Last August, we went to some friends' place and they had a fixed male and an intact female dog (who wasn't in heat). Shortly after we returned home, we found some dried urine in a few places in the house.
Was this just a coincidence for the timing, or is Panda (our almost 5 year old male) smelling her where we might have rubbed her scent on our possessions?
He wears a belly band now almost full time except at night & when he's outside. We've only ever caught him in the act once and he'll head downstairs - without us - and when he returns, his band is soiled.
I can't see us having carried the female's scent everywhere he's peeing.
He asks for the door when he needs to go and he can hold it for a long time as he's in his cage during the day when we're gone without his belly band.
Could this be a UTI? Is there something I can give him - cranberry juice? to get him back to normal? He was fully house trained, NEVER messed in the house before this happened, and now it seems to be a regular occurrence (NOTE: he only pees in the house, never #2)
I'd call the vet but they always seem to make it seem like an emergency when I ask.