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Q. Hi. Our dog that we rescued and have had for a few months now pees when he's nervous. We don't acknowledge it but it's very frustrating.

Answered By
DANA KOCH, VMD, MLAS

A. How old is he? Is he neutered? Any recent changes in the household? In what situations does he urinate? I would take him to see a vet to rule out any medical causes, such as a UTI, kidney disease, or prostate disease. If all is well I would make sure he is neutered. Lastly, if it is behavioral, he may grow out of it. I would make sure you are not scolding him when he does it, and continue positively reinforcing appropriate urination. Other than that, we need to know a little bit more about the situations in which he does it to possibly modify behavior.


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