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Sunday Doxie Tips:

Dachshunds are intelligent dogs with an independent nature and playful spirit. Because of this, they can be mischievous. Be patient, firm, and consistent when training them. Because they were bred for hunting, they can exhibit some behaviors that are related to that. 

 
Dachshunds were bred to be hunting dogs, and like all hunting dogs, they tend to bark. Their bark can be loud, especially considering their small size. Many Dachshunds are sensitive to changes in their environments, which increases the likelihood of excessive barking.




I am back my Blog Readers....

Hello my Doggie Blog Readers its been awhile since I have blogged. I am back and ready to update everyone on what's going on here at DTD and just give helpful tips and suggestions for everyday use. I have a busy Summer and Fall ahead of me because I have a couple litters due and coming up that will keep me very busy ... but I love it and you wont hear me complaining ... I love the puppy kisses and cuddle time. I have Betty & Romeo who are due any day now and I have Maggie who is due in September and I have Melody who is due October. Here are some pictures of the cute couples....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I Have been doing this for about 2 years now and I have a really great reputation for giving the best puppy buying experience and I couldn't be more proud of how I do things. I do everything by the book and I go above and beyond for my customers and my dogs and puppies.... I give nothing but the best of everything I do and that's something to be proud off.
 
 
Until next time ......Peace , Love and Happiness everyone  :-)
 
 
 
 

How to Kill Fleas With Dawn & Vinegar

Here at DTD Puppies we like to make sure that our customers know of different tips that can save you money and do the job.
 
 
 
Put a teaspoon of vinegar in your pet's water bowl to help prevent fleas. Some pets do not like the taste, so you may need to adjust the quantity of vinegar. You can use all-purpose vinegar or apple cider vinegar. If you have adjusted the amount and the pet still will not drink, then you can buy vinegar in capsule form. Fleas will be repelled by the smell radiating from your pet's skin. The remedy also acts as a natural deodorizer and boosts an animal's immune system.

Bathe your animals using Dawn dish soap of any scent. Fill the tub with warm water and pour in ½ to 1 cup of Dawn. Soak the animal in the soap and water for at least five minutes. Use the Dawn to lather and clean your animal, starting at the ears and working your way to the tail. After your animal is dry, use an inexpensive flea comb to groom it. Drown any fleas on the comb by placing it in a bowl with soapy water available.
Add ½ to 1 cup vinegar to the bath solution. The smell will wear off after awhile, but you can add scented oil to the bathwater to cover it up. Add vinegar to the bowl of soapy water, dip a flea comb in it, and comb your pet.
 
To see how bad the flea problem is, fill a shallow bowl with soapy water and vinegar and put it next to a light. Leave it out overnight, then check to see if there are any fleas that have drowned in the water.
 
Fleas live not only on your pets, but on your furniture as well. If you have furniture that can be cleaned, use a solution of Dawn dish soap and water to wipe off the upholstery. Use Dawn to clean all of your flooring. Put a drop or two in a steam cleaner to clean your carpet. Do not add more, as it will create too many suds. This will help to rid the carpets of flea debris.
 
Fill a spray bottle with a couple of tablespoons of vinegar and water. Use this on your pet between baths. This can also be misted on furniture, pillows, curtains and bedding. Adding different oils will make it a natural deodorizer.
 

Melodys new Babies 4/11/2014

              Melody had her Babies 4/11/2014 here they are...Yahoo
















                                      
                                    Coats Determined to be determined



Female # 1 Chocolate & Cream

Male # 1 Chocolate & Cream Spot of white on chest

Male # 2  Chocolate & Cream Piebald

Male # Chocolate & Cream White on Chest & Tip of Tail




Dakota's Babies @ 2 Days Old



Birdiee's Babies @ 7 Weeks Old


Pixie's Babys @ 6 weeks old

































Khloe's Last Litter !!!

Khloe's Last Litter of  Babies 































Dachshund Tip of the Day !

Dachshunds are genetically prone to various health problems, but not more so than other dog breeds.Generally, dachshunds have a normal life span, but being aware of the different health issues your dog is susceptible to can help with preventative measures, as well as detecting and treating diseases early on.

A dachshund’s small size also plays a role in the breed’s longevity; it is well known that smaller dog breeds live longer than larger dog breeds.Potential health problems and conditions

Some health problems dachshunds may develop include;

  • Back problems. Dachshunds have fragile backs and are prone to conditions such as; intervertebral disk degeneration, spinal trauma, and back pain.  Many times, back problems in dachshunds can be treated with physical therapy, medications, support (back brace), and rest; however,  back surgery may be required for more severe cases. Read more about Back problems
  • Paralysis. Back injury and IVDD are the two most common causes of paralysis in dachshunds.  Paralysis isn’t always permanent, as surgery, physical therapy, and other treatment options can sometimes correct the condition.  If your dog has been diagnosed with permanent paralysis there are a few things you can learn in order to improve his quality of life.  Read more about Paralysis
  • Leg problems. A dachshund’s short and crooked legs are also sensitive and prone to developing issues.  Patellar luxation is prevalent among the breed as well as many other small breeds.  Leg problems in dachshunds can also be a sign of an underlying issue such as paralysis and back problems. Read more on leg problems
  • Seizures. Seizures are one thing dachshunds may be genetically predisposed to.  That’s why it is extremely important to thoroughly research the parent’s health history before obtaining a puppy.  Seizures can be life-threatening if not controlled, but with the proper medical guidance dachshunds with seizures can live a normal life. Read more about Seizures
  • Skin issues. Allergies, acanthosis nigricans, and pattern baldness are some of the skin ailments that dachshunds can develop.  While skin problems in dogs are not typically life-threatening, they can lower your dachshund’s quality of life if not kept under control.  With the help of your veterinarian, you can create a treatment plan that relieves your dachshund from itchiness, irritation, inflammation, and other skin symptoms. Read more on Skin issues
  • Eye problems. Cataracts, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy, keratoconjuntivitis sicca, and corneal dystrophy are some of the eye problems commonly inherited in doxies.  PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) in particular, affects dachshunds.  It is not a curable disease, and rapidly progresses; that is why every breeder should get their dogs tested for it before commencing breeding.
  • Obesity. Obesity can be a major problem in dachshunds; and although they are predisposed to becoming overweight, exercise and diet play an important role in the development of the condition.  Addressing obesity in dachshunds early on can help prevent secondary health problems such as; heart disease, respiratory issues, and back problems.
  • Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is one of the causes of obesity in dachshunds.  It can also be a cause of various other symptoms including; fatigue, inflammation, intolerance to cold temperatures, and skin problems.  This condition can be detected with a blood test and managed with medication.
  • Ear problems (hematoma, infection)*Your doxy’s long and floppy ears make him more prone to ear infections and hematomas than dog breeds with a smaller set of ears.  This is because bacteria and yeast grow best in warm and moist environments.
  • Anal gland problems. Infection, rupturing, blockage, and inflammation of the anal glands is common in small dogs including dachshunds.  Scooting, excessive licking of rear end, and a foul odor are all signs of anal gland problems.  Dachshunds with allergies are usually more likely to suffer from anal gland issues because of the inflammation, itchiness, and other skin problems that arise.
  • GDV (gastric dilation volvulus)GDV is an extremely dangerous health condition that dachshunds are prone to.  Dogs with GDV experience immense pain due to the extension and twisting of the stomach.  Learning the signs of gastric dilation volvulus in dogs is a good idea, as it may enable you to act quick and even save your dachshund’s life.
  • Hip dysplasia. Although hip dysplasia typically affects large breed dogs, dachshunds are an exception.  It is important that all dachshunds are tested with the OFA (orthopedic foundation for animals) before being bred, to minimize the chances of the puppies being born with the condition.

Home Remedies for Bad Breath in Dogs/Cats/Puppies

5th Tip of the Day

Home Remedies for Bad Breath in Dogs/Cats/Puppies

Causes of Dogs Bad Breath

One of the main culprits behind bad dog breath is dental or gum disease, which tends to affect certain dogs – especially smaller breeds that are prone to plaque and tartar. Unfortunately, all bouts of bad breath are not that simple to remedy. A persistent case could indicate a larger medical issue is... looming in the mouth, respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract or organs. Other causes of bad dog breath include:

• Diabetes
• Kidney or liver disease
• Mouth cancer
• Poor digestion, such as constipation, gas or diarrhea
• Stomach or intestinal problems
• Abscessed tooth
• Periodontal disease, such as gingivitis

Certain symptoms of bad dog breath can sometimes help pinpoint an underlying medical issue. Unusually sweet or fruity breath is an indication of possible diabetes. A dog that has been drinking and urinating more frequently than usual is a prime candidate for this disease. When their breath smells like urine, they could be suffering from kidney disease. When a dog exhibits an unusually foul odor (and is also vomiting, doesn’t want to eat or has yellow-tinged corneas and/or gums – they could have a liver problem.

Bad Dog Breath Home Remedies

One of the things that intensify the bad breath of a dog is that it is hot and moist when you’re enjoying one-on-one quality time. To make sure you don’t pass out in the process, you may want to consider the following home remedies for bad dog breath to treat mild cases:

a) Dill:

Try adding a couple of drops of dill infusion to your dog’s drinking water, as the antibacterial properties help limit the growth of bacteria in their mouth.

b) Parsley:

Sprinkling chopped parsley on your dog’s food will help freshen their breath.

c) Brush the Teeth:

Regular tooth brushing can help combat and prevent bad dog breath, as well as promote healthier teeth and gums. As you brush, position the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the dog’s gum line. Move the brush back and forth across the teeth – making sure to address the upper canine teeth. When brushing your dog’s teeth, do not use human toothpaste or baking soda because it can cause an upset stomach.

d) Change Dog’s Diet:

Food plays a significant role in the scent of dog breath. Perhaps the brand or type of dog food given is contributing to the problem. For example, common culprits of bad dog breath include canned dog food and giving your pooch too many unhealthy table scraps.

e) Rope Toy:

The natural process of chewing helps freshen and prevent bad dog breath. Hard, safe chew toys designed for canines are quite effective in cleaning their mouths, gums and teeth. The toys break up plaque and help fight buildup. You don’t want to choose toys that can splinter (like bones), break (such as plastic toys) or contain harmful chemicals. Rope toys are popular because they can safely treat bad dog breath without compromising the health of a pet. Other options include rawhide bone and a pig’s ear.

f) Yogurt:

Ingredients found in a mixture of yogurt, uncooked carrots and raw turkey can help lessen the effects of bad dog breath.

g) Coriander Leaves:

The extract of coriander leaves can be use as a toothpaste or added to your dog’s water to help get rid of unpleasant dog breath.

h) Mouth Check:

To rule out dental problems as the cause of your dog’s bad breath, perform a visual mouth check and look for discolored gums, chipped teeth, abscesses, and ulcers.

i) Ginger:

When bad dog breath comes as a result of indigestion, ginger could help settle down an upset stomach. Place one or two slices of fresh ginger in one cup of hot water. Allow the mixture to cool down, and then remove the ginger slices. Administer one to two teaspoons of the ginger tea to your dog – one for smaller dogs and two for larger dogs.

j) Dry Kibble:

When your pet chews large pieces of dry dog kibble, the hard texture helps clean their teeth.

k) Raw Vegetables:

The hard texture of raw vegetables can help a dog get rid of the elements that cause bad breath. Carrots are especially helpful. Cucumber and apple slices are also good at reducing plaque buildup and removing food debris. When introducing these vegetables, keep in mind that your dog may experience more bowel movements until their system adjusts.

l) Vitamin C:

Vitamin C can come in handy when addressing canine dental health. Administer a dose of 100 milligrams per 10 pounds of body weight to enhance their level of health. Cut back on the supplement if your dog shows signs of diarrhea. The vitamin also boosts the immunity of your pooch.

m) Washcloth:

When a dog toothbrush causes too much of a distraction for brushing your pooch’s teeth, cover your finger with a washcloth and rub clean their teeth.

n) Avoid Garbage Cans:

Make sure your dog does not come in contact with the contents of your garbage cans. Keep lids firmly attached. Also, when taking your dog for a walk, make sure they do not eat dead animals or feces along the way.

HOME REMEDIES FOR DOG SEIZURES

HOME REMEDIES FOR DOG SEIZURES
 
1. Diet – Since poor diet can likely cause canine epilepsy, feeding your dog with the right foods is very important. Just like humans, fast foods and processed foods are just full of fillers, processed ingredients, artificial coloring, preservatives, etc. It is best if the dog is fed with more natural or home-cooked meals. If you are quite busy, check with your vet the commercial brands of the good commercial dog.
 
2. Raw Meats and Bones – These are the most natural food that dogs used to feed on when they were still undomesticated. This means that raw meat and bones can provide the dogs what they nutritionally require. As domestication evolved, so does their diet and way of life. If your dog is showing signs of poor health as well as canine epilepsy, try doing a major shift in the diet. Switch to raw meat-bones diet.
 
3. Boost the Immune System – Having a strong immune system is the dog’s best chance of health and surviving dog diseases including canine seizures. Vitamins and supplements can work synergistically with proper diet treat dog seizures while providing the dog an overall wellness. Some of these vitamins and minerals include Vitamin C, E and B6. A good start can be: 500mg of vitamin C twice a day, 400mg of E and 50mg of B6 for a 50-lb dog. Reduce the dosage by half for smaller dogs weighing 25 pounds or less.
 
4. Alternative therapies – Epilepsy is a frustrating disease because not all therapies work. Thus, many pet owners who want their dogs to have a fighting chance against canine epilepsy can seek alternative or holistic therapies for their dogs. These include acupuncture, herbal remedies, homeopathic preparations or magnets. Results are variable; some respond positively, others don’t. Pray that your dog would respond to one of these.
 
5. Increasing magnesium supply – There is that belief that seizures are linked to magnesium deficiency and/or a low thyroid. Before attempting to increase the magnesium supply of the dog, discuss this with your vet because the dosage can be critical. Discuss too about the assessment of the thyroid problems. Manifesting of side effects such as gas or diarrhea means cutting back the dosage and gradually increasing the supply again. The recommended dosage is as follows: small dogs – 10mg; medium dogs – 20mg; large dogs – 50mg; and giant dogs – 75mg.
 
6. Fresh Air and Exercise - During recovery, make sure that you take the dog for a walk for fresh air and exercise. It is also good to do this regularly to help the dog stay in fit condition.
 
7. Help Your Dog - After the seizure, your dog is likely to be disoriented, even temporarily blind, for a while. Help the dog find the bowl for water and food. Offer some sweet stuff to elevate the sugar level in the blood because diabetes can be another cause of seizure.
 

Helpful Tips

1st Tip of the Day:
 
Foods
 
When looking for the perfect food for your puppy make sure you read the Nutrition Statement on the food it should say ...This Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth.
 
 
2nd Tips of the day:

Puppies 1st Month Home

Puppy’s 1st month in his/her home is stressful and is a Transition process. Puppies are with their litter mates for 2 Months in the womb and 2 months out of the womb with mom and with me and my kids so when they leave us they can become stressed. The best things that can help with the transition is to obviously give them tons of attention but also ha...ve Karo-Syrup and Nutra-Cal on hand they can be helpful as well. I recommend giving the puppies a Teaspoon of Karo-Syrup for the first week to help with the transition. I also recommend having Blue Buffalo Puppy Soft food on hand to help in case they don’t want to eat at first because their nervous. Please be patient with your new puppy it is all new to them and they will be ok they just need time.
 
 
3rd Tip of the day:

Dehydration

Please have Pedialyte on hand and if you feel that your puppy is dehydrated or is vomiting or has diarrhea this helps rehydrate them and give them what they need and is better than water in that situation.
 
 
 
 
 

Weekly Helpful Tips

Helpful Tip of the day:

Dogs & Puppies are wonderful additions to anyone's family. It is very important that when looking or buying a puppy or Adult dog that you are ready to take on the responsibilities that come along with owning a Pet. For example Care, Medical etc....Owning a pet is serious business and a life time commitment. So the message I am trying to send is Please research and do your... homework before buying an animal to make sure that it's something you can fully take on. Research the breeder look to see if they have references or the location/business that your buying from is well known with references also research the bred that your interested in to see what their temperaments are and if they are known for health issues or even general care information. Ask plenty of questions and most importantly have the time and plenty of love to give to your new addition to your family!!!


 DTD Puppies
 
 
 

Khloe & Romeo

Khloe & Romeo are expecting Puppies by November 30th. We are Expecting Chocolate & Tan and Chocolate & Tan Dapples in Smooth Coats and Long Coats. If interested please contact me to reserve a puppy. I have excellent references and my puppy'...s are very well socialized with Kids and other dogs. I don't own cats but my puppies are very well behaved around them

( I have customers with cats and they do good ) all puppies will come with 1st Distemper shot ,Health Certificate, Vet Checked, Fecal, Shot Records, Dewormed, Micro-Chipped, Bordetella Vaccined, Health Guarantee and a very nice puppy pack to get them started. If you want to be part of the DTD Puppy Family please contact me



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spay or Nueter your Puppy/Dog

When buying a puppy from us at Down Town Dachshunds we require that are puppies are to be Neutered/Spayed by the age of 6 Months. So we found a program that offers just that for half the cost.
 
 
Looking to Spay or Neuter your pet well check this program out. http://www.friendsofanimals.org once you are on the website look on the right hand side there should be a button that lets you enter your zip code. Once you have done that you will enter your email address and
you will receive a list of vets in your surrounding areas. All you need to do is call them to make sure they take this program voucher and then order your certificate and make your appointment.
 
 
 
Prices:
 
Female Dog Spay $90.00
 
Male Dog Neuter $64.00
 
 
 
Extra Services that we offer
 
Microchip - $ 50.00
 
Kennel Cough - $ 45.00
 
 
 
Thank You,
 
DTD

Best Spay/Neuter Program

Looking to Spay or Neuter your pet  well check this program out. http://wwwfriendsofanimals.com/   once you are on the website on the right hand side there should be a button that lets you enter your zipcode .. once you have done that they will send you a list of vets in your surrounding areas via email..... all you need to do is call them to make sure they take this program voucher and then order your certifacite and make your appointment.
 
 
 
 
 
  

Spring Litters Coming 2012

Hello My Blog Readers
 
It's been a while since the last time i updated my friends and family on whats going on here at Down Town Dachshunds. Well this spring we are going to have about 3 - 4 Litters due. Lets just say that we will have a colorful bunch from Dapples to solid color puppies and we could be any more happier and excited..... We will be taking deposits after the puppys are born. If anyone is intrested in putting them selfs on my waiting list please contact us. We do ship to seleted areas and we offer Door to Door delivery of puppys as well.
 
Well here are some pictures of our furture mommys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Valentines Day

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY  EVERYONE .....
 
 

Addison

So much to catch up on we our getting one more special baby to complete our family. Here Name is Addison and she will have such pretty colored puppys when and if she does.
 
 
Intruducing Addison.......
 
 
 

Christmas Presents

Hello  we have such great news  our Melody and Jackson are coming just before Christmas so we are going to have new additions and we are excited.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                            Jackson                                                                                Melody
 
 
 

New Family / Born Diva

Hello fellow blog readers yesterday was a happy day for the Rodrigues family ....they finally received their puppy Rum who is really happy in his new home with his big sister Vikki and his siter Jessie who is a pug and a divia in her own right.here is a picture of her modeling 2 of our jackets from our puppy boutique.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is a referance they gave us how sweet.......
 
 
Ive been telling everyone about how professional you guys are, how dedicated and organized you are. And how you kept me in the loop everyday with updates and pictures of him. I want to thank you guys for everything. Jessie Loves her new Jackets. What a wonderful gift.

Rum Rum is such a wonderful addition to our family. Keeping us on our toes, Making us laugh. He is just a joy! I would and will recommend you to everyone looking for a new puppy. I cant thank you enough.
 
 
 
Well Adios till next time......

Melody & Jackson

Hello everyone i am proud to say that we are going to be adopting 2 new puppies that carry such pretty colors and when paired together  they will have such pretty babies. Intruducing Melody and Jackson.....We will not be getting Jersey or Shorty so these 2 puppies have taken there place.
 

Hallow has found his forever home

Hello my blog reader I have wonderful news to share Hallow has found his forever home he will be living with the Mercier Family in Dover, NH.  He will make the greatest Christmas present ever.  If I didn't mention it before I am doing it now his little brother oh by the way who is much bigger than him...LOL has found his forever home with the Rodrigues Family in Merrimack, NH.  We are so excited here at Down Town Dachshunds that our boys have found such wonderful families that will give them lots of love and kisses.
 
Thats all folks blog yall later
 

6 Weeks Old

Puppys are trying to eat  their puppy food ...its super cute they are 6 weeks old now and getting big.
Rum is spoken for he has found his forever home with Lisa R.  now Hallow needs to find a wonderful family to adopt him.
 
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Weaning from Mom

Today we begin the weaning process from mom....that should be fun  :-) Today we visited the vet and mom and babies are looking great so i am excited about that. Hopfully we can have visitors after  Decemeber 1st  fingers crossed that the puppys love the puppy food. Well off to prepare for Thanksgiving  we want to wish everyone a Happy Thanks giving.
 
 
Maria & Gessenia and of course the dachshunds.
 

Betty's Litter

Hello my my fellow bloggers its been a while since i have blogged but i am back......My Betty and DachshundDudeRanches Landon   just had a litter that is just so cute i love them to pieces. I have 2 males available ready to go after December 16th to their forever homes. They are going to be 5 weeks old on Sunday 11/20/11 they are growing so fast.  Well I am so glad to be back blogging i love to update everyone on whats going on over here at DownTownDachshund...where we specialize in Puppy love.
 
Until next time adios :-)
 
 
HallowleavesThundaleaves

Pixie Dust

Pixie
We are so excited to welcome 2 new puppys into our family their names are Nalah and Pixie and they will be coming soon and we can not wait. She is a Black & Cream Dapple female. 

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Khloe she is 2 years old today. 
Khloe my dachshund

Pet Supplies

We have  more Pet Products coming soon its going to be great alot of them are hand made and are the best quality for your pet. We currently have Shampoos and Treats and Carriers but soon we will have a full store where you can buy everything you need for your pets needs. Keep checking back with us to see what we post next or what pretty puppy pictures we put up. We have been in the pet industry for almost 5 years and we sell nothing but the best. Check our Pet Supplies Tab to purchase these items.

puppy toys for DachshundsPuppies for sale ropeMiniature Dacshund dog Blankets

Our Boy is Coming

Yahooo my Dachshund Boy Nemo is coming tomorrow and i can not wait to pick him up. He is a Beautiful Chocolate Based Red Male and he will be a great addition to our family. I bought this handsome boy at www.countrydachshundkennel.com
Miniature dachshunds



Rainy Day

It 's a rainy Day and my Khloe Bear is Relaxing on her Bed Listing to Music she loves soft rock and Blues ....what a funny girl :) Khloe is my first Dachshund and she is the best  she loves to give kisses and cuddle. She is going to be 2 years old on 3/20/11.