Q. My dog vomited two days ago in her kennel &last night she pee in her kennel. Has been peeing inappriate places.What do you think is wrong with her?
A. Have her seen by your vet to rule out medical causes. To rule out UTI, submit a clean urine sample or have your vet collect a sterile sample for urinalysis and culture. Blood work may be able to diagnose kidney disease or diabetes. Once medical causes have been ruled out, you can focus on behavioral issues. Reinforce crate training (again if necessary). The crate should only be big enough for her to stand, turn around and lay down. She goes out FIRST thing in the morning. Pick a spot outside and wait. No walks until she goes. Praise and reward her when she goes. Afterwards, return her to the crate or place her on a leash on your hip so you can watch for her cues to go. Take up the water 2 hours before bedtime and take her out right before bedtime. Be patient. Be consistent. If she seems stressed or is feeling anxiety, try to determine and reduce or eliminate the offending stimulus. If that isn't possible, calming pheromone collars or sprays may be effective. Search www.pet360.com for pheromone products.