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19th December 2008, 04:59 AM
I was wondering if any other Cav owners have this issue with their Males. My Riley who is 3yrs old pees on his front legs, each time he goes. I don't know if it is just laziness or a problem. He sometimes lifts his leg and sometimes squats. The urine ends up on the back of his front legs every time and he really smells. I am constantly washing his legs because he loves to sleep by my head, yes we share a pillow. I am wondering if this constant washing is bad for his skin, but I do not know of another way to get rid of the smell. If anyone has any suggestions please provide.. I know this sounds silly, but it is an issue in my Cavalier home. The following pic is of Riley, The hair on the back of his legs is stained urine yellow!YUCK!LOL.

19th December 2008, 11:22 AM
Many of us have the same problem!!

Some boys grow out of it, some of them don't unforutnately.

Some people recommend leaving the hair long on the penis, that this directs the flow away from the legs, but I haven't found that to be the case with mine, and they just end up smelly there too. I keep the hair trimmed short.

If the dog is entire, the urine smells much stronger anyway - neutered boys are less smelly.

If you are just washing with plain water, that isn't going to dry the coat/skin out too much - shampoo will though. Something like a good conditioner will help with that, and also helps to stop the staining.

Rubbing them down with a damp baby wipe lifts most of the smell too, and saves having a permanently damp dog. I give them a quick wash once a day with a sponge and Infacare baby bath, and then a proper wash every 7-10 days, that keeps it under control.

The joy of boys :lotsaluv::jump:

19th December 2008, 03:51 PM
Merlin still does this sometimes but I found like Nicki that if you keep the hair short on his winky it doesn't allow a mini "spout" to form. Merlins problem though is that he cocks his leg so high he aims at himself!:confused:

19th December 2008, 04:06 PM
Thank you all for the great suggestions. I am glad to know that I am not the only one with this situation. I believe Riley is aiming at his leg and lazy. I will try the cornstarch!

Thank you again!

20th December 2008, 02:10 AM
Well, I don't have any other suggestions, but I just wanted to say that Riley is absolutely adorable! :lotsaluv:

21st December 2008, 01:56 AM
you might try posting this question on some of the forums where many members show. I am sure they have lots of tricks to keep the hair clean and stain-free for the show ring. I hope to be showing mine and might need the same tricks for Bandit. At 6 months he doesn't have enough feathering yet to be a problem.