Urine Incontenance

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Please no condescending comments or jabs, just want to get my dog some help:

I apoligize for not posting in forever, but I really need some advice now.  As some of you may remember Shelbi has urine incontenance.  She has been on Proin 50 for 5 years, we have just recently (about 1 month) changed her dose to Proin 75.

The urine incontenance is getting worse as is expected with age ( she is 8).

We are now to the point of she can not make it 10 hours without urinating in the house (kitchen with floating floor).  I leave for work at 6:30am and my husband gets home at about 4:30 pm.

I have a vet appointment for this evening at 5:45 CST, but any wisdom I could get would be great.  My husband is not very nice to her when he has to clean this up, and his solution is outside during the day with a heat lamp (Missouri winter).  This is not acceptable to me.  If we put her in a crate in the kitchen she will pee in the crate.  I understand that this is because she truly can not help herself, but my husband is old school and said dogs belong outside anyways and that they never pee where they have to sleep.  She has even peed unknowingly on her own dog bed in the kitchen.

Any advice on things you have done to assist with this problem would be excellant.

Thank you,

Jeri

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I believe that I ahve foudn my solution.  Thank you to all that viewed.

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Dobermans are not suited to be 'outside' only dogs. They want to be with their human family and they want to be as close as possible.

Wish you luck in educating your husband about the breed.

What was the 'solution' you came up with?