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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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Scrappy is not playing with s toys. He will go outside to go

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Scrappy is not playing with his toys. He will go outside to go to the bathroom. Is eating ok but not all his food at once. When he is at the house he can go to the restroom all he wants. When he is at the apartment he goes 4 to 5 times a day. The apartment was sprayed for bed bugs. He was gone from the apartment for about 1 month till it got sprayed. Now he is going back and forth between the two. I gave him back his stuff animals that were at the apartment after it was sprayed.when he is at the apartment he doesn't have accidents. Here at the house he has had accidents and vomited. Now the vomiting has stopped. It has been one day since he has vomited. But he had an accident at here.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear you are worried about Scrappy. Your main concerns are that he is not playing, and that he had an accident in the house? Was it a BM accident, or urine?

My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

I would not limit water, until we find out why he had an accident. He might have a physical problem such as a bladder infection, or even something like diabetes that makes him need to drink more water, and then because he drinks more, he has an accident. He may need the extra water if he has a bladder infection or other problem.

If he were mine, I would do a urinalysis at your veterinarian to be sure there is no infection, no glucose in his urine, and that his urine appears normal before I limit his water. If he has a bladder infection, or finding and treating any physical problem he has, should stop the accidents and get him back to his normal playful self.

If the urinalysis is totally normal, then I might consider blood tests next. Only if a physical exam, urinalysis and blood tests are all normal would I consider limiting his water intake.

By not being playful with his toys, he is telling us something is wrong, and we should listen. I would start with a urinalysis if he were my own dog. Please let me know what else I can answer or help with, and how he is doing. Kindly consider rating my answer so the website knows to credit me for helping you. Please do let me know how else I can be of help. Rebecca

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Scrappy. How is everything going?