My basenji Rusty is very sick and my vet doesn't know why


  • I'm so sorry to hear of you little guys health problem. Sounds like you're in luck with this new Basenji vet. All the best for you and Rustyroo.


  • What a stroke of luck. Let us know what happens! Lenora


  • Thank you so much


  • I sure hope so!! I can not picture my life with out him and trying to stay positive. Thank you 🙂


  • I'll keep Rusty in my thoughts and prayers, please let us know what happens after the appt. Great to have a vet with a Basenji!


  • The symptoms you describe are text book Fanconi. How did your vet rule it out?


  • It is funny that you mentioned Oakhurst because that's where I took Rusty Monday morning They referred me over to Florida Vet. Specialists in Tampa. Rusty does in deed have Fanconi But at least now I know what to do for him to help him stay as healthy as possible. I went yesterday after our appointment and got all the vitamins and supplements he will need to take. We are now on the right track and I feel better because I will do EVERYTHING in my power to get Rusty back to good health.

    Update from Rustyroo


  • Thanks for the update. Oh, the poor baby…so glad you've got him on track. I'll keep the little boy in my thoughts and prayers. Keep us updated after you've been following the protocol for a while...((healing hugs))


  • Thank you 🙂 Rusty gets personal hamburgers twice a day now, lol. He's loving it!!! That is the only way I found to get him to take 12 pills aday, 6 in the morning and 6 at night. But it works and the vet did say to get him food with all beef, I'm sure he will laugh when I tell him!! I will update again after our March 5th appointment. I'm hoping he will gain a few pounds back before then.


  • I am so glad to know Rusty is on the road to improvement. Bet those hamburgers taste pretty good!!!

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