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Older basset seems to be getting younger!

November 13, 2008 | By SchnauzerFan | 2 comments

Our Basset, Daisy, is 12 years old. She is a good old girl, a true embassador of the breed. Earlier this year, at her vet appointment, we were told that she has mild arthritis in her back legs. So I started her on a vitamin supplement that contains Glucosamine and Bromelein.
I tell you, its like the clock has been turned back! She is downright feisty sometimes now, running and barking when she wants to play - similar to when we first adopted her 5 years ago. It has truly been amazing the difference the vitamins have made.
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SchnauzerFan
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SchnauzerFan
5 years ago

It sounds like you are already doing all the things necessary to help keep your Annabelle in good health. Bassets are such wonderful dogs, enjoy every precious minute with her! Daisy turns 13 in June, we can't even believe it.
Its good that you are able to brush Annabelle's teeth. Daisy has genetically bad teeth, so every couple years we have had to send her to the vet to have them professionally cleaned, and now we may have to do it yearly to keep them in check.
Bassets also have tricky nails - they grow fast but the quick receeds slowly - so keep her nails nice and short. If you go for walks on pavement at all, that will help keep them trimmed.

Unfortunately some health issues we can't avoid, but as long as Annabelle is getting quality food/care, exercise and lots of love, hopefully you will be able to enjoy her for a very long time!

Samike0781
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Samike0781
5 years ago

i almost dread my basset "Annabelle" getting older and possibly developing health issues. ive always been a dog owner but Annabelle is my first basset, even my first dog as a grown man. needless to say, i'm still learning about what to do and what not to do about any issues her and i may face. its good to read about these vitamins and great to hear it helped Daisy. Annabelle is almost 3 years old, i wonder is there anything i could be doin for her, aside from the shots, the science diet, the excercise, and the teeth cleaning, that would ensure an active and healthy life.

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