Thursday, February 28, 2013
It is so hard to watch our animals get old and start losing their control. My dog is going to be 14. We don't think she can hear anymore. She is having problems going up the stairs, but she insists on it even if she falls.
Lately, she has started pooping in the house every so often. It is like she doesn't even know she is doing it. She is just walking along and it happens. So, we are off to the vet this afternoon to see if there isn't something with her back end that she can't feel it.
She has always been perfectly housebroken and it is not like she is ever alone. We let her out numerous times a day. The other day, we were eating lunch and she just walked in the kitchen pooping not even knowing it was happening. She wasn't even in the position. I am really hoping it is something that the vet can help with. I don't want to feel like I have to watch her every second. I certainly don't want to keep her in a crate all day. That is not fair to her.
So it goes. If it isn't one thing, it is always another...
Update: The vet said that it is neurological. She could have a pinched nerve, a disc problem or even a tumor, but we are going to just start out by giving her some Steroids. She took them for her itching and it did a world of good for her. Hoping this will work for her back end too. She still has a great quality of life and thinks she is still a puppy.