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Old August 18th, 2009, 08:23 PM
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Question Should I be concerned?

My Yorkie is very normal in almost every way, I think, but thereis something that is concerning me. He has the disgusting habit of licking up other animals' pee. When I take him out he almost always finds some pee to lick up, whether the pee is on the grass, or on the sidewalk. I have smelled the smell of stale pee on his face lots of times, but I just wonder if I ought to be worried...
He has eaten another dog's poop once or twice, but the pee is almost every time we go for a walk.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 09:51 PM
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is he neutered?
i have never had my girl do this, but i have seen many intact males do this - not certain if its a 'guy thing' or not...nor am i 100% positive it would be rectified with neutering (although neutering is always a good idea!).
generally speaking though, dogs smell and lick as a way of determining who's who - while it is rather disgusting to us, it is quite normal for them.
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Old August 19th, 2009, 01:06 PM
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He licks up pee

He is not neutered. I can't seem to locate a low-cost neutering option here in Windsor. I have gotten several different quotes, all in the several hundred dollar range. One was actually $350 plus blood work and taxes! I laughed to myself and walked out...!
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that's a little high, but not very high. It's a cost to be expected when you get a pup.
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Old August 19th, 2009, 01:44 PM
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He is not neutered. I can't seem to locate a low-cost neutering option here in Windsor. I have gotten several different quotes, all in the several hundred dollar range. One was actually $350 plus blood work and taxes! I laughed to myself and walked out...!
That's CHEAP compared to our city of Calgary. We just had our female dog spayed a few months ago, and it cost us $485.00 for the spay & microchip. Can you call any vet clinics outside of Windsor? Generally the smaller towns have better prices.
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Old August 19th, 2009, 02:00 PM
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Geez...! I can recall when a spay was only $150.00. and a neuter was $200.00, and this was in a huge Ontario urban city. it was typically always more expensive for dogs than cats.
Inflation...maybe, but it's all about business - and covering costs of overhead, bills, etc...
As far as costs being less in smaller communities - not necessarily true!

I guess after the initial spay or neuter of a new pet, pet insurance will be the way to go...
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