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Old 07-16-2019, 04:53 PM
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Our 16 year old dog has started having accidents on the carpet. Has anyone had success with wee-wee pads or have any other suggestions? His accidents donít occur in the same spots.


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Old 07-16-2019, 05:00 PM
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I would bring him in to his vet to make sure that he doesnít have a UTI
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:04 PM
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I had success with dog diapers. Best of luck
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:39 PM
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When that started happening with my senior dog I thought she had a UTI. Turns out she had diabetes. I'd suggest getting him.checked at the vet. If he's also drinking a lot of water that's a sign of diabetes. (Despite the diabetes, my dog had a good quality of life for 2 more years with meds.)
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:45 PM
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Definitely start with the vet if you haven't already. The fox could be as simple as giving an antibiotic. When my old guy couldn't hold his bladder anymore, I started putting belly wraps on him. They work well but like a baby, you need to monitor this for hygiene and health reasons, like you would a baby wearing diapers. Another option would be to.confine the dog to a certain area that can be cleaned or that is lined with puppy pads. When I worked and could not monitor the belly wraps, I left puppy pads in his favorite pee spot. Then I came home and cleaned up the pads and mopped the floor, putting new pads down. He was not a dog that did well confined as he had serious anxiety issues when confined. Another option is to take the dog outside on a schedule to prevent some of.the accidents, but its hard to keep that kind of schedule when you work or leave the house.


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Old 07-16-2019, 10:18 PM
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Mine started having accidents due to kidney failure and drinking a lot of water (she's 15). She uses pee pads really well, especially at night when she doesn't get let out as often. I just put them out in areas she tended to like to go more than other places. I also limit what parts of the house she has access to. During the school year she has to stay in one room during the day.

If she was a boy I'd put a wrap on her, but she isn't bad enough that I want to put a diaper on her.
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Old 07-17-2019, 01:28 PM
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A UTI and newly discovered diabetes in the past with a senior dog. Needed twice a day shots for diabetes, and she lived a happy life for about 1more year. (I had never given a shot before and was worried that I wouldn't be able to do it, but they were very easy to give, one in the morning and 1 at night. The dog didn't mind the shots at all!)
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:25 AM
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Thank you for your advice. I have an appointment with the vet. I suspect diabetes is a real possibility - drinking lots of water and panting.
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