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basenjis who perspire?

Petunia
June 2nd, 2008, 09:55 PM
My husband and I have been walking 2 Basenji/Shar Peis this week at an SPCA. We have noticed that each after runs and brisk walks, that each has droplets of water on their noses, a row of droplets along the sides of their hips and that their tummy hair is quite wet. Since dog's perspire through their tongues and foot pads, what is this water? A sign of a health problem? They aren't ours, so we cannot take them to our vets. We will ask the shelter to bring this to the attention of their vet, however.

Since Shar Peis react to heat, could this be the source of the "sweat"?

Anyone with any knowledge or this experience?

Thanks for your time.

Petunia: pawprint:

Frenchy
June 2nd, 2008, 10:18 PM
That's a pretty good question , and now you got me curious. I hope someone will come along to answer your question.

BTW , thanks for giving your time to the spca :thumbs up

Petunia
June 2nd, 2008, 10:23 PM
It's a no-kill, run-by-volunteers SPCA and we have met so many wonderful dogs!

Frenchy
June 2nd, 2008, 10:33 PM
It's a no-kill, run-by-volunteers SPCA and we have met so many wonderful dogs!

That sounds like a pretty good spca :thumbs up shelter dogs yearn affection :dog:

jessi76
June 11th, 2008, 12:54 PM
sorry i'm just seeing this thread now... I have a basenji-mix, and have never noticed such wetness on him. I'd suspect it's either related to the sharpei part of the mix, or a health issue. Has the shelter vet had a chance to look into it yet? Just curious. if you find an answer, please post.