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Did you get the email.... I have trouble posting pictures....and wasn’t sure what you needed?
This breed was brand new to us, we didn’t get a lot of solid info....Our breeder had a great reputation in the past.

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@zande let me send you what I have.
By email

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Wil check it out

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Sandy Hovis, from SW Fl, USA.
My B-Boy Thor is a black and white male, born right here in Florida.
He was born 12-5-2017.

We call him Prince Thor of Flordon

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@tanza listen to these ladies and gents, follow their lead.....they have helped me with some tough love, working with my 2 year old Thor to reduce this same behavior.....the B babies grow in B boys and girls and the biting just get worse. For me these built in Alphas will take the lead if you don’t stay at least a half step ahead of them.
Thor is a work in progress, I wish I had found these warm loving and knowledgeable people when my B boy Thor was as young as your. congrats on the new member of your family.

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Been a rainy two days in Fl Thor has not had the normal pool side runs. it’s our rainy season here in SW Fl. USA.
His paw is looking a bit better, less red between the toe, bottom pad as well. and back to a normal gait. The rest ( lack of running on deck pavers)....seems to be helping. I am going to stay on top of this problem because I can’t keep him from running....It’s his safe run area.

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@elbrant pavers are rough, they are not so rough that walking with bare feet harms you (human feet). Like you said, I am not going mock 1 around and around. Also he scratches on the screens, when the rabbits are right in his face and thus a secondary reason. We have obstacles in the corners....but he is so prey driven hard to keep him from bouncing and scratching on the screens. Even with some boo boos....

Is there any other serious paw issues that I need to look out for?

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@pawla there is a spot between toe and an small area on his paw. The spot between his toe is like a little cut. Tough to really see both sites well. he keeps his paw balled up when we try to inspect them. I am sure it hurts him. Are you talking about a fungus on the foot when you use the term allergies?
We are trying to keep him inside more, especially when we know the bunnies are in mass during the early eve hrs. We have a nest in my neighbors hedge....doesn’t help.

Socks, and boot are gonna be a challenge, but he can keep busy......But if slows him down, and let’s that paw heal, it’s worth trying. If I don’t see progress soon, to the vet we go.

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@wizard thanks for the suggestion, liking off is a problem, try to put it on when he at the early stage of rest. Will give it a try

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@eeeefarm how to prevent the granuloma....? What do I look for?

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Need a little help guys and gals... Thor has been chasing bunnies in our back yard....He is in a pool cage enclosure, (live in Fl). The good thing is he has a great running area....like a race track, the down side...he has created a boo boo on his foot and between his toe. It has become sore and it is actively noted by his gate. We have been using a salve on him but lately with the number of rabbits breeding and babies.....you get the picture.
He runs.....I don’t want it to get worse, he does groom these areas....and I am not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing?
The nail does not appear to be ragged. the run is on brick pavers....no they are not hot....the screen is UVA&B protection. I walk on them in my bare feet all the time even on the warmest days of our summer....
Some how the nail is causing the abrasion... he runs in a circle, he Does go in both directions but mostly one way, the grassy side of the pool cage. His nails are very short, vet thought that we were clipping them, we have never had to. Can’t stop him from running but he doesn’t need a sore foot? Got any suggestions?

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@cwalker
this is so normal, we let Thor go until he cannot run anymore..... He will even do a bounce off the wall like a flip turn in a pool routine...we keep him safe while he is doing this....
Maybe 6ish for our boy. He seems like he is in another dimension..... we can’t stop him, and we don’t try to stop him...He runs the B500 almost daily.....gonna have to paint the wall soon.
The biting and nipping we are working on.... we just don’t accept it, any more. we are both working very hard to shut it down....
Biting for Thor can go from 0-10 and nothing we did was a deterrent. There are new suggestions I see on this issue, I am gonna incorporate that in our regiment to even further deter ....
As far as pillows and furniture, never had issue with furniture, but pillows we had to removed the pillows, allow him to be around them when we can watch him now even this behavior ceased.....
Cwalker- this B forum is the most open and honest you will find on owning and loving a Basenji.
Thor is one tough little cookie.....but loved beyond words. Hang in there.

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Had same issue.... I would love to see some post on. This as well.

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Both dogs that is alarming. It could be most anything. Intestinal bug -to something they both shared and ate...
Is it with every feeding, do they eat out of single bowl, how loose is stool? is their blood in stool? ..... please take sample to vet if persistent. Dehydration is a problem with excessive stooling. It doesn’t take long for a dog ( small) to become lethargic because of the above. not a vet or vet tech, am an RN. But have dealt with a dog that had the above. Hope you found the source and they are are on the mend....

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The vet can do a DNA, to find out what mix he is, I do not know what the cost is....

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Not a vet or a vet tech but if it’s vestibular that’s the inner ear it could be from water sweat or just a bug that he picked up if it continues definitely see need to see the vet

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@tanza amen , girl. You guys have been wonderful. So glad I bumped into you all.

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I take Thor out of the area I am going to hide treats. Hide them at first in site and pretty obvious. I have a a few in my hand, I do not give him the treat out of my hand, I tell him to “go find it”.....I only let him smell it. I guess the first few times I would stand in the general area (saying find it). Coached him a bit, he was young when we started. I use fuitables this is not a promotion, just saying what I use. I break them in half....so he doesn’t get overly full on treats. They come in a variety of flavors.... I have increased the amount of hiding place, and even had three different smells and more difficult hiding spots.... if you are an apartment dweller it’s a great indoor activity .....you build up slowly how many hiding spots for treats you want him to find. ....their sense of smell is uncanny... keeps um busy for a bit. The mental stimulation is tiring as well. I don’t do it every day, and you can also use, toys when the pup learns the names of their the toys.

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Thanks will follow up

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