Why Is My Dog Peeing In The House, All Of A Sudden?


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James Parnell Profile
James Parnell answered
Why is my dog peeing in the house, all of a sudden?

Usually, well-behaved dogs do not just start peeing in the house for absolutely no reason. In fact, there could be numerous explanations for the cause of this rather bizarre behaviour:

  • Family changes: If a member of the family moves out, goes to university or unfortunately dies, this can unsettle your dog and cause it to pee in the house.
  • Home changes: If you're redecorating or redesigning your house, then, again, this change of atmosphere can have a negative effect on dogs, who sometimes find it very difficult to adjust to change.
  • Changes in routine: Again, changes such as a significant shift in the family's daily routine, can cause this problem.
  • Stress or excitement: Dogs can start peeing in the house either if they are overly-excited or feeling stressed. Try to relax your dog, if this is the case.
  • Age: If your dog is elderly, then this could cause them to start peeing in the house, as they begin to lose control over their bladder function.
If you do not believe the cause could be down to any of the above reasons, then you should take your dog to the vet to have it properly checked out.
Ann Profile
Ann answered
Two things that I know of could cause this. Stress, such as being pregnant, or being left for long periods of time.

The other thing is an infection, but you would have to take your dog to the vet to find out if that is the case.

Good luck.

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