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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
I’m a research fanatic though and it seems that seizures come up constantly.
But don't you often find that the bad news comes to the fore and the good news just gets accepted and remains in the background ? People talk (email, post) about problems they have with their Basenjis or other dogs. No-one brags 'my dog had another year go by without a seizure !'*
On the other hand, if their beloved dog DOES have a seizure, they seek advice.
You have excellent advice already from this forum. Talk to your breeder ! (About seizures and about any / all of your concerns). She will be well aware of ANYTHING in her line and as a responsible person will open up to you..
I go along with Redial, I've bred Basenjis for almost 40 years in a rabies free country where vaccination is not required. My husband started in Basenjis in 1956, albeit in USA, until the mid 1970s when he came to England. No seizures in my experience or his.
There is a wonderful book - Who Killed The Darling Buds Of May - by Catherine O'Driscoll. ISBN 0 9523048 1 3 - subtitled 'What Vets Don't Tell You About Vaccines'. A very well known, experienced breeder in USA sent it to me many years ago and I still have it by me and dip into it frequently. I recommend it heartily, even for the faint-hearted !
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.
I agree with senjisilly that dogs with many behaviors can be changed over time. But I totally disagree that 4 is too young to evaluate an unstable temperament. I hope you get some quick responses (ie within a couple of months) to medications but the range of behavior issues worries me. Bless you for trying so hard.
@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.
@jhewell Crates may be lifesavers. Training to a crate also is critical should the dog need to be hospitalized, or even emergency boarding. While I also had mine in the bed, it wasn't until they had crate training and I continued with training for a long time. Being able to settle into a crate is essential, in my opinion.
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' -