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New Basset Owner

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Hi Friends!

I am new to the site (and to the breed!) and thought I would introduce myself and ask a question or two of you seasoned basset owners :)

My fiance and I adopted Watson, a 10-month old basset hound, about a month ago. He has brought so much joy and laughter to our lives. Of course, there have been frustrating moments, as with any puppy, but for the most part he is an angel. (We got new carpet installed after a flood in our house, and about 48 hours later he had eaten/dug/tore a giant hole in it...) Y'all have really helped me understand some of his habits and personality traits, and I really appreciate all the wisdom that circulates this forum!

So I have a few (probably basic) basset hound care questions. What kind of ear drops/cleaning solution do you recommend for bassets? Also, do you have your bassets on any sort of supplements or vitamins (ie, for bone or joint health, etc)? We want to make sure our little guy is as healthy as possible, but we don't want to do anything unnecessary, either.

Again, the wisdom, advice and anecdotes on this forum have really helped me in this first month with Watson. Bassets certainly are a unique breed, arent they? :) :)
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Our two Bassets are on California Natural venison dog food, and we add a supplement to that--Missing Link is one. They are very active hounds, working in obedience and tracking, so I think the supplement is worth it. So far as ear cleaning goes, we've been using Clean Blue Extreme, and that seems to have cut down on the ear infections. you can find it at Home |
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