Dermatitis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the skin and can be caused by allergies, infections or even parasites such as mange.
Common Diseases and Disorders
Epilepsy is a disorder that results in seizure activities.
Intervertebral disk disease is a painful condition that can develop when the disk material between the vertebra of the spine moves out of place. The disk material extrudes into the spinal canal and can impinge on the spinal cord, resulting in pain, difficulty walking or even paralysis.
Diabetes Mellitus is a disease of the pancreas related to insufficient amounts of insulin production.
Chronic hepatitis is a chronic and progressive inflammation of the liver of dogs that leads eventually to the replacement of normal liver tissue with scar tissue.
Lymphosarcoma (lymphoma) is a malignant cancer that involves the lymphoid system.
In addition, although these occur infrequently, the following disorders have also been reported:
Cataracts are opacities within the lens of the eye that affect vision.
Amyloidosis is a disease involving abnormal deposits of starch-type material throughout the body. A primary target is the kidney.
Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that develops when the pressure within the eye increases. There is a high risk of permanent blindness associated with glaucoma.
Deafness can be present at birth or develop later in life.
Prolapse of the third eyelid also known as cherry eye, is not painful and occurs spontaneously.
Lymphocytic Thyroiditis – a condition causing Hypothyroidism results when the thyroid gland does not function adequately. Without enough thyroid hormone, illness can occur.
Hyperadrenocorticism is a disorder affecting the adrenal glands. When overactive, the adrenal glands secrete excessive cortisol, resulting in illness.
Developmental kidney disease - can result in kidney failure early in life.
Congenital Hypotrichosis - is a congenital problem causing symmetrical hair loss.
Mast Cell Tumors are malignant tumors than can occur in the skin or within the body.
Lens luxation is a dislocation or displacement of the lens within the eye.
The average life span of the beagle ranges between 12 to 15 years.
We realize that each dog is unique and may display other characteristics. This profile provides generally accepted breed information only.
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