I am the proud parent of a 16 year old dachsie!
She unfortunately has had many health problems! She had a back op in 2002;diabetes in 2005 and auto immune hemolytic anemia in 2008! She nearly died!
The vets call her a medical miracle!
In the last year she became blind because of cataracts. And now it seems as if her hearing is not very good anymore although she hears quite good every now and then. We live with my parents as I look after them. And my Tessie has become depressed the past few months. She had a checkup and her health is fine exept for her liver enzymes that is a bit high as a result of the diabetes etc.
My dad is not a very active guy-he is 71.And he want
s Tessie sleep,eat and go to the toilet-I preume that may be part of the problem.And I had to start doing something for xtra money so I am training dogs and although I take off my clothed when I get back as not to upset her,she is very intelligent and she knows..I have talked to herand since then she only wants to sleep in my arm!Whatcan I do to stimulate her?We live in South Africa and it is dangerous to walk around alone in dark and earlier it is very hot! I try to walk her. In her baby pram and today took her to a shop,she loved that! But most shops do not allow dogs even if u carry them! She even opened a gift today! But what else can I do to stimulate her brain? Please give advice! I love her very much and want her to enjoy life!