Know the facts before adopting a dog with a long back

They may be cute, but experts say dogs like Basset Hounds and Dachsunds often come needing certain care.  Corinne Martin, Executive Director of the Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society says the anatomy of these breeds can lead to a life of back problems if special care is not taken to avoid issues. These dogs should be monitored so they maintain an ideal diet and are not allowed to become overweight. They should also not be able to get onto furniture that is high to prevent them from jumping off and getting injured. They should play with compatible animals as to not become injured in rough play. This week's adoptable pet is a 9-month old Basset Hound named, "Owen." For more information about this or any adoptable pet call 313-884-1551.