Post # 1
Our 7 year old beagle started peeing in the house recently.
History of dog. He is a rescue. My DH adopted him after he was abondoned by 2 previous owners. He was about 3-4 years old when DH got him. He had free range of DH’s apartment at all times when he lived with him. When DH and dog moved in with me (dog was about 5 years old), we started crating him when we are not home.
So everything has been fine for almost 2 years. He had the occassional peeing in the house. It has happened maybe 4-5 times in all the time the dog has lived with me. I didn’t really think much of it. I wasn’t happy but I thought things happen.
But yesterday, he peed 3 times in the house. I was livid.
I think DH is going to take him to the vet. Has any one had any experience with an adult (but not senior) dog that started peeing?
Post # 3
@ajillity81: Definitely take him to the vet. My 7 year old corgi started doing this about 6 months ago. It turns out he has a problem with his kidneys. We don’t really know what caused it but we treated his symptoms and the peeing stopped.
Has the beagle started drinking more water?
Post # 4
We had an adult dog (she was about 5-6) suddenly start peeing in the house. It turned out she had a UTI.
Post # 5
Agreed on the vet. Our dog did this, he had a uti and a kidney issue. It was too late by the time we got him in and treated so please go soon.
Post # 6
@ajillity81: my dog started doing this a fewr years back. he had a UTI ans crystals in the urine. hes now recovered but is on a special dog food and cannot have any treats/snacks other than what is vet approved. it sucks, but its preventing him getting kidney stones which would be way worse.
Post # 7
@MrsWishyWashy: he is not drinking any more or less than normal.
@adoc86: @stephee: @Pixie26:
eek, thank you for all the feedback. i will get right on DH about making a vet appointment for the dog ASAP.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I agree, vet asap! I know it’s hard, but try not to get mad at the dog. It’s probably a health issue and really not his fault. Even if it’s not a health thing, it could be some behavioral issue caused by change, stress, etc and also not really his fault.
I can relate, one of my kitties has crystals in her urine and we’re still working on the right treatment. It is SOOOOO irritating when she pees on the floor when I KNOW she can use the litter box just fine, but I really try not to get mad because I know it’s not her fault. (Not to mention, she is probably in discomfort.)
Post # 9
Definitely take him to the vet and have him checked out just in case. My 12 year old dog started suddenly having accidents right in front of us, and it did turn out to be a problem with his kidneys. He was also obsessed with water, so that might not be what it is in your case, but it doesn’t hurt to be on the safe side.
Post # 10
When a potty trained animal suddenly starts having accidents, they are telling you there is something wrong. Usually it’s a health issue, (a UTI, kidney problems, etc), but occassionally it’s something else, like an emotional trauma. Your vet should always be your first stop, though, when something like this happens.
Post # 11
Definitely sounds like a health issue, not a behavioral issue. Could be UTI or kidney issues. Poor guy.