Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Posted November 20, 2014
Do you want a dachshund? Do you have a dachshund?
Are you putting away a little bit of money each month or have a pet emergency fund of a few thousand dollars?
If not, either reconsider your adoption or begin that fund now.
Veterinary surgeons across this country thank their stars every day for the fact these little guys exist due to their propensity for emergency back issues.
You can help avoid this issue by providing safe avenues for your pet to get up and down from couches and beds. Additionally, keeping your dachshund thin and lean is of great importance.
Beyond that, these little guys tend to be attached and loving towards their immediate family. And, because of that, very anxious and nervous towards strangers. Early and thorough socialization is very important.
I tell people to carefully consider obtaining these little guys due to their high prevalence of medical and behavioral issues.