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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2008, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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dog bed incontenance

We recently purchased a "doggie couch" bed made by Dallas Mfg Co which had cedar and polyester filling in the cushion on which our Airdale laid. She is a 31/2 yr old spayed pup - full of pep, etc.

Within a few weeks of her using the new bed, she started to become incontinent periodically - every three to four nights. Over the next few weeks, the frequency increased to nightly.

Every test - blood, sterile urine, ultrasound, proved negative,while her energy level decreased noticeably,

As a last resort, before seeing a specialist, I purchased a new bed and on the FIRST night, her bed stayed dry! Over the last week, her energy has returned and we have our "puppy' back.

Has anyone out there ever had an experience like this? I would love to hear from you.

Thanks, Janet
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2008, 05:26 PM
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i've never heard of that happening but something with that bed must be affecting the dog

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urine + cedar = toxic fumes

I'm not sure that would cause her to have bladder issues though. You should post in the dog section. Most people won't notice this up here


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Not sure why that happened. Mention what fixed it to your vet. They may have a better idea.

And yah, like marmilla said - this is for questions about the forum itself.

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When I read the first part of your post I thought the problem was just the urinating on the bed. I immediately thought that maybe she didn't like the smell of the cedar and was trying to cover it up. I had a dog do that whenever I washed his blanket and used fabric softner.
I never knew that urine and cedar made toxic fumes but maybe she started to urinate to cover the cedar smell and then the urine/cedar combo made her sick.
I am glad that you figured it out and she is well again.

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