Dachshund care a guide for
new dog owners

Dachshund care is about having a happy, well groomed, healthy dog and although this may take you a little time, it is all worthwhile for your special little friend.

Dachshund care covers many different aspects of the daily life of your dog.


Following some of the information we have available on this site can save you time and make life easier for you and your dachshund.


Dachshund Grooming

Grooming is an important part of your dachshund dog’s life, not only the bathing, brushing and combing, but also the one to one attention they get from you, most dachshund love it.


Dachshund Rescue Centers

These are mostly non for profit organizations that rescue lost and unwanted dachshunds and find new homes for them; they rely heavily on donations and voluntaries to keep them going.

This can be a good way to find a great family pet that just needs some love and attention. We have listed a number of Rescue Centers in the North American region.


Daycare for dogs

When you are away during the day, you can use a doggie daycare. These places provide a safe, fun environment where dogs can play and socialize with other dogs. We have provided you with some questions to ask the daycare operator and some of the common daycare policies.

 

Dog airline travel

If you are planning to travel your dog on an airline, then this is for you, we have outlined a simple check list, so you are better prepared and so avoid the pitfalls. It’s all about planning ahead, so there are no surprises on the day.  


Dog car travel

Planning to travel with your dog in the car, we have some helpful tips and advice to make the experience trouble free. There are also a few items which you can pick-up to make it a little safer and easier for you and your dachshund.


Dog dental care 

Many owners may not be aware of the importance of their dogs teeth care and that an unhealthy mouth can have an effect on your dog’s overall health. There is an excellent variety of products on the market to help control tarter and keep your dog’s breath sweet.


Dog ear health

Dachshunds tend to be more susceptible to ear problems as they have floppy ears that do not allow good air flow. Take care with bathing not to get water in the ears and keep an eye out for ear mites and wax.


Dog loss 

This is something that all dog owners will have to face, the death of a much loved dog is not easy, we all deal with grief in different ways; your dog will always be in your heart and you will always remember the happy times you shared.

We have provided you with some steps to help with coping with grief and we also provided some links to dog loss support groups.



Dog medical insurance

With the increasing cost of health care and specialized treatment available for dogs many owners have decided that pet insurance is a necessary part of dog ownership.

With the special place our dachshund holds in our hearts we want to be in the position to be able to offer them the best treatment possible when they become ill or suffer an injury. Check out dog insurance today.


First aid for dogs

As a responsible owner it is a good idea to have some knowledge of dog first aid. Every owner needs to keep a first aid kit; often buying a ready-made up one is the best way to go. Keep you vets phone number handy.


Hotels for dogs

For those times where you are going away for an extended time and you are unable to take your dog or get someone else to look after him, then you will need to use a dog hotel (also known as a boarding kennels).

To help you find the right dog hotel for your dog, we have included a simple check list to review the practices and facilities of the establishment.


New owner vet guide - dachshund care

This is information and advice about choosing a vet, making you dog vet friendly and new owner dog care advice.


Petsitters

Using a petsitter has many benefits that can suit most dog owners. There is very little inconvenience, as the petsitter comes to your home to look after the dog. We have put together some questions for you to ask potential petsitters, its best to meet with them before accepting their service.


As owners, dachshund care is our responsibility and remember you know your dog better than anyone. 


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Page Index

Dachshund grooming tips

Dachshund rescue

Daycare for dogs

Dog airline travel

Dog car travel

Dog dental care

Dog ear health

Dog loss

Dog medical insurance

First aid for dogs

Hotels for dogs

New owner vet guide

Petsitters




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