Caring for the dachshund
Caring for the dachshund and maintaining the dachshund in good shape requires little effort, provided that the dog is physically and mentally healthy, she does not have hereditary diseases.
They are fed a dachshund with high-calorie and high-grade food,Balanced by proteins, fats and carbohydrates, provide daily intake of minerals and vitamins into her body. What to feed - canned, dry food or natural products - the owner decides.
Many nurseries are fed a dachshund with a mixture ofCanned and dried dog food. Food should be fresh, benign, contain the necessary substances. It is very important not to overfeed the dog. Dachshunds like to eat very much, and in a period when the loads are reduced, they gain weight quickly.
Excess weight for them is dangerous not only a threatObesity and loss of working condition, but also exerts additional strain on the spine, which is fraught with serious diseases. On average, an adult toddler needs 40g. Feed per kilogram of weight per day. During the hunting season and during field trials and training, the dog is fed more abundantly, but they try to increase the number of calories not at the expense of the volume of food, but at the expense of more nutritious food and products.
Annual maintenance of the tax is reduced to keeping the wool, eyes and ears clean. Smooth-haired dachshunds do not needCombing. It is enough to clean them with a brush with a short natural bristle and wipe with a piece of soft suede or fleecy fabric. The dachshunds are combed daily with a special comb with sparse teeth and at least twice a year they trimming to remove the dead hair.
It is better if the trimming is done by a specialist. Long-haired dachshunds also need daily combing. At the same time, make sure that the adorning hair on the ears, abdomen, paws, tail does not get tangled, after each walk or hunt, inspect the coat, remove dirt, vegetable debris that is clogged in the wool. Wash the dog with as much as possible with warm water without detergents. Twice a year you can wash the dachshund with special zoo shampoos.
Daily, moistened with fleece wipe the corners of the eyes of the dog, once a week, cleaned with cotton swab, and teeth - with a special brush.
In woolly and longhaired dachshunds, often during defecation, the coat around the anus is dirty. As with contamination, it should be washed with warm water and thoroughly dried.