Guest Smashley2 Posted November 25, 2015 Share Posted November 25, 2015 Hi all, we have a beautiful 2 1/2 year old grey (i wrote about her chasing a whippet in a previous post - thankfully we have had no further such incidents!) named Essie. Overall she has been the best thing ever, and we adore her! Unfortunately, after a good 3 months of being housetrained with NO accidents, she has begun urinating (and occasionally defecating) inside. She started weeing during the night - and in her defence there had been a few mornings when i had not gotten up as early as usual, but even after i started getting back into the regular routine (and it was probably only an hour at most that she was waiting) the behaviour continued. Now she has been going inside regularly - even with regular trips outdoors (we live in a one bedroom apartment so there is no where to go unless we take her out). I even went back to the original training regime of waking in the middle of the night to take her out - no luck! Just to rule it out, we took her to the vet who diagnosed a UTI and gave her a course of antibiotics and some anti-inflams. Although we felt bad we had not taken her straight away, we were actually relieved to find a reason for the behavior. Unfortunately, even after the treatment, the urinating is continuing! We are at our wits end - it doesn't seem to matter how often we take her out, she will go inside. We have wooden floors and keeping on top of the smell is taking hours - and costing a fair bit as well!! The last point is that unfortunately we are currently overseas for nearly 6 weeks, meaning we have house-sitters who are having to manage this issue also! The urinating started well before we left for our trip so the change is not the precipitating factor, however i imagine the stress of having new people around is not helping! If anyone has any ideas we would love to hear them!! We are desperate! Many thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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