One thing you can do to help his coat is to bathe him every 1-2 weeks with Murphy's Oil Soap. Use your fingers and gently "scrub" him while he is soaped up. (Murphy's does not produce much lather so don't expect it.) The massaging will loosen dead hair and help it fall out. This stimulates new hair to grow. Murphy's has natural oils including coconut that help moisten the skin and keep it healthy.
Hello! I live in the mountains of North Carolina. I am owned by a 12 year old Basenji. He has devloped cataracts which I feel are actually one of the diseases they tend to develop[can't remember it's name now.].
The biggist issue now is his claws: He has had a degeneration of the nail which has resulted in some very painful trips to the vet and suffering in general. His vet is very good and we are both doing research to investigate the cause of the problem.
I was thinking possibly hypothyroidism.
Do any of you have similair experiences and what do you think?
I hate to see my boy suffer so!
Thanks in advance!
I can only answer the eye issue.
The problem that developes in basenjis is PRA.
I will see if I can fine a site for this eye issue.
On any older dog, cataracts are very common… It would be very hard for a Ophth. Vet to mix up PRA with cataracts. Did you take your Basenji to a board certified eye vet?