Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Great Canadian North
Your hound is the PERFECT WEIGHT. DON'T put more weight on her. Hounds are very inclined to being overweight and then have joint issues, especially the long-backed breeds (like the Basset in your pup). Having some extra cushion is not good for these dogs. She looks like she's athletic, which will convert food into muscle instead of fat. To feel if she's in good weight, you should still be able to feel her ribs through her sides when you run your hands along her sides. You should see the points of her hips and shoulders when she moves, but they should be rounded and not jutting out (like she appears to have in your profile pic).
I have to very strongly disagree with the poster who recommended feeding puppy food to your adult. This should only ever be done for a dog that is severely underweight, as puppy food is very high in calories as it is relied upon to support the energy required for growth and development, which is much higher than the energy required to sustain good health in an adult dog. Feeding puppy food to an adult hound will make her very overweight and very prone to health issues.
p.s. She's lovely :)
Colonel Mustard- Mustard Gas Male DT
Professor Marvel- Red Butterfly Male DeT
Hannah- Red Butterfly Female VT
Holly- Turquoise Female VT
Violet- Bicolour Female Spadetail
Molly- Red Female VT
Georgie- Multicolour Female CT
The Rest of the Menagerie:
Tobasco, Moonstone, and Gus (the horses)
Boots and Snowy (the cats)
Beatrice (the bunny)