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Learning to Survive the Pain of IVDD

The actual IVDD diagnosis was a shock to us all. Having had dogs my whole life, I thought I knew the source of Henry’s symptoms. I thought the origin of Henry’s pain was stemming from his muscles, tendons, and ligaments but after taking him to my Vet, I learned the victims were his vertebral discs. […]

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Dachshund Diet: Making Sure Your Doxie Is Getting The Right Stuff

Dachshunds love to eat — so, as the owner of a sausage dog, it’s your job to make sure the pooch is eating right. Some owners feed their dachshunds a homemade diet, but most dachshunds eat commercial dog food. An adult dachshund typically weighs about 11 pounds at the miniature size and up to 32 […]

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Common Dachshund Health Problems

Common Dachshund Health Problems Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD) The Dachshund breed is known to have various health problems, some attributing to its unique frame and stature. Doxies in particular are known to have spinal problems with the most common being intervertebral disk disease, or IVDD. Running, jumping, obesity, rough playing, and intense exercise can increase […]

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