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What Health Problems Do Daschund Dogs Tend To Have?

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This could be mange, you need to have it looked over by the Vet.
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What you might expect from such a funny-shaped dog, they often have back problems. The spongey discs between back vertebrae are particularly vulnerable. Disk problems, such as rupture are fairly common. In worse cases paralysis may result (these problems may or may not be alleviated by surgery).

The best cure is prevention. Advice is to discourage daschunds from jumping or taking stairs and to carry them with full support to both front and back legs. Falls especially need to be avoided, any sort of fall can greatly increase the chances of back injury. Obesity also greatly increases the chances of back problems occuring.

On top of that, there are genetic problems. Inbreeding has promoted heriditary forms of epilepsy and deafness in the breed. Some individuals tend to be highly strung and snappy as a result of selective trait breeding.

Breeders are trying to breed these weaknesses out, but it may be an uphill job. Daschunds today are a much shorter-legged breed than they were 50 or 100 years ago.
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My dachshund dog is almost 7 years old. She has been moving slowly lately. She whines when you pick her up a certain way. Whats going on?
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Old age. You need the vet to look her over. There might be some back problems coming.
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Z─▒mba, my 11 yr old daschund, started moving very slowly suddenly. He doesnt have appetite, he screams when doing sudden movements. Vet couldnt say anything. What could be going on? Derya
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Spine problems
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Dandruff and patchy skin also bloated stomach
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My weenie is 7 years old and he is coughing up phlegm and this is been happening more and more these days. What is this?
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My 10 yr old doxi is doing the same thing as well as sneezing and mucus discharge real bad when she sneezes. Did you find any help on your pup?
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They are prone to back problems.
Elbow malformation(dysplasia)
Dislocation of the kneecap(patellamluxation)
Epilepsy
Eye problems(cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy)
Diabetes.
Frequent visits to the vet should Help.
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My daschund has had bladder stones 3 times and I suspect she has them again.  The vet is closed until tuesday.  Can I  wait?  We were in Fri and everything checked out o.k. Except she was and still is shaking and I didn't mention the possibility of stones.  I thought she just needed her anal glands drained.
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My 11 year old dachshund is displaying severe rashes and hair loss all over his body?

PLease help!!

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