She has some scarring on her muzzle and legs. I wonder what she's seen and been through in her 9 months. She has exceptionally good doggie manners and she's picking up on our expectations quickly. I am not worried about her getting along or fitting in, I just want to help make things as easy as possible on her.
Here's an update on little Kenzie:
She's still eating like a piggie, but I'm now giving her two smaller meals instead of one big one. The bowl with bumps in it doesn't seem to be slowing her down much at the moment.
She wees outside fine but is a bit reluctant to poo outside. Sometimes it takes me 45 minutes of walking until she's ready to poo. I expect this will get better with time.
She has had some accidents in her crate, but that's my fault. The crate is too big for her so I probably need to install the panel to section it off. The other times were after I've taken her out but after a really long walk she still didn't poo so I thought that she didn't need to. I'm still getting used to her schedule and the number of poos she does in a day.
She seems to drink A LOT of water. Should I keep making it available to her all the time? She'll drink all the water that's in the bowl in her crate then I'll take her outside and she'll wee. Then drink lots of water from the water bowl outside and won't wee again outside. I'm guessing I should let her drink as much water as she wants but stay outside with her for 20 minutes after her last drink. What do you think?
When she is in her crate and she has to go potty she doesn't let me know until after she's already gone. Her crying woke me up at 2am last night and I was thinking that she needed to go outside. She had already weed and pooed in the crate and wanted it cleaned up.
Thanks again for all of your help!!!
Yes, always make sure she has water available. I would also have her checked out. How is her weight compared to the amount of food she consumes?? Her appetite and thrist may be a hint of a health issue.
Having had dogs with bladder issues I always encourage drinking. It is well worth it healthwise, just more painful for us humans to enusre they can access soemwhere to toilet.
A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
An optimist sees the glass as half full;
A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.
I have her first check up with the vet scheduled on Monday. He said to give her a week to settle in and then bring her for a check up.
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