Hello, I've been a Basenji owner for 3yrs now since rescuing our Cleo from BRAT. Cleo is 8yrs old, and has been very healthy and active up until these past two months.
Recently, she has developed what started out looking as a little white head pimple the size of a ball point pen, then gradually getting larger, and now almost the size of a quarter. The vet said she found no cancerous cells in the open sore looking growth, and prescribed Benadryl to lessen the itching. The vet couldn't tell us what it was at all, and suggested we just let it heal on its own. If it enlarged or bothered Cleo, then it would have to be surgically removed -- which would cost almost $1000!
Could someone please tell me if their Basenji has ever developed anything similar to my description? And if so, could you share what vet you met with and how you assisted your Basenji during recovery? We live in the Boston, MA, area.
Sayida and Cleo