Beagles - Yeast Infections of the
Ears & other Ailments
The Beagle, a member of the hound
group, has short legs, long ears and makes great
scent hounds that easily track rabbits and deer.
They are well-tempered, loyal and
love human company. They are generally healthy but
are also prone to some common ailments. One such
very common problem is the yeast infection of the
The Beagle is exactly like the
Foxhound but for its shorter limbs and longer ears.
A Beagle’s ears are long and floppy where
they tend to capture a lot of dirt, moisture and
air. This often leads to yeast infections.
Such infections need immediate
attention and proper treatment. Immediate treatment
and medication entail cleaning with dilute vinegar
and water solution. But if left unattended for too
long, they call for prescribed medication.
The right amount of good quality
yogurt, with low fat content, and a nice lamb and
rice meal are the best diets to keep away yeast
infections and even cure them. However, this diet
too might take some adjusting and any foul smell
or discharge should be immediately reported to the
Among other health problems, these
dogs often tend to overeat. Thus they should never
be given the chance to do so. They will binge at
every opportunity. This leads to obesity, which
is a common problem with this breed. Due their gentle
and friendly nature, they are often pampered by
their owners and in the process, end up being overfed.
A Beagle should ideally have a
trim body when, that is, they should look trim when
viewed from outside. There should not be an extra
inch of fat on their body or else it would be extremely
difficult for them to move about on their short
limbs. Their ribs should be visible to make one
certain that they are not fat. Excess fat might
even lead to hip dysplasia and heart disorders.
On an average, Beagles live till
15 years of age. But some even go on to live till
20, without painful infections, and with proper
care and healthy diet.
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