As you may know, Wendy suffers from a bit of incontinence. In fact, that is the reason that it took her 3-4 years to be placed in a forever home. Since taking her in, we have simply fallen in love and have been determined to find a way to manage the incontinence so we could keep her (in our newly recarpeted home).
She went to the vet yesterday and he is working on the medical end. She happens to have a bladder infection at present, which is a recurring theme for her. While he tries to manage it medically though, we have found a solution so that she can have the run of the house without damaging the rugs. In case any of you ever should need this, I highly recommend it! It is called a Tinkle Trouser, and it holds a diaper in place. For those of you who have seen photos of Wendy's belly draggin' on the floor, you can probably imagine that fancy pants from the pet store were not going to stay in place. This garment has a harness around the neck, straps around the belly, and straps up between the legs that all connect by plastic clasps in the center of the back. It is easy to put on (she cooperates) and best of all, IT WORKS! It is a little more expensive than the fancy pants ($52 plus s/h for a size to fit dogs 30-40 lbs) but certainly much cheaper than replacing the carpets througout the house. She seems perfectly comfortable in it. The vet does not feel that having a diaper in place will have an adverse impact on her health either. The web address (if I'm not mistaken) is www.tinkletrousers.com, or you can find it by browsing for the product name.