Dog holds her bladder for a crazy amount of time!!

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
15016 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’ve got one who is a crazy holder too, but only when it’s cold. She hates the cold so much that she will hide to avoid going outside until she absolutely has too. I’ve worried she would cause herself a bladder infection by holding it that way but our vet said not to worry and that she will go when she has too. Our other dog has a pee bladder  so she runs out and goes like a superpeer. 

Post # 4
4762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Our dog is like that and always has been. She’s 12 now and has only ever asked to go out once when she had diarrhea. She pees almost every time we take her out, but never seems to have an issue with the timing. Sometimes she goes out at 6AM, or some days not until 11AM. She’s the same with food- she never wakes us up in the morning to get fed. My husband got her as a puppy and he’s pretty laid back, so I guess she just is too. She is really well behaved- never begs for food at the table, doesn’t jump, etc. I don’t think you need to worry, just try to take them out as often as you can 🙂

Post # 5
6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Our lab holds her pee for about 12 hours.  I’ve noticed at 5pm she downs the entire bowl of water and then goes out about 4 or 5 times before bed.  She also then drinks a half bowl of water.  I brought it up with the Vet and he said as long as she’s drinking water and going to the bathroom she’s fine.   She’s only had one accident and that was when we were on vacation and had a dog sitter.


Post # 6
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ImaStarr:  no advice, only wanted to say that that picture is ADORABLE!!! they look like best friends!

Post # 7
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@ImaStarr:  I have a friend who trained both of her dogs to go out twice a day.  They can totally hold it that long, it just depends on the individual dog’s body!  

Post # 8
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ImaStarr:  This is not strange at all so long as you are watching for signs of dehydration 🙂

Depending on the rescue this little lady probably learned to hold her piss! I work in the office of a rescue/pet store and know that those who handle the dogs can only get two walks in a day. If this was a puppy then I would suggest a rise in concern but this is a grown dog. If you are reall concerned then I would suggest visiting your local vet. It NEVER hurts to get troublesome things checked out 🙂 

Post # 9
1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

It happens. We always say that our Golden has hollowed out one of his legs as a backup urine reservoir because he’ll go like 16-18 hours without peeing. He’s such a weird dog.

Post # 10
1973 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My dog is like this too. He is also a rescue, which I bring up because he used to have some really wierd behaviours which the vet said was probably related to him being a rescue.When we first got him he wouldn’t pee or poop where he could be seen by us (vet said he may have been afraid of being punished for using the bathroom :() He also will sometimes only go out three times in a day, once when I kick him out before breakfast, before dinner and before bed. I have talked to our vet about it and she said the same thing as yours, they will go when they need to go, and not to worry about it. But yes it is wierd! Especially when you are used to dogs who act completely different!

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