Top 7 Health Issues In Dachshund Dogs

Written By: MUDASSIR

As a long, low dog bred to chase badgers into burrows, Dachshunds are prone to back problems like IVDD.


Up to 1/4 of Dachshunds suffer from patellar luxation, which causes limping and pain when kneecaps slip. Severe cases may require surgery.


Obesity strains the back and knees. Stick to the recommended calorie intake, especially as Dachshunds age and exercise less.


Those cute undershot jaws also align teeth poorly. Daily brushing reduces plaque and risk of dental disease. Annual cleanings help too


Eye issues like cataracts, glaucoma, and progressive retinal atrophy occur more often in Dachshunds. Annual vet eye exams catch problems early.


Up to 60% of Dachshunds carry von Willebrand's disease genes causing low clotting factor. Test breeding dogs and watch for symptoms


Deafness affects around 18% of dapple patterned Dachshunds. White coats increase congenital deafness risk too. Hand signals help training.


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