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Issue #006

August, 2009

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In This Issue

Monthly Dachshund Treat Recipe

Are you looking for a non expensive treat for your beloved Dachshund? Look no further; here is a great summer treat to spoil your Dachshund with. You probably will have most of the ingredients right in your pantry!

Magellan’s Pupsicles

  • 2 cups low salt beef or chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 or 3 ice cube trays
  • small rawhide sticks (optional item)
  • Mix the broth with the water, then pour into ice cube trays. Let them freeze, and then serve. If you are feeling fancy you can add a small rawhide sick to the popsicles half way through the freezing process. Hope your Dachshund likes these yummy treats just as much as Magellan does.

    Have Fun Spoiling your Dachsund!!!

    Dehydration and Dachshunds

    It is summer and we all get hot, including are little friends. Dachshunds need at a minimum of 1oz of water for every pound they weigh. Depending on how active and what type of health conditions they have will raise the amount of water they need. Dogs are unable to sweat the way people do. The only sweat glands dogs have are on their nose and on their foot pads. The way Dachshunds get rid of the heat inside of their bodies is by panting. Have you ever noticed how much fluid they lose when panting? Dachshunds or any dog can and will lose quite a bit of their fluids when they are hot. The Dachshund is made up of 75% water. If they lose 15% of that water, it can be detrimental. We all need to make sure that there is plenty of water around for our little friends to drink so this does not happen. The water should be kept in containers that will not tip over easy. If the Dachshund is kept outside, there needs to be shade so they can stay cool.

    Some signs of dehydration

    • Lethargy
    • Loss of appetite
    • Sunken, dry eyes
    • Dry mouth tissues
    • Increased heart rate

    What to do if your Dachshund is Dehydrated

    • Place Dachshund in a cool area.
    • Give small amounts of cool water every few minutes.
    • Take Dachshund to veterinarian if symptoms are severe. By the time symptoms appear, dehydration can be serious and may need to be treated with subcutaneous or intravenous fluids.
    • Couple of things to avoid if Dachshund is dehydrated

      • Do not feed.
      • Do not give large amounts of water, this can cause vomiting and further dehydration.
      • Do not use ice packs to cool, this can constrict blood circulation and hinder cooling.

      What’s New?

      We have been very busy with our website lately, adding some new pages and content. We are growing very rapidly. Check back with us often at everything-about-dachshunds.com to read new articles and information. Some of the new pages this month consist of…

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      Dachshund Pics - Check out our updated stories and pictures. We have around 10 new sets of pictures this month! Remember to send in your Dachshund pics to us! We will post them on our site and make a page just for you and your Dachshund. Follow the directions at the bottom of the pics page to send them in.

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