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Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
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why does my dog pee when laying down

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My 2 yr old Cocker Spanial just peed while awake, but lying down. He stopped giving us signs he has to go out, like ringing the bell on the door. He did this in our bed too.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 10 years ago.
HiCustomer

It sounds as if he has developed a urinary tract infection. Common symptoms of a urinary tract infection are frequent urination, dribbling urine, blood in the urine, squatting frequently to urinate,, strong odor to the urine, inappropriate urination and straining to urinate as well as an increase in fluid intake. I believe you need to have your Vet check your dog out so it can get medication for the problem as he already has inappropriate urination and dribbling urine.

A dog with a UTI does not always show all the symptoms and typically displays 2 or 3. I do urge you to have your dog seen by a vet.

Hope this helps.