Intervertebral Disk Disease In Beagles

Intervertebral Disk Disease is one of the very few hereditary limb conditions that exist in Beagles. It is characterized as a crippling genetic condition most likely associated with exaggerated conformation. It will usually make its appearance in middle age and will cause intense pain, commonly in the neck region when the Beagle is moving or […]

Allergic Pneumonitis (PIE) Syndrome In Beagles

Allergic Pneumonitis (PIE) Syndrome is rather common in Beagles and is believed to have many causes. Rather than it being defined as a single disease, it is considered to be a manifestation of several different diseases. It is a subacute or chronic allergic inflammation of the small bronchioles and alveoli within the lungs and is […]

Hypothyroidism In Beagles

The most common hormonal disorder affecting Beagles is Hypothyroidism which results from a deficiency of thyroid hormone. The cause of canine hypothyroidism usually stems from the destruction of the thyroid gland due to atrophy, cancer, or from an immune-mediated process called lymphocytic thyroiditis (an inflammation of the thyroid gland which involves lymphocytes). The development of […]

Tapeworms And Beagles

Tapeworms are not transmitted from Beagle to Beagle, as they require secondary hosts. A variety of species use rodents, deer, ground birds, or fleas for their secondary hosts. In order to be infected a Beagle must eat part of the carcass of one of these hosts. A heavily infested dog will have a dry coat […]

Lick Granuloma In Beagles

Your Beagle may compulsively begin to lick and chew at an easily accessible extremity, such as his lower leg, toe, or wrist. A Granuloma is the pink, rounded, and fleshy tissue mass growing within such an abrasion. These lick lesions may be started by anything that irritates and attracts the Beagle to a certain area […]

Hookworms In Beagles

Ancylostoma, or the Canine Hookworm, is a serious internal parasite that thrives in the south. The egg of this microscopic worm passes in the stool of an infested dog, hatches on the soil, and is capable of penetrating a dog’s skin. It will then migrate in the tissues and end up in the small intestine, […]

Recognizing Shock In Beagles

Shock is a complex multisymptom condition that is difficult to define, evaluate, and treat. One must always be on the alert for it whenever an emergency arises. Beagles in shock don’t always look the same. They may be either alert or unconscious, cold or feverish, depressed or anxious. The common signs of shock include a […]

Dwarfism in Beagles

Chondrodystrophy or dwarfism is a hereditary disease which is seen in several unrelated breeds, including the Alaskan Malamute and the Beagle. In simple terms, the disease involves a growth defect in the long bones of the Beagles legs which leaves him with a stunted appearance. Usually by three or four weeks of age the signs […]