The new Basenji I adopted three weeks ago has a brownish colored belly.
I noticed the color has been fading a little. The previous owners never allowed the B in the house and she lived in fenced yard with a tool shed as her home.
Saturday, after my B had a bath, the area turned red and looked rashed.
Monday, I had my B examined by my vet. My vet said the brown color was due to hormone imbalance, that her gentile area seemed not to be developed well, and the redness was new skin growth. The vet said she could tell that the 10-month-old B hadn't been fed properly.
If the brown belly doesn't fade, soon, the Basenji will be placed on a hormone support for a while. We have scheduled blood work.
Has any one heard of this type of problem?
Yesterday, I learned from the rescue coordinator that the previous owner fed the Basenji Pedigree and hadn't given the B heartworm medication.