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Jul 16, 2011 9:01 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
It will do no good to offer the treat to coax him out. Maybe you will just have to let him hide while you are having a quake. As soon as it's over take him outside to go potty. Keep him in a flight kennel when not with him. Take him directly outdoors as soon as you take him out of the kennel. Watch for ways he signals having to go potty. Also clean all areas that he has had an potty accident your normal way, then use a mix of 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water to clean the entire area again. This gets rid of the pheromones that trigger him to potty indoors.

As far as the leg is concerned, if it only gets sore when playing outdoors maybe you could put a pad on that area for outdoor time? Have you talked to a vet to see what they say about long term skeletal problems with the leg and without the leg?
I know I have to watch Petrie's back leg joints to make sure he doesn't start up with problems. So far, since the muscles have built up and are supporting the leg bones, he is not having any problems. I had to do a lot of physical therapy with him to get him where he is today.

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