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What is the best way to pick up a 4 month old basset? Duncan is getting fixed today and I am assuming that I'll have to carry him up and down the steps.
 
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I think because they're so long, you need to support the butt and get an arm behind the front legs. Its all so you don't put a lot of pressure on their back ... If he's just been neutered, I'm wondering if supporting the butt will be uncomfortable for him. Perhaps others will have better suggestions.

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Well how we used to carry our hound was: my husband would carry the front and I would carry the back end. Sometimes you have to do that because you surely don't want to hurt their back. Enjoy!!!
 

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Do as I do, carry them by the ears like rabbits!

Kidding!


Under the front and under the butt is good, I carried Emma till she was 9 months and Doris while she was ill, so I'm an expert on that :(
 

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Yes, one hand right under the front armpits, and the other under the butt. I know--I have to carry my Emma everytime I give her a bath :roll:
 
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