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Inappropriate elimination Owner Factsheet

Inappropriate elimination is defined as any episode of urination or defaecation outside of the area where the pet has been trained to go. A behaviour problem can cause inappropriate elimination, but medical issues should always be investigated first. If the problem is medical, treatment depends on the underlying cause. Behavioural problems may resolve with improved training, stress management, and/or anti-anxiety medications. The treatment plan should never include punishment.

What is inappropriate elimination?

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What are the medical causes of inappropriate elimination?

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What behavioural problems can cause inappropriate elimination?

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How will my vet diagnose the problem?

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How can inappropriate elimination be treated?

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