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Understanding Pancreatitis in Beagles

The Beagle is generally a healthy breed, though all dogs are prone to developing certain health problems. With his floppy ears, Beagles are prone to ear infections and they can also be affected by genetic health problems such as hip dysplasia, congenital deafness, and certain forms of heart disease. Another condition to which this breed is prone is pancreatitis – keep reading to learn more.

Tips for Dealing with Diabetes in Beagles

The growing diabetes epidemic that is sweeping the nation affects more than just people – it also affects pets. Recent studies suggest that as many as 1 in 200 dogs will develop the disease and Beagles are one of the breeds most prone. Because Beagles have an increased risk for diabetes, you should learn the signs and symptoms so you know what to look for. The sooner you catch the disease, the sooner you can start your dog on the appropriate treatment to manage the condition.

Preventing Ear Infections in Beagles

Any dog can develop an ear infection, but some breeds are more prone than others. There are several factors which increase the Beagle’s risk for ear infections, but there are still things you can do to prevent them. Keep reading to learn the signs and symptoms of ear infections in dogs and to receive some simple tips for preventing them.

Signs and Symptoms of Ear Infections

Out-of-the-Box Tips for Exercising Your Beagle

As a hunting and tracking breed, the Beagle has excellent stamina and high needs for exercise. A slow and sauntering walk is not the best form of exercise for this breed, though that may be all you can offer your dog at times. If you’re looking for some creative ways to give your Beagle a big of extra exercise, here are some out-of-the-box tips:

Tips for Choosing a Healthy Diet for Beagles

Your dog relies on his food to provide his body with the energy and nutrients it needs to function properly. The quality of your dog’s diet has a direct impact on his health and wellness, so don’t skimp when it comes to choosing a good dog food for your Beagle. Keep reading to learn more about your Beagle’s dietary needs and to receive tips for choosing a quality dog food for your pup.

Understanding Your Beagle’s Nutritional Needs

Common Health Issues for Beagles

The Beagle is considered to be an overall healthy dog breed. However, there are times in every dog’s life when they may experience health issues. Common health issues in Beagles include Cherry Eye, Allergies, Intervertebral disc disease and Idiopathic epilepsy. While these health issues are known to affect Beagles, not all will experience them during their lifetime. Learning about these few potential health issues will help Beagle dog owners to know what to look for and to get veterinarian care immediately for their dog.

Cherry Eye in Beagles

Exercising Your Beagle

Beagles require daily exercise in order to stay healthy and happy. Beagles tend to have a short attention span and can become bored very easily if not exercised on a daily basis. This means there is a big chance you can expect your Beagle to use his built up energy destroying things around your home. Keep your Beagle exercised and you will both live a peaceful and happy life together. There are a variety of exercises you can provide for your Beagle that will keep him or her busy every day.

Tumbling Puppy Syndrome in Beagles

More properly known as neonatal cerebellar cortical degeneration (NCCD), tumbling puppy syndrome is a disease that occurs in a few different breeds including the Beagle. It is usually apparent at around three weeks of age and can vary widely in severity. Mildly and moderately affected dogs can live relatively normal lives provided a bit of care is taken with their surroundings. In the most severe cases though, the dog cannot walk or maintain balance for any length of time resulting in humane euthanasia.

Symptoms

Routine Ear Care for your Beagle

Those floppy ears can be so nice and soft to handle. The ears have to be one of a Beagle’s best features. They require regular care though to prevent infections and stay healthy. This becomes even more important if your Beagle swims on a regular basis since the additional moisture makes the ear a great breeding ground for bacteria and yeast.

Hot Weather Care for Your Beagle

Many Beagles love the summer months. They can be found curled up in patches of sunlight, soaking in the rays. But the last few years have seen some more extreme heat and humidity conditions even in areas that are not normally prone to this type of weather. Beagles are hardy dogs and many will soldier on without complaint but older dogs, puppies, and dogs that are compromised by illness may have more difficulties coping with extreme heat.

Exercise

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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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