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Old 11-08-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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Default Our 12 year old dog will not stop peeing in the house

My wife and I have 2 dogs and 3 cats. Our 12 year old Siberian Huskey will not stop peeing in the house. He does it when we are home and when we are not home. It got so bad that we had to crate him during the day. He does not pee in his crate. However when he is out in the evenings, he pees in the bedroom. We have cleaned the floor as much as possible and used some nature stuff to get the odor out. We are at our wits end, we do not know what to do. Please help, any suggestions are appreciated. He is up to date and goes to the vet every year. He is a healthy dog. We already have a diabetic cat, and are spending a fortune on vet bills every year for checkups, glucose testing (my wife wants to do it not me) etc.

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Demtro
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:43 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Has he always had this problem or did it just recently occur?
If the latter then perhaps your dog is simply getting older and becoming incontinent.
Read this: Incontinence in Dogs
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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It has started in the last 5 months or so...we have spoken to our vet and he cannot find anything medical so he falls back to the answer that it is behavorial...
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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My late girl became incontinent when she turned 12 as well.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:02 PM
 
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Sounds like old age to me. Don't be mad at him. Just keep loving him. Buy him some doggie diapers.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Any major changes in the household in the last five months? New cat? Different furniture? Could he be marking where the cats are spraying?
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:13 AM
 
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Don't free feed. Keep his water up and when you feed and give him water take his outside for as long as it takes for him to eliminate. The other pets will have to have access a different way also. This should help. Otherwise, the other poster that suggested diapers, in the house is not a bad idea.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:53 AM
 
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Did the vet do a complete senior exam with blood work?
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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another vote for senior incontinence...
ANY sudden changes in potty habits should be checked by a vet, im not talking hey he looks fine, im talking blood work and othe such things as needed.
at 12 years of this is a SENIOR dog for any breed but especially a sibe...and its very likely that the muscles are starting to get weak...but you want to also rule out crystals, kidney and liver issues an a uti all very common in senior dogs.
since the beroom seems to be her "shame room" (many dogs that are complelty potty trained and start to have these problems tend to choose hidden spots in emergencies...) gate off the bedroom...and start taking her out more frequently...

like all old people shell need to pee more often, so give her the oportunity to do so in the correct place.
and when you cant supervise her either gate her in a pee safe room (kitchen , bathroom) or put her in her crate.
but first a FULL senior wellness check complete with bloodwork is nessicary. this dog has given you 12 years of unconditional love...its only right to spend a little money once a year to make sure shes happy and healthy in her golden years.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal
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another vote for senior incontinence...
ANY sudden changes in potty habits should be checked by a vet, im not talking hey he looks fine, im talking blood work and othe such things as needed.
at 12 years of this is a SENIOR dog for any breed but especially a sibe...and its very likely that the muscles are starting to get weak...but you want to also rule out crystals, kidney and liver issues an a uti all very common in senior dogs.
since the beroom seems to be her "shame room" (many dogs that are complelty potty trained and start to have these problems tend to choose hidden spots in emergencies...) gate off the bedroom...and start taking her out more frequently...

like all old people shell need to pee more often, so give her the oportunity to do so in the correct place.
and when you cant supervise her either gate her in a pee safe room (kitchen , bathroom) or put her in her crate.
but first a FULL senior wellness check complete with bloodwork is nessicary. this dog has given you 12 years of unconditional love...its only right to spend a little money once a year to make sure shes happy and healthy in her golden years.
^^ This. I was actually waiting for Foxywench to post here, just so that I could agree with her.

I realize that it's hard on you and your wife, but just imagine how difficult (and embarrassing) it is for your older guy. Give him a smooch and a hug for me, please.
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