• Hi all,
    I have a 2 year old male basenji.
    He got castrated November last year as he was very aggressive towards other dogs and even humans. The vet advised us to castrate. It helped he's less aggressive.
    But now since 4, 5 months ago he started to gain weight.
    The vet advised to reduce his food, first 10% than 20 %, since August he's on halve portion, he didn't lose 1 gram.
    No vet tells me to reduce again, but he's hungry, it's not normal to constantly reduce without any result. I don't want to reduce anymore.
    He has daily long walks and I go running from time to time with him. Nothing helps.
    Anyone else has same experience? ![alt text](![image url](![image url](image url)))


  • Has the Vet tested for other health issues? I've heard of dogs having thyroid issues (ex: hypothyroidism would affect weight)... does anyone have any first-hand experience with this?


  • @Rebel - Full blood workup including full Thyroid panel (full panel no just what the normal vet workup that is not a full thyroid panel)... as they say make sure that he is in good health. Also what are you feeding him? How much total are you feeding a day? Also with reducing food, add veggies to his food to fill his belly... green beans are good to use... I use Cauliflower and Broccoli... Note also that low normal is typically too low for Basenjis.

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