Ten Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dachshund

The foods in the following list won't necessarily harm every dog, but many dogs have developed serious illnesses after eating these seemingly harmless people foods. Why take a chance I suggest that you never, ever feed your Dachshund any of these ten foods. If you believe your dog has ingested any of them, call your vet right away for advice. Chocolate Both the theobromine and the caffeine in chocolate can be very harmful to dogs. Baker's chocolate is the worst, but even milk chocolate can make...

Understanding your chondrodystrophy canine

Dachshund Cervical Vertebrae Images

Your Dachshund's spinal column is made up of small bones called vertebrae that surround and protect the spinal cord see Figure 17-1 . His spinal column consists of four primary sections the cervical spine, or neck area the thoracic spine, or chest area the lumbar spine, or lower-back area and the sacral spine, or pelvic area. The spinal cord is the information highway of the body, sending messages from the body to the brain about what's going on in the environment and from the brain back to the...

Dachshunds Not Just Any

Dachshund Rules

It's one thing to prepare for a dog it's another thing to prepare for a Dachshund. Dachshunds have all the basic needs of a dog, but they come with a few of their own special quirks and considerations. If you have your heart set on owning a Dachsie who can blame you after seeing a cutie like the pup shown in Figure 1-1 you must be ready to handle a few extras. The following list presents the common characteristics of Dachshunds i Dachshunds have fragile backs. Because of their dwarfism big dog,...

The Long and Short of Dachshund Varieties

Standard And Miniature Dachshund

Deciding how much dog you need Picking out your favorite coat Settling on a color and pattern Choosing a boy or a girl or boy and girl ne of the great things about bringing home a Dachshund is that you have so many options Big or small longhaired, short-haired, or wirehaired and plenty of colors to choose from, too. Do you want a boy or a girl A puppy or an older dog You have some important choices ahead of you, and you need to think about some issues and weigh some options before you can...