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Beagle Pain Syndrome

Beagle Pain Syndrome was given its name when it was first seen in a colony of research Beagles in the 1980s. Since then, it has been carefully studied and renamed steroid responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRM or SRMA.) It occurs in several breeds but appears most commonly in only a few, including the Beagle. It can be a difficult disease to diagnose accurately as the symptoms can resemble a number of other diseases and definitive tests like MRIs and spinal taps can be very costly and not always an affordable choice for an owner.

Symptoms

What Are The Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Dogs?

Let’s talk about the benefits of coconut oil for dogs

Take The Itch Out Of These Common Beagle Allergies

Just like people, dogs can also be prone to allergies. And they are just as annoying – they can cause skin irritation, coughing, sneezing, runny eyes and inflammation. If you think your dog is suffering from allergies, you should take her to the vet as soon as possible. There are many courses of treatment for common dog allergies and you’ll be able to discuss what course of treatment is best for your dog. Let’s go over the most common dog allergies you’ll come across, what kind of symptoms you can expect to see and what you can do about them.

Flea Allergies

How To Choose the Best Dog Food For Your Beagle

Picking the best dog food for your pup is no easy choice. There are so many different brands out there. How do you know which one will be the best for your dog.

Just like people, every dog is unique. Some foods work well for your dogs, while others won’t agree with her tummy. And because you’re in charge of keeping her healthy, it’s up to you to get all the information you can about what goes into her bowl. Let’s go over a few tips to keep in mind when choosing the best dog food for your dog.

How To Stop Stinky Dog Farts

Urgh! What’s that smell? Did it just come out of the dog? Gross! We’ve been blaming rotten smells on the dog for many years, but what can you do if you’ve got a legitimate problem with dog farts?

What’s The Difference Between Fleas and Ticks?

Spring is here… and that also means that fleas and ticks are making their way to your dog. They think of your dog as their summer home and they plan to take up residence for generations unless you evict them. Sure, fleas and ticks are little pains in the butt, but did you know that there are many differences between the two? Let’s go over what makes them different from each other so you know what you’re up against this spring.

Anterior Uveitis in Beagles

Anterior Uveitis can be a serious problem when it comes to Beagles. There are several factors that have been linked to the cause of this disease. These are:

•Infections that have been caused by pathogenic microorganisms. These include bacteria, viruses and fungi. A Beagle that spends a lot of time outdoors is at a higher risk of being exposed to these pathogens.

•Immune-mediated conditions that are breed specific

•Eye trauma or injury

•Metabolic diseases

•When protein escapes from the eye lens into the eye fluid. This is often linked to cataracts.

Aortic Stenosis in Beagles

The aorta is the largest artery in the body. It is the main blood vessel that serves as a passageway for oxygen-filled blood to pass from the left side of the heart to be distributed throughout the entire body.

What You Need To Know About Epulis

You’re afraid that your Beagle may have Epulis, but you’re not sure what this disease is all about. Let’s go over a few details that will help you understand this canine disease and will better arm you on what treatment you should undertake with your Beagle.

First off, there hasn’t been a specific agent that can be pinpointed to cause Epulis. It is grouped into three types, based on tissue of origin:

Fibromatous Type: tumors that have a stalk or stem (pedunculated) and are non- ulcerative.

Ossifying Type: Tumors are that are pedunculated non-ulcerative.

Atrial Septal Defects in Beagles

In Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), the blood tends to flow from the right atrium to the left atrium due to the relatively high pressure exerted by the blood returning to the heart from the body circulation. This phenomenon prevents blood in the heart from being pushed into the lungs leading to poor oxygenation of blood cells and consequently a decrease in the circulating oxygen in the body.

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Should you have a concern regarding the health of your Beagle(s), you should contact your veterinarian. All information on this site is presented solely for educational and informational purposes and should not, at any time, be considered a substitute for seeking or receiving veterinary care for your Beagle(s).
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