I noticed that my basenji has chills / convulsions sometimes in response to temperature changes, sometimes noise, sometimes without reason.
I noticed also that after long lying break near to fireplace my basenji hind legs goes down… My vet said that everything is ok, i checked blood, i checked urine but I this symptoms are still visible... I'm waiting for USG and RTG.
Pls help - what's can happen??? Any suggestions???
Basenji 11 years old, 12 kg, men,
If the x-rays and ultrasound are okay, it could be a neurological problem. Is your dog having seizures or tics? If seizures, how long do they last? It is sometimes difficult to see tics unless the dog is standing still and not moving. The tics remind me of a human with Parkinson's.
It could be Degenerative Myelopathy which is a loss of coordination of the rear legs and it eventually progresses to weakness and then paralysis. There is a DNA test for this through OFA.
If it is possible, I would contact a neurologist if all the tests are normal.
I'm so sorry to hear about your sick B. Shivering and trembling can be due to pain, as well as cold. If his hips go down, it could be arthritis or a disc/spinal problem, and hip dysplasia does sound like something to check. Basenjis are stoic little dogs– they can hide pain for a long time, and shivering in an old dog is not uncommon and arthritic pain, especially on cold, damp days-- is so often the culprit. Did you see the X-rays? Hopefully, that gave you some guidance. Hope the little guy feels better!
I am not sure how they test for either. Lyme disease is caused by a Tick…..can cause paralysis and a whole range of othe symptoms. Botulism is caused by eating tainted meat or food. I imagine it would just be a blood test. Just ask your vet if they have tested for that or if they can test for it.