5 Year Old Dog Piddling When Lying Down

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My five year old Pit Bull Boxer mix female dog has started randomly "piddling" in the house. She is a very well disciplined dog and is well trained to go outside. She is normally able to easily hold it for 8+ hours at a time if need be. Her urination is only a tiny bit and it is when she is laying down. I have not scolded her, but only cleaned up the messes and gave her the chance to go outside because I know it isn't purposeful. She is fixed and has been for years. Could it be a urinary tract infection or a bladder infection? Please help me help my dog. Thank you.


By Jamie

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April 9, 20130 found this helpful

Yes! please take your fur baby to the Veterinarian. There might be an infection or something else going on with her to make her piddle in the house. Good luck

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April 9, 20130 found this helpful

Has she had a litter (or more than one)? I don't know much about Pits but I raised AKC Boxers for over 40 years in the US and saw this happen a lot with females who'd whelped at least one litter, even if later spayed.

Since this condition (prolapse) is increasingly uncomfortable for the dog, and is often accompanied by a UTI, the best thing you can do for your girl is have her into the vet ASAP. The vet will test her for the infection and examine her for the prolapse, then advise you on how to avoid a recurrence. She may need surgery if the prolapse is severe; the surgery is highly effective and at 5 years old she should tolerate the anesthesia well with a rapid recovery from the surgery.


Poor baby, and good on you for not punishing her for the accidents. You're right that she cannot control it.

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