Religiously clean your Basset’s ears once a week, trim toenails once every two weeks as well as check for impacted anal glands. Clean teeth every two weeks..
Give your Basset regular heartworm medication and check for fleas and ticks. A Lyme disease vaccine is available for those dogs living in tick infested areas
Immunize your Basset for distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, leptospirosis and parainfluenza. Ask your vet if he/she will recommend other immunizations and which ones are needed annually.