Without the proper nutrients (high in fiber content) the Beagle has a tendency to bloat and produce intestinal gas. This is partly due to the size and length of the beagle's colon. Other causes of gastric bloating are associated with a gland in the beagle's digestive system. This gland, the pancreas, secretes digestive enzymes such as trypsin, amylase and lipase. Tests have revealed that the Beagle's pancreas produces these digestive enzymes at a markedly different rate than those produced by the pancreas of many other breeds in the same weight category. Because of this digestive enzyme difference, an all-breed dog food may cause the Beagle to experience gastric problems not commonly found in other breeds of dogs.


 The Beagle burns calories at an exceptional rate during times of stress or work. The heavy demand for protein energy can cause muscle cramping. The Beagle also will require larger intakes of water during times of stress or work. The Beagle originated in an area of England where its primary foodsources would have been beets, potatoes, mutton, whole wheat,

rabbit and poultry. Thus a blend of these foods, which are high in carbohydrates and have a high fat to protein ratio, would be the ideal base diet for the Beagle.  Avoid feeding processed foods containing fish, rice, beef, beef by-products or horse meat. (Has most commercial pet food comapnies use as beef) 




























4 lbs  Wild rabbit or ground venision  

3 lbs. free range ground turkey or organic chicken

4 cups of chopped spinach

2 cups of shaved Sweet Potato

1 1/4 cup whole rolled oats

1 cup diced tomato

1/2 cup dried basil

3 eggs

3 tablespoons flaxseed oil

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon


Beagle Breed Specific Diets:

High in fat, fiber and trace minerals

Low Sodium, Vegetables heavy in metals, 

fiber rolled oats and rye