Beagle Health

This category cover beagle health.

  • Trimming Nails Safely and With Minimal Stress

    When it comes for a nail trim, you may find that your rabbit dogs are not impressed. Some take it like a champ while others hide and even more act like it is the ultimate act of torture. It doesn't make a difference if you've never quicked them; nail trimming is just not something dogs seem to enjoy. Although you may be lucky in that your rabbit dogs are active enough that their nails wear considerably on their own, there are many rabbit dog owners who have to conduct regular clippings much...
  • How To Keep Your Dog Safe Rabies

    Image from health.india.com Rabies is a vicious disease, for which there is no cure, so it is imperative that rabbit dogs be up to date on their shots. Hunting with your dogs is a fun experience, but they are more likely to come across wild animals when on the hunt. Rabies not only poses a danger to dogs, but it is a disease that can be just as lethal to humans, so it is also important for hunters to be careful of wild animals when hunting. What is rabies? Rabies is a virus that attacks...
  • Rabbit Dog Benefits: How a Dog Does you Good

    We talk all the time about the needs of our rabbit dogs and what we must do to ensure their proper care and continued good health. Whether it is vet care, food and nutrition, grooming, or housing, there is a lot we do to keep our rabbit dogs in optimum condition. Ask most people about the return on their rabbit dog investment and they will likely reply with an answer that involves rabbits and rabbit hunting, but in truth, having rabbit dogs is beneficial outside of the hunt field as well as...
  • The Pros and Cons of Insuring Rabbit Dogs

    In our modern world, a commonly accepted practice for protecting our valuables is insuring them. Whether it be your car, home, or even your life, we keep insurance on those things to keep from feeling the potentially catastrophic impact should something go wrong. Additionally, we insure our own health as a means to pay for necessary care and treatments, but what about the health of our dogs? Having a dog with health issues can get expensive quite quickly. Even a dog that is healthy today...
  • The Perils of Overheating

    Overheating is a real concern we as rabbit dog owners face. Though any canine can overheat when worked vigorously or subjected to hot temperatures, dogs that exert themselves in particular are at risk of doing so. In order to avoid this, dogs should be monitored for signs of heat stress and cooled down appropriately as needed as well as housed with access to ventilation, shade, and fresh water. In order to keep your rabbit dogs from experience a dangerous episode of overheating, there are...
  1. Conquering Allergies in Rabbit Dogs

    At various times of year, you may find yourself plagued by itchy, watery eyes and a runny nose for seemingly no reason at all. The truth of the matter is that although you may not actually feel sick or be able to put a finger on the exact source of your troubles, there is likely a very precise reason or reasons why you are experiencing such issues. The most logical explanation is allergies, the root of which can be any number of things. There are many terrible things about having allergies,...
  2. IQ Testing for Rabbit Dogs

    From time to time you may have wondered just how smart your rabbit dogs actually are. The Beagle breed by nature is pretty intelligent, but there are always exceptional specimens at the top of the spectrum. On the other hand, there are also dogs who maybe aren't as bright as their counterparts. In order to find out where your particular dogs fall, you can conduct a few simple IQ tests that will give you some idea as to just how bright your rabbit dogs are. Most canine IQ tests can be done...
  3. Banning Biofilm Bacteria from Dog Bowls

    When you wake up in the morning and run your tongue over your teeth, chances are you might feel some type of film. What you're feeling is a type of biofilm that is present in combination with the plaque on your teeth. If you allow this to go un-checked and opt to skip brushing, you will eventually start to have some issues with not only your oral health but other bodily systems. In order to prevent such issues, we brush, floss, and use mouthwash. This is great for us, but biofilm is present...
  4. The Reality of Rabbit Starvation

    When rabbit season opens and you start bringing home meat for the table, your first thought may be that you could subsist on rabbit alone thanks to its deliciousness. Although rabbit mean certainly is enjoyable, it is necessary to incorporate other items into your rabbit meals. Luckily, rabbit goes good in a lot of recipes with a lot of sides, so having a well-rounded rabbit meal is not too challenging to accomplish. Though it is praised for being a lean meat, this is actually both a...
  5. Understanding Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration in Rabbit Dogs

    There is not much that is more hopeful than the birth of a litter of beagles. Seeing their little bodies squirm up close to their mother to suckle, it is hard not to envision them someday running about in a lush field chasing rabbits. In our minds, scenarios such as this play out on repeat as the big dreams we have for our pups begin to take shape. Anyone who breeds dogs should make it a point to breed for the betterment of the breed and elimination or at least reduction of flaws. The more...
  6. Rabbit Dog Benefits: How a Dog Does you Good

    We talk all the time about the needs of our rabbit dogs and what we must do to ensure their proper care and continued good health. Whether it is vet care, food and nutrition, grooming, or housing, there is a lot we do to keep our rabbit dogs in optimum condition. Ask most people about the return on their rabbit dog investment and they will likely reply with an answer that involves rabbits and rabbit hunting, but in truth, having rabbit dogs is beneficial outside of the hunt field as well as...
  7. Combatting Canine Arthritis in Rabbit Dogs

    We've all experienced the occasional aches and pains in our lives. Sometimes they are easy to power through while at other times they can be quite debilitating. As humans, we know what to do to make it better, but the same cannot be said for our beloved rabbit dogs. They cannot go grab some pain killers from the medicine cabinet or an ice pack from the freezer. Instead, they tell us of their pain the only way they know how and it is up to us to listen. One of the most common pain ailments...
  8. Tackling the Task of Pilling Rabbit Dogs

    Part of owning rabbit dogs is dealing with the occasional need to medicate them. From time to time, dogs have health issues that arise and require meds to sort them out. When this happens, we as rabbit dog owners need to be prepared to tackle the often unpleasant task of pilling dogs. Though pilling is a part of life, it is not a part dogs particularly enjoy. When they know it is coming, dogs will often run and hide, but once you have them ready to give that pill, they could still be...
  9. Rabbit Dog Paw Care Essentials

    The foundation of a functional rabbit dog lies in the paws. Although paws may seem pretty tough, that does not mean they don't require upkeep to remain in tiptop shape. After all, it takes healthy paws for rabbit dogs to be able to do their job and a serious paw injury can result in them being laid up for quite some time. Here are some tips for giving your rabbit dog's paws the best care possible: Inspect paws regularly for any injury or trapped debris. Whether it is a walk around the...
  10. Potential Worm Types Affecting Rabbit Dogs

    We all know the signs of compromised health in our rabbit dogs. Whether it is a dull coat, bloated belly, listlessness, lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting, or the like, one of the reasons behind these changes are worms. Since rabbit dogs spend a lot of time in the field and are exposed to all kinds of variables, these are important signs for which we as owners must watch in order to treat problems as they arise, keeping dogs happy and healthy. There are many types of worms that affect the canine...
  11. Trimming Nails Safely and With Minimal Stress

    When it comes for a nail trim, you may find that your rabbit dogs are not impressed. Some take it like a champ while others hide and even more act like it is the ultimate act of torture. It doesn't make a difference if you've never quicked them; nail trimming is just not something dogs seem to enjoy. Although you may be lucky in that your rabbit dogs are active enough that their nails wear considerably on their own, there are many rabbit dog owners who have to conduct regular clippings much...
  12. The Perils of Canine Snake Bites

    One of the things we may have to deal with when out in nature is the presence of snakes. The good news is that they tend to den up during cold weather, but that still leaves a lot of the year when we may find ourselves and our rabbit dogs exposed to them. Snakes are plentiful in wooded environments as well as in swamps, so is it wise to know what types of snakes you may encounter where you hunt and what to do in case of a bite. Being bitten by a snake can be a traumatic experience for...
  13. The Perils of Overheating

    Overheating is a real concern we as rabbit dog owners face. Though any canine can overheat when worked vigorously or subjected to hot temperatures, dogs that exert themselves in particular are at risk of doing so. In order to avoid this, dogs should be monitored for signs of heat stress and cooled down appropriately as needed as well as housed with access to ventilation, shade, and fresh water. In order to keep your rabbit dogs from experience a dangerous episode of overheating, there are...
  14. The Benefits of Coconut Oil for Your Beagles

    It seems like every day there are new products on the market or an idea that is floating around as to what can be done to enhance the health and wellbeing of our rabbit dogs. Though it can be hard to weed through and determine what is a legitimate care option versus a fad, there are some things that are worth a try. One example of this is coconut oil, a product making rounds in both human and dog circles in recent years that has been met with rave reviews and testimonials regarding its...
  15. Oral Care: The Foundation of Overall Health

    If you were to conduct a poll amongst humans, chances are good that you'd find a great many who strongly object to the idea of going to the dentist. For some of us, this response is rooted in fear and causes us to put off dental visits until we find ourselves experiencing discomfort. This is not a good idea as your oral health plays a huge roll in your overall health, so keeping your mouth happy is vital to, well, your vitality, and the same standard of care should be applied to your rabbit...
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