K9 inappropriate urination

K9 inappropriate urination

For dogs, especially females, with house soiling problems be sure to ask the owners whether there is urine in the animal’s rest area when it gets up or whether the animal dribbles urine as it walks—two signs of incontinence. Dogs that urinate when they are excited are displaying another type of incontinence; the urination plays a role in what is essentially a behavior problem. Strengthening sphincters pharmacologically may help as well as teaching the dogs to sit and stay away from exciting stimuli. Remember though, most canine house soiling is simply a lack of housebreaking or is secondary to separation anxiety.

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