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Christi Belew
Christi Belew, Veterinarian
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Experience:  Medical Director at Union Hill Animal Hospital
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We have a 10 year old basset hound female who all of a

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We have a 10 year old basset hound female who all of a sudden has started being aggressive, barking, snarling at us. It just started a few days ago but has gotten worse. I'm making a vet appt tomorrow to rule out medical reasons. Any other ideas?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the basset hound?
Customer: we don't know
JA: Where does the basset hound seem to hurt?
Customer: She doesn't seem to hurt, just barks and snarls/growls. Almost like she doesnt recognize us. If we talk to her, she usually calms down
JA: OK. No obvious pain. What is the basset hound's name?
Customer: Maggie
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Maggie?
Customer: No. She hasn't had any medical issues. We've had her since she was 8 weeks old.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Christi Belew replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is***** and I would like to help you and Maggie. I'd like to ask a few questions to better assess the situation.

1. When she does the unusual behavior, does she do anything odd right before it? You say that when you speak to her, she knows it?

2. Is she standing or laying down?

3. Still eating/drinking/pooping ok?

4. Any other symptoms? Gaining weight? Lethargy?

Thank you, ***** ***** forward to helping you.

Expert:  Christi Belew replied 1 year ago.

I wanted to follow up and see how Maggie was doing. I did not receive any replies or questions back. Thank you.