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Old 10-08-2006, 01:27 AM
doglover0625 doglover0625 is offline
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Default Another question for basset owners

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 Bassetís 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 dogís 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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Old 10-13-2006, 09:18 PM
doglover0625 doglover0625 is offline
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:56 PM
Psyfalcon Psyfalcon is offline
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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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