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Perplexed

I'm dumbfounded.

Just plain confused and shocked.

Katie, my 10 year old Boxer mix has taken to peeing ON my bar.

No, not hiking a leg but actually standing on TOP of the bar and peeing.

O _ o

She's gotten on the bar in the past. Usually when we're gone and the only 'proof' has been paw prints. It's usually b/c she thinks there's something yummy up there; well it IS where our food is prepared. Here lately though, it's b/c John had a fish bowl in the center and apparently it was what SHE considered her drinking bowl.

It's quite simple for her to get up there unfortunately. The way our house is designed: the living room, dining room and kitchen forming one big great room; has our couch by the bar. Usually it's far enough away that you can walk between the back of the couch and the bar but the dogs get to playing and inevitably slide the couch against the bar (one downfall of hardwood flooring LOL). With the couch slid up against the bar, it's a handy 'step' up for her.

There's hardly any color (looks more like water spilt) and virtually no odor. I'd noticed "liquid" on the bar in the past but just figured the kids had spilled something and didn't clean it up. NOW I know what it is tho.

Oy vey.

Looks like a vet visit is in order.

Comments

  1. Wait...How old is Katie?
    Is she drinking more water than usual?
    Any signs of UTI?
    Is she going to the bathroom outside like usual?
    Any other signs of unusual behavior?
    Could be signs of diabetes...first thought that comes to my mind anyway.
    Vet visit in order for sure. Behavior is odd.

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    1. Well, she's about 10 or so (not sure on actual age as she's a pound puppy). Not drinking less OR more than usual. Not sure what all the signs of a UTI are. She has had accidents in the house but more so lately. The only other "unusual behavior" is panting excessively for a few minutes when she hasn't done anything to warrant panting and the house is cool. I thought diabetes too. :-(

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