Category: Health & Care

Dachshund Grooming: How To Cut Dog Nails Guide 

Knowing how to cut dog nails is an important part of Dachshund grooming. Doing it correctly can prevent your pet from suffering from unnecessary pain and injuries. Learn the basics if you own or plan to get a new pet. Unlike cat claws, dogs do not really use their …

What You Need to Know About Dachshund IVDD

Dachshund IVDD (intervertebral disk disease) is a cause of concern given the physical features of these dogs. In a 2015 survey conducted by the Dachshund Breed Council, it was found that 17% of 4,000 registered Dachshunds in the United Kingdom suffered from spine or back problems at one point in their lives. What is Dachshund IVDD? Dachshunds …

Depression in Dachshunds: 5 Reasons Why Pets Suffer

Behind the small frame of a Dachshund, there lies a big personality. Highly inquisitive, these dogs want to know everything and happily roam around. They are happy to spend with the family and love to play with owners. However, the lack of attention, the absence of mental stimulation, …

Senior Dachshund Care: 5 Things To Pay Attention

A senior dog is not the same playful dog anymore. He expects you to fulfill his requirements as his life slows down. The dog requires special care to lead a comfortable and happy life, so you must pay attention to certain important things about senior Dachshund care to …

Arthritis in Dachshunds: Symptoms and Treatment

One in every five dogs suffers from chronic joint pain linked to degenerative diseases. However, the risk of arthritis in Dachshunds is higher, considering their unique body structure – short legs and heavy, elongated backs. A majority of Doxies exhibit signs of degenerative changes as early as 2 …

FAQs About Parvovirus Infection in Dachshunds

Canine parvovirus or parvo is a life-threatening illness in puppies. The highly infectious disease attacks the intestinal tract and spreads rapidly in a dog. It suppresses white blood cells, the natural defenders in the body, and damages the heart muscles that result in either death or lifelong disorders. …

Dachshund Care: 5 Essential Things To Consider

Dachshunds have their distinct health and behavioral vulnerabilities. Their unique physique – elongated back and short legs – makes these dogs prone to intervertebral disc diseases. Doxies are foodies, and this puts them at an increasing risk of obesity. Owners should be aware of such breed-specific issues and …

Dachshund Obesity: How To Help Your Doxie Lose Weight

Just like humans, pets are at the risk of gaining excessive weight. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 54% of family dogs in the United States have severe weight issues. Dachshund obesity is a common concern among Doxie owners because of the dog’s weakness for food …

Diet for Dachshunds

Dachshunds love to eat, and this puts their owners to work to find out the right food for them. Their choice varies between homemade diet and commercial dog food. However, these dogs have unique requirements that a diet plan for them must meet. Full of stamina and energy, …

A Guide To Common Dachshund Health Problems

Though your cute little Dachshund is a tough guy, you must not ignore potential health hazards. Irrespective of the pooch’s size and coat variation, there are certain common Dachshund health problems inherent in the breed. Its skeletal structure makes the dog prone to spinal and orthopedic issues while …