4. Baking Ingredients:
Lock up all of your baking ingredients, especially your baker’s chocolate. Dogs are attracted to the smell of chocolate – just like us, right? Chocolate is a deadly poison to all dogs.
5. Lock up the Chemicals:
Install some child locks on your bathroom or kitchen cleaning product cabinets. Dachshunds are curious little dogs. If they want something, they are determined to get it.
If your dog ever consumes any chemicals, call your vet or the Pet Poison Hotline ASAP.
6. New Puppy Rules For The Family:
If you have young children or grandchildren around, have a serious talk about being gentle with the new puppy. If the puppy is taunted and teased, they will learn to defend themselves and may develop behavior issues that are hard to reverse.
Dachshunds have a very fragile back and are prone to a spinal disease called IVDD. All Dachshunds should avoid high-impact activities including jumping, running at high-speed, and any activity that will put too much strain on their spine.
Consider purchasing a few dog ramps for your furniture to help prevent injury.
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