we are fostering a 4yr old shih tzu from a rescue.we know she has a bladder issue because she has blood in her urine and
is straining to urinate.we will b taking her in to vet as soon as rescue coordinates it with theyre vet.once that issue is out of the way,we want to know how to address her hiding under beds and coffee table. do we just let her do it cause it makes her feel safe? or do we encourage her to come out with treats.she just wants to stay under bed and coffee table except when u leave the room,then she comes out to follow u around.she has kennel cough too and hardly makes a sound.
on Aug 8th 2013
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Understand that she is not feeling well and could have crystals or stones that require surgery. Straining to pee is a very bad sign. Make sure her anal glands are clear because that can add pressure to the region, making eliminating more uncomfortable for your dog. Whenever she is eating a healthy food well (like small breed Natural Choice) and cleared as free of all ailments by the vet, that is when the coaxing, playing and treat-training can commence. Right now she's scared and sick, and if I was a dog in the same situation, I would probably hide as well. ^_^ Hope she feels well soon!!
Tasha answered on 9/12/13. Helpful? / 0