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crazy old woman who actually wants a reason to go for walks, hikes, and bike rides... to dote on a little one... and have a pal willing to jump in the car and go for a ride...

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@dres_actually My initial reccommendation is: stop the weekly dog bath. There is a good chance that the regular bathing is stripping away natural skin oils. So, skip them... try one every 3-6 months instead. If you feel like Sasha needs more grooming than that, use a boar bristle brush, or a damp microfiber towel instead.

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@petitprez54 said in Looking for family for two Basenji puppies - Djibouti, east Africa:

I am not sure if we can download pictures

If you look at the icons above your "compose" screen, the next to last icon will let you upload photos. When you click on it, it will let you select a file from your computer and add it to the message you are writing. I'm always interested in oooing and aahhhing over pups (especially Basenji's)!

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@j-brad said in Lymphoma.:

I'd love to do chemo

Isn't there any way for the Vet to simply remove the nodes under his chin?
Absolutely heartbroken for you! :`(

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@basenjimom2 said in Lymphoma.:

Stay away from carbs (sugars) as they love cancer and will speed up the disease.

ok... can you explain this?

Where did you get the idea that the sugars, produced naturally through the digestion of Carbs, facilitate the progression of (canine) Cancer cells?

I think we can agree that a canine diet shouldn't typically include bread(s), cake, anything we could consider a candy, or dessert. That part seems "natural". Doggie French Toast is a bad idea. Got it. Carbs, though, are not just in breads and cakes (flour based products). They occur naturally in many vegetables, including broccoli. Aren't vegetables good (for both, humans and canines)? Essentially, we want our canine companions to get the best nutrition for the fewest calories, right?

So, where (or when) did you get the idea that Carbs=Cancer?

p.s. very sorry to hear that you have also experienced this kind of heartbreak. :`-(

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@badbasenji because I was at the grocer... no worries, I'll take care of it.

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@mack-s-grandmom said in Hi, I'm Mack's Grandmom:

he got loose with a dog we had recently adopted (an escape artist apparently) and he started nipping at our neighbor

Did Mack start nipping at the neighbor, or the escape artist you adopted?
I know when I take 'doodle' to the dog park, the dogs can be a little "mouthy". They aren't biting eachother. No agression, no blood, no anger. They look like big kids playing the way they did with their littermates. Is that what you are referring to?

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I'm curious... How are you addressing the "nipping issue"?

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The best thing I can think of is for you to take one of Brixton's blankets to the breeder, so the puppy can sleep with it and become familiar with his smell. At the same time, ask for something with the pups smell on it and expose Brixton to it in the same way. The purpose is to allow the dogs to become familiar with eachother. When you do bring the puppy home, the "aromatherapy" will bridge the gap and neither dog will think of the other as a stranger.

This could be the simplest, most proactive thing you could accomplish before picking up the puppy.

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