I spent about $350 to have my b's teeth cleaned (including anesthia, blood work, etc.) earlier this year. The crazy thing is has been about 5 months and his teeth are already getting bad again! You are right Kananga, we need to make sure we are taking better care of our b's teetht as the last thing I want is to put him under again because of my laziness of not brushing. P.S./ I live in MN
My oldest, Berkley (Sonbar's Officer Olson) will be running at the II but will be in open as he does not have his FCh yet. Depending on how many points he gets by July will depend on if he runs open or FCh, my guess would be he will be running open come July because I think he still needs 30+ points. My little one who turned a year will be trying it out this year and will probably cert her after a few runs if she is in to it. Will have to see how that goes.
I have a friend though who has a FCh named Osiris and if knows you need competition he will be there as he usually just runs his guy against my boy since there aren't too many b's in MN running; keep me updated. I don't think he is going to the II though.
I will be there with my 2 basenjis. One will be running in open and the other will be there as his cheerleader as this will be her first year running. I am driving down there with my friends who have their Italian Greyhounds entered so looking forward to seeing some b's out there!!
I am going through a similiar problem with my one year old. She has calcium oxalate crystals and we noticed it because she would pee just about every two hours and out of no where have accidents. I had all the tests done, put her on antitiotics (no change after that), did a blood work found high white blood cell count and did an xray which showed no signs of stones (yet anyway). Since nothing seemed to be working we did a culture and sensistivity test (again showed nothing) so now I doing the food changing route. I had her on Solid Gold Barking at the Moon, a high protein low carb diet and now have her changed to a grain free lower protein diet, Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream. I also do use 2/3 dry and 1/3 wet plus 2 tbsp of water to make sure she is getting enough water. We have been doing this for a month so I have to bring her urine back in for testing to see if there are any changes. I have noticed she has had less accidents but won't be happy until I see the crystals gone in her urine.
Long story short, I feel your pain!!