Bloodhounds Pet Insurance

Bloodhounds, famous for their detective skills are affectionately known as 'Sleuth Hounds.' They are powerful, easygoing, and good with people. When they smell something, that will become the most important mystery for them to solve.
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When you mention “Bloodhound” to any pet enthusiast, one thing comes to mind and that is their scenting ability. Bloodhounds are known for their unique and unparalleled trailing ability. Even with the sophistication and advancement of the present day technology no scenting device has yet been developed that is as accurate as the Bloodhound nose.

This powerful and awesome breed is a wonder of the medieval times. High ranking members of the pre-Reformation church are credited for developing this breed. The monks were charged with executing the bishop’s breeding program and their breeds were known as “blooded hounds”; “blooded” stands for “of aristocratic blood”.

One of the ways you can take care of your furry friend is by getting Bloodhounds pet insurance. Although the breed is generally healthy, they may be prone to certain illnesses. With the right pet insurance, you will be able to access the best veterinary care for your dog.

It is important to take out Bloodhounds pet insurance early before pre-existing medical conditions occur. No Canadian pet insurance company covers pre-existing conditions. In other words, you may not be able to access comprehensive coverage if you wait too long to get coverage for your pet. This is because most pet illnesses show up at old age. So, it is advisable to get pet insurance as soon as you purchase your dog.

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Why Bloodhounds Pet Insurance Is Important

Bloodhounds are the first choice for most trailing and scenting purposes. No wonder they are mostly used by the Police. Your dog will serve you better if it is well fed, exercised and treated. Canines in this breed require daily exercises such as long daily walks and you should keep an eye on their calorie consumption and weight level to avoid overweight.

When compared to other dog breeds, Bloodhounds are mostly prone to gastrointestinal ailments. Gastric dilatation-volvulus or bloat is the most common type of gastrointestinal ailment the breed suffers. The breed also suffers several ear, skin and eye ailments.

Most of these conditions will cost thousands of dollars in veterinary care and treatments. You don’t want to spend such an amount of money out of pocket, do you? This is why you should take out Bloodhounds pet insurance as early as possible.

Here is a list of common sicknesses Bloodhounds might develop:

  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ectropion
  • Entropion
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastric dilatation-volvulus or Bloat
  • Fold Dermatitis, etc.

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Bloodhounds Pet Insurance Statistics

Origin: Belgium, France, United Kingdom

Average height: 25 – 27 inches (male), 23 – 25 inches (female)

Average weight: 90 – 110 pounds (male), 80 – 100 pounds (female)

Life expectancy: 10 – 12 years

Colors: Liver & Tan, Black & Tan, Red

Exercise Requirements: 20 – 40 minutes per day

Temperament: Stubborn, Affectionate, Even Tempered, Gentle.

Health: They are healthy overall but prone to conditions like hip and elbow dysplasia, entropion, ectropion, hypothyroidism, epilepsy, fold dermatitis, gastric torsion, etc.

Energy level: Average

Tendency to Bark: Moderate

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Bloodhounds Pet Insurance News

Beef is not your typical bloodhound – you can call him a true bloodhound. The dog has donated blood 50 times at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon.

Veterinarian Chris Clark, Beef’s owner said his favorite thing is going to the school to give blood. “He just loves people, he loves the students”, he added.

Clark is a specialist in animal medicine at the college. When interviewed by Saskatoon Morning, Clark said that the dog’s size, together with his friendly demeanor, makes him a perfect candidate. In addition, the dog has a special blood type.

The bloodhound is a universal donor, the dog’s equivalent of O negative. “That’s unusual and really helpful from a veterinary standpoint”, he explained.

Due to a malignant growth found on one of the dog’s legs, he may no longer continue to donate blood. Even though the tumor has been removed and his prognosis is good, the dog still cannot continue donating blood.

Clark said Beef has saved many canine lives with his donations but he did not give an exact figure. He also pointed out that Beef has given up to 55 pints of blood, so it is hard to give an exact number of canine lives the dog has helped to save.

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