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@Daisysmom @Mr-Ralph @bowierimmer @clerner @lux @KellyWiles @erica-ruth @nicelaos @dorlory
I don't think you can delete your account because the posts and comments are all intertwined. But you can do two things to simulate a delete. Part one sets your screen persona on "invisible", no one will think you are available to chat. Part two eliminates the automated list from sending you anything behind the scenes. For all intents and purposes you will be gone, but any past questions will remain to retain the integrity of the site structure. Fair enough?
Part 1Click on your circle icon in the upper right corner of the webpage, Scroll down the dropdown navigation links, Click on invisible (now noone can "see" you).
Part 2Click on your circle icon in the upper right corner of the webpage (again), Scroll down the dropdown navigation links, Click on "settings" Under Email , click on the frequency line where it says "subscribe to digest" and select "Off" Under Notifications & Sounds, adjust each section to "None", or "Disabled" as appropriate.
@donc she’s 3 years old. The Vet that diagnosed her said she was grade 3 but I’m getting a second opinion on Saturday. Her hind legs are noticeably wobbly when she walks and runs and she limps sometimes too so I’m not sure if it will get better on it’s own. I’m worried about putting her through surgery but I don’t want her to get arthritis and be in pain so I’m going to talk to a few different vets to see what we can do.
Sounds like a good plan. You don't want to do surgery unless you have to, but you don't want the dog to be in pain or to have health complications. I also doubt it will get better on its own. That was something that would happen to a puppy or a very young dog.
Show Off Your Dog
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
@debradownsouth The ASPCA is a horrible organization for all animals. Every time legislation is introduced to Ban Horse Slaughter they get in touch with the Reps and Senators and kill the bill. They started by protecting Carriage Horses in New York City but those Carriage Horses are still there suffering. With Dogs they commit fraud with their TV Commercials. They say they are a no kill shelter but they outsource the killing.
I did my own investigation into them at the Headquarters on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. I went every day after work for 2 weeks and said I was interested in a small dog. I told them which dog I was interested in but the day after that the dog was gone. It had not been adopted because they said the little Dog was vicious! It was not. they give the Dogs and Cats 7 Days and then they transfer them to a facility that has one purpose: to Euthanize Dogs and Cats.
The oils are so diluted that there is no danger of them being made ill. My Mom is a Nurse and we had one Cat who lived to be 25 years old. She knows what she is doing. ASPCA is not a good source because they lie and defraud their donors.
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.
It's very frightening when your dog bites someone. Trust me I know. We got our Bolt at 6.5 years old. A return to the breeder for 'bone aggression'. I'm not a trainer, or animal behaorialist, but we have been dealing with a biting dog as well. Things I've learned. I walk the dog for the most part. I should also interject, I am alpha, but when we got the dog, I was grieving the loss of my beloved 16.5 y/o boy, and I was not acting like an alpha. This led to some confusion for the poor dog. Bolt and I bonded, however, it led to some very interesting behavior. He would not let my husband get into bed. We sorted this out when Bolt was made to get out of bed when my husband came into the room. My husband then invited the dog into bed with us and then given a few obedience commands, with treats. We thought everything was under control until we went to our summer camp. We quickly discovered he didn't like other dogs, besides our mellow female. We had his thyroid checked with Jean Dodds, DMV. They do a thyroid specific to your dog breed. Not the problem it seems. Clearly I was in over my head and required more research. Found that Bolt resource guarded me. This is a very specific behavior. No one can approach me when the dog is near me, or if he thinks they mean harm to me, ANYONE.That means NO ONE can approach me when I'm walking the dog. I use my feet to gently guide Bolt behind my legs, so I am between the person and the dog. I tell people not the pet the dog. I try to be aware of my surrounds, i.e., people, dogs, kids on bikes, etc. The thing that we have learned though, he reacts to things usually with a bite. So we just don't trust him with anyone but our immediate family. If someone comes to visit, I have treats by the door so the dog associates, good things happen when people come.. But you may need to crate the dog as someone suggested, or put him in another room. If this is resource guarding, there are some great articles on the Internet. Please keep us posted.
@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.
The vet can manipulate to see if something severe is wrong, but hips xrays need to wait til 6 mos (OFA) or (I think.. too tired to look) 4 mos.. oh heck I have to look..
"The PennHIP method can be reliably performed on a dog as young as 16 weeks old."
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.