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peeing in house- i think it's bad behavior. help!

well, django had a bladder infection, was on antibiotics for 2 weeks. a week prior and while on his meds, he continued to have accidents in the house only when we left him behind. since his addisons diagnosis, we keep him confined to the kitchen whenver we leave. his water bowl is empty when we return and there are always huge puddles of pee in the kitchen.

he's going tuesday for his monthly shot and i will take a urine sample again but we are concerned that he might think peeing in the kitchen is his new acceptable behavior. he happens 90% of the time. he escaped today and peed on the couch. this has to be more than an issue with his meds. i don't know what to do. could this be his separation anxiety kicking in again? could it be kidney issues? could it be bad behavior? i am seeing the vet on tuesday to discuss. if it's not kidney issues and just bad behavior how do i correct? kennel? i am concerned this will put him over the edge. he hates being confined to a kennel. don't know what to do.
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After running this by the vet, I wonder if limiting his water while you are gone (and right before,) would be a good idea?

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i did that this morning and no pee. my concern are the meds he's on make him thirsty. it's on my list of questions for the vet.
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What about an indoor potty for him to use? I don't know anything about what he was diagnosed with, and if his "going" is due to a medical need or not (?).

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i'm trying the pee pee pads but of course, he's going everywhere in the kitchen but on the pad. i put it out with some of his pee, the breeder told me to leave it out 25/7 until he pees on it. so far, nada! it's been out 3 days. (fresh one of course each day.
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Don't change the pee pad each day...my advice.



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Maybe you could try puppy litter instead. It is a bit more like eliminating outside say in a mulched area. Actually murphy started out using puppy litter but my friend Debbie learned in Jammies puppy class that "Yesterday's News" made for cats is cheaper. Murphy also like it better as the pellets are smaller!

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Another idea is synthetic or k9 grass. I have been to a dog expo and to an indoor playdate where they had synthetic grass and Bugsy was immediately attracted to it. It might be worth checking it out.

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It sounds like the Addison's increases the water intake, which makes him need to pee more. And if Django isn't trained on pee pads, that's an issue.

But the whole health situation might well be bringing his SA to the forefront. My Lola still has bad SA and immediately pees or poops in the house whenever I leave her alone - all pure SA related. I know you have had similar issues with Django, so it wouldn't surprise if this behavior was that.

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i think i am going to stick with the pee pads right now since that's what i have started with, not to confuse him any more! i will leave the same pad out, maybe just add fresh pee every now and then. the breeder said it could take up to a week before he starts using it.

he's very calm when we leave unlike before with his SA he would bark like crazy. it was odd, when i came home yesterday, he had escaped from the kitchen and got out and peed on the couch. he must ahve just done it because he had this look on his face like oh, i'm so sorry i don't know what got in to me. he's never gotten a "bad boy" cuz we never catch him in the act. i've been told you should never let your dog see you clean up the pee.

anyways, sample to the vet tomorrow, vet visit tuesday. until then, water will be picked up before we leave. can i pull out a few more pee pe pads when we leave just to cover the floor a bit more or will tht confuse him? i have never been a fan of pee pads or litter boxes but i think now with his addisons, excessive peeing might be part of the package so, got to do what we got to do!
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