so i wote a few days ago when i got my pup, and she has been great. she caught on really quick about peeing outside and not in her crate but things took a turn for the worse today. 2 things happened that were different form the past few days. Today as soon as you take her out she'll squat and pee, i praise her and we keep walking in the backyard, then she'll squat up to three more times without peeing at all or just a dro por two. Then when we go inside she'll do the same thing inside within minutes of comming in.

I also noticed today for the first time she had peed in her crate. After reading up i took out the towel under her crate and replace it with a flat peice of metal so if she does pee in the crate she'll lay in the puddle as oppossed to the towel absorbing it, but as far as her squating very frequently does anyone know a way to cerrect this.. keep in mind if you didnt read my other post, she is an 8 week old am staf just brought home wed night from her litter where she was eliminating in the crate.
she also cries when crated untill she falls asleep, and again from what i've read you have to let them cry, but i feel so bad. I have not taken her out of the crate when she cried yet and i don't plan to. but when she sops if iam around and she is not sleeping i will take her out and give her a treat...
we are keeping a tight schedule with her and tyring to do everything "by the book", and i keep telling myself it's not going to be a perfect ride, she is a puppy and as long as we are diligent she'll be fine with time, but as far as the problems above some guidence form experience owners would help a ton.
thanks,
Cory
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we are keeping a tight schedule with her and tyring to do everything "by the book", and i keep telling ... be fine with time, but as far as the problems above some guidence form experience owners would help a ton.

Your puppy could have a Urinary Tract Infection (forever known as a UTI). You need to check that out by bringing a sample to the vet.

If you haven't "caught" a sample, get a cheap plastic container and walk your puppy outside. When she squats, quickly put the container uner her so you can catch some urine. You don't need a huge amount. The vet prefers fresh urine and if you can collect it on the first pee of the day, that's great. If you can't, that's ok, too.

As far as "by the book" goes, although our former puppy was ok with her crate, we found that having her sleep in the bed with us was easier when she couldn't make it through the night. She would stir, it would wake us up, and one of us would take her out. She still sleeps on the bed with us.
I wouldn't have her sleep on the bed until you know she doesn't have a UTI.

Also, sometimes a change in routines (like you being home on the weekend) can actually throw things off a little, but what you describe is referred to as "urgency" and that makes me thing UTI.

Antibiotics clear that up.
Whatever, bring a sample and the pup to your vet and ask about the situation.
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so i wote a few days ago when i got my pup, and she has been great. she caught on ... with time, but as far as the problems above some guidence form experience owners would help a ton. thanks, Cory

She sounds as if she has a Urinary Tract infection.Something VERY common in puppies.ESPECIALLY little girl puppies. UTI'S are very painful.This is an emergency. It will also sabotage any housebreaking efforts. And if it IS a UTI,she will NOT be able to hold it.
If it's not treated, it can result in eventual kidney failure.

What you described sounds like a UTI.You need to see a vet ..today.
we are keeping a tight schedule with her and tyring ... above some guidence form experience owners would help a ton.

Your puppy could have a Urinary Tract Infection (forever known as a UTI). You need to check that out by ... UTI. Antibiotics clear that up. Whatever, bring a sample and the pup to your vet and ask about the situation.

how do they get UTI's and is it chronic?
how do they get UTI's and is it chronic?

UTIs are bacterial infections. I wouldn't worry about it being chronic, but yes, in some dogs, it can be chronic.
As diddy mentioned, they are often common in girl puppies.

Bella had worms & a UTI when we brought her home and since that time, in five years, I suspected and confirmed that she had another one this spring. So that's twice in five years.
Don't worry too much.
What you described sounds like a UTI.You need to see a vet ..today.

It sounds like a UTI to me, as well. A suspected UTI is definitely something to seek out an emergency vet for (it being the weekend and regular vets unlikely to be open).

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so i wote a few days ago when i got my pup, and she has been great. she caught on ... be fine with time, but as far as the problems above some guidence form experience owners would help a ton.

The frequent urination, the unproductive squatting and straining, the crying at night and the peeing in the crate all scream "bladder infection" to me. She needs to see the vet ASAP.
Your vet will probably want you to bring in a urine specimen if at all possible. To facilitate collection, pop open a can of low-sodium chicken broth, dilute it 50/50 with water and let her drink as much as she wants. Wait about 15 minutes then take her out on lead, collection vessel in hand.
If she's greedy about the broth you'll need to keep taking her out every
15 minutes or so for the next couple of hours. This is a good thing asit helps flush the bladder.
I had a geriatric BC who was extremely prone to bladder infections. When I needed to collect a specimen I would wait til she squatted then slid a (very clean) glass baking dish under her, between her rear legs. She found this less upsetting and distracting than having me trying to maneuver a collection cup under the stream.
Having experienced bladder infections myself I tend to regard them as medical emergencies. If you truly will not have access to a vet before Monday morning I would suggest that you push fluids (diluted broth or skim milk, ice cubes if she likes them), plan frequent potty trips outside and disregard any accidents that occur.
Kathleen
The frequent urination, the unproductive squatting and straining, the crying at night and the peeing in the crate all scream ... skim milk, ice cubes if she likes them), plan frequent potty trips outside and disregard any accidents that occur. Kathleen

thanks for all the help... i spoke to my vet and dropped off a sample. She is squatting a lot but she doesnt seem to be in any pain, maybe i'm overreating b/c she is only 8 pounds maybe she just cant hold it and does not have an infection, but either way the sample is on the way to the lab and she's playing and wagging her tail, and i did all i could untill the results come back
thanks
thanks for all the help... i spoke to my vet and dropped off a sample. She is squatting a lot ... i'm overreating b/c she is only 8 pounds maybe she just cant hold it and does not have an infection,

Dogs can be very stoic. They often show no outward signs of being in pain, but that does not mean they aren't hurting.
but either way the sample is on the way to the lab and she's playing and wagging her tail, and i did all i could untill the results come back

When will that be? When I've had animals tested for a UTI, it was done in-house, on the spot.

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