just got my boy tested and vet says he is diabetic - thought it was fanconi but his blood sugar is 400 and should be under 120 - any one out there with a diabetic basenji that can offer up some advice?
I am on a few other lists and will see if I can track down anyone that has a Basenji that is diabetic and let you know in a private message what I find.
I don't have any advice on basenjis with diabetes, but my family owned a mini pin mix that had it. We got him on a good diet to help with it, but he would need insulin twice a day. We had a human glucometer, and would use the inside of his lip to check his bloodsugar twice a day.
Your vet should be able to get you set up with it and tell you how to manage it.
i would appreciate anything you can find - is Dr Gonto a vet - my doc looked at the protocol and didn't see it - but any advice you have i would love - my email address is the same as my name email@example.com
Didn't see what? It says at the top Fanconi Diesese Management Protocol for Veterinarians and under that heading, Steve Gonto, M.M.SC., PH.D. and no he is not a vet but the person that saved so very many Basenji lives with "his" development of the protocol. And has been published in Veterinarian publications. I am guessing that your Vet was not/is not familar with Fanconi Protocol?
Anyway I am sending you a private message that has the name and email of a Vet Tech here on the West Coast that manages many diabetic dogs (not Basenjis) but she is a Basenji owner/breeder/person…