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Older Dog Peeing in the House

I have a 10 year old Lab that is peeing in the house. It is always on her bed. I have changed the bed thinking once done that she will not do it again. She did on the new bed. I have taken her to the vet and her health is good (bloodwork and urine work). She is outside all day with her buddy, but she will go within 30 minutes of being in the house. I now keep her in the mud room and even put a puppy pad down. She still pees on the bed. Now she gets nothing. Help.

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By Doris

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February 19, 20120 found this helpful
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This is a common problem. Your dog is not aware she is being naughty. In fact she is may not be aware of what is happening. Doggie diapers are not expensive and work very well. Dogs don't seem to mind wearing them. Some are quite fashionable.

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February 18, 20120 found this helpful

Has she had puppies, even a long time ago, maybe more than one litter? Having a litter of pups is hard on the mum's bladder but may take years to show up. Repeat litters will weaken the mother's bladder muscles to the point that when she reaches either older years or has extra weight on her, she will 'dribble' whilst lying down.

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She's probably 'dribbling' whilst out of doors - not something you'd notice unless you are looking for it. Watch her next time she's outside lying down-look for a damp patch on her haunch when she stands up.

Kinda surprised the vet didn't mention this as a possibility. Also surprised the vet didn't tell you about doggie diapers. Don't laugh, the product makes life a lot easier for an older dog with incontinence that he/she can't help experiencing.

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February 18, 20120 found this helpful

Could be estrogen-induced incontinence. Fairly common in large, older, spayed female dogs. The vet I work for usually prescribes either Phyto-B or Proin. Ask your vet about it. Also, has a urinalysis been done?

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