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On Sunday Gizmo had the carpet accident..

Today he has peed on the floor in the hallway twice...

I cleaned it well with vinegar..(I have wood floors) ....but he peed about 1 foot ahead of the original spot...I think their was traces of urine...and he peed their... :?

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I think I'm going to have to start at step one again....keep him in his basket/crate...and give him little bits of treats when he goes outside...

He is almost 5 months...is it because of teething or that he is nearing his "manly" stage?

Positive thoughts :wink:

Their goes the leaving him alone training idea...lol
 

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Ozzy&Lily'sMom said:
Im sure as soon as hes neutered it will get better :lol: good luck and keep us posted :wave:
Thanks!! I'm just frustrated...this is the first time I have dealt with him having accidents...even as a pup he was really good...

So 6 months is the recommended time for the "snip snip"

Anyone know why? And can it be sooner...??
 

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OMG :shock:

I just called my vet and they charge $253 for a neuter!!!

Ok I know that includes the bloodwork, anesthesia...microchip...pain medications, yadda yadda yadaa...which is fine and dandy, IF YOU HAVE THE MONEY!!

I feel so terrible, with me having no job hubby is forking over all the money for not only our house, car, his bills..but my bills and expenses too! I called the animal shelters and they are way cheap, but I don't want to risk my baby's health to save money...I mean god forbid something happens to Gizzie because I wanted to go the cheap route :shock:

Gosh...this sucks... :(

I feel like such a bad mummy.... :sad3:
 

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Don't feel bad. I am going through the same thing with Friday. It is going to cost a little over $200 to get her spayed and that is without the microchip. I am supposed to set up the date at her next appointment which is in a couple of weeks. But, like you, I do not want to risk her getting inadequate care just because I wanted to save a couple of bucks. I'm having a "Friday needs a fixin'" yard sale! :)

Oh, and she seems to be the same age as your little one. I don't know if the same thing happens in females, but she is starting to poo everywhere but on her pads.
 

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EvieG said:
Oh, and she seems to be the same age as your little one. I don't know if the same thing happens in females, but she is starting to poo everywhere but on her pads.
No, thank goodness poop is not a problem...he just has the accidents...

He hasn;t had any since this morning...I have been giving him his little treats when he goes outside...and so far he has peed outside...

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nikki&paris said:
I'm wondering too, if he may have a urinary infection? That could cause him to do that as well. :?:

I highly doubt that. It's more than likely teething which starts around 5 months. Unless he is exhibiting other symptoms.

Teething can also cause the one or both ears to flop and personality changes.

Don't get frustrated with him, what he is going through is normal. Just hang in there and keep up the training as usual.
It will get better.
 

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Dont discount those what you call cheap spays and neuters they are done by qualified vets and you can also find out if your vet is part of the program and will accept a voucher from them. most vets do. Another thing they will also vaccinate if you need to get them up to date. it may be less expensive but i have used them in the past for my mutts i adopted from shelters they were very good i actually went through the Aspca or spca. There is nothing they arent doing that your vet doesnt prior to or after the surgery. if there should be a problem you are told bring it to your vet for a follow up. People assume because it run by the state or less expensive it means problems that isnt always the case at all. They want to stop overpopulation and I think the program is a great one
 

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Dont discount those what you call cheap spays and neuters they are done by qualified vets and you can also find out if your vet is part of the program and will accept a voucher from them. most vets do. Another thing they will also vaccinate if you need to get them up to date. it may be less expensive but i have used them in the past for my mutts i adopted from shelters they were very good i actually went through the Aspca or spca. There is nothing they arent doing that your vet doesnt prior to or after the surgery. if there should be a problem you are told bring it to your vet for a follow up. People assume because it run by the state or less expensive it means problems that isnt always the case at all. They want to stop overpopulation and I think the program is a great one
I think this program is pretty much the same here in Florida. I'm pretty sure my vet's practice is a part of the state/county spay/neuter program. I would check into this further. You might even be able to get a voucher and have the procedure done at your regular vets. I don't know if this is possible for sure, but it would sure be worthwhile checking out.

I think the negative publicity for the spay/neuter programs has mostly come about due to the "clinics" you see in some areas, that offer low cost services. These I would be very leary of.
 

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In palm Beach County they have a Spay/Neuter bus....

It is 30 dollars to neuter with a microchip....

I might have to do that...

However, their is a shelter that does the nueter for $112 and it includes the bloodwork...

Because Gizmo has had problems with vaccines I am more inclined to go for the $112 clinic...just to be on the safe side...

Heck, I don't know what to do...I'm just a mess today...

Definately today is NOT my day :wink:
 

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Speak to your vet tell him. explain the fees are too high and for you at this time its just not easy for you. But you know what has to be done and you have considered taking him to the mobile see how he feels or if he has anything negative to say about it. lol tell him if you were married to Donald Trump it woulnt be a problem you would bring him straight in. They do a complete exam on your pup before its done you must also complete paper work. You just dont show up there and say here fixem lol. they will even cut the nails lol. i have asked many questions and as
i see it they dont do anything different than your vet and they are no less qualified. Some vets donate their time and do it at these places. Dont make your self crazy. Males are how they say snip done lol females however its major surgery. I know just how you feel and so do many others no matter who you take him to you are going to worry the same.
 

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Roxy was a year old before I can say she was really potty trained. She is 2 now and weighs 3.5 lbs, But it was worth the wait. She was kennel traine d so it made it easier.
 
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