I have a 3 year old Yorkie. We just moved from Florida to Pennsylvania. We have a fenced in yard that he will potty in. Lately when we go out we have been coming home to accidents. It has been more frequent each time we go out. If I don't jump out of bed in the morning he will go in the house, as well. Should I start to crate him again when we go out?
By Frushon from Wilkes-Barre, PA
I'd take the little fellow to the vet as soon as possible. He may have a bladder or kidney infection, or it may be his prostate. During the day, give him as much (non salted) liquid as possible to help flush out any infection. Also, wet food is better than dry food because they get more liquids from wet. First rule out a medical issue before anything else.
If you can't afford a trip to the vet you can sometimes buy little pH type strips that will show if he's got an infection. These are sold for cats. I've seen them at Walmart. I bet you could buy them online at a vet supply if you can't find them in your area. A trip to the vet is best if you can possibly afford it. If a bladder infection goes into his kidneys, you'll have a much bigger problem. Please don't wait. (04/24/2009)
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