How can I tell how far along my dachshund is in her pregnancy? What are signs of labor?
the vet. could give you a better idea since we cant see her. also if the male was bigger than her he can check and see if she can deliver normally or will need a C section.
when moms are going into labor they will go off food and start making a nest. have the whelping box ready now and put her in with some old towels to nest in. it can take hours before she delivers puppies.
please have her checked by the vet. he can xray her and see how many puppies and the size of pups.
Whats the difference between Dachshund dog food and regular dog food?
There really is no need for breed specific dog foods, I think your dog will do just as good on the food you feed your golden retriever. As far as how much to feed i disagree with whoever commented on this question first... Never feed your dog the amount it says to on the back of the bag. No dog needs as much food as it tells you to feed it for how much it weighs. Monitor your dog and see what amount is good for him/her to be eating and settle on that. The reason to most over weight dogs is because people feed what the bag tells them to and it ends up being too much for their body to handle. The only reason why it says that on the bag is so YOU go through food faster, buying it more often therefore the company makes more money.
How can I convince my parents to get me a dachshund puppy for my birthday?
Well you sound really responsible. I would not be suprised if they would let you get another one. But you should lay hints that it would be nice to get another dog. Then make a b-day list and put the dog on it with a letter saying why you want the dog. I think that will work somewhat.
What the difference btw a miniature dachshund and a regular dachshund?
There are two different kinds of Dachshunds. The regular, and the miniature. The regular Dachshund is 14-18 inches tall and weighs 20 pounds when full grown. The Miniature Dachshund can get up to 14 inches tall and can get up to weighing 9 pounds. Dachshunds look pretty much the same when they're older, just there is a difference in size, of course.
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