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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by suewhite, Apr 11, 2011.


  1. suewhite

    suewhite PetForums VIP

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    Up until about a week ago when I took Moppet out for her walk she used to do a big pee and that was it now she sniffs the grass and does another wee today I counted 8 once she gets home she doesnt need to keep going,would a bitch mark where maybe a bitch in season has been this is just an idea as cant work out why she"s suddenly started doing it:confused:
     
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    Marley boy PetForums VIP

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    iv got no idea but i was told females sometimes sent mark too. Also are you sure she doesnt have a urinary tract infection? if its just started it might be worth a trip to the vets
     
  3. suewhite

    suewhite PetForums VIP

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    That was my first thought but she only does it on a walk she can go hours without weeing so surely she would be doing more wees at home:confused:
     
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    My collie had cystitis when she was young (it persisted on and off for the rest of her life as well) - she woudn't wee in the house but would wee loads and loads outside.

    Worth a trip to the vet.

    FWIW I think the food Molli was eating was partly to blame for the persistance of the problem.
     
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    He isn't a bitch but Blu can go hours (nearly 24hrs at Crufts!) without peeing but if he smells another dog has went then he doesn't stop lifting his leg. Only way I can get him to do the toilet away from home is to get Cheeko or Jack to go first... :rolleyes:
     
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    How old is she?

    they wee an awful lot when they are coming in to season
     
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    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    How old is she and has she been spayed? If not they tend to do it when they are coming into season spreading the scent. One of mine does scent mark too
    though she even cocks her leg like a male, always has done and shes 13 now,
    and been spayed for years. There could be a female in season too, she may be covering the scent.

    Just keep an eye on her though in case it is the start of a urinary tract infection, If it is she will start peeing more all the time.
     
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    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

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    I have 2 bitches, one spayed, one not - they both scent mark as normal behaviour. Kite started doing it around 16 months of age, after her first season.
     
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    Helbo PetForums VIP

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    Sounds like scent marking to me
     
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    Milliepoochie PetForums VIP

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    The hilarities of our dogs toilet habits, just to confuse matters Millie always pee's on three paws :D Whilst Makita squats like a girl! :D haha

    When Millie was coming into season she would do lots of little pee's, it was so annoying bless her, it has to have something to do with spreading their scent.

    Normally she would have 1 or 2 in a walk :)

    You know how your dog normally acts and if you are concerned then definately go to the vets. It's worth it for the peace of mind.
     
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    shazalhasa PetForums VIP

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    Benji is exactly the same, last year he refused point blank to pee anywhere. He was the only dog we took so I took him for a walk around in the hope that the smells would encourage him but he's such a bloody snob that it didn't work. This year we had Tux with us and he waited for Tux to pee before going. He's the same on walks, if he goes out on his own, he won't pee :confused:
    Rusty on the other hand will cock his leg at every corner or post that we walk past, he still does it when he's empty :eek:
     
  12. WelshOneEmma

    WelshOneEmma PetForums VIP

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    Funnily enough I was about to post the same thing! We have noticed the same thing with Piper. At home, one big wee in the garden. On walks, multiple small wees! She's had a season, been spayed and is now 14 months old. I had also assumed scent marking.
     
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    When Millie was at the vets for her spay the vet nurse was concerned as she would pee. I aske dwhere they took her and she said the courtyard at the back of the surgery. Millie will never go on concrete bless her, grass all the way! As there were no grass verges very close we went straight home and bless her was she happy to set paws on our lawn again!!
     
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