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Denise. I have a female, 3 yro Shih Tzu. I only recently got

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Hi Denise. I have...
Hi Denise. I have a female, 3 yro Shih Tzu. I only recently got her. I've noticed that she isn't regularly urinating or pooping when I take her outside. I also noticed that she licks her "woo woo" on a regular basis. Could she be ingesting her urine? Can I break her of this?
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Dog Veterinarian: Drhollowayvet,
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Heloo this is Dr. Holloway but you can call me Dr. H for short. I hear that your pet isn't using the restroom as frequently as you think she should.

I do have a few quick questions for you concerning her problem.

How many time does she urinate on the day that concerns you?

How many times does she defecate (poo or woo woo)>

- Dr. H

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Since this morning I've only seen her pee once outside and she has not pooped at all. She has eaten last night and today.
Dog Veterinarian: Drhollowayvet,
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Ok any other symptoms that you've noticed? - Dr. Holloway

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Dog Veterinarian: Drhollowayvet,
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Right now it sounds like pretty vague symptoms. Just not pooing is not any concern for me so far. :) - Dr. H

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Okay.
Dog Veterinarian: Drhollowayvet,
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Oh there you are!

How long have you had her now? How many days?

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Dog Veterinarian: Drhollowayvet,
 replied 1 year ago

If the not going potty has gone on for more than 2 days then I would be concerned about dehydration and possible constipation. But if you just got her yesterday and she has not gone potty today. I would look into things that could be deterring her from going?? She could be anxious about her new surroundings? Or she could just not be given enough time to find a good spot go outside.

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Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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