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She had anal gland problem when she was young, but has outgrown that thankfully. She has a “wet dog” smell sometimes......but someone mentioned the “frito feet”. LOL. She does get that for sure. We use dog wipes for her feet....

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Thank you..just to clarify we don't bathe her alot..maybe every 4-5 weeks in warmer months..

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Hi All..our poor girl has very dry skin. I have tried numerous shampoos and nothing works. I even will brush a small amount of coconut oil thru her fur. Anyone have a certain shampoo they can recommend. I’m also thinking of changing her food to one with a higher fat content. Lastly, she has never been “odorless”. Wondering if anyone else experiences this. I see comments of others saying their babies are not stinky... lol. My poor baby 0_1565738164458_C485A44E-35E4-4597-8412-1AEDB2D66BA1.jpeg

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We went thru the same with our Bruwinn. She is 4. Despises the crate..hates to be alone....we put her on same Prozac dose and tried every calming item on the market. we would leave her for small amounts of time and come back...15 mins, 20, half hour) so she wouldn’t know how long she would be alone...and of course leave treats everywhere...(ours is very good motivated) It eventually worked .......and then she had a dental procedure at the vet this winter and they crated her for the day .we had no idea...and we are back to square one again. She was crying, peeing in the house, and so anxious...The entire thing was heartbreaking. Prozac and rescue remedy every day again, but she is doing better. She does growl if someone approaches one of us when she is on couch...really working on stopping this as she snaps at my niece but only if we are on couch w her......give it some time. Good luck

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Hi we are in need of some basenji support and advise…our 1 yr old female is seemingly getting more and more crazy and even a bit aggressive with us. A bit about her situation.... She is crate trained while we are at work and we understand that this will cause her to be a bit hyper when we get home. We also live in mass and she is resisting walking in the cold so she is not getting a ton of excecise. We put her in daycare twice a week to get her out of the crate, but she does not get playtime with other dogs there. She is non stop ...she has chewed our dining room chairs, dug couch cushions, torn thru 3dog beds, and will not stop biting the cat. The cat does not seem afraid of her and even tries to sleep in her bed, but since she is getting aggressive we are nervous. She will bite us also when she wants to play, and we know she is not trying to be mean, but she is very very strong. She had 4 rounds of training as a puppy up until this past November, each one was 7 weeks. She still will not come when we call her, and does not listen when we say no. We have no contact with her breeder as when we got her she was very very sick and we were very upset with them. We told this breeder everything about our home situation, and our plans for the dog. He said she would be fine in a crate, with a cat, and that she is very trainable. We lovelovelovelove our baby, but can not leave her in a room for 1 minute alone. She does not have run of the house, just living room and kitchen..very open space. Is this still puppy behavior? Will a basenji become calmer as they get older? She also seems to have separation anxiety and we give her rescue remedy, but our vet says she may need something stronger. The last thing in the world we want is to have to find another home for her, but it is getting really really hard ...please, any thoughts, advice, ...and prayers...are welcome.... So sad right now....

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Hi…for a few weeks off and on our Brewinn has been limping. It was not too often at first and we initially we thought sh kept lifting it cuz she's a big baby and gates the cold floor. In the last week now it's gotten worse - but when the dust goes by her, or she has her "fee" time she goes like crazy. She jumps on him and off and on the couch - no crying or yelping. In the last 2 days we are trying to restrict her playing and running.as much as we can. We noticed that once and a while we hear a pop near her knee/thigh are. Similar to when someone cracks a knuckle. It is her rear left leg. We did make a vet appointment, but wanted some thought from all the more knowledgeable basenji owners. We know it's not broken, but are still worried..any thought are spore instead. Thanks

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We are so afraid of fanconi disease. Would that develop this young?
we did not hsve a good breeder. Never provided information on
heritage etc.

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For the past week our 10 mos basenji Bruwinn us having accidents, and will spontaneous pee. One day she had just been out and did her business. She jumped on the couch and was digging at the blanket, while she was digging she was peeing at the same time. It happened two more times on the couch within 5 days. Then last night she was just "running around" during her free time in the house. It was only about half hour since she had been out. Mid walk she just started peeing all over while she was walking…we don't even think she realized she was going. Normally I would think she has a uti or bladder infection but she will go all night without an accident. She is also crated during the day. She is usually really good, no accidents. We were thinking could she have a yeast infection, or we heard that even if she is spayed she could show some signs of being in heat, but font know what they would be. Any help or thoughts would be appreciated.

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Thank you Debra.

@pat..we got her at 11 1/2 wks


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