How Does Pes Varus Affect Dachshunds?

Living with a tiny four-legged cowboy may sound unbearably cute but it’s not all fun and games.

What Is Pes Varus In Dachshunds?

Pes varus translates from Latin as simple “Foot inward”.

How Can You Treat Pes Varus In Dachshunds?

Fortunately, recent veterinary surgical advances have made Pes varus treatable.

This can sound scary and it technically is. However, good veterinary surgeons today can perform the procedure with a near-100% rate of success.

What Causes Pes Varus In Dachshunds?

Unfortunately, while the condition is genetically inherited, there are no genetic tests yet that can spot it early on.

Instead, if you don’t want to adopt a dog from a shelter, buy your pup from a reputable breeder.

Your dog will have to spend quite a lot of time with a worsening Pes varus until other skeletal deformities start to develop as well.

All in all, Pes varus is a very annoying and unfortunate health condition that quite a few dachshunds can suffer from.

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