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    do you think this warrants a visit to the vet?

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    this might be a dumb question but for the last couple weeks my dog has been using the bathroom in the house sometimes. it's happened about 4 or 5 times.

    i don't understand because before last week she hasn't had an accident in the house in 8 YEARS. she'll be 9 in november.

    or is she just getting old and i should make her go out more often? all these years she has let me known when she needs to go out by scratching on the door. now she just uses it on the floor.


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    I would def take her to the vet, just because it's a new thing and her age.


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    One of my friends had a dog with symptoms like that and it turned out she had a UTI. They chalked it up to age until they started finding blood in her urine.

    I would call the vet and see what their advice is. Hope your pup is ok! They might just ask you to bring in a urine sample for testing ... Bella got a UTI once and that's what we did, then after they confirmed the infection we just brought her in and they gave her an antibiotic injection.
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    I'd say a vet visit couldn't hurt, it may just be that with her age she's having some incontinence issues.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tojai View Post
    One of my friends had a dog with symptoms like that and it turned out she had a UTI. They chalked it up to age until they started finding blood in her urine.

    I would call the vet and see what their advice is. Hope your pup is ok! They might just ask you to bring in a urine sample for testing ... Bella got a UTI once and that's what we did, then after they confirmed the infection we just brought her in and they gave her an antibiotic injection.
    ack. i will call. but the thing is she doesn't act like she has to go ya know? like an hour ago she was sleeping on the couch like she always does and i got up to change my kids diaper.. come back in the living room and there's poop on the floor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Miriah View Post
    ack. i will call. but the thing is she doesn't act like she has to go ya know? like an hour ago she was sleeping on the couch like she always does and i got up to change my kids diaper.. come back in the living room and there's poop on the floor.
    That's what confused me with Bella too! Like, she never strained, or peed a little and then peed more when she had her UTI and I figured they make dogs feel like they make people feel. I dunno I could be off base, it just made me think of that because of our friends and their dog.
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    It never hurts to take them in. With something like this I won't approach correcting it from a behavioral standpoint until/unless medical cause has been eliminated - after all, you can't correct a medical cause (meaning with taking out more, training, etc).
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    I would take her in, just to rule out something serious.

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