I am new to this sight and the proud new owner of my first 4 month old female Basenji named Kali.
I am looking for some help in regards to same Basenji.
Some background on Kali . . . . up until 2 days ago Kali was and is everything our research into Basenjis had told us she would be, inquisitive, loyal, loveable, aloof and totally endearing. I will add to this that from almost the beginning she has been a water fiend, she will search it out, inside, outside, in a glass on the table, it doesn't matter she wants water.
Two days ago she started peeing and trailing it all over the house. I will admit she was not completely house trained however she had been getting better day by day telling me she had to go out but two dys ago that all stopped and with out warning while running through the house she will suddenly stop and pee wherever and whenever . She can just have come in and still she will pee.
After questioning my trainer she suggested that Kali may have a kidney or bladder infection and I should take her to the vet. Today I took her and a urine sample to the vet and here is where I need the help. After testing the urine and finding nothing but the fact that it was rather dilute (which the vet did not like) she suggested that we take more tests and find out what is really going on. She suggested that we take a blood test and some X-rays and also an ultrasound test at which point I said WHY? She then replied that the dilute urine in itself was an indicator and that the other test would point us in a direction. I said "like what" and she said that the blood tests could tell us if it was on infection or a congenital problem such as a deformed kidney or the lack of a kidney or something with the bladder. I went ahead and had the blood test done and it told us that creatin level was twice the normal and that another element (which name escapes me now)was also elevated twice what it should be not a terrible thing but abnormal especially for a 4 month old puppy.
With that I asked what we could do and she said that she could send me home with a course of antibiotics and hope that there would be a great change in Kali by Friday, if not, the prognosis was not going to be good.
Well to say the least she scared the you know what out of my family and I and so now I am turning to the good people of this Basenji loving forum to see if there is anything the least bit recognizable with any of this or if anyone can shed any light on this for us.
We have come to love our little Kali and our hearts are breaking in thinking that we might lose her .