Urine Soiling Away from Home

Anxitane can Help with Social Anxiety

I have a 5-year old female border terrier who is almost the perfect pet. The problem is that I cannot bring her with me when I visit someone else’s home. Even if I let her empty out before we enter, the first thing she does (even on a leash) is mark her spot. She does this going to the vet or to the groomer. I would like her to come with me when I play at my weekly card games (like my former companion did) but cannot trust her.

Dr. Nichol:
We can’t all be the perfect guest: witty, charming, and finish the evening without a faux pas. Your almost perfect border terrier would clear that bar if she could just overcome her social anxiety. If you play your cards right her good house training skills will emerge, allowing you to avoid the humiliation of those unfortunate “accidents”. You are right to give Nervous Nellie an opportunity to urinate prior to those wingdings but the poor kid has sweaty palms away from home, undoubtedly worried about the way she’s dressed.

Set the tone for the first day of the rest of Nellie’s life by relaxing as the two of you make a quiet entrance to the card room. As your subordinate she will follow suit as she watches your most subtle body language for behavioral cues. Breathe from your tummy.

There is more you can do to reduce the risk of being handed a mop just as you are about to bluff your way past a pair of deuces. Dog diapers will captivate your friends and provide evidence of Nellie’s good behavior. You can deal her an even stronger hand by pretreating her 12 hours and then 2 hours prior to the game with Anxitane, the natural chewable supplement containing the amino acid l-theanine, also found in green tea. It’s clinically proven to reduce the signs of mild to moderate fear and anxiety in dogs and cats. Our cat Tony came out ahead the last time he stayed at the kennel. We told the staff they could let him do whatever he wanted as long as he didn’t play cards. We’re still trying to figure out where he got the Rolex.