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.

Back

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

Knees

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

Weight

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

Teeth

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

Eyes 

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

Blood

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

Ears   

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