fecal incontinence

luvdogsApril 22, 2011

thinking of adopting a dog with fecal incontinence.

Anybody have experience with this? I'm not concerned about my flooring as we live for the dogs..........

Just wondering what are the practical realities of this?

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mazer415

Has the dog been checked out for hip dyplasia? Spinal stenosis? any other health issues?
Most "accidents" will happen when a dog is sleeping, or passes gas etc, it is completely uncontrolable so no amount of training is going to help. You can lessen the possibilities of accidents by feeding the dog dry dog food and take it on frequent walks (once checked out by a vet for hip or spine problems) and you can diaper your dog while it is sleeping or walking around the house.
You do need to be aware that the other dogs in yourcare might react negatively to the new dog and may even get aggressive towards it or shun it due to its health issues.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 12:30AM
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beegood_gw

You are a better person than I ever could be. I don't think there is any way I would bring a dog into my house with that specific problem. One thing if it happens due to old age or what ever but to start with it knowingly it's more than I could do. But good for you. The world needs more people like you.!!!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 12:36PM
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luvdogs

thanks mazer - that's helpful. The lady is saying that the dog is not incontinent - that i misinterpreted what she said. Could be right. I was trying to read through the lines - don't trust anybody - lol.

i'll be picking her up on wednesday.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2011 at 10:00AM
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