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If your dog is peeing when lying down it is most likely due to a medical problem such as an infection. A trip to the vet is the best way to determine the cause and resolve this issue. This is a page about why your dog pees inside when lying down.


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April 8, 2013

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


April 9, 20130 found this helpful
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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
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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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August 30, 2013

My lovely 2 year old dog Lola has begun to pee inside every time she is lying down or resting. We took her to the vet's immediately to rule out more serious problems. She had very dilute urine so he could not see a UTI and he took blood which came back fine. She was put on antibiotics to clear up a UTI that he might have missed, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything.


The thing is, we sit outside at cafes and go to other peoples houses, etc. and she can control her bladder in those situations, but as soon as we are in at home she just leaks everywhere! She was very well house trained and I am making sure to let her out every hour or so, but she doesn't really bother peeing when I do. I'm not really sure why a dog would purposely wet herself? It's very strange.

By Emma


September 5, 20130 found this helpful
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Until you find out if your baby has any medical issues with her bladder you can always purchase doggie diapers or get creative and make her a female wrap. Hope this helps both you and her.

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