Some dogs, even though house trained, can suddenly start peeing in the house. This is of course not only inconvenient, but also can have some serious implications. In this article, you will get to know all the reasons as to what might be the reason that your dog is suddenly peeing in your house. So, please read along if you are interested or curious as to what these reasons might be.
The physical and mental causes of my dog peeing in the house so suddenly
There can be many diverse and varying reasons as to why your dog is peeing in your house all of a sudden. It is always a good idea to contact and schedule a meeting with your vet to make sure that there are no medical conditions underlying their urinating issues. For example, a dog can suffer from a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). A urinary tract infection is basically an infection of any part of the urinary system, like an infection of the bladder. If this is the case, you will notice that your dog has difficulty with peeing, perhaps has some blood in its urine and will lick its genitals frequently.
If you suspect that your dog is suffering from a UTI, it is highly recommended to contact your vet. He or she will most likely ask you to hand in a urine sample to make sure that it involves a UTI, and nothing more serious is at hand. Once confirmed, you can receive medication that will help with the infection and pain your dog is dealing with. In the meantime, you can decide to put a dog diaper on your dog, if you will be gone for longer periods of time and are not able to find someone else to take your dog out.
Pressures on the spinal cords can also lead to similar experiences as with a UTI. In this case the spinal cord is pressured, which causes a dog to experience a lot of tension at the bottom half of his body. Again, this may lead them to pee in your house all of a sudden.
It could also be the case that your dog is not sufficiently house trained, or is suffering from loss of house training. This loss or insufficient house training may cause your dog to be confused. That, in turn, may lead to your dog urinating inside of the house. It is often seen that pups who were allowed to pee inside, for example on a pee pad or newspaper, during their training tend to suffer from a loss of house training at some point.
If this is the case, the dog will most likely pee at the place where he or she usually was allowed to pee. So, if you always used to have a pee pad or newspaper at your backdoor during house training of your dog, and now your dog is peeing in the exact same place, chances are high that they are simply improperly house trained.
A dog can also start peeing in the house suddenly as a way to mark their territory. This often happens when a new dog joins a family, or if they are visiting a place where another dog is or was also present. Through leaving their pee in the house, a dog basically lets another dog know that this is now his or her place. It is worth noting that the issue of territory marking often happens with unneutered male dogs. This mainly has to do with the fact that they suffer from more hormonal issues, leading them to be more involved with marking their territory. If this problem keeps occurring, it might be worth talking to