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04-05-2014 04:55 PM
A girl and her dog
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Did you take a pee sample to the vet?
Nope I brought the pee maker to them. They got a sample and analyzed it. No definitive dx of infection, but the white cells were up and the pH was a little high so we're on a round of Clav and will see how it all goes.
04-05-2014 04:51 PM
A girl and her dog
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When I first got my puppy I put pads in his crate, but learned fast that wasn't the best thing! Good luck with your puppy!


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Thanks! A pad probably isn't a good idea in the crate, but I had to wonder if anyone had ever had any success with that method. At this point, I'm willing to try anything. Well, after a round of antibiotics, if it's still happening....
04-05-2014 04:46 PM
A girl and her dog Okay, so here's the deal- went to the vet, had urinalysis. urine pH is slightly high as well as white cell count, but not high enough to make a definitive dx of UTI, but with the slightly elevated pH, it's enough to say he probably has at least the beginnings of one. Antibiotics, and we'll go from here.

I still think he's exhibiting some behaviors that are typical of potty training. My other dog got it, did great, then suddenly decided to pee everywhere. My concern was that he was able to hold it in the kennel (except for what I just found yesterday and the one time he used the pad in the kennel), but was not holding it outside the kennel. Even the vet said that if he's repeatedly asking to go out, it could be that he thinks outside is fun and just wants to go out there. I wholeheartedly believe that is part of it, but only part of his constant asking to go out; I've thought that for a couple of weeks now.

Thanks again for all of your help and suggestions Even knowing others have been there is helpful And, thanks for bringing up the possibility of a UTI; I may not have brought that up to the vet as I only slightly suspected it but doubted it. I probably would only have asked about potty training and setbacks and such. Even if it's not a full-on UTI, we've at least caught it and are going ahead with treating it.
04-05-2014 04:41 PM
erintaylor1995 When I first got my puppy I put pads in his crate, but learned fast that wasn't the best thing! Good luck with your puppy!


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04-05-2014 04:34 PM
nktigger99 Yes....that is why we keep the crate bare....nothing to absurd the pee....and no puppy pads they teach the wrong thing.

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04-05-2014 04:26 PM
A girl and her dog
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You were complaining likeyour dog is bad for going to the bathroom so often. If he is peeing twice in five minutes after you cleaned his crate, common sense should tell you that he might have a medical issue like a UTI. A four month old puppy should be able to hold it without peeing for at least four hours. I just was commenting on what your wrote.


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Ummkay... no need to continue being snippy with me. I'll never understand what makes people think that being snippy with an owner on their own dog's behalf will somehow make the owner open to listening to them. I just don't get that! How is being snippy going to help me help my dog? Please don't, it's rhetorical. If you really want to help dogs, be nice and offer solutions, not criticism.

I appreciate your concern for my dog and the time it took you to reply. You may rest assured he is very well cared for and loved very much.
04-05-2014 04:22 PM
BowWowMeow Did you take a pee sample to the vet?
04-05-2014 04:19 PM
A girl and her dog
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Puppy pads being in the crate won't help either. Some puppy pads have the pheromone in it that makes them go on the pad. So puppy crates in the crate is not the best thing


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Thanks! Y'know- I thought the exact same thing after I put one in there and he peed immediately. At first, I was worried that he just 'did that!' Then I realized that the pad probably has that stuff on it and that's the cause. I've only ever used a pad in the kennel with him that one time. Won't do it again
04-05-2014 04:17 PM
A girl and her dog
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Keep his kennel bare..,.and how small is it? Are you using a divider? Is he having accidents outside of the crate??

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Thanks, I was thinking that keeping it bare would keep from the blanket absorbing it and give him an 'escape' from it that way. I'm guessing that's your reason for going bare too?

The kennel is just big enough for him to lay down, stand, and turn around. It's not the size he will end up in when he's full grown. If he pees in it, he can't escape it, so it's a good size for avoiding kennel accidents. I will have to put him in a larger kennel as he grows, so this one isn't permanent
04-05-2014 04:12 PM
erintaylor1995 Puppy pads being in the crate won't help either. Some puppy pads have the pheromone in it that makes them go on the pad. So puppy crates in the crate is not the best thing


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