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12 May 2009 @ 06:53 pm
Pee  
A while back I posted about Daisy peeing in the house. We took her to the vet and she seemed to check out - no bladder infection. And the peeing seemed to stop. Only now I discover that she is still peeing but hiding it, so I have screwed up somewhere so she feels ashamed and wants to pee in weird places. Like behind the couch, or in the back of her brother's crate. And it's like every day I find something. A tiny stain on the carpet in the bathroom. Or I leave the guest room door open for five minutes and she is peeing on the bed. I don't understand why she is doing this... I don't know what to do. She is peeing and being super sneaky about it, sometimes I can't even find it until I smell it, which is nasty and has soaked into the carpet since then. The pet sprays I'm using must not work b/c she seems to favour some spots over and over, like the guest bed.

What do I do? Do I have to take her out every 45 minutes like when she was a little baby puppy? Any idea what might be causing this? Do you think the vet screwed up? Should I get her checked again?

How would you handle this? Please help, this pee is making me crazy!

EDIT:
I have used my MIL's carpet shampooer/cleaner on the basement carpet after spraying it with pet spray. Hopefully it will work. However, the guest bed is an issue. She seems to favour one spot, even when we turn the matress over she will look for that area. Obviously the pet cleaners and sprays aren't penetrating to the smell. Any reccomendations? I really hate to have to replace the mattress.
 
 
 
Tiffanyiftherainstops on May 12th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
I would limit where she has access to in the house. Make sure you clean the carpet all the way to the padding- if she smells where she went before, she can be attracted to that spot- just cleaning the surface doesn't clean the under layers. Is she drinking a lot of water to compensate for all the urinating? Is there a reason she's drinking extra (if she is?) I would keep an eye on her and take her out more often.
NH: Pets: Four Pupsxsaltyx on May 12th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
Is she crated? Crate training her(or keeping her a small enclosed area) will probably really help with this. Have you had her since she was a puppy? Did anyone ever yell at her for going potty in the house?

I hope that you can get this figured out! Good luck. :)
J'irai Cracher Sur Vos Tombesbird on May 12th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Eloise did this, but with poop. i swear sometimes they enjoy being sneaky. what we had to do was basically follow her everywhere. the other suggestions of limiting where she has access/cleaning the carpet well/crate training are all good ideas and they all helped us.

we just followed Eloise around, never let her out of our sight (which i know is hard, it seems like you turn around for 5 seconds and they have done something), and basically started to let her make mistakes so that when she was doing them, we could correct her, and then move her to the outside immediately. it finally worked, after catching her in nearly every single area of the house!

good luck, potty training is seriously stressful and the least fun puppy thing, i think!
Nancieeicnan on May 13th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
Vinegar should help with the odor.
V: otisvolvita on May 13th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
As far as the mattress is concerned, how about a rubber mattress cover? Maybe it would prevent her from smelling her previous pees, and at the very least it would prevent further damage to the mattress.