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Old 12-28-2016, 07:14 PM
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Peeing While Laying Down?

First things first, obviously "take him to the vet" is going to be an option. I would just like some advice from someone if anyone has gone through this before I take him in and spend a billion dollars. We had an incident last year where we took him in and it cost us $600 in tests to find out he just had a stomach bug.

I have an almost two year old Brittany Spaniel neutered male and he keeps laying down and peeing on himself in the house. It's happened probably 4 times in the last six weeks and I don't know what his problem is. He's 100% house trained and never has accidents, but now he's not only peeing in the house, he's laying down right in front of me and peeing on his belly. He may or may not know he's peeing, but he is awake while he's doing it.

He doesn't seem sick in any way. He's eating and drinking fine, playing and sleeping on his bed like normal. I don't understand what's wrong.

I will take him to the vet but I wanted to check to make sure it's not something that I can easily change in his environment first.
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It's very unusual for a housebroken dog to urinate without realizing it, especially on himself. I personally cannot think of any reason that this would be happening. Is he on diuretics for any reason?

Urinary incontinence can be a by-product of many serious things, per a cursory search:

Hormonal imbalance
Weak bladder sphincter
Urinary tract infection
Urinary stones
Spinal injury or degeneration (frequently seen in German shepherds)
Protruding intervertebral disc
Prostate disorders
Presence of other diseases that cause excessive water consumption, such as diabetes, kidney disease, hyperadrenocorticism
Congenital abnormalities

Is your dog drinking more than usual? The vet will likely do blood work to rule out diabetes. I hope it's nothing serious. Please keep us posted on his results. Sending happy thoughts your way.
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Eh, that doesn't sound good at all. Maybe UTI? Who knows. I would definitely consult the vet about that one, especially because he is acting find and is awake when he's doing it. It's like he just doesn't realize he is going.
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First things first, obviously "take him to the vet" is going to be an option. I would just like some advice from someone if anyone has gone through this before I take him in and spend a billion dollars. We had an incident last year where we took him in and it cost us $600 in tests to find out he just had a stomach bug.

I have an almost two year old Brittany Spaniel neutered male and he keeps laying down and peeing on himself in the house. It's happened probably 4 times in the last six weeks and I don't know what his problem is. He's 100% house trained and never has accidents, but now he's not only peeing in the house, he's laying down right in front of me and peeing on his belly. He may or may not know he's peeing, but he is awake while he's doing it.

He doesn't seem sick in any way. He's eating and drinking fine, playing and sleeping on his bed like normal. I don't understand what's wrong.

I will take him to the vet but I wanted to check to make sure it's not something that I can easily change in his environment first.
Hi there - any updates? I hope he's doing better.
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