Basset Hounds and Signs of Ill health



Basset Hounds and Signs of Ill health


Signs of ill health are the most important signs of the health status in your Basset Hounds . For example, if the Basset Hounds has continuous nasal discharge, it indicates the presence of nasal congestion and if the discharge is thick, most of the times, the Basset Hounds may have pneumonia.


If the Basset Hounds vomits one or two times occasionally, this may not be taken as a serious sign of ill health but if the Basset Hounds continues this vomiting, then this is something significant to be looked into.


If the Basset Hounds has continuous itching, then one needs to check up the Basset Hounds first by closer observation and examination of skin by separating the hair material especially in case of long haired breeds. You may also come across a lot of ticks or lice on skin, which may look apparently normal at a distance.


If the Basset Hounds passes loose stool for one or two times, this need not be given more emphasis but if there is continuous passing of loose stool, then the Basset Hounds is understood to suffer from bowel disorders. If the Basset Hounds does not pass stool for two to three days, the digestive upsets needs to be ruled out carefully.


Just patiently observe your Basset Hounds walking movements and rule out any abnormal movements in the Basset Hounds. If the Basset Hounds is limping, he/she may have foot lesions. Similarly, if the aged Basset Hounds has reluctant walking and less feed intake along with repeated vomiting, then acute renal disorders like nephritis needs to be ruled out.


If there is whiteness in eyes, suspect the corneal opacity that may occur in diseases like trypanasomosis. When the Basset Hounds becomes anemic, the mucous membrane of the eyes becomes paler and in severe cases, this may have wall white color. If the Basset Hounds bites chain and owners or others, look for behavior disorders and rabies needs to be ruled out.


Ramon Diaz



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