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Hey Basenji lovers,
I am relatively new to this forum and was wondering if there is an app on playstore for this? For some reason, I keep losing connection and then unable to respond to any messages back! Think it would be easier if there was an app.
Anyways, the above is not relevant and let me get down to the actual question..
I want to start making food for my 6 month old little pup and I am unsure how to workout the calories, grams and the daily amount?
I know you need veggies, meat and carbs but is there anything else? Also how many grams of protein, carbs and veggies do you give and what is the daily calorie requirement and for each meal?
My pup weighs around 7-8kg I think...
I would appreciate if any home food makers could shed some light on how to weigh food and what to give.
I have seen photos on the net that some people give brown rice and fried eggs..
Just need some guidance that's all.
Thank you in advance! 🙂
We purchased a tri color Basenji puppy from a breeder in a neighboring state. The original pictures showed him from a certain angle. After paying and arranging transportation, I noticed that in one picture, he appeared to have white on his lower back and bum. We are getting him in about an hour,so I will be able to see better then.
What I am wondering is if this is a marking that a full Basenji might have or an indicator of him not being pure bred. He has the facial and feet markings. I have never seen a Basenji with a back that wasn't one solid color.
I don't intend to show him. I just don't want to feel that I paid for a pure bred dog if he is not.
Hi, so my little man Titan has white flakes on his black coat. It's like he's got dry skin/dandruff. I've been to local shop ( petsathome) who advised to get a teatree soap for him got it but didn't make any difference. So went and got an oat based shampoo which has made a slight difference but not stopped his dandruff as he seems to scratch all time. However, this Shampoo has made his coat really smooth...
So questions is... am I barking up the wrong tree with thinking its Dandruff or does anybody know of a solution for this ie, some shampoo or lotion for him.
Thanks any advise.
My girl is getting bitten on her belly by the swarms of black flies here in lovely New Hampshire and I'm looking for a safe repellent that I can use on this area. She regularly licks and washes her belly - maybe due to bug bite irritation or just her clean self at work. I obviously don't want to waste money on something that doesn't work and it has to be safe for her. Next up after black flies will be mosquito season ...
I posted a pretty lengthy description already in a topic "Not Interested In Eating His Food!".
Short story is my 9 month basenji was admitted to the hospital for anemia caused by low red blood cell count and lethargy. After many attempts to correct this issue he required a blood transfusion (twice). Following an endoscopy they discovered an "Angry" ulcer-like area on his duodenum. Following the endo and 2nd blood transfusion (because his RBC count dropped dramatically) he developed a fever of 105 and it has not went down in 4 days. They did take samples of this area but the labs are taking 3-5 days to come back!!! I also feel in my gut the sampling inflammed these area so much it triggered the fever (but they won't admit this).
My question is.. Has anyone went through a surgery like this to remove part of the duodenum (small intestine)? It's around 5-7cm for the site to be removed. What is the recovery like? Is there anything anyone can share that helps me feel a bit more confident in surgery for a dog?
A piece of me wants to wait for the results to come back but his conditions is going downhill.. He is now not eating anymore, fever still blaring, and he is sleeping all day at the hospital. Thankfully they allow me to go see him daily! They want to get this thing out of him but im nervous we are rushing to surgery too fast! brody copy.png
I've seen some posts around this website regarding this topic but as a first-time puppy owner, sometimes I overthink and get worried something is always wrong. I noticed that sometimes my basenji will shake/shiver.
When she is falling asleep, being carried to go for a walk. I wonder if it's from being cold but my house is at 70 degrees. Do you think this is a concern for the vet?
My basenji is just about 4.5 months old.
Hi Community, I started this forum 15 years ago and it has grown to be a great resource for new and existing Basenji owners thanks to all of your contributions.
I have hosted this forum on my own servers for many years and customized community software to meet the needs of the growing community, as software development is one of my passions, and essentially just costs me time. In the last 5 years though between taking care of my family and two senior Basenjis there was not much time left for maintaining the forum software, so I ended up switching to a fully managed forum service from nodebb.org. The cost of this service is about $250-300/month depending on the traffic and email volume. I have paid this out of pocket for 5 years, but unfortunately, my personal situation, as many of you can relate to during the pandemic, no longer allows me this type of expense.
I am talking with other forum owners and exploring a few options like Ads for non-registered users (you will probably see some of them soon), Patreon which will enable any user of the forum to set up a small monthly donation towards the hosting costs.
I don't think the options above are going to be sufficient as we would need much higher user and traffic volume to raise this much monthly, so feel free to private message me and let me know if you have other ideas. I will continue paying for the forum out of pocket, but ideally, I get some relief soon.
I wonder if you could give some advice.
We are first owners and we got a basenji and he is nearly 6 months old and we have had him for a week now.
He is not bad at all, he is very chilled and relaxed but we do have difficult hurdles.
We have to repeat our commands so he listens and he only listens when we have food or treats. It's very rare he will listen to commands without any rewards.
He wakes up at from 3am and onwards and he wants to cuddle and wants to sleep with us. I am not complaining because I love it, but because I work early shifts I do need sleep and want him to be able to sleep independently. We give him cuddles throughout the day and let him sleep on our laps but in the middle of the night it gets too much. Also, when it comes to going to the toilet early morning or night time he won't go on his own accord, even if he knows he needs it! So I have to carry him outside and even then he tries to fight us. However, once he is out he does what he needs to do.
Oh and when we are on our walks he tries to chase birds and eats bugs - is this normal?
He does not walk with us on our walks and he pulls the leash very hard . He sniffs and tries to eat grass all the time - has anyone else experiences that? He keeps constantly sniffing everything, even at home he keeps sniffing.
In terms of a leash, we got a halti opti lead, which is non pulling traning leash and you have to put it around his mouth and if he pulls, his nose will pull to the ground so he can't pull us whilst walking. Of course, he hated this but we don't know what to do when it comes to him walking.
I know he is still a puppy and it requires patience but I just want to know if I am doing anything wrong or if someone can give me advice on this.
My puppy isn't as energetic as most of people have described. He loves to sleep, eat and cuddle which is sweet but now I am doubting that he's not happy with us.
Please can someone advise? He has also started to chew my pillows and now trying to chew laminate flooring!
My 8 yo Basenji, Astoria, a rescue we’ve had for 4 years, is the sweetest dog there is. Her original owner passed away and we took her in. She has had problems with her teeth (gingivitis) and it was as part of blood work done prior to teeth cleaning that the results showed high ALT levels.
Astoria has been drinking a lot of water and has been having accidents in the apartment even though I walk her 3-4 times a day. Based on the blood work and other tests, the vet has her on Denamarin and the Science Diet / Liver food. However after 5 months of treatment, her ALT levels are very high. I am taking her to an internist for more tests but after reading the forum, I am dreading the fact that she might have Fanconi disease. Have any of you had a similar experience? I live in NYC and will take her to the Animal Medical Center for evaluation versus going back to her vet. I am so worried.
Hey all, I’ve watched this forum for a long time before getting a basenji and I’ve now had mine for a year, so I guess it’s time for an intro 🙂
This is Bubo, my little chaos demon. He’s 18 months now and I got him at 6 months. We lived in Vienna until recently.
bubo in bed
It’s been a heck of a ride so far. Luckily he’s great with other dogs, but we’re currently working (hard!) on keeping him from getting overstimulated when outside, a couple of suspected allergy issues, and the hardest thing right now is finding a safe space for him to be off leash. We’re also thinking of adopting a 2nd from somebody who unfortunately has to give up their pup.
Anyway, thanks for all of the help so far! This forum has been so helpful.
She's feeling a bit sorry for herself due to being in season, but enjoyed her sardine birthday cake. We have hired an enclosed woodland area for a walk later on today.
I have been using the forum so I guess I should introduce myself. This is Ben. His temperament and socialization to dogs and humans are really amazing and unless he is totally bored he would prefer peace and quiet, and is coming up on 6 months. I am not a dog person per se (my wife is), but I love wandering the woods with him. Right now we are walking about 2-3 miles a day, and he and his brother spend the rest wrestling and playing with my kids (8-11) and sleeping in soft blankets.
Sire: Mata Hauri Jenga
Dame: Mata Hauri Sahara
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