Hi, I'm new here so forgive me if this is a common question I've missed. Recently my dog has been exhibiting a strange new behavior. She (a 2 year old mixed black Labrador/border collie) always sleeps in bed with me, and for over a year now that's been normal.
All of a sudden she's started peeing on the bed, exactly in the space where she sleeps, and she lies in it. When I touch it, it is cold, meaning it's sometime during the day.
She's an indoor dog but she is trained to go outdoors and she has a clear path out of the house which she uses.
I can't think of anything that's changed that would cause to start peeing on the bed and then coming to lie in it later. Is she marking her territory? I don't think so, because there's an awful lot of the pee. It's not just little drabs.
Any help would be appreciated. To email me, change the address to dormammu then the "at" sign, then cox, then dot, then net. Thanks.
This sounds like a veterinary problem more than a behavior problem. Take her to the vet as soon as possible. It sounds to me like she's peeing in her sleep and not aware of her incontinence.
I had the same problem a week ago.
My GSD was wetting where she slept.
I mean big full wet's.
So I took her to the vet.
Word of warning go armed with a water sample.
I had to take mine the next day.
The water was tested and all seemed ok.
I was told to take her in the beginning of the next week. For some unknown reason there were NO more wets.
So we still do not know why.
For a water sample.
Perhaps cut a margarine tub down and follow dog round garden. When dog squats pop it under works very well.
You will have fun to running round the garden.:-)
It may just be an infection.
This may be estrogen-responsive incontinence - a condition affecting some spayed females. The common complaint regarding this form of incontinence is leaking of urine while your pet is resting or sleeping. Estrogen depletion, resulting from ovary removal during spaying, apparently causes weakness of the urinary sphincter. Veterinarians once treated this disorder with estrogen supplementation but now treat it with phenylpropanolamine. Phenylpropanolamine stimulates the secretion of norepinephrine, a hormonal substance that increases sphincter muscle tone.
Please take your dog to see a vet. This is easily controlled