Just when I thought I’d heard about every kind of disease that can prevent a dog from walking, a reader left a comment about Beagle Pain Syndrome. It’s a rare disease that primarily effects Beagle puppies. It causes them to have a host of confusing symptoms that include severe neck pain and muscle spasms in their front legs.
Reading the words “Beagle Pain Syndrome” sent chills down my spine. Three years ago, my family adopted the sweetest little Beagle puppy named Olivia. I knew she was prone to IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) and I watch her like a hawk for symptoms, but knowing she could be predisposed for another disorder sent me on a quest. I wanted to learn everything I could about the condition. [Read more…]