Most common health problems in Pharaoh Hounds, plus health care and feeding.


My Complete Health Care Program for your Pharaoh Hound

If you want to AVOID health problems in your Pharaoh Hound, you'll find my health care program very valuable.

It's called "11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy."

Raise your dog the RIGHT way, feed him the RIGHT food, give him the RIGHT vaccinations, avoid unnecessary veterinary expenses, and help him live a longer, happier, and more comfortable life.

If your Pharaoh Hound already HAS a health problem, I'm sorry to hear that. You should immediately begin my health care program, and you may be able to restore his good health – or at least make him much more comfortable. Let me help!

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Pharaoh Hound dog breed

Pharaoh Hound Health Care & Feeding

By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2017


Quick list of Pharaoh Hound health problems

Hereditary eye diseases include cataracts and abnormally placed eyelashes, which can irritate the eyeball and lead to corneal ulcers.

Orthopedic diseases include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and luxating patella (loose knee joints). Each condition occurs at about a 2-3% rate in the Pharaoh Hound.

Thyroid disease and epilepsy occur in Pharaoh Hounds, and a digestive disease called colitis, which can cause chronic diarrhea. Pharaoh Hounds are at higher-than-average risk for an emergency gastrointestinal syndrome called bloat.

Chronic allergies cause itchy skin and frantic scratching, which can lead to bacterial infections.

Because of their low body fat, Pharaoh Hounds are extra sensitive to anesthetics and require an experienced vet who will follow a special sighthound anesthesia protocol.

Pharaoh Hounds are instinctive chasers, so they're especially vulnerable to being killed by a car. This is not an off-leash breed.

Musculoskeletal injuries (fractures, pulled muscles or ligaments, broken toes, paw injuries, etc.) are common when Pharaoh Hounds romp, jump, and play.

Pharaoh Hounds have little or no insulation and cannot tolerate cold weather. Put a sweater on them when the temperature dips below 40 degrees.


Preventing health problems

Some health problems are inherited. For example, if both parents of your Pharaoh Hound have certificates proving they were tested and cleared of hereditary eye diseases and hip dysplasia, your Pharaoh Hound has less risk of developing those conditions.

Other health problems can be prevented, or partially prevented, by the ways you raise your dog. If you're serious about doing everything you can for your Pharaoh Hound, my best-selling book, 11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy, shows you how to raise your Pharaoh Hound puppy (or adult dog) in all the right ways. It will help you be your dog's health care champion!


Here are my dog health tips for raising a healthy Pharaoh Hound puppy or adult dog:

Obedience instructor and author Michele Welton Dog Health Care – The Sensible Way
Read my advice on daily health care so your Pharaoh Hound lives a long, healthy life and seldom needs to see the vet.


Real homemade dog food The Best Dog Food For Feeding Your Pharaoh Hound
Food is the #1 foundation for good health. The best diet for feeding your dog is real food. Real chicken, turkey, beef, fish....these are not just "people foods" and I'll tell you why.


Natural dog foods for your Pharaoh Hound. The Second-Best Dog Food For Your Pharaoh Hound
If you can't feed homemade dog food, here are your next-best choices.


Information on booster shots for your Pharaoh Hound. Vaccinations and Booster Shots: Needed or Not?
How many vaccinations does your Pharaoh Hound puppy really need? Does your adult Pharaoh Hound need yearly booster shots? The vaccination guidelines have changed! Find out what some vets aren't telling you.


Information on spaying your Pharaoh Hound. Spaying Your Female Dog: Pros and Cons
Advantages and disadvantages of spaying your female dog.


Information on neutering your male dog. Neutering Your Male Dog: Pros and Cons
Advantages and disadvantages of neutering your male dog.


Information on choosing the best vet for your Pharaoh Hound. The Type of Veterinarian I Recommend
Is your veterinarian really the best choice for your dog? Learn about the differences between vets who practice conventional, holistic, and alternative veterinary medicine.


Assisi Loop Assisi Loop Review: How I Helped Treat Inflammation and Pain
Does your dog suffer from arthritis, hip dysplasia, disk disease, colitis, a skin wound? My honest review of a veterinary device you can use at home to help reduce inflammation and pain.


To help you train and care for your dog

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