• First Basenji's

    He wasn't sure but we're both thinking that is more probable because she was improving from the stomach virus then started swelling last eve….she seemed to be reacting well to the shot...perking up, tail is curled back up. I'm really wondering if she ate a spider or something. Thanks for your interest.

  • I do hope that she'll soon be better. Its always a bit worryng when the cause is not known,sometimes is an allergy in that case

  • It is all togehter possible that you had 2 different things that just happened to occur close enough to be one - in any event - glad things are a bit better.

  • First Basenji's

    Thanks all for your helpfulness and support. You just love the lil kids so much it's always unnerving when they're ill. Hard to believe I've been a zookeeper years ago dealing with death and illness regularly and I still worry to death even more with these pups. Her foot has started to ulcerate and ooze after much licking on her part. I did a peroxide flush and her temp is staying down pretty well, vet comes tomorrow so hopefully we are out of the woods. Thanks again everyone!

  • First Basenji's

    Vet update on our girl today was maintaining but not positive its a spider or bee bite but it is draining some and she's feverish still. Thinking though the stomach virus On the upside she's eating, staying hydrated and gums are pink…vets back on friday . We'll keep sending info when and if we get a positive idea as to what has got her so sick..hope it will help someone else down the road.

  • Make a paste of baking soda and warm water and back in where the hole is - wrap with gauze and then hold her so she doesn't rip it apart for about 30 min and then repeat as needed

  • How is she today?

  • First Basenji's

    Beni, our female pup that started off with intestinal virus then started swelling is doing much better. Her fever has left, her muzzle swelling is gone and her foot is almost back to normal with a small abcess still draining but healing….not sure that we'll know if she was bit by a spider or bee or what but we are so grateful for all the people that supported and helped our girl. This was my first experience with forum and I'll be a frequent visitor,,such aa great resource and opportunity to hang with b's and basenji owners...thanks again. Jen

  • Yes, keep us posted. Ahhh… young animals. They always seem to learn their lessons regarding bees, wasps, spiders, frogs....

  • First Basenji's

    Funny thing today…I found a large dead bumblebee on the ground today without its stinger and pretty beat up...I'm thinking our lil girl learned a valuable lesson that not everything that buzzes is a fun sicada(sp?). Doing pretty well today, onery lil thing!

  • I'm relievd to hear that your little girl is geting better. I have difficulties in persuading mine that a seemingly dead bee or wasp can be just as dangerous as a live one.

  • First Basenji's

    I am sadder than expressable today to say our beloved has left us @ not quite 9 mos. She took a turn for the worse yesterday and passed today after three cardiac arrests. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.

  • First Basenji's

    Oh my goodness… I'm so sorry for your sudden and unexpected loss.

  • Very sorry for your loss. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.

  • I was shocked and sad that your beloved Beni had died. I can't begin to express my sorrow and commiserations. My thoughts are with you.

  • So sorry for your untimely loss. Does your vet have any idea what may have caused the illness?

  • Houston

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, sending you virtual hugs and prayers for peace in your heart and mind. She was way to young to cross the bridge. Did you ever conclude what made her so ill in the first place? Was it a bug sting?

  • Oh my God! I have tears in my eyes for you. No one ever expects a young dog to meet with an early passing. My heartfelt condolences to you, my friend.

  • Oh, no, I'm so sorry to read this. Condolences from our house to yours.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We had to put our Suni down in April and understand what you go through right now.

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