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My Good Boy Corey is Blind

By Betsy Polglase, Massachusetts Corey has been diagnosed as being totally blind in both eyes from P.R.A. (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), one of our breeds’ “big baddies.” There is no treatment … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Princess, PRA & Me

By Sue Wilcox, Secretary of the Basenji Club of Canada (2001) July 8, 1997 will always be PRA Day to me. This was the day Carita, our princess, was officially … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Good PRA Prescreening Test

Jean Skaggs’ veterinary ophthalmologist has an excellent pre-screening test for PRA: Cotton Wad Test: In a dimly lit room (important about the lighting!), take a wad of cotton about the … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Living with Blind Dogs

A truly excellent book on blind dogs is Living With Blind Dogs by Caroline D. Levin  R.N., which can be obtained at a number of places on he internet, including Amazon.com.:This … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Progressive Retinal Atrophy

By Gregory M. Acland, B.V.Sc.; Dip.ACVO, Center for Canine Genetics & Reproduction, James A. Baker Institute for Animal Health, Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, New York 14853-6401 (originally … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Your Basenji Bibliography

Recommended for your Basenji Library Most books can be purchased on-line from Dogwise, 1-(800) 776-2665, or from Amazon. Another good place to look for new and used books is Ebay. … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Good Boy Corey Was Blind

By Betsy Polglase, Massachusetts, (updated 2013) Corey was diagnosed as being totally blind in both eyes from P.R.A. (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), one of our breeds’ “big baddies.” There is no … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment