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Thanks for the tips, she is 2 yrs old and is making progress. I think the one problem is my vets philosophy is to take her in a separate room from where I am. So I can't soothe her. I do like this vet however.thanks all. The peanut butter is ingenious.

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Piper is 2yrs old and I have changed vets twice because if she feels cornered she growls and everyone is intimidated by her. She is getting much better and last month her annuals were due they did make an attempt, but a muzzle is not an option because she sees it coming and freaks. And she has only had it on once, but she was very stressed at that time, in the vets office when a puppy. She is so smart and forgets nothing.

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On an aside my girl requires sedation on visits that blood work is due. Is that normal for this breed?

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All of those suggestions are perfect....I will be booed here because I am not a professional, just a 65+ yr old who thought a small dog would be easier to walk. I have shoulder injuries and can't tolerate the pulling. So after trying with only modest improvement we fenced in an acre and created trails in the woods so she can walk and Chase and sniff off leash. If I gave her high quality treats to modify all her behavior issues she would weigh 50 pounds by now. So I approach her training much like raising children. I pick my battles. That one did not seem like I was going to win. Best of luck.

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I like Debra's response and I think your biggest confrontation would be over food. Eating off the same plate seems like it is pushing beyond a safe zone. I have one basenji one very large cat and 3 confined chickens. Dog and cat play and co-exist fine, though the dog at times plays too rough. (The cat is elderly whereas the dog is 2 yrs old. )
I am quite sure given the chance the dog would make short work of a chicken....not giving her any opportunity. Good luck, sounds like it will work out.

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Do you think it could be some type of burrlike plant that is remaining in the nostril or sinus tract?

posted in Rainbow Bridge read more

Sorry and you should take a sense of pride for the long happy years you all shared. 17 yrs is incredible!

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So cute...certainly would be fun to run a dna to see. Not sure how much that costs. In any case you have a beauty.

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If you can put up a few gates to give each dog a room he knows he can go to rest and relax independently it might make their supervised together time less stressful. It will take time, the lab was invaded by a teenager with endless energy.

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I live in Haw River, about 1hour away....northwest of Raleigh.( toward Burlington).
I have an 18 month old full blood Basenji. Came from a breeder in Roxboro.
You are welcome to come meet Piper anytime. She is full of energy and loves to meet new people.


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