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Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by woofiewaffles, Apr 5, 2021.


  1. woofiewaffles

    woofiewaffles PetForums Newbie

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    Hi my 17 1/2 year old JRT wont toilet on walks anymore. Never had any problems with pottying in the past. Hes mostly blind and deaf and I think he has a bit of dementia, but is mostly a happy boy. Any ideas?
     
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    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    I've asked the mods to move your thread to the appropriate forum. :)
     
  3. Ian246

    Ian246 PetForums VIP

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    Is it a problem? Do you mean he’s toileting in the house? I mean, presumably he’s going somewhere? If not at all, get him to the vet ASAP.
     
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    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    Might be that he's anxious out of his known home area and can't relax enough to toilet. As long as he's toileting in the garden I'd not worry. At 17 you have to allow him some little quirks. Cherish him, they aren't around long enough.
     
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    Nicola234 PetForums Senior

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    Hi I’d think with being blind and deaf, it’s probably a confidence thing, I wouldn’t worry as long as he’s toileting in the garden where he feels safe
     
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    woofiewaffles PetForums Newbie

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    Hey thanks all for your replies, he does toilet in the garden, with occassional accidents inside but nothing we cant cope with. Hes still a gorgeous old sweetie.
     
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    Oh, OK. You're lucky - our 17.5 year old Lab-X now pretty much uses the house (usually his bed), though he will go outside if the timing is perfect - he's in a similar state to your JRT with a bit of CCD, I think, but he also has a neurological problem which affects his back legs a bit and I think it now means he really has little control over his bowels: when it happens, it happens. Sad, but like yours he's still a very sweet dog.
     
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