My dog keeps peeing on my bed?

asked 2016-02-01 20:27:23 -0500

My dog has just peed on my bed for the 4th or 5th time. And partially on me again. She was just out and I seen her go, and it's really frustrating. This time though she did it like she didn't even realize it. I was just playing with her, and she just peed all over me and the mattress, then she jumped off and got it on the floor and a couple other things. Any ideas, she potty-trained, I don't know why she's doing it over and over again. :/

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answered 2016-02-01 22:00:43 -0500

Have you had her checked out by a vet? If she doesn't even seem to realize it's happening, she may have a medical issue like a UTI or chronic incontinence issues. Incontinence due to weakening muscles controlling the urethra is a fairly common issue in aging dogs, though it's not totally an old dog problem. My friend's dog has had increasing trouble controlling her bladder (she is 8) over the past couple years when we get our dogs together for play dates. In her excitement, she drinks more water more quickly than usual, and ends up leaking. Like your dog, she doesn't even seem to know it's going to happen. She'll be laying there, and all of a sudden she'll jump up, and there will be a puddle where she was laying. She gets so embarrassed! We end up limiting water, giving little drinks throughout the evening, when we get the dogs together so she doesn't gulp down too much too fast and start leaking.

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+1 on Laura's R perspective. This can also be a side effect of a spaying that didn't go perfectly. Vet trip may be worthwhile to rule out medical reasons.

Mark M.'s profile image Mark M.  ( 2016-05-05 00:05:13 -0500 ) edit
answered 2016-02-01 22:08:36 -0500

If she is an older dog, especially if she is spayed, she may be having low hormone bladder-leakage issues. If she is a very young dog, it could be that her bladder sphincter is still not quite strong enough. From what you are describing, it sounds more like a physical, physiological thing, rather than behavioral. I would recommend having her be seen by a vet to rule out urinary tract infection, problem with her kidneys or ureters, weak sphincter, excitable urination, or other physical reasons. Also, make sure you use a good odor neutralizer on your bed.

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I took care of an 8 year old dog who peed on my brand new bed. When the owner came back she said they had her completely checked out and nothing was wrong. But also told me she pees in her sleep and has since she was a puppy. This would've been valuable info to give your sitter. So please info any sitter that this is an issue. It was a brand new mattress, 2 weeks.

Terri S.'s profile image Terri S.  ( 2016-02-10 11:51:43 -0500 ) edit
answered 2016-04-26 11:27:41 -0500

I agree. It can indicate an age or medical type issue. It could also be related to a change in the dogs environment or schedule. I've heard of it happening after moving, a change in work hours or a new friend at your house?

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answered 2016-05-08 09:05:22 -0500

Friend had similar problem with her dog. Took to vet and she had stones. Surgery performed and removed three stones the size of marbles. No problems now.

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