So no, Flame is not a Basenji, but he is our Toller we added to our pack last fall. For the past few weeks he has been not feeling so great, he didn't want to eat but would still drink water so we gave it a few days. He would perk up, play ball and eat and be his normal happy self, then he wouldn't feel all that well again, you could tell because he slept a lot. Yesterday he started breathing a little heavy and kind of funny and he was coughing like there is something caught in his throat. Around 7pm hubby called the vet and vet said to bring him in this morning around 9. So right now Flame is at the vets office. Vet called and said it sounds like he has some fluid in his lungs so they are going to do some bloodwork and xrays I believe to see what is going on.
I thought maybe it is kennel cough but some of the symptoms don't sound right unless it has turned into a type of pneumonia. So I imagine they are testing him for bacterial and viral causes and we should know more by the end of the day. Hope the little guy is ok though, got about 4 hours of sleep last night because he slept with hubby in the spare room (he is usually a porch dog).
Does this sound like kennel cough to anyone?