Thursday, March 1, 2012

Beagles Dog and Health

The longevity of Beagles is typically 10-13 years, which is a common life expectancy for dogs of all sizes.
Beagles may be subject to epilepsy, but this can be controlled with medication. Types of hypothyroidism and a number of dwarfism occur in beagle dogs. Two conditions in particular are unique to the breed: Puppy curious, in which the dog develops slowly and eventually develop weakness in the legs, back arched, and otherwise healthy, is subject to a number of diseases, Hip dysplasia, common in Harriers and in some larger breeds, is rarely considered a problem in Beagles.Beagles chondrodystrophic considered a race, which means they are subject to the types of disc disease.

Weight gain can be a problem in older dogs or inactive, which in turn can lead to heart disease and joint pain.
In rare cases, Beagles may develop immune mediated polygenic arthritis (where the immune system attacks the joints) even at an early age. Symptoms can sometimes be replaced by treatment with steroids.
Their long ears can mean that the inner ear does not receive a high air flow or that moist air is trapped, and this can cause ear infections. Beagles may also be affected by a number of eye problems, eye disease common to two lighters are glaucoma and corneal dystrophy. "Eye Cherry", prolapsed third eyelid gland, and distichiasis, a condition in which eyelashes grow in eye irritation, sometimes exist, these two conditions can be corrected with surgery. Can suffer from various types of retinal atrophy. The absence of a lacrimal drainage system can cause dry eye or leakage of tears on her cheeks.
As field dogs are subject to minor injuries such as cuts and sprains, and, if inactive, obesity is a common problem, because they eat when food is available and rely on their owners to adjust their weight. When working or free, they are also likely to pick up parasites such as fleas, ticks, harvest mites and tapeworms, and irritants such as grass seeds can get stuck in your eyes, ears and legs soft.
Beagles may behave as reverse sneezing known, in which sound as if choking, but they are actually passing the air through the mouth and nose. The exact cause of this behavior is not known, but is not harmful to the dog.

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