Your Beagle improves your health and gives you an endless supply of happiness with his unconditional love. It’s only natural that you want to do everything you can to make sure he is as happy and healthy as he can be! Whether you have owned dogs your whole life or are a new dog owner, there is always something new you can learn that might make your dog’s life better. The following are three ways to keep your Beagle happy and healthy.
#1 – Keep Him Trim
Beagles are a fairly healthy breed, but they are prone to obesity and hip dysplasia. Obesity creates a host of health issues and will make hip dysplasia worse. A good diet of high-quality food and plenty of exercise will help keep your Beagle trim and healthy.
#2 – Do Scent Work
Beagles were bred to use their nose – let them! Not only will it make them happy, but it will make them healthier because they will be getting exercise and, in some cases, fresh air. There are many ways you can participate in scent work – from detection classes to barn hunts. Choose one that both you and your dog will enjoy.
#3 – Get A Buddy
While there are exceptions to every rule, in general, Beagles love having a buddy (or two!). The breed lived in packs for generations and because of this, is one of the most friendly when it comes to making friends with other dogs. If you only have one dog, consider adopting another to make them both happier.