Do you know about Cushing’s Disease?
This disease causes the adrenal glands produce to much cortisone. Symptoms are excessive drinking, urination accidents in the house, hair loss, increased appetite, and weight gain. Can usually be treated with medication.
Do you know about DMVD?
Degenerative mitral valve disease is a leaky heart valve that usually begins between 8-10 years of age. Can usually be treated with medication.
Do you know about Lafora Disease?
Lafora disease is an inherited form of epilepsy. Seizures that appear as "shocks" in muscles or groups of muscles and last a few seconds.
Do you know about PSS?
Portosystemic Shunt is an inherited disorder in which the liver is unable to remove toxins from the blood. It can usually be treated with medication and diet but may require surgery.
Do you know about HGE?
Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis is a severe stomach condition. It occurs suddenly. Bloody diarrhea is a symptom.
Do you know about Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia?
This is a serious autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own tissues. Blood clotting is affected. Some dogs respond to medication.
Do you know about Narcolepsy?
This is an Inherited sleep disorder in which Dachshunds are unable to stay awake and usually collapse after exercise. Onset is usually from 1-6 months.
Do you know about Osteogenesis Imperfecta?
This is an inherited collagen disorder that results in brittle bones, fractures and the inability to heel properly. This is a severe bone condition that will result in euthanasia. It is diagnosed at at a very young age.
Do you know about Progressive Retinal Atrophy?
This is a severe eye disease that is usually diagnosed between 10 months and 3 years of age. Begins with "day blindness" and eventually leads to complete blindness.
Do you know about IVDD?
Intervertebral Disk Disease cause the vertebrae to become weak and brittle. This can result in painful spinal injuries. Care should be taken to keep your Dachshunds fit-not allow them to jump and support their weight on both their front and rear legs wen carrying them.