Thanks everyone. He is definitely back to his old self this week thank goodness!!! Playing with me again, trying to steal my dinner haha! His coat is even shinier. It must have been a rough few days for him trying to adjust to his holidays ending. I'm just so happy and thanks for all of the reassurance. We have enrolled in puppy classes, which start in two weeks. Sadly we never got to do them because of the covid lockdown. So that is something to look forward to!
Thank you everyone, this is all very helpful. I have to say, he has been a lot more like himself in the last two days. He has been playing fetch again and we've been revising his tricks. Haha we have talked about getting another Basenji! They're a fantastic breed, I am learning so much from my pup everyday.
@elbrant thanks so much for the support. It was definitely a very active holiday and I wondered if perhaps he is still just tired from all the exercise. If I haven't noticed any improvement by next week I will take him to the vet. But yes he is still eating as normal and loves his food thankfully!!
Hi - I have had herding breed dogs my entire life. This is my first Basenji, he is 7 months old currently and I love him to bits. Such an adorable, lovable, affectionate, energetic pup. Other people have commented on what a wonderful temperament he has.
I'm just back from two weeks holiday on the coast with my family. My Basenji had the company of my Mum's two dogs for the entire trip and had an absolute blast with them. He followed them around all day and the play was non-stop. They all got along really well.
Since I got back, my Basenji has been sleeping loads and just seems like a very different dog He has no interest in playing with me and he doesn't initiate play anymore. It seems like all he wants to do is curl up on the sofa. It's like he has completely lost his spark. I brought him to a friend's house last night who has a dog and as soon as he saw her he was jumping about with joy and wagging his tail.
Could he be grieving for the company of the other dogs? I'm getting him back into his old routine and trying to make play fun again but is there anything else I should do?
It doesn't help matters that he took a bad reaction to a flea tablet whilst we were on holiday also, and was off his food/water for a few days, sick etc. (I will NEVER use such medication again, complete poison and wish I had never given it to him). But I brought him to the vet and they said all vital signs were ok.
Just really worried about him and missing his old personality. I want him to be happy.
Many thanks in advance.