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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-15-2007, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Blatter infection?

I was wondering if any one could help me understand why maybe Asia will sometimes pee in her kennel, like this morning... I took her out right before I left for church, returned 1 1/2 hrs later and she had peed in her kennel! But she can hold it for 7 hrs at night!!! She's been doing this for about 2 weeks, every 2-4 days. I don't understand why! Any thoughts would be awesome!!! Thanks!
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-15-2007, 06:16 PM
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Well, it could be anything. But before I blamed it on behavioral problem, I'd always rule out medical. Your vet can tell you if its a bladder infection. Take a clean sample into the vet. I used to use a new paper plate to slide under my prior female havanese to catch a sample and then put it in a sterile container. Some vets prefer to take a needle sample themselves. In any case, I'd rule out a bladder infection before I tried to figure out what is going on.
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OK, that's what I figured, it's just weird, because some times she does it and some times the doesn't! I'm getting kind of frustrated, I even took her blanket out, and that helped for about 4 days. If it is behavioral, what do I do? Now that I think about it... She has pooped on the floor twice, in the past like 48 hrs. too. I just remembered my husband saying to me this morning.."what's going on with her?" Ahh Maybe I'll call my vet tomorrow. I want to cry!
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How old is she? These guys are really sensitive and she could have come down with something. There bladders are so small when they are pups...
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she's 7 1/2 months old.
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Oh boy!! When Logan turned 7-8 months, he had a little regression in the potty area. Lots of accidents!! We had to go back to basics with him. We still are not out of the woods but doing better. I could just be the age, but peeing in the crate & not good, and you might just want to drop a urine sample at the vets for testing just in case. My vets lets me do that without charging for a visit as we already know that is what we want tested. If all is clear, then you can leave towards behavioral.
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Do you leave her food and water down all day? Do you put water in her kennel with her?
When I have a puppy ( like I have a 15 week elkhound ) I put the water down every 1-2 hours. Then I know he is going to have to pee in about 30 minutes..if not sooner. And he gets fed 3 times a day, 7 AM, 12-1 PM and 7 PM. This way I know when he has to poop. Now he is going to the door but he is only 15 weeks old and I need to know what is going on with his body. And I don't stop this until they are almost 1 yr old. A lot of work I know but I want to get a good foundation because chances are they will live to be 14 + years. And I agree with everyone, get her medically checked out first to make sure she does not have a bladder infection or bladder stones. (she is kinda young for stones but I guess anything is possible, I have seen odder things happen) Good Luck and be patient!!!
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the other thing to consider is leaving him out a little longer when you take him out to pee. i know my dog whose 3 1/2 when i leave him for several hours i will walk him to the end of the block to empty his bladder completely. he's not had an accident in the house but when i come home it's amazing how much pee comes out of his little body. when i walk him until nothing comes out, i find the volume of pee isn't as intense when i take him out upon my return. it's amazing how much they can hold in even though they have just peed. also, another way to get a good sample is to use a ladel. stick it under your pup when he's peeing and then transfer that to a cup. the handle makes it easier to get down low. remember, he's only 7 months old, still a baby. havs are a little harder to potty train than other breeds. don't stress. my groomer said it's a year of hell with puppies for a lifetime of happiness!
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How is Asia??
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I agree it might be regression . As I said before I think 5 months is really young as these dogs do seem to have potty issues .
My german shorthair learned really fast - not my Havanese . Cosmo still needs his pee pee pads ..
I agree with the ruling out a bladder infection but usually they have some frequency or marking .
It is hard to get a handle without knowing little more about the eating and drinking habits and day to day routine ..
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