Okay, pursuant to the Pee pee and more pee thread, and feeling like I didn't want to get lost on page three, I have a similar question.
Tucker peed on my sofa twice in the past two days and NOTHING has changed with regard to his habits. My first thought was "Oh crap, maybe he's getting fanconi…" so I went and got some Clinistix and tested for glucose. No change on the stick at all. Seems like his glucose is normal which lends to my thinking he's NOT headed for fanconi.
No lathargy, no lost appetite... The only change is that while I normally will give him a nibble of what I am eating (any more than a nibble results in explosive diarhea fountains all over the condo or puking - and his favorite spot is on my duvet) and now I stopped because of what's in the ()'s.
How does one check for a UTI or bladder infection and what would some of the signs be?
Oh, one more thing... My walker was out of town last week and I had another friend walk him all week. The walker is back this week. No pee on Monday but he peed Tuesday and Wednesday. Not sure about today yet. I'm wondering if he simply likes my friend better than my walker?
Lastly, and I'm guessing this comes from his past and whatever happened to him back then (those of you who read my posts know what I'm talking about, but in summary, I'm his 5th - and last - home)...I don't punish him because I can't be there when he does the peeing. So I take the article(s) that he's peed on and go to my door, squat, call him over, put the peed upon articles in front of his face and repear "No! Bad dog!" quite a few times, showing him the articles and then take him out. Is this the proper course of action, assuming he's not messed up inside somehow? (UIT or infection)
I know he know's I'm disappointed because he hangs his head and his fur goes up and he starts shaking pretty badly. He then creeps closer and closer as I'm telling him he's a bad dog until he eventually is completely leaned up against me. BECAUSE of this, I don't dare take more stringent measures than what I describe above.