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Basset Hound Breed Information

Suggested tests: Eye, Blood
Average Size of Female: Height: less than 14 inches, Weight: 40 - 60 pounds
Minor concerns: Foot cysts and infection
Occasionally seen: Patellar luxation
Major concerns: Foreleg lameness, OCD, entropion, ectropion, otitis externa, intervertebral disc disease, glaucoma, vWD, CTP, gastric torsion
Average Size of Male: Height: less than 14 inches, Weight: 40 - 60 pounds
LifeSpan: 8 - 12 years
Note: Obesity is a problem in the breed and it contributes to intervertebral disk disease.

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Recent Forum Threads

Constantly dealing with cysts!

My 9 year old basset has so many cysts. She had 4 taken off a year ago. Now she's got about 4 more growing in different spots. I'm taking her to our vet because one on her side that she has scratch... - PensacolaGirl

Allergic Reaction with severe red skin with black marks.

Our boy will be 4 May 4. We are at the vet constantly. He has been on constant meds for two years. He was on metronidazole for yeast dermatitis and Apoquel 2 times a day. He kept getting worse even th... - thehappycampers

1y basset bitch 🐶scared of strangers. please help

My girl Rowen is 1year old. Had her since she was 8 weeks old. Shes been brouggt up with our 3 kids who she just loves. Shes gentle, loving, great pet. Around 6m of age she started acting strange out ... - Beckett123

Best Dog Food for my Basset hound? Adopting one and doing re...

what is the best dog food to feed this particular breed? - jacileigh1

Vomiting stomach bile for days and will not eat

4 yr old male basset. Has been vomiting for days. Went to vet, ran all types of tests and found nothing. He refuses to eat. When he drinks, he vomits immediately. There is a female basset on premi... - mbaker

Rapid breathing spells with my 9 year old female

Isabel turned 9 this month. We were concerned about these "rapid breathing spells" that occasionally happen at bedtime? They last 10-20 seconds maybe.... Its not every night, and when It appears it so... - 4Isabel

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