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Friday, 16 August 2013

Wetting the bed


I have an 11-year-old Westie. He was recently treated for a suspected UTI and seems much brighter but he is still wetting his bed! Every night without fail. He isnt leaving puddles anywhere else. He has never had accidents before. His UTI was diagnosed when he started peeing in the house and also in his bed following jumping in a filthy pond.The vet suspected he'd picked up some infection. Urine tests showed suggested a mild infection, blood tests were negative, but to be sure he was prescribed antibiotics for 7 days. Peeing in the house stopped as soon as the antibiotics started, but wetting his bed hasn't. Now what? I am washing him daily as he stinks and he HATES baths!!!

He is really strong usually, rarely ill and no skin complaints!! I worry this constant peeing and washing will trigger a skin complaint though.

I'd be grateful for any advice.


Janie, by email

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately I don't think you can prevent him peeing in the house now, especially considering his old age and his suspected condition. but you can make it more comfortable for both you and your leaky dog with the Wet Dog Mat from Jacob's Den -