Not soap ! - sponge the area with warm water or a proper dog-shampoo (used sparingly). If in doubt, consult the vet. If it is an allergy, perhaps you can think back to when they first occurred and identify something ?
Zande last edited by Zande
Not to have heard of the Gonto Protocol, @elbrant ! It is something everyone should be aware of, along with knowing that the parents of your Basenji have been checked for Fanconi, and, preferably, your own Basenji too.
Given the slightest risk, you download the Protocol and make sure your Vet has a copy. And that he has read it and is aware of what it means.
There is also a copy on my own website http://www.zandebasenjis.com/protocol.htm and on several other places across the web.
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@zande My girl is a Fanconi Carrier. It is my understanding that she will not get Fanconi, therefore, treating it is not a concern. If she were at risk, certainly. I was trying to find out what would be in a multivitamin that would make it better than another (in regards to Fanconi) because the OP (original post) mentioned it.
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@elbrant - In the protocol, Dr. Gonto talks about a multivitamin that would be advised to give. Here is what is in his protocol:
Any complete canine or feline vitamin/mineral replacement product given BID. Example,
PET-TABS PLUS AF (Advanced Formula). (Previously PET-TABS PLUS.)
Which multivitamin is everyone using these days that is compliant with the Gonto Protocol?
@tanza ...This is where my confusion came in... it sounds like some multivitamins are compliant, some are not.... for clarification purposes: are you suggesting amy "complete" product would be suitable?
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@elbrant - So you are saying that recommendations from Dr. Gonto for Fanconi afflicted dogs is not correct? Go to Dr. Gonto's protocol and read what he says about multivitamins. This is what he says and I would take it to the "bank"... no questions asked
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@elbrant You are right that a carrier won't become afflicted, but in any case, you should be aware of the Protocol, as should all Basenji owners - if only to be in a position to advise others.
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you are saying that recommendations from Dr. Gonto for Fanconi afflicted dogs is not correct?
No. I said nothing of the sort. The original post suggested that some multivitamins were better than others by asking which ones were compliant with the Gonto Protocol. I was only asking for clarification. Nothing more.
be aware of the Protocol, as should all Basenji owners - if only to be in a position to advise others.
I would never advise anyone on something that I was not well versed in. I have plenty of things to keep me busy without adding more things on the off-chance that someone might ask me a question. I would much rather defer to members who have first hand knowledge and experience.
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You can order the Pet-Tabs Plus vitamins from Chewy.