The most important thing is to feed your dachshund a complete, well-balanced diet that ensures they are kept in the best body condition.

Diets may change during the life stages, but no matter what you feed your dachshund, ensure it has all the nutrients required to ensure a happy, healthy, and active lifestyle.

Many dachshund owners often ask us what supplements they should be giving to their dachshunds to help prevent IVDD. Well, the news is that no matter what supplements we give our dachshunds, and given we know that IVDD is highly heritable, no supplement will prevent it from happening.

However, there are supportive supplements that can be given to keep our dachshunds fit for function, combined with a complete well-balanced diet.

Whilst we always advise that you conduct your own research; DISA has compiled a list of supplements compiled from recommendations of members of our owners’ support group. These can be found under SUPPLEMENTS TO AID RECOVERY & MAINTAIN HEALTH on our website.