Dachshund dogs are best known for their spontaneity, courage and their sharp beak. Among the top 5 best breeds in the world, this cartoonists favorite dog is a perfect house dog and lovable family member.
Sometimes these lovely dogs face problems which we ignore thinking they are brave (as they were bred to hunt badgers). Here is the list of top 5 symptoms and the associated unusual behavior which requires your immediate attention.
1. Back Problem Symptoms
Dachshund dogs have a different body structure and genetic walking style. Due to their short legs and long muscular body they may suffer from Intervertebral Disc Disorder. Though chances of this disorder are low, here is a list of the symptoms which depicts that your Dachshund dog is suffering from I.D.D. For more on how common back problems are in Dachshunds see here.
- Unable to raise up on the rear legs
- Loss of bowel and bladder control
If you see any of these symptoms, the best you can do is this :
- Always support their back and rear while holding them.
- Don’t let them jump from high furniture.
- Consult to vet if you see any of these symptoms
For more information on back problems in Dachshund see here.
2. Symptoms associated with bad food
If your Dachshund pet is not in a good mood, it might be because of a bad diet. Those glossy cover food packets which we pick up from the market thinking it’s the best they can have may lead them into allergy problems.
If your Dachshund dog is suffering from itching, hot spots, dandruff, excessive shedding, foot licking, face rubbing, loose-stools, and gassiness, it might be because of that diet rather than other causes. So it’s time to change the food. Consult your vet about which food will suit your Dachshund the best.
3.Dog bloat symptoms
If your dog has a swollen abdomen, is salivating badly, retching but cannot vomit, restless, sluggish, depressed then there is a chance they may be suffering from Bloat (Gastric dilatation-volvulus). This is a lethal disease which occurs when the stomach is distended with gas and air. Consult a vet as soon as possible as this can be fatal.
4. You are not giving me time
Doxies cute and lively nature always makes them the most amazing family member often seen usually playing games (following their own rules) frisking around the house. But if your Dachshund dog is being snappier then there is a problem. Doxies do not like to share their owner’s attention If your pet is being irritating and cranky at someone from the family, it means you are not giving him/her attention. So it’s better you spend some time with your Dachshund.
5. Diabetes symptoms
If your Dachshund is suffering from excessive urination and weight loss, then there is a problem. He might be suffering from diabetes. To learn more about the symptoms of diabetes in dogs see here. Diabetes is occasionally seen in overweight dogs, so it’s better to go for a walk with your Dachshund dog or play with them at home.
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