|Diamond Red 'Fred' was born on November 11, 1993.
He is a gorgeous red and white Basenji from a long line of champion
He lives in Toronto, Ontario Canada with his labrador buddy, Sasha,
his beloved grandma who cooks his food and feeds him his yummy meals,
his mom and 2 aunts as well as 2 parrots, 2 turtles and a large assortment
Fred has been a healthy happy guy until about 2 years ago when he was
diagnosed with IBD. This meant a total change in his diet and
he was put on
Prednisone and Tylosin for the IBD.
Unfortunately it was the Prednisone that eventually led him to be diagnosed
with diabetes in February 2003. He was put on Caninsulin but
it has not
been easy getting him regulated - another side effect of prednisone.
further difficulty arose with giving him insulin shots and had it not
for Brenda and the BD inject-ease, I don't know what we would have
Because Fred does not like needles, we are unable to do home blood
and have to rely on Urine testing with Keto-diastix (which we know
Currently Fred is doing well. We had a very nice time on our trip
Virginia for the diabetic dogs picnic. Although I was a bit apprehensive
about taking him on this extending trip, things worked out very well.
see pictures below plus Fred's Travel Kit of Supplies