My 8 month old girl had a rough start but was finally diagnosed with IBD. We have it under control with very limited diet and meds. My question is , she caught on to pooping outside very easily and stands by the door and scratches when she has to go. Peeing has been a challenge. She has found she prefers my hallway to outside. I will take her out every hour and she comes in and pees. Any ideas that worked for training? Most books and videos use food as the treat/motivator but that’s not an option with her restricted diet. I work from home so she’s not alone and I can take her out frequently . When she does go outside I make a big deal lots of petting and praise. Any better ideas for rewards? Clearly my kind words are not cutting the mustard.
Jerome I believe I have the other dog. If you want to talk I will give you my number. I don’t think there s a private message hear so email me personally with contact and I’ll call u. Had 3 brutal weeks with my pup but getting better.
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Dog had tested negative for giardia initially but second fecal test was positive. She is now eating again, has energy and no diarrhea. We had to go to a specialist as intestines were very inflamed. Lack of appetite; chronic diarrhea ie malnutrition caused all of the blood issues. It’s finally under control. B12 shots weekly and a follow up fecal exam are next on the list to keep our girl on the mend.
The breeder has no idea. She was actually very upset when I gave her this news and even offered to pay for a specialist. Her general vet has no idea other than the results show poor liver function. She suspects something genetic but again she is speculating. We’re heading to specialist tomorrow. Just wondering if anyone had encountered anything like this. We re hoping for the best.