In addition to the skin conditions, blue dachshunds suffer from several other health problems. These are what you would expect with any other doxie. Without further ado, here are the top 6 most common diseases you may have to deal with raising a blue doxie.
Intervertebral disc disease
This is a disease of the cartilage between vertebrae on your dachshund’s back. It is associated with spinal cord injuries which cause a lot of pain and may result in paralysis.
Doxies are known for their ravenous appetite. This coupled with skeletal issues that hinder mobility or hormonal diseases that affect metabolism often leads to obesity.
This is a form of hormonal imbalance where the thyroid gland in the dachshund does not produce enough of the thyroid hormones. This results in several systemic issues including thinning hair, slow metabolism and cold intolerance.
In most cases, this happens to doxies as they grow older and is often associated with other health issues like diabetes or obesity. However, it could also occur in young puppies in which case it is usually congenital malformations of the heart.
This is a skeletal issue that causes the knee bone to progressively get looser in turn affecting mobility for the dog.
Hip and shoulder dysplasia
This is a disease that is characterized by abnormally formed shoulder and hip joints on the dachshund. It is associated with arthritis which causes a lot of discomfort for the pooch. You could give them the Zesty Paws Hip & Joint Mobility Bone Broth which in addition to promoting healing helps to relieve joint pains by promoting lubrication.