Puppy Forum and Dog Forums banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I really need some help...

We got a rescue dog recently. Took her home...she had an accident the first night...no big deal. She is heartworm positive which means she is on deoxycycline. It caused some problems and then we had her put on something to coat her stomach. She was doing much better with housebreaking and then...the bottom fell out. She gets us to take her out and then does nothing for 10 minutes outside. Now, she is having accidents in the house again...only poop. Please, I'll take any advice
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,100 Posts
She's probably just adjusting, and the meds can upset their stomachs affecting elimination. How old is the dog? breed? How long have you had her? Do you feed on a schedule or free feed?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
She is a lab mix. I need to be consistent with feeding. We’ve had her about 3 weeks. I’ve tried to get her on a schedule for going out to use the bathroom, but it’s hard
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,100 Posts
She is a lab mix. I need to be consistent with feeding. We’ve had her about 3 weeks. I’ve tried to get her on a schedule for going out to use the bathroom, but it’s hard
Consistency is key, whether this is a puppy or adult dog. I would put the food on a schedule and then the eliminating will be on a more predictable schedule. But in the beginning, sometimes you need to take them out every hour and confine them to a crate if you know they need to go, but choose not to when outside. Eventually they will go, throw a party, high value treat in small quantity, and then they have earned their freedom in the house for a another hour.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Consistency is key, whether this is a puppy or adult dog. I would put the food on a schedule and then the eliminating will be on a more predictable schedule. But in the beginning, sometimes you need to take them out every hour and confine them to a crate if you know they need to go, but choose not to when outside. Eventually they will go, throw a party, high value treat in small quantity, and then they have earned their freedom in the house for a another hour.
Thanks. I will try that.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top