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@marty I have used it for pain relief. It comes in a Cream and you just apply to the affected area. I would never give it to any of my Animals. Charlottes Web makes this stuff and it is legal in all 50 States. I was mugged in 2002 and the guy pushed me so hard he broke three Vertebrates in my Lumbar Spine. I have to have surgery but I have to wait because it will cost 7K and I am not sure my Insurance will pay for it.
I would never have bought it because I have never smoked Cannabis and I won't smoke Medical Marijuana but the CBD Oil does not make you high!
I would never try this stuff until my Mom had a look at it. She is a Nurse and she knows more about Drugs and how to compound them. The Nurses hack for Vicodin is 2 Aleve the highest Strength and one Tylenol Arthritis the highest Strength. This is not addictive but it does the job!
Show Off Your Dog
Simply fantastic beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing... and the others who also shared.
Please don't breed from a crossbreed when there are so many pedigree dogs and puppies looking for a loving home.
You have no idea what scourges could be behind your mix and bringing more mixes into this already overcrowded world is just irresponsible.
Over here, even puppy farmers eschew breeding cross-breeds.
I never normally advocate spaying but in this instance it would be the responsible way to go.
Basenji Health Issues & Questions
What Vets Don't Tell You About Vaccines'.
She's a one trick pony who, when questioned about research, science, proof, says "oh I have 2 best selling books".
Many people by the late 1980s were already raising alarms about overvaccination. Here is the facts as of now. Tiny breeds make up most of the vaccine-related problem. That we give a chihuahua the same shot as a great dane is insane. I think Jean Dodds is a lot off, but you can even see with her how small of an issue the vaccines are in overall seizure problems.
What makes me furious is that reporting isn't required. So if your dog has a problem, report it yourself. Until they get clear data, we don't know.
Finally, know your dog and your breed. There are differences in vaccine response.
:::Nov 1, 2009 - Young adult dogs (1-3 years) and small-breed dogs were at higher risk. The top 5 breeds for reactions were Dachshund, Pug, Boston Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, and Chihuahua. Boxers were the only large breed with more reactions than average. Breed variations in response to rabies vaccination were recently reported.::
You can always also contact breeders that might be wanting to place could be looking to place an x-show dog that they are not using for breeding or possible an adult they have gotten back for whatever reason. You might need to travel a bit, but check out breeders in OR/WA for sure. I know for a fact that FoPaws in WA (Therese Leimback) have two middle aged to place from an owner return. Don't know what the current situation is, there is a male and a female. You can find her on facebook. Highly recommend either of these two
Great recommendation. Breeders who take dogs back are also virtually guaranteed to give you a good description of the dog's personality and their pluses and minuses.
This behaviourist put most of it down to the way he was brought up with his mum and the breeder. We spoke to my partner's parents and they explained how the breeder's place looked and how he was treated prior to picking him up. This breeder definitely didn't bring up the pups properly at all, they were caged separately outside and not socialised or handled. She thinks his mental state has been slowly declining his entire life without anyone noticing, or he has always been somewhat like this and no one has previously picked up on his stress signals.
She sat and just watched him for about 2 hours, she said not one behaviour of his was normal and that he is constantly 'checked out', lights are on and no ones home. Explains why he is very unpredictable as he basically has no control over himself.
So we are keeping him in a safe spot, alone and making his world very small to bring his levels back to normal with the help of medication. The behavourist said because he is a very emotional and fragile dog, we will always need to be careful to not stress him out or we will continue going in circles. Basically, we now need to make sure hes always put in a different area where he can't hear/see anything we do, when we bring in shopping, move furniture, play with our other dog, etc as he is so fearful of anything and everything.
We will also be getting another lot of medical tests done just to make sure he will be ok on this new medication. So far we've spent about 1.5k on this dog just with these behavourists and tests! Hopefully, this medication is the answer we've been searching for.
@redial Yes - but it is messy ! The pate works a treat - he regards every medication as a treat (Hoover gets a small piece at the same time) and I never have any problem. In fact as they are both loathe to venture out last thing at night these wintry days - leaving the comfort and warmth of leather armchairs - I have taken to rattling the packet !
It gets them out in seconds ! (Subterfuge though - they don't get anything and I hope it will be Spring again before they realise they have been conned !)
Basenji Puppy Pen
Post here tips on raising young Basenji.
@donc Yes, I miss her every day! On December 23rd she would have been 20 Years old! I just love all animals and I have a weakness for the Hounds.
My first Dog was a Beagle and he bit everyone in the family except for me. The Vet who got his VMD in 1939 said to castrate him so my Dad had that done. I loved the Sea of Puppies and I am well aware that they are a ton of work! I will not get another Pup or Kitten until the Killer Cat has passed.
Yes we figured we will wait until he is at least two before we make any decisions on neutering him.
I can understand why you might want to neuter a female but a male? Agree you need to wait. Most of the reasons advanced to neuter come from groups with an agenda but without solid science. Generally speaking the health risks of neutering outweigh any benefits and there is no effect on behavior. In my experience, having an intact male Basenji never presented any issues at all. Unless you just let your dog roam free I can't think of a single good reason to do it.
Basenji Meetups & Events
We rescued our little girl from CBR. However, we were cautioned - NOT just because she is a rescue but due to the breed not to ever take her to a dog park. These are the reasons we were given: too many other communicable diseases, possible aggressive other dogs and many other safety / hazard risks. She did recommend socializing her with other Basenji or even other dogs in a 'not'so-public' setting, just not dog parks. Therefore, we have never taken her to one but I am certain it would be up to your discretion.
Basenjis For Sale or Wanted
There are launch pads and there are launch dogs. A puppy of ours (many years ago now) went to live with three poodles. They stood in line so the Basenji could leap onto their backs and reach the shelf with the goodies which she then threw down to her 'canine ladder' -