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What is Peeing in His Sleep?

As a puppy, your dog will need to be taken out to use the bathroom every few hours. But that is completely normal. What isn’t normal is if your dog doesn’t wake up to urinate, and ends up soaking his bed while asleep. This problem tends to happen when the sphincter muscles in the bladder are too weak to allow the dog control over urination. Such an issue can be brought on by:

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Neuter or spay
  • Spinal cord disease 
  • Diabetes 
  • Kidney disease

If you notice that your dog is peeing in his sleep it is extremely important to get him to a vet as soon as possible in order to determine the underlying issue. While a weak bladder by itself is not deadly, when paired with something like diabetes or kidney disease, it can result in death if left unaddressed.

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Why Peeing in His Sleep Occurs in Dogs

The most common reason why dogs experience peeing in their sleep is incontinence. This problem can come about from a number of different things, such as neuter/spay, urinary tract infection, and bladder stones. Age can also affect the ability for a dog to control its bladder, but it is not always the case as some younger dogs experience this issue as well.

Urinary Tract Infection

The inflammation caused by a condition such as a urinary tract infection can cause your dog to not realize that he is peeing while asleep. A dog with an infection of the urinary tract may have excessive thirst and therefore, pee more often - sometimes not waking when his bladder is full.

Neuter or Spay

While problems such as this from reproductive surgery can occur in males, it most often occurs in females. After going through the process of being spayed 1 out of 5 female dogs experience incontinence, also known as spay incontinence. This is because their levels of estrogen are drastically lowered, which then affects the muscle tone of the sphincters. 

In males, the same weakened sphincters are to blame. But it is far less common. Both situations can be treated with prescription drugs provided by your veterinarian. 

Spinal Cord Disease

A dog with a disease of the spinal cord may have lack of mobility or a lessened sense of feeling which may lead to incontinence when awake or asleep. Your veterinarian can evaluate your pet to determine whether the illness causing the peeing while asleep is a degenerative disease.

Diabetes

Canines who are developing diabetes may have excessive thirst leading to frequent urination, which in some dogs may mean peeing during sleep. Other signs of diabetes may be lethargy and weight loss, despite an increased appetite.

Kidney Disease

Drinking a lot of water is a symptom of kidney disease. Weakness and disorientation caused by a kidney problem could mean a pet who normally is housetrained may have accidents while asleep.

What to do if your Dog is Peeing in His Sleep

Once you realise that your dog is having issues controlling his bladder while asleep, you will want to begin monitoring any other unusual urinary habits your dog may be performing. If, for example, the amount of water drunk within a day increases or there are signs of leakage, there may be a more serious underlying issue. 

After monitoring your dog, you will then want to take him to a vet in order to determine what the problem is and how to begin treatment. While a weak bladder will not harm your pet, if it is paired with any other more serious issue, the situation will need to be addressed immediately. Your vet may require a urine sample to best determine what the problem may be before prescribing any specific treatment. Once the tests come in, discussion of treatment will then take place.

Prevention of Peeing in His Sleep

Sometimes the best form of prevention is exercise. Those weak sphincter muscles need toning just like any other muscle in the body. Taking your dog for a long walk before a nap or bedtime can help to strengthen the muscles and provide an ample amount of time for your pet to empty his bladder on the way. Besides exercise, it is difficult to prevent peeing during sleep as your dog has no control over it. Take your pup to the vet as soon as possible to get help in fixing the issue. 

Cost of Peeing in His Sleep

Treatment cost will vary depending on the cause of your dog’s peeing during sleep. For instance, if your dog is diagnosed with incontinence, the cost of treatment will be between $50 to $1500 depending on the severity. If your dog is diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, the average cost is $350.

Peeing in His Sleep Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Bear
Chiweenie
Three Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Peeing in bed. Excessive drinking.
Peeing in bed.

My dog is roughly three months old. He is a very hyper and playful puppy who is trained to go to the bathroom. Today he hasn't really slept. Upon sleeping for the first time today, I noticed him peeing lightly. I noticed that he drank a ton of water entering my room before sleeping. My guess is maybe he didn't notice due to it being light and him sleeping heavily? Plus with the water. He doesn't seem to be suffering from any of these symptoms.But maybe I'm overlooking something.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Three months of age is still young and accidents may happen, if this starts to become a habit then I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian for an examination but a one off is just that at the moment if there are no other symptoms presenting. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I have a two month of female puppy and she has been licking herself a lot and now has started peeing in her sleep. And on walks she pees a lot

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Starbucks
Dachshund
12 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Peeing In Sleep

For the last month my dog has been waking up screaming/yelping and then peeing. He is a 12 year old dachshund. I have mentioned it to the vet and to the vet tech, but neither gave a definitive response.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many possible causes for this, however it is especially concerning since it seems that it is painful for him if he is waking up. Infections, urinary stones, tumours, bladder sphincter problems among others may be contributing factors. Without examining Starbucks and doing urinalysis I cannot say what the specific cause is or whether there is a behavioural component. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Drãgon
Rat Terrier
15 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Nightly urination

I have a 15-year-old rat terrier One of three dogs that sleep in my room I’ve noticed an odd you’re in a smell for a while now and I just tracked it down to the 15-year-old bed after he had an accident in mine it seems he’s been peeing in his sleep. When I checked on him this morning his bed was totally soaked and as I woke him up small jet of liquid came. He has no problem during the day holding it. When I come back from work no accidents. I’m hoping this is just an old age thing but if that’s the case what exactly are my options should I start putting a diaper on him ?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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The first thing that I would do would be to have a good examination for him by a veterinarian. As dogs age, things start to happen, and he may have a disease starting that makes him urinate more. He may have a bladder infection. There may be something going on that is treatable for Dragon.

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Bandit
Husky
10 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

pee in sleep

My Husky is 10 years old/male. This morning when he got up my husband noticed that he pee in his sleep. This is the first time this has happened. He does spot here and there when we get home and he is excited but nothing like this. He current has an ear infection but other than this his behavior hasn't been off.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This may be an isolated accident or it may be the first symptom of an underlying condition; I would monitor Bandit closely during the weekend and check all his habits from water consumption to how easily her urinates. Without examining him, performing urinalysis and other tests I cannot start to narrow in on a cause; but check for other accidents and other possible symptoms and visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Phoebe
Labrador Retriever
Twelve Weeks
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Peeing In Sleep

hi, I have a black lab puppy. She was the runt. Born March 18. No problems so far and is Potty trained otherwise. But she pees in her sleep. Is there anything I can do or will she grow out of it? she’ll b laying on me or the couch and b sleeping and just pee without even waking up but when she’s awake she goes to the door and has almost no Accidents. She’s about 10 pounds. her 8 week vet appt before adoption said she was in perfect health, just smaller than the other puppies in her litter

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It might be a good idea to make sure that Phoebe doesn't have a urinary tract infection or problem, since this isn't completely normal behavior for her. If everything is fine with her urine, making sure that she gets outside to urinate before she goes to sleep may help, and time may help the situation as well.

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Lily
Siberian Husky
14 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Pee in her sleep

My puppy (she’s 14 weeks) pees in her sleep. It’s happened maybe 4 times before. Should I take her in anywhere? Is this normal since she is a puppy? What I read here is kind of frightening.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. Without examining her, I' not sure why she is doing this, but the first thing that you should probably do is have her seen by your veterinarian to have a urinalysis - they'll be able to see if she has an infection, if she's concentrating her urine, or if there are other causes for concern. One thing that may help is to make sure that she does urinate outside before she goes to sleep. I hope that everything goes well for her.

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Jack
Chihuahua
9 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Peeing in his sleep

Hi my 9 year old Chihuahua has been peeing in his sleep but everything else is normal with him. He does get up in the middle of the night and goes out the doggy door. So I’m confused nothing else seems wrong...

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for urinating whilst asleep which may include infections, hormonal conditions, weak bladder neck, tumours, stress among other causes; if this is a regular issue you should visit your Veterinarian to help narrow in on an underlying cause for the leakage. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rilee Yanez
Blue healer and Australian Shepard mix
10 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Peeing While asleep

I got a new puppy about a week ago and she hasn’t had her first shots yet. But she is peeing in her sleep. She drinks water often and she eats every time I feed her. I’m just worried why she is peeing in her sleep. I don’t think that’s normal for a puppy. Rilee is 10 weeks old.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I agree with you, that isn't necessarily normal for a puppy. She may need to go out before she goes to bed, or she may have a problem with her kidneys. It would be a good idea to have her seen by a veterinarian, and possibly have some blood and urine tests, to see what might be going on with her. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Luna
Lab mix
15 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Incontinence

Hi! I have a 15 week old puppy that I adopted almost 2 weeks ago. Since I got her, she has always peed 2-3 times when she's out for a walk, but I noticed that the 2nd or 3rd time rarely produces any urine. I thought she might have a UTI, and then two nights ago she peed in her sleep. This has now happened two more times during the day, but in small amounts. The vet ran a urinalysis and said that her urine was diluted, and she had red and white blood cells in her urine, but no bacteria and
a normal PH. He suggested she might have vaginitis and prescribed an antibiotic. I'm also limiting her water in the evening, but even during the day the incontinence is still occurring. How likely is it that this is a simple case of vaginitis (or a uti) that will resolve itself once the antibiotics have been completed? Should I limit my puppy's water during the day as well?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Than you for your email. I'm not a big fan of limiting water intake for puppies. It is worth giving the antibiotics a chance to work and see if things resolve, or if she has further problems. I hope that all goes well for her!

Luna's owner,

Did the antibiotic help Luna? I'm currently going through the same thing with my 10 week old black lab puppy. She is on day 3 of antibiotics and just had an accident in her sleep again. She is accident free during waking hours. I'm praying it is just the UTI and that will solve this problem and that it's not something worse.

Thank you for your response! I'll wait and give the antibiotics a chance to work before I worry about a potentially bigger issue :)

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Rya
American Staffordshire Terrier
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Pee
Peeing

Hello, My 2 year old American Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer has wet the bed maybe 3 times in the past couple of weeks while she has been sleeping. I took her to the vet a week ago and they did a test and nothing was wrong with her. but it just happened today. What should I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm not sure what testing was done at your veterinarian, but possible causes for that to be happening include a urinary tract infection, a systemic disease like kidney disease or diabetes, or estrogen-responsive incontinence. All of these are treated differently, so it would be a good idea to call your veterinarian, talk to them about the testing that was done and what the normal results mean as far as what might be happening, and ask for suggestions on which direction to take now, as it is still happening. I hope that everything goes well with her.

Thank you so much. I will give them a call and see what test were done and see what I need to do now Since it is still happening.
THANKS!

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Angel
Labrador Retriever
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Peeing While Walking
Peeing In Sleep

My puppy has been peeing while walking and randomly inside even though I take him outside frequently. Last night he was asleep and whimpering and urinated in his sleep. Is this normal for a puppy?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Urination whilst sleeping isn’t unusual in a puppy and should generally get better with time, there are ways to help this; check the link below to our page on training. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://wagwalking.com/training/not-pee-at-night

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Scout
Labrador Retriever
Two Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

wetting

We have a two year old yellow lab that started having wetting accidents within the past month. We just lost our other dog, a 13 year old lab around the same time. There have been three accidents on beds during the night, two in the car and one while sitting during a walk on the street...she just wet where she was sitting. I've had her checked for UTI but results were negative. Feeding is normal, activity level high and sprits are good. Could this be related to the mourning process or should I take her back for another visit?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that the symptoms are related to the stress of losing a companion; however there are other medical causes which do need to be ruled out by your Veterinarian including hormonal causes, neurological causes, ectopic ureter (normally in younger Labrador Retriever females) among other causes. I would have other medical causes ruled out by your Veterinarian before settling on grief as a cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://wagwalking.com/condition/ectopic-ureters

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Halli
Dalmatian
2 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Incontinence

We have had Halli for a little over two weeks now. She is just over two months old, and I know it seems crazy because she is so young, but potty training has not been an issue. She is really good at letting us know when she needs to go out during the day, doesn’t go in her crate, and will wake us up in the middle of the night. The last week Halli has peed in her sleep a total of 5 times and it seems to be an entire bladder full. It does not wake her up, and she doesn’t seem to notice it at all. I’m worried there may be something physically wrong with her.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Congratulations on your new baby! That is not normal behavior for a puppy,I agree. It may be that she is distracted before she goes to sleep, and just needs to empty her bladder before bed. If that doesn't help, it would be best to have her examined and make sure that she doesn't have an ectopic ureter or another problem. I hope that all goes well for her!

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darcy
schnauzer
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Peeing In Sleep

my dog had been peeing in her sleep everytime she goes to sleep. it doesn’t matter if she went pee before or went on a walk or even during the day. if she sleeps she pees. i have told my mother it could be uti but she told be it isn’t as she doesn’t have the symptoms except for peeing in her sleep. she is perfectly healthy and doesn’t pocess any other symptoms. is there any solution i can do at home to solve this. my mum doesn’t wish to spend money on the vet.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Darcy it isn’t possible to determine the specific cause; urinary incontinence may be due to hormones (especially if spayed), other conditions like ectopic ureters are more common in other breeds but may occur. Without being able to diagnose the cause, I cannot give you any indication of a treatment and many cases have no at home treatment available. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.vin.com/apputil/content/defaultadv1.aspx?pId=11242&meta=generic&catId=31928&id=3860881&ind=253&objTypeID=17

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Stella
Boxer Greyhound
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Hello, we have a 2-year old boxer/Greyhound mix spayed female dog. While watching TV, she likes to lay on the couch with us. The past two days, she has peed on the couch in her sleep. This is very unordinary, as she has been housebroken. I’ve also noticed, when she pees, she continues sleeping and lays in it. We don’t notice until she gets up.

Just now, before we let her outside to go to bed, I found that she peed on our couch again, while sleeping. I noticed her gums were very pale and white.
I need your advice.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Stella’s gums are white, this is an indicator of anaemia which is a more serious condition than urinary incontinence and I would recommend that you visit your Veterinarian immediately to identify a cause. The urinary incontinence does sometime occur in a number of spayed females and more details may be found in the link below; however the anaemia is the most pressing issue and should be treated as an emergency. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.msdvetmanual.com/pharmacology/systemic-pharmacotherapeutics-of-the-urinary-system/urinary-incontinence

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Tala
Alaskan Malamute
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating In House

UTD on everything she occasionally urinates in her sleep or urinates where she is laying/awake. It happened again last night as she was laying on the floor next to my spouse. She is not lethargic, no fever, or does not seem sick. She does occasionally have bile in her kennel in the morning.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Tala, I can't be sure, but she may either have a UTI, or an estrogen related incontinence. Your veterinarian will be able to determine what might be going on with her, and get her on the right medication. I hope that she is okay!

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Khloe
miniature poodle
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My female dog has peed for the second time this month (she has never done this before). She is extremely well behaved and trained, she would never pee on the bed (not even when she was a puppy) She is 3y3m old and when she is out for walk after the 3rd time there is not pee (I believe this is a sort of territory mark, even if is a drop). I've noticed that both time that she peed she was under the blanket (very warm and comfy) so I attributed it to a "wet dream" in her inconsistent. When she woke up like nothing happened, not even realize that she was wet to lick herself. After reading this information the situation worries me even more and not only because Khloe sleep with me and pee my bed is more of the fact that this could be a health issue. She has vet control middle of March. not sure if is too long wait (and monitor her until there) or should I take her right now?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for urination whilst sleeping which may include urinary tract infections, hormonal conditions, neurological or spinal disorders among others; without an examination I cannot determine the cause but I would recommend that if there are no other symptoms you keep an eye on Khloe for the meantime and look for any patterns or anything out of the ordinary you can report to your Veterinarian during the health check. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Reno
Chihuahua
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Hi I have a Chihuahua who is 3 yrs old. I recently brought homehis son who is 5 months. It's been about 3 weeks that I've noticed his been wetting the bed. He is potty trained and all. Weird part is it doesn't stain like a pee stain nor does it smell as urine. What can be done or what do you think it can be?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that the urine is highly diluted or it may be a discharge from the reproductive tract or other cause; I cannot tell you what the specific cause is but a urinalysis (of known urine) would be useful to determine if there is anything to be concerned about and your Veterinarian will be able to make a decision on what to test for or treat next. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Willow
Old English Sheepdog
Four Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

I have a 4 y/o, female, Old English Sheepdog. She has had multiple UTI's and I can usually detect when this is starting as she will just urinate while standing, when she moves, etc.

More recently she has started urinating while she is sleeping. Last night I had her outside, she went to the bathroom and then urinated on the dog bed and her crate was wet this morning. She isn't even realizing she is urinating as she will lay/sit in the puddle until I notice a smell or she gets up for another reason.

She was spayed at roughly 8 months old.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different possible causes for urinating whilst sleeping which may include urinary tract infections, hormonal conditions, urinary crystals, kidney disease, tumours among other causes; you should really have Willow examined by your Veterinarian to determine if one of these other factors is affecting her leading to the urination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Benji
Jack Russell cross
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Incontinence
incon
Weeing in sleep

My dog has started weeing in his sleep. He is 14 years old and been diagnosed with diabetes and unconfirmed Cushings disease (although vet is 100% certain he has Cushings. He is drinking a lot and weeing a lot during the day. He has never had an accident before.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Benji has diabetes, it is surprising that he hasn't had an accident until now, honestly. Increased urination and drinking are quiet typical of that disease. If he is being treated with insulin for his diabetes, he may need a recheck of his lab values if he is drinking and urinating more.

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ozzy
Chihuahua
9 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Urination

Medication Used

Clavamox antibiotic- oral

My dog has been peeing in the middle of the night while asleep I take him out many times during the day plus he has potty pads should he need to pee in the middle of the night. But still ends up peeing while he's asleep he's been on antibiotics for almost ten days and the problem still exists. He's 9 years old and does have epilepsy while his seizures are minor. He's not neutered when I took him to the vet they were unable to examine him due to fear and not wanting to cooperate. I was hoping the antibiotic would have help but not sure what it could be at this point.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Urine leakage may be caused by a few different causes and may be an indicator of bladder cancer or a weak urinary sphincter; a further examination is required but I understand that Ozzy may not be the most cooperative. If you can, get a sterile sample container from your Veterinarian and collect a urine sample to check; if that comes back normal a thorough examination would be required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Benny
Pit bull
19 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating In House

My dog will be 2 in October, we rescued him at 18 months. He recently started seeing in his crate while sleeping. It seems to coincide with when I take him to the dog park and he plays hard.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Benny may have a bladder or incontinence problem, and if things don't improve it would be a good idea to have him seen by a veterinarian to make sure that there aren't any underlying health issues. If you are able to walk him right before bed, his bladder should be empty, and this problem may resolve.

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Jimmy
Miniature Schnauzer
12 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Increased water intake
Pee in his sleep
Pee accidents sudden increased

Hello,

I first noticed my dog started drinking excessive water about 3 weeks ago. Now he’s been having pee accidents about 4-5 times a week. He woke up in his puddle of pee twice in a week already(new since 4/30/2018.) I even saw him having a pee accident one time while standing, but it was like he peed without knowing it. He’s still energetic, and has a good appetite. Is this just a part of getting old?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry that Jimmy seems to be having this problem. It isn't necessarily just part of getting old, though it could mean that something is going on with him that needs attention. The best thing to do would be to make an appointment with your veterinarian, let them know what is happening, and get a good physical exam and some senior lab work. They may want to look at his urine, as well, to make sure that he doesn't have an infection. Common causes for increased urination and drinking in older dogs might be diabetes, kidney or liver disease. If these things are caught early, they can often be treated with food and medications. I hope that all goes well for him!

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Louie
Labrador Retriever
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating while sleeping
Urinating In House

I have an 11 month old black lab who urinated in his sleep last night, a decent amount as if he emptied his bladder. He has been house trained since he was very young and never had accidents in the house. We took him out at 11:30pm and I woke up at 6:30am to a puddle. Typically if he has to go during the night he wakes us up. Is this something I need to take him right to the vet for or should I just keep an eye on him?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If this is the first time that this has happened and Louie seems to be acting normally otherwise, it may have been a one time occurrence. If it continues to happen, it would be best to have him seen by your veterinarian, to make sure that he does not have an infection or other condition that needs to be treated. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Luna
Maltipoo
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bedwetting
Thirsty
Peeing

I took my 6 month old maltipoo pup in for blood work because ever since I got her, she drinks a ton of water and pees frequently and a lot (of liquid). It’s like it flows right through her! Last night she woke me up to pee, she went just fine and we went back to bed. This morning I woke up, and picked her up. She was in a small puddle. She’s never done this before (that I’m aware of). The doc said all of her blood work came in normal, but said I might want to get an additional check for her urethra to see if there’s a defect? She consistently poops and pees outside, but has pee accidents in the house all of the time, yet she can hold poop just fine.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Luna is having increased urination and drinking, it either means that she has a defect where she needs to drink more (her normal lab work helps to rule that out), or she is drinking more because she wants to. This requires more follow up with your veterinarian, as there are a number of conditions that need to be explored. It would be best to have a recheck with them, or get a second opinion to make sure that there isn't anything that needs to be done for her.

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Mantis
Labrador Retriever
2 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Peeing

I just adopted two 2 month old female pups which have been spayed/neuter. They both have been very active. But as of now one of them after being active all day and being playful, she fell asleep on my bed and wet the bed. I tried to pick her up and she started making a noise almost like a tiny growling like if she's in pain. As well she can't seem to balance herself, or even stand. Please can someone let me know what is causing this.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2937 Recommendations
It is difficult to say without examining Mantis specifically what is causing the urination and growling; Labrador Retriever females may have ectopic ureters which may cause urinary incontinence, an intravenous pyelogram is the diagnosis of choice for this condition. Other possible causes are spinal injury, weak bladder among other causes; given her age I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian in the morning for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bruno
Pit bull
Two Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Incontinence

My two year old woke up in the middle of the night bc he was peeing. He was shaking quite a lot and hid after finishing. After encouraging words and petting he was back to normal, he even ate a treat and went back to sleep without incidents. His water intake during the day was normal, and his mood was as good and happy as always.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1371 Recommendations
If this was a one time occurrence for Bruno, it may not be a problem. If it continues, it would be a good idea to have him examined to make sure that he doesn't have any problems with his urinary tract. I hope that all goes well for him!

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Libby
Scottish Terrier
11 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Constantly sleeping
Old
Not much water intak

Hello my dog is peeing in her sleep there is not much water intake and she is very old what should I do. She goes for big walks on mon,sun,wed and thurs so she is getting a lot of exersize, and she sleeps most of the day every day.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1371 Recommendations
Libby may have something going on with her, systemically, or she may have a bladder infection or other problem with her bladder. Many of these things are quite treatable if they are caught early, so the best thing for you to do would be to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian, and get an examination and some lab testing done to find out what is happening with her.

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Bo
Bernese Mountain Dog
5 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating In House

my 5 1/2 month old puppy peed in his sleep last night for the first time. he has never done this before, we normally take him out every night prior to us going to bed and did so but I had to stay up a little later than usual and he was with me (although sleeping). I'm just very concerned that he peed in his sleep and didn't wake up. he does drink a fair bit of water every day but because of the size/breed of the dog we figure that is normal. he sometimes pees while he walks but it always very little. he isn't neutered yet. Should I be worried?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2937 Recommendations
A one time episode of incontinence shouldn’t be concerning especially in a puppy, but you should keep an eye on him for the time being but if the urination becomes a regular thing you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to look for any obvious signs of illness. Depending on the possible causes, there may be some medical options available; see if the issue recurs and visit your Veterinarian if it does. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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