Adult dog going to the bathroom inside the house
August 13, 2012 9:09 PM Subscribe
My 5 year old dog is suddenly peeing in the house. Help me figure out why (possible side effect of medication?).
posted by Hey Judas! to Pets & Animals (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My 5 year old neutered male dog has peed indoors 3 times in the last 3 days. The first time was 2 days ago, in an upstairs room he usually doesn't go in, during the middle of the night. The second time was today, in that same room while my mother and I were in a different room. The third time was right now in the middle of the hallway, after he was just taken on a walk. We can't make any sense of this, since he is walked multiple times a day and he always goes downstairs to scratch on the door if he needs to go, even in the middle of the night.
He was just at the vet the week before last because he has seasonal allergies and had been itching a lot. He has been taking prednisone and an antibiotic daily. He has been drinking a lot, and peeing a lot (outside when we walk him). We are calling the vet tomorrow morning but I'd like to know if this has happened to anyone else after their dog was on similar medications, or if this could be entirely unrelated.
There have been no big changes in our house or daily lives so I don't think it is a behavioral thing, but it doesn't make any sense for him to go 10 minutes after a walk. Afterwards he stands there wagging his tail like nothing has happened, so I don't think he is in pain from bladder stones or something like that.