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Thank you all.

I can now talk about him without breaking down. I still tear up. I can look at his pictures and his toys. There's still a void and it's still painful and I still cry, but not as much.

We have his ashes on the windowsill, one of his favorite places.

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@DebraDownSouth:

I am so sorry. I lost my basenji at 6 to lymphoma. 😞 Spent 5 mos and many thousands on chemo and treatment but she crashed on every protocol

What were her signs? We didn't know it was cancer until it was too late. If we had known, I seriously thought I would put him through chemo just to keep him with me for longer, but I know he's no longer suffering and I hope he's in a better place.

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Thank you everyone for your condolences.

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Thank you.

Yes.

I see you're from Rolla. I grew up in Cabool. I had a basenji from a breeder in the area. His name was Mack ( the breeder).

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Thank you.

We had it steam cleaned because of the giardia. At the time we thought he was coming home and so we disinfected everything.

I will still take a look at that because I do have a husband who likes to make a mess. >__<

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Biopsy showed he had high-grade lymphosarcoma.

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Thank you both. I'll try and upload videos and pictures of him soon.

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@Rocky1:

I am so sorry to hear this !
Don't dispare, it is true that dogs go to heaven.
It is right in the Bible that they are there.
I will light a candle for your sweet baby,for safe
passage over the Bridge.
This candle gets lit every time I hear of a dear dogs passing.
If you want a good website to go to for a memorial, go to
In-Memory-Of-Pets.com
I have all my B's listed there. It's a wonderful website.
May you find peace in the knowledge that your baby is in the
arms of his creator.

Does it really say that in the Bible? That's been one of my boats concerns.

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He was only 3 1/2. He should have had plenty more years of laying in the sun, chewing up socks and underwear, stealing my food, hogging the bed, belly and leg rubs, and so much more.

It's not fair. I feel so empty. The house is empty. There's just this void. I didn't know it could be so painful. I keep picturing him all over. My memories are so fresh and vivid like it was just yesterday.

How do you get through it?

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Thanks.

Vet found cancer. It somehow spread very fast within a few weeks. He said nothing could be done. Our baby boy crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday. My husband had to make the decision to put him to sleep. I was too distraught.

I hope to God that there truly is a life after death for not only humans but our pets. I can't handle the thought that he's gone and that that's it.

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Our boy is having surgery tomorrow. He's lost a lot of weight now. His CBC showed an elevated WBC count. The vet is going to look at his GI tract and possibly do biopsies and to take a look.

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I spoke with the vet about IPSID. He said he'd look into it. He's made the decision to do surgery on him to see what's going on inside.

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@stash:

Poor baby and poor you, not easy cleaning up all the time, hopefully now he has been diagnosed he will be on the road to recovery and hope it's not as bad as they think with his GI tract. Wish animals could talk to us as sometimes they hide a lot of pain and we don't pick things up until in the later stages(cats are sooo bad for that). Fingers crossed for you and your boy.

Jolanda and Kaiser

Thank you.

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He's still having diarrhea. They also think he has ulcerations in his GI tract. He's eating and drinking okay. The vet is going to keep him for another week. We don't know what we're going to do if it can be fixed.

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We took him to another vet for a second opinion. He tested positive for Giardia–which the first vet said was negative, another motile parasite and a bacteria. He's been hospitalized since June 6th. The vet said it's one of the worst cases he's seen in a long time.

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Can he have brown rice? He's not showing any interest in any food. We're going on day five of no eating.

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@agilebasenji:

Poor baby dog. poor momma owner.

The only thing i'm (unfortunately) familiar with is HGE

http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/hemorrhagic-gastroenteritis-in-dogs/764

http://www.petmd.com/blogs/fullyvetted/2013/march/hemorrhagic-gastroenteritis-hge-in-dogs-29938

but what you're dealing with sounds quite a bit different. I'm hoping you can figure this out very soon.

Thank you.

He did have bloody diarrhea but I haven't seen any blood in two to three days. It hasn't looked like raspberry jam. He has another appointment today.

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The pooping in the house has increased. He's now not letting me know that he has to go out. He's just squatting on the floor and going. The poop is still foul-smelling. He's also licking it, something he's never done before. Poop is also literally leaking from his bottom.

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The treats my husband gives him could come from there. He gives him multiple rawhide bones per day even though I tell him not to. It's been a while since he's had one and this has been ongoing for over a week. How did you resolve your dogs' diarrhea? He's started vomiting today. He vomited his dog food and water twice today.

He had an x-ray done yesterday which didn't show any foreign objects or blockages. He hasn't ate in a couple days. All he's eating at this point is a little bit of peanut butter that his pills are hidden in.

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Some of the links to the info sites are no longer available. Are there any sites other than the basenji.org one?

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