Vet’s Corner – what do you want to see?

You may have noticed we have a “Vet’s Corner” on our new site… there are some articles written by a vet and a beagle-mom!

We already have 4 articles in this section, including an explanation about what age your beagle can start participating in the hunts, and why.

Take a look at the articles, and let us know what articles you would like to see on our site in the future – obviously we would like to keep this section canine related!

 

 

6 Responses to “ Vet’s Corner – what do you want to see? ”

  1. Maryna says:

    My son and daughter-in-law as a 13 weeks old beagle, named Newton. I had to “baby-sit” on Tuesday during te day. The lettle boytjie eats EVERYTING in the garden: plants, clumps of soil, sticks, dried leaves – he as toys for Africa and love and attention any baby can wish for. He vomits then during the night. We are very worried about it. Is tere a shortage in his diet, peraps? He gets Royal Canin puppy food and nothing else is allowed. Please elp? Maryna

  2. Carolyn says:

    Hi Maryna

    What you are describing is a common thing with puppies. Mine are nearly 2 years old and still do it. Royal Canin is a very good food. Check that you are giving him the right amount of food for his weight. If he continues to do it you can ask your vet to check him out. There are certain conditions that can cause this (its called pica) but more often than not its behaviour.

  3. Barendina says:

    Good Day, just a question. Our little beagle girl, Lillo got mites and the stuff our vet give to use don’t work, is their anything else we can use. Its not nice to see her scratch so much.

    Thanks,

    Barendina.

  4. Carolyn says:

    HI Barendina
    I am not sure how long you have been treating for but if it seems not to be working then you should go have her checked again at your vet.

    A common treatment that works well is to wash your dog first with a shampoo like Benzyl benzoate (leave on for 10 minutes). Then dip her in an Amitraz based product like Ectodex. You should do this once a week for 4 weeks. If you are using Ectodex then double check your dose. If she a demodectic mange then is 4ml/litre and if its sarcoptic mange then its 2ml/litre

    As mentioned before, the best is to have her checked by your vet if she isn’t getting better and especially if she is getting worse

  5. Carolyn says:

    Barendina-sorry we normally use Benzyl Benzoate in our horses but benzyl peroxide is more often used as a pre-dip shampoo in dogs

  6. Catherine says:

    Suggestion for the Vet’s corner: It would be great to have an article on supplementing the diet of young beagles who are very active to protect their joints. I am unsure of all the joint protection products available and whether they would be appropriate as a preventative agent to give to young beagles.

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