Our girl came to us with a yeast infection. We went through several vet treatments which worked as a temporary fix. We apply Gold Bond Eczema Relief or even a store brand dry skin lotion. We did this every day for several months. Yeast is gone but our girl likes it so comes to hubby, lays on her back by his feet and waves her paws at him until he lotions her.
I will let you know how this goes. Dandy has no serious problems with his mouth or teeth. Nothing loose or needing extractions. He eats very well and with all that considered a dental cleaning with anesthesia is not necessary at this time. The therapy will hopefully keep his mouth in tact for the remainder of his days. That is our objective and this is a desision we feel comfortable with.
Thank you all for your interest and well wishes.
Thank you for all your thoughts. At Dandy's age and somewhat frail condition our Vet thinks the risk of cleaning would outweigh the benefit. I trust his judgement and frankly am not sure our boy will be with us much longer. As long as we can keep him comfortable we are good and don't need to add any stressful procedures. Thank you again, senior dogs are certainly an adventure and challenge.
Our Basenji boy, Dandy, is 15 and a half and cannot have his teeth cleaned by the Vet any more. Our Vet is recommending pulse therapy which is a program on which you give Clindomyscin 75 mg. twice a day for the first 7 days of each month. We just came off a two week round of antibiotics for a urinary tract infection and it helped his breath while on the antiobiotic. We are going to start this program the 1st of February. Has anyone else heard of this or better yet done or is doing it. I will report our results. I sure hope it works as the capsules cost over a dollar each. I am glad it is only one week out of the month as it is expensive medicine. At his age we will do everything we can to keep him comfortable because that is what our life is about. He is such a good boy and getting old is not for sissies!
I recently learned of a Basenji owner passing away in her sleep. Her boy Basenji stayed with her not allowing the police, who were summoned after the lady did not show up for work, to go anywhere near her. A neighbor of the lady saw the commotion at her home and immediately phoned a family friend who came and was able to crate the Basenji. I thought this was an amazing story and tells me Basenjis are protective.