Dachshund Health and Safety

How Much Should My Dachshund Weigh?

Posted on Mar 7th, 2015 - 3 Comments

A dachshund is bred and shown in two sizes, standard and miniature (mini). If you are wondering how many pounds your dachshund should weigh, here are some guidelines depending on…

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Do All Dachshund’s Have Bad Backs?

Posted on Dec 10th, 2014 - 0 Comments

Back problems are without a doubt the number-one health problem of the Dachshund. Unfortunately, 25% of all Dachshund's will develop a 'bad back' - or back problems in their…

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How To Know If Your Dachshund Is Too Fat

Posted on Dec 8th, 2014 - 0 Comments

A healthy Dachshund is long and lean. That's the way they're supposed to be. Unfortunately too many a Dachshund is long and fat. It's hard on their backs, their joints, and their…

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Why Do Dachshunds Have Bad Backs?

Posted on Nov 4th, 2012 - 1 Comment

Do the Dachshunds long back cause their back problems? Actually, not really... the source of the problem is the gene that causes the Dachshunds short legs, a type of dwarfism. In…

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DRNA, Dachshund Rescue

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2011 - 0 Comments

Are you thinking about getting a Dachshund? Why not rescue a Dachshund who's only crime was not coming from a loving home? There are many reputable independent rescuers throughout…

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Education Can Help Prevent Animal Cruelty

Posted on Apr 6th, 2011 - 0 Comments

April is Prevent Animal Cruelty Month. What can you do to help? Educate. Teach Your Children One of the most powerful tools we have in preventing animal abuse is education. The…

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Animal Abuse – Learn, Report and Fight

Posted on Apr 5th, 2011 - 0 Comments

April is Prevent Animal Cruelty Month. What can you do to help? Animal abuse, neglect and mistreatment is just not necessary. Did you know that many people are unaware that…

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Volunteer and Donate to Help Animals

Posted on Apr 4th, 2011 - 0 Comments

April is Prevent Animal Cruelty Month. What can you do to help? Volunteer and Donate! If everyone donated a little, be it a little time or a little money, think of the…

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April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2011 - 0 Comments

In case you didn't know, April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month. What can you do? How can you help? I think many people if they read these two questions would automatically…

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Dachshunds and Back Problems

Posted on Mar 4th, 2011 - 3 Comments

As I discussed in an earlier post, "Why Do Some Dachshunds Have Back Problems", the main problem that Dachshund's have with their back and spine is a disk disease called IVDD or…

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Why do some Dachshunds have Back Problems?

Posted on Feb 26th, 2011 - 4 Comments

The Dachshund 'bad back problems' scenario that people often refer to is actually a disorder called IVDD or inter-vertebral disk disease. What is IVDD? This disease is common in…

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How to Properly Pick Up a Dachshund

Posted on Feb 24th, 2011 - 5 Comments

It is important to know how to properly pick up any dog, but it is very important to know the correct way to pick up a mini Dachshund. PupSTEP Plus Pet Stairs Any mini…

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Microchipping Dogs

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2011 - 1 Comment

Despite our best intentions and efforts, sometimes our furry companions 'get out'. They run out through open doors or dig under your fence. This is a good reason to have a…

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