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    He is getting socialised with me and the other half - we climb in there and give him a cuddle and pat regularly - I've the two hands washed off myself. I'll happily go sit in there with a book in the evening for a solid half an hour as well as the regular pats and interactions - did it last night and he climbed into my lap (cuddle monster that he is), then I went and had a shower. I've done a bit of cat rescue and fostering - I'm the stooge who takes a five week old feral kitten and tames it in three weeks to a smooch who'll be adopted in a day at the shelter. Subsequently the other half and myself are used to having a quarantined animal in our house, and clambering in and out of the room that animal is in, in order to socialise it. Just never a dog before, and never ringworm in the house before! (But have experience of it at cat shelter and it's a pain in the arse.)

    We've just been out in the yard for a good 20 minutes having a bit of a trot around and a sniff (him, not me) and I decided to persist out there until he'd done both wees and poos - the wees come quickly enough, but he appears to hold onto his bowel until he's back in the bathroom.

    I let him off his lead and just walked up and down with him following me, then we'd sit for a bit and get up and walk again. Eventually it worked and I was rewarded by him doing all his wees and runny poos outside, which is one less thing for me to clean up so hooray on that!

    Here's a question for you lot - it's 3.15pm now, and he's just emptied his bladder and his bowels outside. So what time, in theory, do I take him out again? (I say in theory because he's had the trots and may end up pooing again in 15 minutes, but there's not much I can do about that, so I'm just after the theory!)

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    It is usually after play and after sleep and after eating. But seeing as his tummy is upset I'd take him out at least every half an hour just in case.
    Sometime you can tell when they walk around sniffing like they are looking for a place to go and you can scoop him up and take him outside.

    eta I think at that age I was getting up every hour at night to take Hamish out.

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    Usually it is after sleep, play, eating or when you see sniffing around. I would be doing as cat suggested, or at least hourly till tummy settles.

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    Well it sounds like you have Fungus relitively under control!
    And can I just say, I hope you stick around, I can already see you as a respectable member
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    You lot are definitely stuck with me. Just putting it all down in writing here - and getting a prompt to go to the vet - are the reason the pup is still in my bathroom and not back at the shelter!

    I'm going to need help on all the usual things too - the toilet training, socialising (especially since it'll be late), so on.

    Most especially since we're genuinely going to call the pup Gus. (Gus, Gorgeous Gus, Grotty Gus, Fussy Gus, Gussy, Gussy the Drunk - all of the above are names that 'Gus' will morph into - what can I say, it just FITS.)

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    We will all be more than happy to help.
    Its actually kinda quiet around here at the moment, hopefully it will perk up soon.
    I feel quite a sense of joy considering I basicly named little Gus
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    I have no advise sorry. I just wanted to say hello, welcome and good luck!! Just imagine how much fun you will have when the ringworm is all cleared up!!! I have a dog and a cat. Sometimes the dog chases the cat but 90% of the time the dog listens and stays where she is - especially for hubby!!
    I am surprise no one else has asked this but photos please!!

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    I have 3 dogs, 2 cats. I do find that reactions depend on if they like the cat or not. One of my cats they all like and play with. The other they try and herd her, she hisses and spits. She is a psycho cat anyway so they do have their preferences just like we do with humans.

    Myf, Gus was a great fitting name.

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    Good on you for adopting this little guy but the shelter has done the wrong thing by you. Gosh the shelter needs a kick up the ---.
    $400 is on the high end as well.
    I volunteer a two shelters and know of quiet a few private rescues. I know that this dog wouldn't have been adopted out unless all clear or given you all the health details and you then agree with the full understanding of the treatment.
    Ringworm is very common in pound pups and usually because of a weak immune system.
    At least you have been to your vet. I assume they tested via a scraping or under the blue light?
    Capstar is good and I hope he has been wormed by an all wormer.
    And I agree with feeding him a good quality food. I would also recommend Eagle Pack Holistic puppy.
    It is a pain and hard work. Good luck with him.

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