Please advise. Dog "nappies".
I have a dog in nappies.
He is very very tiny, weighs 3 pounds. I have to get newborn nappies and put them on sideways.
I have to change it often so he doesn't get sore and in-between changes I let him sleep in his crate without it on. This keeps him from getting sore.
It is not ideal but this is the only thing that stops pee everywhere. He can't go out to pee, he has various problems and was so badly socialised that he won't step out of the door He is a dog with a lot of problems physically and mentally, but he is in no pain and is well loved, so we do the best we can.
Nappies are last resort only imo. It takes a lot of changes and getting air to the skin to stop them getting sore.
My mother made her own for an incontinent old boy, I din't realise it was a thing! It worked for them.
Try 'hold it' by csj.
At seven, is she possibly beginning to get a touch of dementia?
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Our dog (Oscar) used these dog nappies a few years ago and after trying a few cheap ones, we found the higher quality ones from www.dog-nappy.co.uk were excellent - a real lifesaver.. literally !
Hoping Wolodog is still doing well
Have they contrast imaging studies to look for anatomical abnormalities that could be causing this.
Nothing I like better than a good double contrast imaging study.
It would never be appropriate IMO to have a dog PTS because of incontinence. It's not an issue for the dog ,its an issue for you ,unless you are making a big deal about it and telling her off it won't be bothering her at all. I agree with scuttle about not getting a puppy if this is an issue to you as you'll then have poo in the house as well!
I agree you should go back to the vet. You need to give them detailed history is she urinating inapproriately - puddle on the floor or leaking - wet bed when she gets up?
If she has a persistent bacterial infection that isn't going away she will need a culture done and also maybe imaging studies to see whether there is an anatomical problem.
If it is true incontience ie leaking there are three main meds Propalin, Incurin and Enurace if none of these have worked then surgery maybe the answer.
Firstly, I would get this issue resolved before you consider bringing another dog into the house.
Also, if you are very worried about a dog weeing in the house, if you get a Spinone pup as in your other post, you will need to go through masses of wee in the house while pup is growing up.
What are you using to clean the surfaces after each incident? Quite often, if you are not removing the smell entirely, it can linger (to the dog) and encourages them to use the same spot over and over.
As others have asked, how often is the dog going outside during the day? Do you have a clear routine (many dogs respond well to this)? Make sure she is going out first thing, and then regularly every hour or so through the day. Go out with her and praise like mad if she performs. Do NOT tell her off or shout at her if you find wee in the house. Does she "ask" to go out? Are you picking up on her signals for this?
I'd go back to your vet and ask for a referral to a specialist. I'd also consider the possibility of your dog being very stressed especially as you have three young DC.
Sorry, I didn't actually answer the question.
Yes we have used these, but have found they tend to leak down her legs, but then she has very long fur, so it could be that.
We have this trouble with our old girl, what medicines have you tried?
Have you tried propalin syrup, we've been through many medicines as well and this has been the best.
Also, how often do you let her out?
I haven't used them either, but I too would be concearned about the effect on her skin.
I have only had old age related incontinece with dogs, and I used to put lots of old towels down on the floor (it was tiled), and then scoop them up first thing and wash them.
How about buying puppy training pads/materninty bed pads/potty training bed pads, and putting them on the sofa so that it won't soak through to the fabric.
Or try and keep her off the couch. Our dogs are allowed on some sofas and not others, so at night, we put the small chairs from DD's table and chairs on the sofa to stop them from climbing up. Or perhaps you could get a cheap shower curtain/large plastic sheet, and throw that over the sofa before you go to bed?
Also with our old dog, she wouldn't go out for a wee at bed time, so we walked her last thing at night for just 10 mins, but she would go when she was out. That was before we had DD, so it might not be feasable if you will have to stay in when your children are in bed.
I've never tried them but would be worried about the effect of having urine near the skin for prolonged periods.
My Terrier came to me with urine burns on his belly and feet from the pound and was in a lot of pain. Not nice.
Would redoing the downstairs of the house in laminate be too much?
I refuse to admit that I went this far for my epileptic JRT who had incontinence issues Or maybe some plastic sheeting over the carpets in the rooms she is in the most?
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