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I would like to know if any of you had a Havanese who holds her bladder. I am having this problem with Miya. She pees in the morning and then holds it all day until I get home at 5. She is not eating at all unless I hand feed her and that too in the evening. She is also not drinking enough to my liking. Kashi on the other hand has no issues. He pees where he should and about three four times a day and eats twice a day. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-19-2010, 06:45 AM
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I think I'd have the vet check her out, she may be dehydrated if she's not peeing. My dogs will pee many times during the day if I take them out but they can hold it for several hours too. Is she crated? Does she have access to water and a place to relieve herself if needed during the day?

She may also have separation anxiety and isn't happy about being left alone.

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Have Miya checked by the vet to be sure there are no issues. Some dogs do drink and pee more than others. One of my girls can hold it all day then do 10 markings in five minutes. Stop hand feeding her if she is not sick. She will eat when she gets hungry. I've heard this from breeders and trainers “a healthy dog is not going to starve if food is available”. Galen went through a period of time when she waited for me to hand feed her. It took a while before I put 2 and 2 together. When we got Galen Smarty was finishing her food first, so I started helping Galen as she would eat faster if I hand feed her. Next thing I knew Galen was waiting for me to feed her. I changed by taking Smarty out of the area and training her not to eat out of Galen’s bowl. After a day or so Galen started eating on her own.

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Rascal is a picky eater, and we were doing all sorts of silly things to get him to eat more, like hand feeding, playing games with the food, etc. Then we decided to try a different food (Orijen Red) and he loves it! No more picky eater! He cleans his plate and asks for more. So maybe a change in food would help.

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I have a female who did this for awhile. She was not use to using grass and didn't like getting her feet wet. She would only go in the morining and about 6pm. I took her to the vet. Seems females do not have the need to mark sooooo they will go when they need to. Once I wasn't worried, it has resolved. She still does not go like the boys. At first she only would eat kibble, now I have added a small amout of wet food mostly for the water. Also she likes to go out on her own (no picking her up). So she goes three times a day now sometimes once more. The vet also added as females age they do go more.

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Lacie is similar. She will not do any of her business until it is a matter of URGENCY.

She is almost 2 yrs old now, and has been this way since she was about 1 yr of age.

Even in the mornings, after having been crated for the night, she takes her sweet time going out to potty. She has a doggy-door, so it is all up to her!
She "holds" her urine from 12-15 hours(maybe even longer) quite often.
This is the same dog I used to call "Peepot" due to her constant peepee breaks.

I have worried many a time that this is not good for her. The vet assures me that she is fine, though! By the way, she does drinks lots of water.

After much thought on this matter, I have personally concluded that this is just one more little "quirk" of this lovable little Havanese that I have.
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Thank you all for your input. I also called the my VET and he said not to worry all dogs are different when it comes to peeing. As long as she is eating once a day and drinking water when she feels it is necessary peeing twice a day is fine.....
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