Dog Health Questions? Ask a Dog Vet for Answers ASAP
Hello! My name isXXXXX and I'm a licensed veterinarian with over 13 yrs of experience and I would like to try and help. I'm sorry that you are having to deal with this- quite frustrating I imagine! The good news is that your puppy actually sounds very smart! I agree, that if she is able to sleep through the night on the couch without urinating, she likely does not have a urinary tract infection. Have you noticed any wetness on her vulva throughout the day when she is up and about? The reason I ask this is because bulldogs are prone to something called an ectopic ureter and they will drip urine.
And do you always see her squatting to urinate or is the area where she has been resting just wet and you assumed she urinated?
Are you there?
It appears that you are offline and unable to chat at this time. I will check back in a little while. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Jen Rokke, DVM
I'm sorry. I didn't see your chat appear. I have never noticed her leaking. She always squats to urinate. And when she's in her crate, it's definite squatting that she's doing.
It starts off that she sniffs around the surface, whether that be the blanket or crate mat; she circles repeatedly and then begins furiously scratching it as if she were building a nest; and then she squats and pees. After she did this today, she remained in the crate just sitting there. I checked back later and she was asleep in the crate on the mat. And the blanket on top of the mat where she urinated was in a ball toward the back of the mat.
Definitely makes sense. And it's okay to keep her tightly confined overnight?
Ok... I will definitely give it a try. Thank you!
Are we able to reconnect after a few days if I continue to struggle? I've never used this site before; so, I wasn't sure if I had to resubmit a new question.
Excellent. Will do.