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Dog wee-ing every morning
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ILoveJoeBrown · 24/11/2019 11:05

He's 10 so middle aged. We have tried various things - shutting him in his crate overnight; getting up earlier & earlier; putting him to bed as late as possible so we can let him out.

Vet wants a urine sample but if he's wee'd already, we just can't catch it. She then wants the sample within 2 hours (great as we both work ft & the grown up kids don't drive). They wouldn't dream of trying to catch a wee anyway.

He's ok during the day & we all come & go at various times so usually someone here to let him out. He just can't seem to last overnight any more.

Do we just buy a waterproof mattress and lots of towels??

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Shambolical1 · 25/11/2019 17:38

I'd make the effort to get the sample and get it to the vet.

You need to know why it's happening, not just mop it up.

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adaline · 25/11/2019 18:06

Dogs often can't hold their bladder as long when they get older. Can you set up a baby monitor/webcam so you know when it's happening so you can get up and sort him out?

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lotsofdogshere · 25/11/2019 18:10

Get a sample, it may be a simple uti or it could be kidney problems

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fastliving · 27/11/2019 22:00

I wonder if you can book him into the vets for 24hrs and they can get the sample?
I realise this is an expensive and potentially stressful for the dog, way of getting a sample....but I can't imagine how you get a sample from a dog.
My dog is young, but if I approached her with a pot when she was peeing see would stop and try and play with me.

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