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Hi Everyone! I'm brand new to this site and recently got my very first basset puppy. I got Brutus when he was 8 weeks old, and have never loved anyone or anything more in my entire life :D <3

He's almost 4 months old now, and for the past week his back is really itchy in the morning when we first wake up. Brutus is by no means a morning pup lol, and it takes my sleepy lil boy about 30 minutes to fully wake up. The itching started the morning after the 1st day of summer that was over 90 degrees.

It's like he doesn't even try to scratch it himself, though. He just comes and lays on either mine or my husband's feet and sighs and mumbles/grumbles until you scratch his back. He looks at you with some serious grumpy face if you stop before his leg stops thumping. When he's had his fill of scratches, he gets up and goes about his day.

Vet says he's perfect, and his coat is beautiful. There aren't any red spots or pink areas or even any bumps. I'm not so much scared there's something wrong, just more asking if there might be something I can do to make him a bit more comfortable. I really don't mind our current routine of snuggles and scratches every morning, though :D

Here's some pictures of my baby
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Hi there! Brutus is so cute btw! When I first got Honey February of This year she had a very bad case of dandruff and was very itchy! I switch over to a Fish and pumpkin food and it seemed to help. But later I came across that oatmeal has cured her completely it’s been a month and no sign of no dandruff and itchiness! The food I’m giving her is from Purina pro plan sensitive stomach, lamb and oatmeal! I get it from chewy! Honestly it’s been a blessing and I try my best to stay away from grain products, and chicken! In my experience chicken is by far the top one on my list of food allergies! Keep us updated! And Honey says hi!
 

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Oh I want him!!! Everytime I see a Basset puppy, it hurts because I know there won't be another now.

Anyhow, I would suggest that perhaps you gradually switch to a fish and potato diet just in case he is allergic to cereal - of which rice is also that. But you must do any switch over at least a week, mixing the new with the old to avoid digestive upsets.

Has he been wormed because unless he's just been fed, his tummy does look rather 'full'? Also do you keep his collar on 24/7? It could be that he's just waking up and finding it there = kicking at it? We didn't leave collars on our hounds other than when out on exercise. Sometimes wearing one 24/7 can lead to a damp area under the chin.

He has gorgeous dark eyes, and his brown front leg - just like Harvey, our first Basset all those years ago.
 
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