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Old 06-12-2008, 06:50 AM
 
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Rapture.. when I got Gabby my weim from SPCA she weighed 40 lbs and was skin and bones. She wouldn't eat anything.. I called the SPCA and they said she wasn't eating much there either. If you want to fatten her up make some satin balls. Satin Ball recipe for dogs who won't eat (http://theherbs.info/Pets/satinball.html - broken link)
Rescue groups use them for underweight dogs. I had to hand feed them to her for several days then put some in a bowl with dry food.
Let's just say now, she will eat any and everything.

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Old 06-12-2008, 08:38 AM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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keeper - thank you. Gabby is so pretty and looks very healthy! I did get her to eat but only wet food, so I'm just leaving the dry out with fresh water and I'll give her the wet a few times a day.

She seems to pee a lot. I don't know if that's normal but she will pee outside (I take her out almost every hour) and then 15 minutes later she will pee again in the house? Yesterday she hardly ate anything but pooped four times, thankfully 3 times outside. She did just get all her shots, spayed and was moved around several times in a short amount of time, so I'm sure it's going to take time to feel better and comfortable.
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:23 AM
 
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I am sure she will settle in.. poor thing has been shuffled around a lot in the last few weeks. Maybe one of the dog guru's can give you an idea on the pee'ing in the house after just going outside.

Good luck and let us know how she is doing.
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I completely agree with everything cleosmom and Keeper posted and would just like to add that you should also talk to your vet about heart-worm medication.

Congratulations on your new family member.
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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Just want to mention for dachshund owners, there is a great website: where you can meet other doxie lovers, get good advice and post photos.http://www.hotdogblog.com
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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She seems to pee a lot. I don't know if that's normal but she will pee outside (I take her out almost every hour) and then 15 minutes later she will pee again in the house? Yesterday she hardly ate anything but pooped four times, thankfully 3 times outside. She did just get all her shots, spayed and was moved around several times in a short amount of time, so I'm sure it's going to take time to feel better and comfortable.
This is all new to her and well let's face that's the number two on the list of difficult breeds to housetrain.

After she settles in a bit more you might actually want to bring this to the attention of your vet. Is she drinkings an excess amount of water as well as frequently urinating?

When you say she hardly ate, what food and how much are you serving her?
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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Just a thought: The shelter might have thought she was trained because she was in a confined area, and many dogs won't "go" in a crate or confined area, so they hold it. Your house is much larger than a crate and she doesn't know that it isn't okay to go anywhere she wants. If you don't want to crate her, keep her on a leash attached to your waist and watch her all of the time. Yes, it will be time-consuming, but worth it. When she starts looking like she wants to pee, get her outside quick and praise her when she goes. You need to set her up to succeed. Structure, schedule and consistency are key to success.

Has she been checked for a UTI?
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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I don't think the vet checked for UTI. I think she was left in a crate all day because she keeps peeing on herself and doesn't seem to mind. I'm working really hard wih her and hopefully she will learn soon.

Two questions - she also trys to eat poop (sorry so gross) not just hers but any she locates outside. Any tricks to stop that? Someone said Deter pills to make the poop smell bad but she tries to eat poop from deer and neighbors dogs too.

What's good for bad breath? I know it's funny to ask this after saying she eats poop. I bought one of those bad breath bones, which are not cheap and she want's nothing to do with it. Are there any natural remedies that are safe for dogs?
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:07 PM
 
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Smile No Flea Collar

I agree no flea collar!!!! I put a flea and tick collar on my Lhasa Apso about two years ago and it ate right through his neck. He had a nasty sore on his neck. The vet advised me to use a differnt mediation that I put onto the back of his neck. I suggest you consult with a vet before buying over the counter flea and tick remodies. Good Luck with your new friend!!!
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:51 AM
 
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I'm not using a flea collar. The vet suggested Advantix, so we bought that.

This morning she won't eat anything, I tried three different kinds of food. Is it possible she is just not hungry?
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