He is grumps at us more than he used to for seemingly no reason sometimes ok… most of the time. It could even be as simple as a urinary tract infection. Your old dog is not suddenly peeing on the floor because they are mad at you or out of spite. Spanking is not going to solve the issue it actually never does, but I digress. I get it.
Good luck to you and Ranger love the name by the way. Hi Wewties. I hope you can find diapers houes work for you guys because those were a total game-changer for me. You are spot on when you say we owe it to our senior animals to care for them even through the harder stages of their lives. My 13 year old daschund is doing the same thing. So a vacation actually becomes a PIA. Ok, thanks. And, most importantly, remembering how lucky we are to still have her.
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All rights reserved. This is a lot to take! He's hardly ever left alone, but hokse only does it when my mother and I are not here. The vet can diagnose this for you. This sample will help indicate if there is an infection going on, how well the kidneys are concentrating the urine, and if hluse are any crystals. Small treats are great for training even the most stubborn dogs. I have a 3 year male dog and two females They are all house Anime fucking videos. Dog training videos. I believe it is either a medical problem or that he is hiding under the couch from being Westies peeing on carpet in house of my stepfather and brother. All rights reserved. You, the dog owner knows and understands your dog better than anyone else. I am afraid she is starting to peeijg to old to break this dirty habit of hers.
For me, that feeling is my dog peeing on the rug.
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He is grumps at us more than he used to for seemingly no reason sometimes ok… most of the time. It could even be as simple as a urinary tract infection.
Your old dog is not suddenly peeing on the floor because they are mad at you or out of spite. Spanking is not going to solve the issue it actually never does, but I digress. I get it. Owning a dog that pees in the house is inconvenient at best. At worst, you stop viewing your sweet pet the same way and start getting really irritated with them which they can sense. You may be surprised at how many dogs end up in shelters for this reason alone.
However, you owe your dog little extra effort in his or her old age for all of the loyal years that they have given you and probably still are despite in-house accidents. First, be honest.
We want our pets to live forever but you have to come to terms that your dog is now a senior and might start to lose some of their faculties. You need to admit that maybe your routine is entering a different phase and you might need to make extra efforts to accommodate your dog. Second, you should take your dog to the vet so they can rule out a medical cause for the accidents. Ultimately, it was determined that he had dementia and was forgetting he was supposed to go outside.
Click To Tweet. Invest in doggie diapers or a wrap if you have a male dog. I barely have to worry about him going potty in the house anymore. I tried about 10 different brands and I seem to have found one that actually works.
The same brand makes girl dog diapers. I also discovered that, since Chester is in-between sizes, I had to order a larger size wrap to accommodate the pad. And sometimes I just forget to put one back on when Chester comes back in from inside. Because accidents will still happen, I manage the situation by doing these other things:. Just consider that you might want to put off buying your first expensive, adult couch until after this period of pee-everywhere has passed. If you do already have a nice couch, or furniture, you probably want to invest in a couch cover.
If you have wood floors and already have a super nice, expensive area rug, you might want to roll it up and store it in the basement. Tape potty pads to the underside of your rug before you lay it on top of the non-slip rug padding you definitely want that anyway, but especially if you are taping slick potty pads to the bottom of the rug. The pad will absorb the dog pee that soaks through and will also absorb the carpet cleaner that soaks through when you are getting rid of the mess.
These are my favorite pads. These reusable potty pads also look like a great, environmentally friendly option. I have to visit the laundromat to wash our down comforter or down sleeping bags if we have been camping every couple of months anyway.
They are way cheaper than having to replace a mattress. Always have a pet soil and odor cleaner for carpet handy along with plenty of paper towels. However, I have to use it so much now, the smell is starting to make me nauseous so I switched to the citrus scented Biokleen Bac-Out.
I like to put down a potty pad to soak up extra moisture from the rug while it dries. It was a leaky flower pot I swear. Get a waterproof seat cover for your car if you take your dog with you. Also keep plenty of towels in your trunk. Chester has only been peeing in the house for the last year and I spent the first few months huffing and puffing about it. But then I changed my attitude.
Cleaning up after him is just part of my life as a dog owner now. Like I said, I am lucky to still have him around and I remind myself of that every time. That makes it easier to deal with. Note: eventually his dementia got too much and I had to let him go. You can read about that agonizing decision HERE. Have you ever dealt with a senior dog that was once potty trained and started going in the house? Do you have any tips to share to deal with it and help keep your house clean?
This is new territory for me so any tips or advice helps. Jessica, aka. The Dachshund Lady, lives and breathes everything Dachshund, hiking and camping with dogs, and blogging.
Given her cumulative 25 years of owning Dachshunds, studying the breed, and organizing an member Dachshund club, she's considered a breed expert by many. Jessica's dogs have been her best hiking and camping buddies for the last 16 years.
She started this blog in to share what she knows. She's since won several industry awards and become one of the premier blogging experts in the pet industry. This is great advice, Jessica. Thanks Amy. I know that you will take the best care of Ty too as he shifts into his golden years. Honestly thank you so much. Thank you! I have a 17 year old yorkie and she is in her last days. Not eating, only drinking water.
And peeing on the floor this process is super hard. I can completely relate to what you are saying. My 14 yr old yorkie rascal is peeing alot and all he want to do is sleep sleep sleep. He still eats just fine and drinks and at his own time he want to play with a sock. Will not take walks anymore and has trouble coming DOWN the stairs. Ok goin up though. Love him more than life. I have a 15 year old who is partially blind, hard of hearing, and urinates uncontrollably every couple of hours.
It all started in January when they think she had a stroke. I had to nurse her back to health for 5 weeks or so, two of which she would not eat so I fed her in my arms with a dropper and just prayed! After not being able to walk straight or take the stairs, my love and care helped her turn it around. Just cherish the moments you have every day.
Lovely words. My 13 year old had vestibular disease a few months back… similar to a stroke. Like you i cared for her when she could hardly walk. I would also put up baby gate to keep your dog from taking the stairs unsupervised. My little one still thinks she can fly down the stairs and goes crashing down before I started to usin g s baby gate. Good reminder. I agree your posting is very informative and helpful Jessica! Thank you. It brought light into the situation for myself and my shihtzu.
She is around 14 years old now and having accidents frequently, on her beds, my bed, hallways, rugs, etc… She has always been potty trained since a pup so I just started taking her out more thinking she needed more times available to go.
I hate admitting my baby is an old lady. Good luck Melissa. I know that my sadness about Chester getting old and losing some of his normal self did not help my stress when dealing with his peeing issue. My miniature poodle is12 years old, always been great at going out to potty. Early hours this morning Rocky peed in my bed. Thank you people on here. All posts have been very helpful. I am so glad I found this article because I have been scolding him until today.
I will just love him for the rest of his life and continue to clean up after him. Hi Jill. I think being a bit frustrated is natural. I always try and stop and react from a place of love though. We do the best that we can. Watching our babies get old is difficult. My 15 year old dachshund Garcia has been incontinent now for 18 months, I have tried everything and have resigned myself to the fact t h at there is no return.
I just dot the place with waterproof padded sheets and clean a lot. Sadly for the past 4 days he has been sick and subdued and his back legs are not holding.
Arm and Hammer makes a couple of good products that are not expensive and work ok. Punishing the dog for being anxious only increases the anxiety. August 5, 0 found this helpful. They both are spayed and neutered. Age-related diseases.
Westies peeing on carpet in house. Possible Causes
Let me tell you what my vet found. Let's put her on anti-biotics and see if she has a urinary tract infection. If she's not better in 2 weeks, we can do an x-ray and see if something else is going on. Vet says "she can't control her bladder, and thinks it is full all the time because of the massive stone! I have a 3 year old lab and and 1 year old Catahoula. Both are fully housebroken and have been for quite some time.
Every day when I get home from work I immediately let them both out to use the bathroom and then run around and play together a while. When I was training them, I would take them out on a leash and make them pee and poop before I would let them off to play so they know the order of how things need to work.
Yesterday, about 30 minutes after I let them back in my Lab starting peeing on the floor. I stopped him and made him go outside to finish. Ad He came back in and 30 minutes later did it again. Tonight my husband and I were on one side of the house and both of our dogs were in the dining room laying on their beds. My husband walks into the room and again my Lab was peeing all over the floor. We get that cleaned and our Catahoula follows us to the bedroom jumps on the bed and pees all over it.
It's large amounts of pee. They haven't been drinking more water than usual and I let them out to go out the same number of times as usual. What could be wrong? By Jess B. Well of course you are going to have to see your Vet. Two things that came to my mind are diabetes although you didnt mention the age of your dogs. And with diabetes they would be drinking a lot more too. That would make bladder infection a possibility, but that would be odd to see in both dogs at once, though not impossible.
Ad Another possibility is something outside has changed and is intimidating the dogs and taking their mind off their business. This may make them both anxious and feel the need to mark their territory your bed. One more possibility is that they got into something outside or a new food that is a bladder irritant.
In any case you need to start with the Vet. Good luck. If not, the lab is "marking" it's territory. Even if it's the younger dog that is in heat, the lab will mark. This time of the year, people open their windows to clear out the dead air space. If this is happening to you, you'll know how to take care of it.
Sometimes, if you have a good relationship with your vet, you can bring in a urine sample instead of having to pay for an office call. Ask the receptionist before bringing the sample over. My female greyhound age 12 started peeing on the dog beds in my house. Later I found out she had a cancer tumor growing in her abdomen. The poor thing was trying to let me know how she felt. Take the dog to the vet for a professional opinion. My Lulu, a Japanese Spritz is potty trained and recently has been pooping and peeing sometimes at home.
We bought her 3 weeks ago and she recently started sneezing and peeing inside. What should I do? By Diana from Ghazieh, Lebanon. I have some questions here. You say she is certainly potty trained, yet you only bought her three weeks ago. What is your guarantee she is potty trained? Was the dog in a kennel, a store or in a person's home when you bought her?
I would suggest you act as if her house training was incomplete and continue her training just like you would a puppy. Potty training is not complete until a dog is about a year old. Keep working with her and I am sure she will improve.
Take her to the Vet to check out the sneezing. Make sure she has had her vaccinations. My 4 year old Lab is peeing a significant amount of urine in the dining area lately, even when we are in the house! She has plenty of opportunity to go outside, has no issues with the other dog, no issues with potty training, and goes on daily walks.
Any suggestions? By Jennifer. Have you taken her to the vet? Usually when they do things they know you don't like, it's because they can't help it. How does she act when you find it or see her at it? Does she look ashamed? When my lab was doing this, she had an infection.
Before doing anything else, I would have her checked out there. As a side note, labs are known to be spirited and I called mine psycho spiteful. She might be jealous of the new dog and angry that now she's sharing attention with another dog. She chewed up my stuff when she thought I was slighting her. In that case, it's best to continue to reinforce that it is bad behavior so she knows you're unhappy with her when she does it. Eventually, she'll pick you over that. I have a nine year lab old that just started peeing.
I have been back and forth to the vet on more occasions than I can count. First she started peeing because I had her on a steroid for a skin rash she had. Steroids definitely make you pee even steroids that you put in their ears for ear infections My dog is hypersensitive to any steroids.
A worse case scenario is Cushings Disease. That is something your vet could do blood work on. The last idea I have is a urinary tract infection. You also might want to consider if any other pets have been in your home. Good luck! I love my lab. She is my baby! Has her diet changed? Is there some chemical that you have in the house that might be sparking this reaction?
Take the dog to the vet. Also, you might look at his food, the dog food you feed her. You may need to find a food that doesn't have a lot of grain and by products, they can cause yeast infections which in turn can cause infections of the urethra and kidney infections. Have the dog checked out and change her diet. I might even try feeding her all chicken for two days and see if it makes a difference.
If she is peeing a lot, give her some pedialyte to drink. Make sure when she gets smelly and oily and yeasty smelling that you get rid of the muck from her skin with a handful of dawn and a capful of tea tree oil mixed together and applied to a wet dog. This is such a good shampoo if there is a problem of yeast build up on the dogs skin.
Hope this helps. Most vets will know nothing about the differnt dog foods, I have noticed that they are not really trained in nutrition, the ones I have met. Blessings, Robyn. I have 2 Pit breed dogs. One is female and is over 9 years old and the other is a male and he is 4 years old. They both are spayed and neutered. Both have been house trained.
We have recently moved to a new house 6 months ago. My 4 year old male Pit has just recently started peeing in front of the back door where he goes outside.
He dribbles with pee until he reaches the door and usually has two puddles of pee on the floor. He also starts barking which wakes us up at 4 am during these two episodes. I am at home during the day so they both get let out and have plenty time to empty their bladders. He is drinking water excessively that we have noticed because the water bowl is completely empty in the am.
After he is let out in the AM, he goes straight to the water bowl to drink a lot of water. I plan to take him to vet because I have never had any issues like this before. The only thing different in his routine was that I had taken him to the vet to get bathed about 5 days ago because he weighs lbs. He is terrified of water and is a big baby, so it's hard to bath him. Please help with any suggestions. Thank you. I took Jo to the Vet and he was diagnosed with diabetes.
His glucose was in the range and normally they want a dog level to come down to at least range. The vet explained to me that they usually don't see diabetes in a dog this young of age so she took care of him all day to monitor and give him insulin. He had some bacteria in his urine also. I picked him up this evening with a plan of treatment. So with antibiotics and insulin I hope he will get back to normal. I will have to give him insulin 2 x a day the rest of his life and he has been put on a low calorie diet to help him lose a little weight.
I will have to take him in weekly to check his glucose level and try to get the correct dosage for him. I am glad the vet could see him this morning and figure out what was wrong with him and we caught it early. This is a lot to take! But he will be ok. This sounds like possible diabetes or a kidney or bladder infection. The vet can diagnose this for you. We got our 2 year old Chiweenie last year from a high kill shelter that didn't know what he had previously been through.
He's proven to be very attached to my mother and I, but scared of my stepfather and younger brother. When we first got him, he was trained to bark when he had to go, and to go on a pad, when we we're not home or at night when we're asleep and can't let him out.
The last month or so, after getting a job with my mother and working at the same time always, we've been coming home to pee and poop on the floor and him hiding under the couch because he knows it was bad. Generally, we put his nose close to the pee and put him on his leash outside for a while to show that he's done wrong. He does this every night, and we have no idea how to solve this problem.
My mother and stepfather get very upset when he does it. I believe it is either a medical problem or that he is hiding under the couch from being afraid of my stepfather and brother. Even if he isn't hiding, he won't let my stepfather or brother close enough to get him to let him out and he most definitely won't go to the door so they can let him out. He's hardly ever left alone, but he only does it when my mother and I are not here.
Is there any way we can solve this problem without having to change our schedules? I really can't afford changing my schedule considering we really need the money right now. They're talking about getting rid of him because they're sick of him doing it.
I really love this dog and I don't want to have to get rid of him. What can I do? By Briana B. Well one reason the dog is afraid of your step dad and brother or whoever is because they are males and maybe the dog was abused by males so he has a hard time trusting them.
Now with the peeing, how long have you had this dog? The dog just needs some time to adjust to things, especially if it was abused. If it was younger it will take a little bit but with good training it wont do that anymore. I feel for you. Shelter dogs often need extra help. Sounds like he has had difficulty with men. Look for posts on this site about crate training and training in general. There are many new methods that work well. Rubbing the dogs nose in it is one of the old ones that do not work.
It may be triggering memories of abuse for your dog With better methods of training and some patience you should be able to improve his behavior. Will you be able to get the guys to cooperate? Both in learning new methods and showing patience with the dog? If not perhaps you can rehome the dog so he will have only patient women to deal with. It might be a kindness given his past. Both chihuahuas and weiner dogs have been know to have a small stubborn streak.
Good luck to you and bless you for caring. Spayed, middle-aged or senior female dogs might become incontinent due to a lack of estrogen. Estrogen helps maintain muscle tone of the urethral sphincter. Age-related diseases. Kidney disease, cognitive dysfunction syndrome and other conditions affecting senior and geriatric dogs can cause them to urinate more frequently or become incontinent. Other health problems. Infections, tumors, spinal cord injuries, kidney disease and problems with the bladder can cause incontinence in dogs of any age and can lead to house-training accidents.
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Why Is My Older Dog Peeing In The House?
As I said earlier the gardens have lots of escape routes and we may never see him again. Powered by mwForum 2. Not logged in Champdogs Information Exchange. By Gaza Date Our Westie puppy, Alfie, is frustrating us. Just when we think he is house trained he pees in the house.
When we first got him we used Training Pads. It took a few days to get him used to using them but he adapted quite quickly. He would wander over, squat and pee. He had quite a bit of disruption in his first couple of weeks with us 1, mile round trip to Edinburgh and a week staying at my parents but it didn't seem to knock him out of his stride.
He is excellent at night. We put him in his crate at between and each night and normally go down to him between and He is dry every night. As soon as I take him outside he pees. We use "Busy" as the trigger and this seems to work.
It is during the day we have the problem. The layout of our house means the back door is off the living room and given the good weather we have been able to leave the door open and allow him to wander in and out.
A couple of weeks ago we moved the training pads outside of the back door and he quickly adapted. He seemed to be making very good progress with only a few accidents but these last couple of weeks things have gone backwards. At least once a day he has pee'd in the house. It is not a case of "not making it" in time to go outside as he is coming in from outside and peeing on the carpet. He seemed to concentrate on a large rug in the hall but once we removed the rug he stopped peeing there.
Now he pees at random locations in the livingroom or hall. There appears to be no pattern. He will happily wander outside, pee, come back in and play or wander around. A short time later will will see him peeing or find a damp patch on the carpet. Today we had left him for around 4 hours. He was dry when we got back and, on taking him outside straight away had a long pee on the grass, which was great.
A short time later, after he had eaten, I was getting his lead ready and turned round to see him peeing on the carpet.
Not wishing to tempt fate but he has not poo'd in the house for quite a few weeks which pleases us no end! Are we expecting too much or is there something we can try? By Moonmaiden Date Be grateful he's pooing outdoors :D. By onetwothree Date Hi - If I were you, I'd stop using the puppy training pads. I hate those things. They confuse the dog, and that's probably what's happened here.
At first you left the training pads indoors. So the puppy got the message 'it's ok to toilet indoors'. Now you want to teach the puppy 'it's NOT ok to toilet indoors'. That's where the confusion comes from - whether you've realised it or not, you are now having to untrain something you have previously trained. Very hard for a small puppy which doesn't really know how to learn or 'be trained' yet anyway. Some pups seem to learn fine with puppy training pads, but the number of times people have told me of problems they've had with them, I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole now.
It's very clear. If the pup goes in the wrong place, ignore it and clean it up - and be angry with yourself because you should be watching your pup closely enough that it can't toilet indoors - it's never the pup's fault, remember, only yours.
How is the puppy supposed to know that he's gone in the right place if you're not there to praise and reward him? And how do you know if the puppy is empty or full if you haven't watched him to see if he went? You also say that he comes in from outside and pees on the carpet - if you were taking him outside, you would wait out there with him until he went, reward him, and ONLY allow him back inside when he is empty!
Close the door to outside, don't let him wander in and out, take him out frequently and supervise him - he won't train himself! If I were you, I'd stop using the puppy training pads.
We stopped using the Training Pads indoors quite a few weeks ago. We still use them on the patio to mark the spot we want him to go on and more often than not he goes there.
In the interests of brevity in my original post I missed out some details. When he does go outside one of us goes with him. We encourage him with "busy" to go on the Training Pad. This is not secure so we can't let him wander there as we may never get him out.
Also, there are numerous escape routes and it would be impossible to cut him off!! The situations I have mentioned are when we have been outside with him on the patio, garden or local area and once we have got back in he has pee'd.
Sometimes it has occurred if he has been outside with us for a considerable period and then we have gone indoors for some reason and he has followed us in a pee'd on the carpet.
By Parrot Date OneTwoThree has made some good points, but you also need to remember not to panic. Our 11 month old was toilet trained at night very quickly just like yours and we thought he was doing a fantastic job. We never taught him to go indoors, and seemed to spend hours of every day getting up in the middle of what we were doing to take him out if he even moved near the door.
As a result he knows to ask to go out, although he does try it on sometimes if he just wants to go and chew flowerpots another story entirely and all down to my OH!
However, he did have several lapses where for a week or so he would just come back in from the garden and wee on the floor. This only happened a few times, but I think the last time happened when he was about 6 months old or so.
It doesn't mean that they have forgotten what you have taught them, so just keep being consistent and make sure that your pup associates the outside with going to the toilet. And please don't slate me for saying this, but all the Westies I have known not a massive amount admittedly have been a bit on the lax side with toilet habits, and as everyone has said to me when I've worried about my little one "Just remember, he's only a puppy!
By anastasia Date Bichons must have got the record for indoor piddles! In saying that they have the Sunniest natures and the brains of Einstein! I would not worry about your Westie,he is doing magnificently,and all this at 15 weeks!! By Lindsay Date Remember, at 15 weeks he is still very young, be patient ; I agree about puppy pads, I'd not use them purely because of the initial association with it being fine to do it indoors.
I suspect he still thinks it's oK to do it indoors. Do you anticipate when he needs to go - ie after waking, after play, after food - as then you may be able to break the actual habit of him going indoors and that will greatly help.
It seems you are doing it all mostly right, keep rewarding him for being outside and give a small tasty food reward just literally as he goes or just after :.
Do you chase him or shout to keep him away from any area By mannyG Date He's a baby! Don't use puppy training pads. Trash those , work on taking him out frequently like right after he eats and every 1hr minutes. Good Luck! Have a good read at my posts. We used the Training Pads indoors the first few weeks that we had him but the only place we use them now is on the patio in the location we want him to pee on.
By Teri Date Hi Gaza, I can see why things appear to be focusing too much on the training pads - but there is a logical link, even although you now restrict their use to the patio : Your puppy is still very young so does not have full bladder control, although you've done well to get him mainly clean and also only defecating outside. You're gonna hate this :P BUT I'm only trying to help so if you want to shoot me don't aim to kill in case in the future and you never know you just might want to ask me something ; deep breath Here it goes : If you want your puppy to toilet outside he has to have NO association with doing so inside and the training pads ARE an association because you did use them indoors at one time.
If he is to be confined to peeing on patio presumably some sort of stone then you have to get him used to that specific surface - he thinks soft, comfy surfaces are his area. My dogs for example would hold on until they burst rather than go on hard standing because they are trained to go on grass and always were - no training pads, newspapers were damaged in the course of their training :P Try ditching the training pads completely and keep up your otherwise excellent routine of supervised only toilet outings at regular intervals and when he performs to your command word treat and praise lavishly.
If you do this diligently for a couple of weeks you should be totally accident free - but IMO you have to ditch the training pads altogether and concentrate on teaching him that the patio and not the soft surface is where he should eliminate.
Your puppy is still very young so does not have full bladder control, although you've done well to get him mainly clean and also only defecating outside. For a small puppy he does seem to have very good bladder control and capacity :D when he wants to. Last night he did his last pee at about I tried again at but he would not do anything and did not go again until this morning. He was still half asleep when I went down to him and he was in no rush to go outside.
Once he started I didn't think he was going to stop. If you want your puppy to toilet outside he has to have NO association with doing so inside and the training pads ARE an association because you did use them indoors at one time. Thanks for that. It makes sense.