2nd April 2013, 04:21 AM
House breaking - normal or possible bladder infection?
Hi- I'm a newbie cavalier owner. We've had Sweetie, an 11 wk old blenheim for 2 weeks. We have been bell training her since day 1. We take her out every hour, as well as when she wakes from a nap and soon after she eats. Things had been going well. She always pees on command when we take her out. She's never gotten up more than once/night, when she always pees and poops then goes right back to her crate. Still working on catching when she needs to poop,so have had a few poop accidents. But there haven't been any pee accidents for a week. Granted, she rarely rings the bell, but we always seem to catch her in time. Now today she peed in the house 3x, altho we've continued to take her out as usual. My friends are saying she probably has an infection, but she's showing no other signs of one. she was at the vet on Friday for a vaccination and also a general exam. The only thing the vet mentioned was that her vulva was red and irritated and I should wipe it until she's old enough to clean herself. What do you think? I can't imagine trying to get a urine sample.
Chris and Sweetie