Friday, March 23, 2007


Okay - I promise this is the last dog post for a while. Mollie did not have a UTI, bladder infection, female problems, or crystals in her urine. Nope. Behavioral. As bummed as I was, it's good that she's healthy. Physically.

She has just been really pissed off. Literally. Keep crating her during the day. Shut her in your room at night. Walk her every day. Lots of praise and attention. No little pill to fix it.

We have had success since we found the problem though, by crating her and shutting her in our room at night. No new pee pee.

So that is the end of our sad little tail. Pun intended. It is now up to us to put 'keeping the dog happy' on our daily to do list.


Alpha DogMa said...

Dogs are a lot like toddlers - using bladder control as a means of torture.
At least no expensive drugs are in order.
When we first had the Wonder Dog she was walked four times a day. I even would get up at 6 AM to walk her because I didn't think she should go 8 hours between bathroom breaks.
Walks have now dwindled to one per day. Thank goodness we have a fenced yard.
Well in theory it is a fenced yard, but the snow is so deep she just walks over it wanders about the front yard. She doesn't go anywhere - lazy as she is.

Jacqniel said...

Drat! Who would ever think that? A pill would have been so much easier!

Michelle said...

I'm glad to hear it wasn't a medical problem, but man that makes it frustrating since now you know it's behavioral! Hope she gets with the program soon!

Mimi said...

Oooooh. Good luck. Our cat, when very very angry, sometimes poops *beside* her litter box. A pretty strong signal. Then we feel bad. And not so happy about the cleanup, either.