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hanyoutaikyoushu:

I need some Dog health advice?

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hard to say since I’m not sure what your housing situation is? My initial thought was if you have a front yard/alternative piece of turf that you can take him out on to relieve himself on periodically, that would probably be…

Thanks (to you and everyone else that’ve given him well wishes and advice!) for the advice~

There’s not currently an easier route to the yard. The doors of my house stand about a foot and a half off the ground at all entry ways, with steep steps. I just need to figure out what the best / most sanitary way (for the dog) of handling the situation is.

I was thinking of using maybe a 3’ storage tupperware lid as a base (to protect the wood) with a layer of dirt, and a layer of grass on top of that. I’m just not sure if, technically, that is doing him no good sanitation wise or not. It’d definitely need to be dumped at least once a day, cleaned, and reconstructed. So far he’s having a lot of trouble mentally because he is trained to go in the yard. He has to go, but when he realizes he can’t get down the steps he acts upset and tries to go back into the house and just hold it.

worth a shot at least, he’s going to have to go eventually, and some turf from where he normally goes might help encourage him (being it should have the ‘right” smells and all). unless he’s prone to infection I don’t think there should be much problem so long as the ‘materials’ are changed often enough.

hanyoutaikyoushu:

I need some Dog health advice?

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hard to say since I’m not sure what your housing situation is? My initial thought was if you have a front yard/alternative piece of turf that you can take him out on to relieve himself on periodically, that would probably be your best bet, might get some extra patches of dead grass but at least it’s a similar surface and probably wouldn’t have much effect on training. If you have any such places available, then there’s just the question of if he’s able to get to those places easy enough with his current condition.

other than that if there’s absolutely no way to get him down those steps to where I’m assuming he normally goes, I’m afraid the deck sounds like the better option. Might be a lot of cleaning but do what you have to do. If it is just a muscular injury, the good news is it SHOULD clear up soon enough, depending on his age and baseline health, until then just try to make sure he takes it easy as possible. Wish I could offer more suggestions, hopefully this clears up soon.

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