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[attachment=634:lowrider.jpg]Hello. we adopted our lovely Bassett Lowrider two weeks ago and we have some questions. We are not sure of how old she is only that the previous owner "had her about a year" we took her for her shots and a checkup and the vet told my hubby that she is 26.5lbs. From what i have read this is underweight for her? should i be worried? the vet had us put her on pedigree and she has loose stools? otherwise we take her back for her second booster in about a week and im not sure what else we should ask the vet. Also we were looking into the tracking gps chip has anyone used them before? Thanks
 

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Congratulations on your new addition. The only thing I can comment on is the microchip. Both of my dogs are microchipped. It cost me about $30 a dog at Banfield inside PetSmart. The needle is huge and it freaked me out more than it did them. A microchip can help if your houndie gets lost only if you keep the info up to date and whomever finds her scans for a microchip.

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Twenty-five pounds is light, but really it depends on the dog's frame. My three all weight between 55 and 60 lbs., good weight for their bone. If Lowrider is lightly boned, 25 lbs. may be fine for her. Could you post some pix of her standing? Looking down on her? The loose stool could be a result of sudden diet change. It's always best to change food gradually, mixing old with new, adding more new day by day, until the dog is eating all new food.

My two girls were micro-chipped at the Nationals a couple of years ago, and I'm glad they were. The needle didn't bother them much at all, but I was feeding them liver during the procedure, and I'm sure that had something to do with it ;) ...
 

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BTW, there is no "tracking GPS chip" You can get a microchip, which can be scanned and holds your dog's identifying information, but you cannot track the dog with it.

There are GPS collars available, but they're pretty pricey.
 

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thanks everyone. i will try to get better pics of her and post as far as her size goes. otherwise just thinking she has escaped twice and someone had said something about a tracking device. Im afraid that if she goes again that the next time someone may not be nice enough to call. :unsure:
 

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Is she escaping from a fenced yard? We have fencing front and back, and the deck has a gate across the opening.
 
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