food. Raw dog food has become increasingly popular in recent years. Many owners swear by the benefits, and yet, it’s not a perfect solution. To help you decide what kind of food to… Read more »

Why You Should 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. Here’s everything you need to know about NuVet Plus and how it can help to keep your new… Read more »

How to Exercise Your Dachshund

When it comes to exercise, every dog is different. Some are satisfied with a quick walk around the park, while others will gallop alongside you for miles. Dachshunds are somewhere in between. While they are small dogs, they were bred for hunting, so they need the same amount of exercise as a bigger dog. Here… Read more »

How to Groom Your Dachshund

We want our dachshunds to both feel and look as great as possible. We give them the healthiest food, as much water as they need, and we try our best to groom them properly. However, each dog is different, especially dachshunds as their coats can come in a wide variety of lengths and textures. If… Read more »

Fall Safety Tips for Your Dog

There’s nothing quite like a cool, fall day spent cuddling up with your dog in front of the fire place. However, as much as we and our pets may love fall, there are plenty of dangers lurking out there for our four-legged family members. So, to make sure your dog has a great fall, check… Read more »

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… Read more »

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 the… Read more »