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Best Dog Food for Dachshunds

Made with human-grade ingredients to keep your Dachshund healthy and happy.

3 Benefits of Ollie for Dachshunds

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Easy to digest

High-quality human-grade ingredients are gently cooked for better digestion and nutrient absorption.
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Keeps pups at a healthy weight

We provide the perfect portion to help your pup get to and maintain a healthy weight.
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Provides complete and balanced nutrition

We work with a veterinary nutritionist whose recipes meet or exceed AAFCO standards for nutrition for all life stages.

Breed Type: Dachshund

AKC Grouping

  • Hound group


  • Brave

  • Stubborn

  • Vigilant


  • Spunky and curious

Average Weight

  • 16 to 32 pounds (standard)

  • 11 pounds and under (miniature)

Health and Grooming Needs:

  • A healthy body weight

  • Daily tooth brushing

  • Regular veterinary dental cleanings

  • Weekly brushing to prevent tangles in their long coats

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Dachshund-specific dietary needs


This brave, independent pup needs plenty of energy to explore their environment and act as their family’s protector, which is where Ollie’s protein-rich recipes come in. Ollie’s human-grade meat sources, including chicken, beef, turkey, and lamb, provide lean protein and essential amino acids for building strong muscles and bones. Since the Dachshund is prone to obesity and back problems, a diet of lean, low-calorie protein is essential for their health and wellness. And, to prevent your pup’s soulful gaze as they beg you for more food, Ollie provides perfectly portioned meals to keep your pooch fit and trim.

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Moderate amounts of fat in your Dachshund’s diet will provide concentrated energy and the ingredients for a sleek, shiny coat. Although you may think fat doesn’t have a place in your dog’s diet, the proper amount of fat will fuel your pup without adding pounds. Plus, the omega-3 fatty acids in Ollie’s recipes, courtesy of cod liver oil and chia seeds, offer essential anti-inflammatory benefits to ward off back pain and joint inflammation in your long-bodied pup. Appropriate fat levels are also important for vitamin absorption, which assists in many key bodily functions in your dog.

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Carbohydrates get a bad rap, but the proper mixture of simple and complex carbs provide your Dachshund with the energy they need to dash after a squirrel, or dig for hours in your backyard. Clean-burning fuel is provided by sweet potatoes, peas, and rice, and no empty fillers make their way into any of Ollie’s recipes. 

Complex carbs and dietary fiber go paw-in-paw for filling up your Dachshund and regulating their digestive system. Fortunately, Ollie’s got their back—no matter how long!—by packing their diets with fiber-rich butternut squash, kale, spinach, pumpkin, and blueberries. These colorful ingredients also bring tons of disease-fighting antioxidants to your dog’s dish.   

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Common health issues that can be mitigated with proper diet

Although your feisty Dachshund never backs down from a challenge, they need nutritional support for disease prevention and management. Common Dachshund ailments that can be mitigated through a healthy diet include:

  • Back problems — Dachshunds are the poster pups for intervertebral disc disease, but maintaining a healthy weight through lean protein and filler-free diets can help prevent back pain. 

  • Obesity and Cushing’s disease — Cushing’s disease can cause metabolic issues that lead to weight gain, putting extra pressure on your pup’s extra-long back. Keep them full and satisfied with complex carbs, fiber, and lean protein to prevent obesity.

  • Heart disease — Dachshunds can develop heart disease as they age and their heart valves become leaky, but a diet containing taurine, L-carnitine, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids can keep their heart strong and healthy.

  • Gastroenteritis — The sensitive Dachshund can experience vomiting and diarrhea, but a clean diet free from artificial preservatives, colorings, and additives can reduce gastroenteritis flares.

Your dog is your best friend, and you want to do everything possible to keep them healthy and happy. Packed with fresh ingredients and high-quality nutrients, an Ollie diet may help your Dachshund avoid health issues.

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When you take away the fillers, byproducts, and artificial flavorings, you’re left with good, clean food. We promise to never put anything in your dog’s bowl that we wouldn’t eat ourselves.

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Meat-first recipes

Meat is at the forefront of all of our recipes—but not just any meat —real, high-quality protein sourced from farms in the US, New Zealand, and Australia.

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Blueberries and cranberries pack a nutritive punch, providing your pup with vitamins and antioxidants.

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Plant-based protein

Chickpeas, lentils, and peas pick up where meats leave off to offer complete and balanced protein essential to pups.

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Leafy greens and root vegetables

From kale to sweet potatoes, veggies are a rich source of dietary fiber for digestive health (good poops!).