Saturday, January 22, 2011

Eddie - update

Thank you everyone for your comments here on the blog, via email and facebook.

I can't use belly bands for two reasons. Eddie is so round that it doesn't fit very well. Try putting a belly band on a balloon. Now you know what I am working with here. lol. Also, when he pees he PEES A LOT so it soaks the pad and belly band so much that he is then walking around the house "dripping" Yea, that is LOADS of fun!

I did try the pee pads but it is 50/50 that he actually uses them. I honestly think sometimes he just can't help it.

So.....

Today we bought Eddie diapers. Hopefully this will work. We also bought him a track suit.. LOL! I was told that extreme heat or extreme cold can be harder on dogs with heart failure. Yea, well tell Eddie that he isn't allowed to go outside and be with me. He is totally fine when I leave for work but it is like he knows the difference of me going out the door to go to work and me going out the door to do stuff in the barn or garage. He totally freaks out. I have been dressing him in a sweater and then a coat on top of that but still he seems cold... today when we were at PetSmart they had 50% off clothes and we found this really warm track suit. It is so funny!

Well lets hope this diaper think works.

3 comments:

Allison at Novice Life said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for Eddie -- lets see pics of him in his track suit! LOL

Roberta @ Silverwalk said...

yep - need a pic or two of Eddie in his track suit. Isn't is amazing how dogs know when/why we are leaving? My dogs, for the most part, are quiet when I am gone - but when they see my car coming, the race to the driveway end of the fence begins with the barks and howls "good morning - about time you got home!" Good luck with the diapers. Apply for a grant to cover the cost.

shona said...

Amy, I went thru the same thing with my beagle, I found thay baby diapers work just as well and cost less money you may have to play with the size...