Another question for basset owners

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  1. doglover0625

    doglover0625 New Member

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    Hi everyone! I haven't posted here in a little while, but I was the one who was interesting in getting a basset hound in a few yrs....yeah I am getting all my info early :)

    however, I do have a question
    I read on the basset hound club of america
    Cleaning the anal sacs

    A Basset’s anal sacs, which are located on either side of the anus, should to be checked and emptied regularly to avoid impaction and infection. Bassets with impacted anal sacs often drag their rear ends on the floor. Sacs are cleaned by holding the dog’s tail up and gently squeezing each sac. The smelly contents of impacted sacs will then squirt out. Owners who need assistance with this procedure should ask their veterinarians.



    of all the basset sites I've read so far, this is the first time I read about this.....does anyone know more of this? is this part of caring for the dog? It doesn't deter me at all, I'm just trying to learn as much as I can

    Thanks so much!!
     
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    Its a potential "problem" for all dog breeds, not just Bassets.

    Through reading various things I've heard that it might affect hounds more often than others? In any case,, just be prepared to do it if you have to.
     

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