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Old 10-07-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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If your dog is having accidents in the house, it may be a Urinary Tract Infection.
One of our dogs started doing this and it turned out to be a UTI. We thought it was old age/Wrong!
I couldn't believe how sick it made our dog..

Get a urine specimen to the Vet.
Save your dogs life.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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Good advise Abbara! I know how miserable I am when I have a UTI.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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This is something to think about when you are having trouble house training a puppy too. My friend is a puppy raiser for guide dogs for the blind and over the years has raised many puppies so she knows what she is doing when it comes to a puppy. About 3 puppies ago she had one that she just could not get house trained. She was stumped at first but a trip to the vet solved the problem the puppy had a UTI. Once the infection was treated she house trained just fine.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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If your dog is having accidents in the house, it may be a Urinary Tract Infection.
One of our dogs started doing this and it turned out to be a UTI. We thought it was old age/Wrong!
I couldn't believe how sick it made our dog..

Get a urine specimen to the Vet.
Save your dogs life.
Right. I recently learned that in older female humans in assisted living or nursing homes with dementia, the first thing they check for is a UTI when they start acting more "out of it than usual" or grouchy or anxiety etc. It's apparently a very common problem that's often overlooked. And just attributed to "behavior".
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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This is something to think about when you are having trouble house training a puppy too. My friend is a puppy raiser for guide dogs for the blind and over the years has raised many puppies so she knows what she is doing when it comes to a puppy. About 3 puppies ago she had one that she just could not get house trained. She was stumped at first but a trip to the vet solved the problem the puppy had a UTI. Once the infection was treated she house trained just fine.

Yes and they probably thought the dog was a pup that wouldn't listen.

I expect some dogs are being thought naughty when they are sick ,since some dogs don't show outward signs of a UTI..
Our dog was extremely ill.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:09 PM
 
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So true abbara. Our chocolate lab had a UTI among other things and nearly died. He has medical issues but we were unaware because he also has adverse responses to some foods and is getting older. But when in doubt a trip to the vet or urine sample is a good idea. I felt so dumb becuase when humans begin to act odd my 1st thought is, 'does this person have an undiagnosed UTI??' In humans it can produce psychotic symptoms, so why I didn't think it could make the dog act strange I'll never understand. Fortunately he recovered and is back to his silly self =)
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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Raising a dog right is almost like bringing up a child. ou have the power of molding it into a monster or a really well behaved angel. You can also visit about obedience dog training.
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:43 PM
 
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Also have the vet check Hormone Levels!
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