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My name is Ada!
Facts about Ada
- Breed: Basenji
- Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
- Age: Adult
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Female
I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
7 year old, petite, tri girl who is very people focused and loves to be the center of attention. Ada is very adventurous and loves to explore all areas of the yard and house. Ada also does very well on the leash and loves to walk around. Ada can be more of a couch potato and loves to lie watching the squirrels and birds outside on a comfortable couch or bed. Ada has a great appetite so care must be taken to watch her weight (currently at just under 20 pounds). Ada gets along with all other dogs, but she can get very excited when another dog also gets overly excited.
Ada has tested “affected” by DNA for Fanconi syndrome. Ada’s condition is easily managed and is inexpensive to maintain, as detailed below.
Glucose appeared in Ada's urine shortly after she came into rescue. She has no problem holding in her urine overnight or throughout a full work day. She is stabilized on four sodium bicarbonate tablets daily taken twice with her meals and a multivitamin daily. Ada will need venous blood gas tests once to twice yearly to ensure that her current supplementation level is adequate. Ada is expected to live a very full, normal life, since management started very early in the disease process.
The sodium bicarbonate costs about $15 for 1000 tablets, which lasts almost nine months at a rate of 4 tablets per day. The venous blood gas test (twice annually) can be as little as $40; it is just a little difficult to find a vet that has the necessary equipment (but we can help you with that too!)
King and Ada came into rescue together. It is preferred to place them together. They have lived their whole lives with each other and they look out for one another.