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Our black Labrador dog is now wetting the bed. She hasn’t

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Good afternoonOur black Labrador dog is now wetting the bed. She hasn’t changed food type, and does not have the runs. We moved her into a new bigger kennel in the back garden two months ago, and it seems to take her a while to have settled into it.We were wondering if it is perhaps normal, or indicative of a urinary tract infection perhaps.

Good morning. I'm Jeanne , a uk based vet. Jess is beautiful! Is Jess sterilised? when did she start wetting the bed?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Thank you! She hasn’t been spayed as we may want to have a litter one day. She started wetting the bed about once a week since she’s moved into her new kennel. She’s in good spirits however.

Thank you for the additional information. The reason I asked wether she was sterilised is because it is common for sterilised female dogs to become incontinent due to hormonal changes. As she is already 5 years old, I would advise against breeding her as she will have a increased risk of developing complications. She is also at an increased risk of developing a uterine infection and my recommendation would be to sterilise her as soon as possible. When did she have her last season?

With regards ***** ***** her bed, it is important to establish wether is is a medical or behavioural problem. It would be a good idea to start with a urine sample that your vet can evaluate to look for signs of crystals, glucose, bacteria and abnormal cells . Your vet will be able to give you a sterile container to collect the sample with , it is important to get it back to your vet within 12 hours of her producing it in order for the results to be reliable. Does this sound reasonable ?

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