Toilet habits

by Muriel
(Vermont)

My dear JRT, eight year old Emily came to be part of our household in Spring of this year. We are very aged, my husband and I but love her dearly and she sleeps with us at night. She is a treasure but where she had lived before, she was outdoors with another dog and not housebroken. I started a routine of taking her outdoors an hour after her two meals a day and it worked quite well. The last few nights, I took her for her long walk. We have tons of snow right now in N.W. Vermont but we are on a farm in the country and it is very enjoyable taking her out. She urinates when we go out but the last two nights, I have walked for about 45 minutes with her but no way did she produce #2. She loves to snuffle in the snow so that is not stopping her but she acts as if she is hunting instead of doing her business. I am very active (though old) but there are limits.

Can anyone clue me into what Emily is thinking?

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Feb 19, 2013
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Gassy pup
by: Anonymous

My little lady JRT is with us evey second and we love her but when we are estin (she sleeps and rests during the day with us,)she releases a very smelly gas quite often. She is on the advised diet by our vet and is very healthy. Any suggestions out there? Thanks.

Jan 08, 2013
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Poop de jour
by: Paddy's mom

Can only wonder if she thinks it isn't good to dirty the snow?
I would feed her before taking her, not an hour after, but , soon, like five minutes after. Don't feed her ALL the time either, just a few times a day, like 3.
Good luck!

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