Ok - in reading so much about bassets, I do believe that Sophie is a carrier of yeast! Is that how you would say it? On her first vet visit Sophie had 'yeasty' ears. I now see discoloration in her 'leg pits'. Is that how you say that too? Anyway, she's so great about letting me clean her ears and put drops in. We do this every other, to every couple of days. She's gotten to where I think she more than tolerates it, I think she actually likes having me do it! She'll just lay there so sweet and I do my thing! At 10 weeks old I think she is doing great. Now, if she would do that so I could trim her nails! So - I have heard of MSM. What exactly is it and what is y'all's experience with it? We're going to the vet tomorrow, I'm going to ask her - but, nothing beats all the basset expertise. Also, they say to bathe her with Selson Blue - but... it can cause a tingling sensation and may irritate her skin more than it actually helps. At 10 weeks old, I don't want to give her any discomfort. She's such a sweety and I just want her happy. She doesn't scratch all that much, but I have seen her scratch and it's not fleas or anything like that. Her skin is pretty, especially when she's clean and I've never really smelled a strong odor. I do appreciate the information I get on here so much - thanks all of you!