My six year old Basenji has had a lump removed from her neck today, it was just below where her collar sits. There are four stitches, and I am wondering how we can stop her from scratching these in the days ahead. The vet nurse suggested putting socks on her back paws, but I'm not optimistic this will work. Suggestions gratefully received. Thank you.
Well, the vet took blood from Polly (and she was as good as gold, never even flinched - bless!), and the good news is that the test results are fine, also the urine sample that my husband chased her around the garden for was fine too!! However, the vet has said that it was probably some kind of fit/seizure and that she could have an MRI scan, however, as she has only had one of these 'episodes', I am loathe to go down that route unless they occur regularly. So, fingers crossed it won't happen again. Polly is fine, her usual self. Thanks to everyone for your support. Will try to post some pix in the near future! BJ x
I live in the West Midlands are of Great Britain. I have a red/white Basenji bitch, Pollyanna, kennel name Phantom Red Kyte. She will be 9 this Christmas. She is our second Basenji. Our first, Holly sadly died when she was only four. Broke our hearts. We really love the breed, and their quirky little ways. We love our Polly to bits, and I think she loves us too! Her favourite things are: pigs ears (dried, not still on the pig, obviously), leaning up against the range cooker oven when it is on, (I think Basenjis must have asbestos skin), eating the lawn cuttings - why do they do that then? - and basically anything she has been told not to do. I hope I am going to enjoy the forum, I only discovered it today.!!
Just kind of keeled over this morning, a couple of minutes after getting up. She lay on her side, and began 'peddling' with her front legs. She didn't look to be in any pain, and it lasted perhaps 20 seconds, then she got up, ate her breakfast and my husband took her for a walk! She has been fine all day! Obviously I am going to take her to the vets tomorrow, but has anyone elses Basenji behaved like this? She is nine this Christmas by the way. Thanks.