Join Date: Jul 2011
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Maccabee is just getting over a UTI and bladder stones. He has been more reliable, but not 100%, since a couple days after the UTI was diagnosed. His trainer suggested I limit his access to the litter box to when he is in his expen. When he out of the expen she wants me to take him outside regularly. Does this make sense?
I know Maccabee can hold his urine, because he doesn't have accidents in his crate at night. But when he has free rein of the living room, he goes back to his litter box frequently to pee (or he pees on the carpet). As I mentioned previously, the carpet peeing has reduced significantly since he was treated for the UTI (many fewer accidebnts, and none since last Thursday). But, since he was peeing on the carpet somewhat regularly (not every day, but sometimes multiple times in one day) for many months we really need to treat him like a puppy in training.
The trainer thinks he will catch on quickly. Does limiting his access to the litter box when out of the ex pen make sense?
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