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How long has she been doing this?
How long have you been in the apartment?
Is she spayed?
Is the urine normal smelling?
Is it the normal color?
Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
Since your dog is a 7 year old spayed female, I actually think what you're seeing is urinary incontinence.The urination you describe...when she's laying down...that comes and goes...and that she seems to have no control over tells me that it's very likely that we are dealing with incontinence, but just to make sure, you should have her seen by her vet for a quick check up...just to rule out things like urinary tract infections or other issues of the urinary tract.If that all comes back clear, then it's likely we're dealing with incontinence. If that's the case, then it might be a good idea to talk to your vet about getting her started on a medication made for dogs with this issue. Two of the biggies are DES and Proin.More information on DES can be found here: http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_diethylstilbestrol__des_.html
You can read more about Proin here:
Usually using one of these meds will get this under control.
I hope this helps.
Not particularly. Since the urine is usually colorless and odorless, it's possible she does it at the other house as well, but perhaps he just doesn't notice.