Mochi is growing up sooo fast! She is a relatively big girl at 6.5lbs, 16 weeks old.
I previously talked about her regression in potty-training and members suggested that she may have UTI. When I expressed my concerns to the vet, he told me that I was worrying too much and that he didn't think a urinalysis was necessary. At this point, I think he was right. I listened to Lina and restricted her area dramatically. I also give her a prized liver treat everytime she pees in the right place. (I did this initially but since she was doing so well, I became a bit lax). Right now, she is trained such that everytime I "walk" her over to the ugodog she will pee. I bring her there every two hours and she always goes. Only problem is she has yet to go on her own. But I don't really mind as long as she stops peeing on the floor!
Another milestone is that she ate her own poop for the first time today!! Imagine my horror when I went to her ex-pen and found a large poop ball in her bed - remnants of a longer roll! I had read about these problems in the forum and was always relieved that she wasn't a poo-eater. I can't believe how disgusted I am with my little furball
Mochi is my first puppy and I can't believe how incredibly rewarding it has been to see her learn and grow. It's also bittersweet how fast she gets past some milestones - like, jumping on a bench, climbing out of her ex-pen, going down the stairs, etc. I never imagined being a pet owner could be so fulfilling. I can't wait for the many years ahead!
Oh, and one question that I haven't been able to find on the forum... Do your hav's tear smell? Mochi has smelly tears, sort of like bad breath. I was just wondering if this is normal?
Here's some videos I took. Enjoy!