One year as an anniversary present,
I got a male beagle. It was my very first
beagle. I called him Hunter Warrior. The puppy
stage with him was rough. I really enjoyed his
sweet and mischievous personality. He was the best fishing partner I ever had.
He became a beloved member of our family. My
parents loved him to pieces, and enjoyed opening
up their home and yard to him. As he got older in his senior years about 7 years of age,
he needed more tender loving care.
As he aged we helped him by taking these
Top Care tips
Schedule regular wellness check ups with your vet.
Watch your Beagles weight, and give them regular exercise, that your
Clean your Beagle’s teeth regularly.
Older beagles may start to show gray hair, most often on the muzzle and around the eyes. The coat may also become thinner and duller. Fatty acid supplements may help restore some of the luster to the coat. If the coat of an older beagle changes significantly, you should have this checked by a veterinarian, it may be an early sign of disease or nutritional deficiency. Older dogs may also need to be groomed more often, with special attention given to the anal area. While grooming, you should feel all parts of your beagle’s body to find either tender areas or unusual growths and lumps. Some older dogs develop multiple benign tumors of the skin, which are generally not removed. Any unusual changes in size, appearance or texture of these growths, however, should be reported to your veterinarian, as they may be indications of malignancy.
If your beagle starts drinking lots of water, take them to the
vet. Female dogs can develop a hardening of the mammary gland.
They can get breast cancer. It happened to our neighbors female
dog who was spayed. They lost her, to breast cancer.
Our beagle began to drink lots of water. We took him
to the vet quickly. We were able to have our beagle around
just a while longer as result.
So ask your vet to check these things. If your beagle isn’t acting the way
they usually do, take them to the vet, and find out whats going. Annual
wellness check ups can help keep your beagle in optimal health through their
Vet Video Tips On Senior Dog care
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Keep up with dental cleaning, and flea and tick prevention.
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