Dachshund eye problems are something you want to catch as early as possible. Sometimes dachshunds develop a degenerative eye disorder called Progressive Retinal Atrophy, or PRA.
It can ultimately lead to blindness as the photoreceptors in the back of the eye waste away. But long before a dachshund goes blind, a veterinarian can see signs of this disorder.
There are also veterinary opthalmologists that can do extensive eye exams on dogs. Responsible breeders will always get their dogs’ eyes checked and won’t breed a dog with this condition.
Also, for miniature longhaired dachshunds there’s a DNA test that can determine if a dog will develop PRA.
Other eye conditions that can affect dachshunds include: