Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.

Get Instant Access To

  • 24/7 alerts for pet-related recalls

  • Your own library of articles, blogs, and favorite pet names

  • Tools designed to keep your pets happy and healthy



or Connect with Facebook

By joining petMD, you agree to the Privacy Policy.


Q. I have a 4 year old pitbull we got her spayed about a week ago she is a inside dog and was house broke now she is going to the bathroom in the house

Answered By
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

A. For pets that recently had an operation like spaying/neutering. The immune system can be depressed during the recovery phases, which can potentially make pets susceptible to skin infections and bladder infections. I would highly recommend you schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to have a urinalysis done on your pet to check for signs of a UTI (ie. Bacteria, WBC's, RBC's.) If a UTI is found, then the appropriate treatment (ie. Antibiotics, anti-inflammatories) can be implemented in an attempt to clear the infection.

Best of luck!

- Dr. H


DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

CAN'T FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?

Ask an expert about your unique situation now FOR FREE!

IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.