Q. My dog seems to be needing to do his business every 2-3 hours. Is this normal? There are no accidents if I'm not home to take him.

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A. If he seems otherwise well and its not diarrhea then I wouldn't be concerned unless he is straining to go. If you mean urinating and he is only passing small amount each time then he may have an infection so you need to see your vet when they open and take a fresh urine sample with you if possible to aid diagnosis. If he is straining to urinate unsuccessfully then you need to see your emergency vet

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