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my dog peed on the bed while asleep, is she sick?

September 19th, 2003, 10:52 PM
I have a 2 year old female choccolate lab. She is fully house trained, but had an accident the other day. She was having a nap with me on my bed, cuddling up against my legs, and i woke up in a puddle of pee, with her still asleep and the absolute certainty that it wasn't me who had peed the bed.
I know dogs sometimes purposly pee on the bed, but i've never heard of this happening while they are asleep.... is my dog sick? should i get her checked out for bladder problems?

September 20th, 2003, 08:16 AM
Definitely take a urine sample to your vet! It could be a UTI which will need antibiotics, or it could also be something called "spay incontinence" which is easily treated with a short course of hormones.

Either way, a classic symptom of incontinence is "leaking" while they are relaxed. Glad it's not you peeing the bed! :) (Although I am sure there are forums for that too....)

September 20th, 2003, 02:48 PM
thanks a lot for your reply.....i've been keeping an eye on her, and she has been acting completely normal and it hasn't happend again. i do have an appointment for her coming up for a booster shot in a couple of days, so i will deffenitely mention it to the vet while i'm there. it was weird because she had never done that before......hopefully it was only a one time thing., but for now she will be sleeping on her own bed on the floor just in case......