You can contact nearby breeders to see if they have any older Basenjis (returns, failed show dogs, never going to be bred) in need of a home. The Basenji Club of America web site has breeder information by State but you should email Denise, the breeder contact, for additional breeder information.
The woman that runs the "local Basenji rescue" you speak of can be very difficult. She slammed the phone down on me because she hated the breeder (personal issues, not breeder/dog issues) my first dog came from. Some people believe that she is wonderful (she takes in a lot of Basenjis) but then there are those that have had different experiences with her. She does not believe in fostering dogs so any Basenji turned in to her stays with her on her property. Many stay with her forever, either because they have illnesses like Fanconi or behavioral issues.
You should look into the South Coast Basenji Fanciers, the so. cal. breed club. Good place to meet breeders and other friendly Basenji people.
I live in southern California, San Diego. I was at a Dexter's Deli pet store (local 2 store pet business) and noticed that they carried treats laced with CBD oil as well as little bottles of the stuff. I assume that you will find the best information at one of the small, more independent, health food type pet stores.
Good luck. It is very difficult to sit by and watch while your beloved pet goes through medical issues that they can't talk to you about.
My old girl Ella experienced these type petit mal seizures in addition to the grand mal seizures that she suffered. The vet was quite sure the seizure onset was neurological, the residual effects being hit by a car when she was 5, and that seizure medication was contraindicated. The grand mal seizures started sometime after she turned 13 and the teeth chattering ones started when she was 14. They could last up to 90 minutes. The teeth chattering seizures were in a way worse than the grand mal because Ella was very aware that something was wrong. With the grand mal, as awful as they were, she was completely out of it and unaware of them. With the seizure activity worsening the vet had had a long talk with me about quality of life. A couple months after the talk I made the dreaded appointment. I almost canceled it when she rallied for a few days, became her confident star like self, then she had the equivalent of a stroke the night before. At age 14.5 the vet helped her cross the bridge. It's been nearly 4 years and I still cry whenever I write about her.
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