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@dcmclcm4:

My BRAT permanent foster, Annie, is 16 1/2, will be 17 in December. I am just trying to keep her comfortable since she has arthritis and neurological problems. She has eye and hearing problems also but those are common in old age. She has a good appetite but it is hard to keep weight on her and she looks thin.

My Fanconi affected girl, Missy, will be 12 in December and is doing fine. One would never know she has Fanconi by looking at her.

What kind of neurological problems is she having? Fred has seizures if he does not get has phenobarb , but does really well as long as he gets it every 12 hours . I was really lucky his first owner is a pharmacist and was able to get his does correct , given a larger does made him very lethargic . But he does great now a little stiff but the gluclosamin seems to help .
Kevin

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You are correct about the younger ones being crate trained however the Basenjis I have sheltered and adopted were older , found this quote and posted from(Basenjis a complete pet owners manual)"crate training older BAsenji take a different approach.If basenjis are not started in crates from the beginning it may be virtually impossible to confine them in close quarters later in life.Even if confinement is not a problem for you at home, what will happen when you need to board the Basenji?What if your dog needs surgery and is confined for the first time in a cage at the vets? Insuch a situation a Basenji may go into a neurotic fit,try to escape , and inflict damage on himself."

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Most baenjis dont do well in crates they want to sleep in the bed like their humans , be carefull with the crate check his paws to make sure they are not digging or chewing on the crate .Yes they will take apart a couch if they get mad or left alone but thats the breed .Be carefull though if they do get in the bed and growl at you or anyone else never kick, sceam,or hit they are trying to protect you and find this to be a threat and nip.Just gently put on the floor on their bed they rather be good then sleep alone .
More help on www.BRAT.com

posted in Basenji Talk read more

@dcmclcm4:

My BRAT permanent foster, Annie, is 16 1/2, will be 17 in December. I am just trying to keep her comfortable since she has arthritis and neurological problems. She has eye and hearing problems also but those are common in old age. She has a good appetite but it is hard to keep weight on her and she looks thin.

My Fanconi affected girl, Missy, will be 12 in December and is doing fine. One would never know she has Fanconi by looking at her.

Could check Annies blood sugar there are two tests for diabeities and my Fred was eating and drinking so much and still getting skinny .He was tested with the test strip and had his blood sent to a lab waiting on results.

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Have two Fred 15 and Oddie 7 . Fred still going strong give him glucosamine and chondroitin (comes in nuto brand natural choice from pet smart .seems to help joint pain.He was prescribed phenobarb for siezures .He still opens the fridge and helps himself to anything left on the bottom shelf .Sence the glucosmine he is getting to the second and onto the first shelf where all the good left overs are hunted .


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