Contact Panel

or Call: 705-440-7644

 

Paws

Email: mjg@goldenassetkennels.ca           Phone: 705-440-7644

Basset Hound Health

Paws

As a puppy, the Basset should never be given too much exercise because of the heavy boned front. Care must also be taken to protect the front when jumping off anything, stairs, tables, etc.

Read More

Ears

The long drooping ear predisposes the Basset to otitis externa,(smelly yucky ears). This is easily prevented if ear cleaning is done regularly, such as when nails are clipped. Check with your veterinarian for an ear wash, or make a preventative cleaning mix of 50% isopropyl alcohol and 50% white vinegar.

Read More

Paneosteitis

Paneosteitis is an elusive ailment occasionally seen in young Bassets and Goldens. It is also known as wandering or transient lameness. Attacks are usually brought on by stress and aggravated by activity, and up to now, the cause and the cure are unknown. This mysterious disease causes sudden lameness, but its greatest potential danger may […]

Read More

Bloat

Like many other breeds with a deep chest, the Basset is susceptible to gastric dilatation with torsion of the stomach (bloat). This can be a problem regardless of age. Torsion or bloat is considered an emergency and action must be taken immediately.

Read More

Eyes

The Basset is one of the breeds predisposed to glaucoma and cataracts.

Read More

Von Willebrand’s Disease

A hereditary disorder appearing in some Bassets is Von Willebrand’s disease, a platelet disorder resulting in mild to moderately severe bleeding and a prolonged bleeding time. Careful pedigree analysis and blood testing have reduced the incidence of this disease by reputable breeders.

Read More