_A FEW REMEDIES
For an old Basset try some Vitamin C tablets and a slurp of cider vinegar. My Bassets live to old age with minimal problems and they have all had this.
Garlic and horseradish tablets seem to help skin itches.
Most Bassets I have ever owned are severly allergic to Fleas. If they get one on them they will make their skin bleed to kill the flea. Please treat your hound regularly with a Product Such as Frontline or similar product.
Please ensure that your dogs are wormed at least every 3 months with an all wormer tablet and with a Tapewormer Tablet as well.
Please seek Veterinary Advice early.