Hello All, I am new to the Drool and being owned by a Basset. I have always
had dogs and currently have a very large muttley terrier who is named
BooBoo. We recently decided we needed a little adventure and took on a
little hound named Hadley. She is 13 weeks old tomorrow and boy is she
adorable. If I had known what I was missing not having a basset in my life
wow I would have started MUCH EARLIER!
Anyway I wanted to introduce myself and also ask a question of all you
knowledgable folks. Hadley has had 3 rounds of puppy shots and is due for a
4th in 2 weeks....my vet wants to give her a 5th round and that seemed
really excessive to me? Is this something normal?
I am going to be looking for another vet for my Basset anyway because after
reading up on the breed I read so many horror stories about Bloat and it
scares me to death. I was asking her what I needed to look for, what I
needed to do to prevent it, just trying to get information. She told me
that Bassets don't get bloat! I was astounded because EVERYTHING I have
read says they DO!
Thank you all for any thoughts or advice you might have for a new basset
owner! I am sure I will have questions along the way and I am glad that I
was pointed to the drool and all the fantastic people who are involved with
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!