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For the past few weeks our dog has been peeing in the house. We can't figure out why. We live in California so I can't imagine it's to cold outside for her, however, it has been colder that usual. We've had her for over 2 years and this is the first time she's done this since we got her. We usually wake up to find her mess somewhere in the house. She seems to do it at night instead of going outside. The other day my wife actually caught her doing it right in front of her.

Any suggestions as to why she may be doing this?

Thanks!

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I'd take her to the vet asap to make sure she doesn't have a uriniary tract infection- these are not unusual, and have to be treated with antibiotics so that complications don't arise-
 

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Thanks. Are you saying that she may have to pee so bad that she can't hold it? Based on where she sleeps, it's much easier for her to just walk outside then to go to the back of the house.
 

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I think when a dog's established behavior changes suddenly, whether it's peeing in the house, aggression against dogs or humans,etc., it's good practice to rule out a physical cause first.

One of my student's 10 month old pup started peeing in the house suddenly- on her bed, in the kitchen, on the living room carpet- he had been housebroken for months and she thought he was just regressing- it turned out that he did indeed have a urinary tract infection- 2 weeks on Clavimox cleared it up and he's back to normal now.

Your dog may or may not have a urinary tract infection, but having her checked out by your vet is a good place to start with solving the problem.

Please let us know how it goes- good luck!
 

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Any suggestions as to why she may be doing this?[/b]

Doesn't matter why, Provided there is not a medical cause. It happens and there is no way of actually knowing why. We can speculate all you want but the solution is to begin house training all over again. The good thing is the second, third, fourth etc time is faster than the last.
 

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UTI!

She should stop once the UTI is cleared up. They can be tricky, though, so be sure to follow your vet's instructions very carefully!

There's lots about them in the Health and Genetics forum here. Very common for girl dogs.
 

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Thank you very much. We'll definitely take her to the vet to find out what's going on.

I knew you folks would know.

LD
 
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