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Old 11-23-2012, 08:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'll start with my little minx Margot (6 yrs old). She has chronic skin/ yeast problems that she inherited from her mother's line (has since been bred out). It really flared when she was close to a year old but it has been managed pretty well for years until now... otherwise she has never had any other health issues at all. Very happy active and good blood work.
and a few fatty cysts - 1 was removed

Isabel (7 1/2 yrs old) was a picture perfect of health. Until she had an operation last June for a ruptured disc. A couple weeks before this I was thinking all the insurance paid over the years without a claim - paid back and more. And anal glands - she has to have them expressed.

Lula the tank (14 years old) she's had a few skin things when she was younger but other than that nothing. She had a big op for removing a computer mouse ball from her gut and since then has had gassy episodes. Last year she had a terrible middle ear infection but that was from a grass seed being stuck in there. I don't think I can blame her for foreign bodies . Our vet calls her bionic. Touching wood!
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Over the years, our bloodline was comparatively problem free - I put a lot of this down to the fact that when we did have a problem, we had two excellent vets, one out in Canada (who I'd loved to have been able to bring back to the UK with us) and after a terrible experience early on with one vet back here, then another super vet we were with for over 13 years before moving across country. Being able to find a vet who can DIAGNOSE saves thousands

Right now we have our 4 year old Whippet Teazel who has only seen the vet for the odd tummy upset and her boosters (tempting fate but .....)

And then there's Frankie who came to us at 4 months with Giardia and roundworm. Soon after that he was limping and ended up needing a full set of x-rays to rule out panosteitis initially, moving on to whatever else was causing this. Turned out to be premature closure of the growth plates, ulna both sides. After that it's been one thing after another with him - and yes, he did come from a breeder I'd known since before we left the UK for Canada. She should have known better with a lot of what affected him.

So right now I'd say no, he's not the healthiest boy on the block, much as otherwise he's such a lovely boy with a temperament second to none. Just as well or he might well have been gone long time ago.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Winston came to us fine. It must be in the name because Winston was and to a degree still is a very active and I do mean very active puppy. Granted he is only 10 months old but he also had a limping problem that surfaced just prior to having him neutered a couple of months back. The vet assured us that it was simply an issue with the way he jumped ran etc. and said if it did not clear up in a few days to bring him back in. It did and I've had no problems since.
Same here. He had a second flare-up and I had pain meds left over from the first time, so I gave him some with no further issues. My Winston will be 2 in February and he's just starting to slow down. I think he'd be calmer if Maezie wasn't so young. She keeps him going, though he loses steam before her.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the replies

Sounds like I have been lucky with my lot especially as they were all Rescues probably bred in puppy farms or BYB
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Sounds like I have been lucky with my lot especially as they were all Rescues probably bred in puppy farms or BYB [/QUOTE]

Unfortunately too many people breeding for money & not health, & the Basset could certainly do with more of the latter.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
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blondie: really nothing. little cyst on back removed.

our "problem child" has been sophie. have had her not quite one year and she has had an intestinal blockage and this recent surgery to correct her bone deformities.

still wouldn't trade them for the world
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:10 PM   #17 (permalink)
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My girl is blind in one eye, first noticed the two eyes looked totally different and then she started rubbing it on the carpet. Took her straight to an eye vet who confirmed complete blindness in one eye, problem from birth with the blood supply to the eye not pulling away as it should have when the eyeball grew, then led to glaucoma in one eye. On the bright side our own vet who referred us to specialist thought it was a brain tumour so partial blindness is a blessing, you can't even tell that she has vision problem, she's a trooper!


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Old 11-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
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still wouldn't trade them for the world
YEP! If we have the misfortune of something wrong we look after it!
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