Senior Basset Hound, Guapo (handsome in spanish)
(Hilton Head, SC)
Guapo came into my life 2 years ago. I am Guapo's dog walker. Guapo's mom has bad lungs and hired me.
I am in love with him and give him way extra care and attention. The first 1 1/2 years was really good, satisfying with him. He could do 40 minute walks and had no health problems. Now it's been one thing after another. It's been heartbreaking to watch him deteriorate.
Just could use support to talk about all his issues. So if anyone out there has an older Basset I'd love to hear your stories and experience.
Like right now he just got off of anti-fungal for his feet and inner back leg; antibiotic for his ongoing sneezing problem that they have been trying to fix since Christmas. The long standing ear infection that we can not get rid of. Always comes back. He hates the ear wash.
The ear infection bothers me the most. I could go on and on. We have been to the vet so many times the past 6 months and Kristi, Guapo's mom, has spent so much money. I want her to bring him back in for the ear infection, like never, never, never give up kind of thing but I know they are going to tell us to use the freaking ear wash once a day and the freaking medicine twice a day for two freaking week! Any similar experiences out there?