Getting your vet to do a skin scrape is a good idea, however Basenji's have very sensitive skin and can easily get allergies. My vet gave George an anti-histamine when his feet swelled up and went went red, something he picked up in the grass. I don't give him flea treatment now, I comb him with a flea comb and quickly dip the comb, fur and all, in boiling water. I wipe the comb on kitchen towel and repeat until Ive covered all of him. George really enjoys this and helps keep his coat clean. I do the same for my cats. I do this every other day during the summer or if they are scratching a lot. Not so much in winter. If you use this method it is important to use a good flea spray in your home if you have wooden flooring or carpet as the fleas get between the boards and cracks. I'm busy doing this daily at the moment. Nightmare.
![0_1530273360249_lazy.JPG](Uploading 84%) She's lovely and very Basenji. Does she have a curly tail? You're right about the amount of time and attention you'll ave to pay her. Basenji's are playful, naughty, intelligent, willfull, funny, loony and want a lot of attention. You need to be one step ahead all the time but all the effort you put into her will be more rewarding that you can imagine. They are very loyal and can live with cats a they see the as their pack but be on your guard with cats outside. In some cases it can take a long time and you have to be patient but well worth it. I've had several dogs over the years and George is my first B and I'm smitten, I'll never have another breed especially a I've done so much research. Good Luck and happy times.![0_1530273336067_2018_0323pets0001.JPG](Uploading 99%)
Awwww what a wicked Mum. Your guilt levels must be through the roof. I bet you didn't tell her what you where up to before you left the car.
I always tell George that I won't be long, or I'll be back soon or even wait there I'll be back. I often forget something and leave George in the car and nip back indoors. His eyes never leave the spot where I disappeared.
She may not baroo whatever that is but the are all different. George barks sometimes but isn't suppose to. i would think she is still stressed from her previous experience. Basenji's are social animals and need interaction from their owners and other dogs. It must have been very traumatic. Give her as much time as she needs and love and cuddles, if she will let you and I'm sure she will soon be howling, grumbling and squeaking her little heart out. Well done for rescuing her.
@_neekko_ You need to research and read and research and read again and again. Basenji's are so special you cannot compare them with any other breed. You need to be at least half a smart as they are and two steps ahead and understanding this will help you. My George is 7 now and He's been in the family since he was 10 months old. I was lucky to have another dog, labrador, lurcher who taught George manners and socialising and as Hector was a gentle dog this helped. but even now recall can be difficult as George is such a foody I have to bribe him to come back but if he's found food...no way. Picnics are a nightmare as he will see & smell one from the moment we get to the park & before he gets out of the car. With this in mind I have to scan the park first before I let him off the lead, if I let him off. Hector passed last September and George has become closer to me and life is easier but I still keep learning all I can. You may find your Basenji hard work to start with but believe me eventually you'll have the most wonderful, loving, amusing, crazy dog ever. Good luck