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Old 09-04-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: S. Florida
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Hi all,

I need some help here..I have a Boston Terrier who is almost 12 years old. I love her to death, but for the past year, she won't stop peeing or pooping all over the house! It's disgusting, smelly and unsanitary!! I have purchased puppy pee pads and placed them in the areas that she has been making the most. But it's usually a hit or miss. I am at my wits end...HELP! What else do you suggest??

Thanks!!
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Hi all,

I need some help here..I have a Boston Terrier who is almost 12 years old. I love her to death, but for the past year, she won't stop peeing or pooping all over the house! It's disgusting, smelly and unsanitary!! I have purchased puppy pee pads and placed them in the areas that she has been making the most. But it's usually a hit or miss. I am at my wits end...HELP! What else do you suggest??

Thanks!!


she was trained to go out but just began,within the last year, having accidents in the house?

If so-have you spoken with the vet?
My 16 year old Peek-a-poo began doing that and was diagnosed with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction; which is basically like Alzheimers.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:00 PM
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Location: El Paso TX
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Hmmm, so is this something new? I'm guessing, and maybe incorrectly, that she was potty trained for the previous 11 years and this is a out of the ordinary for her? Have you taken her to the vet to get checked? It could be something as simple as a UTI - also, there could be other medical issues having to do with her age.

I hope you do consult your vet and in the meantime, be patient with her. It sounds like you're getting stressed over it and if it's just her age, that's part of growing old. I have two Bostons and one Frenchie. They are potty trained and 99.9% reliable but there are worse things than poop and pee.

Don't give up on her and let us know what the vet says.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:31 PM
 
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The only thing that will get rid of the odor that she can smell is an enzyme cleaner made for canine wastes. Since she can smell it, she may think it's OK to use that spot again.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:49 PM
 
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you should restrict her movements in the house so she just can't go anywhere she wants to go to the bathroom. keep her in the kitchen or by your side when you are in another room. do not allow her the run of the house. if she does not have a medical problem go back to basics which is to limit the area the are free to roam in. feed once or twice a day and take her out consistently. do not leave her unattended and after a time she may get back on track
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:06 AM
 
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First, you need to get her to the vet to make certain it's not a urinary tract infection. A UTI is the single most common reason for dogs to have a 'lapse' in their training. You can't diagnose this yourself - you need to get her to the vet. UTIs are particularly common in females because of the very short urethra (the conduit of urine from the bladder to the outside) and microorganisms don't have a long trip from the outside with that short urethra.

The vet can also rule out Canine Cognitive Disorder (dementia).

Second, DO control where she is in the house. Put a leash on her and attach it to your waistband.

Third, DO clean up with an enzymatic cleaner such as Nature's Miracle or Simple Solution.

Fourth, REWARD her for going in the right place. Rewards must be OUTSTANDING: chicken, cheese or steak.

Fifth, and most important: NO SCOLDING. All she wants to do is please you and if she's been trained in the past, then something's changed and it's not under her control!
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:02 AM
 
Location: S. Florida
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Thank you for your responses! I will definetly take her to the vet and keep you posted. Yes, she was potty trained long ago. Nope, I never scold her. She is my love and absolutely wants nothing more than to please!
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:43 AM
 
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My personal experience with my animals has shown me when the toilet habits become irregular or a problem and you haven't made any changes to your pets food or surroundings, your pet is trying to tell you something is wrong. I agree with everyone else. Take your pet to the vet.
I hope everything works out for you and your baby.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:16 PM
 
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I am having a problem with my 10 year old Boston Terrier with her bladder. She has been house trained since about 10 weeks old. This dog could go 8 to 10 hrs. while I was at work and not have an accident. Now in about the past 3 months she has to go out to go pee about every 2 hours. I took her to the Vet. He did a blood profile and found a liver problem. I have been giving her medication for this but have not had much of a change yet. The Vet thought it might be a kidney problem or diabetes but the test found nothing in this area. I am wondering what else to do at this time. Thank you.
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:28 PM
 
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I am in no means a professional. But from the likes of things, i do agree with what is being suggested on here. Please make a Vet apt as ASAP. The Dog is obviously telling you something, and it appears the behavior has changed. I would soon as possible see a vet, could be a medical problem due to the dog's age.
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