Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I rescued a french bulldog, female, 8 months old. I have…

Customer Question
I rescued a french...

I rescued a french bulldog, female, 8 months old. I have always had large male dogs and have 3 at home. All dogs are fixed. We brought the girl home and she was from a very bad breeding situation, lived in a concrete kennel her whole life. We tried using a crate for potty training but she immediately pees and poops in it and rolls in it as soon as you put her in it, no matter how many times we just had her outside, on a leash, to make sure she goes to the bathroom. I figured it was an anxiety related behavior so we tried having her just in the kitchen at night and she continues to defecate and urinate all over. We tired essential oils on her collar and behind her ears, relaxation music, different toys, and rescue remedy... nothing works. We let her come up in our room to see if it was more separation anxiety two nights ago and she went through the whole night with no accidents.. I thought we solved the issue. Well last night when she was on our bed she decided to poop and pee not only on the bed and roll in it, but directly on my husband and I as well. I dont know what else to do.. She has been fully vet checked, xrays, urinalysis, ultrasound, and blood work. There is nothing medically to explain the behavior. What else can I try?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?

Barklee

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Barklee?

Not that I can think of. I do own my own pet store and she comes with me to the store everyday since we have gotten her. She does show aggression when other dogs are coming in the store, but doesnt show it to my dogs at home and she did try to bite my daughter, but again there was a toy involved and i know this is all an adjustment period and anxiety related behaviors.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 1 day by:
11/25/2017
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 11,207
Experience: 15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
Verified

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

I am very sorry to see that none of our other Experts have reached out to you before now. I just came online and found that your question had not been addressed. How is your companion at this time?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Still the same. I am really frustrated. I don't know what to do. She is the sweetest dog but just continues to urinate and defecate whenever she is anxious or upset.
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

How long have you had her?

Was the kennel she lived in indoors or out?

Have you tried any prescription medication for anxiety yet?

Has a thundershirt been tried or DAP collar?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
We have had her a month.
The kennel was an outside kennel. Just on concrete slab. Puppy mill type situation. She was a rescue through my vet.
I have only done essential oils (Lavender, peppermint, and T-Away) and we also tried Benadryl.
We have tried a thunder shirt but have not tried DAP.She already wears a collar and a seresto collar so it would be a lot to have a third collar.
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

It may be worth moving to a harness and trying the DAP collar before going to prescription anxiety medications. That said, it is worth trying for her.

How often is she being fed and watered at this time?
Have you tried feeding her and watering her at specific times to gauge her bowel movements and urination?
Is there anywhere she will urinate and defecate religiously every time she's asked?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
She is fed twice a day. Once around 7 am and then again around 2 pm. She is at my pet store with me during the day, so I started feeding her earlier to see if it changed any bowel habits and it does not. She will let us know whenever she has to go outside. She has water all day and sits by the door when she has to go out. She is then let out again 2-3 times between 6:30 and 11 pm. She has never had an accident at the store. The second she is left by herself at home she will go to the bathroom. She does not do it in the store. The other night was the first time she pooped on my husband and I in the bed. She has done it before when my daughter and her were playing in her room and when my daughter went downstairs she pooped on the bed by the time my daughter got back.She can not be put in a crate for any period of time or she goes. Even if I just took her out and she pooped, she will immediately poop and pee if I try to put her in a crate to feed her. I have three large male dogs (Golden, Mastiff X, and Great Dane X) so I separate them all to feed since the range from 3 yr to 14 yr old. Whenever I have to leave the house I have to keep her locked in the kitchen and I leave my older golden with her so she is not alone. She will still poop and pee everywhere.Whenever I take her out I always say "go potty" and she will go. She is rewarded with treats every time.
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

You have a strong case for separation anxiety here with her going to the bathroom anytime she's left alone. We should hope having an accident in bed with you and your husband may have been a stress event, as well.

I would try the DAP collar first. Move her to a harness for a short while, as needed, to keep her from having to wear 3 collars. If this doesn't help within 5-7 days, I would then discuss medication like Sileo being used for SA: http://www.sileodogus.com/index.aspx?gclid=CjwKCAiAxuTQBRBmEiwAAkFF1j68JGoNsMuKFGXA4QzreTOGV3Uj8sL2vjmnF_Is5vo-M7AbJro9WhoCQkkQAvD_BwE or an oral medication Prozac, Buspar, Xanax, Sertraline, Paxil, etc.

It may take the better part of a few months to get her on the right dosage and right medication for her needs, if she requires oral medication. Once she has been fully established in your home and has a strong routine, you may be able to wean her to a lower dose or off of the medication entirely and still keep the same benefit of changed behavior.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

Checking in. How is your girl doing today?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No change. We even tried a diaper on her tonight and she just messed in the diaper. Very frustrated.
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

I'm sorry to hear. When your vet opens in the morning, I would recommend discussing the DAP and behavioral medications. It sounds like since she's been a rescue through them that they have an intimate knowledge of what you've been experiencing at home with her.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask PitRottMommy Your Own Question
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 11,207
11,207 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue

PitRottMommy is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,147 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,315 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,063 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,533 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,299 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
I have a French bulldog that has areas of red, yellow-like
I have a French bulldog that has areas of red, yellow-like flacky scabs on his stomach/groin area. I thought it was “hot spots” at first but they seem to be spreading to his under arms … read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
8 satisfied customers
Our French bulldog is 7. He has had a thick yellow, but
Our French bulldog is 7. He has had a thick yellow , but sometimes clear discharge coming from his nose for MONTHS now. I would say since at least December. We took him to the vet twice. They tried tw… read more
Dr. Thompson
Dr. Thompson
veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
72 satisfied customers
I have a 15 month old female French bulldog. Yesterday she
I have a 15 month old female French bulldog. Yesterday she began to act differently. She won't play, she didn't want to get up and walk and when she does; she's shaking all over. Legs are quivering. Y… read more
Heath Wilkerson
Heath Wilkerson
ER/ICU & Exotic Animal Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
342 satisfied customers
My pregnant French bulldog has been scratching her right
My pregnant French bulldog has been scratching her right ear. I understand that I am limited as to treatments for my dog. My vet recommended ear wash which I've tried. Any other suggestions? … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,177 satisfied customers
My 8 year old French bulldog has developed a urinary tract
My 8 year old French bulldog has developed a urinary tract infection. She has blood in her urine. She had a UTI about 9 months ago and was treated with antibiotics. And has been well since. We have pu… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
My dog ate a condom. Fiona she is a French bulldog shes just
Fiona she is a French bulldog shes just 9 months :( its been four hours shes gone poop but no condom yet … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,324 satisfied customers
My french bulldog just pooped. In there is rice like
my french bulldog just pooped. In there is rice like segments. This is the first time i am seeing this. I did change his food today to the science diet id food, wet, because he was having trouble eati… read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
8 satisfied customers
My french bulldog was sedated 2days ago for xrays. He has
Hi, my french bulldog was sedated 2days ago for xrays. He has vomited twice (about 4hrs ago), he is shaking but not cold, and there is some red blood when he strains to poo. Do you think this could be… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
709 satisfied customers
My French bulldog is drooling excessively and licking his
My French bulldog is drooling excessively and licking his lips. … read more
Veterinarian101
Veterinarian101
Veterinarian
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
I have a 7 year old great dane mastiff mix and he has been
I have a 7 year old great dane mastiff mix and he has been having trouble pooping. His vet took an xray and told me he found nodules in his colon and intestine. Does this mean he has cancer? Does he n… read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
727 satisfied customers
I have a one-year-old French bulldog and I was gone for
I have a one-year-old French bulldog and I was gone for couple hours and came home there were several piles of vomit in a pile of diarrhea. He's acting fine and even begging for food. The last pile wa… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,465 satisfied customers
My french bulldog swallowed a leg from a soft toy yesterday.
Good morning. My french bulldog swallowed a leg from a soft toy yesterday. The leg is around 2 inches long and 0.5 inches wide. Should I consult a vet or do you think it will pass through? Thanks so m… read more
DrSarah
DrSarah
Veterinarian
DVM
265 satisfied customers
I have a 6 month old french bulldog and his ears and paws
I have a 6 month old french bulldog and his ears and paws are very warm. Should I be concerned … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
709 satisfied customers
I have an 8 month old french bulldog. He started getting
I have an 8 month old french bulldog. He started getting very itchy ears around 5 months. No infections no smells and no wax ears perfectly cleaned. So my vet switched his diet multiple times. After f… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
11,207 satisfied customers
I have a 5 year old French bulldog. Reverse sneezing is
I have a 5 year old French bulldog. Reverse sneezing is extremely common with him. Tonight after eating dinner (he is on a new food at recommendation of the vet) he is experiencing a lot of backward sneezing that has been ongoing for a few hours now. He'll stop then have another bout so on and so forth. He's on apoquel for allergies already and I'm a bit concerned … read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
894 satisfied customers
Great Dane. Vomiting has gotten worse. Great Dane. 8 - 9
Great Dane. 8 - 9 years. Had blood test; x-rays; and operation. Arthritis in the spine area. Suspect inflammatory bowel or auto immune or allergy. Changed diet. On Metoclopramide to help with vomiting. Kept food down 2 to 3 hours. Went to Prednisone this past Wednesday. Didn't seem to help. Got steroid shot Thurs. was still taking food and vomiting until this morning. Will not take food. Will ultra sound do any good? … read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,983 satisfied customers
My french bulldog puppy (9 months) has one ear that is a bit
Hello, my french bulldog puppy (9 months) has one ear that is a bit red … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,177 satisfied customers
My Great Dane/Mastiff seems depressed. He eats well, drinks
My Great Dane/Mastiff seems depressed. He eats well, drinks water, had a bowel movement this morning, normal consistency, but doesn't play with his toys or run through the house like he used to. He ha… read more
Dr. Peck
Dr. Peck
Associate Veterinarian
Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
415 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x