Category: Diseases & Conditions

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, …

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 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 …

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 …