We strongly suggest you keep your little dog active and fit because they sure love to eat. If you"re interested in a dachshund, you need to know about IVDD ( (intervertebral disc disease) that is a condition affecting about 25% of dachshunds as well as some other breeds. They have little discs between their vertebrate – sort of like jelly-filled donuts, that act as cushions between the vertebra and problems can occur when these "cushions" dehydrate.The symptoms to watch for are
Unwillingness to jump.
Pain and weakness in rear legs (lameness)
Muscle spasms over back or neck.
Hunched back or neck with tense muscles.
Reduced appetite and activity level.
Loss of bladder and/or bowel control (urinary and fecal incontinence, respectively).