Beagles are the cutest little hunting dogs I ever did see. And, they’ve proven to us that they’re awesome family dogs. In addition, their best doggy traits are their loyalty and ability to be super friendly.
Though they were originally bred in England, they’ve made their way over to the United States. Initially, they were bred for hunting purposes, which results in them having a superb sense of smell along with great tracking abilities. That’s probably why they’re well-known for being employed by the border patrol teams here in the U.S. (to stop those drug suppliers from getting over to other countries).
Common Ailments Among Beagles
All dogs have their list of sicknesses, here’s the Beagles list:
Intervertebral Disc Disease: Unfortunately, this is a common disease found in dogs that have dwarfism or long backs, making the Beagle breed a victim of it. This disease causes the discs in the vertebrae to bulge or burst, therefore pressing the nerves on the spinal cord. Typically, your Beagle will be in a lot of back pain. Sometimes, paralysis may occur.
Degenerative Myelopathy: This is a degenerative disease of the spine. Unfortunately, if your Beagle happens to develop this disease, they’ll typically pass away approximately 6 to 12 months after diagnosis.
Inherited Autoimmune Hyperthyroidism: This disease typically causes what is known as hyperactivity of the thyroid, and it can cause a range of other healthcare problems along with it.
Beagle Pain Syndrome: This syndrome is specifically tied to the Beagle breed, as the name suggests. It’s never quite specific to the areas it can cause pain, and it’s never specific to the degree of pain the Beagle will face while sick with this disease. Though it typically affects Beagles that are 3 years or younger, that’s not always the case. Basically, this sickness arises when the Beagles immune system attacks the healthy nerves and blood vessels near the brain and other important organs.
Chinese Beagle Syndrome: This hereditary disorder causes the bones, skin, muscles, and/or heart to be deformed. A Beagle born to this hereditary condition will typically have tight skin, inward eyes, and high ears.
How Can CBD Oil Help?
CBD oil cannot help the hereditary conditions, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t take away some of the pain. Let’s check out some examples below:
Intervertebral Disc Disease: As previously discussed, this disease causes the discs in the spine to bulge or burst, creating a lot of back problems and pain for the adorable Beagle. If your pup has this condition, they may be experiencing some of the following symptoms:
Your vet will probably start prescribing painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs to help your Beagle out. Did you know that CBD oil holds some of the highest anti-inflammatory properties in nature, though? Go to your vet or do some research online to get the best of the best for your Beagle and start them on the oil right away to ease their pain.
Epilepsy: Unfortunately, Beagles are one of the breeds of dogs that experience epilepsy the most. What’s worse is that they seem to have the condition their entire lives, battling it with the aid of prescribed medications from the vet. more about epilepsy
Some of the most common symptoms are as follows:’
- Sudden collapses
- Excessive drooling
- Foaming of the mouth
- Loss of consciousness
- Stiff limbs
- Chomping of teeth
I know from personal experience that I hate seeing my pup go through these symptoms, so you must hate it, too. It’s okay, though, because CBD oil has been known to calm the malfunctioning of the brain (seizure-like behaviors). It’s also been known to reduce the number of seizures your Beagle usually experiences. This makes it a valid treatment option for your pup!
If you have any questions about dosage for you Beagle, CBD Dosage Chart For Beagle