My Dog has a Weak Bladder
Tags: dogs, weak, bladder, pee
Weak Bladder with My Puppy
Question Comment 1: Our dog has been having a problem with wetting his crate, sometimes as often as 3 times a day. I've tried cutting back on his water, I'm thinking that he might have a bladder infection? He does have his dry days, but there are some days where he can't hold it. Our dog is 2 years old by the way.
Check with a vet. I just put our two-year-old puppy outdoors after 20 hours indoors. He could have asked to go out at any time and stayed inside when Eva went out.
Comment 2: I guess this isn't really the same topic -but maybe...
Is there anything you can do to stop a dog who pees at the drop of a hat? I've noticed a lot of dogs at work who will pee if you simply say their name, or touch them, out of excitement, stress, submissive, etc.
Seems as if we're constantly mopping up piddles from these dogs. And the owners say it's very normal for these dogs and you can tell it drives them bananas.
Can anything be done? I can't say it's just young/younger dogs or older dogs -
Piddle here, piddle there, piddle every where :-)
Comment 3: Our dog submissive urinated when I first adopted her. I had to learn to avoid the triggers, but doing this not only prevents the dog for submissive urination but gradually reduces its tendency to submissive urination over time. I assume that avoiding stressing the dog helps raise its confidence around people, so that eventually it will not submissive urinate in response to things which would have had that effect originally.
Some simple things I did included ignoring our dog when I first came home and being careful to use non-threatening voice tones around her. It turned out to be a wonderful opportunity for me to work on my training skills because I had to work with a typically stubborn malamute without doing anything to set off submissive urination.
Submissive urination is addressed in a number of books and articles. I believe Dr. Nicholas Dodman includes it in his book The Dog Who Loved Too Much.
Definitely take him to the vet. Take a urine sample from the first pee in the morning. He might have an infection that can be cleared up easily.
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