Our Bloodhound Health information is summarized from What health testings were done on the sire.
many sources of information (books, periodicals,
breeders, etc). We represent it as the best information
we know & can easily share. We welcome other
information for consideration and possible use in future
updates to this web page.
BLOODHOUND LIFESPAN: Average 8-10 years.
BEFORE YOU BUY A BLOODHOUND (OR ANY DOG):
Do your research (books, websites, vets, breeders, etc)
BLOODHOUND HEALTH QUESIONS TO ASK BREEDERS:
What health testings were done on the dam.
What health problems with their bloodhounds.
What is the longevity of their bloodhounds.
What is the typical cause of death.
What puppy health tests are done.
What health guarantees do they have.
MAIN BLOODHOUND HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS:
Bloat - #1 health concern for bloodhounds.
Cancer - #2 health problem with bloodhounds.
Hearts Problems - From mild to severe - (OFA)
Joint Problems - Elbows, Hips, Patellar - (OFA)
Thyroid Problems - Mainly Hypothyroidism - (OFA)
Eye Problems - Entropion, Ectropion & more.
Epilepsy and other inherieted issues.
(OFA) TESTING IS AVAILABLE FOR THESE ABOVE ITEMS:
Orthopedia Foundation for Animals
BLOODHOUNDS CAN BE SENSITIVE TO ANESTHESIA!
Vets should use precautions and careful monotoring.
Link to Anesthesia Article, by Dr. Karen Leshkivich, DVM.
Great Bloodhound Health Info, by Dr. John Hamil, DVM.