Dachshund pomeranian mixes are relatively healthy which is to be expected with mixed breeds. Though they occasionally inherit health issues from their parents, they live long lives, with an average lifespan of between 12 to 16 years.
Here are some of the most common conditions that they have to deal with:
These are common in dachshunds and often pass down to the dameranian. The doggy may be allergic to a number of things from pollen and dust to mites and chemicals in cleaning products. These allergies manifest mainly either as contact dermatitis with skin irritation or respiratory reactions.
Hereditary seizure disorders
Epilepsy is common with dameranians and is more often than not an inherited trait. The furry little friends suffer seizures throughout their lives and require medication to minimize the episodes. While it does not directly cause death, epilepsy may be associated with injuries and general ill health which affects the life quality and life span of the dameranian.
These doggies are known to suffer from issues like bad breath, gum infections, tartar accumulation and dental cavities. The good thing here is that this is a totally preventable group of diseases. Just make sure to invest in dental hygiene as part of the grooming process with this mix.
This is as a result of the long and droopy nature of the dameranian’s ears. The combination of warmth, moisture and darkness promotes the growth of microbes including fungi and bacteria. These cause infections that easily get complicated when they move from the external canal to inner structures.
Hip and knee joint problems
The most common issues here are hip dysplasia and patella luxation. Zesty Paws Mobility Bites With Glucosamine are fantastic for dealing with these and other skeletal problems the dameranian may experience. It contains chondroitin, glucosamine, and collagen which promote pain relief as well as joint function and healing.