Dog Zara
Zara

Zara, my female dog mixed with poodle, has pees at home-indoors

I think she has a uti. She had 2 accidents and dribble pee in a path on the floor. It is very unlike her. If I give her an antibiotic for uti and she doesn’t have a uti is that bad?

urinary
over 3 years ago
Information about Zara
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Mixed with Poodle
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 months and 1 day
  • Sterilized: No
  • Symptoms: Urinates at home
1 vet has answered
Veterinarian Barkibot A.I.
Barkibot A.I.

Hello!

To find out if Zara has an UTI, bladder or kidney infection, you should take her to the vet for the necessary tests; It is essential to perform a blood test and urinalysis.

Don't self-medicate your pets. Keep in mind that not knowing of medications and their compounds, as well as the effect they have on our pets can produce serious harms. When you notice your pet having medical problems, take her to your vet.

If your veterinarian rule out any medical problem, it could also be lack of learning, since your puppy is 3 months-old.
Learning the elimination habits take some time until the dog learns where to do his needs. In addition, it is not recommended to control bowel and bladder movements until the dog is several months old.

In such young puppies it is common to urinate or defecate in different places, but there are some protocols to teach them to do their needs in a specific place and later to do it in the street. The best thing to do is to contact an ethologist (behavior specialist) to indicate you the guidelines to follow.

Meanwhile, it is important to thoroughly clean the places where your puppy urinates, using enzymatic detergents or specific products such as urine-off (you should avoid using bleach or ammonia-based products).

On the other hand, you should also reward her every time she urinates / defecates in the specific spot made for it and on the street. If you caught her urinate where she shouldn't, without saying anything take her in your arms and take her to the specific spot to urinate there and then reward her. If she had already urinated in other place, you shouldn't punish her afterwards since punishment at the wrong time is counterproductive and has no use.

For more details on which guidelines to follow for the puppy to learn where to pee, contact an ethologist who can help you in a personalized way.

All the best for you and Zara.

Note: This is an automatic answer provided by artificial intelligence previously reviewed by our veterinarians. In case of urgency, we recommend you to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.

over 3 years ago