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Thank you all for your wise ords of wisdom. It as really helped. Aloha

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I had to put my 14 year old beautiful faithful friend down. Now I know why she had Horners Syndrome. She had a deep rooted nerve brain tumor. First I thought she just had arthritis. Then the third eyelid issue. Then she started yelping when she tried to walk. Then her front leg became too painful to use. Then her back legs started to loose function. It all happened so quickly. But I couldn't see having her in pain. She was so very gentle and loving. I miss her terribly.

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Thanks for you input. She has several observable low thyroid symptoms, skin turning dark, heat seeking, shedding. The vet wanted $500 for the blood test and a chest x-ray, continously monitoring if they put her on synthroid. This just isn't a possibility. That's why I want to try a natural remedy first. I sure don't want to make anything worse for her. Just need to try something.

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I took my basenji to a vet opthamologist who did several tests. The HORNERS SYNDROME is caused by unknown reasons or thyroid shortage. I am choosing not to have more expensive tests and to put her on synthroid but try to treat her with diet and supplements. My sister recommended coconut oil and kelp. Sounds reasonable. Wondering if there are other things I can try. Iodine drops? She is not uncomfortable with the third eyelid issue and I just can't see going through all the tests they offered to do. The doctor was wonderful and very understanding of my position. Thanjs fir your help.

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Thank you for your help. I took her to the vet. They prescribed eye drops to see if it would help. They stained her eye. No scatches. They eye is slightly recessed. I will try the massage as you suggest. I really don't want her to have surgery. But I don't want her to be in pain either. Hoping the massage helps. Thank you.

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My 12 year old female has her third eyelid visable over the bottom third of her right eye. Just started. Any idea why? Any idea on home treatment? She doesn't seem bothered but it looks weird. Hope it goes away.

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Wow. Our babies look like they are related. Sorry for your loss. My girl is 12 and starting to show her age with arthritis. I dread the day when she will be taking a long nap. She is my best companion.

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@Abaihya said in Welcome to the newly redesigned and updated Basenji Forums!:

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Well I can't figure out how to post a question. My 12 year old female basenji has her third eyelid showing all the time in the lower third of her eye. Anyone know what's going on or how to help her at home. My vet recently passed and I don't have a new one yet. Thanks ahead if time.

If you could tell me how to post a new thread rather than reply to an a old one I would appreciate it.

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Would you please tell me how to post. I can find the post tab but nothing happens. Thanks