• My sweet old pups Cosmo has peacefully crossed Rainbow Bridge from home and is now with her siblings Raven, Jasper and my first B, Casey. In her annual vet visit in July, she was diagnosed with early stage renal failure. Followed the vet's instructions and got her Azodyl and also shifted from Merricks/Orijen Senior to low protein diet (Purina NF). At first she ate it then won't touch it at all. Then the blood panel in September showed she was in late stage renal failure. Got more info and help from the forum and got her on Epakitin and subcutaneous fluids every other day. I think the fluid is the one that helped her feel so much better as she seems to perk up after each session. Called her showhandler for more suggestions and got her on some raw food, variety of ground meat, since she won't eat anything that she used to eat except some treats. I know she's hungry but can't seem to want the food so not sure if she's feeling nauseous but nevertheless, it's clear she is not her normal self. I used to feed her twice daily all her life but now I was hand-feeding her six times a day and she was trying her best to eat. We spent our last weeks together doing our usual early morning walks, going to the park, driving around town, going to Jack-in-the-Box drive-through as she loved eating the french fries on our way home, gave her treats like vanilla ice cream and the whole life pure turkey breast that is her absolute favorite. We just love our quiet times together and above all, each other's company. Since the day I picked her up in Virginia at the breeder 12 years ago, I tell her I love her - every single day. I cherished every minute with my Cosmo and I know she does, too. I miss her so much. My heart feels empty. My.heart.hurts. I love you always and forever, my sweet, sweet Cosmo.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. I had a similar experience with my Perry four years ago, and it still hurts. They are never with us long enough. I've been down this road too many times, and when they no longer crave their meals you know the end is not far off....

  • So sorry, remember that you will always carry her soul in your heart... Hugs.... and run free Cosmo!

  • I wish I could give you a big hug right now. I know how much this hurts. So very sorry. I do celebrate the monumental effort you and Cosmo put I into your last months together. I’ll think of you and Cosmo next time I eat a French Fry. 🙂

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    So sorry for your loss of your baby Cosmo.My heart 💔 breaks for you! My deepest condolences.🐾

  • I'm so very sorry for your losing Cosmo. We lost our Emma and Cody last year just 7 months apart. Wendy is our nay basenji now and a senior that gets doted on and spoiled to no end. As you know, it's so very heartbreaking! Cosmo will live in your heart and loving memories forever!❤💕😪 Take care!🙏🌈😪

  • sorry for your loss we all dread the day

  • This is such a difficult time. Remembering can help ease the suffering of loss. Please feel free to share your happy, frustrating, and fondest memories with us. sending virtual hugs

  • Never easy, saying goodbye. But I'm sure you can comfort yourself that you gave this Basenji the best possible life and let her go with dignity and without suffering.

  • I am so sorry for your pain.

  • Thank you for your kind words and support. I think talking about it helps with the healing and that we're not alone in this difficult time.

  • I am SO sorry to hear of the passing of your Sweet Cosmo. I know the hole she leaves in your heart, but she left knowing that she was loved as much as she could be loved and I am sure she loved you the same! I feel confident that we will be reunited with our dear Basenjis one day. Sending love and prayers for both of you.

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