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Why Does My Dog Pee on His Bed?

You may have probably noticed your fur-baby’s bed getting wet and soaked with pee from time to time. But why?

In this article, we’ll talk about the many possible reasons why your fur-baby is peeing on their bed and dig in deeper about the ways we can do to address the causes.

" Your fur-baby may be peeing on their bed because they are going through some emotional issues like anxiety, stress, grief, and even depression. "

Reasons why your fur-baby is peeing on their bed

Emotional Issues

Your fur-baby may be peeing on their bed because they are going through some emotional issues like anxiety, stress, grief, and even depression. These emotional issues in your fur-baby may be caused by:

  • changes in their daily routine
  • changes in their surroundings
  • loud noises
  • traveling
  • death or departure of a pet parent or pet friend
  • an underlying health condition that causes depression in your dog
  • the reliving of past traumas through experiences

What to do? Address the issue. If your fur-baby pees on their bed because of emotional issues, identify the triggers that are causing them anxiety. From there, you can do things that will comfort them and help ease their anxiousness, like taking a nice walk to the park, providing them a stress-free environment with no loud noises, extending playtime, and many more.

You can also provide your fur-baby with Pet Parents® Calming SoftSupps®. These are calming supplements that will greatly aid your dog to remain calm and relaxed during stressful situations.

Note: In extreme emotional issues, a veterinary evaluation is recommended.

No full control of their body functions

This is common in puppies. Puppies are still growing and they still don’t have full control of their bodily functions, particularly their bladders and bowels.

Full control of these body parts takes time to develop and for most puppies under six months old, they cannot control their bladder for more than a few hours at a time.

What to do? You can have your pup wear Pet Parents® Washable Dog Diapers or Pet Parents® Washable Belly Bands. These dog diapers and belly bands are made with WickQuick® proprietary fabric that absorbs liquid fast and locks them in to prevent your dog from developing urine burns and rashes. You can also make use of Pet Parents® Pawtect® Pads as added leakage protection.

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the partial or lack of ability of your dog to fully control their bladder. This can happen anytime, whether your dog is doing something or is at rest. Urinary incontinence may be associated with age, heredity, infections in the bladder, neurological concerns, and hormone response.

Hormone-responsive urinary incontinence is one of the most common reasons why your dog is peeing on their bed and is usually diagnosed in spayed female dogs.

This type of urinary incontinence deals with the estrogen levels of your fur-baby as estrogen plays an important part in helping control the urethral sphincter (the muscle that holds pee in). When you have your dog spayed, their uterus and ovaries are removed. These organs are responsible for producing estrogen in the body. So the lesser estrogen in the body means the sphincter also loses some of its ability to hold pee in.

What to do? If your dog pees on their bed because of incontinence, consult your vet as soon as possible. Depending on the causes of your dog’s incontinence, your vet may prescribe medications to strengthen the urinary sphincter or may perform surgery.

With incontinence, your dog will not only leak on their bed but everywhere. So to save you the trouble of messy leaks and cleanups all over your house, you can have your fur-baby wear Pet Parents® Washable Dog Diapers.

Side effects of medicines or surgery

Your fur-baby may also be peeing on their bed as a side effect of certain medications or of recent surgery.

What to do? There's is nothing much you can do about this but to wait it out until the side effects of medicines or surgery are water off. But if your fur-baby have maintenance medications for a long period, you can have them wear Pet Parents® Washable Dog Diapers that can help them with living the best life.

Arthritis

An arthritic dog experiences too much joint pains especially when standing up or walking so they opt to pee wherever and whenever their urge tells them to. According to The Kennel Club, Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints and is a common problem for many dogs regardless of age. In dogs with arthritis, the cartilage within a joint changes or is damaged, making it less smooth and causing the bones in the joint to rub hard against each other.

What to do? Consult your vet on ways to manage and treat your dog’s arthritis. Also, keep an active life because staying active is good for your arthritic dog but avoid exercises that require a high level of physical activities. Don’t forget, too, to provide hip and joint supplements, like Pet Parents® Hip and Joint SoftSupps®. These supplements are a must for your arthritic dog as they contain Glucosamine and chondroitin that can help in improving better joint mobility and better joint stress recovery.

Territory Marking

It is a dog’s natural instinct to pee on things to mark them as their territory. Dogs generally don’t pee or poop in areas where they sleep or rest most of the time. So if you got your fur-baby a new bed, they might probably pee on it to make it feel and smell like their own.

What to do? You can have your pup wear Pet Parents® Washable Dog Diapers or Pet Parents® Washable Belly Bands.

" It all boils down to getting your fur-baby a new pet bed that is waterproof, like Pet Parents® Washable Pawtect® Blankets. "

With all the possible reasons why your dog pees on their bed and the many things you can do about them, it all boils down to getting your fur-baby a new pet bed that is waterproof, like Pet Parents® Washable Pawtect® Blankets.

Our Pawtect® Blankets may be used as a pet bed for your dog. According to the American Kennel Club, good pet beds warrant better sleep. Unlike the floor, these Pawtect® Blankets will keep your fur-baby warm, may help aid arthritic joints, and prevent calluses from developing. Additionally, your fur-baby can finally rest and sleep without you having to go crazy about them peeing on their blanket!

The Author:

Micka Virtudazo

Micka Virtudazo is a full-time content creator at Pet Parents who lives with thirteen adorable American Bullies and a Shih Tzu-Maltese mix named Gretel. She especially enjoys writing how-to articles as she feels through this she can connect to other pet parents on a more personal level.

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