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    Post by LoisA on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:08 am

    I am a new member and have a 10 week old, female Shih Tzu puppy by the name of Lexie.
    She seems to be obsessed with drinking water. Naturally when she drinks she pees, so can pee up to 3 times in 15 min. It's pretty hard to work on housetraining when this is going on. Is this normal? Any suggestions?
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    Re: New to this

    Post by angel01 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:32 am

    :welcome:I also have a 10 week old little girl and she probably pees once an hour if that.  Not sure what to advise, have you had her checked at the vets?
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    Post by LoisA on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:51 am

    I did take a urine specimen in to the vet and they told me everything looked good. If she didn't drink so much water I am sure she wouldn't pee so much. What goes in must come out. I have started to take the water away now and offer it every couple of hours and then take her out 5-10 min. after she drinks, it has helped. Do you have water down for your little girl all of the time?
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    Post by angel01 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:27 am

    We do,but it's in the kitchen so she only drinks when she goes in there, if you see what I mean
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    Post by LoisA on Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:46 am

    does she have run of the house already or do you keep her confined and she only goes in the kitchen a couple times a day? and then drinks? I have my girl confined to one room and had her water dish down for her at all times, that is when she was constantly running over to it and drinking and then peeing a bit later, that continued all day long, so now I picked up the water and only set it down once in a while and then can take her out 10 min. after she drinks.
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    Post by angel01 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:12 pm

    She is in the sitting room most of the time and goes in the kitchen when I take her outside.
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    Post by daisydotes on Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:18 pm

    :welcome:Well you have done the right thing by having her urine checked out by your vet so you know all is ok there.

    Must admit I leave water down at all times for mine and did from day one.

    As she is only 10 weeks old she will have to go for a pee frequently and hopefully you will soon recognise the signs when she wants to go.

    Potty training is hard work in the early days and you do need to be very consistent taking her out into the garden maybe every half hour and using the same word so she knows what you expect.  When she performs lots of praise and a special treat will help.yes








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    Post by LoisA on Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:28 pm

    I know, I had other dogs as puppies and could always leave water down and they weren't that interested, Lexie is as interested in her water as she is her toys, when it's down she makes steady trips to take drinks and then she is steady peeing. Gets very frustrating. Don't know if it is due to her small size yet and such a small bladder. She is only 1.7 lbs. She doesn't give a warning when she needs to pee she just squats and goes whenever, wherever.
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    Post by daisydotes on Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:40 pm

    Hopefully as she gains some weight the peeing will slow down.

    Maybe another chat with your vet would help as 3 times in 15 mins does seem excessive








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    Post by angel01 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:52 pm

    I'm lucky with Harley as she paces before she goes.
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    Re: New to this

    Post by Fluff on Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:35 pm

    Is she going over to drink the water all the time or is she going for a play in it as many pups find water a source of entertainment.

    If I had a puppy that was drinking that much and peeing that much I would be concerned too, have you asked the breeder if she was like this with her ??

    Also I wouldn't take the water away from her as if there is an underlying problem and she genuinely is thirsty then she will need access too it.

    Maybe take this up with the vet and see if there's any other problem that could be causing this apart from the obvious water infection that was tested for.








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    Post by LoisA on Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:01 pm

    she is drinking it, not playing in it. The breeder had 6 pups in the gated kitchen area and would always have fresh water down for them. I did mention it to her but it seems that she never watched each one close enough to see that there was a problem. Plus she had puppy pads down so wasn't taking them outside and trying to housebreak like I am. She seems happy, playful, etc. so I don't know if it is just a passing thing or not. I do take her in to the vet again at 12 weeks for her 2nd shot.
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    Re: New to this

    Post by daisydotes on Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:28 pm

    I would certainly mention it to the vet if she is still going that often when she goes for 2cnd jab.

    I agree with Fluff about leaving the water down too









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