Post # 1
Hello everyone 🙂
We have a very sweet (approx) 3 year old hound. She is a rescue and when we first adopted her she had really bad separation anxiety. We’ve had her for almost two year now. Her anxiety is much better and she seems really well adjusted. However, she will go a crazy amount of time without going pee. I’m talking 15+ hrs sometimes. She has done this the entire we’ve had her. She doesn’t have accidents and she doesn’t appear to be in any pain or discomfort. Some of it seems to be laziness. For instance if we take her out before bed she usually seems annoyed and wont even try to use the bathroom. Sometimes she’ll even pretend to go, like she’ll squat for a second and then stop. Her bathroom behavior is peculiar, if she needs to make a bm, she has to find the perfect spot and will take FOREVER looking for it. I just don’t understand how she can go 24 hours and only pee two times.
Our other dogs pee every single time we take them outside, even if we’ve just been out they still go. I was just wondering if we should be concerned. I’d hate to have this be some sort of obvious sign of something that we just overlook.
Post # 3
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
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
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
@ImaStarr: no advice, only wanted to say that that picture is ADORABLE!!! they look like best friends!
Post # 7
@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
@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
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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
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!
Post # 11
@tksjewelry: We spent winter break in PA, we live in FL. She was *so* unhappy when it was time to go outside. If there was snow, she would hide so she didn’t have to go outside. She actually developed this weird thing called limber tail where her tail was just limp because she was too cold. She’s always been very sensitive to heat/cold.
@FutureMrsT1221: Thanks! We were in the car, it was lucky DH looked back and caught that moment of adorable. They really are best buddies!
Thanks for all of the responses! It’s reassuring other dogs do this too. 🙂