As our Basenjis age we are all confronted with their care… there are tough decisions to be made for sure.. we can all only do what we can to make the remaining time they have with us the best possible.. and not going to extreme measures is many times the most kindest thing we can do... and just make sure they are comfortable .... been there, done that... not easy... but I know that the best care that was in my opinion was given....
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.
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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?