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Old 07-12-2016, 09:11 AM
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Adult Dog Peeing in House after going blind - Encouraging to use a pee mat

Thank to all who contribute to this supportive forum. I ask that if you reply to this thread, please provide successes, and not horrors--trust me, things are already difficult enough right now.

I have a healthy spayed female Weimaraner named Ada who is almost 6 years old. Last week, she suddenly went blind over the course of 24 hours. She has been diagnosed as having SARDS, which is considered permanent blindness. It all started last Friday morning, when I went outside to throw her ball, as I do every day. Only this time, she did not react, and only stood confused. By that evening the lights were completely out. Needless to say, I am completely devastated.

Anyway, she is coping very well, far better than myself. My other dog, Avena, is her litter-mate and sister. They have spent every single day of their lives together, and have an incredible bond--she has stepped in as Ada's eyes. My vet is researching potential treatment options, and has started her on prednisone in the meantime. As a result, her urine output is substantial. Both my wife and I are doctors, and are away during daytime hours.

After that long preamble my question is: how have you managed bladder voiding in dogs going through a difficult transition? I know she is going to pee in the house for the next little while. Diapers are not an option...If she can't get it off, her sister will take it off for her. So, we are really trying to contain the mess, and encourage her using a pee mat. Problem is, she won't, even if we put it right where she likes to go. Has anyone had success with this? Appreciate your time!
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This isn't my success story but my friend had just moved to a new place and her dog did not take kindly to the change. At first her pup would not use the pee pad ... what finally worked was getting another dog to use the pee pad first or to capture urine from another dog and pour a bit on the pee pad so the scent is there. It might do the trick to encourage your dog to go?
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I think the suggestion of putting down a 'prescented' pad is a good one.( YAY! for P-Mail!)We had a blind Chihuahua (old dog) and she also adjusted to her blindness but hers was a gradual blindness..... I will say though, that because she 'knew' our home she always found her way to the doggy door, so I think once your girl gets the 'lay of the land' and with help from her littermate, she will do fine. Maybe for now you can babygate an area where there is no carpeting so clean up is easier.........and pepper it with the 'prescented' pads!
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Thank to all who contribute to this supportive forum. I ask that if you reply to this thread, please provide successes, and not horrors--trust me, things are already difficult enough right now.

I have a healthy spayed female Weimaraner named Ada who is almost 6 years old. Last week, she suddenly went blind over the course of 24 hours. She has been diagnosed as having SARDS, which is considered permanent blindness. It all started last Friday morning, when I went outside to throw her ball, as I do every day. Only this time, she did not react, and only stood confused. By that evening the lights were completely out. Needless to say, I am completely devastated.

Anyway, she is coping very well, far better than myself. My other dog, Avena, is her litter-mate and sister. They have spent every single day of their lives together, and have an incredible bond--she has stepped in as Ada's eyes. My vet is researching potential treatment options, and has started her on prednisone in the meantime. As a result, her urine output is substantial. Both my wife and I are doctors, and are away during daytime hours.

After that long preamble my question is: how have you managed bladder voiding in dogs going through a difficult transition? I know she is going to pee in the house for the next little while. Diapers are not an option...If she can't get it off, her sister will take it off for her. So, we are really trying to contain the mess, and encourage her using a pee mat. Problem is, she won't, even if we put it right where she likes to go. Has anyone had success with this? Appreciate your time!
When we first got ours he was quite well house trained but now and again he'd pee in the conservatory. It was a transition for him too from rescue to permanent home and who knows what goes through their mind..........

"Don't Pee Here" spray fixed that in a couple of days. It has stayed fixed and we are more than a year on in.

Will it work for you? I don't know. Very different circumstances. It's just a suggestion that might be one part of a solution.
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Thank you for these tips! The pre-scented training pads are working great! We are suspicious that our other dog is using them too, which hopefully won't be too difficult to break as a habit. We opted to have an electronic door installed so the dogs have free access to the yard while we are not home. Hopefully that is a more viable long term solution. Thanks again, you all are too kind!
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