Dachshund Back Problems: Prevention and Treatments

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Dachshund back problems can be caused by weight gain

Among all the ailments that might affect a dachshund, back problems are definitely ones to guard against. They are active, fun-loving dogs that can live a long time. So you will want to take some preventative measures to help their backs stay as strong as possible, starting when they are … Read More

Dog Bloat: Symptoms and Prevention Strategies

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Dog bloat can be a medical emergency.

Dog bloat is a serious condition that can be fatal.  Dog bloat is also known as Torsion or Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV).  In general bloat is a problem for larger dogs. But since dachshunds have a large chest cavity, they’re at risk too. Some people suspect that dogs’ genetics can predispose them … Read More

Dachshund Diseases: Signs and Treatments

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Dachshund diseases can often be treated well.

Dachshund diseases vary and aren’t necessarily going to happen to your baby. Personally I hate even thinking about them! But I do believe that it’s important to know what they are so you can be on the lookout for signs. That way you can practice early treatment as soon as … Read More

Dachshund Eye Problems: Signs and Care

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A dachshund eye problem can result in blindness.

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 … Read More

Cleaning Dachshund Teeth to Prevent Stinky Mouth

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Dachshund teeth need to be cleaned

Dachshunds are known for having bad breath and tooth loss. That doesn’t mean yours will. But if he does, consider yourself part of the club. Read on for tips and tricks… (Of course, you should always consult a veterinarian for professional advice, and get a health checkup!) Our vet recommends … Read More

Grooming Dachshunds, From Short to Long Hair Types

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Dachshund grooming can take a while when your doxie has long hair

Grooming dachshunds can be so much easier than with other dog breeds. From giving baths to dealing with little or no shedding, it can be fun and shouldn’t take up too much time each month. Bathtime Giving a dachshund a bath is a fun activity. Every photo I’ve seen of … Read More