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Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
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My 12 year old Golden and I are on a cross country trip as

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My 12 year old Golden and I are on a cross country trip as part of a move. He has not urinated since yesterday. He is eating and drinking normally and does not appear to be in distress. How long should I wait until taking him to an e-vet? Alternatively, is there something that I can to stimulate going? He has not defecated either. He has always loved being in the car.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.

Hi JaCustomer,

My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

Dogs can hold their urine for some time before it becomes an issue. Now if he was trying to urinate and unable to, then that would concern me more. That would be an emergency. I've had dogs that held it for 24 hours though when they got outside, they went. If he is panting more or in a car with the windows up, his fluid requirements might be higher than normal and thus he may not need to urinate as often. I wouldn't worry at this point, but if he doesn't urinate tomorrow, I'd have him checked over.

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Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Fergus. How is everything going?
Jane Lefler