I have 2 basenjis, Pete and Lily. Pete is a 14 year old brindle and Lily is an 8 year old tri-color. My dear Alice, who passed away 7 years ago, was a red and white. Both Pete and Lily have been healthy until fairly recently, when Pete began having some diarrhea, especially during the night. Neither dog is overweight, and I exercise them everyday when we walk 1-3 miles, depending on weather. I love them dearly. Pete has always been somewhat of a couch potato, and Lily is a sweet and curious explorer who loves to be outside.
Pete has just been diagnosed with some kind of liver problem from blood work. The diarrhea was his only symptom and the reason I took him to the vet.
He has been hypothyroid and on medication for most of his life. Today his thyroid function is okay, as are his kidneys and other organs (again, determined by the recent bloodwork).
Any info about liver issues with basenjis would be helpful in deciding exactly how to proceed. My vet hasn't recommended anything but did present me with 2 options: either an ultrasound to diagnose the problem or just medication management (SAMe and an antibiotic).
Any thoughts would be appreciated.