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28 May 2016 - 1:05 pm
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28 May 2016 - 5:23 pm
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Any suggestions on what to do about a dog who won't eliminate on leash? We spent 15 minutes in the yard, only for Sadie to come inside and pee a giant puddle on the floor. Arghsad

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28 May 2016 - 5:28 pm
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We had a bit of that problem too.  I ended up taking him into the yard on the leash, and then taking it off him.  He hopped a couple of feet behind a bush to do his business.  When he was done, I put the leash back on and we went inside.  The goal is to prevent running or too much activity too early.

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

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28 May 2016 - 6:02 pm
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I don't trust her not to run. Even before this, she sometimes got so caught up in running she forgot to do her business. The clinic said they had the same problem. I guess I'll just invest in lots of towels for clean up.

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28 May 2016 - 6:35 pm
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We use treats liberally.  If she ever does go outside give her a treat.  Maybe that will get her in the habit?  Treat consumption in my house is really high!

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

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28 May 2016 - 7:26 pm
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YAY FOR SADIE COMING HOME!!

YAY FOR TRIPAWD SHOPPING!

YAY FOR PEEING...even if it was inside and not out!

Which means we have to give a shout out to .......YAY FOR TOWELS!!

Perhaps a really, really long lead where you can stand somewhat further away and act like you aren't watching??

Hugs to all!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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28 May 2016 - 8:17 pm
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Yeah Sadie!  Well, at least the surgery going well part smiley

Donna

Donna, Glenn & Murphy 

Murphy had his right front leg amputated due to histiocytic sarcoma at 7 years old. He survived 4 years, 2 months & 1 week, only to be taken by hemangiosarcoma at 11 1/2 years 6/12/17  
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28 May 2016 - 9:33 pm
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I agree, treating when she does go will help to break that habit. For now, yeah, towels. Ugh.

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28 May 2016 - 10:12 pm
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Potty pads inside might be an option also if she tends to go in the same place.  With a large dog, you will clearly still need the towels, but it might minimize the mess.  

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

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29 May 2016 - 4:40 am
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Yep. Got the pads down -- the little dog is paper trained, so we have plenty on hand. I suspect it's less me watching and more the physical sensation of the leash that is an issue. So we may have a messy week or two until she's cleared for off-leash yardage. 

Did have one scare where she made a break for the upstairs and stumbled trying to go up. Trying to get her down the stairs when she was panicked and hurting from bumping her incision was not something I ever want to repeat. So I put the couch in front of the stairs. The way it's structured, it's very hard to secure a gate so she can't knock it down.

on the question of the stairs, how long did it take most people's dogs to get comfortable with them? Wondering how long I'm going to be climbing over my couch.

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29 May 2016 - 4:53 am
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I started opening the stairs as we got close to our 3 month ampuversary.  He just looked a couple days before he tried them.  Up was fine (front leg amputee), the first time down was terrifying (for me).  After a couple of days, he was handling like a pro.  I still try to limit the number of ups and downs by baby gating the stairs during the day when we are gone.  I have to tie the gate in place or my other dog will just nose it aside.  

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.

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29 May 2016 - 4:58 am
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By the way, your amp was only a few days ago.  I think this is day 4 for you?   Sadie still has a lot of drugs in her system.   The hospital meds are wearing off now, but even the pain meds you came home with can cause all kinds of funny behavior.  Keep trying to go out on the leash, she might do better as she gets clearer mentally.  With Otis, I know about how long he can wait, and offered outings throughout the day, but if he just wanted to sleep, I left him unless enough time had passed that I knew he really needed to go.

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.

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29 May 2016 - 8:47 am
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She just drenched the pads and the whole room smells like pee. I've never been happier. LOL!

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29 May 2016 - 9:01 am
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Hooray for a room smelling like pee!

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.

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29 May 2016 - 10:29 am
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lol It is the little things around here!

Donna, Glenn & Murphy 

Murphy had his right front leg amputated due to histiocytic sarcoma at 7 years old. He survived 4 years, 2 months & 1 week, only to be taken by hemangiosarcoma at 11 1/2 years 6/12/17  
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