Basenji Health and Disease Prevention
Basenji Health, as a rule, does not inspire concern. Basenji as a whole are strong and healthy dogs, however there are diseases to which they are predisposed.
In the photo: Basenji
At times, Basenji puppies are diagnosed with Fanconi syndrome. In the course of the disease, renal failure develops, leading to death. The disease is incurable.
Some older dogs develop cataracts or progressive retinal atrophy.
Rarely, congenital anomalies are found - optic nerve coloboma and pupillary membrane.
Basenji has a rather delicate gastrointestinal tract, so an inflammatory process or infection with helminths can lead to enteropathy with a loss of protein. So if the dog begins vomiting or diarrhea, especially with blood, immediately run to the veterinarian.
Found in Basenji urolithiasis (more often in males). This is fraught with a long, but usually simple, treatment.
Representatives of some basenji lines are genetically predisposed to pyruvate kinase deficiency and hypertrophic gastritis. Ailments are incurable, but supportive therapy can provide a dog with a normal life.
Due to the anatomical features, some individuals may have inguinal or umbilical hernias. The only treatment is surgery.
It is necessary to monitor the behavior and health of the basenji. If you notice suspicious symptoms (lethargy, apathy, lack of appetite, etc.), contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.