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Hello everyone,
My name is Jill and I have a 2 year old female basenji named Tallulah. I am so happy I found this forum. I was searching for dog allergies and here I am 😃
Tallulah has recently been sneezing and pawing at her face. I am becoming quite concerned and am wondering if there is anything I can do to help. Tallulah is my first basenji. I purchased her from a pet store back in Colorado. I like to think of it as a rescue. She was not in a very good environment but that face and those wrinkles…I had to take her with me. She has been by my side ever since.
I thought I was the only one who had a "special dog". This is great. Thank you again and I look forward to hearing from other basenji owners soon.

Jill

Hi and Welcome! Where in California? North/South?

Is it possible that she has a fox tail? Pollen is bad this time of year out here… so could just be allergies. If really bad you can try over the counter Benedryl, 1 250mg cap two to three times a day, provided you are pretty certain that it is not something like a fox tail.

And you might want to read the "sticky" on Basenji health and consider doing the DNA Fanconi test...

Miles has been experiencing an increase in sneezing- obvious allergies as it's only induced when we go outside… and yes, pollen levels are "very high". Yikes. I am the same way. I'll be curious as to what other members recommend as far as seasonal allergies go. I know what to do for humans, but want to learn more about what to do for my "kids"... 🙂

Thank you for the reply! I live North of Sacramento in Roseville.
Please excuse my response but what exactly is a fox tail? Are you referring to her tail? Her tail curls during the day except for when she is asleep.
Thank you for the information Tanza. I will read the "sticky" on basenji health. I've never heard of a DNA fanconi test. Is there a "sticky" on that too?
It is going to take a few days to search through all of this information. 🙂

welcome to the forum Jill. Glad to have you here. We would love for you to share pictures of Tallulah with us.

I give my b benadryl this time of year.
It keeps his chewing and scratching down.

@tallulah:

Thank you for the reply! I live North of Sacramento in Roseville.
Please excuse my response but what exactly is a fox tail? Are you referring to her tail? Her tail curls during the day except for when she is asleep.
Thank you for the information Tanza. I will read the "sticky" on basenji health. I've never heard of a DNA fanconi test. Is there a "sticky" on that too?
It is going to take a few days to search through all of this information. 🙂

Foxtails are found outdoors, a weed, here is a link
http://www.loveyourdog.com/foxtails.html

Here is the link to health testing
http://www.basenjiforums.com/showthread.php?t=3657

And here is a link to the Basenji Club of America, you can find health concerns and more links under health
www.basenji.org
www.basenjihealth.org

Also can visit my web site at www.tanzabasenjis.net

Again welcome to the Forum… you might also want to check out the Basenji Club of Northern California site and come join us for one of our upcoming events.
www.norcalbasenjis.org

Tanza,
Thanks for the information on foxtails. I did not understand what you were referring to 🙂 I had no idea that they could go up your dogs nose. Tallulah is definitely pawing at her nose. I'll make an appointment with my vet as soon as possible.
I would love to check out Basenji Club of Northern California.
tallulahroo@gmail.com
Thank you again for the links. This is great information.

Jill

@tallulah:

Tanza,
Thanks for the information on foxtails. I did not understand what you were referring to 🙂 I had no idea that they could go up your dogs nose. Tallulah is definitely pawing at her nose. I'll make an appointment with my vet as soon as possible.
I would love to check out Basenji Club of Northern California.
tallulahroo@gmail.com
Thank you again for the links. This is great information.

Jill

You are very welcome, hope to see you at one of the club's events…

Welcome! Tallulah is an AWESOME name!

Welcome to our community, glad to have you here! Sorry, but we had to remove your personal contact info from the post. Please read our forum guidelines.

Thank you. I apologize for posting my email address. I did not realize it was against guidlines.

@tallulah:

Hello everyone,
My name is Jill and I have a 2 year old female basenji named Tallulah. I am so happy I found this forum. I was searching for dog allergies and here I am 😃
Tallulah has recently been sneezing and pawing at her face. I am becoming quite concerned and am wondering if there is anything I can do to help. Tallulah is my first basenji. I purchased her from a pet store back in Colorado. I like to think of it as a rescue. She was not in a very good environment but that face and those wrinkles…I had to take her with me. She has been by my side ever since.
I thought I was the only one who had a "special dog". This is great. Thank you again and I look forward to hearing from other basenji owners soon.

Jill

Hello Jill and welcome to the forum. In my opinion, if you think that there is something that might be causing Tallulah to have an allergic reaction, wouldn't you want to think about consulting your vet first before doing anything? I would venture to think that the Vet would also be the one to direct you in regard to properly treating Tallulah and what might be causing her discomfort.

Hope this helps,

Jason

Hello Jason,
I contacted my vet when Tallulah started sneezing. The vet indicated to me over the phone that her sneezing was quite common. They suggested a small dosage of benedryl which other form members suggested too. I gave her a small dosage the other day and it just made her very groggy. She still paws at her eyes and nose and it was suggested on this forum that she may have an object in her snout. It has me concerned so i'll be taking her into the vet to have her looked at tomorrow.
Hopefully we can figure out what is causing her so much discomfort and come up with a resolution.
Thank you.
Jill

I am glad to hear you are going to take her to the vet. I really dislike giving any kind of drug to my dogs unless absolutely necessary. I even hate taking any kind of drugs myself.

Please let us know what you discover.

Jason

Welcome to the forum – you'll find lots and lots of good information here.
When you get the chance post some pictures -- we're addicted to them.

Welcome to the forum! I would LOVE to see some pictures of your girl!

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