Category: Dachshund Health

Understanding the Special Needs of the Dachshund Breed

dachshund portrait

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

dachshunds sitting by food bowl

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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

Patti’s Dachshund Farm

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

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 »

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 that… Read more »

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

Sad Dachshund Lying Down

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 toxic… Read more »

4 Human Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

Boy Feeding His 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 some… Read more »

Could You Be Stressing Your Dog Out?

Stressed Out Dachshund

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 things… Read more »

Identifying if Your Dog is Too Cold

Caring for Your Dachshund

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 »