Basenji Health Problems and Feeding

Basenji Characteristics

  • Apartment Living
  • Active Lifestyle
  • Watchdog Ability
  • Child Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Cat Friendly
  • Shedding Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • Social Needs
  • Grooming needs
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Health Issues
  • Trainability
  • Adaptability
  • Basenji Health Problems and Feeding

    The puppy basenji differs in enviable appetite and do not miss the moment to ask for additive but it could put on weight. You must follow the rules of feeding your pet, then, it will grow healthy and active.

    A bowl with fresh water should be easily accessible for the dog.

    Type of feeding: dry ready food or natural food you should choose yourself, considering the preferences of your pet and the health of the dog.

    Never mix two types of feed in one meal. If you need to convert a pet from one food to another, do it gradually. Choosing dry ready food, give preference choose to feed super premium.

    If you keep a dog on a natural feeding you will be sure that the pet gets the fresh products, but spent you will more time cooking. Adult dogs are fed twice a day. Feed your dog after a walk or exercise.

    A portion is determined by the appetite of the pet. Portions should be eaten for 15 minutes and the plate should be empty. Unless basenji doesn't eat 15 to 20 minutes, hide a bowl of food until the next feeding.

    Food should never be accessed freely by dog. It should receive high-quality balanced diet, which it loves and which is useful for health of dog.

    Healthy foods:

    • Cereal (rice oatmeal)
    •  Lean meat (veal, beef, turkey)
    •  Seasonal vegetables (raw and boiled)
    •  Fruits (apples, bananas)
    • Egg (1 per week)
    • Fermented foods (yogurt, nonfat cottage cheese)
    • Sea fish (without bones)

    Unhealthy foods:

    • Spicy food
    • Fat meat
    • Sweets
    • Salt
    • Tubular bones of bird
    • Fish bones
    • Bread
    • Pasta
    • Potatoes
    • Soy
    • Corn

    Basenji Health Problems

    • Fanconi syndrome (a genetic disorder of the kidneys)
    • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
    • Cataract
    • Urolithiasis disease
    • Entropy
    • Piroplasmosis (babesiosis - a disease that is transferred ticks)