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Fanconi Syndrome vs. “Kidney Failure”

Updated 2013, Betsy Polglase, with input from Dr. Steve Gonto According to Dr. Gonto, there is a great difference between what people refer to as “kidney failure” and what is … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Who Is Doctor Gonto?

Betsy Polglase, Massachusetts (with input from Dr. Steve Gonto) (updated 2013) Who is Dr. Steve Gonto, the man to whom those of us who have, and are maintaining, a Fanconi-afflicted … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

About Fanconi Syndrome

Betsy Polglase, Massachusetts updated 2015 Based on interviews with Dr. Steve Gonto of Savannah, Georgia, Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (human) and the developer and author of the … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Who Will Take Care of Your Dogs?

(Nominated for Dog Writer’s Association of America Award – 1999) By Betsy Polglase, Massachusetts, updated 2013 If you suffered a stroke, were in a serious auto accident, or in some … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Keep Them Out of Trouble

Keep Your Basenji Out of Trouble By Betsy Polglase, updated 2013 Train only with respect for your dog, love and kindness. Don’t do anything to your dog that you wouldn’t … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Training Your Basenji To Be Loose In The House When You Are Gone

(includes “Basenji-proofing your home”!) By Betsy Polglase, updated 2013 Basenjis can frequently be rained slowly to be loose in the house when you are gone. There are a number of … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Basenjis and Children

by Betsy Polglase, updated 2013 Most Rescue/Adoption folks are leery of placing adopted dogs in homes with small children. Dogs think that small children are below them in the pecking … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment