Hi all. Quick question...
Gus, 9 year old Border Collie mix, has not piddled in the house since he was roughly a year old.
Three weeks ago, while housecleaning I found three spots where he recently piddled.
Went to the vet for a thorough check up, it was due anyways. Vet found him in excellent health. No bladder problems etc...
Schedule has not changed one bit. Nothing different in the house, that I can think of. He goes evertime he is taken out to go, at least 5 to 10 times per day. He is like a shadow... he follows me everywhere and if I am not home, follows the next oldest to me. So he must have done this when there was no one home at all. Right now I am gating him to the laundry room when no one can be here with him. Figuring at least it's easier to clean up the tile compared to carpet. If I can't catch him in the act, what do I do to reinforce the no potty in the house rule?
It has been so long since I had to deal with this, I cannot remember what I did in the beginning when I didn't catch him at i but found it later.

Donna
Hi all. Quick question... Gus, 9 year old Border Collie mix, has not piddled in the house since he was ... vet for a thorough check up, it was due anyways. Vet found him in excellent health. No bladder problems etc...

Has it happened again in the last three weeks? Are there any other behavior changes you've noticed, even subtle ones?

If it continues, I'd go back to the vet. He may not have a urinary tract infection, but there may be something else going on there that can't be detected in a routine physical.

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Hi all. Quick question... Gus, 9 year old Border Collie mix, has not piddled in the house since he was ... cannot remember what I did in the beginning when I didn't catch him at i but found it later. Donna

Perhaps your vet might consider putting your dog on something like ppa? They took it off the market for humans, but if you find a compounding pharmacy, and a willing vet to prescribe it. It sure helped my dog!
Perhaps your vet might consider putting your dog on something like ppa? They took it off the market for humans, but if you find a compounding pharmacy, and a willing vet to prescribe it. It sure helped my dog!

What's your reason for thinking that it will help a male dog with no identified health problems and whose "incontinence" doesn't take the form of dribbling?

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in thread (Email Removed) (Melinda Shore) whittled the following words:
Perhaps your vet might consider putting your dog on something ... willing vet to prescribe it. It sure helped my dog!

What's your reason for thinking that it will help a male dog with no identified health problems and whose "incontinence" doesn't take the form of dribbling?

I guess I took the "spots" as being "dribbling" and not an out and out full pee.
And Danny didn't have urinary tract issues that were known at the time he was put on ppa. It did help.
However ultimately, it was urinary tract issues that killed him. He was on PPA for 4 years. But the more he exercized the less he needed to be on.
Hi all. Quick question... Gus, 9 year old Border Collie ... didn't catch him at i but found it later. Donna

Perhaps your vet might consider putting your dog on something like ppa? They took it off the market for humans, but if you find a compounding pharmacy, and a willing vet to prescribe it. It sure helped my dog!

I haven't had reason to look for it since the dog we had on it died over a year ago of hemangiosarcoma, but at that time, it was available through veterinarians under the name Proin. Very inexpensive and effective.
Mustang Sally
Perhaps your vet might consider putting your dog on something ... willing vet to prescribe it. It sure helped my dog!

What's your reason for thinking that it will help a male dog with no identified health problems and whose "incontinence" doesn't take the form of dribbling?

Whoops, ignore my post about the Proin. I didn't read the original post, was just responding about the availability of phenylprop..

Mustang Sally