This is our biggest essential of course! We've tried other foods through the years and always come right back to Pro Plan. It agrees well with our entire pack. Although we add other foods to their diet, this is always the main entrée to every Basset's meal at On My Way 2U Acres.
Very important essential! our dogs are trimmed every 1-2weeks and the guard acts as a great guide for trimming safely. Most Bassets naturally have longer quicks in their nails, so trimming too much could injure them. Frequent small trims are best. (We start trimming our litter pups at 4wks using a small clipper, to get them used to it.)
If you're a seasoned Basset Hound owner you've likely heard of, or experienced that distinctive "corn chip' smell... Well that smell is often a sign of fungal or yeast growth. Many suggest Gold-bond powder, however we find that messy, and the dog licks it..
Not only do we find this spray solves the paw odor when it arises, but also works well on their red & irritated armpit & groin areas during hot weather.
I confess, I never cleaned dog ears until owning Basset Hounds. This chore is a must, & we do it weekly. We've bought those fancy ear wipes at stores, but always come back to plain saline wash and cotton rounds. A dampened cotton round per ear and you can really get in the nooks-&-crannies;) Careful not to leave ears wet though, as you don't want to create moisture, starting problems we are trying to avoid by cleaning. There is such thing as 'over-cleaning' their ears.
They all come running at the smell of peanut butter here. Whether I inject heart-worm preventative into the bread, sprinkle a capsule inside, crush a tablet, doesn't matter; I can get it down with ease if I've got a peanut butter sandwich ready!
Plenty of natural foods so good for them. Another favorite is the incredible edible egg! Ours enjoy scrambled eggs often, which is part of why we have our own chickens here.