Pet Incontinence – How to Stop Your Dog from Peeing Inside
If your house-trained dog is starting to pee inside your house, you have the wrong impression that they need a few harsh words because they do it out of spite.
The first few weeks (or months) can be pretty challenging for a pet parent. Housebreaking a puppy can be very tedious but very rewarding work. If you fail to do so, your fur baby’s peeing habits will disrupt the harmonious bond between you two.
What is even more distracting is your fur baby developing urinary issues. If your house-trained dog is starting to pee inside your house, you might have the wrong impression that they need a few harsh words because they do it out of spite.
Contrary to what you think, your dog has no control over this behavior. It is up to you to help them overcome it.
Why Your Dog Still Pees inside the House
No, you do not have to enroll your fur baby in a house training class immediately. The underlying cause might be as simple as them drinking too much water and needing to go more often than they can go outside. Or perhaps, they have not been adequately house-trained.
House training a dog can be a tad tricky. It would be best to emphasize that they must do their business outside —and only outdoors. It can become even more challenging if you allow your fur baby to relieve themself in certain areas indoors.
Let us take a puppy training pad as an example. If you allow them to pee in that spot, they may become confused. Therefore, leading to more messes.
It is also possible that your fur baby is marking their territory indoors. This issue usually occurs with non-neutered male dogs. In this case, house training a dog will not fix the problem, but getting him neutered might do the trick. Neutered males and spayed females may display this behavior occasionally, especially if they feel threatened by a new pet’s arrival.
A dog developing urinary issues is typical. It may signify a deeper psychological problem, such as anxiety. Besides the reasons enumerated earlier, here are other reasons:
- Over-Excitement: Losing bladder control is common with puppies, but some dogs retain this tendency into adulthood.
- Submission: Sometimes, urinating is a sign of submission to other dogs or animals, and even sometimes to humans.
- Anxiety or Fear: Peeing indoors might be your dog’s response to any number of fearful stimuli. If your dog does this while home alone, it may be a sign of separation anxiety.
Are There Health Issues That Cause Your Dog to Pee Inside?
If a pet still urinates indoors after house training a dog, there is a huge possibility of having an underlying health issue. It may be due to an infection, disease, or losing muscle control in their bladder.
Here are other potential medical causes:
- Difficulty when squatting or lifting the leg to urinate
- Urinary tract infection
- Bladder stones
- Kidney or liver diseases
- Cushing’s Disease
- Problems with the Adrenal Gland
- Intestinal Parasites
- Cognitive problems caused by dementia or other brain ailments
- Age-related illnesses and conditions
House training a dog may work for the first time, but you might consider other solutions if they pee inside your home again. You may consider having a veterinarian examine your dog to rule out any underlying concerns. If there is one, chances are, your fur baby will stop peeing inside your house after treating the condition.
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