Below is a list of items that we believe are a must-have for any miniature smooth dachshund owner. I will provide all the Australian link websites so that you can purchase these items online.
Casfuy Dog Nail Grinder
- Low <50 dB vibration
- Powerful 2-speed grinder
- Recharges via USB port
- Version 2. Offers 3 hours of battery life and LED light.
- Available in white and dark blue
- Price guide $45 – $75 plus postage
DakPets Nail Clippers
- Mid-range nail clipper
- Strong, sturdy and sharp
- Price guide $23.50 includes delivery
Teeth & Oral healthcare
Having your pet’s teeth cleaned can cost at the Vet $500-1200 annually depending on how bad tartar build-up has occurred and the location of your Veterinarian. It is best to treat plaque when it is soft and removable, it takes 24-48 hours for plaque to mineralise forming tartar. The product below will assist in preventing those costly annual Vet bills.
Easy daily health regime which has been proven to reduce the formation of plaque and soften tartar which is already existing. A small pinch over the dogs’ food is all you need for this product to work. It helps with bad breath, balances the gut health, and as a result improves dogs smelly farts… win-win.
All products below are organic and sustainable sourced.
- Seaperia – Seaweed Meal 250g by S.E.A … … … … … Price guide $10
- Troy PlaqueOff Power for Dogs 40g … … … … … … . Price guide $35
- Simply Seaweed for dogs 40g … … … … … … … … … Price guide $12
- Simply Seaweed for dogs 200g … … … … … … … … . Price guide $40
- TotalPet Plaque Away 85g … … … … … … … … … … .Price guide $25
Caution: This product is not recommended for use for dogs with a known thyroid condition.
Dental Cleaning Tools
- Scrapes away tartar that is not able to be removed with a cloth or toothbrush.
- Includes tweezers. pick, mirror and tartar scraper
- Price guide $12.99 includes delivery
Finger Toothbrush for dogs
- Use chicken stock for toothpaste… yum yum for your pet.
- Use regularly to prevent plaque buildup.
- Price guide $4.99 plus delivery
Ear Mites and Ear Cleaning
Dachshunds with their long folded ears are prone to ear mites (known as ear canker) and bacterial and yeast ear infections if not routinely cleaned. Humid weather will quickly turn dirty ears into swollen, red, itchy, and smelly ears that will make your dog uncomfortable and cost upwards of $250 at the Vet to be treated.
Troy Alpha Ear Cleaner
- Effective treatment for otitis externa in dogs.
- It works fast, will clean, dry and sanitze your dog’s ear.
- Loosens hard wax in the ear helping to remove it, keeping the ears clean.
- The gentle formula is safe on the dog’s ears.
- Offers a cooling effect on red and inflamed ears.
- Apart from cleaning, it keeps ears odor-free.
- It is suitable to use in conjunction with topical medications.
- Use weekly as maintenance cleaning or twice daily to clear up possible infections.
- Price guide $20 – $30 plus delivery
Troy Ear Canker Drops
The synergistic formula is anti-fungal, anti-coccidial and anti-parasitic, making it particularly effective where ear mites are the problem.
- Easy to apply dropper bottle.
- Instil 4 – 8 drops in the ear twice daily for 1 – 2 weeks.
- 20ml size is ideal for at home pet first aid kits.
- Price guide $9 – 14 plus delivery
Weekly brushing with a Soft brush even for the smooth coats is a must