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Old 01-06-2013, 03:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Here too, but when we first got emily, i found it hard at first when we had gone for 3 months without a basset. I find it grows on me.
What is a stinky Basset smell? I love smelling the tops of their heads to me it's like fresh hay and clover....especially my Iz she has rose splashed in as well
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Vivienne: You asked about a quality dog food. There are many out there, just do some research and decide on the $$ you are willing to spend on dog food. The top quality dog foods are generally pricey and many are offered only at Pet Food Speciality Stores and not at local super markets, etc.

Dog Food Comparison, Ratings, Reviews - In-Depth Guide to the Best Dog Food is a link to one of my searches to find a quality grain free food for Bogie.

Another good source but does require a subscription to their magazine which has lots of wonderful information:
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We now use Eagle Pack Holistic Select Grain Free Dry Food and Fromm Grain Free Dry Dog Food. We alternate the two brands for variety. Bogie had some skin issues and they have cleared up; he poops less often with much firmer poop and his anal glands have greatly improved; his coat is beautiful again; and he does not have any odor unless he rolls in something stinky.
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Yes absolutely Bubbaleroy - the main thing that makes dogs stink is carbohydrates. Especially if you have a hound that is prone to yeast problems. Sugar - which grains and potatoes turn into. Sweet potato is better (much lower GI) If you are feeding kibble only be sure it has a lot of animal protein rather than veg protein - and the carbs are not grain/potato based. Me personally only feed about 25% carbs. I have a yeasty girl and this diet has helped her hugely.
To add If you are feeding only kibble starchy veg should be 4th or 5th in the ingredients...
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Well what are you feeding now? My 2 dogs that eat kibble and home cooked I use either Natures logic or Fromm I think they are both good foods but there are many more.

So it is hard to say, sound track uses Kirkland brand and that is a good food.
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bathing with antibacterial dish soap
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Antibacterial dish soap, is this for kitchen use?

Would NOT use this on a dog, it will strip the coat, dry the skin, irritate & probably cause discomfort, would you wash your hair with it? There are plenty of good dog shampoos.
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lol, I grew up with bassets, but have not had one in years. just today picked up 2 basset pups ( a brother and sister) and had forgotten about the "frito" smell, until I had bathed them both (their mother is a barn dog and the puppies were out in the barn, so they smelled horrible). Freshly bathed and clean as can be and they smell like fritos!
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Oh that is so sad. How come they leave the mother in the barn?
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It's a working farm and she lives with all the other animals. It's heated and nice for a barn but still a barn. Her litter was actually an oops litter that was concieved after the father was neutered but before he got everything out of the pipes, so to speak.
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My dogs would die if they couldn't sleep next to there mom at night.

You will have to show use some pics of the pair. Glad you have them and are taking good care of them.
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