Yes- all blood and urine test are normal. The Vet gave a Rx for Xanax for the reactive leash behavior and we are going to give it a careful try. I am only giving it when I am home. I am still playing with his protiens. Boiled egg with some of the jerky or beef that is boiled or lean cuts grilled. Fish next month...
I do feel an improvement in the softness of his coat now that Authur has been off dry kibble for 2 weeks now.
Now if I could understand why he started to urinate in his crate when I place a cotton throw rug with him...
Thank you Pat! The jerky was a big hit with the kids! The picky princess is even eating the london broil jerky. Arthur is being a piggy boy and trying to get her share.
I have been spending $12 per pound every two weeks for dried chicken jerky since Dixie stopped eating after we lost Hurricane.
I knew that you want a low fat protein to keep it from spoiling, I thought that ate spices and salt added to human grade jerky helped to retard the spoilage.
Do I have to "par-cook" the meat or just use thin, raw pieces? What what is the lowest temperature setting that is still safe?
London broil is in sale this week, or would a eye of round be better since it is leaner?
Thanks so much for sharing your tips.
My lab-sharpi mix was a privacy please while I poop type. He would even turn his backside to me in an exposed area. He also would let out a gentle woof as if asking for privacy. I just learned to find similar places that he was comfortable and made the best of it.
I think the tall grass/bush thing is about keeping their space clean. Cain would only poop in a certain area if inside his fenced yard.
The chicken was either the brand sold at Costco or the dried chicken sold in bulk from a local higher end pet food store. I do have a dehydrator too and would love tips on drying meats. I have only done fruits, veggies and herbs.
(Lol-Artie is trying to catch a fly in low light as I reply. He is acting more B like every day.)
Ahha, that is the goal with Saturday's vet visit. Artie is a great boy that needs some love, time and help. When I look at the photos for when he went up for adoption and 45 days later I can see changes.He is my first basenji, but I waited almost ten years to be able to live with one so I was not going into this blindly. ( I have a female basenji mix that won me at first whine/baroo.)
Thank you Pat for all your input in the various older threads. I do have a question though should I choose to use Univ of Michigan labs or Hemopet for the thyroid bloodwork?
I am thinking the chicken is an issue. I gave Artie home canned london broil with THK and all seemed well then a snack of chicken jerky - 90 minutes later and then he was scratching. I have a vet appointment this Saturday and want to see about thyroid after reading some older threads.
I will say this about THK food. Sunday morning he was starting to become reactive to his own reflection. After one serving with no added proteins he was acting more like a basenji and less like a yard mutt.
Hi from a new basenji mom. I adopted my little man 2 months ago. He is a tricolor neutered male between 2-4 years old. His previous owner passed away and the first family that adopted him did return him to the shelter, so he has had it rough lately. We have had digestion problems from day one. I just switched to The Honest Kitchen Preference Base & Perfect Form to help the loose stools and to test protein reactions. He was sent home with Hill's SD Chicken & Barley. I tried Wellness Core Chicken & Turkey with the probiotics (alone and mixed with Orijen). Needless to say his coat is sad and he is itchy.
The thing that is getting me is in the past week his hair is becoming embedded in the soles of my feet. Is this normal?