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Happy new year!

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Thank you @Redial and @elbrant , appreciate you stepping in to help moderate.

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This forum has gotten big and a bit messy over the years and it's time to have some Moderators step in! So if you already are a regular, are responsible and have the time to spare, please apply to be a Moderator.

What do Moderators do? Here are a few key points:

  • Browse the forums! Seriously, simply being active in the forums is a big part of this.
  • Take care of spam. Bots are always a problem, and you have all seen bot spam here. Our system catches most of it automatically, but some gets through. Moderators have the ability to take care of it when they find it.
  • Move forum topics into the right categories, keep things clean and organized.
  • Enforce forum rules. Moderators are responsible for knowing all of our forum rules, and for stepping in when one is broken. Delete or Edit Inappropriate posts.
  • Be helpful. Perhaps the single most important part of being a forum moderator. If a member has a question, answer it! If you don't have an answer, try to find someone who does. If someone seems to feel unwelcome, step in and be a friend. Encourage helpful and productive conversations. If a topic is starting to go toxic, try to intervene. If that doesn't work, close the topic.

Application Directions: Simply answer the following questions and only post serious applications in this thread.

Questions:

  1. What skills do you possess that you believe would make you a good candidate for this position?
  2. What would your moderation style be like?
  3. How often do you frequent the official forum categories and do you post often?
  4. Have you reported inappropriate threads before? If so, how often?
  5. How much time do you think you would be able to devote to moderating?
  6. What other activities occupy your time?
  7. What timezone do you live in?
  8. If you have any other comments that you feel is necessary and wasn't covered in the other questions, you may write them here:

Thank you!

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Hi, I appreciate you bringing this up. All the spammers have been cleaned up and are gone now. Looks like they found a way around the current spam protection, I will look into updating the spam filter settings. Meanwhile please keep flagging them.

posted in Basenji Health Issues & Questions read more

Thanks, purchased Fastrack last week and both seem to eat with no issues. I am giving them 1/4 teaspoon with breakfast. Also a teaspoon of plain lowfat yogirt. So far no noticeable changes.

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Chance is 11 and Kiya is 10 and both have been thinning out lately. I understand that comes with age. We started giving them more food in the middle of the day, as they seemed to be always hungry from the morning and night feeding.

Are there any other good foods or supplements that are good to give to senior basenjis to fatten them up a bit. Their appetite is not an issue, if they could, they would be eating all day long until their stomach explodes.

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Chance is 11 now has been tooting a lot lately and we don't seem to be able to find the source. His poop has been solid for many years since we got him on Acana grasslands. I do add fishoil and warm water to his kibble every morning, but I don't think its that.

What probiotics do you all use?

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@eeeefarm good point. Will try the setup training.

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Chance got into a habit of unrolling and eating toilet paper in the house, which we are able to somewhat control by closing the bathroom door. On the street though, he darts towards any kind of white paper napkins on the street and swallows them immediately. I have to pull them out of his mouth at least twice every time we go for a walk. Unfortunately for us and fortunately for Chance, people just throw their used paper napkins on the street instead of the garbage bin. I started taking treats with me on the walks and rewarding him, when he avoids the napkin, so far with subpar results.

Any ideas on how to stop that behavior?

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Chance had digestions problems for a long time and we tried everything, including home cooked meals, honest kitchen you name it. What ended up working is Acana Grasslands, which he has been on for a few years with no issues.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008G508YY/

To help with coat, I give them a tablespoon of coconut oil daily.

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Hi @roojuice, welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear your pup is having issues with his ears. Chance had similar hair loss issue on the tips of his ears, but I believe it was seasonal allergy related as it has stopped for a few months now and he has regained hair in some spots, where others seem to be permanently damaged.

Here is the thread from 5 months ago.

https://basenjiforums.com/topic/14121/hairloss-on-the-ear-edges

We did full thyroid panel, swipes for mites all of which produced nothing. So we ended up using topical ear cream for a few weeks prescribed by the doctor, then vitamin E oil on the ears and a spoon of unprocessed coconut oil with each meal for the last 4 month. Chance is not itching his ears anymore and has regained some hair on his ear tips.

Alex

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I am giving mine a teaspoon of virgin unprocessed coconut oil with meals and their coats are nice and shiny.

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The other day met a dog trainer in the park, who said that key to his dogs shiny coat is 1 raw egg a week. Anyone feeding raw eggs to their basenji?

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@DebraDownSouth thanks for the reply. Do you do teath cleaning under anesthesia? We have done it with Kiya, but with Chance being susceptive to seizures it's a major concern.

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