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Michigan State diagnosed it as mild Inflammatory Bowels Disease. Which my vet says is inherent in certain breeds and Basenjis
have there own type, which is IPSID so basically the same thing but in a Basenji form I guess. Obviously it is inherent as this other
dog from my breeder has it to. Unless it is a coincidence. Which I could buy if he hadn't lied about the fact none of his other puppies
from any other litter has come down with it except Kobi, which he knows is not true since this other girl called him about her Basenji
before I di with the same situation.

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does anyone have a basenji that plucks fur out of another dog. kobi does this to my eskie. than she throws up
hairballs because she eats it. its gross. don't know how to get her to stop. we are having him shaved down so
she cant do it and he will also be more comfortable in this heat.

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I have a Basenji an American Eskimo and a Whippet. The Eskimo was7 when we got the Basenji, than she was 1 yr old when
we added the Whippet. The Basenji and Whippet are both females which I was told to add a boy if I could instead of a female.
Well the Whippet litter was all girls so I had no choice, as this was a free replacement puppy for a Whippet I lost2 years before
and I was tired of waiting as the breeders wait list was so long. The Basenji and the Eskimo accepted the puppy immediately.
But surprisingly the Whippet is very domineering, so the Whippet and Basenji girls quarrel. They will argue over anything.
But they love each other, cuddle and kiss all the time. But when they fight they fight. No one has drawn blood and I do not
let them go at it if they are getting too angry. I separate them and get them doing something else and they are fine again. Definitely would not feed the 2 females together that is the biggest cause of their fighting so they eat apart. Sometimes toys get them going they want the same toy. So it gets put up if they get carried away. We have not had anybody get hurt and they even go in the crate on their own together and cuddle if they are sleepy. I would never leave them in a kennel or crate together unattended though. So it can work but can be work, but whos to say you get a male and it doesn't happen also. So that's my experience. I know I would not do 3 females together. Also the girls do not hold grudges so that shows me they love each other, and are more quarreling than being mean.

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I have a Basenji with IBD, I have her on Hills Z-D prescription hypoallergenic, but I am considering trying raw diet.
I am doing my homework now, and joined a raw diet support group on facebook.

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Update on Kobi. She is doing great om her hypoallergenic diet. Vet has weaned her off steroids and weaning her down to the lowest dose of Flagyl she can handle. 3 weeks and going strong. Has gained back her lost pound and a half. Bouncy happy and no vomiting. Keep fingers
crossed. Again she tested very mild IBD so we are hoping she can live a long and healthy life on the diet and minimal meds. Thanks for
everyones support.

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When I got my first Basenji Kobi, so I am no expert. But I have a big kennel in the basement that we kept our Whippets in. My breeder strongly advised a crate instead. He said Basenjis are not your normal dog. First she would probably climb out and second if the Basenji and the Whippet
have a disagreement and you are not home one or both could get hurt. I crate them both next to each other. They play-argue a lot but never
bite each other just scream loudly. Even the Whippet barks and is loud. Kobi screams. I still dont let them go to long as I do not want rough play
to turn into an arguement. I would never trust them alone. It only takes one toy or one wanting to be dominant to start an argument. I would never leave them alone in the kennel either. I crate them in a very large great dane size crate with a nice big bed in it and they love their crate. Sometimes they go in there when we are home to take a nap even when they dont have to.

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Well update on Kobi. Good news it is not IPSID confirmed with the vet. And actually Michigan State termed her as mild IBD.
However she was doing good on prescription food for a week and than started throwing up last night. So she is now on meds
and prescription food unfortunately. Flagyl and Predinisone. They are going to wean the Pred and see if she can just maintain
on Flagyl. We are all hoping she can. Predinosone is horrible. I had a Whippet who had to be on it most of his life until the
Pred put him into kidney failure at 9 years old. Keep fingers crossed. She is the only Basenji they have at my vet and you would
think she was a movie star the way they treat her. lol She eats it up. Even gave up a few kisses to them last night.

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Oh good I thought they were the same. So this IBD is not as bad?

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Thanks. She is our first Basenji and she has been a joy, even with all this.


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