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dog: housebroke is now urinating in the bed and on the floor why

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my neautered dog who is housebroke is now urinating in the bed and on the floor why?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  DanaDVM replied 11 years ago.
 When was he neutered? Any other changes like increase water consumption?? Blood in the urine?

Dr.V

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Vamvakias's Post: neutered 3 years ago, no increased water and no blood in urine. he is eating and playing. he is 4 years old. he was sleeping in bed with me and just urinated alot without knowing it. I have been puting him out more now 7 am this morning when i got home at 10.30 the floor was wet
Expert:  DanaDVM replied 11 years ago.

 You need to take him in so the can evaluate the urine. This loss of control is alarming and can be due to an infection or something more serious like diabetes (although he is young). I recommend an appt as soon as possible so that the appropriate medications can help. Infections can increase urgency and accidents...the infections can be present +/- blood.


Dr.V

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
my kids just got a new puppy that comes over do you think it is territorial or can he sense a female in heat/
Expert:  DanaDVM replied 11 years ago.

 If the dog is in heat that definately can be the problem...


but neutered dogs tend not to mark very often...especially if they didn't in the beginning.


If the dog is in heat it shouldn't be in your house..if it is a little puppy...I still think a vet should rule out an infection, mainly because he wouldn't urinate in the bed while sleeping if there was no problem.


Dr.V

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Vamvakias's Post: i have penicillin from before i dont have money at this time for vet. the dog is 60 lbs how much do i give him there 500mg pills this should treat infection if he has one
Expert:  DanaDVM replied 11 years ago.

 I can't recommend the use of the medication unless an infection is present.  If you have a vet established, you can take the urine sample in and have it evaluated. An average urinalysis runs about $20.


Dr.V

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
dog problem stopped when new puppy was given away

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