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We have an 18 month old dog who is starting to urinate in

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We have an 18 month old dog who is starting to urinate in the house.
We're not even sure when she's doing it, but we're finding wet spots.
She will urinate outside....and goes out frequently with our other dog.
We had her in a crate at night and about a month ago, we allowed her out to sleep with us. I know...bad idea.
What should we do?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

1) How long has this been an issue?
2) Are you seeing any other changes such as alterations in food and water consumption?
3) Is she spayed?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I would say it's been an issue for about a month. No other issues. Food fine. She drinks lots of water...always has. She's so active. She is spayed
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Excellent. Thank you for the additional info.

Allowing her to sleep with you is not likely to be the primary cause for accidents in the house. An 18 months old spayed female dog is, however, likely to have a urinary tract infection with these symptoms. I would recommend having her examined by your vet and her urine checked for abnormalities. Chance are your vet will locate bacteria and place her on a course of antibiotics and the urination in the house should stop once the UTI is treated.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Checking in, JACustomer. How is your girl today?