Health: Precautions and Nutrition of the Basenji

As a rule the Basenjis are very robust and the veterinarians know about them mostly only due to the necessary inoculation or the treatment of injuries. Just as is the case with other dog breeds, there still are genetic diseases and predisposition for certain special diseases. The Circle of Friends offers several guidelines in this regard and makes an effort to make much information available since the small population of the Basenjis warrants a special responsibility of the breeders and owners so that the breed might retain this status in the long term.

A precondition for healthy Basenjis is primarily a careful selection of the animals for breeding, and whenever possible the prevention of hereditary diseases under health guidelines. Besides the provision of appropriate movement opportunity, a healthy diet is of utmost importance. Cautionary guidelines that factory processed feed could have a detrimental effect on the health of the dogs are appearing with greater frequency in recent times. We are hopeful for an extended discussion on this very topic. What is your experience?


GENETIC DISEASES:
Persistant Pupillary Membrane PPM
  Progressive Retinal Atrophy PRA
  Hemolytic Anemia HA
 

DISEASES:
Fanconi:
 
  Advice to veterinarians
  About the Problematic of the Fanconi Disease in the Basenjis
  News about Fanconi from Switzerland
  News about Fanconi
 

NUTRITION:
  General Nourishment Guidelines for Dogs
  Gastro-Intestinal Special Diet