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hello my 9 month old springer female has been peeing alot to

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hello my 9 month old springer female has been peeing alot to day shes house trained but i was just moving a bed in my room and she came in and just peed without sqauting . and when she goes out shes peeing on the path not grass. mite be nothing but its just odd for her. she seems well in her self

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Did it seem to be a normal volume? Color and clarity?

Any blood or mucus?

Has Milly had any change in thirst?

Did she seem aware she was going?

Did it look like a urine stream or dribbling?

Has she ever had any issues with urinary accidents before?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The urine was normal had a normal pee smell . She was aware . It was a good normal streem she did drink a lot the day before . She's never had issues before
Thank you,

For a young dog with no prior urinary history to urinate inappropriately in the house does raise some concerns. That said, if this has only happened once, then we do have to appreciate that it may be a fluke/accident. And that would be suspect if you think she drank profusely yesterday. This is because when a young dog takes in much more water then usual, we can see them get caught out because her bladder filled faster then they had expected. It is just the same as what we see in young children.

That said, since she has had this accident and was drinking a lot yesterday; we need to monitor the situation. If we have further signs of increased thirst or any more urinary accidents; then we'd have to considered that the two are linked to an ongoing health issue. The most common ones that could induce both signs would include bladder infections (though usually we have increased frequency and small urinary volumes), urinary crystal issues (as this causes bladder irritation), bladder stones, metabolic disease (ie diabetes), organ issues (ie liver, kidney, heart), and behavioral causes for increased thirst (ie psychogenic drinking).

If we did see those parameters increased, then it'd be ideal to submit a urine sample to her vet. They will be able to determine if there are bacteria and white blood cells present (signs of infection), check for ketones/glucose (a marker of diabetes), crystals (which would raise stone suspicions as well), and check the urine's specific gravity to make sure she is concentrating the urine as she should.

Overall, a one time accident after having had a lot of water the day before may just be a benign fluke. Therefore, we don't need to jump the gun but do want to monitor this situation. If you do so and her thirst continues to be elevated (which you can even measure) and we see more accidents; then we'd have to assume a potential health reason was present and want to consider having a urine sample tested to start narrowing down the causes for her signs.

I hope this information is helpful.

If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to ask!

All the best,

Dr. B.


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