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Got a healthy basset? Seems like there is always something...

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I'd like to see a post of some of the Healthy bassets out there. I'm beginning to think its quite a hard thing to find in this breed. I am just sorta grumpy and down today, but it seems like there is always the big C or glaucoma, or genetic issues. My own guy gets shots every other week for his legs, and constantly battles skin issues and mange. Even my beagle has a constant ear infection we've spent at least $1,000 on over the past year trying to fix.

I want to hear about a basset who lives a nice long healthy life! Tell me a tale of how healthy your dog is!
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Well I think we do need this happier and healthier thread. I didn't check this sight for a while because all I did was cry, yea I know I'm a baby, then came on today and cried.

Anyway Turtle has been happy and healthy for 3 months give or take and I'm thinking positive about it. Her ears were so bad and I know it was an allergy but has been clear so far. Other than her ears I have never had a problem with her and she is 7 or 8 not sure. A rescue but my most expensive dog so far.

I really do think what they eat is very important and so a good quality food will help allot. And all my dogs get fish oil and there hair seems to start to change soon after I get them for the better.
Yes positive, I always think it is a good thing. Oh and you did the portrait of your dog? Nice!!!!!!
I have been going with about every three years. That is what some recommend. I know that's what the Colorado State University recommends. My Vet thinks it's who ha, but that's ok if he wants to mess up his dogs go for it. I have read allot on this and I do think we are vaccinating to much. I have to get Rabies every three years as it is the law but wish I didn't. I have heard there is a study going on now that is trying to prove that rabies lasts 10 years in a dog.
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