Jack, my 7 yr. old Basenji seems to keep putting on weight. We currently have him on Royal Canin, skin something prescription food, it's main ingredient is fish meal. Our vet suggested it, because he is a very allergic dog. First we had him on skin formula and I noticed in six weeks his weight went from 25lbs. to 30lbs. We reduced the amount, he didn't lose weight and then we reduced the amount again. Currently he is on 1/2 Cup and he still isn't losing weight. I walk him most mornings for an hour and try and limit any other treat he gets. Occasionally he gets pizzles. My vet is at a loss and I am at a loss. His thyroid seems good no problems there. Does anyone have any ideas? Also he is on a medication called Cyclosporin for his allergies….
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RE: Dog Doesn't Play
I tried the tissue idea last night and all he did was tear a bit off and eat it, lol. I also tried to tie a string to a bag and fuzzy chew toy and drag it to get him to chase it and he just looks at me like I'm an idiot. In everything else he is a wonderful dog, it's just strange to me to meet a dog who doesn't like to tug a toy or rope. I do know that tugging comes with trust, but he doesn't seem like he doesn't trust me. He LOVES massages and food, so I guess I will have to be happy with that.
Dog Doesn't Play
I am currently fostering a 7 year old boy basenji and he doesn't seem to have any interest in playing at all. He loves to go for walks and is very food motivated, but will not play with a ball or soft chew toy. The only thing I know of his history is that he was raised with another dog and some cats in the house, but near the end of his stay with his last family he was crated or put out side on a leash. I have never had a dog that has no desire to play.