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Duna is now 16 months…she has always lived and shared every thing with her 9 year old companion Pimpa a female miniature pinscher.

Now Pimpa has always been seen by duna as a Mom and will do everything Pimpa does...cannot live without her and howls if we put Pimpa in an other room ( we experimented it). The only moment she isnt bothered in leaving Pimpa is when she goes out for walks with my husband...but as soon as she comes back..she will come running up to the sofa to meet her...but if Pimpa is out with me and not home yet..she'll search or her in all the rooms and when she realizes she's not home will howl and cry and do little michievios thing...she loves her so much.yet now we are noticing she's very often in competition with her.

It's now becoming very dangerous.......
it happened this last winter...pimpa is very strong minded and is totally fearless..she's a born leader and when it comes to food...she'll even steal it from Duna's mouth or from under her nose!
Of course for this, she eats separatly and in her crate...now i shut the door because duna leaves her food to poke her face in Pimpa's den and Pimpa will growl and gobble it down in seconds...

but i mainly close her because she will wait for duna to leave her bowl for just a second to sneakout and eat her food!! well this is no problem..but if duna comes back..because she does to control..they will fight so violently that i have to try and separate them...very very dangerouse.
yesterday evening..me and hub were on the sofa with the dogs....Duna wants to sleep on Pimpa's side and she will squash her until pimpa moves out growling all the time..we try and accomodate them both so as not to argue...so i moved a little bit to create some space for them both...i had a cuppa tea in one hand and as soon as i moved pimpa went to search on the sofa under me ,some biscuit crumbs that had fallen when we ate some before, well Duna did the same and they started growling and fighting like two wild cats!!!
the tea spilled all over ..sofa, me, dogs ,hub, floor..in trying to
separate them as soon as possible, becaure I was sure Pimpa would have been killed because she just wouldnt stop attacking...
she becomes so aggressive when these episodes happen, and when i pic Duna up, Pimpa will charge and bite at her..the same if i pic Pimpa up, duna will jump up and down to bite her paws.....this has happened many times and in three occasions my husband has had his hand bit...yesterday it was his arm!!!!
I think the tension as duna will grow between them will grow and they will harm themselves really badly.
This happens when we are present...on their own they are fine and sleep and play toghether as normally.
what do you think will happen..is my pinscher in danger with her life????

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hi…it's been a long time since i last posted on this thread...
Duna is fine...she had an irritation due to the moss as i said..and the fur did turn brownish for the tinting of the moss its self. now its all dissappeared...
thank-you all

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@MacPack:

No need to apologize, we are all learning about our basenjis here!

The belly could have some scratching from your wall, but I see what you mean about all the fur in that area seeming reddish rather than white. It is not an emergency, so wait till your vet is back and take her in. He may need to do a skin scraping to see what it is for sure.

Do you know what i did MacPack this afternoon..?well i scraped all the dry moss off the wall and scrubbed it till my fingers nearly dropped off. My arms are aching now;), but i'm thinking that, that moss could of stained or dyed the fur like a ladies tint…:rolleyes:so just in case..i got rid of it all.
My vet will be back on munday..and i'll let you all know what he says.
I can't thank-you all enough!!!!
Kisses xxxxxx:p

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Well, I thank you so much for your kind help and i apologize for my ignorance as to fungus and infections in basenjis or dogs.
thanks again…

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at last…hope you folks can see the pic now...

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I'm back…but i'm afraid it was impossible for me to take Duna to the vet yesterday afternoon, as the vet was out and i dont like any other vets to check out Duna. So i'll wait till he comes back as I see she's not having any problems......but I will tell you some thing strange though.
i had a suspect of the cause, but eliminated it as i thought it wasn't probably that....but having read Barkless's post as to allergie to grass...i'm wondering again if it really is what i thought it to be!!
yes...I'll get to the point: Duna very often, jumps on the wall of her outdoor space ( a spacious italian terrazzo) which is 1 meter high and then it has those kind of trellis fancy bricks for an other 2 meters. She jumps on the step that there is between the two kind of bricks and pokes her head and half of her body to see the people pass from down below the street( this terrazzo is upstairs). I've noticed just a few minutes ago that she leans on the wall with her tummy on the part that is brown, that's why her belly button is always scratched then!!!! Oh and on this wall where her tummy is in cntact with, there is a bit of musk growing....could she be allergic to that???? Sorry for my english.....:p
ps. I'll exclude the yeast infection as Duna is raw fed since i got her nearly a year ago and i prohibit to any member of the family to feed her carbohydrates ( biscuits, bread kibble) etc..etc

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I've read all your post…i thank you so much...yes, its something like that but its spread more....as soon as i can i'll upload the pic again ...the strange thing is that last evening, with the other computer where the pics are stored, the pics reappeared on my post and were visible to me...I dont know if anyone else saw them....its so strange!!! I will take Duna to the vet today and let you know...
Thanks

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I'd like about the odd color on her tummy…it looks a bit sore but she seems fine and doesn't scratch or complain about it. The concern is all mine...you know what aprehensive moms are like dont you?

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Tanza…she was in season in october...

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Its ages since i upladed any pics….i've found that imageshack has revolutioned every thing!!! So sorry...will have to try again with my other computer ( at work) where the pics are stored.:(


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