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Dog peeing in the house - Answered by Dr. Slome

October 13th, 2003, 09:58 PM
I have a quick question about my Rottweiller. He's about 6 years old and has never had a problem with peeing in the house, but since I found out I was pregnant about 8 months ago, he hasn't been able to stop. Every night before we go to bed I let him out for 15min, but when I wake up in the morning he's either went on my carpet in the dinning room or by my leather chair. Nowhere else in the house except those two spots. What can I do and why is he doing this? Can he sense something from me? We have other childen and this never occured...

Jim Button
October 13th, 2003, 10:11 PM
Pheranomes in the air? He is marking his territory at a guess.

October 21st, 2003, 08:29 AM
First off, is he neutered? If not then get him neutered. Secondly, you may have to decide on whether this is a bladder infection or some other medical problem or whether it is behavioural ( yes, sometimes they do detect some changes and you may also be making changes to the house in anticipation of the new arrival). You will need to consider having his urine checked for a bladder infection or crystals/stones, and if this is ruled out, you will need to discuss with your Vet, possible behaviour approaches to help this problem.

Good luck and hope all goes well with the rest of the pregancy.

Martin Slome DVM

Centre Street Animal Hospital
Promenade Village Shoppes
7700 Bathurst Street Unit 40-42
Thornhill, On
L4J 7Y3
Tel: (905) 771-9855

October 30th, 2003, 10:50 AM
I agree with what the vet has to say concerning your Rottweiller. You may also take into consideration that your dog is getting older and requires some of your special attention. It has been part of your household for 6 years and can't understand what is going on. Dividing up your time between everyone -- dog included -- might be very helpful.

Nancy Kitching 2003

Nancy Kitching
Dog Trainer Member of CAPPT, CKC, OKC (Ottawa Kennel Club), and Bytown Obedience Club in Ottawa.
156 Fairhaven
Hudson, Quebec J0P 1H0

Tel: 450-458-3165