The Redtick is a majestic breed and deserves a proper handler.
Personally, Ruby, our Redtick Coonhound, had 20 straight months of unknown medical problems before a particular veterinarian said allergies. This lady was right on point. I was blown away because she ended up being exactly right on the first diagnosis. Ruby is hypoallergenic. Kudos to Dr. Susan Lucas of the Animal Medical Clinic in Gillette, Wyoming. Also, many thanks to Red Hills Animal Clinic in Gillette, Wyoming, for their continuous pursuit in helping to solve the problems with Ruby’s (our English Coonhound) health.
Currently, Ruby can only eat a prescription diet hypoallergenic dog food made by Hills called Hills z/d for Skin/Food Sensitivities. For more information press picture below
This food has literally taken Ruby being badly emaciated, weight of 35 pounds when she was 15 months to exactly where she should be in weight, 55-60 lbs. Changes were immediate and weight increased dramatically with NO ADVERSE REACTIONS. I highly recommend this product. This food seems expensive, but if your dog has the need for this food, the cost is worth it. This food will last if you follow the directions on the side of the bag.
If you have a dog that is vomiting or has diarrhea every day, talk to your vet about this food. Think about how you feel if your guts are all jumbled up: are you grumpy or do you like going to work feeling gross? Your dog can have bad behavior, be grumpy, lethargic, or flat out not even care about you. This food is for those dogs that cannot eat other foods.
Ruby is currently two-years old and training still is needed. I work with Ruby as much humanly possible, but because of her allergies, it’s not been easy to train her while she is getting sick or having stomach problems.
Ruby still has a lot to learn. The Redtick Coonhound is a very stubborn breed of dog. Most dogs are trained by the time they are a year old. With Ruby’s allergies, she has taken a bit longer to train. We have used a Gentle Leader to help her to learn to walk on a leash.
Ruby has also had to have an electronic collar to help her listen to commands.
Ruby now walks with a harness and leash. She still needs some training when going for a walk. That has a lot to do with her breed. Her nose gets her into trouble.