How to keep your doxie happy and healthy?


Hey..!!!, I am Doxie, you must have heard people talking about me calling me with different names, talking about my intelligence, my haunting spirit, sharp bark, and my absolute devotion towards my master. As all of you do, even I, do mischievous things, be it jumping from the furniture, being stubborn sometimes and a lot more, but that’s not what I am here for. I am here to tell you some important points which you should always keep in mind if you want me to be happy and healthy.

Keeping dachshund active and healthy
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1.How to hold me properly..!!

As you know how my physiology is, so there is a proper way in which you should hold me, especially kids. Please teach your child and family members the ideal way to hold me. If you follow them carefully the chances of me suffering from a back problem reduces.

Holding a dachshund properly
So the steps are as follows:-
1- Put one of your hand under my chest
2- You should always take care of my rear end, as I am long, always place your other hand around my rear end, to save me from any back problem.
3- Don’t allow me to jump from your arms, so hold me tightly but gently.
4- While you are holding me try to keep me Near your chest and while you want to set me down, please be gentle

 

2.How to groom me..!!

dachshund grooming

As I am in three different coat varieties, i.e, long-haired, wire-haired and smooth, theirs a different ways in which you should groom and brush me
1- If I am long haired, I need regular brushing to prevent me from tangles and mats.
2- If I am wire-haired, I need regular brushing and clipping
3- If I am smooth it doesn’t mean I don’t need any grooming, if you want to save me from any skin allergy. Then keep on grooming me on a daily basis, you might  feel  bumps and lumps on  my body, by grooming me regularly you are saving me from lots of agony.

 

Another important thing is to keep my nails trimmed and if I don’t like this to be done by you, take to the vet or groomer for nail clipping.

 

3.Proper diet and Exercise
dachshund running
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If you can’t feel my ribs while touching it means I am overweight which may lead into severe Spinal problem or intervertebral disc problem. All you need to do is to  follow these points

 
1- I love to eat, but it doesn’t mean you give me anything  I ask for, give me only how much is prescribed in a dog food chart. And yes, don’t give me sweets and chocolates, they are harmful for me.
2- As I am active, I love to walk, but with my own speed  and time be patient and take me for at least twice a day.

3-Just have a watch at my mobility, sometimes you might see me eating grass, or vomiting it means I am suffering from sever problem, take me to the vet.
4- Give me some time, let’s play something at home.

 

Don’t

1 Don’t allow me to climb stairs, you may hold me (I have told you how to hold me properly).
2- Don’t allow me to jump on and off the furniture, it may lead into severe back problem.
3- Never let me off leash in open place, I am not afraid of car and  it will be tough to catch me .
 
Follow these few things and you will always find me happy and healthy..!!!