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Old 06-06-2007, 01:50 AM
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Default Help! My dog has started urinating on the couch...

I have a 7 month old shih tzu who just went into heat for the first time about a week ago. Around the time she first went into heat, we found a pee spot on the couch. Since then, she's urinated on the bed twice, and once on another family member. She's been completely paper trained for months and even before she was, she never peed on the couch and especially not on a person. Does anyone know if it is possibly because she went into heat? Or is this something I need to talk to the vet about? We thought maybe it was a phase because of her age but we flipped through the books we have and none of them mention anything about it. I mainly want to make sure it's nothing we should really worry about. I would really appreciate anyone's opinion.

PS: I thought it might be because she was unhappy but nothing has changed in our home life. I stay at home and my husband is home from work every night. My step-daughter is here every other week for her to play with.
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Old 06-07-2007, 02:52 PM
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Just when you think you have them trained they go and pull one over on you. It's actually not that unusual you have to watch her carefully. In my opinion you're not home free until a dog has gone close to a year without any accidents. Until then don't give your dog an opportunity to do its "business" where its not suppose to. Don't let her up on the couch and make sure you eliminate the odor completely. You might also want to check with your vet to rule out any health concerns.

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Old 06-07-2007, 03:10 PM
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She could be trying to tell you something............quite possibly she may have a urinary infection, vaginitis, or something else. Are you planning on spaying her? I would have her done ASAP as soon as her heat is over and it is safe to, probably in about a month
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:16 PM
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She could be trying to tell you something............quite possibly she may have a urinary infection, vaginitis, or something else. Are you planning on spaying her? I would have her done ASAP as soon as her heat is over and it is safe to, probably in about a month
Ditto. I would see this as another reason to spay her.
And if there is a sudden change in her patterns and she is suddenly doing things she wouldn't do before, I would have her checked out by a vet.
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:16 PM
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I'd take her to the vet. Suddenly abnormal potty habits like that can be a symptom of an infection.
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:35 PM
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My dog Squirt did the same thing with her first heat, she was awful. After the heat was over we had her spayed, and it never happened again.
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