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Dachshund Puppy Care Tips

Let’s take a look at Dachshund puppy care.  As reputable Dachshund breeders, our main goal is to provide you enough information to form a healthy, long term relationship with your new family member. Dachshund puppy care tips are a major need-to-know for new puppy owners. For starters, the first few days are crucial to your bond with your new dachshund puppy. I know you are excited, but we ask that you use  a lot of patience and give your new puppy plenty of time to make the adjustment! Don’t forget that we are only a phone call or an e-mail away. We’ve had years of experience in helping our customers through those first few days with their new dachshund puppy. We are educated dachshund breeders and owners that are always happy to answer questions! Sometimes it’s nice to have a calm voice to walk you through a new adventure. This is one of the greatest benefits of choosing a reputable breeder to buy your dachshund puppy from.  Here are a few dachshund puppy care tips that may help you prepare for your new puppy!

 

Feeding Your Dachshund Puppy

There is nothing more important than making sure your puppy eats right in the first few days at his new home. Your puppy will come with a free sample of puppy food. Please use this and only this for the first couple days. It’s familiar to them and they have been eating it for quite a while. There is no need to wet the food. If you choose to feed a different brand, gradually mix it in with the provided food until the puppy adjusts. Don’t be too shocked if he gets a little diarrhea from the adjustment. Plain Greek yogurt (never sugar free) is a great way to help straighten that out. Just add a couple teaspoons to his food for a few days. Just like people, some dogs have a more sensitive digestive tract than others. The main thing to remember is that your puppy will need to eat every 4-6 hours at first. Dry dog food should be available to your puppy at all times. It's best to use a premium brand dog food, not a supermarket brand. Treats are not necessary or recommended.


Dachshund puppies do not like to eat alone! They are a pack animal by nature and have had their meals with siblings up until this point. If you make the mistake of setting his food and water in the other room, he may not feel comfortable going in there. Please hang out with him until he gets used to his new house and his new people. Also, keep in mind that if you already have pets in the house they may need a little time to get to know the puppy before they feel comfortable enough to allow him to eat near them. The puppy needs his own place to eat and sleep at first.

 

How To Protect Your New Dachshund Puppy

I know how excited you are about getting a new puppy, but try to keep things calm and low key during those first few days. You may want to fight the urge to show him off to everyone you know on his first days home. The best advice we can give you is to keep your puppy to yourselves at first. It gives you time to form a strong bond with your new puppy and gives him time to learn his new surroundings.  This is a very exciting time in his young life.


Until he finishes his vaccinations you definitely want to avoid places like the dog park, a pet store, etc. where there are a lot of other animals. He is more vulnerable to “puppy hood” diseases until he finishes his puppy shots! There are three shots in the series of puppy vaccinations. One of the most important parts of our dachshund puppy care system, are proper vaccinations. If you buy your puppy here at Quality AKC Dachshunds he will always have had his first set before he leaves our home.  Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you know all of the details on your new puppy's health care before you leave.