Basenjis scream hours and hours after death one of them….

Hello,
I've got big problem: I have 2 basnejis (10 years old dogs - brothers) which after sudden death of third one (found dog-girl), they scream hours and hours when they are home alone… I have never this kind a problems - I care a lot's of found dogs, cats...they stay home for 6-8 hours without problems...

Now I take them everywhere - work, shopping, go outs... But I have to think about my poor neighbours...
What I have to do??? I don't know what to do...
Any suggestions are very welcome.

Milo & Fusik & Nil

no housebraking, no other problems, lovely in work, lovely in public places....

I have never had the problem…. and I have lost 3 elders over the last year.... I would not have any idea what to tell you....

it sounds like fire alarm but 10 times louder 😞 yodeling comparing to this sound is nothing. Like cry… (ok, i'm over interpreting...) 😢

I heard screaming when I was at the rescue breeders house like I've never heard before. It was one of her Basenjis in the house in a crate. It was a shrilling scream and it was loud. I was there with Buddy and it was their usual time to play in the yard and it didn't like it. Mine have howled but this was screaming.
When one of mine died in 2007 the other didn't seem bothered at all about it even though they were together for 13 years.
Just spend some time with them like you're doing and hopefully they'll get over it.

Sorry to hear about your problem. It sounds like this is the way your two Basenjis are expressing their grief. I cant think of anything to advise, only that perhaps with lots of love and care which you are giving they will settle again with time.

There are homeopathic remedies which are supposed to help with grieving and seperation etc. I'll try looking up which ones for you.

Here's a couple of sites I've found really quickly (never used these things before)

http://www.petherbalinfo.com/pet-health-concerns/depression-and-grieving-in-pets/

http://www.natural-dog-health-remedies.com/depression-in-dogs.html

Bachs flower remedies are very good and over here we have a company called Dorwest herbs who do a whole range of homeopathic/herbal remedies.

One of my friend with Bs recently had to have one PTS so she took ALL her Bs to the vets with the ill dog so they would understand what was going on. Not sure if this has helped the remaining Bs with their grief or not!

Hope you find a solution to your sad problem.

I've seen something called Rescue Remedy.

http://www.rescueremedy.com/

Many of those (including rescue remedy) have Alcohol in them, so best to read the labels so you know what you are giving

I might recommend a DAP collar. It's mostly for puppies, but it should still help them feel a little more relaxed.

@tanza:

Many of those (including rescue remedy) have Alcohol in them, so best to read the labels so you know what you are giving

I would just try the spray.

Never had this problem w/dogs, since I only have one and she's my 1st. However, I did have a cat (he had claimed my older female cat as "mommy")… When the "Mommy cat" died, my younger boy would meow/howl all night. I swear he woke me up at least once every hour through the night! This went on for two weeks... I was worn out!!! I hate to admit that I let him outside in total exasperation. I lived in the country in the middle of a field. He loved being free for about three days, then got bit by a snake (he didn't make it). I blame myself, I shouldn't have put him out, but I was so frustrated. Maybe I should have gotten him another older female cat, I just don't know what I should have done...

I wish I could be of more help. Surely time will help heal their pain! Hopefully you can be more patient than I was. Was your female the alpha/pack leader? Maybe they don't know what to do without her leadership...

I sometimes use Rescue Remedie on one of my dogs before I go in the ring as he is a bit excitable. It does work but you need to make sure you don't over do it as it can give them an upset tummy. YUK!!

Houston

I just bought something the other day, at the petstore, it is spray that you use around the area where your pet will be, so you do not use it on your animal. It is called "Comfort Zone spray with D.A.P. for Canine Bahevior Modification". It work wonders while we spend over 4 hours each way in the car this weekend. The dogs dod great, and one of those dogs get sreally carsick, she did great..Otis clonked out and slept almost the whole way. Something like that might work. I feel for you and for the dogs, it most be so very hard not knowing how to help..

Besides D.A.P., another thing that might help is Lavender oil. Don't use a lot, because it is pretty strong. A couple drops on a blanket in a room and it may help with the calming.

Seems to me that a sad dog, who is mourning the loss of a companion, does NOT need to be drugged. Drugs to "dull the pain" of emotion is a human thing but not a dog thing. I can't imagine that any wild dog, or animal, would of its own accord eat a sedative plant when it was grieving.

Just my opinion, two cents' worth, and resistance to drugging our pets!

@Benkura:

I sometimes use Rescue Remedie on one of my dogs before I go in the ring as he is a bit excitable. It does work but you need to make sure you don't over do it as it can give them an upset tummy. YUK!!

Rescue Remedy – at least the one sold here in the US -- has alcohol, so if you must use it, please do so with caution and sparingly. DO read the ingredients.

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