So, if your older dog is peeing in the house and also seems to be extra-thirsty, this is something you need to rule out.
This is a condition that you need to get under control otherwise it can cause serious health problems for your dog, so if you notice these symptoms get Fido to your vet asap.
Why would an older dog start peeing in the house?
Other health problems. Infections, tumors, spinal cord injuries, kidney disease and problems with the bladder can cause incontinence in dogs of any age and can lead to house-training accidents. Diseases that cause increased drinking, such as diabetes, may result in increased urination and accidents.
Why would a dog suddenly start peeing in the house?
If your dog suddenly starts peeing in the house (or other unacceptable places), it could be caused a urinary tract infection. Most urinary issues can be treated with medications, supplements, and/or diet changes. In more extreme cases, issues like bladder stones may require surgery.
How do I stop my old dog from peeing in the house?
Here’s What To Do To Stop Your Dog From Peeing in the House
- Take your dog out to your chosen pee spot OFTEN on a leash.
- During potty re-training – do not leave your dog out and about in the house unattended.
- Make a big flippin deal with treats, petting praise or both when your dog goes in the right place.
Why is my older dog having accidents in the house?
There are many reasons why an adult dog may have accidents, urinating or defecating in the house (housesoiling). One of the easier to treat causes is a problem with the dog’s housetraining. Urinary tract disorders, such as a bladder infection, bladder stones, or kidney disease can cause frequent urination.