We lost our dog Bing last November with hypoparathyroidism.
We are now seeing a steady deterioration in our 7 year old bitch Rosie.
She is losing weight (every bone now showing) and is difficult to feed. She will eat only certain food for a few days & will then refuse to eat it. When we try something else this pattern is repeated. We have given her only hypoallergenic food and this too will be tolerated for, say, a week before she tires of it. She has diarrhoea, though usually thick liquid with some solid parts. This does not vary much with hypoallergenic food or non-hypoallergenic.
She suffered two possible stress-inducers last year: 1) the loss of her lifelong friend Bing and 2) an op on a small umbilical hernia that became swollen.
Yes, of course, she will be returning to the vet this week but in our experience with Bing we know that specific knowledge of Basenji predispositions to particular conditions is not well-appreciated by all vets.
I like to get some idea in my mind about the likely possibilities so as to not be totally in the vet's hands in this respect.
Does anyone here recognise these symptoms which appear to me to be closest to IPSID than to, say, Fanconi or hyperthyroidism (let alone hypoparathyroidism which we have experience of)?
Mike & Jenny Ramsay