Category: Dachshund Health

Joys of Dachshund ownership

Shorty came into my life more than 10 years ago and my life hasn’t been the same since. This was my first experience of caring for something that was totally dependent upon me. At first I was overwhelmed with the care and attention she required, but once we established a routine that overwhelming feeling gave Read More …

Dachshund Back Problems

Intervertebral disc disease An unfortunate common problem with the Dachshund breed is back trouble. Formally referred to as Intervertebral disc disease (IVD) or non-formally as a ruptured disc. The elongated Dachshund frame creates a suspension problem that makes them susceptible to IVD. Jumping to and from furniture tends to compound the problem. When Shorty first Read More …