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Izzy, was from Russella Wilerson in SC all the pups were in the house. I have tried baby gates Izzy opened the gate. We changed the handle on the bedroom door because he opened the door, now he just knocks around 2 am. We walk on the leash but he won't use the bathroom he'll wait until we get home and go in the back yard.

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Hi, Izzy was just at the vet on monday, no he isn't on any meds for his stomach just the wilderness, duck formula and mixed with id can, I feed him in the mornings dry keebles, then around 5 for his dinner with a small amt of id can mixed for dinner. For example we were just outside and he had a stool but I'll be willing to bet he will knock on the bedroom door again around 2 am. I let him in the bed with us all the time but my husband says his toenails "stick in my back", sometimes I go in the guest bedroom with Izzy. His stools are formed and he usually has 3-4 a day and they were just checked by the vet last week. While he is in the bed with us he has never had the stool problem so I am inclinded to believe it's anxiety, but what do I do about it? I am an er nurse and work 12 hr shifts 3 days a week 7a-7p so I have no choice but thats why we also have the whippet, Zeda, but I didn't realize a animal companion wouldn't be enough to help the separation anxiety.I have been in touch with the breeder who is at a show and hasn't written me back yet. Thanks Vernette

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Izzy has been eating Wilderness Holistic duck food for about 6 months he does have a sensitive stomach and was on pro plan but kept vomiting so our breeder suggested Blue which has been working very well. Vernette

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Hi, Izzy has been having stools in his bed since we first got him at age 8 weeks from our breeder in SC but now he does it every night! Sometimes he will have a stool on the carpet but most of the time it's in either his or his sister "Whippet's bed". My husband and I got him from one of the top breeders because we had a B 3.5 yrs ago that died with fanconi so we wanted to make sure this time. Nothing has changed in his environment that I am aware of. I do know the breeder had the pups use the bathroom in kitty litter while we are at home and go out with him outside he doesn't do this, but when we go somewhere or to work, when we get home there are stools in the beds. Izzy is a very sweet loving little boy, we have a wooden 6ft fenced in back yard and a whippet to go outside with him. Yes, I realize you have to think "a head of a B" we even had to put child protector locks on our kitchen cabinets because he got into them. No Izzy isn't crated and goes in/out whenever he wants to. Do you think he's afraid of the dark? We even put night lights out which he removes from the wall sockets. Does he think he's in the jungle and lions are in the back yard due to his heritage? Thanks Vernette

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Hi, I have a beautiful 3yr old male Basenji who Keeps soiling his bed, I thought he had sparation anxiety at first but we also have a 3yr old female Whippet, they have both been together since 8 weeks of age. Every night Izzy wakes my husband and I up "knocking on the bedroom door around 2am" he soils his bed and wants to get in bed with us. We have doggy doors and he can go in/out any time he wishes but of course he doesn't like to get his feet wet in the grasss. Does anyone have any ideas how to stop the bed soiling? ThanksVernette


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