Our dog just started peeing at night…

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Where is she wetting? By the door? In her crate? In the bed? How much water is she drinking at night? Could it be a UTI? How old is she? Is she signaling to be let out at night and you just aren’t hearing her?

Post # 5
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Worker bee

Has she had a recent checkup at the vet? Could be a urinary tract infection, or just physiological issues (older female dogs like older female humans sometimes have leakage) but you might want to have a physical exam and blood work to rule out other issues. It could also be behavioral – upset at the move or other things.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Do you have any idea if it’s wetting in her sleep or if she’s marking the new bed? Where did you get the bed? Ordered online? Target? A pet store? Is it possible another dog marked the bed and she doesn’t like it?

It could be age/incontinence, but the bed thing seems a little too coincidental. If it were my pup, I’d try swapping out the bed to see if that makes any difference, and then go in for a urinalysis, in case it is a bladder/kidney infection. 

Also odd that it’s only happening at night. Is that the only time she’s on her bed or does she sleep on it all day? 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Well the reason it could be happening at night is that she is asleep, wakes up needs to pee immediately and cannot make it to you in enough time. But if she is peeing on her bed or where she is sleeping then it could even be neurological issues, like being unable to empty out her bladder. If she has arthritis or even painful hips getting into a position to urinate could be painful and she might not be emptying out her bladder on her last visit out at night and it could be leakage.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d take her to the vet.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@cmeeks:  My dog started peeing when asleep and needed prescription meds for incontinence called Proin. She was only 6-7 when she first needed it, but it has really helped. The vet said incontinence is common in female dogs who have been spayed. We determined that it wasn’t behavioral at all, ruled out a UTI and then incontinence was the clear cause as happened when she was sleeping and we noticed she’d leak a little bit after having just gone outside. She was so sad about it!

 

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