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 […]

Teach Your Beagle The Whoa Command

Anytime you wish to restrain your Beagle, then this would be when the Whoa command would be put to use. An example scenario would be if say your Beagle is pulling on his leash hard. What you would then want to do in this situation, is in a calm voice tell him, “George (insert your […]

Tick Paralysis In Beagles

Tick paralysis, a reversible paralysis of a Beagles’ motor function, is associated with the infestation of ticks. Within their saliva the ticks secrete a toxin which sort of mimics the toxin of botulism in how it prevents the release of ACh (acetylcholine), a messenger molecule responsible for the transmission of a nerve impulse across the […]

Progressive Retinal Atrophy In Beagles

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) is a serious hereditary eye disease. As the disease progresses, a degeneration of the retinal cells occurs and leaves the Beagle unable to see stationary objects. PRA in Beagles will usually cause vision impairment by around age five, this is when dilated pupils and night blindness are first noticed. All Beagle […]

AKC Beagle Field Champion Title

In order for a Beagle to earn an Championship title in the AKC Field Trials, he must have won a total of three first places and acquired 120 points total in classes that contained at least six starters. A Beagle will be assigned as a Dual Champion (DC) if he also earns a conformation title […]