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Normal Potty Habits or UTI?
How often should Miley go pee? I take her out about 5am (she sleeps in her crate & wakes me). After, we go back to bed until 7am and then I take her out again, feed her and get ready for work. I take her out again after I am ready, then get my daughter ready. My husband takes Miley out one more time before we head off to work around 9am.
During the day, Miley stays in the big bathroom with her crate open. She uses pee pads pretty well. Sometimes, someone takes her out around noon, but not everyday. She pees 3 times from 9am until we get home at 6:15. Then she pees immediately when we take her out.
Things go fairly up until that point, but then they get sketchy. I try to take her out before and after dinner, then every 1.5 hrs. If I don't watch her like a hawk, she will potty multiple times, especially upstairs on the carpet, even if we have just taken her out and she has peed.
That seems like an awful lot of peeing. Then the night before last, she peed in her crate (I heard her whimpering, but was so out of it that I waited to see if she would stop. Well, she did....I guess because she peed). She woke me at 5:30 and I took her outside and she peed again.
She is still on antibiotics from our trip to the emergency vet a week ago. I thought she was doing better, but now am wondering. I made a vet appt for 1:15. Am I over-reacting? Is 10-12 times a day too often for a 13 week old puppy? Other than that, she is doing great.
Last night, I did purchase an ex pen to put her in when we can't keep our eye on her. Should we leave her in there anytime that we aren't actively playing with her? I feel bad about that, but if that is what it takes I will do it. I put a pee pad in there for her to use if she does have an accident.
Any thoughts? One other thing, she hacks a lot, especially at night, like she is trying to get something up. She also gets choked easily when I am holding her. The vet thought it might be Kennel Cough, but Miley didn't cough while we were at the vet, so that is speculation. Does that assessment sound correct?
Last edited by MayBTheresHope; 03-01-2013 at 09:21 AM.
Reason: One more thought...