The Blue Heeler Beagle mixes have a lifespan of 13 to 15 years.
However, to let your precious pup live his life to the fullest, you must be aware of some common health issues. For your convenience, we have listed some of them below.
Beagle Cattle dogs are prone to several eye diseases with age. This breed commonly suffers from the following eye problems.
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
- Primary Glaucoma
- Secondary Glaucoma
Although most eye problems are mainly hereditary, however, your precious pup might suffer from secondary Glaucoma due to some injury or infection in the eyes. Unfortunately, Glaucoma leads to blindness no matter if it’s getting treated or not.
Skin allergies are common in most dog breeds. Similarly, Beagle Cattle dogs also suffer from allergies on their skin, mainly on the ears, stomach, tail, or head. These can be genetic or caused by pests.
Due to this, your dog will aggressively lick or bite himself, ultimately leading to skin infections or even hotspots. So, it’s better to check if your pup is itching a lot or not and if the condition worsens, then contact a vet as soon as possible.
Hypothyroidism is a genetic disease that occurs primarily in middle-aged dogs. It results due to excessive production of thyroxine which, in turn, increases the rate of metabolism. As a result, your dog will suffer from the following symptoms.
- Excessive weight loss
If the symptoms persist, it is recommended to get your pup checked by a vet. The vet will prescribe medicines, but unfortunately, this condition is incurable.