Beagle Allergies: Treating Your Dog The Natural Way

Published: 27th March 2008
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Of all the small breed dogs, beagles are by far one of the most popular. They are full of life and energy, and will provide their owners with many years of companionship. Unfortunately, puppy mills, often breeding several generations together without bringing in new blood, have carelessly bred most beagles. This has led to a great many beagle allergies that new beagle owners must contend with including allergies to fleas and mire which can cause extreme skin irritation.

Dealing with these beagle allergies requires a whole-health approach that many vets are reluctant to take, regardless of the irrefutable evidence that treating these dogs from the inside out can have wonderful effects on their health. This devil-may-care attitude that many vets have to a holistic approach means that a beagle owners needs take special care when choosing a vet for their special dog - one that will treat the whole dog, and not just the beagles allergies.
Skin mites and fleas aggravate typical beagle allergies. These pests can cause skin irritations of the severest kinds, and often cause beagles to suffer from cracking and oozing patches on their skin.

The typical veterinarian will simply treat these irritations with regular flea dips, pills, and other medicated ointment that you can place on these patches. But what they don't understand is that, due to the beagle's susceptibility to a weakened immune system, all that these treatments accomplish is making your dog's body have to fight the effects of the drug.

If you instead feed your dog an organic diet comprised (preferably) of homemade dog food, and increase his or her circulation with plenty of exercise, you can help to avoid the common symptoms associated with beagle allergies. Organic dog food is quite easy to make at home.

Simply add together well cooked, ground beef or chicken, thoroughly cooked brown rice, egg powder and a bit of extra virgin olive oil, and some finely chopped carrots to promote good eyesight. Store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator, and you've got a dog food that will help to treat your beagle's allergies from the inside out.
When choosing a vet, it is important that you ask questions about whether he or she agrees with taking a whole-health approach to treating beagle allergies, or if they simply feel that treating the symptoms are enough. Don't hesitate to ask plenty of questions, and never feel guilty for walking out if you don't feel that a particular vet has your dog's best interests in mind. You wouldn't take chances with your children's health, and you should do no less for your beagle.

We know how important your beagle is to you, and how important it is to treat your beagle's allergies. That is why we so stress the importance of treating your whole dog, and not just the symptoms. If you follow the simple steps laid out in this article, you will be doing your part to help ensure that your beagle lives a long, and allergy free, life with you and your family.

An avid fan of the beagle breed, Michelle Adams is an advocate of treating dogs naturally for better health and wellness. Proper beagle care requires that the owner take a whole health approach to the treatment of beagle allergies. This article is for anyone who wants to know how to choose a vet for your beagle and how to treat beagle allergies in an all-natural way.

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