Dachshunds and Epilepsy. As a breed, wiener dogs have a susceptibility to seizures and epilepsy. A veterinarian will typically diagnose epilepsy if your dog has a pattern of seizures that cannot be explained by other medical causes. Seizures can be caused by dehydration, diabetes or brain tumors.
Why Do Dachshunds Have Seizures? According to Drs. Foster and Smith, dachshunds are a breed of dog that have a higher tendency to suffer from epileptic seizures compared to other dog breeds. The breed can inherit epilepsy from family lineage that passes the disorder from one generation to the next.
I was recently contacted by one of our readers, Cassandra, asking if I would share about Dachshund seizures since they are so common. In the 12 years I have owned Dachshunds, and walked and house-sat Dachshunds, I have never encountered a seizure. I have heard of Dachshunds having them before but ...
Secondary seizures are the result of a brain tumor, stroke, or trauma. If no other cause can be found, the disease is called primary or idiopathic epilepsy. This problem is often an inherited condition, and Dachshunds are commonly afflicted. If your friend is prone to seizures, episodes will usually begin between six months and three years of age.
Dachshunds have quite a unique body type compared to most dogs. Their long bodies sit low to the ground atop very short legs, and their long tails add even more length. Due to their distinct skeletal structure, Dachshunds are prone to health problems related to their environment as well as genetic problems that are common for long-bodied dogs.
Dachshunds are more prone to seizures than other dogs. If you notice your dog suddenly starts spasming, paddling, and/or has lost control of their bowel movements, they might be having a seizure. If your Dachshund has a seizure, you should make an appointment to have it examined by your veterinarian.
Most breeds are prone to certain health issues . Dachshund health problems include: Anal Glands - in dogs are also known as “scent glands” as it is the secretion from these glads that marks the dog’s territory and identify other dogs.. These glads empty normally when the dog poops, a normal firm stool, if it is soft the gland will not empty.
Dachshund having a seizure, what is the cause? Last night our Dachshund started walking like she was drunk, almost collapsed, then vomited. Then she appeared to have seizures. Her eyes went dead, her legs were shaking. She finally came out of it after about 5 minutes. Part of what she vomited looked like dinner from over 24 hours prior.
In general, your Dachshund will probably stay pretty healthy throughout most of her life. Know how to recognize common health issues in Dachshunds so you can get your dog the right treatment right away. When treated promptly, most conditions can be treated successfully. Identifying back injuries Back injuries are the most common type of Dachshund […]