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adult dog, 3 week old baby, dog now weeing in the house at night!!

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dennant Wed 20-Aug-14 07:51:58

Hello all, I am after some advice as to what is going on with my dog.
He's 10 yrs old, a rescue and been with us for four years. He is Defo my dog, very attached to me rather than my oh. Hevis very well trained and this year has developed problems with his intestines which means he often asks to go out once or twice in the night to poo. This has been going on for months and the vets have put him on steroids to help.
We now have a three week old baby girl, and whilst our dog has shown no interest At all in the new arrival, he is obviously not getting as much attention as he was before, despite me making time for rubs!
The night before last my oh went to let the dog out in the night but found him weeing on the rug in the conservatory. We cleaned it up, and no problems the next night, but then last night he weed in the conservatory two times, despite me letting him in the garden.
Could this be stress from the newborn? He is going back to the vets soon for a check up so will ask them then, but concerned he is acting out.
Any advice appreciated, he is such a good old boy I hate to think he is upset!

dennant Wed 20-Aug-14 07:53:06

He is a lab cross, I forgot to mention!

tabulahrasa Wed 20-Aug-14 08:07:40

It could be stress, it could also be the steroids - they can make them drink and ultimate more.

tabulahrasa Wed 20-Aug-14 08:08:03

Urinate that was supposed to be

TheRealMaudOHara Thu 21-Aug-14 06:55:11

Ddog was out of sorts for a few weeks after DS arrived. He would wee on the doormat and threw up a fair bit too. We tried to give him lots of love and long walks (not easy with a newborn I know) and now DS is nearly one they are adorable together - Ddog drops the ball at DS' feet and they play tug with the dog's toys. We found putting Ddog in his crate overnight helped a lot (he was crated overnight for his first year so nothing new). Definitely see what the vet says but I think a new little being in the house making noise can be stressful and could be the cause, however I'm sure he'll adjust soon ifyou're consistent. Good luck! (and congrats on the new baby!)

dennant Sat 23-Aug-14 08:31:53

Ok so he has weed in the same spot for the past two nights again. During the day we leave the back door open so not a problem then. Getting him to the vet today to check for an infection.
Any advice on getting the smell of dog piss out of the carpet?! House stinks!

SpicyBear Sat 23-Aug-14 09:00:58

Use Simple Solution or he will keep going back to the same spot.

dennant Sun 24-Aug-14 08:29:49

What's simple solution? Is that available in the uk?

dennant Sun 24-Aug-14 08:32:11

Aghhh three more wees overnight! Poor bear! Vet said it looks like a water infection and has given us antibiotics. Lets hope this sorts him out. I hate to think he is stressed over the new arrivalsad

SpicyBear Sun 24-Aug-14 09:38:20

Yes it's an odour remover for pet urine and vomit with enzymes in that break down the smells that we can't smell. Readily available in most pet shops.

ffallada Sun 24-Aug-14 17:31:17

If he is using the same spot over and over again could you pop down some puppy pads to soak up the wee?

Good luck and congratulations

bronya Sun 24-Aug-14 17:35:49

Just wanted to say that we had that. We're in a flat and our small dog has a litter tray in case she gets 'caught short' in the night. She very deliberately did her wee just outside the litter tray, night after night when DS first came home. She'd drink tonnes of water, wait a bit, then do it - almost as a statement of dissatisfaction. I told her off, but it didn't work. None of the normal toilet training tricks worked because it was her protest at the new arrival (who she loves to bits) and the disruption to her routine. She even had tonnes of attention, fuss and love because we were very conscious of that, it was simply the adjustment to the new way of doing things.

The good news is that she settled and stopped doing it after a few months, without any need for us to do anything other than be consistent about our displeasure at seeing she'd done it. I expect that when DC2 arrives she'll probably do it again for a bit (luckily all floors are tiled/laminate!!).

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