Health Issues that Cause a Dog to Be Tired
Essentially, anytime that a Beagle has an abrupt change in behavior or energy levels, this is reason to take note as it may point to a health condition
. There are a wide range of health issues that can cause a dog to be excessively tired. A few of the more common reasons are:
1) A poor diet
- This can be due to a low quality food, too many table scraps or an issue of a dog's body not properly absorbing nutrients.
- Many times, acting tired will be the first symptom to manifest before others appear, though there may be a low-grade fever that is not noticed. This includes Parvo, distemper and heartworms. With heartworms, in the beginning and middle stages, the only sign may be weakness so it will be important to have this ruled out.
This often affects senior dogs (70% of dogs diagnosed are seniors), though adult Beagles can develop this as well. And a shocking 1 in 160 canines will develop this in their lifetime. One of the main symptoms is acting tired (lethargy) and other signs are increased thirst, increased urination and/or weight
changes (often weight loss).
4) Organ disease
- Other common health conditions to be aware of includes kidney, liver disease and heart disease.
5) Emergency causes
- This would include poisoning (ingestion of a toxic outdoor plant, etc.), snake bites (this is more common than you may think) and allergic reactions.